Gozo Channel’s fourth ferry ‘is here to stay’

Gozo’s fourth ferry ‘is here to stay’, according to Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana. The Nikolaus was initially chartered from a Greek shipping company for six months and arrived in June. Since then it has proved a huge hit with passengers, drastically reducing the queues at both Mgarr and Cirkewwa. Dr Caruana said that Gozo Channel […]

Tragedy as man drowns in the sea at Cirkewwa

An investigation has been launched after a pensioner tragically drowned off the Maltese coast. Saviour Grima, 71, from Birkirkara reportedly fell into the sea while he was fishing near the Gozo ferry terminal at Cirkewwa. He was rescued from the water and taken up to dry land where an emergency medical team tried to revive […]

New Gozo ferry ‘already making a difference’

The new Gozo ferry has gone straight to work, just hours after arriving in Malta from Greece. The ship, Nikolaus, was hailed by commuters on social media as ‘already making a difference’ to the queues waiting to board the ferries at Mgarr and Cirkewwa. Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana said: ‘Although Nikolaos is scheduled to become officially […]

More Gozo ferry crossings than ever this summer

Gozo Channel will be operating more ferry crossings than ever this summer. The ferry operator has unveiled its new timetable, which starts on Monday 17 June. It shows that services will run every 30 minutes during the weekday morning rush to cope with the increased demand from commuters and tourists. Ferries will operate every morning […]

Everything you need to know about Gozo Pops and Rocks

Gozo will host a series of live music, food and wine events next month to celebrate a four-day long weekend. ‘Gozo Pops and Rocks’ is a new addition to the cultural calendar and will be held between Thursday 6 June and Sunday 9 June. Friday 7 June is a national holiday in the Maltese Islands […]

WATCH: Drama as bus erupts into flames at Cirkewwa

An investigation has been launched after bus caught fire at Cirkewwa. Smoke was seen billowing from the vehicle as it sat outside the Gozo ferry terminal on Monday morning. Footage showed a man using what appeared to be a fire extinguisher attempting to put out flames at the back of the vehicle as others looked […]

8 places you should take everyone who visits Gozo

Gozo means ‘joy’ and a visit to Malta‘s sister island should bring exactly that. There are few things better than welcoming an old friend or visitor to your homeland and showing them the sights. Let’s face it, in Gozo we’re spoiled for choice. Everyone has their own personal favourites when it comes to things to see […]

WATCH: Incredible video will make you lust for Gozo

Malta’s little sister is ridiculously beautiful. And this video will make you want to hop on the Gozo ferry at Cirkewwa as soon as possible. This incredible footage by wallaby46 manages to capture the charm and tranquility that makes Gozo so special. The awesome drone shots show all of Gozo’s more ‘postcard popular’ landmarks from above. And let’s […]

Revealed: How Gozo is more popular than ever

Gozo has enjoyed its busiest summer on record, according to new tourism figures. Nearly 1.8 million passengers made the crossing between Cirkewwa and Mgarr this summer – an increase of 6.3 percent on last year. August was the busiest month with the Gozo Channel ferries carrying more than 620,000 passengers. Figures released by the Office […]

Gozo attracts record visitor numbers in 2017

Gozo attracted a record number of visitors in 2017, according to new figures. The number of passengers crossing between Cirkewwa and Mgarr soared to an impressive 5.4 million last year. More than 1.5 million cars also used the Gozo ferries in 2017, up from 1.3 million just two years ago. The Office for National Statistics […]

Here’s how you can avoid big queues for the Gozo ferry

The best ideas are always the simplest. The Ministry of Gozo has proved it by coming up with an easy way to help drivers avoid long ferry queues at Mgarr. Four live webcams have been set up around the port area to allow internet users to check how busy the ferry terminal is. One camera […]