Montenegro Sailing Itinerary
Our Montenegro Sailing Itinerary is a great off the beaten path destination
Montenegro Sailing Itinerary
Montenegro is Croatia‘s off the beaten path neighbour, with quieter smaller towns, beautiful beaches and coves.
Located in the Balkans, Montenegro has over 300 km of coastline in the Adriatic Sea to explore including the Bay of Kotor. Filled with mountains, small villages and Old Towns.
Filled with a mix of pebble beaches, sandy beaches and fortified villages. A Montenegro sailing itinerary has something for everyone whether you are a history buff, beach person or someone who likes to explore, it is the perfect destination for everyone.
On our Montenegro sailing itinerary, you can discover the best of what the country has to offer with its clear waters, small remote islands and coves perfect for swimming in.
Our Guide to the Montenegro Sailing Itinerary
On a Montenegro sailing itinerary, you will experience temperatures that range between 85f (29c) and 79f (26c) during the summer season. During the summer months, Montenegro experiences steady afternoon winds in a southerly and westerly direction between 7 to 21 knots. During the winter months, the Bura can create strong winds from a northeasterly direction between November and March.
The Montenegro sailing itinerary takes you around villages, exploring beaches, turquoise waters, and quaint, colourful villages.
For a Montenegro sailing itinerary, the main airport to fly into is the Tivat Airport (TIV), located just 3km outside the city. Tivat Airport has flights arriving and departing to many European cities, including London, Brussels, Zurich, Frankfurt, Munich and Paris, on Easyjet, Jet2, Lufthansa and LOT. From these airports, you can connect to further afield, such as other European destinations, the UK, and US cities. An alternative airport is Dubrovnik Aiport of Čilipi Airport (DBV), located just over an hour’s drive from Tivat across the border. Dubrovnik offers an alternative airport that serves more direct flights to European cities and further afield, including New York City, making it easier to get to the starting point of your Montenegro sailing itinerary.
The moorings in our Montenegro sailing itinerary vary from luxury marinas hosting superyachts to sheltered anchorages, depending on the location and its facilities.
The weather on a Montenegro sailing itinerary varies depending on the time of year you travel. The average wind speed in Montenegro is between 10-20 knots. Similar to its neighbour Montenegro has similar wind conditions to Croatia, including the Bora and the Sirocco.
Montenegro Sailing Itinerary
Discover over 300km of Coastline and 14 Islands
Tivat → Herceg Novi (10NM)
Our Montenegro sailing itinerary begins in Tivat, a coastal town with an abundance of activities to enjoy – whether you want to arrive a day before your charter or explore the coastal town on the day of your charter.
Tivat has many things to see and do, including visiting Ostrvo Cvijeca Island and exploring Tivat’s long promenade and the marina town. The town is also a great destination for undertaking or trying new watersports with everything from paddleboarding to kayaking. There are also great hiking trails, biking trails and canyoning.
Herceg Novi → Ulcinj (54NM)
Day two of our Montenegro sailing itinerary begins with setting sail from Herceg Novi to Ulcinj.
Herceg Novi is a tiny coastal town with similar architecture to Dubrovnik. The town has an Old Town with small squares, churches, pebble beaches, fortresses and cafes. Whether you decide to drop your anchor and swim from your boat or head ashore, Herceg Novi is a great place to visit.
Ulcinj is UNESCO listed site with an Old Town, Venetian defence system, and a beautiful coastline. With one of Europe’s largest beaches at 12km and an Old Town filled with centuries of tradition and history.
Ulcinj → Petrovac (23NM)
On day three of our itinerary, it’s time to explore Petrovac, a locals favourite summer getaway. The town has a 16th-century Venetian fortress and one of the most beautiful tiny stone harbours. The water is clear, the beaches are incredible, and the promenade is a great place to start exploring.
With a 600-metre sandy beach ideal for anchoring off and swimming at or an idyllic lunch stop. Petrovac is a great place to stop and spend the night on our Montenegro sailing itinerary.
Petrovac → Radovici (20NM)
Day four of our Montenegro sailing itinerary takes you from Petrovac to Radovici. This traditional village is home to the Plavi Horizonti Beach and a large marina filled with restaurants, small stores, and hiking trails.
Radovici is home to one of the countries most unique and popular attractions – the Blue Caves. This is a great location to drop anchor and explore.
Radovici → Rose (10NM)
From Radovici, day five takes us to Rose. This bay is one of the oldest settlements on our Montenegro sailing itinerary. Filled with 4th-century ruins, shipwrecks ideal for diving, and little coves. This fortress town has a small marina, but it’s filled with excellent restaurants and is a quiet place to relax.
Rose → Kotor (14NM)
Our last stop before heading back to Tivat and the end of our Montenegro sailing itinerary is a stop in Kotor. Kotor is one of the most popular and well known fortified town in Montenegro. The bay and surrounding area are best seen from above at the Castle of San Giovanni.
This UNESCO-listed site has an incredible old town of Stari Grad, a great place for a walking town to make the most of your visit to the city. Filled with picture-perfect orange and traditional architecture, this town is one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Kotor → Risan → Tivat (13NM)
Our Montenegro sailing itinerary comes to a close back in Tivat via a stop in Risan. Located in The Bay of Kotor, Risan is a great stop off on the way back to Tivat.
As your Montenegro sailing itinerary comes to a close, you can reminisce on your week and your favourite destinations in Montenegro. If you still have time left before you depart, this is a great time to explore Tivat and have a nice lunch or dinner in a waterfront restaurant.
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