Your Guide to Yacht Charter in Malta

Malta Yacht Charter, Malta

The small archipelago of Malta is a wonderful addition to any Mediterranean luxury yacht charter and the destination is famous for its extensive variety of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including megalithic temples that are some of the world's oldest free-standing structures. Here, the past is mixed with the present in a passionate display of life.

Wherever you go on the island of Malta, you'll find stunning architecture and scenery. Many people don't realize that Malta is more than just a historical gem; it's also an outstanding sailing yacht charter destination in the Mediterranean with warm sunshine and clear blue skies from April through to October. The Maltese Island of Malta, Gozo and Comino provide a charming cruising ground for your Malta luxury yacht charter vacation.

Countless spas, boutiques and luxury boutiques line the streets of the towns in the world's fifth most densely populated country, ensuring that when you are not cruising by motor yacht or sailing yacht, you won't have far to travel to reach the next amazing exhibition. As well as the modern amusements and ancient relics, Malta has a great selection of beautiful beaches and secretive coves for hours of water sports in peace and privacy.

Malta, Comino and Gozo make up the Maltese archipelago and the islands lie between North Africa and Sicily where the Western Mediterranean and Eastern Mediterranean meet.

From the main island of Malta, travel to Comino, where there are some amazing wreck and cave dives that are home to seahorses as well as octopi, stingrays and parrotfish. Have the island all to yourself for a romantic dinner on the beach, or hike along the tracks and discover such sights as the Santa Maria Caves, St. Mary's Tower and other buildings erected in defence of the island during WWII.

The final island of Gozo will take you away from the noise and bright lights of modern civilisation for a natural world completely in harmony with itself. The stone buildings add to the already strong character of this region that feels from another time, and holistic lifestylers, fitness fanatics and those just looking to switch off will find what they were searching for here.

Malta is a truly unique and wonderful yacht charter area with impressive buildings and landscapes, superb coastlines and seascapes, and warm and friendly locals: To organise your Malta luxury yacht charter or to speak to a professional broker about your options, please contact CharterWorld.

5 quick reasons to visit Malta

UNESCO Heritage Sites, Vibrant nightlife, Magnificent wreck dives, Stunning coastal caves and grottoes, Completely tranquil destinations

More about this part of the Mediterranean Sea

Malta is placed in the Middle of the Mediterranean Sea on the cusp of the Western Mediterranean and Eastern Mediterranean luxury yacht charter grounds. Nearby, Sicily and the Aeolian Islands have copious volcanic sites that have created unique landscapes and fertile soils that have been put to use as vineyards.

Also close by is the Amalfi Coast, with such sites as Naples and the charming clifftop town of Ravello.

Scattered in the Mediterranean Sea are the islands of Linosa, Lampedusa and Pantelleria for even more beautiful beaches and pristine natural parks. Tunisia could also be included in an itinerary to Malta, adding a destination that has familiar aspects to be found in other magnificent Mediterranean destinations while still remaining wonderfully unique.

Malta Yacht Charter Experiences

A Malta luxury yacht charter is the perfect way to efficiently take in all sites across the islands, and sailing yachts and motor yachts, mono-hulls and catamarans of all sizes are suited to the excellent anchorages and well-designed modern ports.

From the moment you arrive in Valletta Harbour your group will immerse themselves in charming and grandiose buildings that loudly announce the magnificent history of this small island, and this popular tourist destination is awash in alluring cafes and restaurants as well as boutiques, international brand stores, galleries and museums.

Valletta on its own has plenty to fill your days: Begin your exploration of its history in the unmissable National War Museum in Fort St. Elmo - while Malta has several war museums, this is the most comprehensive and well maintained. Next door, the Knights Hospitallers is worth a look and is an atmospheric venue for events, while out in the fresh air the highly maintained Lower Barrakka Gardens give magnificent views out over the harbour. Visitors venturing into the town centre have the opportunity to enter The Grandmaster Palace Courtyard to learn more about the city's storied past. As the sun sets, discover the vibrant bar and club scene along the waterfront.

As you leave behind the crowds and spend your time in transit dining alfresco or sunbathing on the sundeck, and find a serene cove to anchor and sleep in peace surrounded by the sounds of nature.

Inland, Mdina is known for its bars and pedestrianised shopping streets, and in particular for the Silent City where there are historical treasures and a collection of Caravaggio paintings. St. Paul's Catacombs is also an incredible and worthwhile tour before your head down the southern roads to the 3200 BC ruins of Ħaġar Qim and the Blue Grotto, one of the most stunning natural sites in Malta.

The sleepy island of Gozo is a part of the Malta archipelago and is thought to be the legendary "Calypso’s Isle" of Homer’s Odyssey. It’s a peaceful, mystical backwater, with rugged landscape and spectacular coastline. Pull into rocky inlets or red sand beaches and spend hours entertaining yourself snorkelling, fishing and Scuba diving amongst some of the Mediterranean's best dive sites.

This destination is popular with older travellers who enjoy the peace and quiet, lack of modern development and retention of the old traditions. Many of the buildings are still made from natural stone instead of concrete so Gozo has an atmosphere all of its own.

Comino is a small inhabited island with only four people living there. Although there is a hotel, many visitors just come for the day to dive in the famous Blue Lagoon, leaving the rest of the island bays and beaches to your group. By kayak, paddleboard or tender, take your time amongst the Santa Maria and Julia caves to the west, where the white cliffs and topaz blue sea are perfect for adventurers and for artists and photographers to capture.

The Blue Lagoon is fairly busy from 10 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon, after which luxury yacht charter parties will have the place to themselves. Travel south to the natural amphitheatre of the Crystal Lagoon with its steep cliffs and glassy green water, which provides excellent seclusion for an overnight anchorage.

Things to Consider:

Yachting Seasons & Climate:

Malta has an inviting year-round climate, where the winter season temperature drops to a warm average of 13°C/55°F and summer soars to a comfortable 27°C/81°F, with a high of 32°C/90°F.

From July to September the sea temperature sits around 26°C/79°F and are wonderfully warm for snorkelling, watersports and for beginner Scuba divers heading down to depths around 10m/33ft.

July is the driest month with little to no rainfall, and November through to January is the wettest season and visitors should plan their wardrobe accordingly.

Clothing to Pack For Your Charter:

Although there are some excellent beaches across the three main islands of Malta, visitors are most likely to spend their time exploring the streets of Valetta and the ruins to be found from the coast through to the interior. As such, a sturdy pair of hiking boots and a lightweight jacket is recommended, and visitors might want to include a long pair of trousers for walking along overgrown trails.

In town, smart-casual dress is typically seen for the cafes, bars and clubs as well as visiting the numerous museums, galleries and religious sites.

Main Ports and Marinas:

Valletta Port, Marsamxett Port, Bugibba Port, Cirkewwa Port, Marsaxlokk Port, Mgarr Port

Famous Restaurants & Clubs:

Inspirtions! Cafe (Valletta), The Whisky Bar (Valletta), Charles Grech Cafe & Cocktail Bar (Valletta), Twenty Two night club (Portomaso), Southport Restaurant, Cafe & Bar (Marsaxlokk), Havana Club (Paceville)

A Must See Attraction:

Grandmaster Palace Courtyard, Lower Barrakka Gardens, National War Museum - Fort St Elmo, The Knights Hospitallers, Blue Grotto

Best beaches to visit in your yacht:

Golden Sands Beach, Armier Bay Beach, Gnejna Bay, St. Peter's Pool

Local Yacht Events:

Sport Malta Regatta, Rolex Middle Sea Race

Best time to go:

Like most of the Mediterranean, the Malta yacht chartering season generally runs from April to the end of October. The summer season in July and August tends to have the best weather, as these are the hottest months with lighter winds. This is also the high season as far as yacht charter goes.

Other good times to charter your yacht is generally on either of the shoulder seasons (April-May and September-October), each side of the main summer season, as the temperatures are still comfortable, and the onshore tourists have yet to arrive in their largest numbers.

Autumn can be a great time to visit when the sea temperatures are still warm and there is a significant amount of sunshine, however visitors should expect short sharp thunderstorms during the evenings of this season.

Further Charter Information

Yacht Rentals Available: Go here for the current list of yacht rentals in Malta.

Malta Itineraries: Here is a selection of broker itineraries for Malta.

News: Read the latest superyacht news about Malta.


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