Just south of Croatia, Montenegro’s UNESCO status and beautiful Adriatic coast are proving a real draw for sailing enthusiasts from all over the world. Explore white sand beaches, small, uninhabited islands, boat-accessible coves and charming harbors. Get in touch to book your dream yacht charter and discover this country’s grand history for yourself.Read more
Montenegro’s mountainous 300km of rugged coastline is becoming popular among those looking to explore the Adriatic beyond Croatia. The country boasts the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Perast and Kotor, an impressive Venetian fortress with a steep hike and fantastic view across the bay. Discover Herceg Novi’s 14th century old town or Dobrec’s pebble beach, which is only accessible by boat. At Budva enjoy a party atmosphere at Ploce beach, or go for an early morning swim at Mogren beach to avoid the crowds. Hop to the island of Katič for diving, explore the fort on Mamula, or find isolation at uninhabited Stari Ulcinj.
Dream Yacht Charter in Montenegro: We have a large fleet of catamarans and monohulls in Montenegro to suit any sailor, whether you’re looking for a bareboat, by the cabin or crewed yacht charter. Our new base is next to the new marina Porto Montenegro, Tivat, in the Bay of Kotor. This is southern Europe’s longest fjord, which is lined with forests and dwarfed by hulking mountain ranges that drop dramatically into the bay. If you need help planning your charter, check out our inspirational itineraries section [hyperlink]. Get in touch with our team to find out more.
The time difference in Montenegro is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +2 hours. US and UK citizens can stay in the country for up to 90 days without a visa. Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.
Passports valid for 3 months beyond the date of departure are required for American, Australian, English and Canadian travelers, but no visa is required for stays under 90 days.
Although it’s not yet a member of the Schengen area, Montenegro allows EU nationals to enter the country with a valid national identity card (no passport or visa required). Australian, Canadian and U.S. citizens must have a return ticket in their possession upon entering Montenegro.
US citizens who have traveled outside of the US for at least 48 hours are allowed to bring back, once every 30 days, $800-worth of goods per person duty-free, including one bottle of wine or spirits. A flat duty rate is charged on the next $1,000 worth of purchases. Keep your proof of purchase.
The currency is Euros. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted but smaller establishments, especially in rural locations, may only accept cash. ATMs are easily found in main towns and resorts. Banks are open Monday to Friday (8.00am to 8.00pm) and Saturday (8.00am to 3pm).
Getting online is easy in major towns with plenty of Wi-Fi spots across independent cafes and restaurants, but coverage is patchy in the mountains and across remote areas.
Unlicensed exports of cultural artifacts and protected fauna and flora.
Language: Montenegrin (Roman alphabet)
Religion: Orthodox and Catholic
Avoid referring to the country by its former name, Yugoslavia.
Temperatures in Montenegro are Mediterranean on the coast and cooler in the mountains. During the peak summer season, there is a hot, dry climate around 27ºC/80ºF.
Sailing conditions in this region are fantastic for all levels of charter experience with typical Mediterranean moderate winds and warm climate. The weather is stable with a light breeze in summer. The cold, dry and gusty Bura wind is from the north east and is common between November and March. The south easterly Jugo is moderate and blows from the sea to the coast.
Hop between the luxury marina at Tivat, beautiful beaches, walled cities, ancient mountain fortresses, tiny islands and hidden coves. Check out our Montenegro itinerary for seven days of inspiration.
Day 1: Overnight at Porto Montenegro, Tivat, a state-of-the-art luxury marina with a chic beach club and beautiful pool.
Day 2: Sail to Budva, where you’ll find sandy beaches along the coast. Known as an Adriatic version of St. Tropez, you’ll find an attractive walled city, old monasteries, a natural harbour and a great atmosphere at Ploce beach. Notable beaches include Mogren, Kamenovo and Jaz.
Day 3: Head further south to Sveti Stefan, where an ancient terracotta roofed village meets modern day luxury resort. Swim at Sveti Stefan, Miločer and Queen’s beaches. If you want a treat, book at the recently opened Nobu for dinner.
Day 4: Make for Herceg Novi, at the entrance to the Gulf of Kotor, where you can leisurely stroll around its heritage-listed tree-lined town squares and citadel. Sail the bay and explore the blue grotto, or head to Dobrec, Zanjic and Mirista coves.
Day 5: Head for the Bay of Kotor with its impressive medieval fortress at Kotor snaking up the steepest mountains in the region. Enjoy local food and drink in the narrow streets and cobbled squares in this walled city. An itinerary in Montenegro isn’t complete without this historic stop-off.
Day 6: Sail to Perast and explore its tiny islands of Gospa od Skrpjela and Sveti Dorde and their churches.
Day 7: Disembark.
Kresimir Klaric, Cell: +385 91 274 5145
Goran Grbovic, Cell: +382 67440 999
Our Montenegro Base Manager, Kresimir Klaric (Tel:+385 91 274 5145), will be pleased to welcome you on arrival.
Fly to Tivat airport (TIV) or Podgorica (TGD), Montenegro, via UK or Paris. You can get a connecting flight with low cost carriers, such as easyJet. We can arrange airport transfers on request and the airport is about 3km from our base, or an 8 minute taxi ride. Make sure your passport is in date and valid for the duration of your stay and look under our Handy Info section for visa advice!
Tune in to the daily weather forecasts in English on CaribWx (ZBVI radio 780 AM). Stock up in the local supermarket (grab a taxi) or save time and hassle by ordering online in advance at www.rtwbvi.com or e-mail: email@example.com