Mobility

Whilst you do not need a high level of fitness to enjoy a Day out on Monty B, a sailing boat is an active environment and you need to consider whether it is suitable for you. For example, we will usually be picking you up in our sturdy tender (RIB) so you will need to be able to get yourself in and out of a small boat.

A good way of assessing this is whether you can sit down on the floor and get yourself up again, unaided.  Or, for instance, if you had to, could you climb out of a window in an emergency? If the answer to either of these is “no”, then unfortunately this trip is not suitable for you. This is for safety reasons.

To access the toilet below deck, you will need to get up and down the equivalent of a short step ladder.

We will go out of our way to accommodate older folk with restricted mobility or people with a disability (please email us and we will be happy to advise). However, if your mobility or balance is affected due to obesity, this trip is not suitable for you.

We reserve the right to refuse entry to the boat to anybody who we feel could endanger themselves or other people.

Children under 8 years old

Babies are fine on the boat as they generally sleep for the duration. However, toddlers and very young children find the restriction in their movements around the boat difficult to cope with after 1-2 hours. For this reason, we do not usually recommend this trip for children under eight years of age.

In less busy periods, we can sometimes organise a shorter two-hour trip which is more suitable so please contact us in this instance.

Dog allergies / fear

If you have an allergy to dogs that you can’t medicate sufficiently, this trip is not suitable for you. If you are worried about being with the dogs, this is another matter and we are confident that a day spent with Mollie and Louis is enough to cure anyone of dog phobias! They are very laid back and friendly towards towards all our guests, especially children.

Food allergies / intolerance

Please advise us in advance of any food allergies / intolerance or if you require a special diet and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

Your start and end points will be specified in your Booking Confirmation.

Our trips starting in Kotor usually pick up from the war memorial (obelisk style monument visible from the water) in the town park, which is around the corner from the harbour office.  This will be specified in your Booking Confirmation so please check for details.

We will try to pick you up from a convenient location for the itinerary of the trip you have chosen. Often, this can be at your accommodation.

We try to be as flexible as possible and we will discuss a plan for your day with you by email when you book.

Our trips starting in Tivat normally pick up from opposite the town beach, but all details including maps will be in the booking confirmation.

Similarly, trips ending in Kotor will be in the harbour; and ending in Tivat, by the town quay by the taxi rank. We may also be able to drop off at a restaurant or your accommodation.

Please note that logistics and weather play a big part in sailing trips which is why we ask you to contact us the day before the trip, but we are very good at organising this so don’t worry!

During the warmer months, we ask everyone to remove their shoes when coming on board and going barefoot is the most practical option.  If this is a problem for you, let us know before your trip and we will suggest an alternative.

During the warmer months, we ask everyone to remove their shoes when coming on board and going barefoot is the most practical option.  If this is a problem for you, let us know before your trip and we will suggest an alternative.

Everything!  Our prices are for the boat – not per person.  It includes all of the usual hidden costs (fuel, cleaning, skipper, etc).  We provide cold, filtered drinking water, some soft drinks and refreshing shandy, plus complimentary gin and tonics (or other if preferred) at sundown.

We serve a healthy, seasonal snack platter to keep the nibbles at bay; which becomes a memorable picnic when on the wooden deck of a yacht!

Essentials

  • Suncream (not the spray suncreams, as most of it ends up on the deck rather than you!)
  • Hat
  • Towel and swimming gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Armbands etc for non-swimmers

Desirables

  • Sarong / long sleeved top for sun protection / breezy days
  • Camera
  • ipod/MP3 player USB connector, if you want to play your own music through our stereo – we have a portable, blue-tooth / usb speaker that’s very good
  • Some people like to read but there’s rarely time!
  • Additional drinks and snacks if you want
  • Ice

Absolutely!  There is so much for them to join in with: they can helm (steer), learn the ropes and help us run the boat.  We can teach basic sail training and show them how the electronics work. They love the swimming stops – trying out frightening-looking, ambitious diving from the boat and paddling around in the kayak.

Alternatively, there is plenty of space for them to sit in peace, with their iPods on, enjoying the scenery / staring into the nether distance.

There really is something for everyone, that is the great thing about it.

There are more photo opportunities than they can imagine!

Monty B is a beautiful, solidly built ocean-going yacht. She is our home and we are very proud of her. We have spent eight years renovating her and she continues to be a work in progress and is a “living boat” with two friendly dogs on board.  A day’s cruising around the Boka certainly feels like a luxury experience but we are not a “luxury yacht charter”.  Neither do we wear uniforms or tug forelocks when you come on board! 🙂 For that you will need to pay (someone else) a lot more money!

Please bear this in mind when you book your trip. We are a very friendly, genuine and hospitable team by nature, and we will do everything we can to make your experience as wonderful as possible.

We provide a healthy (ish!) snack platter of nibbles.

All food is prepared on board and included in the price of your day.

If you want to bring additional snacks, feel free.

If you have any allergies or dietary requirements that we should know about, please let us know before your trip and we will make sure that the food served is suitable for you.

Monty B is a safe, sturdy boat and if you cannot swim, this is not a problem.

We have buoyancy aids which we have successfully used with less-confident adult swimmers, enabling them to enjoy the water.  You can stay permanently attached to the boat with a lifeline when you are in the water and it is easy to get in and out of the water using our swimming ladder.

The sea here is very buoyant and we have man-overboard equipment and training.

No, we do not permit fishing from the boat.

We can comfortably accommodate up to six people on Monty B.  This is for your safety and comfort.

In special circumstances, we occasionally take one or two extra guests. However, this does mean that for safety reasons, we will not guarantee to get the sails up or provide everyone with continuous shade.  We add a surcharge for more than four adult guests.

We have lifejackets on board, for use in the event of emergency.  We also have children’s lifejackets which we can provide for general use if required.

If your child requires a buoyancy aid for swimming, please bring this with you. Our lifejackets are not suitable for this use.

Below decks, our boat is set up as a fantastic living area for us but it is not suitable for larger groups so we do not currently operate overnight trips.

We do have some good contacts here in Montenegro who do offer longer charters and we are happy to put you in contact with them.

We welcome well-behaved children on board and we find our trips work best with children of eight years old and over.  However, if you do have a younger child and you still wish to do our trip, if you think they can cope with having their movement restricted for four hours then we may make an exception. Please email us to discuss.

Babies are not a problem; we find them a shady space and they tend to sleep for most of the trip.

We do serve alcohol on board (though this is not a “Booze Cruise”!).  We are happy to provide a complimentary beer or glass of wine with food, plus sundown wouldn’t be the same without a G&T.

If you would like to bring additional alcohol on board, feel free. As refrigeration space is limited, please try to bring drinks already chilled and we will endeavour to keep them so! If you can bring ice or a frozen water bottle, that’s a bonus too.