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 cruise takes you through a beautiful channel of lotus flowers and various other plants, opening out to the vast expanse that is the Skadar Lake. Passing under the road and rail bridge which make up the Podgorica – Bar highway, we sail onward to Karuc, a beautiful country and lakeside panorama.
Karuc is a small fishing village located on the shores of Skadar Lake. A very popular summertime dining spot, Karuc is a perfect option for lovers of authentic cuisine and spectacular natural views. Petar II Petrovic Njegos, Montenegro’s greatest ruler and poet, even built his winter home there, to enjoy a milder winter climate, abundance of historical splendour and natural beauty.
Meeting point: Virpazar centre
Meeting time: flexible
Duration: approx. 5 hours
Group size: minimum: 1 person
maximum: 15 people