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Montenegro, on the southern part of the Adriatic coast, just south of Dubrovnik, is an exciting destination for a yacht charter.

Famous for the beauty of its coastline, Montenegro is perfect for a sailing holiday. There are hundreds of beaches and coves backed by a lush, forested interior. The sea is a stunning crystal clear green, unique even for the Adriatic. Escape from mass tourism and explore the charming medieval coastal towns - where Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Venetians and Turks have all gazed out to sea.

Along the coast of Montenegro are many sandy beaches and well-preserved old towns. Places you must visit are the Old town of Kotor, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, and Boka Kotorska (Bay of Kotor), some say the most beautiful fjord in Europe with the old town of Perast and its islets. Don’t miss Budva with its well preserved old town, sandy beaches, great cafes and restaurants and Sveti Stefan, once a fishermen’s island, now the most picturesque resort on the coast.

 

 

Montenegro Yacht Charter

  • Overview
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    Bay of Kotor

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    Sveti Stefan Island, Budva

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    Tivat Bay

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    Petrovac

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    Budva Old Town

    Sailing holidays from Montenegro

    • Fly into Dubrovnik and transfer to the base near Kotor
    • Visit the most beautiful fjord in Europe
    • Average distances of 14nm/day
    • Level 2 sailing
    • Average summer temperatures of 26-30 degrees
    • Average winds force 3-5
    • Possibility of sailing north into Croatia
    • A mixture of anchorages and harbour moorings in this area
    • Saturday-Saturday charters
    • Flotilla option from Dubrovnik
  • 1 Wk Itinerary

    Suggested 1 week sailing itinerary from Montenegro

    DAY 1 : Tivat

    Check-in at Marina Porto Montenegro in Tivat, just a 15 minute drive from the beautiful old town of Kotor.

    DAY 2 : Herceg Novi (14nm)

    Sail to Herceg Novi, the medieval fortified city guarding the entrance to the Boka Kotorska Bay. Moor on the pier under the medieval fortress.

    DAY 3 : Budva (20nm)

    Head south along the coast to Budva, the tourism centre of Montenegro with its numerous beaches and historic monuments. During the summer months it turns into a City Theatre with numerous local performances and shows from abroad. In the Stari Grad (old town) you can also visit many shops, cafés, restaurants and galleries. Good all round shelter in the harbour near the Old City.

    DAY 4 : Budva (14nm)

    It's worth a sail further south to Petrovac for lunch. This small village near Sveti Stefan is famous for its beautiful beaches and historic monuments including mosaics dating to the 3rd century. For diving enthusiasts the two small islands Katic and Sveta Nedjelja are a real attraction. Return to overnight at Budva (total 14nm).

    DAY 5 : Bigova (12nm)

    Head north to Bigova, a beautiful fishing village located on the peninsula of Lustica. The harbour offers good shelter but limited facilities ashore, including a couple of fish restaurants, which provide fresh fish daily and 2 shops.

    DAY 6 : Perast (17nm)

    Stop off at Rose at the entrance to Boka Kotorska, one of the oldest settlements in the Bay. Overnight at Perast, full of history, old palaces, churches and villas from the seafaring days of the Venetian Republic when it was the home of wealthy merchants. Today it is often called the quietest town in Boka.

    DAY 7 : Tivat (6nm)

    For your last evening visit the Old City of Kotor. The medieval architecture has made Kotor an UNESCO listed “World Natural and Historical Heritage Site".

    Montenegro 1 week sailing holiday itinerary

  • Sailing Conditions

    Sailing conditions in Montenegro

    Montenegro has ideal conditions for sailors looking for reliable winds. During the summer months there are steady afternoon breezes, southerly or westerly averaging Force 3-5 dying down at night. Summer temperatures average 26-30ºC.

    We have rated this destination a 'Level 2' (levels info) and you will need RYA Day Skipper or ICC qualification for bareboat charters in Croatia.

    You can see all of the bases we offer in Croatia along with the level ratings here so that you can find the most suitable destination for you. If you are at all unsure about a destination then please get in touch and our sales team will be more than happy to make their recommendations for you.

  • Getting There

    Getting There

    Flights to Dubrovnik

    BA and easyJet have daily flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik. Norwegian Air have direct flights from Gatwick to Dubrovnik on Saturdays. Jet2 have flights from Manchester on Saturdays.

    Transfers

    The transfer time from Dubrovnik airport to Tivat is around 1 hour 50 minutes. 

"I have recently returned from Trogir after a splendid 2 week sailing trip off the coast of Croatia. I must say we were delighted with the yacht 'Blue Queen' and the standard and level of maintenance was excellent. This year surpassed all our expectations!"

Trogir 2016 - P.D.

Montenegro Yacht Charter prices

Yachts from Montenegro Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtDufour 360 GL - 3 cab.(2018)Dufour 412 GL(2021)
Dates3 cabins/1WC3 cabins/2WC
10-16 Jun23902810
17-23 Jun26713143
24-30 Jun29903519
01-07 Jul31433700
08-14 Jul33003881
15-21 Jul34674076
22-28 Jul34674076
29 Jul-04 Aug36384281
05-11 Aug36384281
12-18 Aug36384281
19-25 Aug28863395
26 Aug-01 Sep25102952
02-08 Sep25102952
09-15 Sep22432638
16-22 Sep20762443
23-29 Sep18712200

Yachts from Montenegro Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtDufour 460 GL(2018)Oceanis 48 - 5 cab.(2018)
Dates4 cabins/4WC5 cabins/3WC
10-16 Jun34954114
17-23 Jun39104600
24-30 Jun43815152
01-07 Jul46005410
08-14 Jul48335686
15-21 Jul50715967
22-28 Jul50715967
29 Jul-04 Aug53196257
05-11 Aug53196257
12-18 Aug53196257
19-25 Aug42294976
26 Aug-01 Sep36814329
02-08 Sep36814329
09-15 Sep32813862
16-22 Sep30383576
23-29 Sep27383219

Yachts from Montenegro Prices shown are in GB£ per yacht for 1 week

2023 Prices Extra 5% OFF for 2 weeks.

2023 GB£ per yachtHelia 44 - 4 + 2 cab.(2018)Lagoon 40 - 4 + 2 cab(2023)
Dates4 cabins/4WC4 cabins/4WC
10-16 Jun56484886
17-23 Jun62905452
24-30 Jun70336090
01-07 Jul82956710
08-14 Jul90957352
15-21 Jul95487719
22-28 Jul100248110
29 Jul-04 Aug123059467
05-11 Aug123059467
12-18 Aug123059467
19-25 Aug82577157
26 Aug-01 Sep71816224
02-08 Sep71816224
09-15 Sep61815352
16-22 Sep54104686
23-29 Sep40573514

YACHT SECURITY

Refundable deposit €2500-€6000. Non refundable deposit on request.

COMPULSORY EXTRAS:

End cleaning; Monohulls; up to 38' €150, 39' to 45' €180, 46' to 49' €215, 50' and above €240

Catamarans; up to 40' €235, 41' to 45' €255, 46' to 49' €280, 50' and above €310

Starter pack and fees; €135

Transit log €100

Optional extras (i.e Outboard, SUP's etc) available on request.

Skipper; Monohulls €1120/week + food and drink + own cabin. Catamarans €1400/week + food and drink + own cabin

 

 

Prices may be subject to change.

Sailing Qualifications

To skipper a bareboat charter or flotilla yacht, you need to hold a practical sailing certificate equivalent to RYA Day Skipper Practical qualification or RYA International Certificate of Competence (ICC). For charters in Greece, you must now have the ICC certificate. You must also be assisted by at least one competent crew member over the age of 18.

For charters in Croatia, Malta and the Canaries, at least one member of the crew or the skipper will also need a VHF licence.

RYA qualifications can be obtained by RYA sailing schools in the UK or alternatively choose from one of our overseas centres in Gibraltar, Greece or Turkey.

For Seychelles the local authorities require an ICC for the skipper of a bareboat or flotilla yacht charter.

For Caribbean and Tropical charters, formal qualifications are not compulsory, however, you should be Day Skipper standard and be assisted by at least one competent crew. A brief sailing resume should be provided to outline your experience.

If you don't hold the relevant qualifications then why not add a skipper?

Sailing Levels

Level 1

Winds force 2-3 (4-11 Knots)combined with generally shorter distances. Good for beginner or intermediate sailors. Line-of-sight navigation but basic knowledge of charts and ability to plot your position required.

Level 2

Winds force 3-5 (7-21 Knots) with approximately 15-20nm per day. Intermediate experience required. Predominately line of sight navigation but an understanding of how to sail in open water.

Level 3

Winds force 4-6 (11-27 Knots) with mileage of approximately 20nm+ per day. Ideal for experienced skippers looking to venture out to new destinations. Day skipper standard but with experienced crew would be recommended.