Boat tour Starceva Gorica and Beska monasteries


Virpazar centre




approx. 6 hours




200 €
per boat



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. 

The Beska Monastery, dating back to the 14th Century, is made up of two churches; an older church erected in honor to St. George and its newer counterpart the Virgin Mary. Beska is unique for being the only female monastery on the territory of Skadar Lake. Meanwhile, Starceva Gorica is a home to the Starcevo Monastery, dating back to the Balsic era in 1378 AD.


  • up to 5 people 200 €
  • 6 to 10 people 225 €
  • 11 to 15 people 250 €

Overview of the tour 

The tour begins at Virpazar, where we take a short cruise through a picturesque channel passing the former prison island of Grmozur. After that the tour continues on to Beska and Starceva Goricawith a swimming break at Murici Beach.

Meeting point: Virpazar centre
Meeting time: flexible
Duration: approx. 6 hours

Group size: minimum: 1 person
maximum: 15 people


  • Spectacular lake views
  • Fauna and flora
  • Swimming break
  • Beska Monastery
  • Starceva Gorica
  • Grmozur prison


  • 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

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