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Yacht Charter Montenegro

Montenegro’s 300km of rugged, mountainous coastline is becoming popular among those looking to explore the Adriatic beyond Croatia by yacht, especially in summer when the days are sunny and the water temperatures ideal for swimming.

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  • Medieval towns
  • Pristine coastline
  • Sheltered sailing in Bay of Kotor

Sailing vacations Montenegro

Montenegro sunset

Although small, Montenegro has plenty to explore, from impressive mountains and ancient towns to beautiful beaches with crystal clear water. There’s also the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Perast and Kotor. Be sure to hike up the steep hill to see Kotor’s impressive Venetian fortress with fantastic views across the bay.

From our base is the modern Marina Kotor, you’re a short sail from the city of Budva, where you can enjoy a party atmosphere at Ploce Beach, relax on Jaz Beach or go for an early morning swim at Mogren Beach. During the summer, Budva also hosts a popular city theater featuring many local and international performances.

During your yacht charter in Montenegro, do hop to the island of Katič for diving, explore the fort on Mamula, or find isolation at uninhabited Stari Ulcinj. The 14th century old town of Herceg Novi is also well worth a visit, as is Dobrec’s pebble beach, which is only accessible by boat. 

If you’re sailing Montenegro, you‘ll need a sailing license recognized by the local port authorities. Or you can hire a skipper. Read our guide to sailing qualifications for more information.

Available charter types


For experienced sailors, a bareboat charter is the perfect getaway..


Relax and leave all the sailing to a professional skipper.

Easy crewed

The simplest, hassle-free way to charter a crewed private yacht.

Fully crewed

Your own private yacht for an all-inclusive luxury sailing vacation.

Cabin cruise

Reserve a private ensuite stateroom on a modern catamaran.


Low package rates for island-hopping aboard a sailing yacht.


Get closer to nature on the perfect self-catering Caribbean holiday.

Power Catamaran

Cruise faster and see more on the perfect charter boat.

Things to do in Montenegro

Montenegro happy family swimming in beach island

Visit the chapels on small islands near Perast

Sail to Perast for lunch and explore the chapels on the small islands of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks nearby.

Explore Porto Montenegro

Take a walk around the new marina at Porto Montenegro that buzzes with excellent places to dine, shop and relax.

Check out the Blue Cave on your way to Herceg Novi

On your Montenegro yacht charter get treated to a unique light show, where the water’s reflections illuminate the cave roof.

Visit Budva

Budva, near the islet St. Stefan, is famous for its beautiful beaches and historic monuments, including mosaics dating from the 3rd century. If you love diving, stop by the two small islands of Katič and Sveta Neđelja nearby.

Visit the iconic Old City of Kotor

If you rent a boat in Kotor, make sure to take time to walk through the old city and visit the castle of San Giovanni. Climb up the steep fortifications on the hillside for the best view of the Bay of Kotor. Take plenty of water.

Weather insights

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When is the best time to visit Montenegro?

The best time to visit Montenegro is between May and October, when the climate is sunny, hot and dry. The hottest and most crowded months to visit are June, July and August.

The average temperature in Montenegro in summer is 81ºF. The sea temperature in Montenegro in summer is between 75°F and 82°F, with August being the best month for swimming.

What are the sailing conditions in Montenegro?

The sailing conditions for Kotor yacht charters are perfect for sailors who actually want to sail in good winds, instead of always motoring through calms.

Montenegro’s prevailing wind in the summer includes the northwesterly mistral, which blows off the land between 10 and 25 knots on a regular basis.

However, the north easterly bora features gusts that can range between 30 and 50 knots. If you’re sailing Kotor Bay (or the rest of Montenegro) and the bura is forecast, find a sheltered anchorage right away. 

The southerly sirocco is warm, but can also bring rain and wind up to 25 knots.

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Sailing Montenegro with Dream Yacht Charter

Kotor yacht charters

Whether you want to sail on a catamaran or a monohull, we have the perfect yacht for you.

Montenegro skippered charters

No sailing experience is needed for our Montenegro skippered charters. Choose where you want to sail and we’ll find a skipper for your yacht.

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Montenegro sailing itinerary

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Montenegro 7 Days
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7-day itinerary Montenegro: Budva, Herceg Novi and Kotor

Day 1

Overnight at the base.

Day 2

Sail to Budva, where you’ll find sandy beaches along the coast. Known as an Adriatic version of St. Tropez, you’ll find an attractive walled city, old monasteries, a natural harbor and a great atmosphere at Ploce beach. Notable beaches include Mogren, Kamenovo and Jaz.

Day 3

Head further south to Sveti Stefan, where an ancient terracotta roofed village meets modern day luxury resort. Swim at Sveti Stefan, Miločer and Queen’s beaches. If you want a treat, book at the recently opened Nobu for dinner.

Day 4

Make for Herceg Novi, at the entrance to the Gulf of Kotor, where you can leisurely stroll around its heritage-listed tree-lined town squares and citadel. Sail the bay and explore the blue grotto, or head to Dobrec, Zanjic and Mirista coves.

Day 5

Head for the Bay of Kotor with its impressive medieval fortress at Kotor snaking up the steepest mountains in the region. Enjoy local food and drink in the narrow streets and cobbled squares in this walled city. An itinerary in Montenegro isn’t complete without this historic stop-off.

Day 6

Sail to Perast and explore its tiny islands of Gospa od Škrpjela and Sveti Dorde and their churches

Day 7


Useful information for yacht charters in Montenegro

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How do I get to Montenegro from the US?

You can get to Montenegro by flying to the airports at Tivat (TIV) or Podgorica (TGD) via the UK or Paris. You can get a connecting flight with low-cost carriers, such as easyJet. 

We can arrange airport transfers on request and the airport is about 9km from our base, or a 15-minute taxi ride.

Although Tivat and Podgorica are Montenegro’s main international airports, it’s often easier for visitors from the US to arrive via Dubrovnik Airport in neighboring Croatia, as it’s served by a greater range of flights and airlines from European countries, such as the UK, Germany and Italy. 

American Airlines has announced that it is flying direct to Dubrovnik from Philadelphia.

What language is spoken in Montenegro?

The official language spoken in Montenegro is Montenegrin, but English, along with Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, is widely spoken.

What is the currency for Montenegro?

The currency in Montenegro is the Euro.

What are the customs restrictions for Montenegro?

If you’re on a Kotor yacht charter, you do not need to worry about customs clearance. However, if you want to sail to Croatia, please talk to us before booking.

What documents do I need to sail Montenegro?

To visit Montenegro, you will need a US passport valid for three months beyond the date of departure. No visa is required for stays under 90 days. 

To sail Montenegro, you will need a sailing license that is recognized by the local port authorities. Or you can hire a skipper. Read our guide to sailing qualifications for more information.

Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel.

How do I get around Montenegro?

You can get around Montenegro by bus and the public transport system is good. You can also rent a car.

What is the Wi-Fi like in Montenegro?

The Wi-Fi in Montenegro is good and most cities and towns have Wi-Fi hotspots at bars, restaurants and hotels. Coverage is patchy in the mountains and across remote areas. Internet access costing €30 for seven days is also available.

What regulations are there in Montenegro?

There are no regulations in Montenegro for sailing.

Where can I find weather forecasts in Montenegro?

You can find weather forecasts ahead of your yacht charter in Montenegro on VHF Channel 24 and

What provisioning is there in Montenegro?

There are choices for provisioning in Montenegro. Please refer to the base guide.

What baggage can I take on my Montenegro sailing vacation?

Please only take soft bags. Large suitcases take up too much room on board.

What is the electrical current in Montenegro?

The electrical current in Montenegro is 220V, so pack a type C and F adaptor.

What is the dialing code for Montenegro?

The dialing code for Montenegro is +382.

What is the cancellation policy for Sail Share?

We highly recommend you arrange travel insurance in case you need to cancel for an unexpected reason to cover non-refundable deposits.

Our Sail Share cabin cancellation fees are:

  • More than 90 days before original embarkation date: 25% of the charter fee
  • 89 – 60 days before original embarkation date: 50% of the charter fee
  • 59 – 30 days before original embarkation date: 75% of the charter fee
  • Fewer than 29 days before original embarkation date: 100% of the charter fee

How flexible is the itinerary for a Sail Share charter?

Our yacht itineraries are designed by our destination experts and are set to showcase the best of the destination’s highlights. They are set and not flexible, even if you book all the cabins.

What happens if the weather changes while sailing on a Sail Share charter?

The skipper may decide to change the itinerary if there is bad weather.

Can I choose which cabin I want when I book a Sail Share?

Choose a double cabin with shared bath, or private bath for an additional fee.

Are there child or age restrictions for Sail Share?

Minimum Age: 16 years old

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