Malta—An Eclectic Beauty in The Heart of the Mediterranean

Malta, or the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the central Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and the North African coast.

Malta is one of the world’s smallest and most densely populated countries. Only its three largest islands are inhabited: Malta Island, Comino (mostly a nature reserve), and Gozo. It has been inhabited since around 5200 C. Having a central Mediterranean location has led to a succession of powers including the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Sicilians, Spanish, French, and Britain.   Each one has left its cultural mark on the country. As such, Malta is a popular tourist destination for its architectural and historical monuments, fortresses, and sites. It’s warm climate, longstanding seafaring history, numerous outdoor and water sports, and beautiful scenery make Malta an ideal charter destination.

Chartering Season:

April to November which is a few months longer than other Mediterranean locations.

Malta Charter Highlights:

  • Peaceful islands
  • Stunning cliffed coastline
  • Rich golden beaches
  • Infamous Blue Grotto
  • Short sails
  • Picturesque harbors
  • Fortress like towns; fortified cities
  • Quiet anchorages
  • Swimming, hiking, sailing, dividing, snorkeling, surfing, kayaking
  • Historical attractions with city nightlife
  • Eclectic mix of various cultures

Places of Interest

Malta North: Comino, Gozo. Bays—Blue Lagoon, Crystal Lagoon, Santa Marija, San Blas, Ramla l-Hamra, Marsalforn, Azure Window, Xlendi, Mgarr ix-Xini, Mgarr Harbour

Malta South: Delimara, Marsaxlokk and Wied iz-Zurrieq

Malta’s East Coast: Sliema, St Julians, St Paul’s Bay and Mellieha Bay

Malta’s West Coast: Dingli Cliffs, Gnejna, Ghajn Tuffieha, Fomm ir-Rih

Sicily: Southeastern coast of Sicily is near. Harbours of Marina di Ragusa, Pozzallo, Porto Palo, Marzamemi and Syracuse.

Malta Map

Charter Companies

There are several charter companies operating out of Malta that are represented by the NauticEd Sailing Vacation agency. Both monohulls and catamarans are available. Bases are located in Kalkara Marina which is 5 minutes away from the large Grand Harbour Marina.

NauticEd Vacations are Yacht Charter Agents. We don’t charge you a fee and we provide start to finish Service.

To make an inquiry about Chartering in Malta go to the NauticEd Sailing Vacations Page


Malta International Airport (MLA) is the only airport serving the Maltese Islands. It is located on Malta between Luga and Gudja. It is sometimes referred to as Luqa Airport or Valletta Airport.   It is the hub for Air Malta.

A 15 min taxi will take you from the airport to the Marina.


Scotts Supermarket in Zabbar is the recommended market. There are smaller ones throughout Malta but hours vary.

Malta Weather

NauticEd Vacations are Agents for Kiriacoulis and Malta Charters. We don’t charge you a fee and we provide start to finish Service.

To make an inquiry about Chartering in Malta go to the NauticEd Sailing Vacations Page


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Last updated on June 6th, 2022