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Montenegro  Montenegro - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +1, summer time UTC +2 end March to end September.

Yachting Essentials

Electricity

Voltage: 220 V
Frequency: 50 Hz

Fuel

It is possible to take on duty-free fuel prior to departing Montenegro. Note however that you must leave as soon as fuel has been taken on board. Porto Montenegro in Kotor is reported to be well organised in this matter.

Provisions

There is a better variety and quality of food here than anywhere else in the Mediterranean. The supermarkets are well stocked, particularly the delicatessens with cheeses and cured meats.

Money

Euro (official currency although not a member of the official Eurozone).

ATMs in most towns. Credit cards widely accepted.

Communications

International Dialing Code for Montenegro is +382. (old phone code +381 is NO LONGER IN USE)

Mobile phone: Roaming agreements exist with most international mobile phone companies. Coverage is mostly good.

Internet: Internet cafes can be found in the main towns and cities.

Transport

When using taxis, it is possible to negotiate fares where a meter is not in use. You should only use taxis that are officially marked.

Diplomatic Missions

Emergencies

Police - Dial 122
Firemen - Dial 123
Medical emergency services - Dial 124

Publications

IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for Noonsite.com users via World Cruising Club

Mediterranean Almanac 2017/18
By Rod and Lucinda Heikell (10th Edition)
Publisher Imray
See this Noonsite review of previous edition.

Adriatic Pilot
By Trevor and Dinah Thompson
Publisher: Imray (7th edition 2016)
ISBN: 9781846236907
This is the standard guide to Croatia and the neighbouring countries of Slovenia, Montenegro and Albania. It also provides coverage of the eastern coast of Italy and is the only guide to the Venice Lagoon and harbours adjacent to Istria.

Harbour Guide (Croatia, Montenegro and Slovenia)
By E Glaumann, J Hermansson, & P Hotvedt
Published by Imray (1st edn 2016)
A Harbour Guide to Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro, which covers the coasts of those countries and their islands. Each harbour is presented on its own page aerial photos annotated to show approach lines and anchoring places.

777 Harbours and Anchorages - Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro and Albania
By Anna and Rod Bailey
Publisher Edizioni Magnamare (6th edition 2014)
777 contains detailed, up-to-date information on more than 1000 ports and anchorages, as well as the technical details which are of most interest to pleasure yachters: the phone numbers of the Marinas and Harbourmaster's offices, the facilities available, mooring facilities, where to buy provisions. Besides the main harbours, there are charts showing solitary, nearly unknown coves; this result was achieved thanks to the patience and precision of the author. Slso contains a few hints and coves which were added to the original book, thanks to the contributions by editors, Piero and Silvia Magnabosco.

Montenegro Ministry of Tourism

A useful site for sailing information for Albania & Montenegro www.jimbsail.info/drupal/mediterranean/adriatic/montenegro-albania

RYA Report on a cruise in Montenegro.

Update History

September 2017: Duty free fuel update from Steve Brown.
January 2016: Formalities and fees updated.
June 2015: Cruising Permit Fees confirmed by Government Liason Officer at Port Montenegro.
May 2015: Publications reviewed and updates.
January 2014: Formalities checked.
Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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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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