COVID-19: New Travel Restrictions to Gozo Announced

  As from Friday new travel restrictions between Malta and Gozo will come into effect. In a press conference, Minister for Gozo, Clint Camilleri said that travel between Malta and Gozo will only be allowed for: Work Reasons Medical Reasons Visiting any relatives recovered in Hospital Visiting relatives Cargo Returning to the private residence The […]

Mgarr Harbour in Gozo gets a €6 million makeover

Mgarr Harbour in Gozo is in the middle of an impressive €6 million makeover. New pontoons, quays and slipways for fisherman and yachting enthusiasts have been built in an EU-funded scheme. Infrastructure Malta said: ‘Through this €6 million project, we are rebuilding the quays, pontoons and other facilities. ‘Two new quays are ready. The construction […]

Malta’s top photographer wins special tourism award

Malta’s top photographer has been honoured for his services to tourism. Renowned photographer Daniel Cilia won the Special Recognition prize at this year’s Gozo Tourism Awards. He said: ‘Very, very, happy and proud to be awarded a Special Gozo Tourism Recognition Award by the Gozo Tourism Association for my work towards tourism in Gozo through […]

Record numbers of us visited Gozo in 2019

More of us than ever visited Gozo last year, according to new figures published on Wednesday. The number of passengers carried by Gozo Channel in 2019 stood at 5.9 million – a rise of nearly 3 per cent on the previous year. The ferry operator also saw a 7.4 per cent increase in the number […]

Record numbers of us visited Gozo in December

Recird numbers of us visited Gozo in December, according to new figures. The Ministry for Gozo said more than half a million passengers crossed the channel, boosting tourism on the sister island. The figures showed that 520,439 people and 165,580 cars, vans and lorries used the Gozo ferry last month – an increase of 18,532 […]

Gozo Channel ferry out of action for the next six weeks

Gozo Channel has taken one of its ferries out of action for the next six weeks. The MV Ta’ Pinu is in drydock ‘for routine maintenance works’. The ferry operator said that the ship would return to service on February 16. Gozo Channel‘s three other ferries, Gaudos, Malita and Nikolaos will cover trips between Mgarr […]

When do Gozo ferries run over Christmas and New Year?

Gozo Channel has revealed its Christmas and New Year timetable, with families across the Maltese Islands making festive travel plans ahead of the holiday season. Of course, if you’re keen on heading across the sea you may have to contend with reduced services on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Here’s when the Gozo ferries […]

WATCH: Terrifying moment monster wave slams into Gozo ferry

This is the dramatic moment a monster wave slammed into one of the Gozo ferries. The sea-sickening video taken during the height of the ferocious storm on Saturday shows the angry sea battering the ship as it heads from Mgarr to Cirkewwa. American tourist Mawk Phoenix captured the dramatic stomach-lurching footage from the passenger deck of […]

Gozo ferries battle giant waves and gale-force winds

If you’re going to Gozo this weekend, expect delays at Cirkewwa. That’s the advice from Gozo Channel as the company’s ferries battle giant waves and gale-force winds. Strong winds on Saturday morning forced the company to re-route its ferries around Comino, adding at least 30 minutes to the normal 25-minute crossing between Cirkewwa and Mgarr. […]

Gozo’s living nativity village is officially open

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend this year’s edition of Bethlehem f’Ghajnsielem. The nativity village, which is celebrating its 11th anniversary, was officially opened by President George Vella on Friday afternoon. Just a couple of minutes’ walk from Mgarr Harbour, the village aims to recreate the nativity scene in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago as […]

Gozo’s fourth ferry is back in action after upgrade

Gozo Channel’s fourth ferry is back in action after a major upgrade. The MV Nikolaus returned to service on Monday morning after spending nearly a month abroad for a re-fit. New side doors have been installed on the ship to allow foot passengers to board directly from the terminals at Cirkewwa and Mgarr rather than […]

Gozo Channel switches to its winter timetable

You know Christmas is coming when Gozo Channel switches to its winter timetable. The ferry operator’s new schedule for the ‘low season’ started on Tuesday. It said ferries will run at 30-minute intervals during the morning rush and then every 45 minutes across the day. Extra services will operate on Fridays at 11.35am from Mgarr […]

Gozo ferry damaged after crashing into jetty at Mgarr

An investigation has been launched after one of the Gozo ferries crashed into a quay during stormy weather. Gozo Channel told 89.7 Bay that the MV Malita suffered damage when it hit the jetty as it arrived in Mgarr Harbour on Monday. The ship, which can carry 900 passengers and nearly 140 cars, has been taken […]

Gozo just got smaller! Cliff collapses during storm

People have been urged to stay away from a section of the idyllic Gozo coast after a rockfall. Gale-force winds and heavy rain been blamed for causing the collapse at Xatt l-Ahmar. Overlooked by Fort Chambray, the bay is popular with swimmers and boat owners, especially in the summer months. Ghajnsielem’s mayor Kevin Cauchi urged […]

Stormy weather damages Malta to Gozo water main

Gale-force winds and ferocious waves have hit the Malta to Gozo water main. The Water Services Corporation confirmed that the stormy weather had damaged the underwater pipe halfway between Marfa and Comino. A spokesman said: ‘Despite the damage, the corporation will ensure that until the necessary repairs are done, the water supply in Gozo will be […]

WATCH: Gozo Channel suspends ferry due to bad weather

Gozo Channel has suspended all ferry services between Malta and Gozo until further notice as gale-force winds batter the Maltese Islands. The ferry operator said that its team had managed to keep services running throughout the night and Tuesday morning despite the stormy weather. Dramatic footage posted on Facebook by Gozo MP Chris Said showed […]