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Montenegro, on the southern part of the Adriatic coast, just south of Dubrovnik, is an exciting destination for a yacht charter.

Famous for the beauty of its coastline, Montenegro is perfect for a sailing holiday. There are hundreds of beaches and coves 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 medieval 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 site, 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, great cafes and restaurants and Sveti Stefan, once a fishermen’s island, now the most picturesque resort on the coast.



Montenegro Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    Bay of Kotor

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    Sveti Stefan Island, Budva

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    Tivat Bay

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    Petrovac

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    Budva Old Town

    Sailing holidays from Montenegro

    • Fly into Dubrovnik and transfer to the base near Kotor
    • Visit the most beautiful fjord in Europe
    • Average distances of 14nm/day
    • Level 2 sailing
    • Average summer temperatures of 26-30 degrees
    • Average winds force 3-5
    • Possibility of sailing north into Croatia
    • A mixture of anchorages and harbour moorings in this area
    • Saturday-Saturday charters
    • Flotilla option from Dubrovnik
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from Montenegro

    DAY 1 : Marina Muo

    Check-in at Marina Muo very close to the beautiful old town of Kotor.

    DAY 2 : Herceg Novi (14nm)

    Sail to Perast for lunch. In the afternoon sail to Herceg Novi, the medieval fortified city guarding the entrance to the Boka Kotorska Bay. Moor on the pier under the medieval fortress.

    DAY 3 : Budva (20nm)

    Head south along the coast to Budva, 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 : Budva (14nm)

    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 : Bigova (12nm)

    Head north to Bigova, 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 : Perast (17nm)

    Stop off at Rose at the entrance to Boka Kotorska, one of the oldest settlements in the Bay. Overnight at Perast, 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 : 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".

    Montenegro 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in Montenegro

    Montenegro has ideal conditions for sailors looking for reliable winds. During the summer months there are steady afternoon breezes, southerly or westerly averaging Force 3-5 dying down at night. Summer temperatures average 26-30ºC.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 2' (levels info) and you will need RYA Day Skipper or ICC qualification for bareboat charters in Croatia.

    You can see all of the bases we offer in Croatia along with the level ratings here so that you can find the most suitable destination for you. If you are at all unsure about a destination then please get in touch and our sales team will be more than happy to make their recommendations for you.

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to Dubrovnik

    Bonded for your financial protection under ATOL 3016BA 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.

    Yacht charter rates are shown WITHOUT flights giving you the flexibility to book your own flights. If you would prefer a flight-inclusive holiday then 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.

    Transfers

    Booking your transfers from the airport to the base and vice versa could not be easier! Hoppa Transfers offer shuttles, express shuttles, minibus, private taxi and luxury private transfers depending on your needs. They serve over 7500 cities and resorts, via more than 700 airports, ports and train stations. For peace of mind, pre-book your airport transfer today. The transfer time from Dubrovnik airport to Marina Muo near Kotor is around 1 hour 50 minutes.

    Book your Hoppa airport transfers online here >>

"A great holiday! The boat was excellent, well maintained and spotless. The transfers to and from the airport were excellent also. Good sailing area with plenty of options for mooring and quays. Thoroughly enjoyed and will no doubt be booking with Nautilus again next year."

Montenegro 2016 - K.L.

Montenegro Yacht Charter prices

Yachts from Marina Muo - Simple Sail Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

10% Early Booking Discount - 5% OFF second week

Yacht details 01 -28 Apr
After 6 Oct
28 Apr-26 May
15 Sep-06 Oct
26 May-16 Jun
18 Aug-15 Sep
16 Jun-21 Jul 21 Jul-18 Aug
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

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Yachts from Marina Muo - Simple Sail Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

10% Early Booking Discount - 5% OFF second week

Yacht details 01 -28 Apr
After 6 Oct
28 Apr-26 May
15 Sep-06 Oct
26 May-16 Jun
18 Aug-15 Sep
16 Jun-21 Jul 21 Jul-18 Aug
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

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Yachts from Marina Muo - Simple Sail Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

10% Early Booking Discount - 5% OFF second week

Yacht details 01 -28 Apr
After 6 Oct
28 Apr-26 May
15 Sep-06 Oct
26 May-16 Jun
18 Aug-15 Sep
16 Jun-21 Jul 21 Jul-18 Aug
Model / layout Year Cabins WC

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YACHT SECURITY

Refundable deposit €1500-3500 OR Non refundable insurance Euro175-Euro500/week + reduced refundable deposit €175-€500
COMPULSORY EXTRAS
End cleaning (Compulsory): Yachts up to 41' Euro140, 45-48’ Euro150. Catamaran Euro200
Montenegro tourist €1/person/day, Croatia tourist tax €1/person/day
Optional extras (i.e Outboard, SUP's etc) available on request.
SKIPPER: €1050/week + food and drink + own cabin
Some yachts can sail to Croatia. Fees for customs and formalities are extras (Approximtely £100). No crew change, check out/ check in is possible in Croatia.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.