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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this via emails from Australia. Communication was terrific and speedy responses. We had a wonderful day cruising and stopped wherever we wanted to swim. Captsin and crew were helpful and very accommodating. Food and drink was plentiful. Would highly recommend especially for private charters. Sue Australia

Date of experience: August 2019
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smiley-Gozo, Guest Relations Manager at Barbarossa Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sue,

Many thanks for your nice review which we greatly appreciate. It was nice having you with us and we are glad to know that you enjoyed your day.

Barbarossa Charters are planned to give full satisfaction to our clients and no wonder that we have been awarded the trophy for "Best Charter Company of the Year" by the Luxury Travel Guide of London.

Hope to see you and your friends again on board.

Many thanks again.

Frankie

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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

We are a couple with a 7 months old baby and a 67 years old grandma. We had to be flexible and we couldn’t be out the whole day. Packaged tour was not an option. Barbarossa has arranged for us a perfect private boat trip to Comino and Gozo, including taxi pickup and return.

We started at 4 pm to avoid the scorching sun and rush hour at the blue lagoon. We took the small boat called Jake. The captain was very friendly and caring. He took us to see some caves first, then the crystal lagoon, then Gozo, at last we jumped into blue lagoon after 6pm. Our baby enjoyed his very first boat experience. Grandma also enjoyed swimming in the Mediterranean Sea for the first time.

The whole process from first communication to return to hotel was just perfect.

Date of experience: August 2019
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smiley-Gozo, Public Relations Manager at Barbarossa Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2019

Hi There,

Many thanks for your nice review which we greatly appreciate as we see that our efforts produce positive results.

That time in late afternoon is the ideal time as you saw that all the big boats have left and you could have a peaceful trip which you enjoyed. Michael, your skipper is a wonderful person and sure you enjoyed his service.

While thanking you again, we hope to see you again in the future.

Best Regards,

Frankie

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Reviewed August 2, 2019 via mobile

This tour is a great deal, especially when Frank is your guide. The entire experience from the pick up in Sliema in the early morning to our drop off in the evening, Barbarossa Excursions delivered what was promised and more.

Frank was charming, polite and fun for the whole day. There’s so much to see in this tour. You’ll want to stay longer but there’s too many spots, beaches, coves, temples, and attractions to cover.

Thanks to Frank, we got a homemade hot lunch at a local Italian restaurant. Thank you to the restaurant owner and chef for great food. We swam in a quiet cove ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.

On our next trip to Malta, we will stay a week on Gozo so we can spend more time enjoying the unique spots around the island and visit Frank. You are the best! Thank you for the amazing time.

Donald, Earl and Simone

Date of experience: July 2019
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smiley-Gozo, Public Relations Manager at Barbarossa Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2019

Many thanks for your nice review and it makes us so happy to see that our efforts are appreciated. Frank is a gentleman and does his best to give you the best experience.

It will be nice to have you also stay with us as the Barbarossa also owns a Boutique hotel, the Mariblu where we will be more than happy to be your hosts again.

Great thanks for choosing Barbarossa Exucursions.

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Reviewed July 11, 2019

We had friends over to celebrate my husbands birthday and this trip was one of the planned activities. The Captain and crew were fantastic, we had the bbq menu which was done right on board by the Captain. The food was tasty. We brought in our own drinks and we were provided with ice buckets and ice to cool the drinks. Our guests could swim in the blue Lagoon. We could plug our laptop and phones into their system to provide music. All in all it was such a wonderful experience. Thanks Chris and Leeanne

Date of experience: July 2019
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Maewa1, Owner at Barbarossa Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2019

Hi Catherine,

Thanks for your nice review which we greatly appreciate. It was great having you on board and glad to know that you enjoy the freshly cooked BBQ on board.

We always do our very best to please our estemmed clients and so glad when our service is greatly appreciated.

Best Regards,

Chris and Leeann

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Reviewed July 9, 2019

We hired the Barbarossa for the day after our wedding, to take all of our guests out to sea and to carry on the party!

I enquired about booking the Barbarossa a year in advance, once we had our wedding day agreed. The communication from the start was very professional and helpful, firstly asking what I was looking for and providing me with all available options.

The boat usually departs from Mellieha however, we were staying in Bugibba and didn't fancy the travel, so they agreed to come to Bugibba and collect for a small fee. I thought this was great service from them.

The Barbarossa arrived exactly at the time we had booked and all crew and captain were great.

We were allowed to bring our own food/drink on with us and they provided ice buckets to keep them cool - again, I thought this was fantastic service.

I brought a bluetooth speaker on board with me to play music through, as I didn't think they would have the right connection for a new iPhone however they did! Plugged the iPhone straight in and the music sounded fantastic coming through the speakers outside. The wedding party loved it!

The captain took us to the Blue Lagoon and also asked if there was anywhere else we would like to go. He took us to two great spots where we could jump off the boat and go for a swim. The boat had very easy access to get out of the sea, with very steady ladders and also a fresh water hose to wash yourself down with. I thought this was great.

The boat was very clean and tidy and you can see it is well maintained.

All in all, we all had a fantastic day and I would definitely recommend a private charter on the Barbarossa. THANK YOU!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mckaylewis
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FarAway649788, Guest Relations Manager at Barbarossa Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

good afternoon,

a big thank -you for your nice comments about our company:) we always try to do our very best to make our clients very happy.
hope to see you all again very soon :)

regards

leeann magro

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Reviewed July 6, 2019

Me and my husband did the private sunset boat trip with diner and it was absolutely amazing! We went for a swim in the blue lagoon, went snorkelling afterwards, had a very nice diner in this beautiful bay and where amazed by a gorgeously sunset on the sea. Wine, water and snacks where all included. We had an amazing evening! If you’re in Malta with your partner, friends or family, you should definitely go for this extra treat and book yourself a private boat adventure here!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Liesbeth E
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Maewa1, Guest Relations Manager at Barbarossa Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2019

Dear Liesbeth and Husband,

Really appreciate your nice review and to say the truth, it was a great pleasure for me too to have you on board, such a nice couple.

I am glad that you enjoyed your trip and I am sure you will have good memories of this wonderful evening.

Many thanks again and wish you all the very best.

Frankie, your skipper.

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