The town is very popular among tourists travelling to Montenegro due to its pleasant climate, beautiful beaches and wonderful natural surroundings. In this article, you can find out which months are the best for sailing in Tivat, and we even give you some tips for planning a 1-week sailing itinerary. Visit the town, the magnificent port and discover the picturesque region!
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Weather in Tivat: Pleasant climate
- Ports around Tivat
- Sail in Tivat! Tivat sailing itineraries:
- Sailing around Tivat: 1-week sailing itinerary
- Tivat sailing: 7-day sailing tour (longer)
- Marine gas near Tivat, boat gas stations around Montenegro
This holiday resort has pleasant, mild weather with warm, dry summers and mild winters. The highest average temperature in July and August is 28 °C, the lowest in January is -1 °C. Maximum rainfall occurs in November. If you do not insist on visiting in the high season, Tivat is a perfect destination from April up until October. The temperature of the sea can reach up to 25°C in August. Check the sailing conditions and wind rose diagram of Tivat.
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 the 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
It 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, for 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 journey starts in Tivat, and after visiting the best holiday resorts in Montenegro, we return here.
Day 1. Tivat (Porto Montenegro) – Zlatna Luka-bay
19,31 km (12,00 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 2. Zlatna Luka – 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 3. Bigova – Herceg Novi
20,57 km (12,78 mi)
Our next destination is Herceg Novi, which has a 7-kilometres long beach promenade. The sandy beach called Igalo attracts tourist from May to October. The Bellavista Square in the Old Town is a popular meeting spot for locals. The main attraction in Herceg Novi is the Sea Fortress, built on a rocky cliff, which today functions as a summer theatre and disco. Once a prison, Kanli Kula has also been transformed into an open-air stage.Read more about what to do in Herceg Novi or Sailing in Herceg Novi. Check our boats: Rent a boat in Herceg Novi.
Day 4. Herceg Novi – Bijela
11,63 km (7,22 mi)
This village lies on the northern coast of Bay of Kotor, at the Strait of Verige. The most famous landmark is the Bijela Adriatic Shipyard, Montenegro’s largest ship maintenance company. If you would like to eat something special, you should visit the oyster farm, located between Bijela and Kamenari where you can try this delicacy.
Day 5. Bijela – Risan
8,29 km (5,15 mi)
Risan’s tiny pebble beach, the Plaza Kolumbarina is 100 metres long. If you are in town, visit the Banja monasteries and the Roman mosaics. You can find the Sopot Cave near Morinj. Since it is quite dark and cold inside, take a flashlight and warm clothes with you.
Day 6. Risan – Dobrota (A Day Out on Yacht Monty B)
13,09 km (8,13 mi)
Considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in the Bay of Kotor, Dobrota is much quieter than the neighbouring Kotor. You can find some palace that remained in excellent conditions like Tripkovića, Dabinovića, Ivanovića, Radoničića or Miloševića. The St. Matthew’s Church, built in the 17th century, is also a must-see. You can see Giovanni Bellini’s famous picture called Madonna and Child. What makes the Church of St. Elijay special is that it is Montenegro’s oldest architectural monument. If you get hungry, choose the Konoba Portun Restaurant.
16,13 km (10,02 mi)
For nature lovers, the Lovćen National Park is a must-see. In addition to the rich flora and fauna, you will also find buildings of cultural and historical significance. For an exceptional gastronomic experience, choose Galion at the southern end of town. It is one of the best restaurants and offers breathtaking views over the Old Town and the port from its terrace.
After returning out a yacht and we have some time, take a look around Tivat. It is very popular thanks to the pleasant, mild climate and lush Mediterranean greenery. The Island of Flowers is connected with the mainland by a narrow isthmus, so you can walk here from town. You can admire the beautiful flowers on the island, and visit the remains of the Monastery of Holy Archangel Michael. Would you try the local delicacies? We recommend the Al Posto Giusto or the One restaurants. rEAD MORE ABOUT what to do in Tivat
Day 1. Tivat (Porto Montenegro) – Herceg Novi (Harbor) 13,76 km (8,55 mi), Day 2. Herceg Novi (Harbor) – Cavtat (Harbor) 44,80 km (27,84 mi), Day 3. Cavtat (Harbor) – Dubrovnik (Orsan) 19,93 km (13,39 mi), Day 4. Dubrovnik (Orsan) – Sudurad 15,26 km (9,48 mi), Day 5. Sudurad – Mljet Island (Sobra) 28,29 km (17,58 mi), Day 6. Mljet Island (Sobra) – Zlatna Luka 91,44 km (56,82 mi),Day 7. Zlatna Luka – Rose – Tivat 19,05 km (11,84 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 are a true sea lover, Tivat is a great destination thanks to its pleasant climate. Visit the nearby holiday resorts, which also boast many tourist attractions, and taste the high-quality dishes of the local gastronomy. Find more Montenegro sailing destinationsHELP ME TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT BOAT