Lake Skadar: Visit the Montenegrin Venice

Lake Skadar: Visit the Montenegrin Venice

Private tour

Unveil the wonders of Lake Skadar and the Pavlova Strana fjord, and visit the Montenegrin Venice - the famous Rijeka Crnojevića. Enjoy nature's embrace, spot magnificent birds, and savour delicious local wine.

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English, Serbian



  • Visit Rijeka Crnojevića – the Montenegrin Venice.
  • Glide through the meadows of water chestnuts and discover the ruins of Lesendro.
  • Marvel at thousands of water lilies covering the surface of the lake.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking vistas along the Pavlova Strana fjord.
  • Immerse yourself in the fresh waters of Lake Skadar with a stunning background.

Discover the wonders of Lake Skadar as you glide across its pristine waters. Indulge in the flavours of local wine while meandering through the breathtaking landscapes that adorn the lake. Immerse yourself in the invigorating freshness of the water, enveloped by majestic mountain ranges, and delve into the captivating stories and rich history of Lake Skadar.

Begin in Virpazar – the main gateway of Lake Skadar. Sail along a tiny river channel and observe birds catch the fish and soar through the sky. Exit the river and discover the vast blue waters of Lake Skadar, the far-away mountains of Albania, and Vranjina, along with its two peaks.

Glide through the meadows of water chestnuts and discover the ruins of Lesendro, the 18th-century fortress and the Key of Lake Skadar. These ruins and their bird visitants will feast you with a stunning view. Feel the fresh air rush through your body as you reach Lake Skadar’s largest tributary, Morača River.

Continue your journey toward Amazonia: the three islands – Mala Čakovica, Velika Čakovica, and Kamenik. Have your breath taken away by the view these islets hide. Marvel at thousands of water lilies covering the lake’s surface with their leaves.

Sights to follow will satisfy your traveller’s thirst. As you sail along the picturesque fjord Pavlova strana, you will reach Rijeka Crnojevića, a small fishing village.

  • Explore this beautiful spot, situated only a few kilometres from the historical capital of Cetinje. The old stone bridge, named after Prince Danilo, will be the first to welcome you, next to the one-story building built on the left shore of the river. You can’t overlook it – it lies at the entrance of this beautiful townlet, and although built in the 15th century, it still looks impressive.

After exploring the village, it’s time to go back. In the meantime, be sure to bring your swimsuit! Take the opportunity and enjoy the refreshing waters of Lake Skadar.

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Sightseeing boat tour with Wi-Fi onboard
  • Map with stories from the Lake Skadar area
  • Regional wine, juice and water
  • Life vests and other safety equipment
  • National park fee (5€ per person, free for children under 15)
  • Land visit of Pavlova Strana viewpoint
  • Music onboard
  • Lunch/meals
  • 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

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.

For any other questions, please check our FAQ page.

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Great value for money!
We took a private 6-hour long tour, and it was unique. The nature is impressive, the wine delicious and our guide was very nice and explained everything.
Matthias, GetYourGuide, September 2023
Excellent Kingfisher experience in Virpazar.
Thank you so much for the humanity and friendship you gave us. Everything about the tips and the trip itself was understandable and clear. We, especially our one-year-old girl, were so pleased to have that excursion with you! Choose them, you won't regret it!
Yauheni Kot, Google, August 2023
Excellent private cruise
We did a tremendous private 6-hour tour to Pavlova Strana and Venice. Our skipper, Dragan, was excellent, and the owner was friendly and helpful. The lake was beautiful, and the boat was comfortable. Leaving at 9 am meant there were very few other boats on the lake simultaneously.
Steve R, Tripadvisor, May 2023

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