Boat cruising

Boat cruising at Lake Skadar

It doesn’t matter what season it is, every traveler has to experience lake cruising. We are here to help you with that. Skadar Lake has a lot to offer, but we suggest to you routes which are, in our opinion, the most beautiful.

All routes begin in Virpazar. This small picturesque town was founded in 19th century and named by whirl (vir), where the locals came by boats to the market place where they were selling their homemade products. Virpazar has around 300 citizens and its located on the delta of rivers Crmnica and Orahovstica, has three bridges with a medieval fortress Besac above it.

Prices for cruising at Lake Skadar

We make individual and group tours, and our rates are as follows:

  • For groups of up to 5 people: €25 per hour
  • For groups of 5 to 10 people: €30 per hour

If you would like to take a join tour with another small group, let us know, and we will try to accommodate your request if any other tourists are taking the same tour at the same time. We only take a maximum of 10 tourists in each group to keep the group size small, so that we can give you personal attention. :)

In case of joining the group the touriste do not share price, they only get discount.

All of the mentioned tours include swimming, wich is optional. It is not obligatory but its very beautiful experience and we highly recommend it!

Boat cruising tours

2h Cruising

Virpazar - Lesendro - Andrijska gora - Virpazar

After the small and narrow canal that leads from Virpazar and connects us with the Skadar lake, we are passing by fortress Lesendro from 1843. While cruising the narrow canals with our small boats, you can enjoy the untouched nature of Lake Skadar. Cruise continues in a large area of Skadar lake, covered by water lillies and other floating plants, inhabited by many bird and fish species. We round up our tour with cruising around small islands known as gorice, Mala and Velika Cakovica, Andrijska gora, all the way to the entrance of the canals that leads to Rijeka Crnojevica.

2h30 Cruising

Virpazar - Grmozur (Montenegrin Alcatraz) - St. Nicola's Monastery,Vranjina - Virpazar

Departure from Virpazar. Cruising around "Grmozur" from 1847. (prison-island), known as Montenegrin Alcatraz. During the cruise from Grmozur to St. Nicola's Monastery, we are passing through the delta of Moraca river. Delta of Moraca river is fantastic place for bird watching! We make a short stop, and hike to the monastery.Walk uphill offer you spectacular views of the Lake and the Morača Delta lined by huge green willows. The monastery was founded in 1233 and is thus the oldest monastery on Skadar Lake. Due to its strategic location, it suffered from Turkish attacks and in 1843 it was turned into a Turkish fortress with barracks. King Nikola rebuilt it in 1886, but after World War II it was burned and abandoned – until 1998, when the restoration of the church began. After the visit, we return to Virpazar.

3h Cruising

Virpazar - Monastery "Kom" - Virpazar

Departuring from Virpazar, through narrow canals and water lilly fields, we cruise to one of the most beautiful monasteries- Kom. We go out of the boat.On our 15 minutes hike to the Monastery, we will stummble upon a small terrace where you can take fabilous photos and enjoy panoramic view of Skadar Lake. This monastery is devoted to the mother of Christ and it was built between 1415. and 1427. It's also a place where Petar II Petrovic Njegos was proclaimed as archimandrite in 1831.

3h - 4h Cruising

Virpazar - Poseljani - Virpazar

Cruising from Virpazar to abandoned village "Poseljani" is very interesting for guests who like active routes. We hike for about 800m, up to the wonderful waterfalls and abandoned water mills.Poseljani used to be a significant village, as it contained about 15 working water mills. Over time, the need for mills disappeared, and the village was almost completely gone. Only the stone walls overgrown with ivy remained from the former mills. The oldest bridgein village is said to be 300 years old. Nowadays there is only one family living in this village.Our guests love to refresh in the waterfalls, which we warmly recommend. Recommended seasons for visiting the miles is Spring and Autumn. June and August and unavailable due to dry season.

4h Cruising

Virpazar - Dodosi - Virpazar

Cruising through breathtaking landscape from Virpazar to Dodosi. During the summer time village Dodosi is surrounded with green fields but during the autumn it becomes peninsula. Karatuna river is Wild Beauty in every sense. Untouched nature, clear water, peacefulness- paradise for swimming. Otherwise, Dodosi are well known to all the guests who are interested in bird watching.

5h Cruising

Virpazar - Manastirska tapija - Krnjice - Radus - Grmozur - Virpazar

This is our favourite tour. During the five-hour cruising we will introduce to you our history and tradition, you can enjoy the local specialities and if you like birdwatching, this is the right tour for you. Cruising from Virpazar to Krnjice village, through the "Manastirska tapija" (special bird reservatory) there is a big posibility that you will see pelicans, among other bitd species. In Krnjice you can enjoy the luch at the local family, with the price of 10 Eur per person. In return from Krnjice we are visiting Radus (the deepest point at the Skadar Lake), fisherman village "Seoca" and "Grmozur island".

6h Cruising

Virpazar - Karuc

This is one of our bestselling tour. Karuc is a fishing village.This place is attractive not only because of the picturesque location but also for other attractions such as fishing, bird watching and swimming. There is a possibility to enjoy lunch at the local family on a cozy terrace with magnificent views over a secluded corner of the Skadar lake.

Full day Cruising

Full-day route

This is cruising for those who want to spend all day at the Skadar lake. During the cruising, we are visiting 2 islands with monasteries. On "Beska" island there are two churches dating from 14th century, dinasty Balsic period. Monastery Beska is the only female monastery at the Skadar lake. On island "Starceva gorica" there is a monastery devoted to mother of Jesus Christ and it dates from Balsic dinasty period, 1378. On this boat tour we have two options. The first option is to have lunch in fisherman village Krnjice, where one local family prepares food for 10e per person. The other option is to bring your own food and make picnic on the biggest beach on Skadar Lake - Murici.

Sunset boat tour

Sunset time cruise

Are you looking for an original way to enjoy sunset? This sunset boat tour on Skadar Lake will take you to enjoy the bright colours of magical sunset from our traditional wooden boat. During our sunset tour we also stop for refreshing dive in the lake. Come and try this unique experience on Skadar lake by boat Milica !

Depending on the season

Nature & Bird Photography

Our photography trips are a great way of experiencing nature and wildlife as their primary target will be the record of species mainly within their natural habitat.

This activity could be mixed as part of a birding and wildlife holiday, or even a specific trip focused on nature photography generally or having a particular target.

Boat Milica's Birdwatching customizes trips for bird photography, nature,architecture and wildlife on Lake Skadar, locations with vibrant cultural heritage, as well as landscapes, which provide another kind of photography possibilities that can improve your experience.

Feel free to call and allow us to know your travel desires, goals, and targets, to assist you in customizing your photography tour on Lake Skadar.