Water activity

Skadar Lake: Sightseeing Boat Trip with Refreshments

4.2 / 5

60 reviews

Activity provider: Kingfisher

Skadar Lake: Sightseeing Boat Trip with Refreshments

Activity provider: Kingfisher

From US$ 10.87 per person

Explore the natural beauty of Skadar Lake. Enjoy watching different species of birds, and take a refreshing swim surrounded by a dramatic mountain backdrop.

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Duration 2 hours
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Serbian, Serbo-Croatian, Croatian


  • Sail along a narrow river channel wrapped with reeds and rows of willow trees.
  • Discover the 18th-century fortress Lesendro.
  • Watch cormorants, gulls, and herons, among many other birds.
  • Cruise near the river of Morača, an International Birding Area.
  • Seize your chance and have a dip in the fresh waters of Skadar Lake.
Full description
Leave the pier of the tiny townlet - of Virpazar and find yourself on the open water. Take a look at the mountain range far away in Albania, and Vranjina, the nearest island rising defiantly from the fresh waters of one of the largest lakes in southern Europe. Go left under the nearby bridge and discover Lesendro, an 18th-century fortress. As you approach this beautiful fortification, observe amazing birds dry their wings on top of the fortress's walls. Watch cormorants, gulls, and herons, among many others enjoying the sun touching their feathers. After that, cruise near the river of Morača, an International Birding Area. Depending on the time of year, you will have the privilege to see up to bird species. Have the view melt before your eyes into thousands of white and yellow water lilies hidden behind the three islets. If you are lucky enough, you may have the chance to see some nests and baby birds. Seize your chance and have a dip in the fresh waters of Skadar Lake, wrapped by scenic views. After immersing in fresh waters, return to Virpazar.
  • Sightseeing boat tour
  • Trying local wine
  • Safety equipment
  • National park fee
  • Lunch or meals
  • Transportation to and from Virpazar
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• The name of the local tour operator company is Kingfisher. Meet with them at least 30 minutes before departure to check-in. Their info desk is just before the main bridge in the center of Virpazar. If you have trouble finding them, ask locals for the Kingfisher company, or look out for blue shirts with the Kingfisher logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Please note that the National park fee is not included in the price. It is mandatory to pay it upon arrival. It costs 4 euros per person (free for children under 7).
  • Please note that we don't provide lunch or meals during the tour. You're welcome to bring your own food or eat out before/after the tour. However, if you'd like us to organise your meal for you, please contact us by e-mail at least a few days before the tour.
  • Keep in mind that, during the summer, Montenegro has constant traffic jams, so be sure to plan your journey to Virpazar ahead. By arriving earlier, you avoid headaches over finding a parking spot for your car.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
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The trip on the lake was lovely and the guide funny and chatty. He slowed down in places where there was something to sea. It was late summer so we didn’t swim. We all enjoyed the wine. Pity there were very few birds on the lake perhaps because of the time of year or time of day?

October 21, 2022

Good experience, the walk on the lake is to be done if you are in the area. In 2 hours we don't go very far but for 10€ per person it's more than fair. Our captain / guide, on the other hand, was not very talkative and not particularly smiling.

August 14, 2022

The cruise was beautiful, the national park is stunning, the wine was good, and swimming in the water on a super hot day was just the best. One note though: the guide wasn't so much of a guide, but rather a captain only. He didn't really speak English nor tell us much about the lake or the birds.

July 31, 2022

Product ID: 384377