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Popular Kayaking Spots in Malta

Malta is a true paradise for kayaking enthusiasts, with its stunning coastline, crystal-clear waters, and numerous hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Aquamarine Watersports Malta, located in the picturesque Golden Bay, is your gateway to exploring these popular kayaking spots around the island. In this guide, we'll rank the best kayaking destinations based on their distance from Golden Bay and the skill level required, so you can choose the perfect adventure with Aquamarine Watersports Kayak Rentals.

Golden Bay and Għajn Tuffieħa Bay: Beginner, Shortest Distance

  1. Starting at Aquamarine Watersports' base in Golden Bay, you can easily paddle over to the nearby Għajn Tuffieħa Bay. These two adjacent bays offer a fantastic kayaking experience for beginners, with their sandy beaches, clear waters, and beautiful rock formations.

Anchor Bay and Popeye Village Beginner: Intermediate, Short Distance

  1. Take a trip to the charming and colorful Popeye Village by kayaking to Anchor Bay. Enjoy the scenic views along the way and take in the unique atmosphere of this popular tourist attraction. This location is suitable for beginners and intermediate kayakers, offering calm waters and an enjoyable paddling experience.

St. Pauls Islands:Intermediate, Moderate to long Distance:

  1. Embark on a kayaking adventure to St. Paul's Islands, a small archipelago located off the coast of Malta. These uninhabited islands offer a peaceful and serene paddling experience for intermediate kayakers, with crystal-clear waters and rich marine life.

Marsamxett Harbour and the Valletta Waterfront (Expert, Long Distance):

  1. For a unique urban kayaking experience, explore the historic Marsamxett Harbour and Valletta Waterfront. Paddle alongside the ancient fortifications and marvel at the stunning architecture while enjoying the calm waters of the harbor. This location is ideal for intermediate kayakers seeking an urban adventure.

Fomm ir-Riħ (Advanced, Moderate to Long Distance):

  1. A more remote and secluded spot, Fomm ir-Riħ is known for its dramatic cliffs and hidden coves. This location is perfect for experienced kayakers seeking a challenging and rewarding paddle along the rugged Maltese coastline.

Kayaking safely with Aquamarine to popular destinations:

Before setting out on your kayaking adventure with Aquamarine Watersports, it's essential to keep some safety tips for Kayaks in mind. Always wear the provided life vest, be aware of weather conditions, and avoid venturing too far from the shore, especially if you're a beginner. Aquamarine Watersports' experienced staff will provide you with guidance and advice to ensure a safe and enjoyable kayaking experience. For more safety tips, read our Kayaking Tips for Beginners and Kayaking Safety and Environmental Guidelines.


With Aquamarine Watersports Malta, you have the perfect opportunity to explore the island's most popular kayaking spots. Whether you're a beginner looking for a leisurely paddle in Golden Bay or an experienced kayaker seeking the challenge of navigating to further places, there's an adventure for everyone.

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