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Snorkelling with Bluefin Tuna

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This activity offers visitors the unique opportunity to snorkel in a floating ‘seaquarium’ with Bluefin Tuna just off the shore of St. Paul’s Bay. Bluefin tunas are a large and beautiful species of fish that are common to the Mediterranean. This is a rare opportunity, only available in Malta, to snorkel so close to these amazing creatures. 

The Tuna fish are between 80 to 150kg and there are about 900 in the pen! Towards the end of summer the fish can reach up to 500kg! The trips are timed around feeding time so that your group can throw the food (frozen fish) to the tuna, and the tuna will swim right to the surface (very fast) to take the food. This is a pretty exhilarating experience. 

Visitors can choose to either snorkel or dive with the fish. Masks and snorkels are provided on-site if you don’t have your own. The trip (including speedboat ride) lasts around two hours and includes half an hour in the water with the tuna. But don’t worry - they won’t bite, even if you get the chance to feed them. This is a fishy experience you will love!

Important to know


June to September


Included in price:

Boat trip and use of snorkelling equipment (masks/snorkels)

Departure point:

Sirens Jetty (close to Gillieru Hotel), St. Paul's Bay


Around 2 hours, including half an hour snorkelling with bluefin tuna.

Returns to:

Original departure point

What to bring / wear:

Swimwear / wetsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen
Snorkellers who are not using a wetsuit are advised to wear a T-shirt (preferably long-sleeved)


Participants should be at least 12 years old, know how to swim unaided in open water and have basic snorkelling abilities.
Participants should be in good physical condition and free of any major physical or psychological impairment or limitations or any other condition which may compromise the participant safety and well being.
Not suitable for: pregnant women, people under the influence of drugs or alcohol & people with hydrophobia.


Available on request


Participants should treat all marine life with respect, avoiding any attitude or behaviour which may cause additional stress or injury to the fish. 

Good to know:

This trip is weather dependent so if the day is very windy the trip could be postponed for safety reasons. If you are on holiday and you cannot make the later date, your money will be refunded or you can choose a different activity.

Updated Chris 20/04/2018

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