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“We had a great time in Greece”

We had a great time in Greece, the first three days we had constant 20-25knots of wind, so we were able to do a lot of sailing. The boat was also in good condition and everything in working order…the boat did however look a bit older than a 2018 mode…

Alberto Goosen





“We had a lovely time and the boat was really easy to handle”

Grigory, we had a lovely time and the boat was really easy to handle and only about 5 months old. All the equipment was in really good order and everything worked without a hitch. We had a really good handover from Nomicos who got us through the chec…

Charlie Clarke

United Kingdom



“Everything was great! The boat was perfect for our needs”

Dear Grigory, Everything was great! The boat was perfect for our needs and the skipper, Slavin, was really friendly. The only downside was that the boat was late getting ready - 6:30pm - but we were still able to make it out of port that night so in …

Trisha Lawrence




“Thank you and your team so much for arranging everything”

Dear Grigory, I have been wanting to write you since I got back. Thank you and your team so much for arranging everything. Everything turned out as planned and we had an unforgettable trip! There were some unexpected surprises along the way…. but tha…

Alberto Goosen





“We all enjoyed the vacation very much”

Hi Grigory, The boat was in great condition! and it really is a beautiful location. Thanks for all the organizing you’ve done to make the trip a success. Mark

Mark Etheridge

New Zeland




“Everything was perfect!”

Dear Grigory, Everything was perfect! Thank you :) Please see the attached photo.

Ven Dobrinov





“Thanks for helping to coordinate!”

It was terrific, thanks. Sail Marine is a great outfit. Thanks for helping to coordinate! Best, Matt

Matthew Gunnison





“We tried to make the most of it, but it was far from ideal”

Hey Grigory, thanks for asking. The boat was not in good condition. For example, there were no mooring, deck or motoring lights, so we feared a boat would hit us while we slept, and were not complying with the law while sailing at night. The anchor w…

Oscar Serra





“We enjoyed ourselves and have a bundle of stories we can now laugh about”

We’ve chatted about this a few times and how it be best addressed. I think constructively would be the best way. Overall the captains skill level, regard for safety, approach towards ensuring the guests are happy with the path and desires they are se…

Andrew Wade





“The boat was in super condition”

The charter was excellent, everything perfect. The boat was in super condition (brand new), and very clean. The staff was helpful, and very kind. We enjoyed the trip very much and are looking forward to our next booking.

Gerzsenyi Andras





“The sailing was great. The Exuma Islands were amazing.”

I apologize for the delay. We have been out of the country for almost a month. The sailing was great. The Exuma Islands were amazing. The staff at Navtours were helpful and professional. On the last day (on the crossing back)—the impeller went bad. W…

Duy Vuong





“Thanks for arranging everything”

Hi Grigory, thanks for checking in! It was awesome! Boat great condition and the charter company very professional! Thanks for arranging everything. We are planning two trips next year, maybe you can help: 1. 2 week trip St. Vincent / Grenadines with…

Alberto Goosen





“Everyone had a very nice time”

Thank you - it was a really nice experience. You were very helpful during our departure and arrival. The boat was amazing, well outfitted, and everyone had a very nice time. I'll be sure to send you some photos over the weekend. We also have some dro…

Jeff Ott




Puerto Rico

“Spanish Virgin Islands are stunning / March 2019 / Puerto Rico / Dufour 412”

The experience was beautiful and the Spanish Virgin Islands are stunning! Even though we started off with a few setbacks (had to switch boats because of technical issues), the marina made good and was very accommodating....they did the very best they…

Flori Grottoli





“с погодой не очень повезло”

Все было отлично, с погодой не очень повезло, самые холодные майские праздники на моей памяти. По яхте все ок, понятно что она не новая, но претензий нет, все работало

Воробьев Илья



Sailing In Malta

Sailing In Malta

Taking a yacht charter in the Mediterranean is always a wise  choice offering a rich assortment of exquisite sailing destinations and  exciting itineraries to be explored. With 12Knots you are provided with  the top-class yacht charter services in a number of breath-taking  locations boasting the best sailing facilities. Malta may become one of  such sailing destinations you probably highly appreciate, both skippered  and bareboat, depending on your wish and budget.

Conveniently located in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is an island  country occupying a group of five islands, which form the Maltese  archipelago. Three of those islands are populated, they are: Malta,  Comino and Gozo. Also, they are the biggest islands of the archipelago.  The rest two islands are Cominotto and Filfla.

Generally, Malta is geographically positioned between Sicily and the  north of Africa. Due to the mentioned position, Malta, just like many of  the Mediterranean countries, was largely influenced by cultures of both  Europe and the Middle East. That also makes the image of Malta very  much attractive on the cultural side, representing a diverse mixture of  ancient traditions that used to dominate the country during many years.

Valletta is the capital of Malta, the city located on the Island of  Malta, and considered to be the main island of the archipelago. Total  length of the coastline is approximately 197 kilometres (122 miles),  excluding the 56 kilometres belonging to the Gozo island. 

Yacht charter in Malta may be a great chance to take the most of the  country’s rich culture, stunning nature, and warm, always significantly  welcoming atmosphere, as well as the kind attitude of the local people.  Absolutely, with a number of cosy marinas and luxury bays, Malta is for  those, who love sailing. Its crystal waters call to set up sails and  start exploring the Maltese islands. Besides, the area has much to offer  for those who love snorkelling and diving. So one should not miss a  great opportunity to explore the magical underwater world with its  outstanding beauties to be definitely seen.

History and Culture Of Malta

Malta is the country of various landscapes with its picturesque  tranquil bays and magnificent views of the white cliffs, rocky coastal  areas, always accompanied by the sky-blue waters and pleasant sunshine.

Despite its relatively small area size (316 km²), Malta boasts  history dating back to the ancient times. Strategically located on the  crossroads of the European and African-Asian cultural and trade  connections, Malta’s harbours had been attracting an array of nations  for many years. As a result, a number of cultures, including the Greek,  Roman, Arab, French and the British, used to rule the country up to the  1960's.

The capital city, Valletta, was established in 1571 by the Order of  Knights of Malta, who used to control Malta since 1530. Valletta still  has the ancient stone walls, which were erected in the mid-1560’s when  the fleet of the Ottoman empire lead by Sultan Suleiman attempted to  conquer the Maltese. Those impressive walls survived the both World Wars  and still are the sites to see, if enjoying sailing vacations in Malta.

The major and the official religion of Malta is Catholicism, that is  stated by the country’s Constitution. The Maltese have diverse  traditions due to the same cultural variety caused by various cultural  influences. National and religious holidays are commonly celebrated all  over the country, some towns and villages also celebrate the memorial  dates of their patron saints. One of the symbols generally associated  with Malta is the Maltese Cross. Its four points with eight arms in  total represent the eight lands the knights of the Maltese Order  belonged to.  

So set sails to the Grand Harbor of Malta and enjoy your yacht  charter in the perfect Mediterranean surrounding. Feel free to explore  the passionate Malta and its unique coasts offering all of the local  charm and hospitality. Take a cruising trip to the rich ancient history  of the Maltese islands and walk by the age-old buildings and the famous  protective walls of Valletta, that is absolutely worth it!

Maltese Cuisine

As a part of the Mediterranean culinary  scene, Malta also offers a wide range of the most delicious foods and  dishes one can even dream of on a sailing vacation. During your yacht  charter in Malta you definitely must try local cuisine that has strong  Mediterranean cooking traditions and includes many vegetables and  olives. However, a number of the Maltese recipes and meals have the  influence of different cultures that used to be predominant in the  region. French, British, Sicilian and African impacts in food are still  present: people on Malta like to drink tea with milk and enjoy French  bakery.

Generally, the local food can be presented by different soups and  pasta or risotto with a variety of toppings. It can be simply fish,  grilled or baked, and served with fresh tomatoes, capers and a slice of  lemon. Visit one of the waterfront restaurants and try the most fresh  fish served from the night’s catch. There can be a list of recommended  places you may wish to check out when sailing around the Maltese  coastline:

  • Located in Valletta, it offers a spectacular interior and cozy  atmosphere. This place is also interesting for being somewhat the museum  of history of the Valletta city.
  • Palazzo Preca. Also in Valletta, famous for its seafood servings.
  • Ta’ Frenc. Restaurant, situated on the Gozo island. Known mostly for  its locally-oriented cuisine, which uses mainly traditional Maltese  ingredients.

Weather and Climate Conditions In Malta

Ta’ Frenc. Restaurant, situated on the Gozo island. Known mostly  for its locally-oriented cuisine, which uses mainly traditional Maltese  ingredients.

Conditions In Malta

Conditions In Malta

The climate of Malta tends to be generally Mediterranean, but more  likely subtropical, warm and mild even at winter season. The  temperature is usually around 23ºC (74°F) during the months from May to  October, and the sun shines bright mostly during the whole summer. The  hottest months are July and September, while there can be cold breezes  from the sea in the night time. But generally, in Malta it is warm even  in winter, which are not long and not so wet as well. Rainfalls may  happen in the period from October to March. In winter the average  temperature is around 14ºC (57°F). The sailing season starts here in  April and lasts to October, while the best period to sail is probably  June-October, when the weather is blessed with steady winds and  agreeable temperatures.

Sailing Conditions and Places to Sail In Malta

Definitely, taking a yacht charter in Malta is one of the best  ways to explore the rich and diverse cultural heritage of this  Mediterranean land. For those, who consider sailing to be the main  reason to sail, Malta offers a great choice of natural lagoons to be  discovered: the Dwejer Lagoon, the Crystal Lagoon and the Blue Lagoon,  as well as a number of magnificent bays and beautiful beaches in the  areas around the islands of Gozo and Comino. Drop an anchor in Comino to  enjoy swimming in the day-time, or make a stop to stay for a night.  Basically, all the bays of Malta are considered to be safe, and the  coasts are picturesque and worth to be explored. Navigate your itinerary  around the Maltese islands, quite easy at the point of sailing, which  at the same time does not make it worse. The northern part of Malta is  famous for its luxury beach resorts:

  1. Golden Bay
  2. Mellieha Bay
  3. Ghajn Tuffieha
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