Skadar Lake, Kayak Tour

Day Tour from Budva
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8 Hours
Availability : 1 April to 1 November
Budva/Bečići (Other cities on request)
Budva/Bečići (Other cities on request)
Min Age : 2+
Max People : 10 (More on request)

Kayaking on this astounding lake – the Balkans’ largest – is an experience not to be missed. Paddling in silence, far from the crowds, you will see some of the most spectacular natural and cultural sites Montenegro has to offer. Our trips are suitable from age 7-75 years. Montenegro is a paradise for canoeing.

Sailing is taking place on the magical Skadar lake rich in flora and fauna, the monasteries, ruins, hidden beaches and a huge variety of birds. Experience kayaking in its picturesque river channels, through water lily in the famous bird reserves of Manastirska Tapija and swim in the freshwater of the lake.

The kayaks are stable and of high quality and we can also borrow other kayaking equipment.

Departure & Return Location

Budva/Bečići (Google Map)

Departure Time

15 Min Before Traveling Time

Price Includes

  • Kayak and kayak equipment
  • Certified drivers
  • Transport to kayak according to program
  • Fee for NP Skadar Lake
  • Insurance

Price Excludes

  • Additional services
  • Meals and drinks
  • Other expenses not included in program


  • Hat or Cap & Sunscreen (warmer months)
  • A small Umbrella or Raincoat (if it rains)
  • Swimsuit and the underwear as a reserve if you get wet
  • Camera
What to Expect

Kayaking on Skadar Lake is one of the most sought-after activities that can take place in the National Park. Given the characteristics of the lakes that allow this activity to take place from April to November, kayaking is the right choice for water sports lovers. It is possible to reach all hidden places and enjoy the nature without any noise. This type of lake driving is mostly recommended for its ecological aspect as well as for the spread of awareness of the protection of the National Park Skadar Lake.

Skadar Lake represents an oasis for all nature lovers. There are 264 species of birds on the lake, 18 species are regular passersby, 45 species are winter guests, 12 species regularly spend the summer without stumbling. The reason for this diversity of birds is the ecological and geological characteristic as well as the unevenness of the ecosystem. Most often, cormorants, gray white and yellow herons, mussels, wild ducks, barcuts and so on can be seen. Spectacular place is certainly taken by Pelican.

With its beautiful shore, Skadar Lake is captivated and enchanted by numerous visitors. On the lake itself there is a large number of Orthodox monasteries on the islands of “Gorizia”. Monasteries date back to the 14th century and represent the most valuable segment of cultural heritage in the National Park.

It is definitely a place that should be visited if you are looking to enjoy on the nature with activities where everything feels like adventure, to taste delicious organic foods and have fun. Come to experience when you are alone, with your friends or family on your adventure with a kayaking on the famous Skadar Lake:

  • Untouched nature
  • Spectacular plant and animal world of the park
  • Traditional wines produced in this area
  • Delicious, authentic food from this region
  • Numerous monasteries from the 14th century
  • Famous bird reserves of Manastirska Tapija

08:00Welcome meeting and departure

• We’ll meet about 15 minutes before departing time, at the location according the program or agreement in Budva / Bečići for a “welcome meeting”.

• We start from Budva and Bečići, around eight o’clock in the morning and drive towards Skadar lake. Along the way, we will make short stop to rest and enjoyment in spectacular scenery that take breath with their beauty, as well as a pause for photographing.

09:15Arrival to Skadar Lake

• Arrival at Skadar Lake, starting point for kayaking. Preparing for safe kayaking. Full equipment including neoprene suits and boots, life jackets, anoraks and helmets. Each kayak has a waterproof bag where you can store your mobile phones and cameras.

• Your kayak adventure begins from the coast with a short introduction to paddling practice and safety procedures led by your guide / skipper.

09:25 Departing kayak ride on the Skadar Lake

• Departing kayak, through the very attractive areas of the Skadar Lake. Ride of the kayak lasts 3 hours (depending on the water level) with breaks for photography and swimming.

• A circular paddle from Virpazar through the renowned bird reserves of Manastirska Tapija. We circumnavigate the island of Vranjina via its picturesque river channels before visiting the Saint Nicholas monastery and returning to Virpazar via the Morača Delta.

12:30 End of kayak ride and Lunch

• Kayak ride end destination is Virpazar, where we will change clothes and have a lunch.

• Lunch. You will enjoy a delicious lunch with specialties of the local cuisine, where you can try a phenomenal barbecue like meatballs, kebabs, burgers, sausages… (ćevapi, ražnjići, pljeskavice, sudžukice…), salad, cheese, cream (kajmak), pies (pita) and bread during the “saće”, or you can try some of the fish specialties or enjoy the Montenegrin traditional wines.

14:30 Return journey to Budva / Bečići

• After we have lunch and short break, return journey to Budva and Bečići , or according the program. Along the way, we will make a short pause to rest.

• Our ride from Skadar Lake takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes with very spectacular view of surrounding area.

15:45Arrival in Budva / Bečići and the End of the trip

• Arrival in Budva and Bečići, the starting point for the trip, outside the hotel, at agreed time specified in the voucher, according to the daily program or arrangement.

• We hope you had an unforgettable experience and you are welcome again.
Doviđenja! Goodbye!


Main details

• To realize this program there must be least 6 people.
• Group 10+ has a discount of about 5-10% on the basic price.
• The program can be modified (eg,If the weather requires, etc.)
• The program time can be adjusted (eg.,Depending on conditions, water levels, etc.)
• We can organize transport from / to Dubrovnik, Tivat, Budva, Podgorica, Sarajevo, etc.

Starts on & Ends on

Please, come 5 – 10 minute before departing time at the boarding location after the driving schedule or agreement from Budva. Also, look closely the scheduled time and location where will you get on the car, minibus or bus. We can’t accept a late departure request.
• Starts on: at the location according the program or agreement.
Depart at the scheduled time and location or agreement. Get information in beforehand on our website if you have not in the voucher, your guide can give you more details about the activity.
• Ends on: at the location according the program or agreement.
Arrival at the scheduled time and location or agreement. Your guide can give you more information about the activity and any other information you want.

About Boarding and Arrival Locations

The car, minibus or bus depart at the scheduled time and location. To ensure smooth operation, we cannot take requests for late departures. Please double-check your booking beforehand for the correct locations and time. Please note that we show all boarding/arriving locations available on the website. So please use this as reference only.
• About hotel guests: According the scheduled time at Pick-Up and Drop-Off locations. If agreed to Pick-Up and Drop-Off Service from the hotel, then a boarding location will be parking outside the hotel or in front of the hotel at the agreed time specified in the voucher.
• About other guests: If you come on your own, with your own car or bus, you ‘ll be at the starting point for activity at least 10 minutes before departure. Please, check our website or travel agency beforehand for the correct locations and time.
• If you can’t find transportation to get to us, we will be happy to organize transportation (dependent on availability).

Booking Confirmation & Voucher

• Please confirm your booking in accordance with terms and conditions online or contact the travel agency. Confirm booking immediately upon booking if it’s less than 7 days before the planned departure for this activity.
Bookings that are made online can be confirmed using My Account. The information available includes, you’ll be able to track the confirmation, track your payment status, boarding and arrival locations and you can also rate the activity after you finished the activity. Note: Bookings made by phone cannot be checked from My Account.
• Also, show either a paper or an electronic voucher to your tour guide at the start of the activity.

Cancellation Policy

The passenger is entitled to cancel the activity and is required to inform the organizer. Cancellation can be made directly on the website, or in writing including cancellation by e-mail. The date of the written cancellation is the basis for calculating the fee, according to the law of the Organizer, expressed as a percentage of the total price, if the program is not otherwise stated, as follows:

• no cancellation fee if canceled at least 7 days before the scheduled departure
• 50% if canceled 6 – 3 days before the scheduled departure
• 100% if canceled within 48 hours before the scheduled departure

– If activity is missed due to delays or missing arrival, refunds will not be issued.

Additional information

• It’s possible to organize activity as a private solo passenger of 200 €.
• The activity is possible to arrange from other cities in Montenegro for individuals and groups. (Contact us for details and prices).
• The activity can be organized in conjunction with another activity, excursion or tour, as a full-day (with/without accommodation) or longer. See our offers and contact us to meet your needs or according to your wishes.
• Montenegro Adventure keeps right to change price if service providers change prices.

Participants & Children

• Participants on the activity are individuals or small groups of mixed nationalities.
• Children with parents or guardians, must be 2-12 years.
Children under 7 years can’t participate on this activity.
If you are under 18 you will need parental permission, unless you travel in the company of an adult (18 years of age or older).

Useful Information

• Season: April to November
• Length: About 60 km.
• Duration: Whole tour about 8 hours, kayak ride about 4 hours.
• Code: KASL-BDSL01-MA

Good to Know

• Currency: Euro (€)
• Gratuity (Tip, Bakhshish): Your Montenegro Adventure crew never expect tip themselves and will not request for any. However, if you are pleased with our staff who have served you, and you still want to give tip, our staff will appreciate it and be grateful for your gesture.
• Clothes: Make sure you wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the activity. Hat or cap, sunscreen and appropriate sun protection clothing is required during warmer months. A small umbrella or raincoat for rain will be useful in case of light rain. The weather in the mountains of Montenegro can be very unpredictable (warmer clothing for months other than summer). Please prepare for various weather conditions.