This seaside resort and its vicinity of Montenegro is not just beloved for its numerous sights, but for its pleasant climate too. For further information read our article if you are planning sailing in Herceg Novi. Moreover, you will get some tips on how to make a one-week itinerary. Visit this marvellous coastal town and its vicinity.
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Weather of Herceg Novi: Pleasant climate
- Ports around Herceg Novi
- Sail in Herceg Novi! Herceg Novi sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Herceg Novi: a one-week sailing plan
- 7 days Herceg Novi sailing itinerary (longer)
- Marine gas near Herceg Novi, boat gas stations around Montenegro
Tourists can enjoy a pleasant, mild climate in this resort. Summers are usually warm and dry, winters are fairly mild. The highest average temperature is 29.4 °C in July and August whereas the lowest is 4.8 °C in January. The wettest month is November, the driest is July. Besides, in summer you can feel the cool wind, the mistral, in the region. If you are keen on swimming, August is the best month with a sea temperature of 25 °C. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Herceg Novi.
Port of Herceg Novi
D-Marin Portonovi Marina has 238 berths for yachts of maximum 120 metres. The depth of the sea is a maximum of 20 metres. The marina awaits boatmen with several facilities: fuel station, outstanding coffee shops, cocktail bars and restaurants. Rent a boat in Herceg Novi
Port of Tivat
The Porto Montenegro has helped Tivat to become a prosperous town since it is visited by the richest people in the world. It has 450 berths, and it can accommodate the largest luxury yachts. The complex includes residences, restaurants, boutiques, the five-star Regent Porto Montenegro Hotel and many other facilities. Rent a boat in Tivat.
Port of Kotor
The port of Kotor is also known as Luka Kotor or Cattaro. It can accommodate up to 30 boats, up to 30 metres in length. The maximum depth of the seabed is 8.5 metres. The protected port offers many high-quality services. It has drinking water, electricity, a laundry, a bar and a restaurant. You can refuel and do maintenance. Moreover, you can even get medical help if needed. Information about sailing in Kotor, or yacht rental in Kotor.
Port of Budva
This protected port is also known as Dukley Marina Budva. It has 300 berths, can accommodate boats up to 40 metres in length. The maximum depth is 4 metres, If you get hungry, there is a bar and a restaurant at the site of the port. The excellent services include a laundry, a refuelling station and maintenance. Rent a boat in Budva.
Port of Bar
Bar is the largest and most important port in Montenegro, in the southern part of the country. The place is also known as Luka Bar. The port consists of several sections: the port for scheduled vessels, the port for private vessels, commercial vessels and a military port. There are more than 600 berths for vessels up to 35 metres. The depth of the seabed is 8 metres. There is a restaurant on-site, WiFi and maintenance are available. Furthermore, a sailing school also operates in the port. Information about sailing in Bar, or rent a boat in Bar.
Our cruise commences from Herceg Novi touches other seaside resorts of Montenegro and returns to the original starting-off point.
Day 1. Herceg Novi – Zelenika
3, 66 km (2, 27 mi)
The quiet village can be an excellent alternative to some of the most popular resorts in the area. The most beautiful beach is Lalovina, which is famous for its crystal clear waters. The rocky coastline is surrounded by lush green vegetation. In this village, you can visit the oldest church in the area, the Holy Trinity Church. Spend the night in the port of Zelenika.
Day 2. Zelenika – Zlatna Luka bay
10, 46 km (6, 50 mi)
If you would like to make this sailing trip especially memorable, visiting the nearby Blue Cave will be an unforgettable experience. The cave offers a spectacular sight, as the colour of the crystal clear water turns into a breathtaking shade of blue thanks to the light coming through the openings. Drop anchor here and spend a night in this quiet bay.
Day 3. Zlatna Luka bay- Bigova
11, 22 km (6, 97 mi)
This small fishing village is in a protected bay, making the port exceptionally safe for boats. Bigova is especially recommended for water sports enthusiasts as well as those who are looking for a relaxing holiday. The main attractions are the Grabovac Fortress and the Church of St. Nicholas. There are many restaurants in the town where you can try chorba, the popular fish soup.
Day 4. Bigova – Budva
20, 59 (12, 80 mi)
Budva is Montenegro’s largest seaside town with 17 beaches. It is extremely rich not only in natural beauties but also in historical monuments. The most important monument in the city is the Fortress of St. Mary, also known as the Citadel. Visit the restaurant on the first floor, which has a spacious terrace. A wonderful view awaits you here over the seashore and the St. Nicholas Island. The town becomes a cultural centre during summer, housing several theatre plays and events. Read more about what to do in Budva or Budva sailing. Check our boats: Rent a boat in Budva.
Day 5. Budva – Sveti Nikola island
1, 49 km (4 894, 40 feet)
There is a thick forest with deer, mouflons, rabbits, and pheasants around Budva. Its name, also its church’s name, derives from the sailor’s patron saint. The island’s pebble-stoned beach is the Hawaii beach divided into three parts. Regarding catering, there are bars, cafés, and a popular fish restaurant.
Day 6. Sveti Nikola island – Bar
27, 96 km (17, 37 mi)
Actually, Stari Bar is one of Bar’s most visited sights lying about 4 km. The ruins of the city that is unpopulated nowadays can still be seen in the mountains. You can explore the former temples, Turkish baths and the drainage system. Bar is famous for its olive oil production; moreover, here stands Europe’s oldest oil tree, the about 2000-year old Stara Maslina. Read more about what to do in Bar or Sailing in Bar. Check our boats: Rent a boat in Bar.
Day 7. Bar – Mamula-island – Herceg Novi
61, 74 km (38, 36 mi)
Our next stop is the round Mamula island with a diameter of 200 m that lies by the entrance of the bay of Kotor. Originally it was called Lastavica although it got its new name after Lazar Mamula, a general during the time of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy who built a fortress here. This functioned as a prison previously, though, it is under renovation now. Based on the plans there will be a gallery, restaurants and a watersport club in the complex.
After handing over our ship we still have a bit of time it is worth visiting Herceg Novi. Owing to its pleasant weather and thick, Mediterranean flora many tourists choose it as a holiday destination. It is also a perfect place to start your tour to the Blue Cave. For history fans, the most popular sights of Herceg Novi are Clock Tower, Kanli Kula fortress and Forte Mare fortress. The most highly-rated restaurants in the port are Konoba Feral and Tri Lipe. Read more about what to do in Herceg Novi
Day 1. Herceg Novi (Harbor) – Tivat (Porto Montenegro) 13, 76 km (8, 55 mi), Day 2. Tivat (Porto Montenegro) – Zlatna Luka 19, 57 km (12, 16 mi), Day 3. Zlatna Luka – Cavtat (Harbor) 40, 67 km (25, 27 mi), Day 4. Cavtat (Harbor) – Dubrovnik (ACI Marina) 23, 13 km (14, 38 mi), Day 5. Dubrovnik (ACI Marina) – Sudurad 18, 48 km (11, 48 mi), Day 6. Sudurad – Mljet Island (Sobra) 28, 29 km (17, 58 mi), Day 7. Mljet Island (Sobra) – Mamula Island – Herceg Novi 97, 10 km (60, 33 mi).
- TIVAT – Porto Montenegro: Depth: 12 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 42.433897, 18.691430
- KOTOR: Depth: 8.5 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 42.426348, 18.767266,
- HERCEG NOVI – Portonovi Marina: Depth: 20 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 42.433903, 18.603754
- BUDVA – Dukley Marina: Depth: 4 m, Working time: from May 1st through October 1st from 8-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.279906, 18.838321
- BAR – AD Marina: Depth: 5 m, Working time: 7-20, GPS Coordinates: 42.098617, 19.088010
- DUBROVNIK, ACI Marina: Depth: 4m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 42.670687, 18.127007
- DUBROVNIK, Orsan: Depth: 3, 7-4, 9 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.660463, 18.079714
- SOBRA, MLJET: Depth: 5m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.740951, 17.598208
- LASTOVO: Depth: 2, 5-4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.745218, 16.824718
- ACI Marina KORCULA: Depth: 3, 5m, GPS Coordinates: 42.956744, 17.138561
- VELA LUKA: Depth: 3-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.959407, 16.714213
If you love the sea and prefer the pleasant weather accompanied by the cool mistral wind, Herceg Novi is an excellent choice. Visit other coastal towns of Montenegro boasting of their interesting sites and try the delicious local meals. Find more Montenegro sailing destinationsHELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT