Lake Skadar: Guided Panoramic Boat Tour to Kom Monastery

Lake Skadar: Guided Panoramic Boat Tour to Kom Monastery

Shared tour

Witness the magic of Lake Skadar and the beauty of Kom Monastery on a trip from Virpazar. Travel along the narrow canals tucked inside a traditional wooden boat and savor the flavours of the region with local wine.

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English, Serbian


  • Travel along narrow channels, reachable only by traditional wooden boats
  • Discover the centuries-old Lesendro ruins amongst meadows of water chestnuts
  • Try local wine in the middle of wilderness with untouched nature all around
  • Visit the medieval monastery Kom and admire its centuries-old frescoes
  • Take a swim in the fresh waters of Lake Skadar with beautiful views all around

If you are on the lookout for the most beautiful places to visit in Montenegro, the medieval Kom Monastery is sure to catch your eye. Experience for yourself why this tour was a bestseller on Lake Skadar during the 2023 season! Enjoy the perfect balance between nature, culture, and picturesque scenic views. Travel aboard a traditional wooden boat and savour the delicious local wine, while your guide reveals all the fascinating stories from the region.

Begin your journey in Virpazar, a charming fishing village. This idyllic location is just a short half-hour drive from Podgorica, Montenegro’s capital. Once you arrive at the meeting point, the local tour operator will check your vouchers and explain how to pay the National Park fee. After that, you’re all set to board!

Marvel at the breathtaking sight of Vranjina’s two majestic peaks as you sail through a narrow river canal. Admire Lesendro, the Key of Lake Skadar, a centuries-old structure where birds often perch atop the ruins. Discover the hidden beauty of three islands adorned with thousands of water lilies next, just before arriving at the medieval monastery Kom.

Perched atop Odrin Hill, this hidden gem is accessible only by boat and is home to the best-preserved frescoes in the area. Immerse yourself in the sweet aroma of wild thyme during your 30-minute visit. Finally, enjoy a refreshing swim in the pristine waters of Lake Skadar, and take in the picturesque views of the untouched nature that surrounds you on the way back.

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing boat tour with Wi-Fi onboard
  • 30-minute visit to the Kom Monastery
  • Map with stories from the Lake Skadar area
  • Regional wine, juice, and water
  • Priganice (traditional pastry)
  • Life vests
  • National park fee (€5 per person, free for children under 15 years old)
  • Music onboard
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point & other important information

Join us at the Kingfisher information desk near the central bridge in Virpazar 30 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Click here for the exact location. 

It is important to note that the information desk is the designated meeting point, and you should arrive there only after you have parked and are ready to start the tour.

If you are running late and unable to reach the meeting point at the predetermined time, please get in touch with us immediately using the emergency phone number provided.

  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Sunglasses and sun hat
  • Swimwear and towels
  • Binoculars
  • Jacket
  • Flash photography

Please note that this tour is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. If it is raining or there are strong winds, we may alter the boat used for the tour, reschedule your booking for another day, or cancel the tour. We will contact you promptly in the event of any changes to your booking.

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We had a great time with Kingfisher!
The boat was very nice; the local wine tasting went great, with multiple options to choose from. The views were stunning! And the water, even in October, was warm to swim in. Our guide, Petar (I could have spelt the name wrong), was very helpful and told us many stories about the place. I highly recommend it!
Jenny, GetYourGuide, October 2023
Excellent boat tour on Lake Skadar
Amazing views! Captain Petar was very friendly and kind and shared much information about the lake. We also tasted typical red and white wine and local snacks; we stopped near water lilies to take beautiful pictures. Almost at the end of the tour, we also stopped in the middle of the lake and were able to go swimming for a few minutes. It was nice! Highly recommend!
Laura K, TripAdvisor, September 2023
Unforgettable experience! A beautiful view with the national dish, priganice and wine! Balsa was our tour guide and a kind and pleasant host! All recommendations! 10/10
Elizabeta, TripAdvisor, May 2023

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