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Bay of Kotor

Bay of Kotor: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kotor Boat Tour: Our Lady of the Rocks, Mamula and Blue Cave

1. Kotor Boat Tour: Our Lady of the Rocks, Mamula and Blue Cave

Enjoy a boat tour to the most popular sights of Montenegro. See the impressive Our Lady of the Rocks, swim in the Blue Cave, and visit the caves where submarines were hidden. Set sail to your first stop, Our Lady of the Rocks, a church that sits on a man-made island. Hear the story of the two brothers who found a painting of the Madonna and Child and the church that was built where the painting was found. Pass through the scenic Verige Straits along the Herceg Novi Rivera. Sail out of the bay and spot Mamula Island, a prison during WWII. Follow the Lustica Peninsula to the Blue Cave. Here, enjoy the opportunity to swim in the crystal water of the cave. On the way back to Kotor, visit the caves the army used for hiding submarines.

Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming & Drinks

2. Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming & Drinks

Travel to the top sights in the Bay of Kotor on this speedboat cruise from Kotor. Enjoy access to a fridge onboard and listen to music as you sail across the water at thrilling speeds. Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi. Meet your guide at the tour agency and head to the speedboat in Kotor. Admire panoramic views of charming coastal towns like Perast, Tivat, Porto Montenegro, and Herceg Novi. Stop near the entrances to the abandoned submarine tunnels, which were built by the Yugoslav Army. Continue to the island of Mamula where you will see the fortress of Mamula which was converted into a concentration camp by the Italians in World War II. Hear about the history of the island from your local skipper. Feel the wind in your hair on the way to the Blue Cave where you can enjoy swimming and diving in the azure waters. Use the snorkeling mask to explore the underwater landscapes of the cave. Sail to the Our Lady of the Rocks island, which was created by local fishermen in the 15th-century. Have the chance to purchase a ticket to enter the Our Lady of the Rocks Church which contains 68 famous paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century baroque artist from Perast. Return to your starting point in Kotor at the end of your cruise.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

3. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip

Explore Montenegro on a day trip from Dubrovnik. Enjoy free time in the picturesque towns of Kotor, Perast, and Budva, and embark on a sightseeing ferry across the Boka Kotorska Bay. Departing from Dubrovnik in the morning enjoy the sights of the Old Town and its surroundings while driving through the beautiful Župa Dubrovačka and the Konavle region. After crossing the Montenegro border, continue along the picturesque Montenegro coast. During the drive through Boka Kotorska Bay, stop at the charming town of Perast. Have the option of visiting the island of Our Lady of the Rocks. During the drive, your host will tell you all about Montenegro's most important cultural monuments, and about the country's history and legends. Upon arrival at Kotor, enjoy free time to explore on your own. The town of Kotor is famous for its nautical tradition, famous commercial fleet, and imposing city walls. After sightseeing, proceed towards Budva. Once at Budva, enjoy another sightseeing tour and free time. Budva is famous for its old city core and beautiful clean sandy beaches. It is a key tourist center of Montenegro. From Budva, return to Dubrovnik in the afternoon, including a ferry drive across the Boka Kotorska Bay.

Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

4. Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

Your tour begins with a complimentary pickup from your hotel in Dubrovnik. From there travel to the border, 45 kilometers south of Dubrovnik. Once you make it over the border to Montenegro, your adventure starts.  Travel to and explore the small town of Perast. Take a boat to Kotor to begin your sightseeing cruise. First, visit a small man-made island in the middle of Kotor Bay: the Island of Our Lady of the Rocks, one of the most important symbols of Montenegro with fascinating scenery and architecture.  Following a short visit, your cruise continues to Kotor, the most important Venetian port on this side of the Adriatic Coast. UNESCO-listed since 1979, this town is surrounded by 4.5-km-long city walls and contains a fascinating Old Town.  Choose to climb up to the walls, visit the museums, walk the streets, or just enjoy having lunch in one of the great local restaurants. At the end of your experience, return back to Dubrovnik where your guide will take you back to your hotel.

From Cavtat: Montenegro Day Tour & Boat Cruise in Kotor Bay

5. From Cavtat: Montenegro Day Tour & Boat Cruise in Kotor Bay

Start your tour with complimentary early-morning pickup (07:45-08:15) from your hotel or nearest possible location to your accommodation in Cavtat. Once everyone has been picked up, drive by BU to the Croatian/Montenegrin border crossing. After border control is done, enjoy a coffee break, at your own expense, before heading to the port, where you will embark on a boat to start your adventure. Your first stop is the charming town Perast. Here, enjoy some free time for a walk in the quaint beautiful streets with baroque palaces Then the boat will first take you to the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks to visit the beautiful monument in the heart of the bay. From there, proceed to the old town of Kotor, the most important Venetian port built on this side of the Adriatic coast with impressive 4.5-kilometer-long city walls, that have been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979. Kotor is located on the only natural fjord of its kind in the world and visiting this town is about more than beautiful views, it’s also about experiencing the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. When you arrive, you will have around 2.5 hours of free time to see the most important monuments in the old town like St.Triphun Cathedral and Maritime Museum. Also, you will have time for lunch and if you like, to visit the walls and buy some authentic souvenirs. Return back to Cavtat from Kotor by air-conditioned bus. You will be dropped off from where you were picked up in the morning.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Boat Tour from Perast to Kotor

6. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Boat Tour from Perast to Kotor

Take a day trip to Montenegro and sail down the Adriatic Coast. See Boka Kotorska Bay, explore Kotor, and wander through Perast. Come across UNESCO World Heritage Sites as you explore Montenegro. Benefit from pickup at your accommodation in Dubrovnik and drive to the border crossing with Montenegro to climb aboard a boat and cruise to Kotor. Admire the Venetian port and defensive city walls from the water. Get breathtaking views of the fjord and learn more about the cultural heritage of Boka Kotorska Bay. Enjoy free time to explore the monuments of the Old Town. Board the boat again and sail to the small town of Perast. Visit the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks on arrival, and get some free time for lunch in the beautiful town center. Stroll the streets to find Baroque palaces, Orthodox monuments, and other UNESCO World Heritage monuments at your own pace. Marvel at the stone defense towers that remain untouched, and follow in the footsteps of Russian czars and Venetian princes who sailed in Kotor Bay. Return to Perast by air-conditioned bus or minivan, and continue to Dubrovnik after the border crossing.

Bay of Kotor: 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

7. Bay of Kotor: 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way on this kayak trip on the Bay of Kotor. Take a break on the beach on the other side of the bay where you can swim, snorkel, explore the area, relax, eat, or sunbathe. On the 2.5-3 hours of the tour, you’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline of the bay. Learn about the history of the bay and see amazing traditional architecture in the fishing villages along the coast like Muo, Prčanj, Stoliv. See palaces. Explore houses built by sea captains and rich families of Kotor. Hear the story of brave local sailors and how they built these beautiful houses during the Venetian rule. This tour will give you the opportunity to take in the beauty of Kotor bay from the seaside. Be ready to capture some amazing shots of the Kotor bay, one of the most stunning bays in the world and hear a bit about the history of this amazing part of the Adriatic coast.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Coast Full-Day Trip

8. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Coast Full-Day Trip

Visit the Bay of Kotor, Kotor’s old town, and charming Perast on a group tour. Travel in the comfort Mercedes bus as you explore the coast of Montenegro. The adventure begins after crossing the Montenegro border, starting with a drive around the spectacular Bay of Kotor. Arrive in the UNESCO-protected old town of Kotor – at one time the most important Venetian port on this side of the Adriatic. Enjoy some free time to explore the old town and to walk part of the impressive fortification complex. The final stop on the tour is the small city of Perast. Discover the charming baroque architecture during Venetian rule on the Dalmatian coast.

Kotor: Boka Bay, Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave Tour

9. Kotor: Boka Bay, Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave Tour

Enjoy a day of exploring the beautiful Boka Bay with the guidance of a local expert, as you go from island to island and take in all the stunning views of mountains, water, and impressive historic buildings alike. Admire a panoramic view of the bay as you depart Old Town Kotor on the way to the famous Blue Cave. Take some time to swim and snap some photos at this fantastic cave created at the bottom of a cliff. As you leave, take in amazing views of Mamula, the natural island where a fortress was built by the Austrian navy. Your next stop are former military tunnels used during WWII for hiding and repairing submarines. Continue to the main highlight of this tour: Our Lady of the Rocks island. Visit the church and tour the inside, filled with interesting objects from back in the day. End your journey with a wonderful overview of UNESCO-protected Old Town Perast from the water, before heading back to Kotor.

From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Group Tour of Montenegro Coast

10. From Dubrovnik: Full-Day Group Tour of Montenegro Coast

Explore the incredible Montenegro coast for a day. Cross the border to the Bay of Kotor and take the option to visit the island Our Lady of the Rocks. Learn the ancient legacy of Kotor and take the scenic route to Boka Kotorska bay. Drive back through Herceg Novi and along the Dubrovnik Riviera. Depart from Dubrovnik by bus and enter Montenegro. Appreciate the turquoise blue coastline, littered with islands as you drive toward the Bay of Kotor. Stop in the city of Perast, known for its fresh sea air, and take the option to visit the island Our Lady of the Rocks. Head onward to the city of Kotor and learn the ancient roots and history of this special place. Allow the beauty to take over during your free time, and explore the city as you please. Return on the completely panoramic road that passes through Boka Kotorska bay, where you'll catch a ferry to the other side. Catch a ride through Herceg Novi to the border, and finish with marvelous views of the Dubrovnik Riviera.

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What people are saying about Bay of Kotor

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,304 reviews

Take the excursion without the boat because you will have a private driver, unfortunately I don't have his name, but that's fine. Not against don't forget to extend your data roaming otherwise the excursion may cost you dearly. You can choose to be alone in Kotor but if you prefer explanations take the guide.

Fantastic tour tailored for our needs. Nice boat, great communication from your operator. Nikolai our captain was wonderful. We got to decide where we wanted to spend time and where we wanted to keep going. Beautiful scenery. Highly recommend!

Great day in Montenegro, I would not recommend the boat to go on Our Lady of the Rock. I loved Kotor city. Sometime missing a bit of time but a great great day full of surprises and discovering! I recommend

It's a beautiful trip, worth every penny. everything went according to schedule. there's plenty of time at each town. An excellent way of having a taste of a country in one day.

The guide (Tania?) was very friendly and her comments interesting, the circuit was quite complete to learn more about Montenegro