Water activity

From Virpazar: Visit Karuč, the hidden pearl of Lake Skadar

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Activity provider: Kingfisher
Water activity

From Virpazar: Visit Karuč, the hidden pearl of Lake Skadar

Activity provider: Kingfisher

From US$ 163.58 per group up to 4

Explore the wildest parts of Lake Skadar and discover a hidden tiny hamlet: the old village of Karuč. Cruise through narrow channels, breathtaking nature, crystal clear waters and captivating sights.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Sail through a small, narrow river with the sides sheathed in reeds and willows.
  • Discover Lesendro as you glide through the endless meadows of water chestnuts.
  • Observe different birds and enjoy their unique appearance and lovely sound.
  • Feel the spirit of past times preserved in the tiny fishing village of Karuč.
  • Immerse in the deep-blue waters of Lake Skadar and enjoy its untouched nature.
Full description
Start your journey in a tiny townlet on three bridges - Virpazar. Leave its harbour sailing through a small, narrow river with the sides sheathed in reeds and willow trees. Find yourself at the open lake and marvel at its size while observing the distant mountains in Albania. Then turn left and under a nearby bridge. Discover Lesendro there, an 18th-century fortress, as you glide through the fields of water chestnuts. Locals call them - kasaronje. Observe birds and enjoy their unique beauty and lovely sound. Admire them as they soar proudly through the sky, showing that you are in their realm. Sail near the three islands. Impassable and overgrown with low vegetation, they are home to wild goats. Have your breath taken away by the view hidden behind them. Take a look at thousands of water lilies and their huge floating leaves. As you continue gazing at the proud Montenegrin coast, you will find yourself in a small fishermen's village named Karuč. Like any other village on Lake Skadar, Karuč is tiny - yet, it is a giant in terms of history and nature. Karuč was the village from where fishermen used to go fishing, as the Karuč Eye was known for the abundance of bleak. There are still ruins of the houses the fishermen were using to store their nets and other equipment. If you have any investigative flair, you will also search for the ruins of the winter home built by Petar I Petrović Njegoš. Being a place with a mild climate where winters are not very cold and rarely windy, Karuč is a perfect choice from November to April. Feel the spirit of past times and enjoy the mesmerizing environment and untouched nature. Take your time and explore the village. Then return to Virpazar after you immerse in the crystal clear waters of Lake Skadar. In the meantime, well, pack your swimsuits, sunscreen and towels!
  • Sightseeing boat trip from Virpazar to Karuč
  • Local guide will accompany you along the way
  • Trying local wine
  • Safety equipment
  • National park Entrance fee (4 euros per person, free for children under 7 years)
  • Lunch or meals
  • Transportation to and from Virpazar
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• The name of the local tour operator company 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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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please note that the National park fee is not included in the price. It is mandatory to pay it upon arrival. It costs 4 euros per person (free for children under 7).
  • Please note that we don't provide lunch or meals during the tour. You're welcome to bring your own food or eat out before/after the tour. However, if you'd like us to organise your meal for you, please contact us by e-mail at least a few days before the tour.
  • Keep in mind that, during the summer, Montenegro has constant traffic jams, so be sure to plan your journey to Virpazar ahead. By arriving earlier, you avoid headaches over finding a parking spot for your car.
Customer reviews

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4.8 /5

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Accueil parfait , ballade de 4 heures trop longue en cette période d août. Le niveau d eau étant plus bas , tous les sites ne sont pas accessibles et par exemple nous n avons pas pu aller au Nord du Lac. Donc 3 heures maximum en août. A faire le matin départ vers 8h , moins de monde et moins chaud.

August 25, 2022


September 1, 2021

Great tour with all the things we wanted to see

August 24, 2021

Product ID: 384774