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The Traditional Harbour Cruise

Sliema, Malta
The Traditional Harbour Cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Take a boat cruise that shares the highlights of Valletta's two natural harbors and ten creeks. Includes informative commentary about the region from its history to the present.
  • Boat cruise of Valletta and the Three Cities
  • Keep your camera handy for great photo ops
  • Several departures throughout the day
  • Includes onboard commentary and hotel pickup
  • Get an overview of Malta's history and present
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Live commentary on board
Hotel pickup
Food and drinks
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Malta Sightseeing hop on hop off South tour , Sliema Ferries Sliema MT SLM, 3010, Sliema, Malta

Boat leaves from Sliema Ferries opposite Mc Donald's.

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10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.We pick up clients from their hotel or nearest point. Kindly enter your hotel details and we will get back to you 1 day before with the exact pick up location.
After pickup at your hotel, transfer to your boat for your cruise. 

Learn about the history of Valletta and the Three Cities from onboard commentary that goes back to 1565. See historical forts, battlements, and the ten creeks from the sea that reveal details of Malta's history, and watch the city's dockyards and marinas humming with activity. 

Light refreshments are available for purchase on board the boat.
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Fort Manoel
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Ta' Xbiex
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Marsamxett Harbour
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Valletta Waterfront
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Grand Harbour
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Vittoriosa Waterfront - Birgu Waterfront
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Detailed commentary on all cruises.
  • Boats are fully licensed, insured and in line with EU regulations.
  • A fully stocked bar and toilet facilities are available on board.
  • Commentary on board available in English.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 70 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Supreme Travel Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Traditional Harbour Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by The Traditional Harbour Cruise.
What is the policy on sanitization during The Traditional Harbour Cruise?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by The Traditional Harbour Cruise.
What is the social distancing policy during The Traditional Harbour Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Traditional Harbour Cruise.

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85 Reviews

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Just about right length at 90 minutes.
, May 2022
Just about the right length at 90 minutes. Any longer in my experience induces lethargy. Crew was pleasant and came round to take orders for drinks. Clear oration in the audio guide that played through the tannoys
Interesting and fun
, Mar 2022
This was a really interesting trip around all the parts of the 2 harbours. The recorded commentary was easy to hear and gave useful information about what we were seeing. The driver also added his own extra bits which were valuable too. Good value for money.
, Jan 2022
Made sure to be at the boat on time, waited another 20 minutes for the boat to actually start. The commentary was pre- recorded and difficult to understand at times. It lasted 1,5 hours, but including the 20 min delay.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Harbor cruise.
, Oct 2021
Saw three different harbors around Valletta on a beautiful sunny day. The boat is older but quaint. The guide was wonderful and knew the area and history very well. An excellent 90 minute excursion around Malta.
For your own sake, don’t book!
, Sep 2021
We waited over an hour outside for the bus with no sign of it. I contacted customer service (the lady on the phone was lovely) but she told me that the bus had already came, we had attempted to get on a bus but the driver told us it was not the right bus. She told us there would be another bus in 40 minutes but we would miss our booked boat trip and she could not guarantee that we would get on another. She told me that the driver told us that it was the wrong bus because Viator had recently changed the name of the tour and that my ticket said a different name than the tour name he was familiar with. How ridiculous! I had the right ticket and he refused me. When I emailed the company for a refund they made it out that it was my fault for not getting on the second bus. They told me that they had contacted me earlier but they hadn’t. And they refused my refund request although it was the company’s fault that we did not get on the bus or the boat. So frustrated by the whole experience and I would give it zero stars if I could. I would definitely not recommend this trip or booking with Viator.
1 traveler found this review helpful
, Aug 2021
Great tour of La Valetta - insightful commentary on the boat. Definitely recommend to those looking to learn a bit more about Malta in a short space of time
Trip interesting Supreme Travel rubbish
, Aug 2021
This trip was very interesting BUT Supreme Travel are the worst company I have ever booked a trip through. They were one hour late and only picked us up after repeated phone calls. They also did not tell us there was a 2 hour wait to get back to our hotel. I suggest you get there by local bus and just book the trip a lot cheaper and more efficient. You can also get this trip free if you book other trips and get it as an add on.
Interesting cruise, worth doing.
, Oct 2020
Very interesting cruise around the harbours of Valletta and the 3 cities. Interesting commentary. A little expensive for what it was compared to say the Comino cruise which was only 5€ more for a whole day. A little shorter than the promised 1 hour 30 minutes. Onboard drinks a little expensive.
1 traveler found this review helpful
nice and relaxed tour
, Oct 2020
Very nice and informative tour. All covid measures taken place, a nice and relax tour with plenty of distance between travellers. the information provided of the three cities plus Valleta's harbour was interesting and informative, and we really enjoyed the trip. Thanks so much!
, Mar 2020
I was supposed to be picked up at my hotel but they never came, therefore I missed the trip. Didn't get to go
3 travelers found this review helpful
History of valetta
, Feb 2020
Excellent trip would definitely recommend The commentary was great and we found out a lot of interesting facts
Beautiful views
, Feb 2020
I booked this cruise about a week before my holidays. I was staying in Valetta, therefore I specified I needed some sort of transfer to Sliema where the tour started. I received an email from the travel operator two days before the day of the cruise. The email only said “9:30am pick up from near Phoenicia hotel”. Of course, I was a bit confused at the lack of specification so I emailed them back asking for more details about pickup (type of transportation, exact address etc). I didn’t hear back. So on the same day of the tour I rang them at 9am to ask for more details. The man on the phone was able to tell me the driver was already waiting and he was able to tell me the car model and taxi number so that I knew what I was looking for exactly. I got to Sliema without any more difficulties. I was early as the Cruise departed at 10:15 but I had a walk along the promenade and used this time to get a better view of Valletta from the other side of the bay. The cruise departed on time and I didn’t experience any trouble with my electronic ticket on my phone, I only had to wait for the captain who took a screenshot of my ticket and let me on the boat. The cruise is well worth it, excelent views of the harbour and the Three Cities. Explanations are not great though and can barely be heard from certain parts of the boat. I would recommend this cruise nonetheless.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Brilliant 90 minute cruise
, Feb 2020
Brilliant 90 minute tour of the main harbour of Malta and the surrounding cities. Would recommend it’s beautiful.
Great Introduction to Malta
, Oct 2019
I did this on my first full day on Malta. It was a great way to see the landscape and the historical buildings. The commentary on the boat was adequate, but I really didn't full appreciate what I was looking at until I did some other tours of the area and visited the Three Cities and could get a historical perspective of the area. Absolutely recommend to do to get your bearings.
Wasted money for 7 people
Ted B
, Oct 2019
The tour operator sent an email late afternoon the day before the harbor cruise giving the time and location of pick-up when we were out of internet capability. I had sent an email 2+ weeks earlier asking for information on getting to the tour, but recceived no reply. As it turned out, there was no way we could maske the tour.
, Oct 2019
This tour was cancelled. i received an email at 6 am while I was still sleeping stating that we needed to be at the tour at 9:30 am and they would decide by 9:00 am if it would be cancelled. It was a five minute walk for me from my apartment to the tour. When I arrived it was cancelled due to the water conditions.
wonderful opportunity
, Oct 2019
a wonderful opportunity to take a glimpse of the shores of the capital from a new perspective as you slide across the water and listen to the story. good route and fantastic impressions
Great experience
, Sep 2019
On time and as described. Detailed tour around all the harbours and very good way to get an orientation to Malta’s main areas. Great views and good commentary.
Good way to see Valletta in one hour
, Sep 2019
The cruise itself was excellent. Good informative commentatory. Charming small wooden boat with the character.. there will be other boats but we were lucky to have this one. We travelled at 11am. The crew was attentive and friendly. Its great way to Valletta from the sea and the opportunity for a fantastic pictures. Great value for money. Would recommend this cruise. BUT the organisation prior the cruise is appalling. We ve booked this cruise well in advance . Printed the confirmation letter. The day before we spoken on the phone with Supreme Travel representative who confirmed that we will be sailing at 10am and we will be picked up from our hotel at 9.15 by hop on hop off bus.. We were stood outside our hotel from 9am but all the buses which stopped outside our hotel didn't let us in. We called to Supreme Travel and were told that our bus will arrive in two minutes time.. Yes she was right it did arrive in two minutes time but the bus driver didnt let us in saying its not our bus and told us to wait.. the time was nearly 10 o'clock!!!! We were lucky as there was a stand opposite our hotel with Supreme Tours representative who has seen our desperation and contacted the office and put us on the next hon on hop off bus so we were in time for the next sailing at 11am. He told us that Supreme Tours didnt put our names on the system and drivers were not informed. Communication is nonexistant between drivers and the office in this organisation.. The service is unreliable. When we returned from our cruise we have made our way back on public transport which is very reliable and always on time in Malta. Which couldn't be said about Supreme Tours..
, Aug 2019
Had a good time. Very informative with spectacular sites. Nice to be out on the water on a hot and sunny day in July.

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