ACTIVITIES ON THE WATER
KAYAKING, CANOE, SUP & PADDLE BOAT
Our little island is dotted with plenty of secret caves and arches, as well as hidden beaches. Exploring these hidden gems along Gozo’s coastline by Kayak or Canoe is a very exciting and yet relaxing experience – away from everyone else, just you and the sea.
For kayak enthusiasts, it is also possible to kayak all the way from Gozo to Comino to visit the Blue Lagoon or explore the famous Santa Maria Caves. A fun day at sea for you, your friends, and the entire family, since Gozo kayak tours are suitable for beginners and experienced groups.
This watersport activity can be done in guided tours or, if you prefer kayaks & canoes can be also rented independently. There are multiple different companies located mainly in Hondoq, Xlendi, and Marsalforn.
Another good way to see Gozo from the sea is by renting a Stand-up-paddle-board (SUP). An exciting watersport activity that has gained increased popularity over the past years. Boards can be rented independently and also guided SUP tours around Gozo or Comino are available.
If you are looking for an especially romantic activity for you and your loved one, a SUP night tour with a lit-up SUP exploring Gozo’s secrets could be just for you.
For those who are looking for a fun family activity, the extra-large SUP that fits your entire family (5-8 persons) could be a great option. Or how about renting a paddle boat?
INSIDER TIP: All these watersport activities are a great way to explore the beauty of the Maltese Islands, eco friendly and with a lot of fun. Be sure though to bring enough drinking water and sun protection, the Gozitan summer heat can be very strong.
SELF-DRIVE BOAT HIRE
Have you ever wondered how it feels to drive a boat; the feeling of freedom when whizzing across the sea surface…but you don’t have a boat licence? Gozo could be the place where your dream finally comes true.
Here on Gozo it is possible to drive a boat without a licence (limited number of persons and engine power). Hiring a self-drive boat in Gozo (possible in Hondoq) might not be a watersport activity, but definitely allows you to explore the surroundings, different beaches and bays of the island in a short period of time.
Was a day trip to Comino island on your plan? Hire a self-drive boat and plan your trip according to your own schedule and preferences. A day trip to the Blue Lagoon and the Santa Marija caves with yourself as the captain – definitely a highlight of your trip.
Prerequisites for Self-Hire Boat:
- Valid Passport
Above 18 years old
If you prefer to have a professional captain cruising you around the Maltese Islands, there are also multiple options for half and full-day boat excursions around the Maltese Islands.
SUBWING, BANANA & CRAZY SOFA
Subwing is a quite new watersport activity and we are excited that it already made it to our little island. Basically, all you have to do is to hold on to a handle that is attached to a boat. As the boat speeds up you will get pulled through the water and start racing with the fish. A great way to raise the adrenaline level in your body.
If you prefer to raise your adrenaline level above the surface, don’t worry, the good old banana or crazy sofas are also available in Gozo.
These watersport activities are offered at Hondoq and Ramla Bay.
WATER SKI, WAKEBOARD & JET SKI
Jet ski, wakeboarding and water skiing are popular watersports activities in Gozo that guarantee an exhilarating rush.
Water Ski and Wakeboard can be organised at Hondoq and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced persons. Jet Ski rental in Gozo is possible at Marsalforn Bay, as well as Hondoq and Xlendi.
INSIDER TIP: Usually, Jet Skis are equipped with a GPS, they turn off once they get too far away from home. So if you are planning a trip to Sicily by jet ski, you might want to reconsider!