Taking in the whole of the Montenegro coastline, our Blue Voyage - Cruise is the perfect way to explore the hidden gem that is Montenegro - from the lively holiday town of Herceg Novi on the Croatian border, down to Ulcinj in the south, with its famous sandy beaches and bordering Albania.
Starting in the UNESCO world heritage site of Kotor, we explore the stunning Bay of Kotor, where the towns and villages retain the architecture and spirit of the wealthy Venetian trading empire centuries ago. Out on the Adriatic coast, we take in Budva and the iconic Sveti Stefan.
Emabrkation at 5 pm. Meet the crew with traditional welcome drink. After a short navigation we will arrive at Perast, where we will spend the first night on board enjoying dinner and company.
The Gulf of Kotor (Boka Kotorska) cuts deeply into the coastline of the southern part of the „Yugoslav" Adriatic, creating four spectacular bays ringed in mountains, the “fjords” of the Mediterranean
The little town of Perast is situated where the innermost bays of Risan and Kotor converge. Preceded by two jewel-like islands, Perast is focused on the sea.
From the interaction between mainland and bay, the inherent contrast of stone and water, the dialogue of island and wave, sometimes in harmony but often in conflict, this sea-faring town has derived its unity, strength and sense of purpose.
After breakfast we start our trip from Perast to Herceg Novi. During day we will serve lunch on board and make few stops for swimming.
The view on Herceg Novi from our gulet is breath taking. A tradition of importing seeds, exotic plants, trees and fruits from around the world has transformed Herceg Novi into a veritable botanic garden, carefully tended and expanded over centuries. Built on a series of terraces, this Town Garden is positioned perfectly, with a view of the open sea and two peninsulas, Lustica and Prevllaka.
Herceg Novi is also known as the town of the writers. The list of famous writers for whom Herceg Novi was a muse is long. Writers have always been fascinated with Herceg Novi and this love for the town grows with each new generation. Perhaps it is the dominating blues and greens of this sea-landscape that brings tranquillity and inspiration.
After breakfast we start our trip from Herceg-Novi to Budva. We will drop the anchor in front of island Sveti Stefan for swimming and lunch on the board.
At the end of the day we will arrive in Budva. Montenegro also has its „Mykonos" and Budva is the centre of entertainment, clear beaches with crystal water.
Budva is becoming the capital of the theatre. The “Budva City-Theatre” is in fact one of the most important artistic and cultural events throughout the region.
For lovers of the early hours and after Budva offers lot to enjoy nightlife.
After breakfast we start our trip to Ulcinj. Before arriving at Ulcinj we will drop anchor in front of Ada Bojana for lunch and swimming. Ada Bojana is estuary of river Bojana to Adriatic Sea.
At the end of the day we will take a berth in the port of Ulcinj. The Old Town of Ulcinj is one of the oldest urban architectural complexes along the Adriatic Sea. It is an antique town with picturesque middle-aged, narrow and curving streets, densely joined two-and- three-floor stone houses decorated by elements of the Renaissance and Baroque, and finally there is a series of valuable edifices from the Ottoman time.
The oldest remnants of the walls date back to the Illyrian time. In the VI century the town got two gates: The lower (Eastern), which can be reached from the seaside and the upper (Western), which can be reached from land.
We start our trip from Ulcinj to Bigova after breakfast again. During the day we will serve lunch on board and make a few stops for swimming.
The village of Bigova is situated in a small, sheltered bay with rocky beaches and clear blue water. A tranquil seaside resort, it still retains the authentic identity of an ancient fishing village which attracts holidaymakers from around the world. The sea is calm and perfect for swimming. Walking the scenic hills around Bigova you’ll enjoy spectacular views and discover other pretty villages of the Lustica peninsula with its olive groves and meadows.
Here you can find one of the best fish restaurant, cooked and served in a very traditional way.
Like previous days after breakfast we start our trip for that day. We take direction from Bigova to Tivat.
Again during the day we will make few stops for swimming and lunch on board. After that we follow our route to Tivat, situated in the central part of the Bay of Boka at the foot of Vrmac.
The Bay of Tivat is the largest of four bays forming the Bay of Boka. In addition to visit the beautiful center of Tivat, it is also worth to visit the first luxury marina on the Adriatic, Porto Montenegro. Walking in marina Porto Montenegro is a fun, glamorous and relaxing experience, with many facilities, restaurants highest rank and fashion brands.
International delicacies and authentic traditional Mediterranean cuisine can be tasted in one of five restaurants in the village, from Italian delicacies, local traditional and international cuisine to Japanese sushi.
After breakfast we take direction from Tivat to Kotor. Again during day we will make few stops for swimming and lunch on board.
The old Mediterranean port of Kotor is surrounded by fortifications built during the Venetian period. Located in the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska), it is one of the most indented parts of the Adriatic Sea. Some have called it "the most southern fjord in Europe", although it is a submerged river canyon.
Four centuries of Venetian domination have given the city it´s typical architecture wich contriuted to make Kotor a UNESCO world heritage site.
After breakfast with your fellow travellers disembarkation starts around 9am.
Please understand: Cruise itineraries are given as a general guide only and may have to be changed without prior notice and are dependent on (sometimes last minute) changes in local law, weather, sea and docking conditions. Certain stops might be visited on another day than shown in the above program.
Cuisine: Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements or allergies. We are happy to make you comfortable.
· TV / DVD player / iPod Connection Aux
· Air Conditioning (4h / day)
· Sun mattresses
· Bar open until midnight
· 4,3 m tender / 30hp
· Basic snorkelling and fishing equipment
· Water ski
… perhaps you like a low budget solution
We offer privat charter for cabin-charter prices in Turkey.
A complete boat can be yours, just put a group together and you are among yourself and the only one on a traditional wooden Gullet. Such a trip is also a good idea for clubs and other parties. From 10 persons onward we reserve a Standardgullet for you and the best route.
· Half Board accommodation, breakfast and lunch.
· All charter and berth taxes, harbour and port fees, transit log,
· Crew service, ship water, diesel and gasoline, clean bed linen and towles (small and
bath towel as well as beach towel) on arrival.
· Use of recreational eqipement.
· Yacht insurance (we expect to bring your own individual travel insurance).
· Optional land tours and entrance fees to places of interest.
· Flights and airport transfers.
· Tipps for the crew.
First line: The price is for one person sharing a double cabin. Single passengers who wish to have a cabin for themselfes must pay the single occupancy price.
All cabins have en-suite WC/shower. Children under the age of 12 may receivce a 50% reduction if sharing the cabin with adults. Children above 12 years are counted as adults.
With Standardyachts an exact yachts name can not be available until 1 or 2 days before departure, as numbers of bookings come in often late and we work like a cooperative. This works well over the years and we advice you to give us your mobile phone that we stay in contact to give you the captain's number and boat name as soon as possible.
The crew aboard our Gulets and Yachts often do not have a foreign language mastered, but they almost always know a few "every-day" phrases and are able to understand almost all requests.
Bookings will be confirmed after a down-payment of 50%. Balance has to be paid 3 weeks before the cruise.