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Kotor, Montenegro Sailing trips & boat tours

Our most recommended Kotor, Montenegro Sailing trips & boat tours

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.

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

2. 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.

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

3. 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.

Kotor: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour

4. 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.

Kotor: Panorama and Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience

5. 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.

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

6. 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: Best Views of Kotor with Private Speedboat Tour

7. Kotor: Best Views of Kotor with Private Speedboat Tour

See the highlights of Kotor on a private 1 or 1.5-hour cruise. Board a comfortable boat — complete with soft seat cushions and stocked with refreshing cold drinks — for a scenic, panoramic ride along the shoreline of the ancient Bay of Kotor. Stop at the small island in the middle of the bay that is home to Our Lady of the Rocks Church. Legend has it the artificial island was created stone by stone by local fishermen who would lay stones upon a specific rock where shipwrecked crewmen saw her and decided to build a church in tribute. Step inside the interior of this small, 15th-century church to see a great marble altar holding an icon of Our Lady of the Rocks by famous Balkan painter Lovro Dobric. Adorning the walls are various Baroque paintings by well-known Kotor painter Tripo Kokolja - most notable among them being The Crowning of Mary, Mary's Death, and Exaltation of the Holy Mother of God. From here, you will return to the boat for a ride across the waters to the quiet, picturesque town of Perast, a UNESCO World Heritage site that was once a popular vacation spot for Russian czars and Venetian princes. Explore the ancient village filled with 16 Baroque palaces, 17 Catholic churches, and 9 defensive towers. With this informative tour, you will quickly understand how this stunning area became a beacon for artists, fishermen, and visitors alike.

Kotor: Private Bay Cruise and Guided Sightseeing Tour

8. Kotor: Private Bay Cruise and Guided Sightseeing Tour

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.

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What people are saying about Kotor, Montenegro

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 502 reviews

A successful trip from start to finish. We started on time and drove to the specified stations with the speedboat. Our captain Alex took care of everything and quickly got jackets for all six participants, as it was getting a bit cold due to the early time and season. At each stop there was information from Alex and on the way back we were also able to walk through Perast for a short 10 minutes to see the city, since none of us wanted to take the bathing stop and there was some time left. We can only recommend the activity!

Extremely friendly and decisive staff, we were traveling on a cruise ship and I arrived late at the port, even so they respected our reservation and modified our tour to get to know the beautiful Kotor I highly recommend this provider

Our captain Eno was great. Very informative. This was perfect for our time on the Island from our cruise ship. It was cold BUT we jumped into the water at the cave and it was amazing

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.