This activity offers visitors the unique opportunity to snorkel in a floating ‘seaquarium’ with Bluefin Tuna just off the shore of Mellieha 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 will snorkel 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 around 45 minutes 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!
June to September
Usually starts at 9.00 am. Participants should arrive at the centre at 8.30 am.
Boat trip and use of snorkelling equipment (masks/snorkels)
The Tunny Net, Slipway, Mellieha.
Boat departs usually at 08:30 in the morning.
Around 2 hours, including around 45 minutes snorkelling with bluefin tuna.
Original departure point
Swimwear / wetsuit, towel, hat, sunscreen
Snorkelers 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.
Usually make your own way their using bus, car etc.
Participants should treat all marine life with respect, avoiding any attitude or behaviour which may cause additional stress or injury to the fish.
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 Jana 24/02/2023