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    Duration
    8 hours
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    Tour Type
    Boat Tours
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    Group Size
    28
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    Tour Guide
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    Montenegro

    Kotor Cruise – the best of Kotor Bay and Blue Cave

    Join our boat tour from Kotor!

    Pick-up options available from Budva, Tivat, and Herceg Novi

    Experience the best of Kotor Bay on the most unique boat tour from Kotor. Visit Our Lady of the Rocks, Blue Cave, Submarine Tunnels, Porto Montenegro, and more.

    Things to note
    DURATION:Up to 8 hours
    INCLUDEDTransportation by boat, professional English-speaking tour guide, entrance fees to the church and museum, fruits, welcoming champagne, and shots
    NOT INCLUDED
    • food
    • other drinks
    • tips for the guide and the crew
    WHAT TO BRINGSwimming suit, towel, sun cream, sunglasses, hat, appropriate clothing for the church
    HIGHLIGHTSBoka Bay, Perast town promenade, swimming in the Blue Cave, going around island Mamula, tunnels of the Yugoslav army, Porto Montenegro, Our Lady of the Rocks Island, church and museum, swimming in the middle of Kotor bay, ride back with the views of Stoliv, Prčanj, and Muo.
    Food and drinks are not allowed on the boat

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    Welcome to Kotor Cruise – one of the best things to do in Kotor!

    Our Kotor boat tour starts with a pop! After a warm welcome, we will depart from Kotor and open a bottle of champagne. Our tour guide will give you all the information and attention you need throughout the cruise. Now, let’s look for our first swim stop!

    Refreshed, the boat tour continues. As we head towards the Blue Cave, you will pass the enchanting Our Lady of the Rocks, cruising the entire Bay of Kotor.

    To the open seas! Our boat tour stops at the Blue Cave for a swim break – experiencing one of the best attractions in Kotor Bay.

    Our boat tour resumes there, passing some small fishermen’s villages. The next stop is the old Yugoslav military tunnels, which were used to hide ships and submarines.

    Next up: Lunch break at Porto Montenegro (luxury village and marina) to regain the energy.

    The best time to visit the famous Lady of the Rocks is late afternoon. With most of the crowds gone, you’ll get to explore the island and hear its origin stories.

    Finally, your boat tour is ready to return to Kotor! Relax and unwind as you ride back, enjoying the beauty of Kotor Bay.

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    Welcome to Kotor Cruise - one of the best things to in Kotor!

    The boat tour begins in the Old Town Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled at the end of the Bay of Kotor. This medieval town is a treasure trove of history, with its well-preserved walls, old buildings, and winding streets. The town's charm lies in its blend of various building styles, reflecting its varied historical influences.
    About 30 minutes into your boat tour, you'll pass the baroque town of Perast. Even though we don't visit Perast, you'll be able to see it from a different perspective - taking a million photos from the boat. First, we will glimpse Our Lady of the Rocks (ME: Gospa od Škrpjela) and St. George (ME: Sv. Đorđe) islands from here. Later in the day, we will stop by for a visit to Lady of the Rock's church and a museum.
    The best way to cool down during the hot Montenegrin summer is to stop in Boka Bay. Dive into its crystal, ink-blue waters near Bijela for a well-deserved swim break. Now refreshed and relaxed, our boat tour continues toward the mouth of the bay. As our Kotor cruise continues, you can see the towns of Tivat and Herceg Novi in the distance.
    At the entrance of Boka Bay, you’ll spot a former fortified prison and concentration camp called „Mamula. “ The original purpose of Mamula Island was to serve as a defensive fort. Its location held the perfect defense position, protecting the entire Bay. It was only during WWII that the Italians decided to convert it into a concentration camp. You’ll be passing by to carefully seize the wild interlace of history and nature and see what it has become today - a 5-star luxury hotel. As the boat tour continues, we reach the open sea. Soon, you’ll arrive at the most attractive cave in the region – its majesty, the Blue Cave!
    As the boat sails out of the Bay of Kotor, the first major highlight is the Blue Cave. Located on the Luštica Peninsula, Blue Cave is famous for its dazzling blue waters. Montenegro's Blue Cave has two openings. A boat and smaller vessels can enter the cave through the larger entrance. This will allow you to experience its incredible interior game of light and water. As the cave is accessible by boat, you'll be greeted by a surreal blue glow upon entering. Swimming and snorkeling here are not just refreshing but also a must! It is one of the best things to do in Montenegro. For a real cave experience, we recommend swimming from the boat and using snorkeling masks to explore the world beneath the water's surface. We will provide life jackets for unsecured swimmers. These shades of blue can hardly be seen anywhere in the world, and clear, illuminating water calls you to dive into the atmosphere of this natural theater. Don't miss being part of this blue world. Shake it to create some 'sparks' and enjoy! Hey! It's already 11:30 a.m., and it's time to head back to the Bay for more attractions!
    The first attraction is former military tunnels strategically hidden in rocks, where the Yugoslav navy stored its torpedoes and submarines during the war. These hidden tunnels, carved into the rock, were part of Yugoslavia's military defense system. Designed to hide and repair submarines and naval vessels, today they are a stark reminder of the region's recent history and offer an intriguing glimpse into military architecture. Our captain will approach these tunnels as much as the boat allows (maybe even entering inside if the sea is calm) so you can admire this historical site from a closer range.
    As the boat glides towards Tivat, you'll encounter Porto Montenegro, a luxury yacht marina and village. This modern and vibrant village contrasts sharply with the historical ambiance of Kotor and Perast. Porto Montenegro is a haven for yachts and offers upscale restaurants, designer shops, and contemporary art galleries. It's a perfect spot to experience the luxurious side of Montenegro's coastal life.
    We disembark at Porto Montenegro - a beautiful, modern luxury town and a yachting paradise within the bay of Tivat. Enjoy your lunch and take some free time around the “posh” streets.
    It is time to continue our boat tour to the most visited island in Kotor Bay - Our Lady of the Rocks!
    According to the legend, local seamen built the islet over the centuries after they found the icon of the Madonna and the Child on the rock in the sea on July 22, 1452. Over time, the islet gradually emerged from the sea. It took 100 years to build the isle and 100 more to complete the church. Now, Our Lady of Rocks protects all seamen who come to Boka Bay. Your tour guide will provide more details about the island, church, and museum. Next to the island of Our Lady, there is a natural one, St. George with a church from the 9th century and actual monks living isolated, hence the entrance is strictly forbidden for tourists.
    As the day winds down, our boat tour heads towards Kotor - the perfect time to capture the stunning sunset over the Bay of Kotor. The golden hues of the setting sun against the mountains and the tranquil bay backdrop create a picturesque scene, offering a serene conclusion to an eventful day. As we approach our disembarkation point, we’ll pass beautiful old villages on the opposite side of the Bay: Stoliv, Prčanj, and Muo.
    Our Kotor Cruise is a journey through beautiful landscapes, time, culture, and flavors. It offers something for everyone—whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or simply looking to relax and unwind. With its natural beauty, historical richness, and modern luxury, this tour promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Montenegro. Embark on this adventure and create memories that will last a lifetime while exploring the best that the Bay of Kotor offers. YOUR BOAT TOUR FROM KOTOR AWAITS!

    Customer Review

    10.00( Out of 10 )

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    • Review by - michelle mulligan

      This was the best day of my week's holiday in Montenegro, Nina and Nickoli looked after us professionally. This is a very relaxing way to spend a day, we cruised to the Blue Cave where we were transferred to a smaller boat to get in, I found it to be too busy in the cave for my liking with lots of other boats but you get the opportunity to swim in this beautiful place briefly before being transported back to Zanjice Beach for a lovely lunch and dip in the sea. On the way back we visited the submarine tunnel which is fascinating, you can get off the boat, explore the tunnel and swim in the sea. We were provided with information, a few drinks, fruit and towels during the day and it really is a great way to spend the day and also excellent value for money. On the way back we diverted to Porto Montenegro due to a thunderstorm and they treated us all to a drink at a bar while the storm passed, even so they took us to The Lady of the Rocks on the way back, it was too late to go in but they made the effort to take us. Don't hesitate to book this, you won't regret it!

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    • Review by - Justyna Mioduszewska

      Very good organization, Ogi and Johny did their best to host us on boat in the best way. It was very pleasant day, we plan to repeat it next time in Montenegro!

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    • Review by - LAszlO Matics

      It was very cool and nice. Thanx O!

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