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MH Travel is the only travel agency in Montenegro which organizes sailing tours for shared costs of sailing. This is a very good sailing option for budget travelers, individuals or small groups. We organize one and two days sailing only in the Bay of Boka, which is the most attractive part of the Montenegrin coast. In comparison with Croatia, Montenegro doesn't have a lot of islands, just two bigger and several islets.
If you want to spend a day sailing around the Boka Bay and to have unforgettable memories, take one of our sailing tours and you will not regret it.
The itinerary which we will describe is highly recommended, but if the customers want to take a break somewhere else in Boka Bay, or don't want to stop, this is also possible.
8:00 departure from Kotor
Sailing to Perast and island Our Lady of The Rocks
Sailing through Verige gate
Sailing through Tivat Bay around Island St. Marco and Island Lady of The Grace
17:00 arrival to the port of Herceg Novi
8:00 departure from Herceg Novi
Sailing to village Rose, beach Zanjic, Mirista, and island Mamula
Sailing trough Blue Cave
Sailing to Veslo Beach and Peninsula Lustica
17:00 arrival to Lustica Bay
20:00 arrival to Kotor
Full BIO of the tour you can find HERE
We will start from the port in Kotor at 8:00 am. and sail to Preast which will take about an hour. Cruise ships in the port of Kotor probably will limit us to use only engines, not sails in that first part of the sailing trip of 30 minutes. Guests will enjoy the lovely panorama of Kotor Bay and villages: Prcanj, Stoliv, Ljuta, and Orahovac. Visiting Perast or the island Our Lady of The Rocks is up to the guests' decision. To visit both places we would need about 90 minutes, and it is not planned on this trip, but if the guests insist we will stop for a visit. After Perast we will use sails and pass through 250 meters wide Verige (entrance/exit) of the most significant points of the UNESCO area of Kotor and Risan Bay.
Next to Verige is a ferry route from Lepetane to Kamenari, from one side of Boka Bay to another.
This is also the beginning of Tivat Bay, very popular for sailing and water activities. The biggest island in Tivat Bay is St. Marco Island. It is aligned with the Tivat’s other small Prevlaka Island. The side of the island with the view on peninsula Lustica and villages Radovići and Krašići have crystal clean water and several quiet oases for a swimming break.
The island is entirely covered with greenery. In 1962, a tourist settlement was built there, with 500 Tahiti-style houses, without water supply or electricity. It was managed by Club Med, and until the Yugoslav wars, it was a very popular tourist destination, especially for nudists. Next to the St. Marco is islet Our Lady of the Grace, the smallest island of the Krtoli archipelago, is one of the most beautiful sights in Tivat Bay. It is the less famous ‘brother’ of the Boka’s other island, the shrine Our Lady of the Rocks near Perast. However, unlike Perast’s island which was artificially created by adding materials onto the underwater reef, Tivat’s island has a natural origin. On this small islet (it is only one hundred and fifty meters in size) is a Franciscan monastery and church dedicated to Our Lady of Grace, which was built in the second half of the 15th century. The church is not open to visitors.
The final destination will be Porto of Montenegro in Tivat. This is the most luxurious marina in Montenegro and one of the most luxurious marinas in the Adriatic Sea. The Porto Montenegro project started when Canadian mogul Peter Munk purchased the Arsenal shipyard, a former Yugoslav Army military base in the town of Tivat in 2007, with the purpose of building a superyacht marina that would rival all other destinations. Despite its luxurious style, Porto Montenegro has very affordable prices in its restaurants. Also, the promenade in Tivat is located next to Porto Montenegro which gives our guests many options for a lovely dinner and to enjoy the sunset.
Guests will have an option to finish the tour in Porto Montenegro and go back to Kotor by taxi (distance is 10 km, taxi ride costs around 10-15 euro), or they can go back to Kotor with the skipper.
The next morning we will start sailing to peninsula Luštica and to its most popular parts: village Rose, beach Žanjic and Mirište. The distance is 1,7 nautical miles.
Rose is a typical Mediterranean village with detached houses lined along the pier – seafront. Zanjic is situated in the Miriste valley, deeply pulled in the dry land of the Lustica peninsula, 3.8 miles away from Herceg Novi.
It is surrounded by old olive groves and azure seawater. The beach is covered with white pebbles. It is 300 meters long, 15 meters wide and its capacity is 1000 people.
Mirišta beach is next to Žanjice and has a lovely restaurant with concrete terraces and rocky beach leads to Fort Arza, the most popular attraction there. There is a small islet with the orthodox monastery and church Maria de Sagnic from the 16th century. The most famous island there is Lastavica or Mamula.
Built-in 1853, the first life of the Island of Mamula was that of an Austro-Hungarian military fort. The island, however, became most notorious during World War II for the isolated concentration camp built atop the footprint of the former’s ramparts. Today, Mamula is being renovated into a luxurious hotel resort, so the visit of the island is not possible until 2023 when the Mamula hotel will be open for guests and visitors. After 30 minutes of sailing south of Mamula, we will come to the Blue Cave. This is one of the must-see attractions while you are on the coast. A unique feature of the Blue Cave is that the time of day greatly affects the color of the rippling water, from light blue in the morning to dark blue at midday, and back again to light blue before sunset. Swimming in the blue cave is the highlight of the day.
Then we will continue via village Veslo to Lustica Bay where the tour ends for the guests who want to stay there and go back to Kotor by taxi (taxi ride costs around 15 euro). Distance from Lustica Bay to Kotor is 18 km. Emulating the traditional fishing villages along the Adriatic coast, the heart of Lustica Bay is its marina. It is the perfect jumping-off point as well as a place to soak up the energy and charm of the marina village. Lustica Bay will include two first-class marinas and provide a luxurious and convenient passage to life on the coast, offering all the yachting and marina services seafarers could need. Marina offers several waterfront restaurants, cafes, and bars with unparalleled service, style, and comfort. Five stars hotel Chedi is highly recommended for the lovely dinner and sunset. You will be surprised by the affordable prices you can find in Chedi as well in other restaurants in Lustica Bay.
Guests who don't want to stay in Lustica Bay can go back to Kotor with the skipper.
We should arrive in Kotor by 21:00.
If you want to book two days sailing tour, check the sailing boat condition
Year of built: 2006
Length overall: 11.40 m
Beam: 3.60 m
Fuel tank: 150 l
Water tanks: 150+90 l
Engine: 29 HP
Equipment: roller-furling mainsail 27 m², Roller-furling genoa 36 m², Tachometer, Depth gauge, Safety equipment, Navigation tools, Bimini top, Cockpit table, Clock and Barometer, Coolbox, Stove – gas, Hot water, Cutlery set, Shore supply 220V, Electric anchor windlass, Toilet, Cockpit shower.
The last booking is possible to make up to 7 days before departure.
Tour is organized by sailing boat BAVARIA 36
Licensed sailing skipper, all port fees and beverages (water, juices, wine, beer)
Price doesn't include
Breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Guests can prepare their own food on the boat, or they can make a stop to some restaurant to have lunch.
For more info about the tour and booking, contact us on e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 0038269039751 (Viber and WhatsApp)
Hope you will enjoy on our sailing:)
Montenegro Hostel Team