Kotor Bay and Montenegro gulet cruise

One of our most popular small ship cruises, exploring Montenegroís Bay of Kotor aboard a traditional but luxurious wind-powered gulet. Its small size enables access to smaller ports as well as much quieter villages, bays and local restaurants
Tivat Kotor Budva Bar Stari Bar Bigova Lustica Bay Lovcen National Park Herceg Novi Perast Guided tour of Maritime Heritage Museum, Old town at Kotor, Stari Bar, Mount Lovcen, and Perast and its islands Paddleboard and kayak on board
£1605To£1785 excluding flights
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Description of Kotor Bay and Montenegro gulet cruise

What better way to explore the magnificent Bay of Kotor than from the deck of a traditional Turkish gulet?

You'll start your gulet cruise in the bay at Tivat. After exploring the beautiful town of Kotor next door, you'll head out along the Adriatic coast to visit lively Budva and then the historic old town at Bar. The second half of the trip is devoted to more time in the beautiful Kotor Bay again. Time well spent, indeed, as you hop between the pretty shore-side towns of Herceg Novi, Perast, and Tivat again.

Your home for the week is a beautiful Turkish gulet. The advantage of being on a boat is that whilst you can visit Montenegro's busier towns, you can also moor up and enjoy swimming in secluded bays just outside town, all before docking in Kotor or Bar for the evening.

Speaking of swimming, there's plenty of time for it on a cruise. With easy swimming straight off the boat, and kayaks and a paddleboard stashed on board ready for an outing, it's easy to make the most of that famously clear Adriatic water.

This trip has a relaxed pace, but there are plenty of historic sites to delve into as you please. Montenegro's towns have been at the crossroads of historic events for centuries, and the architecture and history reflects its many occupiers. Guided tours of historic Kotor will reveal its 12th century cathedral and medieval history, whilst Stari Bar, Bar's old town, has been preserved for visitors. After a day of sightseeing, come back on board and wind down with a drink at the boat's bar.

What's included:

7-night cruise aboard a first-class traditional gulet superior category
Double or twin cabin with private facilities (depending of availability)
Full service from a five-star crew (captain, chef, deckhand and steward)
Chef-prepared meals including 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches with 3 courses, 4 dinners with 3 courses
Complimentary fresh fruit and water throughout all day
Bed linens, bathroom towels, and beach towels included and changed twice
Complimentary Wi-Fi on board (with download limits)
Part-time air conditioning (up to 6 hours daily)
Recreational equipment: snorkeling sets, kayaks, fishing rods, paddle boards, TV, DVD, music system, card games, library
Entrance tickets to Maritime Heritage Museum and guided tour of Old Town Kotor
Touristic and charter taxes


Price information

£1605To£1785 excluding flights
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Price varies depending on season.
Port fees 100 Euros paid locally
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3 Reviews of Kotor Bay and Montenegro gulet cruise

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 25 Aug 2022 by

Seeing the ship for the first time. Sailing into various ports and loving the variety. Read full review

Reviewed on 08 Oct 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was swimming in the warm sea. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019 by

The most memorable part of the holiday was simply being on a beautiful boat with stunning scenery all around. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


By using a small vessel that can access the smallest ports, we restrict our travel to just a few miles per day, unlike larger vessels that have to travel a great deal further between ports thus reducing our emissions greatly.

Sail power has very obvious benefits and we hope to sail under sail power some of the time, though this obviously depends on the prevailing weather conditions.

The small size of these cruise vessels and the small passenger numbers ensures that any detrimental social and environmental impacts are minimised whilst allowing the passengers to visit smaller communities that donít usually benefit from this form of tourism. This also enables small communities to host tourists without the need for building hotels and other infrastructure that may be required.

All our waste is returned to port and disposed of responsibly as we know that the beauty of the environment we work and live in provides us with our income. If we spoil our environment our livelihood would be in jeopardy.

All the food on board is bought locally; fruit, vegetables, plenty of fish, shellfish and other seafood, meat and other staples are all locally grown and produced, and much of it is bought from small retailers or even directly from the grower or fisherman. This has a threefold benefit of reducing food miles, supporting local communities and providing our customers with very fresh food.


Although only a small vessel we provide full time employment for 4 staff on board. The crew, at leat half of whom are usually from the area, know the area where we cruise well as they have been sailing there for several years. In addition by visiting small ports and harbours, and encouraging our guests to eat ashore on most evenings we are supporting local businesses as well as farmers and fishermen, as most of the produce in the restaurants is grown locally.

Our chef on board uses almost entirely fresh local produce, which, apart from providing our guests with healthy and very tasty food, supports local farmers and fishermen in their traditional methods.

We encourage our passengers to learn a few words (or more) of the local language so they can communicate a little with anyone they meet. We also encourage them to try some fresh produce rather than well known huge international brands.

The vessels managers support the Montenegro Red Cross, specifically in their efforts to improve the quality of life and reduce the poverty of the elderly in Montenegro. This is aimed at people 65 or over who are not covered by other forms of assistance; elderly people who are in poor health; elderly people in a state of social need; older people living alone or with someone in need.

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