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From Virpazar: Skadar Lake Cruise to Rijeka Crnojevića

1. From Virpazar: Skadar Lake Cruise to Rijeka Crnojevića

Enjoy a cruise on the idyllic waters of Skadar lake with this guided tour from Virpazar. Stop for an hour in the stunning village of Rijeka for some free time and bottled water and local wine along the way. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters before ending your experience.  Begin your journey in Virpazar, the tiny fishing village located in the heart of Skadar lake. Leave the village’s pier, gliding along a narrow river channel, fringed by reeds and willows. Exiting the channel, hit the deep-blue waters of Skadar lake. Admire views of mountains far away in Albania and the island Vranjina, proudly standing against the largest lake in Southern Europe. Turn left, and go under the bridge “Tanki rt.” See the endless fields of water chestnuts boarding the lake. Discover the 18th century fortress Lesendro which still hides the secret of Njegoš's eternal sorrow. Spy birds, lined up along the remains of the walls. Admire the 3 nearby islet and cruise over white and yellow water lily flowers (in season) and their large, floating, dark green leaves. Pass through the heart of the fjord Pavlova strana and reach the old fisherman's village called Rijeka Crnojevića. Uncover the village's historical significance, authentic architecture, and a beautiful natural environment. Have the chance to try delicious Montenegrin specialties. Take your time and explore this beautiful tiny town. After one hour, climb abroad the boat again and head back to Virpazar. After some time, the boat will stop at a place surrounded by open water and rough coast, and you will have extra time to go swimming. 

Virpazar: Kayak Rental for Lake Skadar National Park

2. Virpazar: Kayak Rental for Lake Skadar National Park

Upon your arrival someone from the team will provide you all of the information necessary for you to do this experience safely. You start at the center of Virpazar. First you will paddle through a small channel that leads you to the open lake. Next, you aim for the bridge that is situated on your left side. You will go under it. After passing the bridge, on your right side you will see a fortress - Lesendro. If you enjoy watching the birds you should paddle around the fortress which will lead you inside the beginning of river Morača which is considered as an bird reserve. You proceed your experience to the three islands that you have already seen, that are in the middle of the lake. You will aim for the first one and make a circle around it, from right to left side of it. You will have the opportunity to go through the most beautiful part of the lake - small channel that is surrounded by water lillies and reeds covering the water. When on the other side of the island, looking at the shore, you will see few wild beaches and a private one. If you want to take a break and swim to refresh yourself, any of these beaches is the perfect spot. After your brake you just go back under the bridge, aiming for the entrance to the channel leading you back to Virpazar.

Monastery Kom: Skadar Lake Private Cruise & Wine Tasting

3. Monastery Kom: Skadar Lake Private Cruise & Wine Tasting

Climb aboard your boat and set off to see the magnificent 18th-century fortress of Lesendro while admiring the breathtaking scenery around you. Cruise along the Moraca River, a bird reserve where you will be able to se up to 15 different species. Depending on the time of year, you'll spot native birds such as cormorants, seagulls, and if you're lucky, even pelicans. Cruise along the narrow channels of the Skadar Lake and gaze in awe at the carpets of beautiful lotus flowers and reeds. This area is often called the safari part of the lake because it resembles wild passages in old forests. If you are lucky, you will have the chance to see some nests with baby birds in it. Discover the three beautiful islands of Small Cakovica, Big Cakovica, and Lipovnjak and continue through a similar small channel leading you to Odrinska Gora, the home of the Monastery Kom. Listen to the tales and stories about its past and get acquainted with the lifestyle of the monks residing here. Marvel at the artworks inside the monastery and take time to explore this hidden island gem. Then, board your boat again, returning to the meeting point. On the way back, your captain will take an alternate route so you can admire the three islands from the other side. You'll also have the chance to go for a swim in the refreshing waters of the lake. Be sure to bring your swimsuit!

Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

4. Kotor: Private Day Trip to Lovcen & Skadar Lake

Visit Njegos Mausoleum at the peak of Lovcen National Park, rising above the coastal region and a hinterland of Kotor. It includes the territory of Cetinje and Budva municipalities.  Cetinje is the historical capital of Montenegro, located at an altitude of 670 meters, and was the capital and main cultural center of Montenegro for four and a half centuries, so the walking tour will let you feel the spirit of old Montenegro. National Park Skadar Lake will be your next destination. There, you will get a chance to take a boat ride on the lake, and also taste fish and wine in a traditional local restaurant. Photo breaks will also be included on your way back to Kotor.

Podgorica: Scenic Panoramic Flight

5. Podgorica: Scenic Panoramic Flight

Gorgeous flight from Podgorica city to the Skadar lake and around . Our unforgettable light aircraft tour features the dramatic Montenegrin landscape as we fly over national park Skadar lake, authentic villages and the most beautiful vineyards in Montenegro. During the flight, you can try flying independently, of course, under the supervision of an instructor. You will be able to see Virpazar town, village of Vranjina, beautiful vineyards, part of Podgorica city and for sure you will enjoy the flight and flying the plain.

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What people are saying about Rijeka Crnojevića

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 71 reviews

It was a great experience to discover Lake Skadar by kayak. The rental was super friendly and we were even allowed to keep the kayak longer for free. All in all a great service and a great experience. Definitely a recommendation for anyone who wants to discover the national park.

Really welcoming and helpful people, beautiful place, especially the first part. The main lake was quite choppy and hard work for us so we didn't make it to the islands but could see from a distance! Worth the money!

Very relaxed. The lake is beautiful. The organizers made sure to give me a map and pointed out recommended routes and stopping points as well as an emergency number to call if I need help.

Very good experience with magnificent landscapes only visible by canoe. Welcoming and helpful staff.

Amazing Cruise with a very kind Captain. Wort every penny.