Sailing Through Kotor Bay, Including the Best Sunset I Have Ever Seen

I’m surprised to say that one of my favourite experiences whilst cruising this summer was on board the ship: sailing through the bay of Kotor, Montenegro. Waking up at 5:30 (which you think I’d be used to by now!) to witness the 2 hour sail in was completely worth the bags under my eyes. The views either side were incredible.




The sea was lined with mountainous hills where picturesque villages lay at the bottom. There were some fantastic-looking houses along the edge of the water and I imagined what it must be like to live there or have one as a holiday home. Waking up to that view everyday must be happiness itself.



When the sun was out the mountains seemed to shimmer.


Me and my partner Mike were overwhelmed by the beauty around us.



We were lucky enough to be sailing back through the bay at sunset. The way the red light hit the top of these rocks was something I’ve never seen before. It didn’t look real.


And the other side of the ship wasn’t bad to look at either. I think it deserves my vote of the best sunset I have ever seen.





  1. April 1, 2017 / 10:57 am

    “At sea” days are actually my favorite part of cruises for this very reason! These pictures ar STUNNING!

  2. April 1, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    Wow, these pictures are really stunning. I already heard that Montenegro looks really nice and you just showed proof of that. I also find that the landscape looks a lot like Greece, especially around the Ionian islands.

  3. Leigh | Campfires & Concierges
    April 1, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    Wow, those are really stunning views all around! This is one part of the planet I haven’t visited, but would love to – hopefully sooner than later!

  4. April 1, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    thats beautiful, really 🙂 I never sailed or have been on a boat really (unless you count a ferry) but I heard already a lot that sunset and sunrises are the best seen from the sea! Or a lake I guess 🙂

  5. April 1, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    This is an amazing landscape. Something from a movie! I hope to see a place like this sometime in my lifetime!

  6. April 2, 2017 / 3:16 am

    We too have sailed into Kotor at Sunrise – twice – an so it is indeed truly breathtakingly. One of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world

  7. pennyglobetrove
    April 2, 2017 / 6:14 am

    I’ve always wanted to go on a cruise. I want to watch life pass by at my pace and not hurry around visiting famous spots. Don’t get me wrong. I love my flurry of activity but sometimes you need a break.

  8. April 2, 2017 / 2:49 pm

    Beautiful photos! And I agree, I used to work in cruising and waking at 5:30am is total worth it for the great views and quiet ship!

  9. Renee Hahnel
    April 2, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Wow, what beautiful views! That sunset in particular looked mind blowing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  10. April 3, 2017 / 7:07 pm

    Oh wow, so beautiful! I haven’t heard much about this trip but I definitely want to look into it now!

  11. Vrithi Pushkar
    April 4, 2017 / 2:57 am

    We visited Kotor last year and it sure is breathtaking. I love the scenery in Montenegro with the hills and mountains and also the ocean all in one frame. That sunset does look amazing.

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