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“2 good days out”
Review of Hornblower Cruises

Hornblower Cruises
Ranked #1 of 18 Tours in Bugibba
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We offer two tours. Both tours depart from the Bugibba Jetty Monday to Saturday at 10.30am to 5.30pm. Option A - Comino + Blue Lagoon + Caves: 20euro. This cruise is attractive for all you beach lovers and island explorers. We stop on Comino island in the Blue Lagoon for 4.5 hours. Paradise to the beach lovers you've seen the image of the stunning Blue Lagoon on enough postcards, its time to check out the real thing. An afternoon here provides ample time for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. You can enjoy the crystal clear waters by using our free snorkels aboard or the 10 meter water slide from the top deck. If you are not a swimmer or want to explore the untouched beauty of Comino, with its breathtaking views and old history, you can walk up to the St. Maria tower built in 1618 A.D., the St. Maria Battery, or the old church built in 1716 A.D and enjoy the wonderful views of Malta and Gozo from the cliffs of Comino. Option B - Comino + Blue Lagoon + Gozo + Caves 25euro. Do it all in one day. This trip includes a 3 hour stop in Gozo and 1.5 hours on Comino. During the 3 hour stop one can explore the Island of Gozo by using our organised minibus tours which will take you to see Dwejra, Fungus Rock, the inland Sea, stop at Ta' Pinu church, Citadel (the old fortified city), Victoria (the capital city) and bypass Xewkija church.
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Went to Comino and Blue Lagoon. Enjoyed it so much the first time we went again our second week. Kevin and crew friendly. Boat clean including toilets. Basic food available prepared freshly at reasonable prices. Deck chairs on top deck comfortable. Enjoyed fact that we could stay with boat and had use of facilities all day swimming directly off the boat instead of joining the throngs on the small beach and being ripped off for sunbeds!
We even had a speedboat ride with Tony on the 'Oke Koke' to see another cave which was good. Although if you do not like dogs (they are very small and friendly) do not do this. Tony has two!

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

This boat trip is worth every penny thank you we had a fantastic time and would recommend it to everyone brilliant day and great staff

Thank jojoChesterfield
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

Trip to Gozo was well organised and ran like clockwork. The cruise company picked us up from our hotel and returned us after the daytrip. All the interesting parts of the island tour were explained in detail and the boat was able to get very close to the best caves and features. We were able to swim safely in the sea at the Blue lagoon getting on and off the boat was very easy even for me who is slightly disabled. The food on board was of good quality and well priced. The 25 euro we each paid included a bus trip around Gozo and was good value. The staff were super helpful it was like being with a friend

Thank Fran E
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

We spent a lovely day out with Kevin and the rest of the team on the Hornblower cruise in September 2013. The day started by sailing to Comino, on the way we saw into caves with a good commentary of what was going on. We stopped at The Blue Lagoon for an hour. Some people had a speedboat trip, others stayed to swim but we traveled on to Gozo. We took the arranged bus tour around Gozo as time was limited.The 3 hour trip was perfect, after which we were delivered back to the harbour where the Hornblower picked us up. Food on the Hornblower was very good value, as was the whole trip.

Thank lynda162013
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a great trip this was worth every penny(cent)no problems booking it on line for 25 euros each..from when we got on board it was a great day out first stop Comino for about an hour beautiful sandy bay for the swimmers then onto Gozo for a mini bus ride to various sites on the island.then picked up in the harbour for the trip back to Bugibba via the caves what a lovely day !!!! thank you to kevin and his crew ..

Thank TJCesq
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