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Virpazar: Skadar Lake Nature Kayak Tour with Written Guide

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Explore Skadar Lake on an easy kayaking excursion that takes you from Virpazar and around 3 islands. Swim, bird-watch, and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, following your written guide.


  • Immerse yourself in nature, surrounded by lake and mountain.
  • See some of the 280 species of birds in the lake's sanctuary area.
  • Enjoy paddling through small channels surrounded by water lillies and reeds.
  • Relax swimming in the open lake.
  • Paddle around the fortress Lesendro (key of the lake) and through river Moraca.


Your tour starts with preparation for kayaking. Upon arrival your host will give you all necessary information and tips where to go, what to avoid and what not to miss, as well as full equipment. You start paddling from charming village Virpazar, through a small channel surrounded by reeds and water lilies that leads you to the open lake. When you reach open lake, you should go under the main bridge on left side. After passing the bridge, on your right side you will see a peninsula and fortress - Lesendro. From the sky it has shape of the key and that's why Lesendro is known as 'key of Skadar Lake'. If you enjoy bird watching, you should paddle around the fortress which will lead you inside the beginning of river Morača which is considered as an bird reserve. If you are lucky, you will be catch a glimpse of a pelian - the lake's symbol. Take a break for fresh fish soup at the local restaurants which are located on the 2 local beaches or just before the main bridge. You proceed your experience to three islands (Small and Big Cakovica and Kamenik) that are in the middle of the lake just after bird reserve. You will aim for the first one and make a circle around it, from right to left side of it. It is the most beautiful and peaceful place where you will be surrounded by water lilies and reeds. After all these islands we suggest go back to Virpazar. If you would like to cool down, jump into the water for a refreshing swim, before heading back to your starting point. If you are tired on the way back, you can always wave to the boats that are passing you and they will take you back to Virpazar.


Full equipment : waterproof bag, seats, life vests Map of the lake Written guide which can by scanned by phone on kayak Explanation and tips before the tour Availability by phone and email throughout the duration of the tour

Important Information

  • Please note that the National park fee is not included in the price. It is mandatory to pay it upon arrival. It costs 4 euros per person (free for children under 15). Keep in mind that, during the summer, Montenegro has constant traffic jams, so be sure to plan your journey to Virpazar ahead. By arriving earlier, you avoid headaches over finding a parking spot for your car. Kayaking might not be possible during bad weather conditions, but you can change for some other day. Take swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and hat to protect yourself from the sun. Take enough water to drink. Take additional clothes to change after kayaking.

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