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By No owner — last modified Sep 25, 2017 01:22 PM

Montenegro  Montenegro - Profile

Facts

  • In June 2006 the people of Montenegro voted to become independent and no longer be allied to the Serbian republic in the union of "Serbia and Montenegro".
  • The main attraction of Montenegro's coast is the spectacular Gulf of Kotor, the longest fjord in southern Europe, and long sandy beaches around the popular resorts of Budva and Ulcinj.
  • A cruising permit is required for Montenegro. It is available on arrival. The cost has varied in the last few years; sometimes expensive, sometimes less so.
  • Fuel is however cheap and new marina facilities are on the increase.

Security

Montenegro is a safe destination for travellers, although it is wise to take sensible precautions against street crime in the towns and cities, as you would in any country.

Weather

Montenegro Weather Forecast.

For links to free global weather information, forecast services and extreme weather information see the Noonsite Weather Page.

Main Ports

Bar * , Budva * , Herceg Novni , Kotor * , Perast , Petrovac , Risan * , Tivat * , Ulcinj , Zelenika *

* indicates port of entry

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steve77
steve77 says:
Sep 23, 2017 11:45 AM

We visited Montenegro and loved it. This is a beautiful country and I highly recommend it. A few observations - the port authorities in Bar were extremely helpful and friendly. Also, the restroom facilities in Bar deserve special mention. I believe they were cleaned three times a day. These had to be the cleanest facilities we have seen anywhere.

As noted previously, it is possible to purchase duty-free fuel after clearing out. HOWEVER, the fuel dock in Bar would not sell us duty-free fuel unless we procured the services of an agent. This was a cost of 100 euros. Although we did save money even after the 100 euro fee was included, it still irritated me that this was required.

Roby55
Roby55 says:
Jul 17, 2016 11:34 AM

Just spent a few days in Montenegro, wonderful. Used Tivat as Port of Entry, the customs dock is just on the left of Marina Porto Montenegro. Not quick but everybody very nice and helpful. Purchased vignette for one week at 38 Euros (17m sailboat).

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jul 14, 2015 02:45 PM

Posted on behalf of Tony Olin:
Montenegro, one can purchase diesel at 60 cents per litre, however, one must have made an appointment at the fuel dock and have evidence of clearing out with customs, then must be leaving Montenegro, ideal for motor boats.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Jun 18, 2015 01:05 PM

SY DeDanaan is 16 meters, total cost for one month was €225.

SY DeDanann.
SY DeDanann. says:
Jun 14, 2015 08:29 PM

We arrived from Albania at the port of Ulcinj late in the evening, we tied up on the town quay for the night, tried calling the HM on VHF 16/12, no reply, the next morning 10.00 just as we were about to leave for port of Bar to clear in for one months cruising, HM comes along and asks where we have come from, we tell him Albania, and now heading for Bar to clear in, he tells us to stay and calls the police, they come and advise that we are in breach of there immigration laws by not going straight to Bar, I am taken to the local police station and fined €275, then police take me back to boat to see that we leave immediately, they were not at all nice and quite enjoyed the experience, I then had to pay another €225 for their cruising permit for one month. Welcome to Montenegro.

info@yachtagent.me
info@yachtagent.me says:
Sep 10, 2015 01:40 PM

You are absolutely right Zenit, there is no need to pay in that case vignette for 6 months period.
If you want to moor your boat in some marina, you just take 24 hours vignette on arrival, moored it and buy another one on departure after 6 months :)

Zenit
Zenit says:
Aug 27, 2014 05:48 PM

It is better to know that the cruising permit must be paid for your cruising period in Montenegro waters . If you will arrive to Montenegro you will have to pay for 1 week cruising permit minimum , but if you will decide to stay at the marina 6 months without move ,you do not need to buy 6 months cruising permit.

Bill&Judy Rouse
Bill&Judy Rouse says:
Jun 25, 2014 03:51 PM

LPG Refills in Tivat, Near Porto Montenegro---
We were able to refill a US type LPG bottle and an EU (Blue) bottle at a LPG/Diesel/Petrol filling station on the road between Porto Montenegro and the Tivat airport.

We went by dinghy to the Navar Marina at 42 25.142 18 42.496. We asked the marina personnel to call at Taxi to take us to the LPG filling station. The cab took us out of the marina and turned right on the main road to the airport. We traveled about 500 meters to a diesel/petrol/LPG filling station on the right side. Cab fare 1.40 euro. While we waited a few minutes, they filled 1 each 10# US aluminum bottle and 1 each EU blue bottle for 11 euro total. Taxi back to the marina 1.40 euro.
Bill
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