Yacht Charter in Montenegro
Montenegro, on the southern part of the Adriatic coast, just south of Dubrovnik, is an exciting new destination for yacht charter.
Famous for the beauty of its coastline, Montenegro is perfect for a sailing holiday. There are hundreds of beaches and coves and backed by a lush, forested interior. The sea is a stunning crystal clear green, unique even for the Adriatic. Escape from mass tourism and explore the charming mediaeval coastal towns - where Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Turks have all gazed out to sea.
Along the coast of Montenegro are many sandy beaches and well-preserved old towns. Places you must visit are the Old town of Kotor, listed as a UNESCO world heritage sites, and Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor), some say the most beautiful fjord in Europe, with the old town of Perast and its islets. Don’t miss Budva with its well preserved old town, sandy beaches and great cafes and restaurants and Sveti Stefan,once a fishermen’s island, now the most picturesque resort on the coast.
For yacht charter in Montenegro the skipper must have RYA Day Skipper Practical certificate or RYA ICC qualification.
Sailing in Montenegro
Kotor is the main yacht harbour in the Boka Kotorska fjord, the largest and most beautiful fjord in the Mediterranean, with many inlets, coves and islands. Plan a 1 week sailing holiday in Montenegro to explore the Boka Kotorska fjord and Adriatic coastline. In 2 weeks you could also head north into Croatia to visit Dubrovnik.
DAY 1 : Check-in at Kotor. Yachts are based at the town marina in the beautiful old town.
DAY 2 : Sail to Perast for lunch. In the afternoon sail to Herceg Novi (total 14nm), the medieval fortified city guarding the entrance to the Boka Kotorska Bay. Moor on the pier under the medieval fortress.
DAY 3 : Head south along the coast to Budva (20nm), the tourism centre of Montenegro with its numerous beaches and historic monuments. During the summer months it turns into a City Theatre with numerous local performances and shows from abroad. In the Stari Grad (old town) you can also visit many shops, cafés, restaurants and galleries. Good all round shelter in the harbour near the Old City.
DAY 4 : It's worth a sail further south to Petrovac for lunch. This small village near Sveti Stefan is famous for its beautiful beaches and historic monuments including mosaics dating to the 3rd century. For diving enthusiasts the two small islands Katic and Sveta Nedjelja are a real attraction. Return to overnight at Budva (total 14nm).
DAY 5 : Heading north to Bigovo (12nm) a beautiful fishing village located on the peninsula of Lustica. The harbour offers good shelter but limited facilities ashore, including a couple of fish restaurants, which provide fresh fish daily and 2 shops.
DAY 6 : Stop off at Rose at the entrance to Boka Kotorska, one of the oldest settlements in the Bay. Overnight at Perast (total 17nm), full of history, old palaces, churches and villas from the seafaring days of the Venetian Republic when it was the home of wealthy merchants. Today it is often called the quietest town in Boka.
DAY 7 : Return to Kotor (6nm). For your last evening visit the Old City. The medieval architecture has made Kotor an UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site".
Ideal conditions for sailors looking for reliable winds. During the summer months there are steady afternoon breezes, southerly or westerly averaging Force 2-5 dying down at night. Experience level 2.
Yacht charter in Montenegro
Start your charter in Kotor Town Marina, just 30 minutes from Tivat airport and 1 hour from Dubrovnik. Charters start and finish on Saturdays.
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Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights.
If you want a flight-inclusive holiday Nautilus Yachting is a fully bonded ATOL tour operator and can book flights from the UK to fit your sailing holiday. Choose from a wide choice of airlines - we are not tied to any particular airline. All flight-inclusive holidays are fully bonded for your financial protection under our ATOL 3016. Airport transfers can also be pre-arranged.
FLIGHTS TO DUBROVNIK:
BA and easyJet have daily flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik. Jet2 have flights from Manchester on Saturdays.
NEW FOR 2013: Norwegian Air, the third largest low-cost airline in Europe, have introduced direct flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik at great on-line prices.
Transfer time to Kotor marina 1 hour.