THE BAY OF KOTOR: SEA KAYAKING
TIPS AND TRICKS
If you’ve heard of Montenegro, than you’ve probably already heard about its hidden gem in the Adriatic Sea as well. The bay of Kotor, where the water stays still. Sheltered from the strong winds and currents coming from the open sea, bay of Kotor provides us a unique, glass-mirror water conditions where beginners can learn and advanced paddlers can perfect their skills. It also makes a wonderful playground for a family trip.
Every day we will be paddling from one medieval town to another. Combining flat water paddling, medieval towns sight-seeing and local cuisine sounds like a dream come true. The undisputed champion of the bay is the old city of Kotor. In the last couple of years, Kotor has become on of the main tourist destinations, thanks to its unique position in a submerged river canyon, surrounded by the nearly overhanging limestone cliffs of Orjen and Lovčen. It is also listed as a UNESCO’s world heritage site.
Another gem waiting for us in this unique adventure is one of the two small islets in the middle of the bay, across the city of Perast. Our Lady of the Rocks – a Roman Catholic church located on an artificial islands created by bulwark of rocks, according to the legend.
Day 1: Donji Stoliv: morning pick-up in Dubrovnik, 2h drive to the bay of Kotor, settling down in accommodation, lunch, hiking in Lovčen national park, down-time in accommodation, dinner
Day 2: Perast town 8km: breakfast, warm-up paddling session to Our Lady of the Rocks, sight-seeing in the city of Perast, lunch, paddling back to our starting point, free time, dinner
Day 3: Morinj town 12km: breakfast, paddling to the city of Morinj, visiting the fresh water wells going in the Adriatic, lunch in one of the oldest “Konoba’s” in the area, down-time, paddling back to our starting point, dinner
Day 4: Tivat town 17km: breakfast, paddling to the city of Tivat, visiting Porto Montenegro, lunch in Tivat, down-time, paddling back to our starting point, free time, dinner
Day 5: Kotor town 14km: breakfast, paddling to the old city of Kotor, hike to the hilltop fortress, lunch in the city, sight-seeing, paddling back to our starting point, free time, dinner
Day 6: Transit day: breakfast, 2h drive back to Dubrovnik, departure flights
Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights
Arrival/Departure Point: Dubrovnik
Accommodations: Private double rooms with attached bathroom and A/C
Tour Price*: 6.900,00 Kn / €909 / $1078 / £809
Tour inclusions: 5 nights accommodation, all meals, entrance fees, kayak gear, instruction, guiding, airport transfer, car and ferry transfers
Tour Exclusions: personal spending, drinks during lunches and dinners
Single Supplement: additional 1.000,00 Kn / €132 / $156 / £117
*Prices are in Croatian Kuna: Euro, USD and GBP prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations
**2 person minimum**
What to Bring:
YOUR PASSPORT, water and snacks for the drive, a change of clothes, a warm layer (sweater or fleece) for the cooler mountain air, and Euros in case you want to buy additional drinks (beer, wine, local grappa, coke, juice). You may drink water from the river. Croatia’s currency is the Kuna; Montenegro accepts only the Euro.