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A tour around Filfla with Heritage Malta

On Saturday 21 August, Heritage Malta is inviting you to join senior curator John J Borg on an intriguing and exciting tour around Filfla, during which he will be revealing several interesting anecdotes about the small island.

How did the island form? Where did it get its name from? Is it true that there was a chapel on Filfla? Why did it attract pirates? How did it end up being a bombing target? Which species live on the island nowadays and why has it been turned into a nature reserve?

During the tour, participants will be enjoying a boat ride while receiving answers to these questions, as well as others. A sharp lookout will also be kept for any seabirds, turtles and cetaceans that may be encountered along the way.

The boat will leave from Sliema Ferries (Luzzu cruise point) at 10am sharp and head towards Filfla, passing along the eastern and southern coast of Malta. There will be no disembarkation on Filfla and no swimming will take place around the island either. However, on the way back, the boat will make a stop next to Delimara for those who would like to swim, and then return to Sliema.

A bar will be available on the boat with refreshments only and those attending are being asked to bring along any food and drinks that they require with them. It’s also recommended that participants apply sunblock and wear a hat.

Ticket details

Ticket prices are as follows: €25 for adults, €20 for seniors and students and €15 for Heritage Malta members and childen. You can purchase tickets for the tour from all Heritage Malta museums and sites, as well as online here.

Ticket holders are to meet at Sliema Ferries at 9:15am. The boat will return to Sliema at 3pm. Please take note that in the case of bad weather, the tour may be cancelled.

This event is being held in strict adherence to Public Health regulations, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Heritage Malta reserves the right to deny access to anyone with a higher temperature than 37.2 or feeling unwell. Also, children should be supervised at all times.

For more info, call on 2295 4310.