The Best Montenegro Boat Tours Under the Montenegrin Sun

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Taking Montenegro boat tours is a great way to get out and experience the beautiful Montenegro coastlines.

Nothing can compare to the exhilaration of the wind whipping through your hair as you cruise along the coastline!

And as you speed along, you get a completely different view of the coast and fishing villages.

From here you appreciate just how stunning the stone buildings are with their lush mountain backdrops. It’s just breath-taking.

And you're not restricted to the coast. Why not take a cruise to see rare pelican breeding grounds and island monasteries on Lake Skadar?

Whichever you choose, you will definitely need your camera!

Boat trips in Montenegro are the most popular tourist activity. Find everything from an hour tour to a full day trip.Pin this

Here are some of the reasons I'm such a fan of boat tours in Montenegro:

  • Visit boat-access only beaches: Some boat tours take you to beaches that you can only get to by boat. You can skip the crowded beaches and spend the day on an exclusive half-deserted beach instead.

  • Avoid the traffic: You can also get to some beaches much faster by boat than you can in the car. Why spend hours in a stuffy car to get to the best beaches when you can whip over there in a boat?

  • See the island churches: Many of the islands have churches on them but the only way to see them is on one of the Montenegro boat tours.

  • See coastline you can’t see by road: Much of the wildest and most beautiful coastline can’t be seen from the road. But you can explore it by boat.

  • Just a bit decadent: Booking one of the private boat tours will have you feeling like a movie star for the day... and they're surprisingly affordable!

  • Create your own itinerary: Private boat tours are customisable. Stop for dinner at a waterside restaurant, swim over to that deserted beach or create your perfect itinerary with the help of your skipper!

  • It’s so much fun!

Here's a video of the hugely popular Blue Cave boat tour listed below.


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Bay of Kotor Group Tours | Skadar Lake Boat Tours | Bar Boat Tours


Bay of Kotor Boat Tours

Most Montenegro boat tours start from Kotor. It's very central, historic, scenic and the tours incorporate a visit to one of Montenegro's main attractions - Our Lady of the Rocks

If you take a boat tour to Our Lady of the Rocks, I recommend getting one with at least a short stop in Perast, a UNESCO Heritage town just a few minutes from Our Lady of the Rocks. It's a beautiful town to walk through and there are historic churches and museums to visit. 

If you want to go further and see the whole Bay of Kotor, choose a tour that takes you to the Blue Cave on Lustica Peninsula. On a tour like this you'll see Kotor Bay, Our Lady of the Rocks, the Blue Cave, Lustica Peninsula, Mamula Island, the caves the army used to hide submarines and even have a beach stop if you like. 

Many of the tours are similar. I've included all the most popular ones because some are slightly longer or shorter and depart at different times of day. 


Bay of Kotor Group Tours

Booking a seat on a small group tour is a great way to get a boat tour for a fraction of the cost of booking a whole boat. Here are the best ones:

2 Hour Perast and Our Lady of the Rocks Speedboat Tour - Small Group Tour

This is the best value tour you'll find. There are 6 departures daily and you'll get private service at a large group tour price.

This small group speedboat tour has a maximum of 15 people on each tour and you can buy single tickets if you're travelling alone. 

The tour cruises along the coast from Kotor to Our Lady of the Rocks, where you have a 30 minute stop to tour the island.  

Then you head over to Perast, where you have another 30 minute stop to see the UNESCO Heritage town, before cruising back to Kotor City Park, by the old town. 

The tour includes free cold drinks and you can book now and pay on the day. 

Tour Details

Start point: Kotor City Park (200m from the old town/port)
Start time: 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm daily
Duration: 2 hours
Price: Adults €20 each, children <12  €10 each


3 Hour Our Lady of the Rocks and the Blue Cave Speedboat Tour - Small Group Tour

This is the most popular tour on Montenegro Pulse and it's a great way to pack the most into your boat tour. 

First stop is Our Lady of the Rocks, before you head through the Verige Straits and along the Herceg Novi Rivera.

Then it's out of the bay, past Mamula Island, the WWII prison island, and along Lustica Peninsula to the Blue Cave, where you have a 30 minute stop to swim in the cave.

On the way back to Kotor, you'll stop in the caves the army used to use to hide submarines. 

The tour includes free cold drinks and you can book now and pay on the day. 

Tour Details

Start point: Kotor City Park (200m from the old town/port)
Start time: 9am, 12pm, 3pm, 6pm daily
Duration: 3 hours
Price:  Adults €30 each, children <12  €15 each


Lake Skadar Boat Tours

Lake Skadar is a fantastic place for a boat tour. 

It's a national park and home to over 280 bird species including the rare Dalmatian Pelican and Pygmy Cormorant.

There are boat cruises anywhere from an hour to a full day. You can visit island monasteries, go bird watching, see the pelicans... and pick water lilies!

When you're done you can try some of the lake specialties like marinated carp, fresh from the lake. 

Read More: Lake Skadar Boat Tours


Boat Tours from Bar

Private Boat Tour to Queens Beach

This boat tour is like having your own motor yacht for a day.

The boat takes you from Bar and cruises along the coast to Queens Beach, an exclusive boat-only beach. You also visit Sveti Nedjelja church island in Petrovac and Stari Ulcinj.

The day includes lots of swimming and snorkelling stops.

Tour Details

Start point: Bar
Start time: 10am
Duration: 4 or 8 hours
Price: From €380 for up to 5 people

Read More: Half Day Yacht Cruise on the Adriatic

Read More: Full Day Yacht Cruise on the Adriatic


Montenegro boat tours are a great way to get out and explore Montenegro in a fun and unique way. The coast here is ideal for exploring by boat and I promise you'll have an unforgettable day!

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