Day trip

From Virpazar: Scenic Lake Skadar Boat Tour to Little Venice

4.3 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Kingfisher
Day trip

From Virpazar: Scenic Lake Skadar Boat Tour to Little Venice

Activity provider: Kingfisher

From US$ 32.16 per person

Admire the breathtaking scenery and wildlife of Lake Skadar on a cruise departing from Virpazar. Visit Rijeka Crnojevića, also known as Little Venice, a charming fishing village located on the shore.

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Duration 6 hours
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English, Serbian, Croatian
Private group available


  • Sail along a narrow river channel bordered by reeds and rows of willows.
  • Gaze in awe at an endless carpet made of white and yellow water lily flowers.
  • Cruise straight through the heart of the picturesque fjord Pavlova Strana.
  • Visit Little Venice, a charming townlet on the shore of Lake Skadar.
  • Grab your opportunity and swim in the refreshing, deep-blue waters of the lake.
Full description
Begin your journey in Virpazar, the tiny fishing village located in the heart of Lake Skadar. Leave its dock, sailing along a narrow river channel bordered by reeds and rows of willows. Uncover the deep-blue waters of Lake Skadar as you exit. Admire views of mountains far away in Albania; and Vranjina, the island just in front of you, with two peaks proudly standing against the largest lake in southern Europe. Turn left, and go under the nearby bridge. Discover the 18th-century fortress Lesendro as you glide through the endless fields of water chestnuts carpeting the lake. Spy birds lining up along the remains or soaring through the sky. Observe them dry their feathers and enjoy their beauty and sound as you start smelling the wild thyme in the summer breeze. Marvel at the three nearby islets and the view they hide - meadows of white and yellow water lily flowers with their large, floating, dark-green leaves. Pass through the fjord Pavlova strana and reach Little Venice - the old fisherman's village named by the river - Rijeka Crnojevića. The historical meaning of this townlet, authentic architecture and beautiful natural surroundings construct a perfect atmosphere for you to experience true Montenegrin mentality. After exploring the village (you have around 1 hour to do that), climb aboard your boat again and head back to Virpazar. In the meantime, don't forget to pack your sunscreen, swimsuits and towels! Grab your opportunity and swim in the refreshing waters of Lake Skadar, surrounded by magnificent views.
  • Boat trip
  • Tour guide
  • Rijeka visit
  • Wine tasting
  • Safety gear
  • National park entrance fee (4 euros per person, free for children under 7 years)
  • Visit to Pavlova Strana viewpoint
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The name of the activity provider is Kingfisher. Meet with them at least 30 minutes before departure to check in. Their info desk is just before the main bridge in the center of Virpazar. If you have trouble finding them, ask locals for the Kingfisher company, or look out for blue shirts with the Kingfisher logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • You're welcome to bring your food or eat out before/after the tour
  • Keep in mind that, during the summer, Montenegro has constant traffic jams. Therefore, be sure to plan your journey to Virpazar ahead of time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 54 reviews

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This is a nice cruise and I'm glad that we did it. The lake is beautiful and swimming in the middle of it is something we liked the most. Nonetheless, the village "River of Crnojević" (which is the end point of the 3-hour cruising) is absolutely not worth visiting - there are only 3 cafes where you can have lunch in case you manage to find a table. Additionally, the captain of our boat was not very engaging and informative, he gave us some basic information during the first 20 minutes of the cruise and then was silent most of the time (unless someone asked him questions).

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August 10, 2022

Was a totally relaxed tour of the lake. Because the water was too low we couldn't go all the way up the river and the 6 hours turned into 3. The money has been refunded accordingly. A visit to the monastery and a refreshing swim at a water temperature of 27 degrees are only recommended. A glass of wine at the end...

June 22, 2022

This tour is a must have if you plan on visiting Montenegro. Our tour guide was Slavko. He was very easygoing, kind and funny and told us funny/interesting stories out of his life in Montenegro. We saw many beautiful places, had good talks, food and alcohol tasting. The tour was totally worth the price

April 25, 2022

Product ID: 384513