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

1. Kotor Boat Tour: Our Lady of the Rocks, Mamula and Blue Cave

Enjoy a boat tour to the most popular sights of Montenegro. See the impressive Our Lady of the Rocks, swim in the Blue Cave, and visit the caves where submarines were hidden. Set sail to your first stop, Our Lady of the Rocks, a church that sits on a man-made island. Hear the story of the two brothers who found a painting of the Madonna and Child and the church that was built where the painting was found. Pass through the scenic Verige Straits along the Herceg Novi Rivera. Sail out of the bay and spot Mamula Island, a prison during WWII. Follow the Lustica Peninsula to the Blue Cave. Here, enjoy the opportunity to swim in the crystal water of the cave. On the way back to Kotor, visit the caves the army used for hiding submarines.

Kotor: Perast Old Town and Our Lady of the Rocks Boat Tour

2. Kotor: Perast Old Town and Our Lady of the Rocks Boat Tour

Embark on a cruise tour on which you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the rich biological diversity of Kotor. Visit Boka Bay, and see ancient Romanesque churches and other countless historical monuments. The tour starts at the seaport of Kotor, where a friendly skipper will await travelers on board. Discover the hidden gems of Boka Bay including authentic fishing grounds and villages, antique Romanesque churches, Byzantine palaces, and more historical monuments. Out of many panoramic views, the first one is directly aimed at the islet Our Lady of the Rocks, a site enriched with a mythical legend that goes back more than 5 centuries. Legend has it that it is an artificial island expanded by seamen who discovered the Madonna and Child emblem on a sea rock. Feeling grateful for safe returns after long journeys, the sailors vowed to honor the Holy Mother, so, little by little and stone by stone, they built it into an island that harbors the Lady of the Rocks church. Visitors can listen to stories about the relics while seeing the chapel's many frescoes, paintings, votives, tapestry, and other treasures. Outside, guests can stop for a drink or buy souvenirs or ice cream. The next stop on the journey is Perast. This UNESCO heritage site once housed people from the Illyrian, Roman, and Christian periods. The architecture of the nine defensive towers, Baroque palaces from the 17th and 18th centuries, and distinctive Catholic churches demonstrate the city's affluence during Venetian administration.

From Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Herceg Novi: Boka Bay Day Cruise

3. From Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Herceg Novi: Boka Bay Day Cruise

Discover the Bay of Kotor on an 8-hour cruise. Learn about the region's history and explore the natural landscapes. Visit a former prison sail around the bay, and swim in crystalline waters. Begin your excursion in Kotor, Budva, or Tivat. From here, your first stop of the day will be Bijela, where you will get the chance to have a refreshing swim. Visit the church and museum on the island before heading to the Blue Cave. Along the way, pass the entire length of UNESCO-protected Kotor Bay, before finally reaching the open sea. At the very entrance of Boka Bay, see the former fortified prison and concentration camp, Mamula. Circulate the island by boat to observe the wild interlace of history and nature. Then sail out until you reach the Blue Cave. Take a break at Porto Montenegro for lunch and explore the picturesque town. Then, sail back to Kotor, with another swimming break at the deep waters of the bay. Change into dry clothes and visit the church at the island Our Lady of the Rock. During the return trip, enjoy views of majestic mountains, caves, beaches, and historical sites.

Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming Time

4. Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming Time

Travel to the top sights in the Bay of Kotor on this speedboat cruise from Kotor. Enjoy access to a fridge onboard and listen to music as you sail across the water at thrilling speeds. Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi. Meet your guide at the tour agency and head to the speedboat in Kotor. Admire panoramic views of charming coastal towns like Perast, Tivat, Porto Montenegro, and Herceg Novi. Stop near the entrances to the abandoned submarine tunnels, which were built by the Yugoslav Army. Continue to the island of Mamula where you will see the fortress of Mamula which was converted into a concentration camp by the Italians in World War II. Hear about the history of the island from your local skipper. Feel the wind in your hair on the way to the Blue Cave where you can enjoy swimming and diving in the azure waters. Use the snorkeling mask to explore the underwater landscapes of the cave. Sail to the Our Lady of the Rocks island, which was created by local fishermen in the 15th-century. Have the chance to purchase a ticket to enter the Our Lady of the Rocks Church which contains 68 famous paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century baroque artist from Perast. Return to your starting point in Kotor at the end of your cruise.

Montenegro: Tara River Whitewater Rafting

5. Montenegro: Tara River Whitewater Rafting

Travel from Kotor, Budva or Tivat to the Tara River Canyon on this 12-hour excursion. The canyon is 1,333 meters deep, making it the deepest in Europe and the second-deepest in the world, after the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in the U.S. The river itself is 146 kilometers long, and most of it, including the canyon, is protected by UNESCO. The river is ideal for whitewater rafting and is characterized by its spectacular beauty and diversity of wildlife. Detailed Itinerary: 7:00 AM – Depart from Kotor, Budva or Tivat 10:30 AM – Arrive in Šćepan Polje and have breakfast 11:30 AM – Arrive in Brštanovica (starting point of rafting) 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM – Whitewater rafting on the most attractive rapids of the Tara River, short break, time for photos, swimming; arrival in Šćepan Polje, lunch at a restaurant on the river bank 4:00 PM – Return to Kotor, Budva or Tivat with a few stops possible en route

Kotor: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour

6. Kotor: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour

This tour includes cruising around the Bay of Kotor, in which you will enjoy panoramic views of the fishing villages, churches, and many more historical monuments.  Your first stop is at an islet in the middle of Boka Bay known as "Our Lady of the Rocks". Legend says that this artificial island was created from stones local fishermen put upon a specific rock where shipwrecked crewmen found the icon of Madonna and Child. The church there was built in her honor. The interior of this 15th-century church features a marble altar holding an icon of Our Lady of the Rocks made by Lovro Dobric (a famous Balkan painter), as well as 68 paintings by Tripo Kokolja, including the famous The Death of the Virgin. Your Kotor Bay tour continues with a cruise to Tivat Bay where you will see an exclusive marina for mega yachts — Porto Montenegro. Continue to Herceg Novi Bay with its Byzantine and oriental architectural styles, and then onto island Mamula. You will also visit an ex-submarine military base. Your next stop is reserved for taking a refreshing swim in the mesmerizing Blue Cave, which can only be accessed by boat. The boat is equipped with soft and comfortable seat cushions, as well as refreshing cold drinks.

Bay of Kotor: 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

7. Bay of Kotor: 2.5-Hour Kayak Tour

You’ll make several stops at points of interest along the way on this kayak trip on the Bay of Kotor. Take a break on the beach on the other side of the bay where you can swim, snorkel, explore the area, relax, eat, or sunbathe. On the 2.5-3 hours of the tour, you’ll be accompanied by a guide that speaks excellent English and is very familiar with the coastline of the bay. Learn about the history of the bay and see amazing traditional architecture in the fishing villages along the coast like Muo, Prčanj, Stoliv. See palaces. Explore houses built by sea captains and rich families of Kotor. Hear the story of brave local sailors and how they built these beautiful houses during the Venetian rule. This tour will give you the opportunity to take in the beauty of Kotor bay from the seaside. Be ready to capture some amazing shots of the Kotor bay, one of the most stunning bays in the world and hear a bit about the history of this amazing part of the Adriatic coast.

Kotor: Boka Bay, Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave Tour

8. Kotor: Boka Bay, Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave Tour

Enjoy a day of exploring the beautiful Boka Bay with the guidance of a local expert, as you go from island to island and take in all the stunning views of mountains, water, and impressive historic buildings alike. Admire a panoramic view of the bay as you depart Old Town Kotor on the way to the famous Blue Cave. Take some time to swim and snap some photos at this fantastic cave created at the bottom of a cliff. As you leave, take in amazing views of Mamula, the natural island where a fortress was built by the Austrian navy. Your next stop are former military tunnels used during WWII for hiding and repairing submarines. Continue to the main highlight of this tour: Our Lady of the Rocks island. Visit the church and tour the inside, filled with interesting objects from back in the day. End your journey with a wonderful overview of UNESCO-protected Old Town Perast from the water, before heading back to Kotor.

Kotor: Panorama and Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience

9. Kotor: Panorama and Semi-Submarine Underwater Experience

Board the semi-sub for panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor and the Old Town of Kotor from the deck of a specially-outfitted marine vessel. This will certainly be like no other tour on your vacation. While on the water you will marvel at the small fisherman villages, medieval churches, 17th-century palaces, sheer cliffs, and much more dotting the serpentine coastline. Venture below deck to appreciate a different view of Kotor thanks to the underwater cabin featuring 4 big, bullet-proof glass windows on both sides. Keep your eyes wide-open for unexpected marine life swimming alongside you and your companions. Throughout the tour, you will be provided with cold water and a tent on deck for sun protection. This boat ride is perfect for families and those who have limited time but want to get a brief introduction to the Bay of Kotor.

Kotor: Scenic Boat Trip with Church, Blue Cave, & Beach Stop

10. Kotor: Scenic Boat Trip with Church, Blue Cave, & Beach Stop

Step away from the crowds and explore the beautiful Kotor Bay by sea. Embark on a guided speedboat trip to navigate along the striking coastline and visit some of the area's biggest hotspots. Finally, unwind on a gorgeous beach, with crystal clear waters and lush verdant hills. Gaze at the many bays of Kotor on a panoramic ride, before stopping at the most unique locations. Explore the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks and its church to learn about its history. Hear testimonies about how the gifts of nature were used to hide the former military base during WWII. Sail past the distressing Mamula Island with its old concentration camp, then move on to the luminous Blue Cave for a refreshing swim. Lastly, approach Žanjice Beach, where you'll get dropped off to relax for the rest of the day. Your adventure will come to an end with a ride back to Kotor.

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A successful trip from start to finish. We started on time and drove to the specified stations with the speedboat. Our captain Alex took care of everything and quickly got jackets for all six participants, as it was getting a bit cold due to the early time and season. At each stop there was information from Alex and on the way back we were also able to walk through Perast for a short 10 minutes to see the city, since none of us wanted to take the bathing stop and there was some time left. We can only recommend the activity!

Extremely friendly and decisive staff, we were traveling on a cruise ship and I arrived late at the port, even so they respected our reservation and modified our tour to get to know the beautiful Kotor I highly recommend this provider

Our captain Eno was great. Very informative. This was perfect for our time on the Island from our cruise ship. It was cold BUT we jumped into the water at the cave and it was amazing

It was fantastic!! The guide was so friendly and the location was quiet easy to see

Captain was a really sweet guy. Also seeing the perast from the sea worth it.