The location of Malta in the heart of the Mediterranean sea has identified the country as an important port and a favorite place among sailors from whole world. The Maltese archipelago consists of five island, two of which are uninhabited. Despite its relatively small size, Malta is sure to impress any novice or even experienced yachtsmen.
The Maltese islands stretch into 93 km from the south of Sicily and almost into 300 km from the African coast. Here is dry and warm weather with no sudden gusts of wind. The yacht season in Malta begins in April and lasts until October, although the weather conditions allow to relax here throughout the year. Yet yacht rental in Malta is considered to be the most popular entertainment as a skating on a motorized boat or a diving. The sea here presents hundreds of opportunities to enjoy an islands. Hundreds of possibilities of the boat choosing gives SEARADAR service too. The are yachts for a small company or for a professional race, a premium-class or a more budget option. To book and rent a sailing yacht in Malta via SEARADAR possible in two clicks. Having defined the yacht worth to study a route itself.
The territory of the state consists of five islands: Malta, Gozo (Gozo), Comino, Filfla and Kemunet (the last two - uninhabited). Choosing a self-yachting in Malta is worth to remember that the islands coastline is heavily indented, so it is not recommended to moor at night. But each of islands rich of attractions and sights to visit.
Start the journey with the capital of Malta - Valletta. Apart from the fact that the city keeps on its territory monuments with thousands-year history, it is equipped with 4 ports: Marsamxett, Grand, Birzebugga and Marsaxlokk. The last one is a nature harbor on the north-west of Valletta. Usually here starts a small one-day cruises and longs trips to the nearby islands and countries. Also you can catch a very spectacular maritime event - «The Feast of Our Lady of Victories» regatta. Every year on September 8 colorful Maltese boats come to the Grand Harbour in Valletta to commemorate the Victory over the Turks in the Great Siege in 1565 and the Feast continued on the land until late night.
Being in Valletta, it's worth to spend a few hours to look at Mdina, the previous capital of Malta. The city located at the top of a hill, and travelers from around the world come here to see the catacombs of St. Paul, Church of St. Agatha, Palazzo Casa Testaferrata and lots of others attractions.
Having left behind the harbor of Valletta and before exit to an open sea its good to anchor in the fishing village Marsaxlokk situated on the south coast of Malta. Also it’s interesting to make a stop on the Bay island, there are some nice rock formations in the form of arches.
The Gozo Island is the second largest after Malta. Stony beaches, picturesque bays, the cave of Odysseus, the grotto of Calypso in the Ramla Bay, with its red sand and absolute peace - that option in a route is perfect for those who want to spend time alone with nature and sea.
Not far in the channel between Gozo and Malta stretches the island of Comino. This small island 3 square km is a home to few locals only. But it attracts yachtsmen with its nature: cliffs and the blue lagoon with clear turquoise water.
A week is enough to bypass entire islands under a sail, but this journey will be one of the most awesome and colorful. A yacht voyage in Malta gives to fans of gambling a chance to visit many regattas and yacht exhibitions. One of the most prestigious international regattas the Rolex Middle Sea Race starts here. The competition is part of a line of the most difficult and spectacular, and it's a full brand in the world of sailing, which has more than 50-year history.