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

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

In just three hours you'll see the whole 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. 

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

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Overview

This tour takes just three 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:

Blue Cave Boat Tour Video

Here's a video of the tour.


Highlights

  • Travel by speedboat and get unique views of the Bay of Kotor.
  • Multiple departures daily.
  • Led by friendly English-speaking skippers.
  • Family friendly.
  • 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

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 in 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 just €1 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

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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 inside the bay. It's here that you'll stop for a swim in the Blue Cave. 

The Blue Cave is named for its iridescent blue that comes 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 mammoth 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. 


Tour Details

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).
Price: Adults €30 each, children <12  €15 each.
Tour Operator: Montenegro Submarine and Speedboat Tours

Inclusions

  • 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

  • You'll receive email confirmation of your booking when you use the booking form below. 
  • I'll also send you directions for finding the embarkation point in Kotor.
  • Montenegro Submarine and Speed Boat Tours will contact you and tell you how to pay the deposit to secure your seat.
  • Not wheelchair accessible. 
  • The tour may be cancelled or modified in poor weather or sea conditions. 

Cancellation Policy

  • Tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the tour start are fully refundable.
  • Tours cancelled within 48 hours of the tour start are not refundable.
  • Tours cancelled by the operator due to bad weather, or any other reason, are 100% refundable. 

What to Bring

  • 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. 

Booking

You can reserve your spot on these popular Kotor tours. Take advantage of my local connections and make your reservation on this tour using the form below. 

After you fill in the form you'll get a booking voucher that you can take with you on the day. The voucher has directions to the meeting point in Kotor City Park, a reminder of the tour details and contact details for the tour operator if you need to make any changes to your booking. 

Please note that all fields followed by an asterisk must be filled in.
 

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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