Heritage Malta have announced that following the enthusiastic response for the first tour to Filfla, it is inviting the public to join Senior Curator John J Borg on Saturday, 25th July, on an intriguing tour around Filfla during which he will reveal several interesting anecdotes about the history and wildlife of this island.
How did this island form? From where did it get its name? Is it true that there was a chapel on Filfla? Why did the island attract pirates? How did it end up as a bombing target during the British Period? Which species live on Filfla nowadays? Why has the island been turned into a nature reserve?
Participants will enjoy a boat ride while listening to these stories. The boat will leave from Sliema and head to Filfla. There will be no disembarkation on the island and no swimming will take place around Filfla. On its way back, the boat will stop for a short time for those who would like to swim, and then return to Sliema.
Those attending are required to bring food and drinks with them. A bar will be available on the boat with refreshments only. Participants are recommended to apply sunblock and wear a hat.
Temperature reading will take place and Heritage Malta reserves the right to deny access to anyone with a temperature higher than 37.2 degrees Celsius, or if feeling unwell. Children should be supervised at all times.
For more details visit www.heritagemalta.org