Lesendro Island boat tour

MEETING POINT

Virpazar centre

MEETING TIME

flexible

DURATION

approx. 1 hour

GROUP SIZE

1-15

PRICE FROM

30 €
per boat

GUIDED TOUR

Yes

General info 

Straddling the border between Montenegro and Albania, Skadar Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the Balkans and one of the largest in Europe. Two-thirds of the lake belong to Montenegro, and thanks to its location, it is a home to a vast number of wildlife species, with the largest bird reserve in Europe. 

The lake is known for being the last remaining breeding ground of the endangered Dalmatian Pelican and Pygmy Cormorant. It’s also a key resting place for birds migrating from northern Europe to Africa. 

Lesendro is a peninsula and fortress on Skadar Lake near town Vranjina. The fort was built on the island in the 18th century becoming a peninsula when it got connected to the mainland during the construction of the Belgrade – Bar railway line.

During the reign of Montenegrin Bishop Petar II-Petrovic-Njegos Lesendro served as a fortress for defense against Turkish attack. Fortification of Lesendro is famous for the protracted struggle for Montenegrin independence.

Price

  • up to 5 people 30 €
  • 6 to 10 people 40 €
  • 11 to 15 people 60 €

Overview of the tour 

The cruise begins by making its way through the narrow canal on the exit from Virpazar centre to the vast open lake surrounded by plant and bird species, most notably, the emerald-green lilly pads that line the lake. The cruise takes us under the Podgorica – Bar highway to Lesendro island, where we stop for a short swim (weather dependent) before heading back to the mainland.

Meeting point: Virpazar centre
Meeting time: flexible
Duration time: approx. 1 hour

Group size: minimum: 1 person
maximum: 15 people

Highlights 

  • Spectacular lake views
  • Fauna and flora
  • Swimming break
  • Lesendro island

Notes 

  • Each guest must purchase a ticket to access the National Park before boarding. The ticket cost (€4 per person) is not included in our price and must be purchased separately. Children under 7 years old are exempt from this charge.
  • The ticket grants access to the Museum of Animal Species in Vranjina, which is located just a few kilometres from Virpazar.

What is included 

  • English-speaking guide
  • Drinks/refreshments
  • Life jackets

What is not included 

  • National snack of priganice with cheese and honey can be prepared for an additional €10 per boat
  • Tickets for entry to the Skadar Lake National Park
  • Transfers to Virpazar (can be arranged upon request - please contact us via info@balkanadventure.me)

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