Submarines spotted in the Bay of Kotor?

The Bay of Kotor was famous for centuries for its sailing ships and maritime heritage. The museums at Tivat, Perast and Kotor are packed to the gunwales with models and memorabilia, and the beautiful little church, Our Lady of the Rock, has hundreds of icons donated by grateful sailors or sorrowing relatives of those who never returned.

icon at Our Lady of the Rock

An icon in the little church Our Lady of Rock, a boat ride away from Perast.

But now there appears to be a novel way of visiting the villages and towns around the Boka, and experiencing the heritage or just simply the stunning views from the water.

A few weeks ago we spotted two submarine-looking vessels floating alongside the pontoons in the marina at Kotor. And not yellow, but red.

Submarines in Bay of Kotor

New for this summer – submarine-style rides around the Bay of Kotor?


If you’re looking for the real thing, the maritime museum at Porto Montenegro in Tivat, has a fine Heroj class submarine you can crawl all over.

Submarines at Porto Montenegro

Take a trip around a real submarine. For a small fee you can crawl around this one at Porto Montenegro, and discover just how confined life is under the waves.