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Mamula: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kotor Boat Tour: Our Lady of the Rocks, Mamula and Blue Cave

1. Kotor Boat Tour: Our Lady of the Rocks, Mamula and Blue Cave

Enjoy a boat tour to the most popular sights of Montenegro. See the impressive Our Lady of the Rocks, swim in the Blue Cave, and visit the caves where submarines were hidden. Set sail to your first stop, Our Lady of the Rocks, a church that sits on a man-made island. Hear the story of the two brothers who found a painting of the Madonna and Child and the church that was built where the painting was found. Pass through the scenic Verige Straits along the Herceg Novi Rivera. Sail out of the bay and spot Mamula Island, a prison during WWII. Follow the Lustica Peninsula to the Blue Cave. Here, enjoy the opportunity to swim in the crystal water of the cave. On the way back to Kotor, visit the caves the army used for hiding submarines.

Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming Time

2. Kotor: Blue Cave and Mamula Boat Trip with Swimming Time

Travel to the top sights in the Bay of Kotor on this speedboat cruise from Kotor. Enjoy access to a fridge onboard and listen to music as you sail across the water at thrilling speeds. Stay connected with onboard Wi-Fi. Meet your guide at the tour agency and head to the speedboat in Kotor. Admire panoramic views of charming coastal towns like Perast, Tivat, Porto Montenegro, and Herceg Novi. Stop near the entrances to the abandoned submarine tunnels, which were built by the Yugoslav Army. Continue to the island of Mamula where you will see the fortress of Mamula which was converted into a concentration camp by the Italians in World War II. Hear about the history of the island from your local skipper. Feel the wind in your hair on the way to the Blue Cave where you can enjoy swimming and diving in the azure waters. Use the snorkeling mask to explore the underwater landscapes of the cave. Sail to the Our Lady of the Rocks island, which was created by local fishermen in the 15th-century. Have the chance to purchase a ticket to enter the Our Lady of the Rocks Church which contains 68 famous paintings by Tripo Kokolja, a famous 17th-century baroque artist from Perast. Return to your starting point in Kotor at the end of your cruise.

Kotor: Boka Bay, Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave Tour

3. Kotor: Boka Bay, Our Lady of the Rocks and Blue Cave Tour

Enjoy a day of exploring the beautiful Boka Bay with the guidance of a local expert, as you go from island to island and take in all the stunning views of mountains, water, and impressive historic buildings alike. Admire a panoramic view of the bay as you depart Old Town Kotor on the way to the famous Blue Cave. Take some time to swim and snap some photos at this fantastic cave created at the bottom of a cliff. As you leave, take in amazing views of Mamula, the natural island where a fortress was built by the Austrian navy. Your next stop are former military tunnels used during WWII for hiding and repairing submarines. Continue to the main highlight of this tour: Our Lady of the Rocks island. Visit the church and tour the inside, filled with interesting objects from back in the day. End your journey with a wonderful overview of UNESCO-protected Old Town Perast from the water, before heading back to Kotor.

Kotor: Bay of Kotor Private Speedboat Tour with Blue Cave

4. Kotor: Bay of Kotor Private Speedboat Tour with Blue Cave

Immerse yourself the azure waters of the Blue Cave on this speedboat tour of the Bay of Kotor. Capture pictures of the entrance of abandoned submarine tunnels and the Austro-Hungarian fortress on Mamula island.  Meet your guide at the tour supplier's office and board the speedboat in Kotor. Listen to music as you ride past the charming seaside town of Perast and the 15th-century artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks.  Visit the Our Lady of the Rocks island where you can pay to visit the museum or peruse the shops. Stop at the entrances to abandoned submarine tunnels, which were built by the Yugoslav Army.  Take a stroll on the island of Mamula which is encircled by a fortress that was was once a concentration camp in World War II. Hear about the history of the island from your guide. Reach the Blue Cave and go for a dip in the blue-lit crystal-clear water. On your way back to Kotor we stop at Žanjic beach, where you can sunbathe and relax. Have the option to get lunch at a local restaurant or to jump into the sea from a 6-meter high cliff. 

Kotor: Speed Boat Tour to the Blue Cave & Beach

5. Kotor: Speed Boat Tour to the Blue Cave & Beach

Depart from Kotor in style, bouncing over the waves in a speedboat. Feel the wind in your hair with the open ocean, beautiful beaches, and sea caves awaiting you. Make your way towards the magnificent islet of Our Lady of the Rocks, famed for the two locals who discovered an icon of Madonna and the Child here. Take a walk around the islet and set off again to stop at an old submarine base. Get off the boat at the next islet of Mamula, surrounded by the picturesque walls of an old Austro-Hungarian fortress. Cruise off into the impressive natural landmark of the Blue Cave. Watch the sun shine through the cave to see the breathtaking blue waves and swim in the warm, crystal clear water. Have another swim at Žanjic Beach or choose to have lunch at one of the excellent restaurants, before returning to Kotor.

Kotor: Blue Cave Adventure and Beach Transfer

6. Kotor: Blue Cave Adventure and Beach Transfer

Enjoy 6 hours of fun with our Full-Day Trip of the Bay of Kotor, where you can indulge in panoramic sightseeing of the bay’s arena, visit the marvelous church, Our Lady of the Rocks, feel the distressing emanation of the island Mamula, and go for a swim in the luminous Blue Cave. The tour ends (or for some of you - starts) at Žanjice beach where our skipper is leaving you to enjoy the natural beauties of this area. Coming to Montenegro and Kotor during peak season can sometimes be an uncalled annoyance if you are not properly organized. On top of that, it is known that Kotor doesn’t have many beach areas to brag about. Just a few of them make it on the list of sandy or pebble beaches, with the rest being docks for boats, racers, yachts, and other water vehicles in which vicinity you surely don’t want to dip your body in. For reasons like these we offer our passengers the opportunity to hop on a speedboat with us and cruise through the splendid region of Boka bay, right as we transport you to some of the most amazing beaches - considered hidden gems of the bay. This boat trip includes breathing in the fresh breeze of the Boka Bay while enjoying a plethora of panoramic views. Apart from the natural splendor that’s encircling us, there will also be a lot of stories and legends to listen to; the mythical genesis of the artificial island Our Lady of the Rocks, a horror-packed history of the island Mamula, as well as testimonies on how we used the gifts of nature to camouflage our former military base to shelter our submarines during WWII. And last (but not least important) on our agenda is a short swimming session in the radiantly colored Blue Cave that you can use to refresh yourself from the trip. This is the part you’ve been waiting for. After we checked everything from our list of places to visit, we’ll approach Žanjice and drop you off to savor your time at the beach.

Kotor: Boka Bay, Blue Cave, and Our Lady Private Tour

7. Kotor: Boka Bay, Blue Cave, and Our Lady Private Tour

Tour departs in front of Kotor Old Town and during 45 min ride provides splendid Panoramic views of the bay. On the way, we will pass near some recognizable landmarks like St. Mateus church and Temple of Our Lady. After about 45 min ride we will reach Famous BLUE CAVE for 30 min break including swimming and a photo session. Blue Cave is a natural cave with two entrances that was created at the bottom of 100-meter cliff as a result of an impact of sea waves on the porous rocks of Luštica peninsula over thousands of years. Through the entrance sunlight enters its interior and wraps around the surface of the water making great shades of blue by which cave got its name. Swimming inside the cave is an unforgettable experience. On the way back we will make panoramic views of Mamula – a natural island on the entrance to Boka Bay wherein 1852 a Fortress was built by the Austrian navy. Later, during First and Second World Wars it was used as Notorious Prison and now it is converted to 5 Star resort. Next stop is at former military Submarine tunnels used during Second World War for hiding and repairing submarines. Tour continues with 30 min visit of LADY OF THE ROCK Island – an artificial island made in XV century by local sailors in honor of Our Lady for safe return from their trips. Present Church was built by Venetians in 1630 and it houses numerous works of art by famous local painter Tripo Kokolja as well as numerous silver and gold plates – gifts from seamen for their safe passages. Special curiosity is a unique tapestry hand-made by Jacinta Kunic-Mijovic for over 25 years. The tapestry was partially made from her own hair – gold in youth and silver in old. Tour ends in from of Kotor Old Town.

Kotor: Speedboat Trip to Blue Cave and Our Lady of the Rocks

8. Kotor: Speedboat Trip to Blue Cave and Our Lady of the Rocks

The speed boat tour starts from Kotor city Park. The tour has a duration of 3 hours. Firstly, the boat sails around 35 minutes close to a coastline for a panoramic view of Perast and then to the first stop - Our Lady of the Rocks Island. Once on the Island our guests have 20 minutes free time which is enough for visiting the church and it's museum. Further, the guests will go to the old submurine tunnels into which the speed boat enters for a short photo break. After that the guests enjoy a sail and a beautiful panoramic view of the old fisherman villages and panoramic view of the fortress Island Mamula on their way towards Blue cave. Blue cave is a natural phenomen, where the play od sunlight and shadows make a brilliant tirquose colour od the sea. This beautiful pearl of the Adriatic is known by it's intact nature and clear water. The speed boat enters the Blue cave and once inside our guests can enjoy swimming in the beautiful tirquose colored sea. Guests swimm in a Blue cave around 15 minutes and then they sail back to Kotor city Park.

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What people are saying about Mamula

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 623 reviews

This was such an easy, efficient and friendly tour. Located right beside our Viking ship in a little park. I was nervous about booking independently but this couldn’t have been better and they dealt really well with any concerns we had beforehand. Dull day to start so we were so lucky in the Blue Caves to have so much space. Lady on the Rock was good to land at, the submarine tunnel so interesting and DOLPHIN played around our boat on the way back. All within our 3 hours. Can’t recommend highly enough

Excellent, must do if in Kotor Bay. Don’t use any other company. Friendly attentive and above and beyond captain called Eno. Easy to locate pick up spot. Right amount of stays at locations. We went out with a group of 20. Tips, do the 9am trip (later the sea is choppier and a swim may not be guaranteed), sit at the bow or the back of the boat and be ready to swim! After blue cave we sat at the back of the boat and enjoyed sun for the 50 minute trip back.

It was a great trip! Comfortable boat, great music, awesome captain, and of course, beautiful and stunning views and beaches! Thank you ENO for such great trip! TOTALLY RECOMMENDED!

The trip was very nice . Marco explain all places what we visit . More then enough time on each stop. Blue cave was amazing, blue colour , not to busy. Free drinks included.

Had an amazing boat trip, guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Would defo recommend as a must do when in Kotor!