Montenegro's greatest asset is its water, which is clean, drinkable, wild, and powerful! It will cool you down, inspire you, and provide a fantastic canvas for your kayaking adventure! Take in nature's electric energy as you navigate rivers, streams, ponds, lakes, and perhaps even the sea!



Length of seacoast:

293 km

Territories of cities with kayaking offers:

Herceg Novi, Tivat, Kotor, Bar, Budva, Ulcinj

Bay of Kotor:

Bay surface area:
87.3 km²

Coast length:

105.7 km


2.4 x 106 km³


Maximum 60 m
On average 27.3 m

Skadar Lake:

Coast length: 110.5 km
Altitude: 5 m above sea level
Depth: Average depth is 5 m / maximum 8.3 m

Tara River

Length: 158 km

Lim River

Length: 220 km

Piva River

Length: 34 km

Komarnica River

Length: 25 km (course through Piva)

Prices for renting a kayak on the seaside start at around € 5 per hour or € 15 for a half-day for a one-seater and € 7/€ 20 for a two-seater.

In Skadar Lake National Park, you can find a price list for kayak rentals.

Renting a kayak on Tara will cost you around 25€ for one day, 20€ per day for three days, and 15€ per day for seven days.

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Spectacular packraft in Montenegro

Do you have a packraft or inflatable kayak in your backpack? 

Keep in mind that kayaking is only possible in April, May, and June, otherwise the water is too low or too fierce.

Skadar Lake's calm waters are ideal for kayaking

You will have the most beautiful experiences on Skadar Lake and along the Crnojevića River, which was once an important trade center in Montenegro. Species such as the rare Dalmatian pelican can be seen on Skadar Lake, an area of international importance for birds.

The lake's calm waters are ideal for beginners, but it also provides plenty of challenges for experienced rowers. On the lake, there are many households and restaurants serving national cuisine and local fish specialties.

Kayaking Skadar lake Montenegro

More popular kayaking spots

If you happen to be in Podgorica, you can go kayaking on the calmer rivers Morača and Cijevna. Piva Lake, in the municipality of Plužine, can be the setting for more thrilling adventures.

Kayakers frequently choose the challenging rivers Tara, Piva, Lim, and Komarnica as their destinations. Explore the river's beaches, backwaters, caves, and wildlife. Enjoy each paddle, the water's defiance, the effort of the body, and the scent of nature. This is an excellent way to connect with nature and learn about the world around you!

Do you know?

The famous Kayak Fest on Tara

The international festival "Kayak Fest" takes place in September on the wild waters of Tara, Piva, and Komarnica.

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Did you know? In 1991, the Montenegrin authorities adopted a declaration by which the country became the first ecological state in the world.

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