Water activity

Virpazar: 3-Hour Skadar Lake Cruise to Monastery Kom

Activity provider: Kingfisher

Virpazar: 3-Hour Skadar Lake Cruise to Monastery Kom

Activity provider: Kingfisher

From US$ 15.60 per person

Explore the wild beauty of the Skadar Lake offering you spectacular sceneries. Discover native bird species as you cruise along the Moraca River. Visit the 16th-century Monastery Kom and take in breathtaking views from the nearby hill.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Get up close to the Lesendro Fortress
  • Cruise along the Moraca River and spot native bird species
  • See the three beautiful islands of Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak
  • Visit the 16th-century Monastery Kom and learn about its history
  • Swim in the refreshing waters of the Skadar Lake with breathtaking sights all around
Full description
Climb aboard your boat and set off to see the magnificent 18th-century fortress of Lesendro while admiring the breathtaking scenery around you. Cruise along the Moraca River, a bird reserve with up to 15 different species. Depending on the time of year, you'll spot native birds such as cormorants, seagulls, and if you're lucky, even pelicans.  Cruise along the narrow channels of the Skadar Lake and gaze in awe at the carpets of beautiful lily flowers and reeds. This area is often called the safari part of the lake because it resembles wild passages in old forests. If you are lucky, you will have the chance to see some nests with baby birds in it. Discover the three beautiful islands of Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak and continue through a similar small channel leading you to Odrinska Gora, the home of the Monastery Kom. Listen to the tales and stories about its past and get acquainted with the lifestyle of the monks residing here. Marvel at the artworks inside the monastery and take time to explore this hidden island gem.  Then, board your boat again, returning to the meeting point. On the way back, your captain will take an alternate route so you can admire the three islands from the other side. You'll also have the chance to go for a swim in the refreshing waters of the lake. Be sure to bring your swimsuit!
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Boat cruise
  • Refreshments (bottled water, juices)
  • Local wine
  • Safety equipment
  • Transportation to and from Virpazar
  • Admission fee to the National Park (4 Euros/person)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The meeting point location is situated in the center of Virpazar. Just search for the info point with "Kingfisher" on it. Please look for the people in blue shirts with the company logo on them.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please bring swimsuits and towels
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 124 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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The boat trip was canceled due to bad weather. Very good communication with the local organization via whattsapp who kept us informed whether or not it could go on the next day. Wonderful boat trip in a fantastic nature. Fritters, wine and water provided for everyone and more than enough. Recommended!

October 3, 2022

The trip met our expectations 100%. The lady at the information desk informed us in detail (English fluently) about the trip plan - where we are going and what we will see. The captain was very nice and smiling, there was refreshment (tasty pancakes) and wine, the captain, after welcoming him, assured him that he would answer all questions about the cruise, and it was like that. The trip lasted about 3 hours 15 minutes. There was no bathing in the lake, because it was raining for several days and there were no people willing to do so, but I think that if during a few-minute stop in the middle of the lake someone would decide, it would not be a problem :) We only regret that the weather was uninteresting :)

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October 2, 2022

The trip was very nice, about 3.5 hours long, offered a short stopover on an island with a small chapel and a great view, as well as a 20-minute swim stop. There were also lards, water and wine free of charge. Both the staff at the stand and the captain were friendly. The latter didn't talk too much during the tour, but that didn't bother us because of the great landscape.

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June 29, 2022

Product ID: 384768