Educational Boat Trips in Marine Protected Areas
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Educational Boat Trips in Marine Protected Areas

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Malta’s marine Natura 2000 network encompasses 18 sites, covering about 4,100 km2, equivalent to more than 35% of Malta’s Fisheries Management Zone. Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are designated as such due to their important ecological characteristics, whereby these harbour various important habitats and species, making them Sites of Community Importance (SCIs) and Special Protected Areas (SPAs) under the EU Habitats Directive and the EU Birds Directive.


To further increase awareness and knowledge about the importance of MPAs, Ambjent Malta is organising ecological boat trips to four significant locations located within MPAs. These boat trips will include:

·       Trip around Comino - Departing from Xemxija  Bay to Mistra; Gzejjer ta’ San Paul; to Selmun, Imgiebah; Irdum tal-Madonna;  Marks and Dukes Window, Comino East Coast;  Santa Marija  Caves,  Cominotto;  Crystal lagoon and back to Tunny Net  No passenger landing. Tour should take around 2 hours.

·       Trip to Filfla -   Departing from Marsaxlokk to Filfla,  around the south-west coast and back to M’Xlokk. Tour should take about 2.5 hours.

·       Trip to the  Xrobb l-Ghagin Coastal Area - Departing from Marsaxlokk, passing through Kalanka, Saint Peters Pool, Kalanka Caves, Xrobb L – Ghagin and Zonqor and back to Marsaxlokk. Tour should take about 2 hours.

·       Trip around  Gozo -   Departing from  Mgarr Gozo to Hondoq Ir Rummien,  Ras Il - Qala,  Dahlet Qorrot,  San Blas, Ramla Beach and back to Mgarr. Tour should take about 2 hours.


The general public is invited to apply for these educational boat trips, which are being offered free of charge. Seats are limited and places will be reserved on a first come first served basis. Each person may apply for only one boat trip. Children should be supervised at all times.

All participants must also present their Identity Card or Passport and the email invitation issued by Ambjent Malta.​


The second trip to Filfla is scheduled for Sun 3rd July 2022.  Fully Booked

Boarding from Marsaxlokk Bay at 8:00 am

Departure at 8:30 am

Estimated return to Marsaxlokk Bay at 11:00 am

Applications to join the other boat trips will be open in due course.​​​​​