Highlights of Montenegro Gulet Cruise
Circular: Kotor to Kotor
Join us onboard our latest gulet for 2017 the Sadri Usta 1 an 8 cabin, traditional Turkish gulet. An intimate Gulet Cruise to experience the stunning beauty of Montenegro.
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.
Taking in the whole of the coastline, our 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.
Aboard our 29m, 16-berth traditional mahogany and teak wood gulet cruiser named the "Sandri Usta 1", you will enjoy a holiday to remember.
Specifications of the Sadri Usta 1:
- 8 cabin gulet; 6 double cabins, 2 twin cabins (#5 and #3), all with en-suite shower room (Sliding door enclosures)
- 4 Crew members including the captain and chef
- Constructed 2005, 29 meter length, 7.3 meter width.
- 540HP IVECO engine.
- 3 sails.
- Turkish flag
As well as visiting beautiful towns and villages there is plenty to do on board, with swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, and fishing all available. The on-board chef serves a delicious breakfast and lunch (or dinner) each day, with evenings spent exploring your port of call or enjoying a drink from the boat’s bar.
- Explore this amazing coastline with its hidden bays, medieval towns and towering mountains.
- Designed to combine plenty of cruising and sightseeing in places of interest at a relaxed pace.
- Visit the historical towns of Budva,Kotor, Herceg Novi and travel the whole length of the Montenegrin coast.
Sunday – Kotor -At Dock for Embarkation and first night:
Embark for the start of your fabulous trip. Kotor has one of the best-preserved medieval old towns in the Adriatic and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a walk up the steep city walls that snake their way over the mountainside for magnificent views of the bay, or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the winding lanes and charming squares that make up the old town.
The Bay of Kotor is dubbed Europe’s southernmost fjord and the setting could not be more magical: a beautiful bay fringed with mountains, yachts bobbing in port, swimmers in the clear blue waters, fine Venetian-era buildings to admire and all around wonderful warm sunshine.
Overnight onboard in the Bay of Kotor. Dinner on board included.Embarkation from 4pm.
Monday – Tivat – At Dock for the second night:
Today we sail in the Bay of Kotor, making our way at a leisurely pace over to the glamorous Porto Montenegro marina, home to some of the biggest (and most expensive!) yachts in the world. On the way we will stop at the island of Sveti Marko, one of the best spots for swimming.
We will moor for the night at the town of Tivat and you will be free to go and explore this town in the heart of the Boka Bay or take the short stroll to Porto Montenegro where you can visit one of the many fine dining restaurants or designer shops.
Overnight onboard in Tivat, Breakfast and Lunch on board included.
Tuesday – Budva – At anchor with tender for the third night.
Today we sail out of the Bay of Kotor and into the Adriatic sea, heading down towards the lively town of Budva. The Budva Riviera boasts some of the Mediterranean’s finest beaches along with fantastic restaurants and an historic old town dating from the Venetian-era with an excellent museum. If you love energetic nightlife, Budva has some of the best in the Adriatic.
Overnight onboard in Budva, Breakfast and Lunch on board included.
Wednesday – Bar – At dock for the fourth night.
On leaving Budva we will continue south, sailing along the Budva Riviera and passing the famous island resort of SvetiStefan. Passing along the many small bays and coves of the Adriatic we next stop at the Ulcinj, the southern-most town in Montenegro and the southern –most point on our itinerary. Atmospheric Ulcinj is renowned for the 14km long sandy beach “Velika Plaza” as well as the Ada Bojana island sitting in the delta of the Bojana river. We sail northwards back to the coastal town of Bar to dock for the night.
Overnight onboard in Bar, Breakfast and dinner on board included.
Thursday – Bigova – At dock or anchor dependent on availability of mooring for fifth night.
Today we set sail for Bigova, making stops for the fortress island of Mamula and the famous Blue Caves, where you will have the opportunity to swim (weather depending!). Bigova is a traditional Montenegrin fishing village at the head of a sheltered cover of crystal clear water. As you relax in the evening your only concern will be what to order from the gorgeous waterfront Taverna 'Grispolis'.
Overnight onboard in Bigova, Breakfast and Lunch on board included.
Friday – Herceg Novi - At dock or anchor dependent on availability of mooring for sixth night.
Located at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and at the foot of Mount Orjen, this bustling little town has a host of architectural delights to show for the many occupations the town has endured over the last 700 years. The highlight is the magical, Italianate “stari grad”, or old town, though after a day here you will soon realise why it is known as the ‘town of steps’! Herceg Novi boasts a lively nightlife, so whether you want to sit by the sea in one of the many restaurants or dance the night away, Herceg Novi has something for everyone.
Overnight on board in Herceg Novi, Breakfast and Lunch on board included.
Saturday – Perast – At dock for seventh night.
From Herceg Novi we spend a leisurely day cruising around the stunning Bay of Kotor before sailing on to picturesque Perast. This medieval waterfront village of pretty winding lanes, backed by forested mountains is another UNESCO World Heritage site. You can take one of the regular water taxis to visit the man-made Our Lady of the Rock island church with its collection of paintings by Montenegrin master TripoKokolja.Perast is a favorite with all visitors to Montenegro and it is fitting place for the last night of your cruise.
Overnight onboard in Perast,Breakfast and Lunch on board included.
Sunday – Kotor:
Enjoy a final early morning sail along the Bay of Kotor before disembarking in Kotor.
Breakfast on board is included.
Relaxation is really the name of the game. With a crew dedicated to your comfort, enjoyment and safety, you are left free to enjoy both the sailing and the shore visits. The nature of our small group cruises means there will be ample opportunity to get to know your fellow guests. The planned itinerary provides a combination of visits to historic towns and villages as well as more remote parts of the coastline, with plenty of time for the superb swimming in the crystal waters of the Adriatic.
Occasionally weather conditions will require a change to the planned route and these decisions are always in the hands of the captain. Breakfast and lunch (or dinner on change-over days) are prepared and served on board whilst for other meals you are free to choose a local restaurant. Please advise us in advance of any dietary requirements and our cook we will do our best to accommodate you.
The crew operates a well-stocked and reasonably priced bar and guests are not permitted to bring their own alcohol on board. Storage space on board is limited so we advise you to bring as little luggage as possible packed in soft bags. Shorts, t-shirts and swim wear (no shoes) are the order of the day, while in the evenings a fleece may be useful, particularly in the cooler months.
Our unique small-group sailing trips are the only ones available that combine tours between Croatia and Montenegro with the option of three-, four- or seven-night cruises.
During most of the season the gulet is available for individual cabin charter, but we are also able to offer whole boat charters subject to availability.
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