Grmožur

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Skadar Lake: Private Cruise around the Montenegrin Alcatraz

1. Skadar Lake: Private Cruise around the Montenegrin Alcatraz

Start the tour by boarding the boat at the dock in Virpazar. Then, set off on your scenic 1-hour cruise across the beautiful blue waters of Lake Skadar. First, navigate along a small river channel, surrounded by water lilies, reeds, and trees until you reach the open lake.  Out on the open water, soak up the incredible views of Mount Vranjina and the impressive ranges in Albania. Cruise up close to Snakes Island for a closer look at the Montenegrin Alcatraz. Admire this impressive fortification called Grmožur from approximately 20 meters distance as you circle around it.  During the journey, marvel at the breathtaking panoramas, and keep you eyes peeled for many species of native birds including cormorants, seagulls, and, if you are lucky, maybe some pelicans. Observe them drying their wings on the top of the walls of Grmožur.  Next, the boat will stop in the middle of the open lake for the chance for you to take a refreshing swim. Ensure you bring your bathing suit and towel so you can immerse yourself in the crystal-clear blue waters. Finally, return back to the starting point where the tour concludes.

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What people are saying about Grmožur

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

We took a late afternoon one-hour private boat tour to the Montenegrin Alcatraz and truly enjoyed it. The captain was very hospitable, the views of the water lilies along the river out to Lake Skadar, Lake Skadar itself, and the mountains around the lake were amazing! The lake was very tranquil and beautiful. We also saw a lot of beautiful birds flying around over the water and perching on the 'Alcatraz'. The sun was setting while we were heading back to the shore and it transformed the whole experience into magical. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Montenegro.

Very pleasant walk and very friendly staff; I recommend

Very well organised excellent staff. Highly recommend