Sailing Holidays

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.

To book your next sailing holiday in Montenegro, give us a call or fill out the Quick Quote Form.

Sailing conditions

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.

Summer temperatures average 26-30ºC.

Sailing area

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. See our suggested sailing itinerary below. In 2 weeks you could also head north into Croatia to visit Dubrovnik. 

Yachts are licensed and allowed to sail to Croatia although prior notice needs to be given. Mandatory fees for customs and formalities will apply and are payable with your balance. No crew changes or check in/out will be authorized in Croatian waters when sailing from Montenegro.

Charter yachts

Start your charter in Muo, next to Kotor, just 15 minutes from Tivat airport and 1.5 hours from Dubrovnik. Charters start and finish on Saturdays. 

DAY 1 : Check-in at Marina Muo. Yachts are based very close to the beautiful old town of Kotor.
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 Marina Muo (6nm). For your last evening visit the Old City of Kotor. The medieval architecture has made Kotor an UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site".

Early booking offers in Montenegro

Early booking offers in Montenegro

Book your Montenegro charter now and receive up to 10% early booking discount on selected yachts throughout the summer!


Sail from Montenegro

Sail from Montenegro

Start your charter from Kotor, the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage city surrounded by a dramatic mountain landscape, then set sail to explore Montenegro's 180 miles of unspoilt coastline. Alternatively, sail to Croatia to take in the picturesque islands just North of Dubvrovnik. 


Prices given below. Click on the yacht names to view yacht layout & specification

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.

BA and easyJet have daily flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik. Norwegian Air have direct flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik on Saturdays. Jet2 have flights from Manchester on Saturdays.

Transfer time to Muo marina 1.5 hours.

To charter a yacht bareboat or on flotilla you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew.

At present you need an RYA Day Skipper qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC) for charters in Croatia.

The RYA ICC will be ever more required by overseas port authorities but if you have skipper experience it is easily obtained in a day from RYA sailing schools in the UK such as Hamilton Sailing or Brixham Sea School


Whether you are an experienced sailor or setting foot on a yacht for the first time, we can offer you a holiday afloat to suit you. We have given all the sailing areas a level with 'Experience Level 1' suitable for less experienced crews and 'Experience Level 3' for the experts.    

This takes into account the wind strength, tidal range and currents, distances between stops and ease of mooring. Of course even experts may choose to sail in Level 1 areas as they still offer stunning scenery and great sailing.

Experience Level 1: Split & Kornati

Generally light winds Force 2-4, line of sight navigation, shorter sailing distances under 20nm. You will be Day Skipper standard having sailed at least 1 week or 100nm as skipper.

Experience Level 2: Pula & Dubrovnik 

Stronger winds up to Force 3-5 with some longer passages up to 30nm. You will be Day Skipper standard having sailed at least 2 weeks or 200nm as skipper.

Experience Level 3:  

Stronger winds up to Force 4-7 which can lead to bigger seas on long passages between the islands. You will be Coastal Skipper standard with experience to a higher level having sailed at least 4 weeks or 400nm as skipper.


The Old City of Kotor is a well preserved medieval town, built between the 12th and 14th century and a UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site". Through the entire city the buildings are criss-crossed with narrow streets and squares. Carnivals and festivals are organized each year to give additional charm to this beautiful city.

 Perast is a sleepy Baroque town situated nearby Kotor. The most beautiful structures of this small town were constructed in the 17th and 18th century. At that time maritime trade was well developed and the sea captains built large villas. Today Perast is a quiet, peaceful town.

 Sveti Stefan is situated on an island connected to the mainland by an unusual red sandbank. It was built by the traders and fishermen in the 15th century but in 1960 it was transformed into an exclusive resort which now attracts many international celebrities.

"Brilliant week, if a bit mixed on the weather front! Some great sailing though too! Everybody at the charter base were amazing - they couldn’t do enough for us. Everything else about the boat, the holiday, the service was all excellent too! "
Trogir 2015 - J.T.


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