Kotor, Montenegro Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Kotor, Montenegro Cruises & boat tours

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Cruise in Kotor Bay

1. From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Cruise in Kotor Bay

Cross the border to Montenegro from Dubrovnik and explore the treasures of the Bay of Kotor on a full-day guided tour. Visit the picturesque towns of Perast and Kotor and take in the breathtaking views of Our Lady of the Rocks on an optional bay cruise. Depart Dubrovnik in the morning in an air-conditioned vehicle and head for the Croatian/Montenegrin border. Stop at the border for a coffee break before continuing to your first stop, Perast. Arrive at the town of Perast and embark on a short 15-minute guided tour followed by 45-minutes of free time. Admire its Baroque architecture and lush hillsides before boarding your reserved boat for a scenic cruise on the Bay of Kotor (if option selected). Sail to Our Lady of the Rocks island, an artificial island situated in the heart of the bay. Disembark for a guided visit of the island and step inside the idyllic blue-domed church and museum. Then, resume your boat tour to Kotor, soaking up the views of the Montenegrin coastline lined with orange-roofed houses and sloping hills. If you choose not to take the cruise, relax on a scenic bus ride along the coast to the old town of Kotor. On arrival, join a 30-minute guided tour if you like, or discover the town at your own pace. Follow your guide through the narrow streets of this UNESCO-listed town, located on the only natural fjord of its kind. After the tour, enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to browse local shops, try traditional cuisine, or walk beside the 4.5-kilometer city walls. Feel free to ask your guide for recommendations. Finally, board the bus once more for a comfortable ride back to Dubrovnik.

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

2. 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.

From Dubrovnik: Montenegro Boat Tour from Perast to Kotor

3. 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.

Kotor: Perast Old Town and Our Lady of the Rocks Boat Tour

4. Kotor: Perast Old Town and Our Lady of the Rocks Boat Tour

Embark on a cruise tour on which you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the rich biological diversity of Kotor. Visit Boka Bay, and see ancient Romanesque churches and other countless historical monuments. The tour starts at the seaport of Kotor, where a friendly skipper will await travelers on board. Discover the hidden gems of Boka Bay including authentic fishing grounds and villages, antique Romanesque churches, Byzantine palaces, and more historical monuments. Out of many panoramic views, the first one is directly aimed at the islet Our Lady of the Rocks, a site enriched with a mythical legend that goes back more than 5 centuries. Legend has it that it is an artificial island expanded by seamen who discovered the Madonna and Child emblem on a sea rock. Feeling grateful for safe returns after long journeys, the sailors vowed to honor the Holy Mother, so, little by little and stone by stone, they built it into an island that harbors the Lady of the Rocks church. Visitors can listen to stories about the relics while seeing the chapel's many frescoes, paintings, votives, tapestry, and other treasures. Outside, guests can stop for a drink or buy souvenirs or ice cream. The next stop on the journey is Perast. This UNESCO heritage site once housed people from the Illyrian, Roman, and Christian periods. The architecture of the nine defensive towers, Baroque palaces from the 17th and 18th centuries, and distinctive Catholic churches demonstrate the city's affluence during Venetian administration.

From Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Herceg Novi: Boka Bay Day Cruise

5. From Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Herceg Novi: Boka Bay Day Cruise

Discover the Bay of Kotor on an 8-hour cruise. Learn about the region's history and explore the natural landscapes. Visit a former prison sail around the bay, and swim in crystalline waters. Begin your excursion in Kotor, Budva, or Tivat. From here, your first stop of the day will be Bijela, where you will get the chance to have a refreshing swim. Visit the church and museum on the island before heading to the Blue Cave. Along the way, pass the entire length of UNESCO-protected Kotor Bay, before finally reaching the open sea. At the very entrance of Boka Bay, see the former fortified prison and concentration camp, Mamula. Circulate the island by boat to observe the wild interlace of history and nature. Then sail out until you reach the Blue Cave. Take a break at Porto Montenegro for lunch and explore the picturesque town. Then, sail back to Kotor, with another swimming break at the deep waters of the bay. Change into dry clothes and visit the church at the island Our Lady of the Rock. During the return trip, enjoy views of majestic mountains, caves, beaches, and historical sites.

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

6. 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.

Kotor: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour

7. Kotor: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour

This tour includes cruising around the Bay of Kotor, in which you will enjoy panoramic views of the fishing villages, churches, and many more historical monuments.  Your first stop is at an islet in the middle of Boka Bay known as "Our Lady of the Rocks". Legend says that this artificial island was created from stones local fishermen put upon a specific rock where shipwrecked crewmen found the icon of Madonna and Child. The church there was built in her honor. The interior of this 15th-century church features a marble altar holding an icon of Our Lady of the Rocks made by Lovro Dobric (a famous Balkan painter), as well as 68 paintings by Tripo Kokolja, including the famous The Death of the Virgin. Your Kotor Bay tour continues with a cruise to Tivat Bay where you will see an exclusive marina for mega yachts — Porto Montenegro. Continue to Herceg Novi Bay with its Byzantine and oriental architectural styles, and then onto island Mamula. You will also visit an ex-submarine military base. Your next stop is reserved for taking a refreshing swim in the mesmerizing Blue Cave, which can only be accessed by boat. The boat is equipped with soft and comfortable seat cushions, as well as refreshing cold drinks.

Dubrovnik: Montenegro Day Trip with Boat Cruise

8. 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.

Kotor: Scenic Boat Trip with Church, Blue Cave, & Beach Stop

9. Kotor: Scenic Boat Trip with Church, Blue Cave, & Beach Stop

Step away from the crowds and explore the beautiful Kotor Bay by sea. Embark on a guided speedboat trip to navigate along the striking coastline and visit some of the area's biggest hotspots. Finally, unwind on a gorgeous beach, with crystal clear waters and lush verdant hills. Gaze at the many bays of Kotor on a panoramic ride, before stopping at the most unique locations. Explore the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks and its church to learn about its history. Hear testimonies about how the gifts of nature were used to hide the former military base during WWII. Sail past the distressing Mamula Island with its old concentration camp, then move on to the luminous Blue Cave for a refreshing swim. Lastly, approach Žanjice Beach, where you'll get dropped off to relax for the rest of the day. Your adventure will come to an end with a ride back to Kotor.

Kotor: Panorama and Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience

10. Kotor: Panorama and Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience

Board the semi-sub for panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor and the Old Town of Kotor from the deck of a specially-outfitted marine vessel. This will certainly be like no other tour on your vacation. While on the water you will marvel at the small fisherman villages, medieval churches, 17th-century palaces, sheer cliffs, and much more dotting the serpentine coastline. Venture below deck to appreciate a different view of Kotor thanks to the underwater cabin featuring 4 big, bullet-proof glass windows on both sides. Keep your eyes wide-open for unexpected marine life swimming alongside you and your companions. Throughout the tour, you will be provided with cold water and a tent on deck for sun protection. This boat ride is perfect for families and those who have limited time but want to get a brief introduction to the Bay of Kotor.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 318 reviews

Spacious boat, included about 15-20 other passengers but captain was a great driver and knowledgable about the various locations. Spoke really good english too!

El viaje fue muy bueno. Cómodo el autobús, muy cumplidores con el horario.El recorrido alucinante,bellos paisajes y lugares.

It was fantastic!! The guide was so friendly and the location was quiet easy to see

Captain was a really sweet guy. Also seeing the perast from the sea worth it.

This was a really great trip. Scenery is beautiful and Kotor is outstanding.