Sailing in Montenegro with Sabai Sabai

Sailing in Montenegro: Explore the ancient settlements, historic islands and only-by-boat coves when you go sailing in Montenegro.Experience the ultimate in relaxation when you go sailing in Montenegro with Sabai Sabai

Getting out on a boat in the Bay of Kotor is one of my must-do’s while you’re in Montenegro.

The scenery is simply breath-taking and nothing can compare to the wind whipping past you as you glide through the water. 

Sailing in Montenegro: Explore the ancient settlements, historic islands and only-by-boat coves when you go sailing in Montenegro.Perast: Picture perfect in the Bay of Kotor

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When we need a break from the hustle and bustle of summer on the coast of Montenegro, one of our favourite things to do is rent a sail boat and head out away from the heat and crowds.

This is how we recharge our batteries, disconnect from work and reconnect as a family.

If you’re wondering if you can do this with babies or small kids, we loved it. Kai was always fascinated by all the new things to explore and he has never slept better than with the gentle rocking of a boat.

Sailing in Montenegro: Escape the crowds, explore historic islands and only-by-boat coves when you go sailing in Montenegro.Sailing in Montenegro: We've been sailing with Kai since he was a chubby little 4 month old

If you’d love to experience this for yourself, Sabai Sabai is a beautiful sailing boat that’s available for charters for anywhere from 4 hours to a full week.

This is the ultimate getaway and because it’s fully crewed, you can still charter it even if you’ve never been on a boat before. 


About Sabai Sabai

Sabai Sabai is a 43’/13m Hunter Legend 430 that has two guest cabins and two bathrooms. You can soak up the sun on the sun beds on deck or relax in the salon down below.

Sailing in Montenegro: Escape the crowds, explore the historic islands and swim in only-by-boat coves when you go sailing in Montenegro.Sailing in Montenegro: Sailing Yacht Sabai Sabai
Sailing in Montenegro: Escape the crowds, explore the historic islands and swim in only-by-boat coves when you go sailing in Montenegro.The saloon
Sailing in Montenegro: Escape the crowds, explore the historic islands and swim in only-by-boat coves when you go sailing in Montenegro.Double cabin
Sailing in Montenegro: Escape the crowds, explore the historic islands and swim in only-by-boat coves when you go sailing in Montenegro.On deck
Sailing in Montenegro: Escape the crowds, explore the historic islands and swim in only-by-boat coves when you go sailing in Montenegro.The head
Sailing in Montenegro: Escape the crowds, explore the historic islands and swim in only-by-boat coves when you go sailing in Montenegro.Sailing in Montenegro: Floor plan of Sabai Sabai

When you charter the boat it comes with an experienced skipper and stewardess to serve you.

Every tour and charter includes:

  • Wine, prosecco and beer.
  • Soft drinks, coffee, tea and water.
  • Canapes and snacks.
  • Snorkelling equipment.
  • Towels and blankets.
  • Crew, fuel, cleaning and taxes.

Tours and Charters

Here are the tours and charters you can do with Sabai Sabai. All of the tours and charters are private, so when you book you know the boat will be just for you.

The prices are also per tour, meaning the price given is for the whole boat, not per person. Kids under 16 are free, but there’s a maximum of 8 passengers (including kids) allowed on the boat at any one time.

Half Day Morning or Sunset cruise

You can do this four hour cruise either in the morning or as an afternoon sunset cruise. The trip starts in Tivat and takes you along the Tivat Riviera and through the Verige Strait towards Perast, one of the most picturesque towns in Europe.

You sail past St George island monastery and stop at must-see attraction Our Lady of the Rocks, where you can take a tour through the church and museum (€1 per person), which takes 30-45 minutes.

Then you cruise past Perast and stop in a clean, shallow spot for swimming and refreshments, before cruising back through the Verige Strait. You cruise around Sveti Marko island, which used to be a Club Med resort and Our Lady of Mercy, another island monastery, before finishing back in Tivat.

Do you want a slightly different half day cruise? That’s fine, just send your ideal tour with your enquiry and Sabai Sabai will tailor a trip for you!

Tour Details

Start point: Tivat
Start time:
10am or 3.30pm
Duration:
4 hours
Price:

Number of People

Price

1-2

€440

3-4

€470

5-6

€500

7-8

€530

Kids under 16 go free.
Includes: 
Skipper and stewardess, fuel, snorkeling equipment, towels and blankets, bottle of wine/prosecco per 2 guests, snack platter, soft drinks, beer, coffee, tea and water, Wi-Fi. 


Full Day Cruise

The full day cruise is an 8 hour tour that takes you sailing through the Bay of Kotor and out to my favourite place, Lustica Peninsula.

The first stop is the old Yugoslav submarine pens, giant caves that were used to hide submarines. You’ll jump into Sabai Sabai’s tender (inflatable boat) to check them out up close. Then you sail over to Mamula Island, the old Austro-Hungarian fortress and prison island.

After that you have the choice of lunch and swimming at Ribarsko Selo or Dobrec beach, before sailing further up the peninsula to the Blue Cave for a snorkel in the iridescent blue waters.

In the afternoon you take a relaxing sail back through the Bay of Kotor and through the Verige Strait to Our Lady of the Rocks. This is the perfect time to catch some sun or a few z’s before stopping on the island for a tour through the church and museum (€1 per person). Then it’s back to Tivat where you’ll end the day with salt in your hair and a smile on your face J.

This tour is customizable, so feel free to send your ideas and dream day out with your enquiry… Sabai Sabai will make it happen for you!

Tour Details

Start point: Tivat
Start time:
10am
Duration: 8 hours
Price:

Number of People

Price

1-2

€850

3-4

€900

5-6

€940

7-8

€990

Kids under 16 go free.
Includes: Skipper and stewardess, fuel, snorkeling equipment, towels and blankets, bottle of wine/prosecco per guest, snack platter, soft drinks, beer, coffee, tea and water, Wi-Fi. 


Sailing Lessons

You can also take sailing lessons on Sabai Sabai with a professional sailing instructor from the RYA Training Centre in Tivat. RYA is the Royal Yachting Association, a world-class training body for all things sailing and powerboat related. You can learn more about RYA here.

Sabai Sabai have private lessons for either a half day or full day – a great introduction if you’re interested in learning to sail.

They also have mile-building trips if you want to get more experience under your belt.

Tour Details

Start point: Tivat
Start time:
Flexible
Duration:
4/8 hours
Price: 

Lessons

Price

4 Hour

€450

8 Hour

€900

Mile Building

Price

Extra People

2 days/1 night (1-2 people)

€1,200

€49 each

3 days/2 nights (1-2 people)

€1,750

€69 each

5 days/4 nights (1-2 people)

€3,200

€99 each

RYA Dayskipper Practical/Competent Crew

€950 per person.

€3,500 private course.

Includes: Experienced, English-speaking instructor, fuel, all equipment, snacks (4 hour lesson), lunch (8 hour lesson), soft drinks, beer, coffee, tea and water.


Overnight Charter

Yacht charters in Montenegro are very competitive and since the Bay of Kotor borders Croatia, you can easily head north to explore the Croatian islands or south to undiscovered coves of Bar and Ulcinj, towards Albania.

A boat holiday, especially a private one that’s just for you, is the ultimate getaway – no traffic, no crowds, nothing but peace and quiet and the freedom to anchor wherever you like.

Does your ideal holiday go something like this?

  • Wake
  • Swim
  • Breakfast
  • Read
  • Swim
  • Cruise
  • Nap
  • Swim

… you get the idea. If so, then I’d highly recommend a yacht holiday in Montenegro. You’ll come home a new person!

Sabai Sabai is available for charters for two or more days and sleeps 4 guests comfortably. It’s got everything you need onboard – skipper, air-conditioning, heating, hot water, Wi-Fi, towels, linens and galley (kitchen).

Tour Details

Start point: Tivat
Start time:
Flexible
Duration:
2+ days
Price: 

Duration

July & August

June & Sept

Apr, May & Oct

Off-Peak

2 days/1 night

€1,700

€1,500

€1,200

€1,000

3 days/2 nights

€2,500

€2,200

€1,900

€1,550

5 days/4 nights

€4,000

€3,400

€2,900

€2,500

7 days/6 nights

€4,600

€4,000

€3,500

€3,000

Includes: Skipper, fuel, tax, towels and linen, snorkeling equipment, toiletries, coffee, tea, water, Wi-Fi, post-charter cleaning.
Excludes:

  • Food and drink – you can bring your own, there’s a fridge, freezer and ice machine on board. There are also restaurants all along the coast.
  • Berthing fees – if you want to stay in a marina instead of at anchor.
  • Extra crew – the charter includes a skipper, but Sabai Sabai can also find you a chef or stewardess for your trip.

Book A sabai sabai tour or Charter

You can contact Sabai Sabai to enquire about sailing in Montenegro using the form below. 

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