Water activity

Virpazar: 3-Hour Skadar Lake Cruise to Monastery Kom

4.2 / 5

14 reviews

Virpazar: 3-Hour Skadar Lake Cruise to Monastery Kom

From $17.58 per person

Explore the wild beauty of the Skadar Lake offering you spectacular sceneries. Discover native bird species as you cruise along the Moraca River. Visit the 16th-century Monastery Kom and take in breathtaking views from the nearby hill.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Serbo-Croatian
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Get up close to the Lesendro Fortress
  • Cruise along the Moraca River and spot native bird species
  • See the three beautiful islands of Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak
  • Visit the 16th-century Monastery Kom and learn about its history
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of the Skadar Lake with breathtaking sights all around
Full description
Climb aboard your boat and set off to see the magnificent 18th-century fortress of Lesendro while admiring the breathtaking scenery around you. Cruise along the Moraca River, a bird reserve with up to 15 different species. Depending on the time of year, you'll spot native birds such as cormorants, seagulls, and if you're lucky, even pelicans.  Cruise along the narrow channels of the Skadar Lake and gaze in awe at the carpets of beautiful lily flowers and reeds. This area is often called the safari part of the lake because it resembles wild passages in old forests. If you are lucky, you will have the chance to see some nests with baby birds in it. Discover the three beautiful islands of Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak and continue through a similar small channel leading you to Odrinska Gora, the home of the Monastery Kom. Listen to the tales and stories about its past and get acquainted with the lifestyle of the monks residing here. Marvel at the artworks inside the monastery and take time to explore this hidden island gem.  Then, board your boat again, returning to the meeting point. On the way back, your captain will take an alternate route so you can admire the three islands from the other side. You'll also have the chance to go for a swim in the refreshing waters of the lake. Be sure to bring your swimsuit!
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Boat cruise
  • Refreshments (bottled water, juices)
  • Local wine
  • Homemade doughnuts
  • Safety equipment
  • Transportation to and from Virpazar
  • Admission fee to the National Park (4 Euros/person)
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

• The meeting point location is situated in the center of Virpazar. Just search for the shop with the local partner's name or, if you have any troubles, ask someone where to go. Please look for the people in blue shirts, who have the local partner's company name and logo on their shirts. • Please be aware of pickpockets in this area

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please note the shared group tour starts at a fixed time. For the private tour, the tour operator will contact you to arrange the exact departure
  • Please bring swimsuits and towels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Very relaxing excursion! The guide was young but gave great explanations about the lake. The crossing between the lily pads was simply magical! We had the opportunity to see a pair of pelicans !!! The donuts offered on board were delicious. The visit to the monastery was quite short but the view impressive! I recommend !

September 1, 2021

Really beautiful landscape, not to be missed!

August 25, 2021

The route is nice and the landscape very pretty. However, no comments are made so you don't know which birds you see or which island or which monument or which village it's a shame ...

August 25, 2021

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