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Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves
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Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves

By Hornblower Cruises
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About
See some of the most spectacular natural sites on Malta's northern coast and visit Comino Island, home to the famed Blue Lagoon, with this tour. Highlights include visits into the Ahrax and Santa Maria caves and the chance to swim in Comino's Blue Lagoon. You also stop at the island of Gozo, where you can take an optional sightseeing bus tour or explore at your leisure before returning to Malta.
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Ages 0-99, max of 232 per group
Duration: 7h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Plenty of on-board facilities, including toilets and a sunbathing deck
  • Get the chance to swim in the Blue Lagoon; you can even enter via the boat’s slide
  • Visit Gozo, with the option to take a bus tour for a small fee

  • entering the larger caves
  • Slide
  • deck chairs (first come first serve)
  • Life vest - if needed for swimming aid
What's not included
  • Lunch (food and drinks available onboard at reasonable prices)
  • Mini bus transfer 5euro per person. Booked and paid for (CASH ONLY) on the boat upon boarding
  • Mask and snorkel - available for rental at 5e (deposit of 15e get back 10e) Ts&Cs apply
  • Additional Speedboat ride to the small caves -15euro paid in CASH ONLY directly to representative
  • Lockers - 2 euro charge (10euro deposit for the key once returned 8euro will be given back)


Start:
  • 24 Triq San Geraldu, San Pawl il-Baħar SPB 2503, Malta
    The meeting point is behind the Loa restaurant. There are steps to the right of the restaurant continue walking straight behind. Closest Bus stops are: Parades, Bandieri and Toni Parking spaces are available in the white boxes free of charge along the road.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 70853P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions.
    • If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
    • For wheelchairs please note that the toilets are situated on the lower deck. You are welcome with the wheelchair on the boat but there are 5 stairs going up to the main deck and 5 steps to access the lower deck.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 232 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Which attractions will I visit with Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves?
    How much is Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves?
    Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves price starts from $32.76. Discover and book Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves on Tripadvisor
    What is the Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves cancellation policy?
    Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves?
    Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves is hosted by Hornblower Cruises. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Hornblower Cruises on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Discover GOZO, Comino, the BLUE LAGOON & Caves on Tripadvisor

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    • You'll start at
      24 Triq San Geraldu
      24 Triq San Geraldu, San Pawl il-Baħar SPB 2503, Malta
      The meeting point is behind the Loa restaurant. There are steps to the right of the restaurant continue walking straight behind. Closest Bus stops are: Parades, Bandieri and Toni Parking spaces are available in the white boxes free of charge along the road.
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      St. Paul's Bay
      Bugibba
      Mellieha Beach
      Comino
    • 1
      Blue Lagoon
      Stop: 90 minutes
      See details
      Pass by
      Island of Gozo
    • 2
      The Citadel
      Stop: 75 minutes
      See details
    • 3
      Xlendi
      Stop: 30 minutes
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
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    • Hornblower Cruises
      4,542
      Bugibba, Malta
      Joined in June 2012
    • bonnies779
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fab day out, would recommend and would go again if we revisited Malta!
      We had an excellent day out and would recommend to everyone to try it! We got there an hour early and already the top deck was full so be sure to get there more than an hour early if you want a deck chair or to lay down on artificial grass! Downstairs is seating which is fine but obviously shaded (nice for on the way back). We chose option B to go to the blue lagoon and Gozo which I highly recommend if you like sight seeing and to visit the citadela which was stunning and had amazing little shops. Plenty of time for an afternoons visit. Just a tip the bus to get here is €5 per person which we didn’t know until we got on the bus and it is essential if you want to get to the city of Victoria. The boat had amazing cocktails in pineapples for €10 with alcohol and then €5 refills! Bargain when sharing. The slide was great fun and you can jump off the top deck in the blue lagoon. It’s a grand day out and competitively priced with other boats. It also had a great playlist which wasn’t blasted in your face and turn it into a booze cruise at all so perfect for families. Only downside was the top deck got absolutely rammed and people were trying to squeeze in every gap which made the journey out somewhat uncomfortable… either fill the boat up with deckchairs or refuse entry when the grass is full.
      Written April 11, 2024
    • sunbathe
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Colours of Comino
      The colours of Comino Island are beautiful at the blue Lagoon, we opted for a local short and pleasant boat ride from Gozo Maggr harbour , (not an excursion )there are regular departures daily or private boat hire available, Not much of a beach ! It’s covered with parasols & lounge chairs for hire , we opted to walk around and explore and swim in the crystal blue warm waters, it’s a lovely little boat trip to while away a few hours , We Loved our holiday on the Gorgeous Island of Gozo ❤️🫶🏽
      Written April 8, 2024
    • sanatusha
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great evening
      Excellent trip. It was well organised, plenty of time to enjoy the sight and we really enjoyed it. The views in the evening were breathtaking
      Written February 23, 2024
    • Exploration795060
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10/10 would recommend
      10/10 Would recommend. So worth the money! Staff were super friendly welcoming you on, great views from the top deck and even managed to bag a couple of deck chairs! Food and drink available onboard. First stop was great :) Plenty of time to relax at Comino - and loads of opportunities to dive off the boat and swim! Water was stunningly clear. Optional £5 Gozo bus tour which meant we could cover all the main tourist attractions of the Island in the time we had there - would definately recommend if you aren't planning on returning to the Island. Also the option to stay local to the port if this is not for you.
      Written January 21, 2024
    • TaraM312
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Very enjoyable Cruise
      We really enjoyed the cruise. The crew were really nice. Kevin and his team were very professional. We enjoyed the great mix of music on board throughout the trip. They gave us plenty of opportunities for photos and were very punctual too. We would recommend them.
      Written December 30, 2023
    • bigladrob
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great trip
      Lovely trip, enjoyed it very much. Informative and fun. Beautiful scenery around Comino. Swimming available in a gorgeous safe cove off comino with a slide for added excitement. Bus tour on gozo for extra €5 to some magnificent cliffs.
      Written December 1, 2023
    • Sabbah003
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fab experience!
      The views were stunning. The boat was on time and stocked with fresh food and drinks. The captain made sure we were kept entertained the whole way through! We had a fantastic time. Thank you
      Written November 18, 2023
    • Sid53_12
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Island hopping, Blue Lagoon and more with Hornblower!
      Friendly Captain Kevin navigated the vessel very well and explained the main points of the places we visited nicely. The rest of the crew were very friendly, although the person manning the cafe could have been a bit friendlier! I asked for tea, and he said no tea! I said it’s on the menu, and he replied abruptly no tea !!🤷🏼‍♂️ We visited Comino island first, but unfortunately the weather was windy and blue lagoon was rough to swim. So the captain offloaded those who wanted to stay on the island and took the other to a quite bay near Comino Hotel, where he anchored and putout the 10m slide for those who wanted to swim. Then we went to Gozo island for about 2hrs, which was pleasant. We returned back to Buggiba on time around 5pm. Highly recommend this trip, for €30 per person for whole day was worth it!!
      Written November 11, 2023
    • happilyretir
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful
      Beautiful day enjoying Malta Islands. Although we couldn't see the Blue Lagoon because of rough waters, we enjoyed stopping for a few hours on Gozo Island. We did get enough pictures to show the caves and spectacular clear waters.
      Written November 10, 2023
    • Road00099571428
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day lovely staff great prices thoroughly recommend
      A great day out on Comino. Excellent Captain of the ship great navigation near the cliffs to get excellent views. Fantastic staff food and drink not too expensive.
      Written November 10, 2023
    • N5287JYsteveh
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Undewhelming
      Booked a trip to goto, coming,blue lagoon an caves. Was disappointed and apart from the caves was not what I expected. Spent 1.5 hrs in gozo which was barely enough time to get a sandwich which included a 15 min each way bus ride to the centre and back. Comino was just a rocky island that was crowded and had several stalls selling drinks etc. The blue lagoon was blue but it was very underwhelming. The cave were very good and we went by speed boat which was an extra charge to the ferry . Other than the caves the rest was over hyped.
      Written November 9, 2023
    • FarAway03000404086
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      Perfect. It was such a great experience and a very good price. Would do it again and would recommend 100%!
      Written October 30, 2023
    • Andrew L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must in Malta
      A fantastic tour of some of the most scenic parts of Malta. The cruise from start to finish was very well run and took us to the most amazing parts of the country. The speed boat added extra is a must and Ian was a fantastic tour guide. The drinks/food are indeed very reasonably priced and we could not fault our time on this trip. We’d love to do it again!
      Written October 13, 2023
    • Niki F
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing day with amazing view
      The staff was really kind and the captain was really experienced and skilled. He took us really near to the caves and kept is updated for the whole trip. He even told us that we could see dolphins! They also played good music for the whole day, which set a really good vibe. The food was delicious and cocktails from pineapples were a must try. The Blue Lagoon was really pretty and it was so good to swim in. It was good that we weren’t in the crowded beach but we had our own place. It was one of the best days of my life! If you want to visit the Blue Lagoon, I definitely recommend to do it with Hornblower Cruises.
      Written October 10, 2023
    • X9720GSb_rak
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      YOU MUST GO
      everything was perfect, go to this trip! food and drinks are for good prices (aperol spritz 5 euro) good music on the boat and while you are in Blue Lagoon which is absolutely amazing the boat is still with you so you don’t have to be on crowdy beach Speed boat caves cruise was also perfect experience for us!!!
      Written October 7, 2023
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    4.5
    4.5 of 5 bubbles1,090 reviews
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    Stacey M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020 • Couples
    Highly recommend this experience with Hornblower. The staff were attentive and fantastic, getting to speak to the captain and his wife so closely was reassuring for someone who is nervous at sea! The experience is unmatched. The spot at the Blue Lagoon was beautiful. We opted for the Gozo tour - I would say unless you are desperate to visit Gozo then stay in the lagoon. We felt like we didn’t have enough time enjoying that beautiful place but that was no fault of Hornblower - just our own preference. Make sure you take the additional option to ride on the speedboat with Crazy Tony! He takes you INSIDE the caves for an experience you can’t get just on the main boat. He is hilarious and lives up to his name and has done this for years. Don’t try to save tour money - it is worth forking out the extra to do this!! 25 minutes on the speedboat visiting the caves is worth the €5. Refreshments are offered on board, you don’t need to pay any extra to sit on the top deck unlike other cruises. 10/10 would recommend. We are looking to book again before we leave!
    Written October 4, 2020
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    ellabrose
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022 • Friends
    This was one of the absolute best experiences my friends and I had! It was sooo fun and so affordable. The boat atmosphere was fun (wide array of people: families, couples, friends, etc). The music was awesome, the crew was super nice. The food on board was affordable (5.50 for a burger combo) and the drinks were also very reasonably priced. The stops were cool and I highly recommend paying 5 extra bucks for the Gozo bus tour. All in all it was an amazing experience and worth every penny! I definitely recommend supporting this family run business if you find yourself wanting to do a boat tour!

    Trip advisor won’t let me upload pictures but trust me it’s beautiful and crazy!
    Written April 20, 2022
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    Anna H
    Hamburg, Germany127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were looking for a nice boat trip and booked the Hornblower. And to be honest: it was so much better than expected. The Crew was friendly, funny and so well organized.
    We started on time, we booked the bustransfer on Gozo on board as well as a short speedboat trip to the caves near the Blue Lagoon.
    We were kindly booked for the first boat trip, so we didn't need to leave the water between. Afterwards we had an hour in the lagoon, then went to Gozo and visited the places ther (we thought we only booked one trip to Victoria).
    It all worked perfectly and the day was awesome.
    Price: totally worth it, 25 for the normal boat trip, 5 for the bustrip on Gozo and 10 for the speedboat trip (per person). The food was simple but freshly made and the beer was cold (for both less than 5euro, together)
    The boat was clean and small lockers available.
    Written September 15, 2021
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    Hannah T
    Wokingham, UK133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Couples
    Brilliant service, lovely staff, incredibly good value. We got there really early like 9am as buses are sometimes unreliable. Bus from Sliema to bugibba was easy and stopped right by harbour. Get there early to get a seat upstairs on deck. Buses home were more stressful as very full and not letting people on, so walk backwards to an earlier stop/bus station to be guaranteed a lift home!

    Blue lagoon was amazing, so beautiful. We also opted to go to gozo, wasn't that impressive but don't think I'd have wanted to stay at blue lagoon for 4 hours as would have got bored, especially as it was mid October and not that hot. So if you want to explore/grab some lunch then the gozo add on was useful, the 5 euro bus is good value as the island is quite big so getting around it yourself would be hard!
    Written October 13, 2021
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    jasneet31
    england8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fab experience. Was anxious booking this tour not through a reputed operator but this process was flawless. Just emailed the company who arranged a transfer from our hotel in st julians for 10 euros per person return. Fab activities included:swimming in blue lagoon, dropped off at gozo to see the citadel and inland caves. Took the bus tour up to the citadel and caves which was an extra 5 euros and then 4 euros to go on a small boat to the caves. Definitely worth experience if your someone that wants to explore but that gets lost easily like me as they drop you off very close to all the major sight seeing points and collect you at the same place.
    Whole service was very proffesional. Felt very safe throughout the trip. Left personal items unattended whilst in blue lagoon and nothing was touched. Would highly recommend
    Written September 23, 2021
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    Catladle
    Leuven, Belgium6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2021
    This is a really well organized tour with a good price! Starting from bus pick-up with extra 5 EUR near my stayed hotel, the cruise showed us some view spots of Malta main island and Comino island. You can choose at Comino island a long stay ~3hr. or a short stay 1.5 hr + to visit Gozo island. I chose the short stay + to visit Gozo island. I enjoyed BLUE LAGOON at Comino island first and then explored Gozo island by extra mini bus tour (5 EUR). Victoria citadel was great and Cave at Dwejra was good. In total, I could spent the time very efficiently with no waiting time and appropriate transportation time. I really recommend this tour to everyone.
    Written June 8, 2021
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    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us. We do try to make the tour fun for all with a balance of swimming, sightseeing and chill time. We hope to have you aboard again soon. Best wishes, Kevin, Katherine and the Hornblower Team
    Written June 10, 2021
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    Conor C
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trip definitely recommend it!

    We did the option where we went to Comino (blue lagoon) and Gozo for a few hours. When in Gozo we got a taxi from the port straight to Victoria for lunch, around €9-€10. Download the Bolt app, just like Uber and seems to be what is used. Drivers are usually 2-3 mins away.

    The blue lagoon on Comino is a great spot, the boat had the option to buy a decent snorkel for €9 due to covid, bargain and definitely recommend it. Plenty of fish to see and the water is crystal clear.

    The boat itself is great, family operated and they were very nice and helpful. The tour guide is decent too and points out plenty of things. There’s lots of space and shade downstairs and sun loungers upstairs. The boat wasn’t filled due to COVID so easy to keep safe enough distance if that’s a concern.

    Definitely do it!

    Sah-ha!

    Written August 25, 2020
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    Thank you for leaving us your feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the time spent with us. We look forward to welcome you again on the Hornblower in the future. Best wishes, Katherine, Kevin and the Hornblower Family SAHHA!
    Written August 25, 2020
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    elvoisey
    Hanoi, Vietnam20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Friends
    Really cannot fault this trip. We paid the extra €5 for the bus around gozo which would definitely recommend as it just makes it easier to get around and to the capital for a few hours. There is also the option once on the boat to do a speedboat tour around the caves which is a MUST DO. Our driver Ian knew a lot about the area and made the trip very fun.
    A side note we were staying in saint julians and hornblower organised an easy pick up from our hotel and return mini bus which was very reasonably priced.
    The boat wasn’t too busy and the staff were very helpful. Really would recommend this trip.
    Written October 9, 2021
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    Familie Mochi
    Bernese Oberland, Switzerland23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    After some bad experiences in other countries, we were reluctant to book the trip at first but after seeing some other reviews we decided to try and we were pleasantly surprised.

    The trip started punctually at 10 am and ended at 5 pm (7 hours as on their homepage written). On our way to the blue lagoon on Comino Island we passed some water caves and the island of St. Pawls. On Comino we had 1.5 hours to explore the island on our own. After the ship brought us to Gozo, where we took the bus to Victoria. After 3 hours of sightseeing, we returned to the harbor and got back to Bugibba.

    As our trip was in April the wind was still cold so we recommend to take a jacket and maybe a scarf with you. Bathing was technically possible, but the sea was still cold and it had a lot of jellyfishes due to the storm the day before. Personally, we would recommend to book the trip directly through their homepage to avoid any rip offs.

    The staff was very kind during the whole trip, captain and his crew was experienced, everything was organised well, the food sold on board was priced reasonably and the ship and toilets were clean. We definitely would recommend it to other Malta visitors to see more of Maltas beauty.
    Written April 30, 2022
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    Dionne M
    Belfast, UK7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our best day in Malta! Very friendly staff and cruise members. Whilst aboard, you were offered a speedboat trip through the caves at the blue lagoon, unfortunately we could not take this incredible opportunity as we didn’t have 10 euros cash on us at the time, but would definitely be taking advantage of that next time!

    The crew did a great job at signposting inter testing landmarks on the way.

    We had the chance to try the on board hot food - ordering cheeseburgers and chips, this was delicious and made to a very good standard.

    On arrival to blue lagoon, the views and colours of the water are simply spectacular, this is a must see if you are planning on visiting Malta- I have never seen water like it! Make sure to bring lots of drinking water and sunscreen.

    Thank you for the amazing trip hornblower !
    Written July 9, 2021
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