Two day sailing529€
Day one highlights
Day two highlights
We start in the morning hours from Kotor port, sail along Kotor bay “locked” with imposing shades of Lovćen mountain above us, until the Sun rays start reflecting the actual color of the rocks in the mirror water surrounding.
Getting to know each other goes much easier along the breakfast and coffee, and here in Montenegro, we have another tradition that is strongly recommended to open your appetite and to improve your social skills, it is called rakija (read one shot of very strong alcohol).
After one hour we have our first stop in the historical and picturesque town of Perast. Place of long and noble Venetian legacy enriched with baroque palaces so well preserved that they revive past times in front of your eyes. Do not hesitate to wonder along the main street and take some equitize photos, grab an ice-cream and feel like a proper tourist.
Soon, we go back on the boat and pass famous man-made wonder – Our Lady of Rocks island, that creates absolute contrast to its natural partner – the isle of St. George next to it.
We move towards Vergie straight, the narrowest part of Boka Bay (350 meters wide), losing Kotor and Risan from the sight.
Time to jump into the deep blue Adriatic water and refresh!
Soon, we enter now very popular Tivat Bay and approach to the yachting paradise Porto Montenegro. One of the most luxurious marinas in the Mediterranean shines in modern architecture inspired by, again, Venetian style.
Even though this is a billionaire’s playground, you will be surprised by the affordable prices in the restaurants and coffee shops, as local policy is to make this little diamond town available for everybody to enjoy.
But, when it comes to the real estate and yachts, you will understand, prices are very much reserved for exclusive guests only.
Here we have one hour to explore – feel free to get lost in this neat streets, have a cocktail in some of many diverse bars, walk to see big submarine from Yugoslavia time (now a museum), exposed outside reminding everybody that earlier this fancy place was big navy base and a shipyard.
From Tivat we sail to the famous Yugoslavian man-made tunnels inside the mountain, where they used to hide submarines (that we saw previously) along with navy ships.
Lunch is served on the boat, so we can eat and relax as we sail slowly towards Herceg Novi Bay.
Notorious fortress Mamula rises on the horizon guarding the entrance to Boka Bay along with two more fortresses on each side Ošta and Arza. Mamula is following the shape of the island Lastavica so it looks like it emerged naturally. This 19th century construction was used in both World Wars as a prison and concentration camp, and by just passing next to it will give you chills.
Exit to the open sea improves our mood as the “endless” blue line intrigues are eyes and takes our breaths away.
Blue cave is our next stop! This place shows nature’s creativity of the eternal fight of the sea and the rocks.
To dive in deep, we take our snorkeling gear and jump right into this shade of ink blue mixed with the dancing sunlight breaking it into turquoise.
Whoever feels insecure, we have provided life jackets, so you can focus on the sparking fluorescent water that appears as you shake your body.
After this thrilling experience, we go back on board and sail towards Budva.
Time to relax, think about life overlooking the sea, soak up the sun, get tanned, and upload all pictures to social media. Maybe even socialize a bit.
In the evening hours we dock in Budva marina.
The town of everything.
Known as “The Queen of Tourism”, Budva offers numerous activities, but before everything, it offers the greatest nightlife in the entire coastline. Party happens literary everywhere, in open bars, closed clubs and the biggest open discotheque “Top Hill” up in the mountain.
Of course, this is also an ancient place with bright and beautiful Old Town worth of exploring, beautiful romantic pedestrian zone along the port and beaches, numerous restaurants for diner, so don’t panic if you are not a “party type”.
Explore Budva as you wish and make sure you are back on the boat by morning.
We embark from Budva marina at 9 am and sail towards famous island of St. Stefan. You will have plenty of time to wake up and have breakfast as it takes one hour to our first swimming stop.
St. Stefan evolved from an abandoned fisherman’s village over Tito’s private holiday resort into now to be an exclusive hotel-island, where staying costs up to 5.000 euros per night. Per one night.
However, the attraction of this fortress-town doesn’t lie in its fancy reputation, but in the charm of its medieval architecture.
You can swim from the boat to the public beach, if you want to see the island from the front, and surely, you will recognize it, as it stands to be the most photographed location in Montenegro.
Now, we turn the boat towards another, much bigger island – actually, the biggest island in our country – St. Nicholas.
This natural massive is just across Budva, acting like its guardant from the big waves that come from the open sea. As we sail all around it, we spot how the island seems to be tilted to one side, reveling all the layers of rocks.
From here we open our sheets and sail back to Boka Bay, have our lunch on the way and relax.
Our final stop is officially the sunniest town in Montenegro, with more than 200 sunny days per year – the town of Herceg Novi.
One hour is more than enough to go around and see how this Old Town reflects medieval style of not only Venetians, but Ottomans as well, go up and down with countless stairs and take some nice pictures in this magnificent flower paradise.
From here we are headed back to Kotor Bay, with additional swimming stop at Bijela, to round up our day.
Disembark in Kotor port is planned for 19h.