A really enjoyable activity to do while on Malta is to take a harbor boat cruise. This is a wonderful way to see the island. There are several companies that offer various types of cruises. Our friend Joe set up the cruise for us via a friend of his, but he said that it is very easy to do. You can either go down to the harbor and talk with the various companies or set something up online. We selected The Fernandes Sunset Cruise offered by the Captain Morgan Cruise Company. Our cruise left at 7:30 pm and served us a full dinner with an open bar for the entire evening.
On the way down the coast, we had splendid views of the Valetta harbor and the famous cathedral. We spent about an hour making our way to St. Paul’s Bay and St. Paul’s Island. The island gets its name from the story found in the Acts of the Apostles. It states that St. Paul was shipwrecked on the island on his way to Rome to face charges. Scholars have identified this shipwreck site to be on this small island, off the shores of Malta. When we arrived, we dropped anchor and the crew served us a tasty dinner. We had time to swim and relax on the boat while enjoying the sunset.
On the journey back to Valetta Harbor, we enjoyed dancing and lively music. The back section of the boat had a large dance floor area and the DJ played a variety of music that was suitable for every style. We were also able to request songs. This portion of the evening with friends was something that I will never forget.
As we came into the Valetta Harbor, we cruised along looking at the beautiful city lights and ships. Being on the water inside the harbor next to the large cruise ships made us feel so tiny. After we had explored the harbor, we taxied into the port and enjoyed one last glass of wine. The boat cruise finished around midnight and was well worth the €25 that we spent.