Destinations > Gozo & Comino
From Kalkara Marina, the home base of our yacht fleet,
cruising sailors may visit the pristine beaches and
anchorage spots along the coastline of Malta, Gozo and
Comino. Gozo is the second biggest island, where sailors
may use the good facilities at the Marina of Mgarr or
anchor in one of the picturesque bays.
Gozo is worth a visit ashore for it reserves its own
charm. Comino is excellent for swimming and its bays
provide excellent shelter for anchorage at night in
prevailing winds. The clear waters of Comino's lagoons
are a sight to behold. In Malta, the large Mellieha Bay
facing North East makes for excellent anchoring with
unlimited space, especially in a North West wind.
With its crystal clear water, Blue Lagoon resembles a
movie set. It is perhaps the most beautiful bay in
Malta. It is no surprise that it features on many a
Malta postcard, website or brochure. If the wind is not
blowing from the north-west, Blue Lagoon makes a
beautiful anchorage at night if you are cruising in
Malta at the beginning (mid-March to May) or the end
(October to mid-December) of our sailing season. It is
one of the most popular beaches in summer.
Crystal Lagoon is adjacent to Blue Lagoon and is equally
beautiful and charming. The sight to behold are the
cliffs on Comino and the picturesque tower which
overlooks both the North and the South Comino Channels.
Waking up in a beautiful bay is probably one of the most
beautiful experiences of sailing. Santa Marija Bay, on
the northern side of Comino, is one such place. Its sand
bottom makes for very good anchorage, especially in
northeast, southeast and southwest winds.
San Blas and Ramla l-Hamra
San Blas and Ramla l-Hamra Bays in Gozo, which face
north, make for some epic scenery, literally. Tradition
has it that the red sand and the caves around Ramla l-Hamra
were home to Ulysses during the years spent in captivity
under the spell of the nymph Calypso. This part of the
island gives Gozo its nick name: the Island of Calypso.
Also facing north, and just a couple of miles west of
Ramla l-Hamra, Marsalforn Bay is ideal for anchoring at
night, especially in south winds. Marsalforn has some
excellent dining places that can be reached easily by
The Azure Window is one of Gozo’s natural landmarks and
a sight to behold. The rocky shore surrounding the Azure
window gives off an aura of natural wildness, especially
in rough weather when you would not want to be out on
the water. But in the calm summer weather, the Azure
Window and the adjacent Fungus Rock look incredibly
beautiful from a sailboat.
Xlendi and Mgarr ix-Xini
Xlendi and Mgarr ix-Xini are two small fiords in Gozo
facing west. They are rather narrow, and Xlendi even has
a reef at the entrance. But both are also the stuff of
postcards. Xlendi is the busier bay, with some good
restaurants. Mgarr ix-Xini is wilder and quieter.
Mgarr is a beautiful harbour that is naturally sheltered
by hills. Thanks to its breakwaters, Mgarr Harbour is an
ideal haven in rough weather. It has marina facilities
that have been recently renovated to a high standard and
the staff is professional and friendly. The harbour is
quite busy because it is a berthing point of the Gozo-Malta
ferry. At Mgarr, you will find some very good
restaurants serving fresh fish as well as a couple of
English-style pubs where sailors hang out after a day’s
sail. It is the place to be if you decide to spend some
hours visiting Gozo from land.