An intriguing tour around Filfla by Heritage Malta

On Saturday, 21st and Saturday, 28th August, Heritage Malta is inviting you to join Senior Curator John J Borg on an intriguing tour around Filfla, during which he will reveal several interesting anecdotes about this small island which might look insignificant but has a very interesting narrative.

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? Which species live on Filfla nowadays? Why has the island been turned into a nature reserve?

During the tour, participants will enjoy a boat ride while listening to these stories and many others. A sharp lookout will also be kept for any seabirds, turtles and cetaceans that may be encountered along the way.

The boat will leave from Sliema Ferries (Luzzu Cruise Point) at 10:00am sharp and head towards Filfla, passing along the eastern and southern coast of Malta. There will be no disembarkation on Filfla and no swimming will take place around the island either. However, on its way back the boat will make a stop next to Delimara for those who would like to swim, and then return to Sliema.

A bar will be available on the boat with refreshments only. Those attending are therefore required to bring along with them any food and drinks they prefer. It is recommended that participants apply sunblock and wear a hat.

Ticket prices are as follows: Adults €25, Seniors and Students €20, Heritage Malta members and children (6 – 11yrs) €15. Tickets may be bought at all Heritage Malta museums and sites, as well as online by clicking HERE

(Please note that the Filfla tour for Saturday 21st is SOLD OUT)

Ticket holders are to meet at Sliema Ferries at 9.15am. The boat will return to Sliema at 3:00pm. The tour may be cancelled in case of bad weather.

This event is being held in strict adherence to Public Health regulations related to the Covid-19 pandemic. Heritage Malta reserves the right to deny access to anyone with a temperature higher than 37.2 degrees Celsius or feeling unwell. Children should be supervised at all times.

All those who wish to join this tour must present a Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate (preferably a digital version). Those who are not in possession of a Vaccine Certificate, including children aged 5-11 years and pregnant women, must present a negative rapid test result acquired within 24 hours or a negative PCR result acquired within 72 hours from the start of the event. Children under the age of 5 need not present a test result as long as they are accompanied by a parent/guardian who is in possession of a valid Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate. All participants must also present their Identity Card or Passport.

More information may be obtained on telephone number 2295 4310.

STQARRIJA BIL-MALTI/ PRESS RELEASE IN MALTESE

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