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“excellent day out”
Review of Hornblower Cruises

Hornblower Cruises
Ranked #1 of 18 Tours in Bugibba
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Baby buggy parking, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 12 June 2014

crew very friendly. choice of options, either 4hrs in blue lagoon or 3hrs on gozo with a mini bus tour of the island. food and drink very reasonable

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

The Hornblower is a very clean and spacious boat. Ideal for cruising round the islands of Malta Comino and Gozo. We took the trip in the mini bus round Gozo which was excellent. The bus driver was very chatty and gave us lots of information during the trip. The blue lagoon is a must to see. The facilities on board the boat are clean and the food freshly made to order. Adequate for a snack lunch. There is also a bar on board with reasonable prices. Kevin and his crew are a pleasure to be with on the trip.And where else would you be provided with a playpen for your baby or toddler, so that parents can relax and enjoy the trip too.
This was our third trip on the Hornblower we now cosider it to be part of our holiday on the island of Malta.

Thank hazel4vis
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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
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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
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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

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