The Montenegrin Alcatraz
St. Stefan Island
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Licenced local tour guide
Hotel/port pick up and drop off
Entrance fees boat ride and ticket for National park
Home-made fritters, brandy and wine tasting during boat ride
Know Before You Book
Children 1-18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Customers can change hotel pick up time as they prefer 24 hours before pick up.
What you can expect
If you decide to book this excursion you will have opportunity to discover Skadar lake, the largest lake in the Balkans and also the only national park dominated by aquatic and wetland ecosystems. North swampy coast (about 20,000 ha) offers ideal conditions for the development of wildlife, especially bird life. On the lake lives, nests, wintering or moved 281 species of birds, but Lake has the status of areas of international importance for birds (IBA) and is located on the world list of aquatic habitats of international importance (RAMSAR). In the park are 48 species of fish, 50 species of mammals, numerous amphibians, reptiles and insects. Skadar Lake has a rich history and culture, as evidenced by numerous archaeological sites, mediaeval Manastir and churches, fortifications and folk architecture (fishing villages, old bridges, mills and wells).
On the day of departure your driver and tour guide will pick you up in front of your hotel and your excursion to National Park Skadar Lake can start. During your ride to Skadar Lake you will have opportunity to see beautiful coastline and small maritime towns while your tour guide will tell you more about Montenegro and National Park. Upon your arrival to city of Virpazar your tour guide will take you to the river bank from where you will start your boat cruise on the Skadar Lake. During your cruise you can see many birds making their nests, former prison on the island in the middle of the lake and you will have opportunity to taste home-made fritters, cheese, honey, wine and brandy. At the end of your cruise you will have free time on the lake to enjoy bautiful nature or to take a swim. After your cruise finish you will have lunch in the restaurant close to the river where local cook will prepare fish from the Skadar Lake. After lunch continue your ride back to your hotel where your driver will drop you off.