Water activity

Skadar Lake: Birdwatching Boat Trip with Refreshments

4.3 / 5

20 reviews

Skadar Lake: Birdwatching Boat Trip with Refreshments

Activity provider: Kingfisher

From US$ 10.56 per person

Explore the natural beauty of Skadar Lake. Enjoy watching different species of birds, and take a refreshing swim surrounding by a dramatic mountain backdrop.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours - 130 minutes
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Live tour guide
English, Croatian, Serbian
Private group available


  • See Fort Lesendro from the 18th century
  • Explore the bird reserve situated inside the Moraca River
  • Cruise through small, narrow channels, surrounded by reeds and water lilies
  • Swim in Skadar Lake with breathtaking views all around you
Full description
As the boat leaves Virpazar, you will first cruise past Fort Lesendro, built in the 18th century. As you head out onto the lake, you will be able to see many species of birds, especially cormorants and seagulls. You may even see pelicans drying their wings on top of the fort’s walls.  After that, you will cruise along the Moraca river. This area is a bird reserve and you will have the privilege to see up to 15 different bird species, depending on the time of the year.  Next, the boat will proceed inside the small and narrow channels that are surrounded by water lilies and reeds. If you are lucky enough, you may have the chance to see some nests and baby birds. The boat will then cruise around three beautiful islands - Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak. On the other side of the islands, you will have free time to go swimming, with the beautiful mountains of Vranjina in the background.
  • Refreshments (bottled water and juices)
  • Local wine
  • Homemade doughnuts
  • Local guide
  • Safety equipment
  • Transport to and from Virpazar
  • Entry fee to the national park (4 euros per adult)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • The tour operator will contact you to arrange the exact departure. The boat leaves approximately every 40 minutes.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

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Very pleasant walk on the lake in a magnificent site in the footsteps of birds. We crossed hundreds and even had the chance to see a pelican. Only regret, but important, I was sold a tour with a French speaking guide, he didn't even speak English. So no comments during the 3 hour ride!

May 16, 2022

Best choice while visitting Montenegro! Amazing views, cozy swim with motor boat, cool down swimming in Skadar lake, delicious home made donuts with honey and cheese, and cold water and sweet wine. And it's just for 10 euros! Surely has to be higher price for such service, as desk guy and captain was very friendly and informative. Make sure to leave bigger tips for such service, they worth it!

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August 2, 2021

We were very fortunate to have good weather for the 2 hour boat ride around Skadar Lake. The Kingfisher team was easy to find on the stone bridge going through the center of Virpazar, and our guide/captain pointed out key landmarks as we cruised around the lake. It's better to pre-book the boat tour through Kingfisher online, than to book it through the other agencies when you arrive in the village.

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June 1, 2021

Product ID: 384377