We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“best boat trip yet”
Review of Hornblower Cruises

Hornblower Cruises
Ranked #1 of 18 Tours in Bugibba
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: We offer two tours. Both tours depart from the Bugibba Jetty Monday to Saturday at 10.30am to 5.30pm. Option A - Comino + Blue Lagoon + Caves: 20euro. This cruise is attractive for all you beach lovers and island explorers. We stop on Comino island in the Blue Lagoon for 4.5 hours. Paradise to the beach lovers you've seen the image of the stunning Blue Lagoon on enough postcards, its time to check out the real thing. An afternoon here provides ample time for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. You can enjoy the crystal clear waters by using our free snorkels aboard or the 10 meter water slide from the top deck. If you are not a swimmer or want to explore the untouched beauty of Comino, with its breathtaking views and old history, you can walk up to the St. Maria tower built in 1618 A.D., the St. Maria Battery, or the old church built in 1716 A.D and enjoy the wonderful views of Malta and Gozo from the cliffs of Comino. Option B - Comino + Blue Lagoon + Gozo + Caves 25euro. Do it all in one day. This trip includes a 3 hour stop in Gozo and 1.5 hours on Comino. During the 3 hour stop one can explore the Island of Gozo by using our organised minibus tours which will take you to see Dwejra, Fungus Rock, the inland Sea, stop at Ta' Pinu church, Citadel (the old fortified city), Victoria (the capital city) and bypass Xewkija church.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Lockers / storage, Baby buggy parking, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Excellent boat trip value for money
The boat is comfortable and spacious so glad we went with Kevin and the hornblower crew.
Highly recommended trip

Thank Kickboxer79
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (2,232)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1,299 - 1,303 of 2,232 reviews

Reviewed 12 June 2014

Kevin and the crew on Hornblower departed on time from Bugibba wharf. The commentary on the way to Comino was really enjoyable and educational. When the captain (Kevin) learned we were Australian, special little things were pointed out to us. It seems that Kevin's mission in life is to make sure people enjoy themselves. The Blue Lagoon at Comino has to be seen to be believed, it is spectacular. We would only use and recommend Hornblower for this type of adventure!

Thank 598ericm
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 June 2014

We took option B which took us to The Blue Lagoon for an hour then to Gozo for 3 hours, we took an optional Minibus trip around the sights of Gozo and then the boat picked us up and returned us to St Pauls Bay. All we can say it was pure magic, the crew were excellent and informative as well as friendly. Kevin who's family own the Hornblower came around whilst we were docking and spoke to all passengers to get feedback about the cruise, this is what you call the personal touch, Kevin and his wife Kat recognised us 3 days later in our resort and had a long chat with us. We cannot praise Hornblower highly enough. Thanks Jilly and Nigel from Norwich

Thank Nigel A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 June 2014

All our group was very happy that we chose this cruise. I suggest going for the Option B (Blue lagoon + Gozo trip). This way you will not only spend plenty of time in the blue lagoon, but you will also have the chance to visit the main attractions of Gozo Island with their offered minibus excursion which is really worth taking.

Pros:
+ Incredible views;
+ Comfortable boat;
+ 2 decks + bar;
+ Free transportation from and to hotel;
+ Owner's (Kevin's) personal approach to each passenger;
+ Commentary on each point of interest that is passed by;

Cons:
- No significant drawbacks..

Thank Red_LT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 June 2014

A fantastic day on the mediterranean leaving from St Paul's harbour to sail to and around the islands of Comino and Gozo. A commentary of the history and sights of the islands provided a backdrop of an ancient past. Mooring in bays with crystal clear waters which are ideal for swimming and snorkelling or stay on board in the deck chairs on the top deck. Mask and snorkel available to hire for $3euro. Theres also a shop that sells hot and cold food at very reasonable prices. You have the option of going on certain islands to be picked up later or jump on a speedboat that comes alongside the boat for a speed thrill. Leaving at 10.45am and returning around 5pm its an amazing day out with the Hornblower and its friendly staff.

1  Thank Duane46
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Hornblower Cruises also viewed

Saint Julian's, Island of Malta
 
Bugibba, Island of Malta
 

Been to Hornblower Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing