Blue Lagoon - Barbarossa Excursions

Mgarr Harbour, Mgarr
Ghajnsielem, Malta

If you’re looking for a charter that can cater to both young, inexperienced anglers and get them hooked on fishing, as well as veterans looking for that dream catch, Barbarossa Excursions has you covered.

Captain Chris Magro owns and operates the “Blue Lagoon” a 40’ custom-built motor cruiser, powered by twin Mann engines with 180 HP each. It can hold a maximum of 15 anglers at the same time. However, Captain Chris recommends that no more than 4 anglers fish at the same time on the offshore trips with trolling, as the lines can get tangled.

The boat comes fully equipped for comfort, with a full-head toilet, fresh-water shower, and a galley. The charter operators also provide the customers with all the required equipment, all you need to bring is the sunscreen. Experienced anglers can bring their own preferred lures if that makes them more comfortable.

The trips will target a variety of local species, depending on the season as well as the location and luck of the sea. The more prestigious species targeted on offshore species include Swordfish and Tuna; though there are plenty of species to be caught.

The charter offers pickup from hotels and other accommodations to the boat and back at the rate of 70 euro per taxi for up to 4 passengers. For up to 12 passengers, a minibus is available at the rate of 90 euros for a return trip. The prices are for return trips and for the vehicles in total, not per passenger.

The charter can depart from Mgarr Harbour in Gozo or from Marfa Jetty in Malta, check with the captain prior to arriving for your convenience.

Captain Chris is keen on teaching young anglers the tricks of his trade, but there is a minimum age policy: 4 and above for inshore trips, while 8 and above are required for offshore fishing trips. The vessel is disabled accessible and all anglers are welcome onboard to enjoy the great fishing Malta has to offer!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Deep Sea Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 950
    up to 15 persons
    Spend an entire day fishing the vivid waters surrounding Malta. The targeted species are season-dependant, with large game such as Tuna and Swordfish being available up to July, with Mahi Mahi and Tuna being in season from August onwards. The charter provides all the necessary equipment, as well as complimentary coffee and bottled water. The optimal number of anglers is 4 at one time, to avoid tangling the lines.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Deep Sea Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 600
    up to 15 persons
    Drop a line more than a 100 fathoms deep and catch some delicious fish! The targets of this trip are seasonal, but you can expect Groupers from the depths and a mixed bag closer to the surface. All required equipment is provided by the charter. Coffee and water are provided by the crew. The optimal number of anglers is 4 at one time, to avoid tangling the lines.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Coastal Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 450
    up to 15 persons
    This trip is ideal for families and less experienced anglers. The fish caught are a mixed bag. All the required equipment is provided by the charter operators. Complimentary water and coffee is provided.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Coastal Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 30 Nov
    US$ 450
    up to 15 persons
    If you're looking to bring your kids out to learn how to fish, this is the trip for you. The fish caught will be a mixed bag. All of the required equipment is provided by the charter operators. Coffee and bottled water is provided by the crew.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Amberjack
  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  Grouper (Black)
  Grouper (Red)

  Snapper (Red)
  Swordfish
  Tuna (Albacore)
  Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Custom Built (Center console) originally built in 1997. Powered by 2 180HP Mann engines.

Length
40 ft
Capacity
15 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

About the Charter Operator

Barbarossa Excursions
Ghajnsielem, Malta
Member since March 2014
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Barbarossa Excursions is run by a fishing father-and-son dream team, Captains Chris and Frankie. They are also joined by Jamie, an experienced skipper. They have a wealth of experience between them, combined with a love of teaching their customers the tricks of the angling trade. Captain Frankie has over 30 years of fishing experience in the local waters in both fishing as well as charter tours for families. He's uniquely qualified to offer both a fantastic service as well as professional support for anglers. Their favorite catches are Blue Fin Tuna, Albacore Tuna, and the colorful Mahi Mahi. Captain Frankie also loves the role of a sportfishing captain on a charter, teaching his customers not only fishing but also the wonderful local history of Malta, as well as showing them a unique side of the local culture.
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