Msida Marina

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WorldNorth AtlanticMediterraneanMaltaMarsamxett HarbourMsida Marina
35°53.776'N, 014°29.992'E Chart icon.png
Malta Msida Marina.jpg
Radio VHF channel 13
Phone +356 2133 7049
Fax +356 2133 7048
Berths 700
Max. length ?
Max. draft 10 m
Fuel Fuel truck
Water On berth¹
Electricity Yes, 230v¹
Toilets Not yet²
Showers Not yet²
Laundry No
Internet No
Cable TV No
Hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 08.30-12.30 & 13.00-17.00; Wednesday 08:30 – 13:00; Sat 09:00 – 12:00
Address 53/1 Ta' Xbiex Seafront, Msida MSD 1515, Malta
More notes about the marina

Msida Marina, including its protective breakwater, is generally the best place to keep a yacht in Valletta's Marsamxett harbour in terms of being the most sheltered. However like most of Malta's yachting berthing facilities it is usually crowded and berths may be hard to come by.

In early 2011 the marina was taken over by a private company, Creek Developments, having previously been run by the Malta Maritime Authority. Creek Developments is aiming to carry out a major refurbishment of the facilities including replacing of aging pontoons and installation of shower and toilet facilities. Work on replacing the pontoons started in April 2012. Creek Developments have an office midway along the northern side of the marina, just to the east of the Slipway Bar.

There are laid moorings to the pontoons and breakwater.


In Marsamxett harbour between Valletta and Sliema. Protected by Msida breakwater.

Warning: When the NE wind blows, the dreaded Gregale, some swell finds its way into the marina, though notably less than elsewhere in Marsamxett Harbour. If leaving a boat unattended, extra lines may be required, especially if moored to the inside of the breakwater where it may be advisable to leave extra space between the boat and breakwater.

Berth reservation

The marina is very crowded and popular. It is best to make contact plenty of time before arrival. Yachts should email the marina in advance stating their dimensions and the period a berth will be required for. When out of season, yachts generally moor on the inside of the breakwater.

Temporary sign October 2012


The approaches are straight forward, however yachts should watch out for numerous day tripper boats operating around the harbour.

See also Arrival/Departure procedures for Malta.

Chart of Msida Marina


Creek Developments have a Berthing Master working in the marina.


  • Laid ground lines are tailed to the pontoons. On the new pontoons being installed in 2012, two lines are provided per berth. These new lines are long enough to double as mooring lines to the pontoons.
  • Water outlets on the pontoons
  • 230 volt electricity outlets on the pontoons
  • Toilets and showers are available behind the marina office

Other nearby facilities

  • Customs
  • Fuel - There is a public fuel boat outside the marina
  • Provisions - Gala supermarket is on the corner of Triq Testaferrata and Mitrovitch above the car show room. About 10 minutes walk. Gala provide a delivery service for yachts
  • Laundry - There is a laundry on Triq Testaferrat between the Gala supemarket and the Sliema waterfront.
  • Banks - Bank of Valletta have two branches on the Sliema water front.
  • Restaurants - Close to the root of the Msida breakwater are the Black Pearl, Guze, and Errera restaurants. Other bars, cafes and restaurants will be found in the area.
  • Chandleries - Whites Sails and Gauchi Borda have shops on the northern side of the marina not far from the marina office. Additional chandleries will be found on the Sliema side of Ta'Xbiex Seafront and on Triq Testaferrata.


N/A (Not Available).

Typical Malta bus in use up until mid 2011


Most pontoons are locked, except the visitors' breakwater which is also lighted and busy with local people. Yachtsmen are advised to be prudent and ensure outboards, etc. are sutably secured and boats locked when the crew are not on board.


Frequent bus services pass by the roundabout at the head of the marina.


Contact the Creek Delopments office: Email.

Personal experience

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  • Sy Swivel spent the winter month in Msida Marina with the crew living aboard. The newly installed facilities, friendly and helpful marina staff and, for Malta, morderate prices let us only recommend the marina for wintering in Malta. Advantages: nearby city and local transport, altough it might not be the quietest place on the island. --Sy Swivel

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