Lake Komani was formed when the rugged Drini valley was dammed in the early 1970s, allowing Albania to quickly develop its own industrial base and become an energy exporter. The huge lake behind the VauDejes dam contains some 320 million cubic meters of water, and stretches 30 km eastward to the town of Fierza, the location of a second dam which holds back another lake that goes all the way to Kukes near Kosovo border. The boat trip passes between 1000-1500m-high mountains and through a series of deep gorgeous and interconnected lakes, with hardly any signs of human activities on the shores – though occasionally the ferry will stop to let off some hardy.
What makes it special?
Lake Komani is one of the best scenic beauties that nature has created with the depth of water, serenity, and peace. A nature lover, a wanderlust, a gypsy soul person must never miss a visit to this Lake. It includes a boat ride and a stay at the lake.
One day tour starts at 9 am organized by "Koman Lake Ferry".
After taking a short break and having some fresh juice at Guesthouse, you get to choose your lunch based on traditional foods and drinks of the region. You also decide what activities you want to do, you can go
sailing with small boats in the crystal clear water of the rivers nearby, while enjoying the fresh and clean air and the bird’s tweets, and visit the cave.
go kayaking alone or in groups and explore the magnificent panorama of Albania fjords. One can find plenty of places to explore in this fjord tours
go trekking around or at the beach.
When Boating is Fun
We board on “
DRAGOBIA” boat and after a 40 min sail we arrive at Peace Island, enjoying one of the most beautiful views in Europe, During the sail time we make a few stops at different characteristic stations before arriving at our Guesthouse, in front of the “Island of Peace”, in Berisha that is the most attractive part of the lake.
For those who want to explore the magic environment and the virgin beach that is offered only by Shala’s river also known as “The hidden paradise”, you can take our special boats and go there.
After these exploring and entertaining tours, around 13:00 pm, we all gather to eat lunch at the Guesthouse, with traditional foods and drinks, after which you can also enjoy seasonal fruits. After a small break, a coffee, and some photos, we get ready to return with the Ferry “Berisha”, around 14:45 pm, which will land there particularly to pick us up. We land in Koman around 15:30 am.Don’t forget to bring your hat, sunglasses, a bottle of water and of course your camera or smartphone.
The price of the tour is promotional and only for groups of 5 and more persons. For children under 12 years, the package costs only 16€/ person.
For those who want transportation from Shkodra or Tirana, we can provide it for a small extra cost.
The plan for Tirana day tours is pretty straight forward. For those who depart from Tirana, the transport with van costs 20€/ person.
The departure is at 05:00 am and the arrival in Koman at 08:30 am, while the departure from Koman is at 15:30 pm and arrival in Tiranë around 19:00 pm.
For those who depart from Shkodra, the transport with van costs 10€/ person.
The departure from Shkodra is at 06:30 am and the arrival in Koman at 08:30 am, while the departure from Koman is at 15:30 pm and arrival in Shkoder at 17:30 pm. If you want to come by your car make sure to find a parking spot before you arrive at the harbor.