From Virpazar: Visit Karuč, the hidden pearl of Lake Skadar

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Explore the wildest parts of Lake Skadar and discover a tiny, hidden hamlet: the old village of Karuč. Cruise through narrow channels, breathtaking nature, crystal clear waters and captivating sights.


  • Sail through a small, narrow river with the sides sheathed in reeds and willows.
  • Discover Lesendro as you glide through the endless meadows of water chestnuts.
  • Observe different birds and enjoy their unique appearance and lovely sound.
  • Feel the spirit of past times preserved in the tiny fishing village of Karuč.
  • Immerse in the deep-blue waters of Lake Skadar and enjoy its untouched nature.


Start your journey in a tiny townlet on three bridges - Virpazar. Leave its harbour sailing through a small, narrow river with the sides sheathed in reeds and willow trees. Find yourself at the open lake and marvel at its size while observing the distant mountains in Albania. Then turn left and under a nearby bridge. Discover Lesendro there, an 18th-century fortress, as you glide through the fields of water chestnuts. Locals call them - kasaronje. Observe birds and enjoy their unique beauty and lovely sound. Admire them as they soar proudly through the sky, showing that you are in their realm. Sail near the three islands. Impassable and overgrown with low vegetation, they are home to wild goats. Have your breath taken away by the view hidden behind them. Take a look at thousands of water lilies and their huge floating leaves. As you continue gazing at the proud Montenegrin coast, you will find yourself in a small fishermen's village named Karuč. Like any other village on Lake Skadar, Karuč is tiny - yet, it is a giant in terms of history and nature. Karuč was the village from where fishermen used to go fishing, as the Karuč Eye was known for the abundance of bleak. There are still ruins of the houses the fishermen were using to store their nets and other equipment. If you have any investigative flair, you will also search for the ruins of the winter home built by Petar I Petrović Njegoš. Being a place with a mild climate where winters are not very cold and rarely windy, Karuč is a perfect choice from November to April. Feel the spirit of past times and enjoy the mesmerizing environment and untouched nature. Take your time and explore the village. Then return to Virpazar after you immerse in the crystal clear waters of Lake Skadar. In the meantime, well, pack your swimsuits, sunscreen and towels!


Sightseeing boat trip from Virpazar to Karuč Local guide Trying local wine Safety equipment

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  • Please note that this tour is subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. In the event of heavy rains or high winds, we will either reschedule your reservation or issue a full refund.

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