Meet your Captain


Captain Matthew Formosa


Captain Matthew Formosa is a Maltese native and consequently knows the seas around the Maltese Islands like the back of his hand. His main objective is to guide his clients to their destinations in the safest way possible. He has spent his whole life on the ocean sailing all types of vessels. From the wild Atlantic Ocean to the tropical Caribbean Sea, from ports in the USA to almost every port in Europe.


In 2019 Captain Matthew became the owner of the Mermaid Cruises company and since then he has done his utmost to ensure every client has an enjoyable boat cruise on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. A fun, friendly enjoyable atmosphere is what he aims for on every boat tour for every passenger.

Captain Matthew enjoys water sports of all types including, surfing, swimming, free diving, cliff diving, scuba diving and snorkeling. This means that when you book a tour with us, he can direct you to the best spots to take part in these activities.


When you book a private charter with us he can bring you to diving destinations where you can find shipwrecks to explore or to breathtaking coral to float through depending on your experience and the diving equipment you have with you. If you're itching for that adrenaline hit he can guide you to the best cliff diving spots with safe landings.


"I enjoy a good laugh and like all my clients to have good fun when onboard. I love hearing their stories and sharing a good joke. We get a lot of different nationalities on board and I learn so much from listening to my clients. At the end of the tour, I want everyone to leave the Mermaid with an unforgettable day. I want the Mermaid to be the highlight of their holiday and would love to see them come back and join us for another cruise. I never forget a friendly face and look forward to seeing them back aboard the Mermaid again soon." - Captain Matthew