Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave Boat Tour Montenegro

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Join the most popular Blue Cave boat tour in Montenegro! Visit Our Lady of the Rocks, submarine cave and swim in the Blue Cave.

Take a thrilling and stunning speedboat tour to Our Lady of the Rocks and the Blue Cave in Montenegro.The Blue Cave boat tour Montenegro. Image: Deposit Photos

This boat tour to Our Lady of the Rocks and the Blue Cave is one of the most popular tours in Kotor. 

In just three hours you'll see the Bay of Kotor, visit Our Lady of the Rocks - the must-see attraction in the bay - and explore Lustica's must-see - the Blue Cave. 

And since the tour starts from Kotor Park, just 200m from Kotor old town and Kotor port, it's perfect if you'll only be in Kotor a short time.

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Overview of the Blue Cave Boat Tour Montenegro

This tour takes just 3 hours and starts in Kotor, so it's ideal if you're visiting the city on a cruise ship or just visiting for the day. 

On the tour you'll see some of Montenegro's most beautiful scenery, historical sites and must-see attractions:

Highlights of the Blue Cave Boat Tour Montenegro

  • Travel by speedboat and get unique views of the Bay of Kotor
  • Multiple departures daily
  • Led by friendly, English-speaking skippers
  • Family friendly
  • Ideal for cruise ship visitors in Kotor port
  • Free water and juice onboard
  • Free use of snorkels and masks
  • Small group tour of up to 15 people
  • Private tour option available on request

What You Can Expect on This Blue Cave Boat Tour Montenegro

You'll start by cruising over to Our Lady of the Rocks, an man-made island that's been built up by locals over 500 years. 

According to legend, the island was created after two local brothers found an icon of the Madonna washed up on a rock. Ever since then locals from Perast have been throwing rocks into the sea to create the island - even today, there's a festival every year called Fasinada, where locals throw rocks into the sea around the island.

Our Lady of the Rocks is a Roman Catholic church with a fascinating little museum attached. You can take a guided tour of the church and museum for €2 per person. 

Kotor Tours. Take a thrilling and stunning speedboat tour to Our Lady of the Rocks and the Blue Cave in Montenegro.Our Lady of the Rocks

Image: Deposit photos

After you visit the church, you head through the Verige Straits and along the Herceg Novi Riviera to the entrance of the Bay of Kotor. 

You'll cruise past Mamula Island, a former Austro-Hungarian fortress that was used as a prison during WWII. 

Then you'll cruise along Lustica Peninsula, a wild part of the Adriatic coast, that's very different to the bay. It's here that you'll stop for a swim in the Blue Cave. 

The Blue Cave is named for the iridescent blue that bounces off the shallow bottom. You can swim through the cave and explore the bottom using the free snorkels and masks that are onboard. 

After a refreshing swim, it's time to head back towards Kotor. On the way, you'll stop at the huge caves that have been dug into the Lustica Peninsula coastline. These caves were used to hide submarines during wartime and worked very well. 

After a short visit into the caves, you'll head back through the Verige Straits, past Our Lady of the Rocks and return to Kotor. 

Details of the Blue Cave Boat Tour Montenegro

Start/finish point: Kotor City Park (5 minute walk from Kotor old town/Kotor Port)
Start time: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm daily
Duration: 3 hours (approximately)
Tour type: Group tour of maximum 15 people per boat. If you have a larger group they can be split into two or boats. Alternatively, a larger boat will be supplied depending on the group size. You can also request a private tour
Price: Adults €30 each, children <10  €20 each
Tour Operator: Montenegro Submarine and Speedboat Tours

What others are saying

Hi Sarah,

We just got back from the 3 hour boat tour out to the Blue Cave and it was amazing!

Very nice boat, very organized, the driver was great.

Thanks for the recommendation!

~ Craig and Kris


  • Pick up and drop off from Kotor City Park (100m from Kotor Port and the old town)
  • Live commentary
  • Cold non-alcoholic drinks
  • Snorkels and masks

Additional Information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The tour may be cancelled or modified in poor weather or sea conditions

What to Bring on the Blue Cave Boat Tour Montenegro

  • Camera - especially a Go Pro or similar waterproof camera if you have one
  • Swimsuit - wear your swimsuit under your clothes. There are no changing rooms onboard
  • Sunglasses, hat and sunscreen - there's shade on the boat, but you might be in the sun, depending on the time of day
  • Long sleeves - it can get cold on a speedboat, even on the hottest days

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The perfect accompaniment to a Bay of Kotor boat tour is a walking tour of Kotor old town. Click here to see which one I recommend.

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