Thursday, December 30, 2021
The Government of Montenegro has adopted new Covid-19 measures, which will be valid from December 30, 2021 to January 12, 2022.
Montenegrin citizens and foreigners can enter Montenegro across all border crossings with one of two proofs, which are:
1. Completely vaccinated against COVID-19 issue by a registered health institution and not older than six months since having the last dose or
2. Proof that a person has recovered from Covid-19 (passed not less than 10 days and not more than 180 days from a positive PCR or a rapid antigen test)
In both cases, the person must possess either a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours or a rapid antigen test not older than 48 hours.
If a person does not have any of these documents, then 10 days of isolation is mandatory. Persons can have their self–isolation terminated after three days of quarantine, with a negative PCR test.
• Masks are obligatory in all closed spaces,
• Bars and restaurants work until 22:00 h (from 1st January 2022). Music is not allowed,
• Entrance into the inside of the restaurants and bars, theatres, cinemas, museums, galleries is possible with one of the proofs from the National digital COVID certificate*,
• Supermarkets, markets, shopping malls, boutiques, beauty salons, hairdressers and similar, have no limitations in working hours,
• Ban on public events, private gatherings, celebrations, parties, weddings.
* National digital COVID certificate
- completely vaccinated against Covid-19 issue by a registered health institution and not older than six months since having the last dose;
- negative PCR test on SARS-Cov-2 not older than 72 hours;
- proof that a person has recovered from Covid-19 (passed not less than 10 days and not more than 180 days from a positive PCR or a rapid antigen test) or
- negative antigen rapid test - BAT not older than 48 hours.
Friday, November 12, 2021
The Government of Montenegro has adopted new Covid-19 measures, which will be valid from November 15, 2021 to December 1, 2021.
Entry to Montenegro
- Montenegrin citizens and foreigners can enter Montenegro across all border crossings with one of the proofs from the National digital COVID certificate, which are:
* Completely vaccinated or vaccinated with one dose (if that is the only one);
* Negative PCR test on SARS-Cov-2 not older than 72 hours;
* Proof that a person has recovered from COVID-19 (passed not less than 10 days and not more than 180 days from a positive PCR or a rapid antigen test);
* Negative antigen rapid test - BAT not older than 48 hours.
- Passengers and crew of yachts, passenger ships and vessels entering Montenegro are allowed to come to our country with negative results of the PCR test, which was not older than 72 hours while embarking on the vessel
If a person does not have any of these documents, then 10 days of isolation is mandatory. Persons can have their self–isolation terminated after six days of quarantine, with a negative PCR test.
Exception: People under the age of 18 enter Montenegro unconditionally - both Montenegrin citizens and foreigners.
- Masks are obligatory in all closed spaces
- Bars and restaurants work until 00:00 h
- Entrance into the inside of the restaurants and bars, theatres, cinemas, museums, galleries is possible with one of the proofs from the National digital COVID certificate
- Supermarkets, markets, shopping malls, boutiques, beauty salons, hairdressers and similar, have no limitations in working hours
- Ban on the work of discotheques, disco clubs/bars and nightclubs/bars
- Ban on public events, private gatherings, celebrations, parties, weddings.
Friday, October 8, 2021
Latest Covid-19 restrictions in Montenegro, valid from 9th October.
Entry in Montenegro
* Entry in Montenegro is possible only if one of the four conditions are met:
- Person is completely vaccinated;
- Person has negative PCR test not older than 72 hours;
- Person has proof that they have recovered from COVID-19 (positive PCR or rapid antigen test older than 10 days but not older than 180 days);
- Person has a negative rapid antigen test on SARS-Cov-2 not older than 48 hours.
* If a person does not have any of these documents then 10 days of isolation is mandatory that can be terminated after six days if the person is negative on the PCR test.
* People under the age of 18 enter Montenegro unconditionally - both Montenegrin citizens and foreigners.
* Passengers and crew of yachts, passenger ships and vessels entering Montenegro are allowed to come to our country with negative results of the PCR test, which was not older than 72 hours at the time of embarkment.
* Masks are obligatory in all closed spaces.
* Bars and restaurants have no limitations in working hours.
* Entrance into the inside of the hospitality facilities (restaurants, cafes, etc.), as well as entrance into nightclubs, public events, private gatherings, celebrations, parties, weddings is possible if have one of the following proofs:
- Completely vaccinated;
- Negative PCR test on SARS-Cov-2 not older than 72 hours;
- Proof that a person has recovered from COVID-19 (passed not less than 10 days and not more than 180 days from a positive PCR or a rapid antigen test);
- Negative antigen rapid test-BAT not older than 48 hours.
* Supermarkets, markets, shopping malls, boutiques, beauty salons, hairdressers and similar, have no limitations in working hours.
Thursday, October 7, 2021
While navigating through Montenegro’s internal waters, a yacht is obliged to proceed at a safe speed so as not to endanger and harm other vessels at sea.
Boka Bay (Bay of Kotor) is the popular nautical destination in Montenegro. The sea traffic, especially during the summer season is busy. Therefore, it is important to obey speed limitations.
The speed of navigation in the entire Bay of Boka is limited.
The speed limit for vessels over 24 m
The safe speed limit within Boka Bay shall not exceed 10 knots, and while in the Strait of Kumbor, the Strait of Verige maximum speed is 6 knots.
These speed limits are mandatory for all vessels longer at 24 m: super yachts, mega yachts, yachts, sail yachts, catamarans, trimarans, cruisers, etc.
The speed limit for yachts up to 24 m
For vessels with a length less than 24 meters, the maximum speed in the Bay of Boka is 14 knots, and while in Kumbor Strait (channel) and the Strait of Verige speed limit is 10 knots.
|The speed limit for vessels in the Bay of Kotor|
⛵ Speed in the Strait of Kumbor is restricted between coordinates:
1) 42˚26,1’N 018˚36,6’E
2) 42˚25,47’N 018˚36,26’E
3) 42˚25,85’N 018˚34,63’E
4) 42˚26,47’N 018˚35,01’E
⛵ Speed in the Strait of Verige is restricted between coordinates:
1) 42˚28,65’N 018˚41,41’E
2) 42˚28,77’N 018˚41,11’E
3) 42˚27,65’N 018˚40,15’E
4) 42˚27,46’N 018˚41,02’E
Labels: Boka Bay, charter yacht, ENG, Kumbor, Montenegro, Port of Kotor, Porto Montenegro, Portonovi, private yacht, Sailboat, Speed Limit, superyacht, Verige, vessel, Yacht, Yacht Agent, Yacht Agent Montenegro, yacht crew
Location: Bay of Kotor
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
With a favorable epidemiological situation and an increasing number of vaccinated citizens, Montenegro is becoming a favorite destination of more and more countries that are renewing air traffic to it. After a long pause, on June 10th, the new national airline Air Montenegro had the first flight to e-Belgrade and for the moment will obtain with serving regional routes. Russia, Kazakhstan and Istanbul have also resumed direct flights to Montenegro.
From 2nd July, Montenegro is added on "green listed" of the European Union as a COVID safe country.
Also, Montenegro has expanded the list of countries whose citizens can enter without any restrictions, such as tests or vaccination certificates (find a list of countries below in text).
These are current measures in our country summed up to ease your plans for arrival or stay in our country.
New, liberalized measures are valid until the 16th of July.
|Marina Porto Montenegro|
Entry in Montenegro:
⚓ All ports and marinas are open for entry of the yachts and vessels from all countries.
⚓ Airports Tivat and Podgorica are open for the arrival of both private and commercial flights but not all the lines are back running as usual.
⚓ All land border crossings are open for arrival.
⚓ Citizens of the Member States of the European Union, United States, Canada, State of Israel, Republic of Albania, the Russian Federation, the Swiss Federation, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, the Republic of Serbia, Republic of Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of North Macedonia, the Kingdom of Norway and the Republic of Kazakhstan can enter Montenegro without limitations.Also, foreigners with permanent or temporary residence in these countries or who have stayed in these countries for a minimum of 15 days before entering Montenegro, can enter without restrictions.
⚓ Negative PCR not older more 72 hours, or positive IgG test not older than 30 days or confirmation that person has been vaccinated and revaccinated more than 14 days before arrival in Montenegro is needed for arrival from other countries.
⚓Passengers and crew of yachts, passenger ships and vessels entering Montenegro are allowed to come to our country with negative results of the PCR test, which was not older than 72 hours at the time of embarkment.
* Masks are obligatory in all closed spaces.
* Bars and restaurants have not limitation in working hours, it’s usually from 7:00 until 01:00h, with a maximum of 4 people per table. Music is allowed on the terrace.
* Supermarkets, markets, shopping malls, boutiques, beauty salons, hairdressers and similar, have no more limitations in working hours.
* Gyms and fitness centers are open also without limitations.
* Public events, private gatherings, celebrations, parties, weddings, in outdoor public places and terraces/gardens of a hospitality facility are allowed with the presence of 100 persons.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
GPS Coordinates:42.4350° N, 18.7066° E
Tivat is located in the central part of Boka Bay and represents a modern tourist destination interesting to tourists.
Tivat is one of the recent and most modern towns in Boka Bay. The town has a lot of interesting and attractive sights.
|Marina Porto Montenegro|
The biggest attraction of Tivat and the whole Montenegrin coast is surely the Marina Porto Montenegro, which is considered the most exclusive marina on the Adriatic. The combination of a spectacular destination and a modern marina will offer you a service on a world level.
Tivat is up to a three-hour flight from major European cities. Tivat is located internationally airport – Airport Tivat. There are two airports nearby: airport Dubrovnik (46 km) and Podgorica airport (90 km). All three airports are well connected by regular charter flights.
WHAT TO SEE
|Naval Heritage Museum|
🟊 “Holy Archipelago” near Tivat consists of three islands – Sveti Marko island (Stradioti), the Island of Flowers and Our Lady of Mercy. All three of these islands are famous for numerous legends, rich history as well as holy places of pilgrimage.
🟊 Beaches around the Island of Sveti Marko and Ostrvo Cvijeca (Island of flowers), perfect for morning swimming.
🟊 Ljetnjikovac Buca (Mansion Buća) in the center of Tivat, a revitalized monument with gallery space and open air theatre where exhibitions concerts took place.
|Solila - Tivat|
Solila acquires the potential to become an ornithological park.
🟊 If you are a fan of beautiful views, we suggest a hiking tour to Gornja Lastva. Gornja Lastva is located in the hinterland of Tivat, at an altitude of about 300 m, on the slopes of the hill Vrmac. This village is mentioned in the XIV century and is one of the few preserved rural areas and as such attracts many tourists and tourists.
WHERE TO EAT
In Tivat are located numerous elite restaurants with international and local specialties.
|Nikki Beach Restaurant|
🟊 Gallardo restaurant - the first traditional steakhouse in the area of Boka Bay. This restaurant is number one for tasty and contemporary meat dishes.
🟊 Murano - Located on the seafront, "Murano" restaurant brings a breeze of azure blue color and a flawless style of unobtrusive luxury. The menu centers around Mediterranean cuisine, fresh seafood, prepared with locally sourced and organic herbs.
🟊 Nikki Beach Restaurant is an urban bistro, well known for delectable dishes inspired by Nikki Beach locations worldwide. This restaurant offers amazing combinations of food and unforgettable tastes of Mediterranean and international cuisine.
INFO FOR CAPTAINS:
⚓ GPS coordinates of marina Porto Montenegro - Tivat:
N 42 25.992
E 18 41.454
⚓ Max length – up to 250m
⚓ Customs formalities in the marina
⚓ Short and long term berthing options
⚓ Tax-free diesel
⚓ Free Wi-Fi
In front of port Tivat there is a possibility for anchorage even of big ships, due to depth of 18-20 m. On the east part of Tivat Bay (Podpolje beach) there are basins for breathing seashells and anchorage is strictly prohibited.
In Donja Lastva, on the east shore of Tivat Bay, between cape Seljanovo and the strait of Verige anchorage is recommended in front of the beach on a depth of 30m. Sea bottom is sandy and muddy and holds anchor well.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
GPS Coordinates: 42°29'14.8"N 18°41'47.5"E
Opposite the narrow Verige strait, at the foot of the hill of St. Elijah and at the place where the Bay of Kotor and Risan separate, you must see and experience the town of Perast. As far as is known, it is the oldest human habitat on the shores of the Bay of Kotor. Remains of Neolithic culture (3500 BC), as well as numerous archaeological finds, testify to a continuous settlement from Illyrian, Roman and early Christian times to the present day.
Perast, we observe through a unique whole of the city, islands and sea. These elements are united in both the physical and the spiritual dimension of the city. The UNESCO-protected town with its impeccably preserved Venetian Gothic waterfront buildings has a magnificent past. Iconic postcard images of Perast and the two famous nearby isles of Our Lady of the Rocks and St George are amongst the best know tourism images of Montenegro.
The artificial island of Our Lady of the Rocks (Gospa od Škrpjela) was created by throwing stones and sinking ships on an underwater rock. The people of Perast chose this place to build a church on it because sailors saw an icon with the image of Mary, mother of Jesus on July 22, 1452. Every year on this date a memorial is held and sails to the island on boats where new stones are thrown from ritual and for practical reasons, to compensate for the stones carried away by sea. The church was built in 1630, and it was painted by the famous Baroque painter Tripo Kokolja from Perast. In addition to his frescoes, the church is adorned with 2,000 silver plaques donated by sailors as a token of gratitude that God kept them on their voyages.
Another island not far from Our Lady is called Saint George (Sveti Đorđe). There is also a church on this island. Originally, there was a city cemetery, which was moved to the northern part of the city in 1866, as well as a church from the 12th century, destroyed during the earthquake in 1667. Today, there is a new church built on the site of the old one. Throughout history, this island has had a military defense function, because it is located in the heart of Boka and near the narrowest part of the bay - Verige, so it protected Perast and Risan from external attacks from the sea.
Perast prospered in the Venetian period when its defensive towers and the Fortress of St. Cross were built above the town. The city grew to include over 20 baroque palazzi (palaces), 18 churches, and an important maritime school. This explains why the village has a distinctly Venetian feel to it even today, and an unusually high concentration of churches for what is now a much smaller village than it used to be.
What to do:
⚓ Exploring the narrow streets and alleyways that stretch back from the water.
⚓ St Nicholas' church dominates the central town square. It is a Catholic church with a 55-meter-high bell tower. The entrance fee for the tower is 1 Euro and the views from the top overlooking the bay and towards the two islands are magnificent.
⚓ A visit to the Nautical Museum will bring you closer to the history and culture of the place. The museum itself is located in a beautiful, well-preserved old house by the bay with a marvelous view of the sea.
⚓ Visiting the church and museum located on Our Lady of the Rocks.
Where to eat:
|Restaurant Catovica Mlini|
⚓ Ćatovića Mlini - about 5 nautical miles from Perast, with our assistance, restaurant tender is at your disposal to pick up guests from your yacht directly from anchorage in Morinj to the restaurant.
Fun facts about Perast:
⚓ At its peak, in the middle of the 18th century, the Perast fleet consisted of about 100 larger ships. At that time, Perast was the main maritime city in the Bay of Kotor, celebrated on all seas. Perast ships sailed all over the Mediterranean, entering the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, all the way to England and the Netherlands.
Photo by Jovan Skakic
⚓ Keeping the war flag called "Serenissima", for the full 377 years that the Venetian Republic ruled in this area, eight of its guards gave their lives, defending it! After the fall of the Veneto Republic, after Napoleon conquered Perast and Boka, the war flag was buried with a ceremony in Perast. To date, it has not been found.
The last of the three guards who buried the flag in secret, when asked to say where it was buried, answered - that the dead should not be disturbed.
Info for captains:
The main docks in Perast are located under the church bell tower. These docks, just like the two smaller docks to the west and east of this one, are full of boats, most of them transporting passengers to Our Lady of the Rocks (there is a small dock on the island too). In the summer, you can only find a place to berth on the ‘main’ dock in the evening, when those boats stop sailing to the island. During bura winds, anchor closer to the eastern end of the town, and in sirocco, anchor at the beginning of the Bay of Risan.
Today, Perast is an extremely peaceful town, and the turbulent life, wealth and glory of Perast and the people of Perast are history. However, with its beauty, Perast attracts modern sailors, travelers, artists, dreamers, eager for beauty and peace.
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
GPS Coordinates:42°27'11.02" N 18°32'15.00" E
Located between the entrance to the Bay of Kotor and the high mountain Orjen you will be warmly welcomed in the biggest, sunniest and youngest city in the Bay of Boka - Herceg Novi. A city that has been ennobled by poets and painters over the centuries.
Although it is one of the youngest settlements on the Adriatic, it had a very turbulent history, and every one of the numerous conquerors had left a mark on the city, making it one of the most picturesque towns on the Montenegrin coast.
|Fortress Kanli Kula, Source: Tovougerbust|
A city that has been destroyed and rebuilt nine times during its turbulent history. Rarely do any cities have a known founder, year and reason for existence. Herceg Novi was founded in May 1382 by the Bosnian king Tvrtko the First, between Dubrovnik and Kotor who were already considered as big and important towns. The reason why Tvrtko choose this geographical corner for his new city is that Novi is the most magnificent amphitheater of nature. A town on the slope of a high hill, between forests, palm trees, oranges and other southern flora.
It is enough to enumerate only the peoples who ruled this city and understand its value. Before Tvrtko Kotromanić here were: Illyrians, Romans, Byzantines, and then Turks, Spaniards, Venetians, Austrians, Russians, French...The city was destroyed and rebuilt nine times.
WHY THE CITY OF SALT? The city was founded for the development of the salt trade and then it was named Sveti Stefan (yes, like the "current" Sveti Stefan-about fifty kilometers to the south). The old town lies just above the town’s marina. And this reminds that Herceg Novi has another nickname – the City of Stairs. To reach the old town from the seaside, you’ll need to go with one of the 100 001 stairs of town.
WHAT TO SEE? It is well known spa and health center, with nearby Igalo being abundant in healing sea mud called “igaljsko blato” (Igalo mud) and mineral water springs called “igaljske slatine” (Igalo water springs). The most famous tourist attractions in Herceg Novi are:
⚓ Old town - The Herceg Novi old town is amazing. It is on a fairly steep hill that leads all the way down to the sea. Wandering through the small stairways to the various plazas and fortresses is many hour adventures. There are both Orthodox and Catholic churches that are well worth visiting. Free.
|Monastery Savina, Photo: Yuya Matsuo|
⚓ Espanola — The Španjola fortress located higher up the mountain (170 meters above sea level) dates back to the 16th century. Take a small street going upwards across from the Kanli Kula fortress. The entrance is free and you can freely climb the walls.
⚓Savina Monastery — The Savina monastery, approximately 2 km east from the city center has three beautiful Orthodox churches and splendid views of the bay.
The city itself is not a major destination for sunbathing, but there are many attractive beaches reachable by boat. It's just a few nautical miles away from beaches Zanjic, Miriste, Lustica...
A city that has a thousand-year-old authentic cultural heritage, especially 89 sacral gems, churches built from the 9th to the 19th century from which 75 Orthodox and 14 Catholic.
Tavern Feral, a family tavern is one of the restaurants that has been manage to preserve traditional food for over thirty years with a lot of love.
The konoba restaurant "Krušo" offers a wide choice of local and international dishes and a selection of the finest wines.
WHY? We concluded that Herceg Novi is worthy to stand next to its neighbors Dubrovnik and Kotor and that built its uniqueness and recognizability based on position, history and character.
|Local Winery Savina, Source: Castelsavina|
Perla Portonovi restaurant & cafe bar is situated in the heart of the exclusive resort community Portonovi - Montenegro essence.
Adriatica restaurant by the beach is unique in its own right and will offer its guests a cozy setting with a relaxed vibe, right after the ferry in Kamenari.
If you, however, find your self walking on the streets of Herceg Novi we would recommend you to check out traditional taverns like Tavern Krušo or Tavern Feral with great food and traditional coastal atmosphere.
Info for Captains:
Anchorage is permitted west and east from the port, in Meljine beach(this anchorage is very safe, even in south winds), near the port of Zelenika, or in front of Igalo (Topla beach). It is important to say that the end of this beach is shallow.
|Marina Herceg Novi, Photo: Vuk Ilic|
⚓ the length of the coast is 250 m,
⚓ depth along the coast is from 3m-9m,
⚓ the port has 40 berths,
⚓ the maximum length of mooring yachts is 30 m,
⚓ has 8 service cabinets for water and single-phase electricity 220 V, 50 Hz,
⚓ if necessary, there is a diver,
⚓does not perform repairs or take wastewater from the vessel,
⚓ no maritime pilotage required,
⚓ petrol pump for boats (Euro diesel, Eurosuper 95 and all types of lubricants)
⚓ no tax-free fuel.
In Montenegro tax-free diesel is available for private and commercial yachts.
In addition to the existing three fuel stations for tax-free diesel in Montenegro, another one has started operating. The new fuel station is located in the D-Marin Portonovi marina.
FUEL DOCK IN PORTONOVI
1. pier – length 70m and draft 9m
2. pier – length 35m and draft 12m
Quantity limitation: no limit
Working hours: 8:00 to 20:00 hrs
We remind you that, in addition to the Portonovi marina, duty-free fuel is also available in the Marina Porto Montenegro, Marina Bar and Port of Bar.
Important note: A valid vignette and a stamp with the yacht’s details (name of the yacht, registration number, and port of registry engraved in it) are required to acquire duty-free fuel. Upon completion of tax-free bunkering the yacht must leave the territorial waters of Montenegro without delay, except in some unexpected emergency situation with the allowance from custom and police authorities.
By standard retail prices of fuel, you can supply your vessel in Port of Kotor and Dukley Marina Budva.
D-MARIN PORTONOVI MARINA
Location: 42°44''N, 18° 59''E
D-Marin Portonovi marina, guarantee the highest yachting standards for your yacht.
This marina has a status border crossing. Here you can finish all formalities with customs and port authorities on arrival and departure from Montenegro. Also, there is the possibility of short-term and long-term berthing.
⚓ 238 berths, up to 120m
⚓ Support for deep draft yachts
⚓ Fuel station (including duty-free fuel supply)
⚓ Helipad access
⚓ 24-hour check-in/check-out (Border Cross)
⚓ 24-hour water supply
⚓ 24-hour power supply (up to 630A)
⚓ 24-hour dock assistance
⚓ Toilets and shower
⚓ Underground garage and car park
⚓ Wi-Fi connection
⚓ Black and grey water disposal
⚓ Oil waste disposal
⚓ Other services on demand
If you planning to visit Montenegro feel free to contact us to learn what our knowledgeable staff can do for you! We look forward to providing you the ultimate yachting experience in Montenegro.
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
GPS Coordinates: 42° 22′ 25.72″N, 18° 35′ 47.27″E
One of the places that you must visit, while sailing the Montenegrin coast, is the Blue Cave (Plava Spilja) on the Lustica peninsula in Boka Bay.
You can get to it only from the seaside. The cave is located about 4.5 NM from marina Lustica Bay, 7 NM from marina Portonovi, 10.5 NM from marina Porto Montenegro. From the port of Kotor, the Blue Cave is the distance by 17 nautical miles.
This is one of the most impressive sea caves in Montenegro.
Massive rock cave with reflective blue water about five meters deep that is great for boat tours, snorkeling, kayaking and swimming.
The area of the Blue Cave is about 300 square meters. The water is between 3 meters and 5 meters deep, with 9 meters above sea level vault.
This cave can only be reached by yacht, tender or kayak. There are two entrances that allow for the smaller boats to enter the cave.
Visit and admire the reflection of blue light.
After Blue Cave, on coming back to one of the marinas in the Bay of Boka Kotorska you can see the Mamula fortress, visit fishing village Rose and other interesting places.