SUP SAFARI 2023
4 Days of Epic Paddling Along the Adriatic Coast
SUP Safaris are authentic adventures and the perfect balance of fun, fitness, and personal challenge. Safaris are for more experienced paddlers who seek to challenge their endurance levels
An epic paddling adventure each day
Guided paddling along the Adriatic Coast
We move each day by SUP, but your stuff moves to the next accommodation by magic.
Private rooms, ensuite
Local guesthouse or 3* hotels
Single or double occupancy
Start your day with a continental breakfast. There's also full kitchen available to use, and of course, local restaurants.
∞ Filtered Water
If you're arriving into Tivat, Kotor or Budva, we'll come and pick you up free of charge.
Transfers to/from Podgorica are available at a cost of €75 (up to 4 pax) or €100 (up to 8 pax) each way.
where you will PADDLE
the BAY & THE SEA
The 4-Day SUP Safari is an exploration of Montenegro's most beautiful coastline for skilled paddlers looking for a challenging yet comfortable touring adventure; no need to haul your gear, it will be transferred to the evening's accommodation so you can travel light and keep the focus on paddling. The first day takes in Kotor Bay, an iconic body of water and ends on the Adriatic Sea at one of Montenegro's historical maritime villages. Then, the balance of the safari is on the open sea and paddlers can expect a variety of conditions throughout the day. Swells, short standing waves, and a confused sea are some of the conditions that can be expected. The coastline is rugged, rocky with coves, caves and the occasional spit of rocky beach. The sea is undulating blue and green and inviting; frequent swimming is a great way to deal with the heat of the day. As we work our way south we'll see all manor of natural and cultural sites, definitely the best exploration of coastal Montenegro ever. For paddlers looking to spend more time in the area, either paddling or exploring on land with us, we can organize accommodations in the are prior to, or after the Safari.
DAy 1-The bay
The day starts with a relatively flat water paddle in the lee of prevailing southerly winds as we hug the Krtole Obala before heading over to the far shore at Kumbor. The route explores submarine hides, and an beautiful monastery on an island. We'll stop for lunch with a few hour break as we take in Portonovi and Zelinka. We'll arrive at the charming fishing village of Rose at dusk for dinner and an overnight stay at Vila Niksevic. A relatively easy day, but approaching Rose late in the day, with wind on the nose, can mean the last 1000 meters can take the better part of an hour.
DAY 2-Blue Cave
Paddling from Rose on Day 2 around the tip of Lustica Peninsula towards the new 5* resort on Mamula Island; we may be a bit cheeky and stop by for a coffee. We'll then scoot over to the Arza Fortress and take a break at Arza beach before continuing on to the Blue Cave and then onto Kamp Veslo for lunch, where we will stop for a break of several hours. Later in the afternoon we'll head to the fishing village of Bigova arriving there around sunset. A lack of accommodations at Bigova requires us to transfer over Kotor for the evening and stay there at the Astoria Hotel in the old town.
We'll head back to Bigova at 7am make an early start toward Budva, making most of the calm morning sea. Today's route is a geological exploration of caves, cliffs, beaches and a chapel of St. Nikola built into a rocky outcrop. The has quite a few stops, about every 5k, breaking the tour into manageable distances, with a picnic lunch along the way. The day ends at Mogren Beach, Budva's gateway to the old city where we'll spend the evening carousing! We'll be staying at another Astoria Hotel in the center of the Old Town.
DAY 4-Sveti Stefan
Today we paddle out past Sveti Nikola Island, Montenegro's largest Island and home a population of deer. We'll head to diminutive Sveti Stefan Island which was as a haven for pirates 500 years ago, and later became a fortified home for wealthy Venetian families. Between 1934 and 1936 it was rebuilt as "Villa Miločer" and most recently it was an award winning Aman Hotel. From Sveti Stefan we'll paddle down the coast to Petrovac passing several beaches where we'll take breaks for swimming. Today's tour ends with a farewell afternoon lunch before transferring to our next adventures.