Thinking of cruising the stunning Maltese coastline on a small yacht, all to yourself, with whomever you please?

ENJOY THE FREEDOM OF A PRIVATE YACHT AND LEAVE THE DETAILS TO US.

We are a “Boutique” charter boat for individuals, not crowds…for those of us who enjoy the quiet luxury of beautiful surroundings, excellent food and good company.

THE YACHT

The Grande Horizontale is a small motor yacht, large enough for comfort, speed, and privacy but small enough to be manned by just the personable yet discreet Captain. This leaves you the leisure to enjoy the boat as if it were your own.

The yacht is fast and fun on the outdoor flybridge, bow, and stern, whereas it has a cool and elegant classic interior, with air-conditioned cabins (while in the Marina,) salon, kitchen and bathrooms.

OUR GUESTS HAVE SAID:

We have had nothing but 5-star reviews on internationally reputed charter boat booking sites such as Click&Boat and SamBoat, and we are proud to have earned Click&Boat.com’s  Super Owner status. “Super Owners are experienced boat owners who have received positive reviews and are committed to providing services of the highest quality.”

The Experiences

We aim at leaving you as much freedom as possible within nautical constraints, including flexible durations, departure times and destinations within Maltese waters. Here are a few of our basic offers and ideas, but feel free to embellish according to what kind of Day Trip, Evening Trip or Multi-Day trip you have in mind!

DURATION and ALL-INCLUSIVE, DIRECT-BOOKING PRICES (including 30nm fuel, Skipper, VAT, taxes and cleaning.) For a truly care-free day out, we also offer a variety of optional refined and delicious gourmet menus (see below for details and prices) aside from the light snacks included in the charter price.

  1. BASIC HALF-DAY CRUISE (4 HOURS): €700 
  2. ADD HOURS: add as many hours as you like for €200 per hour 
  3. 8-HOUR SPECIAL RATE CRUISE: €1250. That is a €250 discount compared to the hourly rate.

All cruises include soft drinks, light Mediterranean refreshments, snorkeling equipment, use of kayak, WiFi, Sound system with Spotify (as long as it is not audible to other boats,) internet TV, extra towels, bed linens and GoPro camera souvenir footage should you desire it.

 
MAXIMUM CAPACITY:

8 guests plus Skipper, in order to insure maximum comfort.

CATERING:

We offer complimentary light snacks, soft drinks, water and a bottle of quality Prosecco for your trip, but why not avoid the hassle, sit back and relax while we serve you a choice of optional light and fresh Mediterranean gourmet menu options (see below for details and prices.) Our spectacular All-Day Finger Food Menu is particularly popular, but our Platters or Fine Dining meals can heighten your experience all the more. The combination of excellent food with the beauty of the sea is pure magic.

Otherwise, feel free to bring your own pre-cooked food and drink, or book a restaurant and mooring in Gozo to enjoy the excellent Gozitan cuisine.

MENU DESCRIPTIONS for OPTIONAL FOOD and BEVERAGES:

For charters booked 18 hours in advance, here are the details of optional full fine dining experiences, featuring our popular All-Day Canapés. All may be paid for directly on board on the day.

 

ALL-DAY CANAPÉS (€30 per person):

• Tomato, Rucola & Parmigiano Reggiano Croissant

• Summer Vegetable Caponata & Manchego Crostini

• Zucchini & Red Prawn Roulade with Tomato Jam

• Buckwheat Blinis with Heritage Beetroot Cured Salmon, Compressed Cucumber

• Seared Tuna / Salmon Tataki (Subject to availability), with Wakame Seaweed Salad & Ponzu Gel

• Jamon Iberico with Sweet Melon & Aged Balsamico

• Classic Wagyu Beef Tartare with Fried Baby Capers

• Greek Salad on a Stick

Beverages Included:

• A selection of Pepsi, Sprite, Kinnie, Mirinda, Water, and Sparkling Water.

• 1 bottle of Prosecco Biologico 

*With 48 hours notice, we can accommodate vegan options, allergens, and other dietary requirements

 

PLATTER SELECTION (each serves 4):

Fresh Fruit Platter – €40

A Wide & Colourful Array of Local, Tropical & Exotic Fruit, Local Honeycomb, Whipped Vegan Coconut Mascarpone, Mint Sugar Syrup, Coconut Flakes, & Edible Flowers. 

 

Maltese Platter – €50

Hobz biz-Zejt, Bigilla, Maltese Sausages, Octopus Salad, Gbejniet tal-Bzar, White Beans, Sundried Tomatoes, Kapunata, Marinated Black Olives, Pickled Onions, Galletti, Maltese Bread.

 

Charcuterie & Cheese Platter – €60

A Selection of Artisan Hams, and Cold Cuts, Local and International Cheeses, Served with Homemade Dips, Fresh and Dried Fruit, Nuts, Crudities & an Array of Homemade Crackers & Fresh Pita Bread.

 

FINE DINING SET MENU for up to 6 guests, with all guests eating the same menu: (€60 per person) 

Starter:

1) Burrata, Grilled Peach & Prosciutto Salad

Mains: (To Choose one)

1) Black Angus Beef Rib-Eye, Baby Carrots, Rosemary Jus or

2) Pan Seared Salmon Fillet, Caramelized Zucchini, Limoncello Beurre Blanc

Dessert (Choose one):

1) Peanut Butter & Forest Fruit Cheesecake or

2) Vanilla & Mango Pannacotta

*An Amuse Bouche and Fresh Artisanal Bread is served with the Menu

*With 48 hours notice, we can accommodate vegan options, allergens, and other dietary requirements.

 

 

 

ONBOARD PICNIC EXPERIENCE: (€250 per couple)

A bottle of Moet Chandon Brut Imperial, a selection of Charcuterie & Artisanal cheeses, Egg mayo sandwiches, Smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches, Chicken & piccalilli sandwiches, ham & and cheese sandwiches, mushroom & broccoli quiches, macarons, meringues, chocolate covered strawberries, White Chocolate & Coconut Truffles, mini-Pistachio & Ricotta cannoli, fresh fruit Kebabs

*All above Prices are inclusive of Value Added Tax (VAT) & Delivery Service

 

 

ADDITIONAL BEVERAGES available on board:

• Prosecco or wine: €25 per bottle

• Beer: €5 per can

• Cocktails (Gin & Tonic, Aperol Spritz or others with advanced notice): €10

• Apple or Orange Juice: €5

• Champagne (€100 for Moet Chandon or upon request depending on brand)

THEMES:

As much as we love celebrations, our vocation is not as a raucous party boat. On the contrary, we would rather take you to some of Malta’s most beautiful and exclusive coves and bays, far from the chaos of mass-tourism hotspots. 

  1. BEAUTY SPOT CRUISES: Visit some of the most beautiful places in Malta, many of which are only accessible by boat.
  2. CHILL, SWIM and DINE: Swimming, sunning, dining and snorkelling in Malta’s idyllic bays.
  3. HARBOUR TOURS: Malta’s stunning harbours are brimming with history. Your Captain will be delighted to elucidate in positively exasperating detail if you so wish, or leave you to absorb the atmosphere on your own if you prefer.
  4. RESTAURANT LUNCH IN GOZO or NORTHERN MALTA: Book a restaurant and mooring in Gozo and enjoy the excellent Gozitan cuisine. Arrive in style, the boat will be waiting for you. Conversely, meals may be delivered directly to the boat before departure, or while at anchor in Mellieha Bay.
  5. SUNSET DINNER: There’s nothing like Magic Hour in Malta when the sun sets, the sea shimmers and the limestone glows…drop anchor and enjoy a refined, freshly prepared dinner.
  6. SCUBA DIVES: Advanced Open Water Diver PADI Certified, so we are sensitive to the idiosyncrasies of scuba diving. Bring your equipment and/or instructor and explore the depths without the crowds.
  7. SPECIAL OCCASION CRUISE: Birthdays, anniversaries and honeymoons are all better at sea.
  8. LGBT HOTSPOTS: We’re a gay-owned and operated, hetero-friendly Charter yacht, so be yourself with whomever you like, with no worries of embarrassed or disapproving glances from the crew. 
  9. MALTA and GOZO CIRCUMNAVIGATION: Why see just part of the island when you can see all of it? (Fuel surplus fees may apply.)
  10. CHAOS and PINEAPPLES: Comino’s Blue Lagoon in high season is basically a crowded, floating nightclub, but fun if you’re in the mood! Please be aware that the Grande Horizontale can not usually anchor safely in Blue Lagoon until late September, when it reverts back to being a beautifully serene bay. We will of course be pleased to take you there to see for yourself, but without anchoring.
  11. Brunch with Sunday in Scotland, Malta’s foremost chocolatier/patissier. Let them provide you with an absolutely top notch selection of sweet and savoury delights for an elegant brunch at sea.
  12. WINE and CHEESE TASTINGS, MUSICAL EVENINGS, or LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD: The sky (or rather the horizon) is the limit!

BOOK NOW

Book now for the season starting on April 20, 2024 to avoid disappointment!

Feel free to drop us a line to let us know if you have any questions, special needs or requests before or after booking, we’ll be glad to help.

You may book the Grande Horizontale directly with us, or on the internationally reputed charter booking apps Click&Boat.com or SamBoat.com if you prefer.

DURATION and ALL-INCLUSIVE, DIRECT-BOOKING PRICES (including 30nm fuel, Skipper, VAT, taxes and cleaning.) For a truly care-free day out, we also offer a variety of optional refined and delicious gourmet menus (see above in the Catering Section for details and prices) aside from the light snacks included in the charter price.

  1. BASIC HALF-DAY CRUISE (4 HOURS): €700 
  2. ADD HOURS: add as many hours as you like for €200 per hour 
  3. 8-HOUR SPECIAL RATE CRUISE: €1250. That is a €250 discount compared to the hourly rate.

All cruises include soft drinks, light Mediterranean refreshments, snorkeling equipment, use of kayak, WiFi, Sound system with Spotify (as long as it is not audible to other boats,) internet TV, extra towels, bed linens and GoPro camera souvenir footage should you desire it.

LOCATION and Contact Us

We are located in the magnificent Camper & Nicholson’s Grand Harbour Marina in Vittoriosa (Birgu,) right in front of the Malta Maritime Museum.

Steeped in history, the fleets of the Knights of Malta and the Royal Navy once had their bases here.

CONTACT US at:

Telephone and SMS:
+356 99 40 80 52

WhatsApp

THE CAPTAIN

Coming from an artistic/historical background and having spent almost two decades in Malta both on the sea and off, your captain will be glad to share his knowledge of the archipelago and steer you in the right direction.

Conversant in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

SUGGESTIONS FOR A GREAT DAY OUT AT SEA

Boats are notoriously idiosyncratic, but here are a few hints for smooth sailing.

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Grande Horizontale Cruising Limited, All rights reserved 2022

110 Ix-Xatt, Sliema, Malta

M.B.R. Registration: C 73254

VAT:  MT22968631