Water activity

Virpazar: Lake Skadar Wilderness Boat Trip

4.1 / 5

59 reviews

Activity provider: Kingfisher
Water activity

Virpazar: Lake Skadar Wilderness Boat Trip

Activity provider: Kingfisher

From US$ 10.80 per person

Explore the natural scenery of Lake Skadar on a boat tour from Virpazar. Take a refreshing swim in its deep-blue waters, observe different species of birds, and gaze at the imposing Fort Lesendro.

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Duration 2 hours
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Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Croatian


  • Sail along a narrow river channel wrapped with reeds and rows of willow trees.
  • Discover the remains of Lesendro - the centuries-old "Key of Lake Skadar".
  • Observe birds soar through the sky and enjoy the unspoiled beauty and sound.
  • Cruise near Morača and discover why Lake Skadar is a birdwatcher's paradise.
  • Seize your chance and have a dip in the deep-blue, fresh waters of Lake Skadar.
Full description
Start your sightseeing cruise in Virpazar, the lovely fishing village built on the shore of Lake Skadar. Depart from its pier through a small river canal fringed with reeds and willow trees. 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 - the Key of Lake Skadar. Built in the 18th century this beauty still hides the eternal sorrow of Njegoš. Approach this beautiful fortification as you glide through meadows of water chestnuts and observe remarkable birds dry their wings on top of its walls. Watch Cormorants, Gulls, Herons, Coots and Kingfishers, among many others, enjoy the sun touching their feathers. Have your breath taken away by the view hidden behind the three islets - thousands of white and yellow water lilies and their large, floating, dark green leaves. If you are lucky enough, get the chance to see some nests and baby birds. Witness sights on the return journey that will not disappoint either. Take your time and enjoy the perfect wilderness while taking a refreshing swim. Seize your chance and have a dip in the fresh, deep-blue waters of Lake Skadar, wrapped by scenic views. After immersing in fresh waters, return to Virpazar.
  • Boat tour
  • Crew
  • Wine tasting
  • Safety gear
  • National park entrance fee (4 euros per person, free for children under 7 years)
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the Kingfisher info desk, 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. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before departure to check in.

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

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

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 59 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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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?

March 27, 2023

The cruise was beautiful, the national park is stunning, the wine was good, and swimming in the water on a super hot day was just the best. One note though: the guide wasn't so much of a guide, but rather a captain only. He didn't really speak English nor tell us much about the lake or the birds.

March 27, 2023

Best choice while visitting Montenegro! Amazing views, cozy swim with motor boat, cool down swimming in Skadar lake, delicious home made donuts with honey and cheese, and cold water and sweet wine. And it's just for 10 euros! Surely has to be higher price for such service, as desk guy and captain was very friendly and informative. Make sure to leave bigger tips for such service, they worth it!

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 384377