Blue Cave - Submarine bases - Our Lady of the Rocks - Perast town - Arza and Mamula islands and Kotor old town at the end. The pleasure of Boka Bay from the sea.
This 4.5-hour panoramic boat ride is taking us from Kotor to one of the most beautiful places in this part of the Mediterranean, a place called Perast. It is situated between two lagoons intertwining which makes it the center of Boka bay. Someone recognized it is potential long ago and made Perast’s architecture a sight to behold. Especially from the sea.
But the main attraction in Perast is located across the place, in the sea. And it’s an islet of Our Lady of the rocks. A small piece of land with a church and museum is postcard material. Alongside stands an island of St. George.
After one hour visiting Perast and the island, we continue our journey through Boka bay and it never gets boring. Its shores are filled with structures that have their own unique stories.
Our next stop offers once in a lifetime experience. Have you ever had a swim in the sea surrounded by rocks? We didn’t think so. That’s why we are taking you to Blue cave. Just look at the color of the water
Then it’s time for a brief history lesson. We will pass around two islands nearby. Arza and Mamula were military and confinement facilities. Austrohungarians built Arza as a strategic point because it oversees an entrance to the Boka Bay. Mamula once served as a prison.
This area was of strategic importance through centuries. Some 50 years ago, when Montenegro was part of big Yugoslavia, Marshal Tito’s military had its naval strongholds there, too. We will show you submarine bases, carved into the hills in the middle of the bay.
Then we head back to Kotor for some more history lessons. We will pass alongside beautiful spots of Stoliv, Prcanj, Muo… And we will show you an old settlement from the 15th century, called “Tre Sorelle”. A story goes that three sisters were in love with the same man, a captain, who they’ve waited for, but he never showed up. Legend has it that each of them waited for his return at their windows (there are three of them) until their death.
With history lessons done we come at our starting point in Kotor. Then we can provide you with a walking tour of the old town.
- Meeting with the guide in front of the Kotor cruise port main gate/hotel or at the specific address
- starting the boat tour from Kotor marina by sailing to Our Lady of the Rocks island -
- 30 minutes visiting Our Lady of the Rocks Island (the museum and the church)
- 30 minutes visiting Perast town
- 15 minutes swimming in the "Blue Cave"
- 10 minutes panoramic drive around Mamula island (ex-prison)
- 10 minutes visiting Ex-Yugoslavian submarine bases
- Driving back to Kotor by "Tre Sorelle"
- Walking tour of Kotor old town, 1 hour
Note: All of our tours are private tailor-made tours. All written tours are just our proposal, so please feel free to create your own tour. We will be happy to assist you. We can add beach time, skip something or totally change it according to your request.