Luxury yacht charters Montenegro
Montenegro has fast become one of the hottest European summer destinations for the jet set, with its unique combination of outstanding natural beauty, historical towns and lavish attractions. There are casinos, nightclubs and luxury boutiques to entertain while the relatively untouched natural wonders of the ‘fjords’ in the Bay of Kotor balance decadence with tranquillity on luxury yacht charters in Montenegro.
The Bay of Kotor is one of the most beautiful places on Earth, with bays to explore, glamorous superyacht marinas and an array of outdoor activities and cultural attractions on tap.
Along the Adriatic coastline, the Budva Riviera combines stunning beaches with a vibrant nightlife. Once presided over by the Venetians, Budva’s medieval old town offers historical attractions aplenty.
What kind of experiences are there to enjoy on luxury yacht charters in Montenegro?
Montenegro is packed with adventure activities for those who enjoy spending time in the outdoors while staying on a luxury yacht; on trips ashore, try paragliding, rafting, hiking or horse-riding. The Bay of Kotor is a perfect spot for water sports, from jet skiing to wakeboarding.
The purpose-built superyacht marina at Porto Montenegro in Tivat offers up nightlife and shopping in generous measures. Indulge in some retail therapy followed by excellent cuisine with over 50 shops and restaurants to choose from. There is also a hip pool club for daytime lounging as well as a glittering nightclub to keep visitors entertained until the small hours.
Close to the town of Herceg Novi, Portonovi is a new development with a marina, luxury boutiques, a variety of restaurants and a One&Only five-star resort. Step ashore to explore the vibrant town with its restaurant and café culture and annual events like the carnival and Montenegro Film Festival.
Kotor is a UNESCO World Heritage town which has plenty of old-world charm. Climb the 1,500 steps to the ancient fortress, enjoy a sundowner on the waterfront of the bustling harbour, visit the nautical museum or get lost in the ancient streets of the old town.
The Tara Canyon in the Durmitor National Park is the second deepest canyon in the world, after the Grand Canyon, and a visit is highly recommended on a yacht charter in Montenegro. It is a fantastic family day trip destination for rafting through the spectacular rapids or perhaps take a helicopter tour through the colossal peaks. Only the bravest of your group will attempt the bungee jump into the Canyon; it is the seventh highest bungee platform in the world.
Head to Budva for a historical tour of the old town’s seaside citadel and the ninth-century Church of Santa Maria in Punta or take in a theatrical performance as the City theatre comes to town over the summer. As the sun sets over the Adriatic, enjoy a sundowner on the deck of your superyacht away from the bustle of tourists ashore.
When is the best time to rent a yacht in Montenegro?
The main charter season in Montenegro falls between June and October.
Average temperatures in Croatia range between highs of approximately 28C (82F) in June to 31C (88F) in August. The sea temperature in June is usually around 23C (73F), peaking to 26C (79F) in August.
Where can you visit on a Montenegro Yacht Charter?
Montenegro can roughly be divided into two main areas for yachting exploration: the Bay of Kotor and the Adriatic Coast. As a relatively small country, a yacht charter in Montenegro is often combined with cruising through the southern part of Croatia, including Dubrovnik.
The Bay of Kotor is technically a submerged river canyon that is known for its ancient towns and a dramatic buffer of mountains that create a warm microclimate in the bay. Visit towns like Tivat, Kotor and Herceg Novi to absorb the unique blend of history and culture on offer.
The largest city on the Adriatic Coast of Montenegro is Budva, but otherwise, the coastline is mostly made up of small fishing villages and resort towns interspersed along a relatively tranquil and undeveloped landscape. This is the perfect spot for a relaxing break on a luxury yacht or as part of a longer yacht holiday along the Adriatic Sea.
What are the major yachting ports in Montenegro?
In the Bay of Kotor, the modern marina of Porto Montenegro in Tivat was specifically created for superyacht needs, with capacity for vessels up to 250 metres. Opening in 2018, the Portonovi marina complex near Herceg Novi has a capacity for yachts up to 120 metres in length.
Cruising yachts will also likely stop to take in the beautiful towns of Kotor and Perast, though large yachts will need to remain at anchor to do so.
On the Adriatic coast of Montenegro, the largest port town is Budva, which has a marina with capacity for superyachts up to 70 metres in length.