Malta

Malta Yacht Charter Guide

Closer to Africa than the other countries of the Mediterranean, there is a particular exoticism about Malta. The secluded bays, warm waters and uninhabited islands of the archipelago are perfect for a private yacht charter vacation. As you sail into the stunning harbor of Valetta you will be greeted by the imposing sight of the fortress, shining golden in the Maltese sun. The local limestone lends a yellow hue to the buildings, giving the towns a special ambience. Rent a boat to explore the caves and rock formations of Gozo Island, sail to the Blue Grotto before sunrise, or moor up in the port of Marsaxlokk among brightly colored fishing boats. On land, the islands are full of historic and cultural treasures – see the incredible designs of St Johns Co-Cathedral that rival the Sistine Chapel, the ancient ruins of Hagar Qim temple, and dine on delicious fresh lampuki and other local delicacies.

Best Time To Visit: Malta is an excellent year round destination, although November and December do experience some rain.

Key Cruising Areas: The islands of the archipelago offer a nice selection of modern marinas and many great anchorages and are an ideal place from which to venture to the Ionian Islands.

Don’t Miss: One of the top attractions of Malta, and something that cannot be missed, is the stunning Blue Grotto. The network of caves carved out by deep blue water now shimmer with the reflection of the sky and flashes of phosphorescence as you paddle through. A private yacht is perfect for visiting the grotto – head out early to make the most of the morning light, in which the waters shine with every shade of blue.

Best Spots for Wining and Dining: Wander around the winding streets of the ancient capital of Valetta and you will find award-winning fine dining, delicious street food and charming tavernas, as well as some appealing bars for later in the evening. For a taste of French haute cuisine with spectacular views of the island, book a table on the terrace at de Mondion, where the tasting menu of Chef Bonello promises to nourish the soul.

Best Local Dish: The Italian influences can be felt in the Maltese love of lingering over good local food. Snack on pastizzi from a street vendor or follow the Maltese way and enjoy an extended lunch at Ta Philip on Gozo. Begin by sampling some of the many local wines in the lounge below the restaurant, then head upstairs where food is cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven. Try specialities such as the Spaghetti Rabbit, or ravioli made with local goat’s cheese.

Local Culture: The culture of Malta is a mixture of influences brought by the rulers over the last 7,000 years and the neighboring countries. Throughout the years the arts have been a big part of Maltese culture. Theatre and music are big events so visit the Monoel Theatre or one of the many open-air plays for a taste of local culture, or take in impressive examples of contemporary art in the beautifully restored fort of St James.

Best Beach:  The Blue Lagoon is the top swimming spot in Malta. Sun filters through the stunningly clear water, reflecting off the white sand below to refract into every shade of blue. Surrounded by caves to explore and interesting areas for snorkelling, this is a perfect place to enjoy an afternoon swimming and sunbathing on the deck of your private yacht.

IYC recommends: Wine production in Malta dates back thousands of years, and the region is now becoming known for some excellent vineyards. Delicata is one of the country’s foremost wineries, which produces award-winning wines. The modern winery is well worth a visit or, better yet, time your trip to coincide with one of the Delicata wine festivals held in August and September.

AVAILABLE YACHTS FOR CHARTER

See below available yachts for charter in Malta.
Email us or contact a Charter Consultant to find out about additional yachts for charter available in the area.

MALTESE FALCON

288' 9"/88m / 12 Guests

TITANIA

239'6"/73.00m / 12 Guests

Axioma Yacht Charter

Axioma

236'3"/72.00m / 12 Guests

Freedom Yacht for Charter - IYC

Freedom

230'/70.10m / 12 Guests

Sycara V Superyacht for Charter

Sycara V

223'7"/68.16m / 12 Guests

11.11

207'/63.00m / 12 Guests

Mia Elise II

198'/60.34m / 12 Guests

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ANDIAMO

195'9"/59.66m / 12 Guests

SKYFALL

190'/57.91m / 12 Guests

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Insignia

182'5"/55.60m / 12 Guests

Quite Essential

180'5"/55.00m / 12 Guests

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Baracuda Valletta

164'1"/50.00m / 10 Guests

Impromptu

164'/50.00m / 12 Guests

Ocean Club

164'/50.00m / 12 Guests

VERTIGE

164'1"/50m / 12 Guests

AIR

163'9"/49.90m / 12 Guests

Ouranos

163'9''/49.90m / 12 Guests

ELENI

163'9''/49.90m / 12 Guests

'HOME' Yacht for Charter - IYC

‘HOME’

163'5"/49.8m / 12 Guests

La Dea II

160'9''/49.00m / 12 Guests

Oasis

156'/47.50m / 12 Guests

Charter Secret Life yacht

Secret Life

147'8"/45.00m / 12 Guests

Harle

146'6"/44.65m / 12 Guests

BLISS

144'11"/44.17m / 12 Guests

IRA Yacht Charter

IRA

140'3"/42.75m / 12 Guests

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Idefix

139'1"/42.40m / 12 Guests

SEA LADY II Yacht for Charter

SEA LADY II

135'2''/41.20m / 10 Guests

Yacht MacToo for Charter

Mac Too

131'3''/40.00m / 11 Guests

Beachouse

131'3"/40.00m / 10 Guests

AWOL

122'10"/37.4m / 8 Guests

PANDION Superyacht Charter

Pandion

121'5"/37m / 10 Guests

TOMMY BELLE Yacht for Charter

TOMMY BELLE

116'4"/35.5m / 8 Guests

PRINCESS ILUKA Yacht for Charter

Princess Iluka

113'2"/34.50m / 10 Guests

Luxury Yacht Ithaki for Charter

Ithaki

111'7"/34.00m / 12 Guests

Ira Yacht for Sale

Ira

111'7"/34.00m / 10 Guests

CAPPUCCINO

108'/32.92m / 12 Guests

SEATALY yacht charter

SEATALY

97'1''/29.60m / 10 Guests

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Lady Mura

95'6"/29.10m / 10 Guests

Talila

95'2"/ 29m / 10 Guests

GRACE

94'/28.65m / 10 Guests

Kawai Superyacht Charter

Kawai

92'10''/28.30m / 7 Guests

Winning Streak 2

92'4"/28.14m / 8 Guests

BALTIC SEA Yacht for Charter - IYC

BALTIC SEA

91'10"/28m / 8 Guests

Charter Yacht AnneViking

Anne Viking

84'5"/25.72m / 8 Guests

Aimilia yacht Charter

Aimilia

78'3"/23.85m / 10 Guests

SOLAL Yacht for Charter

SOLAL

77'5"/23.60m / 8 Guests

Lizzi

76'9"/23.39m / 8 Guests

AMANDINE

65'7''/20.00m / 6 Guests

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