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, being 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.
Overview of the tour
- The cruise takes you through a beautiful channel of lotus flowers and various other plants. Passing under the rail bridge Podgorica – Bar, we sail onward to the beautiful village Karuč.
- Karuč village - a small fishing village located on the shores of Skadar Lake. Like any other village on the Skadar lake, it's tiny in size, but giant in terms of history and nature. A very popular summertime dining spot, Karuč is the perfect option for authentic cuisine lovers and offers spectacular views.
Karuč was a temporary village from where fishermen used to go fishing as the Karučko oko (Karuč' Eye) was known for the abundance of bleak. There are still ruins of the houses that the fishermen were using to storage their nets and other equipment.
Petar II Petrović Njegoš, Montenegro’s greatest ruler and poet, even built his winter home there, to enjoy the natural beauty and mild winter climate of this place.
- Swimming break.
- Back to meeting point.
- Spectacular lake views
- Fauna and flora
- Swimming break
- Karuč fishing village
- 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
- 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 the meeting point (can be arranged upon request – please add additional note when booking or contact us via email@example.com)