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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 3-hour boat tour and see some of the most popular sights of Montenegro. The first stop is 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 stuck on a rock protruding from the sea. They vowed to build a church on the spot where the painting was found. Pass through the Verige Straits and along the Herceg Novi Rivera. Continue out of the bay, past Mamula Island, a prison during WWII, and along the Lustica Peninsula to the Blue Cave. Enjoy a half hour of swimming in the cave. On the way back to Kotor, you'll stop in the caves the army used for hiding submarines.

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From Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Herceg Novi: Boka Bay Day Cruise

2. From Kotor, Budva, Tivat or Herceg Novi: Boka Bay Day Cruise

Discover the Bay of Kotor on an 8-hour cruise. Learn about the region's history and explore the natural landscapes. Visit a former prison sail around the bay, and swim in crystalline waters. Your 8-hour excursion begins in Kotor, Budva or Tivat. From here, your first stop of the day will be Bijela, where you will get the chance to have a refreshing swim. Visit the church and museum on the island before heading to the Blue Cave. Along the way, pass the entire length of UNESCO-protected Kotor Bay, before finally reaching the open sea. At the very entrance of Boka Bay, see the former fortified prison and concentration camp, Mamula. Circulate the island by boat to observe the wild interlace of history and nature. Then sail out until you reach the Blue Cave. Take a break at Porto Montenegro for lunch and explore the picturesque town. Then, sail back to Kotor, with another swimming break at the deep waters of the bay. Change into dry clothes and visit the church at the island Our Lady of the Rock. During the return trip, enjoy views of majestic mountains, caves, beaches, and historical sites.

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Kotor: Bay of Kotor and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

3. Kotor: Bay of Kotor and Blue Cave Speedboat Tour

Meet within the Old Town of Kotor. Board the speedboat and enjoy a 55-minute panoramic ride along the coast. Admire the view of the various small villages along the coast where you can see charming palaces, houses, churches, and the beautiful contrast between the sea and mountains. Enter the Bay of Kotor where you will enjoy the views of the town of Lepetani and the beautiful Luštica peninsula. Arrive at the famous Blue Cave and enjoy about 20 minutes for swimming in the turquoise-blue waters. On the return leg of the excursion, make a short stop to see an old submarine tunnel. Then, stop at the artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks. Visit the church and museum on the island, before returning to Kotor.

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Kotor: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour

4. Kotor: Blue Cave Private Boat Tour

This tour includes cruising around the Bay of Kotor, in which you will enjoy panoramic views of the fishing villages, churches, and many more historical monuments. Your first stop is at an islet in the middle of Boka Bay known as "Our Lady of the Rocks". Legend says that this artificial island was created from stones local fishermen put upon a specific rock where shipwrecked crewmen found the icon of Madonna and Child. The church there was built in her honor. The interior of this 15th century church features a marble altar holding an icon of Our Lady of the Rocks made by Lovro Dobric (famous Balkan painter), as well as 68 paintings by Tripo Kokolja, including the famous The Death of the Virgin. Your Kotor Bay tour continues with a cruise to Tivat Bay where you will see an exclusive marina for mega yachts — Porto Montenegro. Continue to Herceg Novi Bay with its Byzantine and oriental architectural styles, and then onto island Mamula. You will also visit an ex-submarine military base. Your next stop is reserved for taking a refreshing swim in the mesmerizing Blue Cave, which can only be accessed by boat. The boat is equipped with soft and comfortable seat cushions, as well as refreshing cold drinks.

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Kotor: Blue Cave and Our Lady of the Rocks 3-Hour Boat Tour

5. Kotor: Blue Cave and Our Lady of the Rocks 3-Hour Boat Tour

Enjoy a 50-minute exhilarating ride on a speedboat from the UNESCO Old Town of Kotor. See the Bay of Kotor featuring villages with charming houses, churches, and a beautiful backdrop of mountains against the sea. Pass the narrowest part of the bay and enjoy a panoramic view of Lepetani, Bijela, Luštica, and the small island of Mamula. Arrive at the Blue Cave and have 20 minutes to explore, swim or take photos. Snap beautiful photos of the vibrant turquoise water inside the cave. Head back to the bay and make a stop at an old submarine tunnel.

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What people are saying about Blue Cave Monténégro

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 697 reviews

Was a great trip such a stunning place and we went to interesting stops. It was a bit longer than expected but that was fine for me. It was a lovely sunny day and the staff were helpful and friendly. I would recommend

Swimming near the cave had something magical: the coastline by boat was an excellent way to make the most out of it. Note : think of bringing cash in order to visit the inside of the lady of the rock.

Super professional, the team even organized jackets for us quickly because it got a little colder, thank you for that and for the super nice and relaxed tour.

Beautiful ride, nice boat, nice driver and port staff, on time, good price, not crowded, easy to make reservations. Very good experience!

It was a really enjoyable trip and a good organizing. Thanks.