For sea-lovers, few things come close to the experience of a kayak on open seas. 

Whether you’re an amateur or an expert, kayaking is an environmentally friendly, healthy way of exploring the coast and open seas while pushing your body to the limit. The island of Gozo offers kayakers ample opportunities for adventure, and there are plenty of companies offering guided and un-guided canoe rentals.

One of the most popular routes involves a circular tour from a southern part of the island of Gozo, around the smaller, uninhabited island of Comino, and back to base. This tour takes you across open seas as you navigate the Comino/Gozo Channel. Once you start circumnavigating Comino, you’ll experience one of the most spectacular coastal areas in the Maltese archipelago, with the pièce de résistance being the Blue Lagoon – an astonishing natural lagoon formed between Comino and some minor Islands. The lagoon is known for its aquamarine seas, stunning cliffs, and myriad of caves.

Other popular tours include a coastal trip around the South of the Island of Gozo, where kayakers experience shallow seas so clear that marine life can easily be spotted, as well as reefs, cliffs, and stunning views. 

If the South of the island is known for its craggy cliffs, the North’s claim to fame is the multitude of sandy bays and green valleys. Kayakers touring this side of the island should not miss the opportunity to cross Ramla Bay – a beautiful red-sand beach at the mouth of a stunning valley. This part of the island also offers great snorkelling opportunities, so make sure to bring along your diving gear.