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Skadar Lake: Sightseeing Boat Trip with Refreshments

1. Skadar Lake: Sightseeing Boat Trip with Refreshments

Discover the beauty of Skadar Lake on a sightseeing boat trip. Depart from the pier from the village of Virpazar and find yourself on the open water. Admire the views of the mountain ranges far away in Albania, and Vranjina, the nearest island rising defiantly from the fresh waters of one of the largest lakes in southern Europe. Go left under the nearby bridge and discover Lesendro, an 18th-century fortress. As you approach this beautiful fortification, observe amazing birds dry their wings on top of the fortress's walls. Watch cormorants, gulls, and herons, among many others enjoying the sun touching their feathers. After that, cruise near the river of Morača, an International Birding Area. Depending on the time of year, you will have the privilege to see up to bird species. Have the view melt before your eyes into thousands of white and yellow water lilies hidden behind the three islets. If you are lucky enough, you may have the chance to see some nests and baby birds. Seize your chance and have a dip in the fresh waters of Skadar Lake, wrapped by scenic views. After immersing in fresh waters, return to Virpazar.

From Virpazar: Skadar Lake Cruise to Rijeka Crnojevića

2. From Virpazar: Skadar Lake Cruise to Rijeka Crnojevića

Begin your journey in Virpazar, the tiny fishing village located in the heart of Skadar Lake. Leave its pier, gliding along a narrow river channel fringed by reeds and willows. Exit the channel and hit the deep-blue waters of Skadar Lake. Admire views of mountains far away in Albania and the island Vranjina, proudly standing against the largest lake in Southern Europe. Turn left, and go under the bridge Tanki rt. See the endless fields of water chestnuts enshrouding the lake. Discover the 18th-century fortress Lesendro which still hides the secret of Njegoš's eternal sorrow. Spy birds lined up along the remains of the walls. Admire the three nearby islets and the view they hide - white and yellow water lily flowers and their large, floating, dark green leaves. Pass through the heart of the fjord Pavlova strana and reach the old fisherman's village called Rijeka Crnojevića. Uncover the village's historical significance, authentic architecture, and beautiful natural environment. Have the chance to try delicious Montenegrin specialties. Take your time and explore this beautiful tiny townlet. After one hour, climb your boat again and head back to Virpazar. After some time, you will stop at a place surrounded by open water and the rough Montenegrin coast, and you will have extra time to go swimming.

Virpazar: Skadar Lake Private Wildlife Cruise & Wine Tasting

3. Virpazar: Skadar Lake Private Wildlife Cruise & Wine Tasting

As the boat leaves Virpazar, you will first cruise under the bridge and around Fort Lesendro, built in the 18th century. As you head out onto the lake, you will be able to see many species of birds, especially cormorants and seagulls. You may even see pelicans drying their wings on top of the fort’s walls if you are lucky enough. After that, you will cruise along the Moraca river. This area is a bird reserve and you will have the privilege to see up to 15 different bird species, depending on the time of the year. Next, the boat will proceed inside the small and narrow channels that are surrounded by water lilies and reeds. If you are lucky enough, you may have the chance to see some nests and baby birds. The boat will then cruise around three beautiful islands - Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak. On the other side of the islands, you will have free time to go swimming, with the beautiful mountain wreath in the background.

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What people are saying about Virpazar

The trip on the lake was lovely and the guide funny and chatty. He slowed down in places where there was something to sea. It was late summer so we didn’t swim. We all enjoyed the wine. Pity there were very few birds on the lake perhaps because of the time of year or time of day?

Experience that lasts forever. The staff were amazing and the tour ended with a dip in skadar lake. It was a lot of fun and above all enriching.

A peaceful moment in the middle of superb landscapes, with a smiling and friendly captain. Beautiful memories!

Got to see a lot of birds: dalmatian pelican, terns, grebes, cormorants!

Amazing Cruise with a very kind Captain. Wort every penny.