We got picked up in a van that looked like it was about to break down.
Our tour guides did the bare minimum to give us information along the way and at the sites.
The equipment was fantastic but to pay this much...he experience could have been a lot better.
We paddled for maybe an hour and we were done in three. Definitely not the best use of money.
After minor confusion at the pier we were able to contact and meet with this tour. If you have questions on where the meeting location is ask the works in the white booth who are located at the entrance of the gate to the cruise terminal. They kindly called the tour guide and gave us perfect directions to the meeting point. While on our 10 minute walk from the pier to the meeting location a gentleman on a motorcycle stopped and asked if we were part of his group. He further guided us to the location. After meeting our tour guide we boarded a van and drove roughly 45 minutes to the kayak launch site. Our guide kept us well entertained and telling us about the history of the area, culture and was begging for us to ask him questions. Upon arriving at the Kayak launch site, restrooms were provided along with a small cafe where they had drinks and small food. The water was extremely rough that day and our guide expressed it would not be safe for us to enter the water. All guests agreed and the guide stated he will have our money refunded. Even though the main tour had to be canceled, our guide went out of his way to take us to a beautiful picture location that allowed us to over look the valley and the anchored cruise ships below. The guide was very passionate about his job and we could tell he hated to have to cancel the trip. I have good belief that if the seas were more calm this would have been an amazing experience.
We loved this day out!!
We were in Kotor for the day via a cruise ship.
After about a 15-20 minute walk, we found the meeting point at the main office.
Our lovely tour leader his name I cannot remember, but he has a beautiful young daughter Helena I think??!!
Anyway, he was wonderful and very passionate about his job and the environment of Montenegro!
The 4 of us joined the others 8 in totaland were taken by van to our destination to start our kayaking.
It was about 30-40 min drive away from kotor out to a local camping ground and beach where the kayaks were ready and waiting.
With some basic instructions we were helped into the kayaks and on our way, with the help also of one other person who met us on site.
Weather conditions and personal abilities will help decide what route will be taken. One young couple on our trip were having some difficulties so our guides swapped them around and all was well.
We paddled off into a few grottos with amazing clear blue water and we could swim in the main cave if we wanted to. The main cave is where all the other motorised tourist boats gather also.
The 4 of us are in our late 50s and early 60s, with little to no experience, but we surprised ourselves and managed very well. Also with our expert instructions, NONE of us pulled up sore the next day!
After finishing we were able to have a nice swim off the rocks and it was possible to have a rinse off and change to dry clothes.
There was also enough time to buy ourselves a local snack and drinks from the campground kiosk. Such lovely people run the campground and relaxing there topped off our day!
I would highly recommend this trip!
The guides were very helpful and steered us into and through some very amazing caves. The drawbacks - van is old and not air conditioned, making for an extremely uncomfortable ride in 90 degree hear. The snorkeling equipment was broken down and worthless - four of us had to share one functional mask and snorkel set. And this one is entirely personal, but 2-1/2 hours paddling a kayak is extremely difficult even if you're in good shape. Our kids gave up paddling, which made it even worse, but YMMV.
Awesome!! This trip was a highlight of our 2mths away. Bojan, one of the company owners, is the nicest guy and just wants you to have fun and experience his country and culture. We did 2 trips with Montenegro and would do another 20! Nothing was a problem. Great company, professional, friendly and welcoming. The blue caves are something everyone should experience. The kayak to the caves is a little strenuous but the guides help out people who need it. The water is crystal clear and the caves are phenomenal. We would do this trip again. Thanks Bojan - you made our trip with your enthusiasm and great fun personality.
Kayaking was so much fun and Blue Cave was beautiful. Too many boats to swim though. The tour guides were amazing and provided much Montenegro info along the drive. The ride to kayaking is about 30 min. My only recommendation would be to provide directions to meeting location. It was hard to find.