Step a few meters away from all the incredible sights, sounds and culinary delights the Maltese islands have to offer, and welcome to Malta’s world-famous watersports! Well, that may be hardly surprising given the incredibly clear turquoise waters that surround our shores. If you are looking for some action out on the waves in Malta this summer, here are our top five watersports you should try!
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One popular route for those new to the sport is the stretch of sea spanning from Gozo to Comino. You can readily pick up an organised tour from Hondoq Bay in Gozo and promptly begin your adventure. Expect gliding across shoals of fish and the world-famous turquoise colours of the surrounding sea. Pack a picnic and be sure to explore the tranquil wilderness of Comino. Find out more about kayaking in Gozo here.
2. Jetski Safari
For those seeking some seriously faced paced action, why not try your hand at jet skiing?
A Jetski safari certainly offers a different way to explore the islands, and you will undoubtedly stumble across plenty of hidden bays and coves not otherwise accessible by foot. There’s plenty of jetskis to hire, find a reputable company and decide if you fancy partnering up with a pal, or hiring one individually!
3. SUP Paddleboarding
A significant trend to have swept Europe in the last few years is SUP (Stand up) Paddleboarding- and Malta is no exception. If you have never seen this before, in essence, you stand on a board similar to a surfboard, and paddle! The art is all in the balancing!
If you have ever walked along the promenade of Sliema and St Julian’s you may well have spotted this watersport in action! Warning- this is for the serious adrenaline seekers! The Flyboard is connected to the jet boat with a hose, and as the tube fills with water, the water surges, creating powerful high-pressure jets that will send you soaring into the air. Imagine the rush of being able to burst out of the clear waters and fly up to 10 meters high!!
The ideal time to go snorkelling around the islands is between May and August when sea temperatures are akin to a warm bath, and even reaching the high 20’s! Outside of these months, you may require a wetsuit. Not just wonderfully warm, the waters are incredibly clear and make genuinely memorable underwater sightseeing. If you fancy catching plenty of marine life, head for the rocky beaches such as Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq, Coral Lagoon, Għar Lapsi and Fomm ir-Riħ, you won’t be disappointed!
This is just a handful of some of the activities and watersports in Malta. There really is so much to see and do! Browse holidays Malta !