Hope Fishing Boat

Explore the stunning Montenegrin coast centered near the picturesque Adriatic pearl – Budva. Whether you are a passionate fisherman or just want to enjoy nature, join Hope Fishing Boat. Don’t miss your chance to grab the catch of your life! You can choose between relaxing recreational tours and adrenaline-filled Big Game Tuna fishing for more adventurous anglers.

Even though he’s young, the charismatic captain and guide Ivan, has over 17 years of fishing experience. The stunning Adriatic coastline is home to hundreds of fish species, and you can search for them with the selfless help of your captain.

You’ll be fishing from a 43’ handmade Hope Fishing boat with 2 engines (230 HP each), completely renovated in 2020. Its hull and cabin are built out of high-quality fiberglass, covered with mahogany and oak wood. This vessel is equipped with the latest electronic devices, WiFi, speakers, safety gear, first aid kit, and fishing tackle. The boat provides comfortable fishing space for up to 15 anglers (but more can join as spectators). "Hope" has an anchoring system to make sure you stay rooted to the fishing grounds. A drink cooler is fitted on board, as well as a fish box to make sure your catch stays fresh during the day. This boat also has a toilet, shower, 2 cabins, kitchen, gas grill, and sun deck up to 5 persons.

The main difference between Hope Fishing Boat and others is the luxury they provide! Here you can fish with a glass of scotch on ice, cognac, cold beer, or soda, with a Cuban cigar in your hand. And the trip price covers it all!

But there is more! Have you ever heard of Hook n Cook? Capt. Ivan will prepare the fish you’ve caught with fresh prawns on the boat! A feast on the boat with the freshest fish out there – it can hardly go better than that!

Get ready for the journey of a lifetime with Hope Fishing Boat! If you think you don’t have any fishing skills, wait to meet Capt. Ivan. Legend says that nobody ever left “Hope” without catching a trophy.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Budva–Boka Bay Round Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $844
    up to 10 persons
    + $57
    each additional person
    Are you looking for a whole day sailing & fishing adventure? You found a perfect one! Explore the unique Montenegrin coast and hidden gems, enjoy panoramic sightseeing on old medieval fortresses in Boka Bay and get to know some of the best beaches in the Adriatic Sea. Your stay won’t be just about sailing and fishing. Capt. Ivan guarantees unforgettable and unique experience, and he is willing to prepare fish you caught or any other meat and cook it right there on the boat. It doesn't get better than that
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Big Game Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $731
    up to 12 persons
    + $57
    each additional person
    Are you looking for luxury Big Game fishing? You have found the perfect vessel! The main difference between Hope Fishing Boat and others is the hedonism they provide! While you are fishing, you can enjoy in scotch on ice with a Cuban cigar in your hand. Best of all – this is already included in the price! But there is more. Have you ever heard of Hook 'n' Cook? After plentiful fishing, during your swimming or sunbathing, Captain Ivan will prepare caught prey with fresh prawns on the boat!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Big Game Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $507
    up to 12 persons
    + $57
    each additional person
    Is your biggest dream to catch gigantic Tuna, Shark or Swordfish? Capt. Ivan can make your dream come true! Explore the astonishing Montenegrin coast and Budva region and enjoy in a Big Game on Hope Fishing Boat with a guide who guarantees you an amazing and unique experience. After plenty of fishing, during your swimming or sunbathing, he will prepare caught prey with fresh prawns on the boat! Could it be better than that? Book it on time and be ready for enjoyment you’ll never forget.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Fishing & Picnic Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    up to 15 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    Catch your own fish and taste it on board. Enjoy this unique private cruise in Budva, featuring the flavors of Montenegro. Combining sunbathing, swimming, and beautiful nature, this boat tour can provide you all of that and much more! The main difference between Hope Fishing Boat and others is the luxury! While fishing, enjoy a glass of scotch on ice, cognac, cold beer, or soda with a Cuban cigar in your hand. Best of all – this is already included in the price!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $338
    up to 15 persons
    + $40
    each additional person
    Catch your own fish and taste it on board with this 4-hour fishing excursion. Fish, swim, and cruise around Montenegrin pearl Budva. We are going to sail near the amazing beaches Mogren, Jaz, and Trsteno, along the coast of St. Nicola Island (popularly called Hawaii) and fascinating peninsula St. Stefan. Your stay won’t be just about swimming and fishing. Captain Ivan guarantees you’ll catch a prey, and he will prepare a fish you caught and cook it right there on a boat. Could it be better than that?

About the Captain

Ivan Petkovic
Budva, Montenegro
I was born and raised by the sea and from my childhood surrounded by sailors and fishermen. I started very young, as a boy. First, that was just a curiosity, but when I caught my first big prey, it became much more than a hobby. Now, sailing and fishing are my true passion and love. I also have some respectable awards from international competitions (1st place on Big Game Budva in 2017, and 2nd place on Big Game Budva in 2016). As a captain, I really enjoy looking people’s thrilled faces every time they catch some gigantic fish. For me, each boat trip is a chance to meet new friends and enjoy their company. That's the reason I admire my job.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dentex Dentex
Gilt-head (Seabream) Gilt-head (Seabream)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Seabass (Giant) Seabass (Giant)
Shark (Blue) Shark (Blue)

Swordfish Swordfish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Handmade (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2020. Powered by 2 230HP MAN engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
43 ft
Capacity
25 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash