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Bay of Kotor Tours and Activities

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Bay of Kotor
Working its way inland from Montenegro’s Adriatic Coast, the fjord-like Bay of Kotor—known locally as Boca—is one of Europe’s great natural beauties. Backed by rugged mountain peaks, scattered with sparkling blue coves, and dotted with medieval waterfront villages, this glittering inlet reveals a postcard-perfect scene at every turn.
 
The Basics
Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a common day-trip outing from Dubrovnik in Croatia. Organized tours from the Croatian resort town typically include round-trip road transport, boat rides out on the bay, and free time in the historic towns of Kotor, Buda, Purist, and Risen. For a more active day out, consider a hiking, biking, or stand-up paddle boarding tour of the bay.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Bay of Kotor is a must for scenery-seekers.
  • Day trips from Dubrovnik involve crossing the Croatia–Montenegro border, so be sure to bring your passport.
  • Remember that while Croatia uses the kuna, Montenegro uses the euro, which can be withdrawn from ATMs across the border.
  • The cobbled surfaces and steps common in the Bay of Kotor’s historic towns can be challenging for wheelchair users.

How to Get There
The town of Kotor is about 59 miles (95 kilometers) from Dubrovnik. If driving, factor in extra time for the border crossing. Kotor-bound buses depart from Dubrovnik’s main bus station. Without a car or the dedicated transport provided as part of an organized tour, traveling around the bay can be time-consuming, with only limited bus services available.
 
When to Get There
During the busy summer months, delays at the border are not uncommon. Depart early in the day to avoid long lines. Kotor can be crowded on days when multiple cruise ships dock at port, so check the cruise ship schedule in advance and plan your trip accordingly.
 
Highlights of the Bay
Climb to the top of the fortifications of Kotor’s medieval Old Town for views of the bay. Purist is known for its Venetian palazzos and architecture, while the seaside Erceg Novi offers a pretty waterfront promenade and a picturesque old town. Our Lady of the Rocks is a church-topped artificial island and Svelte Stefan is a former medieval fishing village turned luxury hotel connected to the mainland by a small strip of land.
Address: Kotor, Kotor Municipality, Montenegro, Montenegro
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29 Tours and Activities to Experience Bay of Kotor

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Epic '25 Turns' Bike Descent with best views of Kotor Bay

Epic '25 Turns' Bike Descent with best views of Kotor Bay

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Take a scenic downhill bike ride with views of three countries on this tour. Transfer to the departure point and begin with a safety briefing. Receive you bicycle and bike helmet and learn about the area’s history from your guide. Twist and turn as you descend the mountain and enjoy panoramic views of Montenegro, Croatia, and Bosnia. Pause frequently to take photographs.
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  • 3 hours
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$86.60
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Lady of the the Rocks and Blue Cave Kotor Boat Tour

Lady of the the Rocks and Blue Cave Kotor Boat Tour

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The Bay of Kotor—also called Boka—offers up islets, caves, and more. This boat tour lets you experience its highlights more easily and scenically than traveling by hire car or public transport. Prebook to secure your seat, and visit the Our Lady on the Rocks island church, a Soviet-era submarine base, and the Blue Grotto, to swim in its neon-blue waters. A choice of departures provides important flexibility.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$37.65
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Tour Kotor - Perast Old Town - Islands Our Lady of the Rocks - Every 2 hours

Tour Kotor - Perast Old Town - Islands Our Lady of the Rocks - Every 2 hours

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Visit Our Lady of the Rock island and church with ease on a speedboat tour. Depart from Kotor to the old town of Perast. Admire the panoramic views of the Bay of Kotor as you cruise on the boat. Explore the church and small island. Afterwards, stroll through Perast’s old town.
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  • 2 hours
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$25.11
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$25.11
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Stand-Up-Paddle Board at Bay of Kotor from Tivat or Kotor

Stand-Up-Paddle Board at Bay of Kotor from Tivat or Kotor

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Inhabited since antiquity, the Bay of Kotor is well-known for its long history, rich culture, and natural beauty. Explore the bay on your own on this 4-hour stand-up paddle boarding trip from Tivat or Kotor. This tour includes a lesson appropriate for beginners and those needing to brush up, as well as a map so you can explore spots  like the Island of Flowers and Solila Nature Reserve on your own.
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  • 4 hours
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$69.04
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One-Hour Guided Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

One-Hour Guided Kotor Old Town Walking Tour

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Learn about the history of Kotor on this guided walking tour through its Old Town. Admire the monuments and beautiful architecture. Spot the clock tower in Armory Square, Karampana Fountain, St. Tryphon Cathedral, and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Stroll through scenic squares as your guide tells you about Montenegrin history and culture.
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  • 1 hour
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$12.24
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The "See Everything" Giant E-Bike Tour (Kotor Riviera + Tivat + Gorazda)

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Get off-the-beaten-path and discover the villages and views of the Bay of Kotor on this effortless e-biking adventure. Traveling on all-terrain e-bikes lets adventurous travelers get away from the crowds and main roads—all without the effort of hiking or riding an unassisted bike. Plus, the speed of an e-bike lets you cover more ground, making this trip ideal for visitors who want to squeeze in all the top sights.
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  • 4 hours
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$111.71
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Kotor & Tivat by SUP & Cycle

Kotor & Tivat by SUP & Cycle

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Experience the Kotor Riviera by stand-up paddle board (SUP) and bike on this 4-hour self-guided experience from Kotor. After instructions, paddle a stand-up board along Kotor’s coastline to Prcanj, and then set off by bike to explore the towns and harbors that fringe this scenic bay. Directions, sightseeing suggestions, and equipment for both parts of your tour are provided, so all you need do is take in the sights from land and water.
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  • 4 hours
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$111.71
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Private Tour for Cruise Passengers

Private Tour for Cruise Passengers

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Discover some of Montenegro's top sights while you're in port on a private tour of the coast and historical attractions. From the Kotor port, destinations include Our Lady of the Rocks in Perast, Tivat, Budva, Sveti Stefan, and the Kotor Serpentine, an extremely winding road.
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  • 2 to 8 hours
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$195.78
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$195.78
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Semi Submarine: Kotor Panorama & Underwater Experience

Semi Submarine: Kotor Panorama & Underwater Experience

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Get an unusual view of the Bay of Boka on this semi submarine tour. Float along the surface of the water and observe the underwater life from the below-water decks. Sit up on the above-board deck to enjoy views of Kotor and the surrounding mountains. Stay comfortable with onboard air-conditioning and cold water.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$14.68
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$14.68
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Up to 15 Passengers - Private Boat Tour Kotor: Lady of the Rock & Blue Cave

Up to 15 Passengers - Private Boat Tour Kotor: Lady of the Rock & Blue Cave

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Take in views of Boka Bay from the water on this private boat tour. Sail past the bays of Kotor, Herceg Novi, and Tivat. Travel by boat from Kotor to the island Our Lady of the Rocks and explore the 17th-century church. Continue onto the Blue Cave, where you can take the opportunity to swim in the clear blue waters equipped with a diving mask.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$588.29
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Private tour: Best of Montenegro day tour

Private tour: Best of Montenegro day tour

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See some of Montenegro's top sights on a private tour that covers the coast, medieval architecture, and villages. Destinations include Jaz Beach, Budva Old Town, the Budva Riviera, a drive through Brajići to the city of Cetinje, and the village of Njeguši, where you have the chance to taste local wine and food at one of the country's oldest restaurants, if you wish (own expense). As this is a private tour, you can decide if you want to stop for lunch or not.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$220.25
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Panoramic Sunset Tour

Panoramic Sunset Tour

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Want to feel and see unique image of sunset over the Boka Kotorska bay and in that moment to drink Jacobs Creek premium champagne while you enjoy in company of our creative staff and of course people you like and with whom you want to share this special moment ?
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  • 3 hours
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$156.88
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Clash of the Empires private tour in Montenegro

Clash of the Empires private tour in Montenegro

You can customize any of our MR.Traveler's private tours any way that you wish. So, if you have your own ideas about what you might like to see, we can turn your vision into reality. On the contrary, if you are not exactly certain what you would like to explore, tell us a little about your interests and we will be sure to design an ideal excursion to fulfill your wishes. -Clash of the Empires Private Tour- In this private tour you will have opportunity to travel in time with our local licensed guide. We will explore: medieval towns and fortresses on east Adriatic coast, incredible history & cultural heritage, the best natural areas, Mediterranean cuisine and experience unique local hospitality. From medieval times trough the centuries and two world wars until now Montenegro is rich of historical & cultural monuments. Be our guest and let's explore!
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$141.88
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$141.88

Kotor bay - Big air adventure!

Kotor bay - Big air adventure!

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Because it is an amazing and the most incredible opportunity to see all the sights of the old city of Kotor and the surrounding area with an unexpected side and make a grand adventure that will fill your trip to Montenegro with unforgettable impressions. “A distinctive feature of paragliding is the feeling of irresistible freedom. A person feels blissful, feels on the same wavelength with birds and enjoys the most beautiful views of Montenegro while the instructor controls the aircraft. ” The quality, speed and safety of the flight are guaranteed, which are combined with unforgettable emotions, which will allow you to remember the trip to Montenegro in the most magical episodes! A paragliding flight in tandem with an instructor is an opportunity to see the ancient values ​​of the Old Town of Kotor and the Bay of Kotor as if in a picture.
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  • 2 hours
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$188.13
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$188.13

Kayak active tour

Kayak active tour

The mountains around Kotor Bay are stunning anyway you look at them, especially from the water. This is your chance to swim and paddle against an idyllic backdrop of majestic peaks and charming coastal villages. Book this Kotor tour for an unforgettable kayaking, swimming, and sightseeing adventure unlike any other. After our representative pick you in the port and take you to the start point for kayak tour, just 5 minutes by walk from the port, our guide will explain you everything about the tour before you start your kayak adventure. This tour is around 6 km long and you will have chance to see beautiful mountains and part of the bay along kayaking and also, you will have time for swimming & snorkeling.
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  • 3 hours
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$56.29
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Private Guided Standup Paddle Experience in Perast

Private Guided Standup Paddle Experience in Perast

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We will give you a feeling of soaring above the water. It’s a magical feeling when you go on the stand-up paddleboard on a smooth surface, but there are no borders between you and the whole world. And this beautiful world is called Montenegro. With you, we will get to where you can not get in any other way than on the stand-up paddleboard. We are active. If you are bored of lying on the beach, if you are as active as we are, join in. We will open for you the world of stand-up paddleboarding. We have no task to set records on extremely difficult routes. We offer family active cognitive rest.
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  • 3 hours
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$42.83
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2-Hour Private Shore Excursion in Kotor Bay with Lunch

2-Hour Private Shore Excursion in Kotor Bay with Lunch

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Feel a unique and unrepeatable gastronomic experience. After an exciting cruise through the Bay of Kotor and visiting the island Our Lady of the Rocks, you will enjoy the freshest and completely organic seafood in a small family mussel farm on Boka shore. Indulge in the charms of the Adriatic in an authentic Mediterranean ambiance, and remember these wonderful memories for a long time. In addition to a panoramic tour of the Old Town of Kotor, small fishing villages, and Perast, a town with a long and rich maritime tradition, you will visit a real little gem of the Montenegrin coast. And the best for last. Lunch is made from the most delicious organic products with a glass of homemade wine and a view of the bay. The price of the tour - besides visiting Our Lady of the Rocks, includes lunch (1 kg of mussels and 1 drink of your choice per person). If you are a vegetarian, vegan, or allergic to something, don't worry. The cook will prepare a wonderful meal specially adapted for you.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.30
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$75.30
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Kotor Blue Cave Adventure & Beach Time

Kotor Blue Cave Adventure & Beach Time

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Enjoy a full-Day Trip of the Bay of Kotor, where you can indulge in panoramic sightseeing of the bay’s arena, visit the marvelous church, Our Lady of the Rocks, feel the distressing emanation of the island Mamula, and go for a swim in the luminous Blue Cave. The tour ends (or for some of you - starts) at Zanjice beach where the skipper will leave you to enjoy the natural beauties of this area. Indulge in this extensive tour that's meant for avid sailors, sophisticated aesthetes, swimmers, and anyone in love with Mother Nature. This tour covers all!
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.18
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Up to 25 Passengers Group - Private Speedboat Tour: Boka Bay & Blue Cave

Up to 25 Passengers Group - Private Speedboat Tour: Boka Bay & Blue Cave

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Exclusive and perfect for a group of up 25 passengers to enjoy their private Kotor Bay experience and visit the naturally rich bays of Kotor, Herceg Novi, and Tivat in one go. Apart from panoramic sightseeing, this tour also passes by the infamous island Mamula and provides two stops: one at Our Lady of the Rocks to hear more about the legend of how this place rose to the existence, and the second one inside the Blue Cave where a relaxing swim session awaits to wrap up the whole tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$941.27
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Blue Cave adventure 3h - Recommended by Steve MacNaull

Blue Cave adventure 3h - Recommended by Steve MacNaull

Hop aboard and explore the rich history and culture, as well as the undeniable beauty of Boka Bay. This tour includes all you need, from all-encompassing touring of the Boka Bay and the island of Mamula to a brief but worth halt at the islet Our Lady of the Rocks and a cool-off break within the amazing azure waters of the Blue Cave.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.83
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$42.83
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Our Lady of the Rocks and Kotor Bay Speedboat Tour

Our Lady of the Rocks and Kotor Bay Speedboat Tour

Let the reviving Mediterranean breeze caress you whereas cruising on one of the brand new speedboats through the marvelous space of Boka Bay. This tour highlights a vessel ride near the coastal towns of Kotor Bay, where visitors can explore all the natural beauties. Experience the incredible see of the bay from a speedboat, visit the legendary islet Our Lady of the Rocks, and admire the architecture and history of the ancient town of Perast.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.59
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$30.59
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Private Speedboat Tour and Organic Lunch in Kotor Bay

Private Speedboat Tour and Organic Lunch in Kotor Bay

Experience the unique gastronomic pleasure combined with sightseeing of the most charming parts of Montenegrin pearl - Bay of Kotor. After visiting the island and the church of Our Lady of the Rocks, you will taste delicious food prepared traditionally in front of your eyes. All ingredients (whether fish, shellfish, or vegetables) are completely domestic and organic. Book this unique speedboat tour and make your vacation unforgettable.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.54
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$79.54
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3-Hour Private Speedboat Boka Bay and Blue Cave Tour

3-Hour Private Speedboat Boka Bay and Blue Cave Tour

This exceptional boat tour is ideal for the crew of up to 25 passengers interested in cruising the Boka Bay, curious to explore the beautiful gulfs of Kotor, Herceg Novi, and Tivat in one go. Apart from all-encompassing sightseeing, during this tour, we will pass by the mysterious Mamula island between two stops. The first of them is at the islet Our Lady of the Rocks where you can hear the legend of how the reef became an island over the centuries. The second stop is at the enchanting gem of Mother Nature, the Blue Cave, and swimming in crystal clear and azure water will complete an unforgettable experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$978.91
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$978.91
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Full-Day Boka Bay Tour by Speedboat with Beach Time

Full-Day Boka Bay Tour by Speedboat with Beach Time

Experience a full-day tour to Boka Bay, where you'll be able to enjoy an incredible gulf sightseeing, visit the magnificent islet and church Our Lady of the Rocks, feel the upsetting sensation of the Mamula island, and go swimming in the glamorous Blue Cave. This tour, besides observing and visiting all the natural beauties of Boka Bay, allows you to spend an amazing day at one of the most beautiful beaches in this part of the Adriatic, Zanjic Beach. Indulge in the sun, the sea, the sounds of the waves, and the smell of pine and olive trees, and spend a magical day in Montenegro.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.30
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$67.30
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