Adventures Ashore: Gozo and Comino Islands By Powerboat and 4×4 | TravelResearchOnline


Adventures Ashore: Gozo and Comino Islands By Powerboat and 4×4

This morning we are going to leave the Valletta waterfront where our ship is docked and get in a powerboat for a slow and relaxing ride out of the picturesque harbor. Once out of the harbor, however, the captain will put the pedal to the metal for a fast ride to the island of Gozo. We’re on a high-speed chase to a morning of adventure.

I looked forward to exploring Gozo. The island is one of 21 islands that make up the Maltese archipelago. The open-air 4x4s made for a great way to explore the island under the bright Maltese sun. At an exhilarating pace and with the wind blowing in our hair, we explored the towns and visited some of the more significant historical sites.

Gozo has been used a a location for the popular HBO series Game of Thrones and the film By the Sea, starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. The island’s coastline is gorgeous.

We went from our 4×4 back into the speedboat for our next adventure, a trip to the blue lagoon. The lagoon is only minute away from the Mgarr harbor to one of the best swimming spots in all of Malta. The Windex-blue waters are crystal clear and perfect for swimming and snorkeling.

One last stop on morning adventure: the Santa Maria Cave. The cave is a popular spot for divers, an activity that we’d have to save for another time. It was time for us to head back to Valletta.

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