If you’re in Malta, you’ll definitely hear that the Blue Lagoon Malta in Comino is a must-see. The azure-blue waters, the typical Maltese rocky coast and the pineapple cocktails cannot be missed. And what’s best is that taking a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon is both relaxed and fun!
In this review, I’ll tell you how to take a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon (at a discount – more on that below!), one of the top things to do in Malta, by reviewing what might just be the best provider: Sea Adventure Excursions (SAE).
This is the most popular option that most people go for:
(Get 5% off with promo code MALTA5)
The Beaches and Bays boat trip is an excellent choice for people who want to combine a visit to the blue lagoon with a few other beautiful bays on the West coast of Malta.
Highly recommended for snorkelling too!
(Get 5% off with promo code MALTA5)
For those who’d like to combine a visit to Comino with half a day in Gozo, this is a great option to consider if you’re tight on time. You’ll be spending the afternoon taking a land tour to some of the best spots in Gozo.
(Get 5% off with promo code MALTA5)
You’ll be sailing on a modern catamaran with an air-conditioned inside area and a rooftop. The boat is equipped with slides and underwater windows to admire sea life underneath the boat. If you’re looking for some family fun with the kids, this boat is a great option!
Drinks, ice creams and other snacks, as well as simple lunch options, are sold at reasonable prices on board.
Facilities onboard: air-conditioned space inside, toilets (separate ladies/gents), personal coin lockers, buoyancy aids and the option to hire snorkelling gear.
Although some specifics refer to Sea Adventure Excursions, most boat tour providers to the Blue Lagoon operate in a similar way.
The easiest and cheapest way to get your tickets is by far booking through their website.
Once payment is processed successfully, you receive an email containing your tickets and details for the trip.
When you take your trip, you can either present a printed copy or show the email to their representative on your smartphone.
Whether or not you’re staying in the Buġibba area, the team can get you set with transport on a shared bus to get you to/from the point of departure. If you’re staying nearby it’s included in the price of the excursion, but if you stay elsewhere in Malta they’ll charge an additional fee (you can find more details on their site).
Although the guys of Sea Adventure Excursions sail with a catamaran that offers good comfort and facilities, you’re not forced to stay onboard while at the Blue Lagoon. You can obviously jump off the side of the boat to go for a swim, but you can also choose to get off the boat onto the shore and do a little exploration.
Now, as I mentioned, the Blue Lagoon gets very busy in summer, so please don’t expect a quiet paradise where you’re on a deserted island with just your loved ones and Tom Hanks trying to find his way home.
The tiny sandy beach on the main part of the Blue Lagoon is guaranteed to be completely taken up. However, if you venture out just a little, either North or South, you might find yourself a bit of space to put down your stuff and head into the water. It can be a little rocky in places so do be careful. A pair of snorkelling goggles will make entry into the water a lot easier.
Important: when you arrive at the Blue Lagoon, the captain will announce the departure time back to Malta. Make sure you’re back on the boat in time, as the crew will not do a headcount to see if all passengers are on board.
If you’re up for a speedy excursion of some of the smaller caves around Comino, you can opt to take this 20-minute trip offered by an associated provider called Oki Koki. It’s a fun experience to add on, which you can select during the booking process. If free seats are still available, you can also decide to go for this trip when you’re on the boat with SAE.
If you have mobility problems or are a wheelchair user, be aware that although the boat is wheelchair accessible and assistance is offered, Comino itself is not wheelchair friendly. There are very few paved roads and the surface is mostly rocky.
My better half and I decided to take a boat trip to the Blue Lagoon and Crystal Lagoons in Comino with Sea Adventure Excursions (SAE) for starters. Here’s how it went, what we learned, and how we rated the experience.
We decided to take the trip in July, during the high season, to also get a feel for just how busy the Blue Lagoon gets at that time of year.
We opted for the afternoon tour (Orange route) to the Blue Lagoon which departs at around 4 pm from Buġibba, because:
Compared to the regular trip earlier in the day, apart from the shorter trip duration and less time at the Blue Lagoon, the only difference is that you don’t get to stop at the Crystal Lagoon (which they do during June – September on the morning trip). It’s a beautiful bay, so it is a plus, but just that: a bonus on an otherwise fun trip anyway.
Without hesitation: We had a great time and enjoyed the trip to the fullest. The catamaran was comfortable, the staff friendly and helpful, and we had everything we needed to have a good time.
Despite Comino being busy at the height of summer, it was still peaceful enough to enjoy an afternoon away from everyday business. If you’re a visitor in holiday mode, it’s a trip well worth taking to unwind and see another side of Malta.
Although the trip was fully booked with a few families with kids on board, it actually wasn’t busy and noisy at all, allowing us to sit back and fully relax.
You can book this boat trip here for just €25 per person.
The Best Beaches & Bays tour is by far my favourite. Hop on the state-of-the-art boat, which is the newest and largest sailing catamaran of the Mediterranean, to enjoy a fantastic day or afternoon out at sea.
This one-of-a-kind trip takes you to a few of Malta’s best beaches and bays, as well as superb swimming and snorkelling locations – including the Blue Lagoon in Comino, of course.
As the boat leaves Buġibba, chill summer tunes play in the background while you enjoy the stunning views of the sea, the coast and the St. Paul’s Islands.
After taking off, the first stop will be at a secluded area of the stunning Blue Lagoon. Enjoy the waters from the luxurious catamaran and jump off the front, or head onto the island itself to explore.
You’ll have around two hours at the Blue Lagoon, so there is plenty of time to go swimming or snorkelling. In the evening trip dinner is served around 7 pm, giving you the opportunity to enjoy a great meal with some of the prettiest views.
After a long break at the Blue Lagoon, the catamaran will sail past sheer cliff drops and impressive caves on its way to Crystal Lagoon, a spot that can only be reached by the sea – and therefore sees way fewer tourists than the popular Blue Lagoon.
The crystal-clear waters are also deeper than in the Blue Lagoon, making it an amazing spot to snorkel and to swim in and around the caves.
You will then sail towards the next stop, which will depend on the weather. Most likely it will be the sandy beach Għajn Tuffieħa, one of Malta’s prettiest sandy beaches. This spot is a true delight, and you’ll have time to swim or just laze the day away on the sunbeds with a drink in your hand.
On the way back you’ll pass Popeye Village, which lies in Anchor’s Bay. Being built as a set for the movie Popeye, this village is super picturesque – so keep your camera close!
You can book this amazing trip here at €40 per person, with the option to add the barbecue lunch or dinner for €15.
If you are looking for a comfortable, reasonably priced boat trip to the Blue Lagoon and other places around Comino, I highly recommend Sea Adventure Excursions. They’ll make sure you have the experience of a lifetime – just how the Blue Lagoon is meant to be.
Still not sure whether Sea Adventure Excursions is the right choice for you?
Here are a few more options to consider, all departing from Sliema instead of Buġibba:
You can also opt to take a hop-on-hop-off ferry to the Blue Lagoon with iSeeMalta, which is basically a hop-on-hop-off bus at sea. The boat picks up passengers in Sliema, Bugibba, Gozo and the Blue Lagoon, so you can choose when you want to go to and leave the island.
This option is cheaper than most organised boat trips at just €15 for adults and €11.50 for children, but you will have to find a spot on the shore. However, it does allow you to be more flexible and choose your own times.
Let me know in the comments below, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!
Get my recommendations on the best day trips, boat trips, excursions and activities and book in advance!
Was this article helpful? Share it with your friends!