Bay of Kotor

Bay of Kotor
Price: $45.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 2 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 5 to 10 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
Food/Beverage Provided Beverage
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes. On cooler days a jacket is recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in/out of boat. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Bay of Kotor

The tour starts at the city park near Kotor's port, 200 meters from Old Town's main gate. A friendly skipper will await you and make sure you're seated safely and comfortably for what's meant to be a captivating trip throughout the Bay of Kotor.

Stop at the small island in the middle of the bay that is home to Our Lady of the Rocks Church. Legend has it the artificial island was created stone by stone from local fishermen who would lay stones upon a specific rock where shipwrecked crewmen saw her and decided to build a church in tribute.

Our first stop is at an islet in the middle of Boka Bay, which bears the name of the church that's settled on it - Our Lady of the Rocks. Tales speak of an icon of the Holy Mother of God with Christ, found by seamen after a shipwreck. In commemoration of the event, local fishermen vowed to throw rocks at the same spot where the Lady had been found, thus enlarging and creating a beautiful artificial islet that harbors the church that's been built in Her honor. The interior of the church dates back to the 15th century and houses a marble altar holding an icon of Our Lady of the Rocks (made by famous painter Lovro Dobric), many Baroque paintings like the Crowning of Mary, Death of Mary, and Exaltation of the Holy Mother of God, made by Tripo Kokolja (renown Kotor painter), etc.

Next comes the cruise to a small picturesque town called Perast. This UNESCO World Heritage site, with its Baroque architecture, historic palazzos, Catholic churches, and defensive towers, will catapult your senses into ancient times of this place. Despite having only one main street, the Old Town is packed with history, attractions and hedonistic experiences that visitors will cherish for many years to come.

4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  6 ReviewsReview This Tour
Bay of Kotor
October 17, 2022
Our Bay of Kotor started with a boat ride to Our Lady of the Rocks and then to the town of Perast. Our tour was great but not enough time exploring the church and the town of Perast. Our tour was only 2 hours and wish we had taken a long tour. Perast town was very quaint but not as much to do other then eat.
Reviewer: Diane G.
4 Stars
Bay of Kotor Tour
September 10, 2022
Such a great way to see Kotor! we were able to get off and tour, take great pics and shop while enjoying the people and beautiful weather--thank you!!!
Reviewer: Michelle Kennedy
5 Stars
Bay of Kotor
November 15, 2019
Comfortable boat ride, though a bit sporty. Expected a higher standard. The guide was attentive, informative and very pleasant. The scenery was breathtaking, however the service at the shrine was abrupt and not the best.
Reviewer: Xavier Fernandez
4 Stars
Bay of Kotor
November 14, 2019
We loved this excursion. The speed boat was fun and our guide did a good job on history of the area.
Reviewer: Julie Kaal
5 Stars
Bay of Kotor Boat tour
November 08, 2019
We really loved the boat trip to Perast and the other island with the church. Our boat driver, Peter, was great. He was so personable and shared so much history about the area. Peter was great and we were very happy with the tour.
Reviewer: Gail Stofer
5 Stars
amazing scenery
October 02, 2019
I had a wonderful experience seeing the lady of the rock. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy a relaxing visit. Our guide had wonderful stories he shared about the area.
Reviewer: Linda Harding
5 Stars