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Worth doing at least once

Short but interesting trip across the Grand Harbour from Birgu (Vittoriosa) to Valletta; far easier... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A different way to enjoy Malta's Grand Harbour

If you want a quick, cheap way to enjoy some stunning views of the Grand Harbour, just go for it... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Ian S
Zejtun, Malta
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short but interesting trip across the Grand Harbour from Birgu (Vittoriosa) to Valletta; far easier and quicker than getting the bus round, and nicer - or at least, less run of the mill - than the passenger ferry. Semi-traditional boats - these days they have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Addlepate
Reviewed 14 August 2018

If you want a quick, cheap way to enjoy some stunning views of the Grand Harbour, just go for it. It's fun and safe even for kids. The boatmen are really nice. Most of them are sons of the barklori who used to do this...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Ian S
Reviewed 22 June 2018

I called all three numbers listed on the official visit malta website and two were out of service and the third connected me to an incredibly rude & ignorant woman who told me that the guy was out of the country and told me she...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank William W
Reviewed 23 April 2018

We have found that this is one of the best ways of getting from Birgu to Valletta and it is much quicker that the bus. It is also nice that one is able to travel in a traditional Maltese Dghajsa boat. The chap that took...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank wessex-andy
Reviewed 6 March 2018

For 2Euro we cross the bay in a small boat and we have fun and a beautiful view of the Harbour from the Army Barracks to Three Cities.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank 88ovidius
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The "dghajsa" water taxis are an inexpensive and quick way to cross the Grand Harbour. My wife and I initially took the 8 EUR tour (30 min) around the main part of the harbor with one of the boatmen named Tony, who lives in Birgu....More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Gabriel N
Reviewed 29 September 2017

The only way to cross the bay in my opinion. For Euro 2 per person, you can have an authentic trip across the bay in a small boat with a friendly local - our sailor was the lovely Viktor - and you have crossed the...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Lesley R
Reviewed 8 September 2017

We used the water taxis from Birgu where we were staying to get to Valletta across Grand Harbour. It costs €2 per person one way. The dghajsa boats are traditional and more comfortable/quicker than the number 2 bus which runs from the main square in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank Chocky1948
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Great way to get around the harbour just remember they are very small boats so when a big boat goes by you will feel it but you will survive

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank dph1966
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

For just €2 per person, this trip is well worth it. Get to experience ride across the harbour in just a few minutes you will arrive in Valletta from Birgu. Try also a romantic night boat ride to Valletta and then dinner at the waterfront...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Tony B
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10 October 2018|
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Response from wessex-andy | Reviewed this property |
They can be boarded by the main ferry terminal near the bottom of the Barrakka lift (€1 to go up, but free to come down). There are usually one or two of the old chaps waiting there with their Dghsjsa boats. From Birgu they... More
7 April 2017|
Response from andy w | Property representative |
The boats leave Birgu from opposite the freedom monument next to our information/ticketing booth on the waterfront
12 October 2016|
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Response from VinoGal7 | Reviewed this property |
Oh god no!