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“Unmissable trip”

English Rose Cruises
Ranked #3 of 23 Tours in Mellieha
Certificate of Excellence
Corton Denham
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Unmissable trip”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We saw this trip on Trip Advisor and decided to take the Comino and Grand Harbour tours. The Comino trip was amazing and totally lived up to our expectations. Sandro the Captain was very knowledgeable and a fun person. Being a smaller boat we were able to go into the caves. Take snorkels and mask or borrow from on board.Top marks. Unfortunately due to a storm we could not take the harbour tour as it was cancelled and we were leaving Malta the next morning. We will definitely take it next time we go to Malta

Visited October 2012
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Ashington, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Best value in Malta”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

I read the reviews before going to Malta and the recommendations on Trip Advisor were absolutely accurate. It was a fantastic day out, great crew, very informative and helpful. The boat is one of the smaller boats doing the caves and bays of Comino which it enables it to go into places the bigger boats cannot go. Snorkles and masks were provided at no extra cost, swimming in the Blue Lagoon and Crystal Bay was absolutely amazing and not to be missed. It is definitely on the list of things to do when we go back to Malta next year.

Visited October 2012
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Whitley Bay, England
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54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Don't miss”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

What a fantastic day from start to finish without doubt one of the highlights of our holiday, the captain and his crew member were very friendly and nothing was a bother.
The English Rose is a smaller craft than some you could use but this was to it's advantage as it was able to go into the caves were larger vessels could not. The knowledge of the captain was first class and his commentry was very informant.
Swimming in the blue lagoon was brilliant also when we docked further around the island of Comino and walked to the top of the cliff the views were fantastic.
A special thank you to the captain and the diver who located my sunglasses after they fell off my head into the water while looking up at the caves, the captain radioed the dive centre to see if any divers nearby could locate them, within half an hour the captain informed me they had been recovered.
I would also like to thank the lady who sold us our tickets, we told her we were going to Gozo a few days later and she told us of a number of places to visit , without her advise we would have missed so much especially the Azure window and the boat trip through the caves.
Overall a fantastic day and a fantastic holiday we will return.

Visited September 2012
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London
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141 reviews
65 attraction reviews
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“Excellent find thanks to trip advisor recommendations”
Reviewed October 10, 2012

We booked via email before going to Malta due to the high number of excellent recommendations on her and were not disappointed. Sandro and Anthony were friendly, helpful and approachable. The commentary was just right mixed with Sandro coming around personally to speak too. The boat a good size and not over crowded.The cost compared to other boat trips was excellent and we found the freshly made sandwiches on board very good and great value along with drinks to purchase on board to. Sadly the first time we went on the trip the weather deteriorated rapidly and it really took everyone by surprise. They decided to cut it short rather than risk safety. We rebooked at a discount and were so pleased we did. The caves are great to see on the way there. The blue lagoon is lovely if a bit busy and overcrowded with boats and day trippers to comino. We got a brief chance to see the gozo harbour and then went to the crystal lagoon which was amazing for another stop and chance to swim. Overall a great day out with a small friendly independent boat tour business.There were a few on the boat who had been on-board before so its clearly well regarded.

Visited October 2012
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“English Rose Cruise was amazing!”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

Thank you Sandro for a wonderful day out to the blue lagoon! Sandro, the captain is such a nice man, he recognised we had English accents and sat and spoke with us about his time living in England. We asked him all about Malta while we were waiting for the other people to arrive onto the boat. Sandro and Anthony really bent over backwards to make sure everybody had a nice trip by providing snacks on board. The highlight was definitely the stop at the crystal lagoon. It was well worth every penny of the 12 euros and I would definitely advise anyone going to Malta to pick this trip over the others. Charlotte and Dan from Kent.

Visited September 2012
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