Grmozur Island boat tour with visit to Radus fishing village

MEETING POINT

Virpazar centre

MEETING TIME

flexible

DURATION

approx. 2 hours

GROUP SIZE

1-15

PRICE FROM

60 €
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 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. 

Grmozur is the island closest to Virpazar and the fortress was built by the Ottomans in 1843. This small, rocky island served as an exile for political prisoners with only one person known to have escaped the island, giving Grmozur its nickname the Montenegrin Alcatraz. The area was also known as Snake Island since it used to be a haven for snakes! Today you won’t find any prisoners or snakes (thankfully!) only birdwatchers and tourists. It has become a favorite spot for lovers of nature and wildlife.

Radus is a fishing village located in what’s known as ’the eye’; the deepest part of the lake, with an estimated depth of 60-100 meters making it a crypto depression because it is below the sea level. The average depth of Skadar Lake is otherwise around 6 meters.

Price

  • up to 5 people 60 €
  • 6 to 10 people 80 €
  • 11 to 15 people 100 €

Overview of the tour 

The tour begins at Virpazar, where we take a short cruise through a narrow channel leading to the open lake. Enjoy bird sightings on the journey to Grmozur, before reaching Radus, where we take sightseeing break and a spot of freshwater swimming.

Meeting point: Virpazar centre
Meeting time: flexible
Duration time: approx. 2 hours

Group size: a minimum number of people: 1
a maximum number of people per group: 15

Highlights 

  • Spectacular lake views
  • Fauna and flora
  • Swimming break
  • Grmozur island
  • Radus fishing village

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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