Malta, located just south of Sicily, is one of the smallest countries in Europe. Consisting of three main islands (Malta, Gozo and Comino), it is the perfect place to hire a Catamaran as you can sail between the islands, spending time taking in the beauty of them all. Book your catamaran hire in Malta and enjoy what is rightfully one of the most popular Mediterranean destinations, characterised by unspoilt scenic landscapes and crystal clear, blue waters. The breathtaking beaches truly do make Malta a true paradise for all who want to discover it by boat. For such a small country, it also has a surprising number of marinas and ports, almost all of which will accommodate all of your mooring needs during your Maltese nautical adventure.
There are many things that can influence the price of catamaran hires in Malta. Some of these things include the size and brand of the boat, the duration of the trip, the number of people, and the season. Whether or not you need to hire with a skipper will also affect the price as they will usually come at extra cost unless the boat owner indicates in the listing that a skipper is included in the price. Usually though, you should expect prices to start at around £3225 per week in high season and £1544 per week in low season.
No, in Malta it is possible to hire a catamaran either with or without a skipper but you should check the legislation when hiring without to see if you need a boating licence. In general, you will only need a boating licence in Malta if you plan on hiring a boat with an engine power of 30 horsepower or more. Usually they will also give you a brief training session before handing the boat over to you, so that you can safely operate it.
If you want a holiday full of freedom and adventure, being the captain of your own boat is perfect for you. If you would prefer to sunbathe on deck while someone else takes care of sailing the boat, you should instead hire with a skipper and let them take you to all the best places in the area.
The weather in Malta is subject to great variation depending on the season when you would like to hire. The air temperature fluctuates from around 10-30.56°C, with the lowest temperatures being recorded in February, but rising up to an average of 30°C in August, Malta’s hottest month. The water temperature is relatively pleasant for activities such as swimming and snorkeling all year round, ranging from an average of 15.56°C in February to an average of 26.11°C in August.
Rainfall also varies a lot throughout the year. The driest month in Malta is July, which receives just 0.1 inches of rain and the wettest month, November, receives 2.5 inches, a significant increase. Malta’s windiest month is December, when the hourly wind speed averages out at 15.6 mph. In contrast, the calmest month is July, when the wind speeds drop down to just 8.6 mph.
In general, we think that spring and early summer are the best times to visit Malta because the weather is nice but not too hot and there aren’t as many tourists. This means that the beaches are less crowded and the boat prices are usually a little lower. Early autumn can also be a good time to go for the same reasons. If you want to go to the beach to swim or snorkel during these periods, the weather is good, but you don’t have to fight with hundreds of other tourists for your spot on the beach.
Malta has three main islands and many more smaller ones as well, which means it is the perfect place to go sailing, with a wealth of different areas at your disposal. A few of the best places include:
There are many amazing harbours and marinas in Malta, each one beautiful and unique in its own way. Naturally, you won’t have time to stop off at all of them though, so here are five that we think you simply can’t miss:
The Maltese Islands are so picturesque that there is any number of things to see and do there. A few of our top picks are:
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