Grand Harbour Cruise


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From $14.77

5 reviews   (4.60)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 1 hours

Departs: malta, malta

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Join us on a 90 minute cruise of Malta's Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour, the two natural harbours either side of Valletta, on a state of the art, eco-friendly, 20 metre, harbour catamaran ferry boat.

Relive Malta's gallant history with a detailed live commentary in English and German, unfolding the history between the two Great Sieges of 1565 and 1942.

Enjoy fantastic views of the magnificent forts, battlements, creeks and skylines of Valletta and the Three Cities - this is a great opportunity for some superb photos.

Sit outdoors or indoors in air-conditioned comfort. Free WiFi and restroom facilities are available on board and food and drinks are available to purchase.

Choose from various departure times starting your cruise from Sliema. Either stay on board for the 90 minute cruise back to Sliema or hop-off at the Esplora Interactive Science Centre in Kalkara to visit the science centre and the Three Cities and then hop-on later to return to Sliema.


What's Included

90 minute Grand Harbour and Marsamxett Harbour cruise

Departure from Sliema with a choice of daily departure times

Detailed live commentary in English and German

Free WiFi on board

GST (Goods and Services Tax)

Option to hop-off at Esplora in Kalkara to visit the Three Cities & hop-on later to return to Sliema

Restroom on board

Sit outdoors or indoors in air-conditioned comfort

What's Not Included

Food and drink (available to purchase from vending machines on board)


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 120

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Service animals allowed

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Board the state of the art, eco-friendly, 20 metre, red iSee Malta harbour catamaran ferry boat operated by Captain Morgan, moored at the Ferries in Marsamxett Harbour in Sliema. Arrive early since boat boarding is on a first come first served basis.

Relive Malta's gallant history with a detailed live commentary in English and German.

Enjoy and take photos of the fantastic views of the magnificent forts, battlements, creeks and skyline of Valletta.

Marsamxett Harbour is a natural harbour located to the north of the larger Grand Harbour bounded by Tigné Point in Sliema and extending to Gżira, Ta' Xbiex, Pietà and Msida. Off Gżira lies Manoel Island, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. The south eastern shore of the harbour is formed by the Sciberras peninsula, largely covered by the capital city Valletta. At its tip lies the 16th century Fort Saint Elmo.

• Admission Ticket Free

Grand Harbour
The fortress captial city Valletta on the Sciberras peninsula, divides Marsamxett Harbour from the larger parallel natural harbour, Grand Harbour.

The use of Grand harbour dates back to prehistoric times to circa 3700 BC. The Grand Harbour has been described as Malta's greatest geographic asset.

Grand Harbour is bounded to the north Saint Elmo Point and the bastions of Valletta, and is bounded to the south by Ricasoli Point and the Three Cities of Cospicua, Vittoriosa, and Senglea.

Fort Saint Angelo in Vittoriosa was the base for the Order of Saint John for 268 years, from 1530 to 1798.

The area was the scene of much of the fighting in the Great Siege of Malta of 1565 when the Ottomans attempted to eject the Order of St. John but were ultimately defeated. The area was heavily bombed during the Second Siege of Malta during World War II, as the docks and military installations around the port became targets, causing a large number of civilian casualties.

• Admission Ticket Free

Esplora Interactive Science Centre
The harbour cruise starts from Sliema. You can either stay on board for the 90 minute cruise back to Sliema or hop-off at the Esplora Interactive Science Centre in Kalkara to visit the science centre and the Three Cities and then hop-on later from Esplora at 11:40, 13:40 or 15:55 to return to Sliema.

Esplora Interactive Science Centre is a fun, recreational and educational interactive space for visitors of all ages. Over 200 indoor and outdoor interactive science exhibits make science fun. An exciting Activity Centre allows visitors to experience hands-on workshops and entertaining science shows. Esplora’s stunning Planetarium includes a Colour space 4K theatre showing full-dome shows and live presenter-led visualizations of astronomy and other sciences. Visitors are encouraged to explore, think and imagine as they immerse themselves in a positive and exciting interactive experience. Please check here for opening times https://esplora.org.mt/opening-hours/

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included


Reviews

Great trip
326supera, 22-05-2022
I have no complains about the trip - I was sitting outside and the sound was fine.
Nice speed, so there was time to take photos. The staff was friendly.
The great experience startet when I bought my ticket from Chris (and his mother and brother). They were so nice and helpful and they really made my day.
Perfect trip.
Valentina_Z, 03-07-2022
It was a pleasant trip. It covered all areas that is hard to get to by foot. Nice views. All members of our crew were friendly. Thank you
Comfortable and interesting
Tinbacon, 17-05-2022
If you are going to book a 2 harbour tour, this is the one too choose. Great boat, very comfortable seating. Marked up as Captain Morgan but now running under the I See Malta banner. Book in advance and you have 3 start times to choose from on the day.
Amazing tour and very...
Athanasios_B, 13-03-2022
Amazing tour and very informative! The crew was fantastic, professional and polite!
We had a great time.
Thanks!
Cheap enough so well...
Marcus_B, 19-12-2021
Cheap enough so well worth booking.
The views are amazing.

The issues I had were that on the top deck you cannot understand a word the tour guide was saying.

And nobody knew the wifi password so we couldn't film our blog or go online at all.

TURN THE VOLUME UP & KNOW THE WIFI PASSWORD!!!




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