DESCRIPTION of EXPERIENCES

We aim at making your time on the water the highlight of your trip to Malta, showing you the island as you’ve never seen it before.

  1. 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.

    CAPACITY:

    Although we are licenced for up to 11 guests plus Skipper, we prefer to keep it to 8 guests in order to insure maximum comfort.

THEMES

1. BEAUTY SPOT CRUISES: Visit some of the most beautiful places in Malta, many of which are only accessible by boat.

A typical itinerary for an 8-hour cruise would include:

-the dramatic exit from Grand Harbour;

-a swift journey up to one of Malta’s secluded coves;

-swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing at anchor while your meal is prepared;

-lunch, dinner or All Day Canapes at anchor (please see the Catering options on the Home Page;

-slow tour of the coastline to a second anchorage;

-more swimming and snacks;

-more locations if time allows

-a leisurely return to port.

2. CHILL, SWIM and DINE: Swimming, sunning, snorkeling and dining in Malta’s idyllic bays. We can provide delicious gourmet food options (see the Catering section on the Home page) or put you in touch with restaurants who can deliver food before departure or at anchor in Mellieha Bay, or you may book a restaurant with mooring in Gozo to experience the excellent Gozitan cuisine.

3. HARBOUR TOURS: By day, by night or by sunset, Malta’s stunning harbours are brimming with history. Your Captain will be delighted to elucidate in positively exasperating detail or let you to absorb the atmosphere on your own.

4. 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 and wine.

5. SCUBA DIVES: Advanced Open Water Diver PADI Certified, so we are sensitive to the idiosycracies of scuba diving. Bring your equipment and/or instructor and explore the depths without the crowds.

6. SPECIAL OCCASION CRUISE: Birthdays, anniversaries and honeymoons are all better at sea.

7. 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.

8. MALTA and GOZO CIRCUMNAVIGATION: Why see just part of the island when you can see all of it? Why see just part of the island when you can see all of it? (Fuel surplus fees may apply.)

9. 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 safely anchor at Blue Lagoon during high season. We will of course be pleased to take you there to see for yourself, but without anchoring.

10. WINE and CHEESE TASTINGS, MUSICAL EVENINGS or LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD: The sky (or rather the horizon) is the limit!

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