Kotor Bay Boat Tour

Full day cruise around Bay of Kotor

Overview

In the TOP three excursions in Montenegro is a full-day Kotor Bay Boat Tour, one of the most beautiful fjords in the world. We embark the boat in Kotor, a UNESCO-protected town, and end the cruise in Tivat, passing by Porto Montenegro marina. During the cruise we visit Our Lady of the Rocks, pass by Prčanj, Stoliv, Perast, Mamula Island, take you to the Blue Cave, and we visit Herceg Novi. The boat on which we cruise has a restaurant, sunshades, deck chairs… Also, you will have a licensed guide who, while sailing, with interesting stories and legends will bring you the culture and peculiarities of the picturesque Bay of Kotor surrounded by the mountains of Lovcen and Orjen.

Amazing  view on Bay of Kotor

Photo: Bay of Kotor – Once you visit it, you will never forget it!

Bay of Kotor – Once you visit it, you will never forget it!

We start our journey to Bay of Kotor at the agreed place in Bar and by bus, we head towards Kotor. On our way to Kotor, we will enjoy the Riviera of Bar and Budva.

We take a photo break at Sv. Stefan, today the elite resort of the world jet set, and once a fishing village.

In Kotor, you will have free time for refreshment and walking through the old town.

 

The magnificent walls of Kotor, preserved baroque palaces, lavishly decorated churches, colorful squares have made this town one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also, Kotor become one of the top cruise destinations. After a visit to Kotor with an escort of the AVE-Tours agency, we board on a boat where a guide awaits you and start cruising the Bay of Kotor. Her beauty has inspired many world-class artists. At his first encounter with Bay of Kotor, Bernard Show said, “Whoever sees her will never forgets her.”

Cruise the Bay of Kotor

Our Lady of The Rocks – sailor’s sanctuary!

On the cruise, to  Bay of  Kotor, our first destination is Our Lady of the Rocks Island, a shrine for sailors. You will discover the story of the island’s origin while visiting the church, as well as and the life in Bay of Kotor in its greatest bloom during the reign of Venice.  The interior of the church is decorated with 68 oil paintings by famous Baroque painter Tripo Kokolja and votive gifts of seafarers. These are works of art that many prestigious galleries in the world would like to have in their collection.

We continue our cruise towards the entrance of the Bay of Kotor. You can use this time to taste the rich gastronomic offer of the boat. Each place  in the bay has its own charm and personality. Perast is proud to preserve the maritime culture of this area.

Charming Baroque Perast

The entrance to the Bay of Kotor is adorned with three fortifications: Oštra, Mamula and Arza, built during the rule of Austro-Hungary. They had a defensive character in the preservation of Kotor, an important trading center and Tivat – military naval port. At this point our boat will anchor. If you want, you can take the opportunity to visit the Blue Cave (optional) with smaller boats. It is one of the most beautiful attractions of the Montenegrin coast. Second option is swimming in the clear water of beach Žanjic.

Mamula - an island at the entrance to Bay of Kotor

Mamula – an island at the entrance to Bay of Kotor

You will experience what a fortified coastal town looks like from the sea by visiting Herceg Novi, town that was founded by Bosnian King Tvrtko I in 1382. Forte Mare, The fortress of Kanli-Kula, Citadel … are fortifications that still today testify to the tumultuous past of the town where various rulers were replaced, each giving its own special seal to Herceg Novi.

Today it is a town of mimosas that has nurtured the Festival in honor of the Mediterranean flower for over 50 years. After a tour of the town and a short break we continue our journey towards Tivat.

Before the end of the cruise, we pass by the exclusive marina Porto Montenegro. There is a bus waiting for the group in Tivat, which will take us back to Bar.

Porto Montenegro Luxury Marina

Porto Montenegro Luxury Marina

Discover why Bay of Kotor is a unique combination of sea and mountains. This will be a day to remember, whether it is your first or 21th time!

Details & Itinerary

SCHEDULE

1. Group meeting at the agreed location, at 7:00 AM, departure for Kotor.

2. Photo break, Sveti Stefan (10 min).

3. Arrival in Kotor, free time.

4. Embark on the boat and start of the cruise around Bay of Kotor.

5. Tour around island Our Lady of the Rocks, visit of the church and museum.

6. Continuation of the journey towards the entrance to the Bay of Kotor.

7. Going to the Blue Cave or swimming on the open sea near beach Zanjic.

8. Continuation of the cruise towards Herceg Novi.

9. Sightseeing of Herceg Novi.

10 Continuation of the journey towards Tivat and luxury marina Porto Montenegro.

11. In Tivat, a bus awaits us, return to Bar.

12. Arrival in Bar, end of the journey.

The excursion lasts about 12 hours

Private tours availabe

Group tours available

Note – We realize this excursion from Ulcinj, Sutomore, Petrovac, Sveti Stefan … depending on where the tourists are located. For any additional information, do not hesitate to contact us – your pleasure is our ultimate goal!

Photo: Blue Cave - TOP attraction of the Montenegrin coast

Blue Cave – TOP attraction of the Montenegrin coast

Price information

Private Tour

Check the price list for private tours

1 person      1 x 130€  = 130€
2 persons    2 x  70€   = 140€
3 persons    3 x  60€   = 180€
4 persons    4 x  55€   = 220€
5 persons    5 x  50€   = 250€
6 persons    6 x  45€   = 270€
7 persons    7 x  40€   = 280€

Group Tour

39€ per person

A minimum of 4 people is required for realisation.

Costs included in the price
  • Travel by car, van or bus of high tourist class
  • Services of group escort from AVE tours
  • Entrance to the Museum on Our Lady of the Rock
  • Excursion tax for Kotor
  • Parking services and tolls
  • Organizational costs
The price does not include
  • Individual costs
  • Small boat to the Blue Cave ( 5 Eur )

10 Comments

  1. Marina

    Отлично организованная поездка, очень понравилось! Все продумано, вовремя, места красивые!
    Thank you Aida and the team 🙂

    Reply
    • AVE Tours team

      Dear Marina,
      We are glad that you enjoyed cruising on one of the most beautiful bays in the world. The Ave tours team takes special care that our guests use the time of their vacation as well as the time they spend on excursions in the best possible way.

      Reply
  2. Tasa

    Absolutely perfect!
    Thanks for such a wonderful experience 🙂
    We’ll be back!

    Reply
    • AVE Tours team

      Thanks, Tasa!

      This is one of the excursions that especially delights tourists. Walking tours of the old towns, the island of Our Lady of the Rocks, the Blue Cave are places that leave a special impression.
      We look forward to rediscovering Montenegro together!

      Reply
  3. Jake

    One of my favorite excursions! So many beautiful places we got to see in all in one day! Boat was very nice and made it a great experience. Looking forward to going again!

    Reply
    • AVE Tours Team

      Thanks, Jake,

      You are right, a full-day cruise along the Bay of Kotor is a trip to relax and enjoy. On this trip, our tourists see and experience one of the most beautiful fjord in Europe and see most of the Montenegrin coast.

      Reply
  4. Kendra Tucker

    This was one of my favorite things we did! You got to relax in the sun while taking in beautiful sights and learning about the history all along the bay! The boat was spacious and had shaded areas to relax if you got too hot in the sun. Also the blue cave was incredible!

    Reply
    • AVE Tours team

      Dear Kendra,

      Thank you! Tourist agency AVE tours always recommend tourists a full day trip cruising the Bay of Kotor. In 10 years, we do not have a single tourist who was not satisfied with this trip, on the contrary, everyone was delighted.
      Some of our tourists go on this trip every year because every new trip is a new experience.
      See you again on the Kotor Bay Boat Tour!

      Reply
  5. Shannon

    This tour was full of relaxation, good food and perfect views! Few things compare to the beauty in the Kotor Bay! Every details was covered by Ave Tours and we had a perfect day!!

    Reply
    • AVE Tours Team

      Dear Shannon,

      Thank you for such kind words. Yes, it really is as you described and experienced on a full-day cruise through the Bay of Kotor.

      Reply

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