Fun water sports activities to do in Malta

Fun water sports activities to do in Malta

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Fun water sports activities to do in Malta
  • Malta Tips
  • June 9, 2021

Most water sports activities in Malta can be found at almost every holiday resort across all three of the Maltese Islands.

These include parasailing, jet skiing, speed boat trips, boat hire, and so on.

We shall discuss these fun activities you can choose to do while on your holiday in Malta, but first, we are going to talk a little bit about the Maltese Islands.


Malta is an archipelago made up of a set of islands which are located in the Mediterranean Sea, just under Sicily

Known worldwide for its Mediterranean climate and beautiful landscapes, these islands are amongst the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. 

In fact, Malta packs a great deal of variety into its small archipelago. 

From a number of prehistoric temples, to numerous hidden coves, to a remarkable history.

The sea has coloured our history and it colours any visit to the Islands. 

It is sensuous in summer and restless in winter, and always great to be by, in or on. 

Despite some activities being seasonal, there’s always something on offer twelve months of the year during your holiday in Malta. 

An ideal place to try out something new and the hiring of equipment is commonly available as well during your holiday in Malta.

Here are some of the best water sports in Malta and other outdoor activities you can do while holidaying in Malta.

In Malta, there really is a water sports activity for thrill-seekers of all kinds. 

With long summer months and sunshine almost all year round, water sports are a great option to enjoy the islands to the fullest during your holiday in Malta.

Here are a few ideas for you to get the most out of come of the clearest, and warmest waters in the Mediterranean.


Keep reading to learn more about the large variety of water sport activities which the Maltese islands have to offer during your holiday in Malta.

Variety of beaches

The simplest thing to do is to lounge and relax on the beach during your holiday in Malta. 

Take your pick from the main resorts and discover sandy shores and rocky inlets which the Maltese Islands have to offer you during your holiday in Malta.

Malta and Gozo’s beaches are largely untouched by development. 

Many beaches are very accommodating to all kinds of tourists out there, offering mild watersports from parasailing and sea-kayaking to the more adventurous jet ski hire and waterskiing. 


The Maltese Islands are a true treasure trove encompassing a plethora of stunning snorkelling spots to experience during your holiday in Malta. 

Being that Malta is situated in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, the archipelago’s clear waters, as well as an abundance of sea flora and fauna, make it and her sister islands a great place for those who have a love of snorkelling.

It is safe to say that in order to appreciate this underwater world you don’t need to be a professional diver. 

In fact, snorkelling is one of the easiest ways that you can get a good glimpse of this amazing underwater world during your holiday in Malta.

The best time for snorkelling around the maltese islands is between May and August when sea temperatures are at their best, and hottest. 

From a mild 19C in May rising to around 27C in August, the waters are not only warm but also very clear and they make for perfect underwater sightseeing. 

The abundance and variety of different marine life is a very popular source of attraction for all of those passionate snorkelling enthusiasts out there. 

The islands are also just as bountiful in their array of coral as in the variety of marine creatures that live in and around them. 

With minimal gear requirements, snorkelling really is the ideal way to sightsee Malta’s diverse underwater world for as long as you would like during your holiday in Malta! 

Outside of these months you would probably be better off if you get a wetsuit along with you.

Not to mention, it is cheap, and family friendly.

All you need is a mask and snorkel, and a pair of flippers if you want, and you are ready to go!

This, coupled with the stunning clear waters, makes snorkelling a very unique experience that you should definitely not miss while on your holiday in Malta. 

Scuba Diving

The Maltese Islands are more than ideal for this kind of water sport, as they offer a spectacular experience to all who explore the stunning infinite waters during your holiday in Malta.

The three islands that make up the Maltese Archipelago – Malta, Gozo, Calypso, the tiny Comino all form a diving site which is beyond spectacular at the heart of the Mediterranean.

This region is truly a paradise for diving which you should definitely not miss during your holiday in Malta. 

The sea is relatively warm , and usually rather calm all year round, and it also offers excellent visibility down to around 30 metres. 

In fact, these mediterranean waters are some of the most, if not the most translucent and clear in the world. 

So you can easily see marine life flourish in a vibrant display of colours during your holiday in Malta.

It is also important to note that the risk of encountering dangerous fish and aquatic life is extremely low, which means that this is a great environment with the perfect conditions for first time divers and beginners.

There are also plenty of challenging dives to choose from for the more experienced divers.

With dive sites just a couple minutes’ drive away from each other, you will be able to explore a variety of underwater worlds which range from reefs to labyrinthine caves.

There are also some interesting and historical wartime shipwrecks in some of the most beautiful harbours, bays, sheltered creeks around these maltese islands.

Just perfect if you are seeking the underwater inhabitants in the sunken wrecks of Malta’s maritime past.

Hence, it is no surprise that Malta is a dream destination for underwater photography.

There are a large variety of types of diving courses and activities offered by locally licensed diving schools. 

The depths of the dives vary, from the very shallow 12-metre Għar Lapsi dive to Lantern Point, which has a fascinating underwater tunnel leading down to well over 50 metres.

If you are looking for more excitement, you should try a night dive or even a dive deep to 30 or 40 metres. 

This shows exquisite colours appear almost neon when shown under a torchlight.

It is no surprise that Malta and Gozo were awarded second best diving destinations in Europe in 2013 in two separate award ceremonies, namely the Diver and Sport Diver Awards, making the Maltese archipelago the top diving location in the Mediterranean.

Explore the mysterious depths of the deep blue while scuba diving.

Without a shadow of a doubt, it is safe to say that scuba diving should definitely be at the top of your list of watersports while on your holiday in Malta. 


Kayaking is an excellent activity that you should definitely put at the top of your list of things to do on the island during your holiday in Malta.

Between Gozo and mainland Malta lies the tiny island paradise known as Comino.

This is truly a little tropical paradise as it is a special hideout with little on it but a watchtower and a population of just two people.

It’s popular with kayakers, but its waters are busy and the Blue Lagoon attracts thousands in peak season. 

When the weather is right, the stunning north side of Gozo is one of the most spectacular sights on the islands. 

One can find plenty of Kayaking tours around the island of Gozo and its coastlines, that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

This area enables you to take in a number of captivating scenic views of the surrounding areas as well as explore the multitude of sea caves available, such as the in greek mythology, famous Calypso Cave, where it is believed that Homer’s Odysseus was held as a captive by a mythical nymph.

You also get a good look at the iconic landmarks and structures such as the Knights of Saint John Watch Towers.

Another popular kayaking trail starts from the old salt pans of Qbajjar, where salt is still collected to this very day, letting the seawater evaporate into the pans naturally in the sun.

From there, you would go up the coast to Dahlet Qorrot which is an inlet dotted with colourful boat-house caves burrowed into the rock. 

This is where you will find a beautiful piece of land, from the water.

This is a wild land which is unlike anywhere else on the islands.

It contains very exotic red sands and stunning hills broken up with rocky bays.

The kayaking routes are obviously determined by the conditions of the sea, but there are always quiet places which are optimal for kayaking. 

The only company you’ll see are the local fishermen on their traditional maltese luzzu boats.


If you’re on holiday in Malta with your friends, you definitely want to try this one out!

In fact, Malta provides excellent avenues for windsurfing. 

These great windsurfing spots around the island include St. Julian’s,  St. Thomas Bay and Mellieha Bay.

The recommended time to go windsurfing is between November and March, when the wind conditions are at their best for the sport, and the water is warm.

Although, you may still get a good wind surf on a windy summer day.


Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon and Comino

The islands of Gozo and Comino are two gorgeous islands that lie just off the north coast of Malta.

You can easily find a number of  full-day cruises which set sail from Sliema to both islands in one day. 

These often include a sightseeing tour of the stunning landmarks including the Fungus Rock, and the Inland Sea. 

Many of these cruises also include a tour to the Comino Caves, the Blue Lagoon, as well as the lesser-known Crystal Lagoon.

These are stunning places which feature beautiful turquoise waters clearer than a swimming pool.

That is definitely not to be missed while on holiday in Malta on a hot summer’s day.

Then a number of stops are made which allows for plenty of time to dive into the sea and snorkel or sunbathe on the deck.

Some other cruises would include a catamaran trip and explore some of the prettiest areas in and around Malta. 

This is definitely a great option on your list of things to do while you are on your holiday in Malta.


Flyboarding is a great activity to try out during your holiday in Malta. 

This works by means of water jets which are attached to equipment like a hoverboard or jet pack. 

This is a very fun activity that will undoubtedly satisfy any adventurer’s thirst for excitement.

This is because it enables them to soar up to fifteen metres above the surface of the sea and, with time, you can even learn wonderful tricks.

Stay with Us

No doubt about it, Malta truly provides an underwater adventure of a lifetime.

With the mediterranean sea spanning a number of kilometres, there is no shortage of amazing aquaticlife to see. 

Being that the maltese islands are extremely small, we at Be.Hotel Saint Julans are just a stone throw away from these stunning watersport sites.

We provide a comfortable four-star accommodation spanning one hundred and thirty one guest rooms which are spread over 8 floors.

When looking to relax after your day of adventures we also offer our guests a selection of food from Piacere Mio Gelateria as well as a café to enjoy with their meal, and also drinks.

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