• PRIVATE Danube Delta Guided Day Trip with OPEN Boat

Guided Day Trip with OPEN BOAT (excursion boat) to the Danube Delta. Besides crossing the area of Danube ​​Delta, by nature wild and full of life, we can get on Letea Sand Island, to see the famous wild horses in the Letea Forest and we can go also to the only city of the Delta, Sulina, where we let you some time time for visiting the city and for a swimm into the Black Sea.

The guide

A trip to the Danube Delta has no charm without a guide. The guide is the one making difference between a succesful trip, full of informations and a dull ride with a boat driver. All our guides are members of AGPDD (Danube Delta Professional Guide Association).

The boat

The boat you’ll go is an open boat, equipped with banquets with backrest and cushions for ghighest possible comfort, with high stability and safety. The boat is used only for tourism. Everyone in the boat will receive a lifejacket.

The boat is not covered, has no roof, no tarp, canopy or other inventions that obstruct you to see the fabulous nature around you and passing birds in flight. As we wrote in the title, it is a trip, not a transport. We do not have (and do not want) boats draped with plastic sheets, covered, closed.Yes, on our boats the sun will be directly above you but you’ll see everything around, even the birds on the sky. This program is dedicated to experienced tourists, who come to discover the nature of the Danube Delta not to hide under the roof.

The boat is not a ship or a speed motorboat. It is a boat, as you see in the photos above. All our boats has been built especially for trips in the Danube Delta, they were designed to enter in beautiful areas, wild shallow water where no ship or big motor boat can enter. A 12 persons boat look exactly like the picture below.

danube delta open boat trip

* Sorry for all these remarks but I try to avoid unnecessary discussion with clients who do not read the program of our trips but subscribe and then claim a different kind of boat.

The trip

Basically, it’s a day trip you can see a good part of the Danube Delta,you can feel the pulse of this area, far away from the world, eat a traditional fishemen lunch, to see a piece of nature unique in the world, a forest also unique in the world, the only city in the Delta and take a swimm into the Black Sea. We cover virtually all the landmarks of the Danube Delta, for a full day!

The trip is also a very good option to arrive in Sulina in civilized conditions, without being crammed into overcrowded speed boats (with uncertain schedule).

Our average speed of travel is medium, we are specialized in trips to Discover Danube Delta and not the speed transport. Our boats drive at an average speed of about 20 km / h and will stop at all the points of interest for enjoying the wonderful landscapes, for a few photos with Danube Delta flora and fauna.

Departure is from our pier at Port Aval - Tulcea. The trips last from 7 to 12 hours. Given the duration of the trip, please be sure you can reach the pier at maximum established hour in the table below for each trip in part, to have time to get back in Tulcea during day light.

The trips offered by us are:

day trip to mila23

1. Danube Delta Day Trip Tulcea - Mila 23

This trip is done on the Tourist route No 1. Departure is from Tulcea, we drive downstream on Tulcea Chanal, to the junction with the Canal 36 (in about 10 minutes we are already in the Danube Delta), we go downstream on Channel 36 and then we turn right on Garla Sireasa, a deltaic areas rich in fauna (water birds and animals). We continue the trip on Garla Sontea among floods full of birds and vegetation. Here we have the opportunity to see white and yellow water lilies, swans, coot, ducks, geese, spoonbills, godwits, ibises and even pelicans.

Then we cross the lake Fortuna (Furtuna) one of the large lakes of the Danube Delta, a lake very beautiful and rich in wildlife. If are windy days and high waves, the lake will be avoided. The guide will decides whether or not crossing the lake.

Follow Olguta channel and get to Mila 23, right in the middle of the Danube Delta. The length of this route is about 3 hours. At Mila 23 we visit the village and talk with the locals, eat a traditional fish lunch (optional) at a very nice 3 *** pension. After lunch we go on the way back, much the same route as coming but I assure you, in opposite direction everything looks completely different, you will not recognize the places we passed. Length all the way back is about 2 hours.

The last hour to depart to this trip is 11:00

day trip to letea forest

2. Danube Delta Day Trip Tulcea - Mila 23 - Letea

It is our the most requested trip. The trip to Letea Forest.

Departure is from Tulcea, we drive downstream on Tulcea Chanal, to the junction with the Canal 36 (in about 10 minutes we are already in the Danube Delta), we go downstream on Channel 36 and then we turn right on Garla Sireasa, a deltaic areas rich in fauna (water birds and animals). We continue the trip on Garla Sontea among floods full of birds and vegetation. Here we have the opportunity to see white and yellow water lilies, swans, coot, ducks, geese, spoonbills, godwits, ibises and even pelicans.

Then we cross the lake Fortuna (Furtuna) one of the large lakes of the Danube Delta, a lake very beautiful and rich in wildlife. If are windy days and high waves, the lake will be avoided. The guide will decides whether or not crossing the lake.

Follow Olguta channel and get to Mila 23, right in the middle of the Danube Delta. The length of this route is about 3 hours. At Mila 23 we make a short stop and see the Lotka Museum opened by Ivan Patzaichin then proceed to Letea through a very beutiful route: Lakes Radacinos, Three Iezere, Bogdaproste (when the water level permits) then enter the Old Danube Canal and reach the village Letea. Here we take a jeep (optional) and go to visit Letea Forest, the northernmost subtropical forest in Europe. We can see wild horses, oak trees grown on salty sand and other attractions of the place (depending on season).

In Letea we can visit the village, we talk with the locals, we can eat a traditional fish lunch (optional) at a local household, very beautiful and clean. After lunch we go on the way back, much the same route we would return but I assure you that in reverse everything looks completely different, you will not recognize the place that you went through.

The last hour to depart to this trip is 9:00

Timing for this trip is:

  • about 2 - 2.5 hours from Tulcea to Mila23 where we take a break
  • about 2 hours from Mila23 to Letea
  • 1 hour lasts the visit to the forest and 1 hour the lunch (if you want)
  • the return trip is about 4 hours (all the tourist route).

Additional charges:

Lunch can be taken at a local household. They cook in the system “menu of the day”, the same menu for everyone, based on fresh fish. On request we can provide alternative menu without fish or vegetarian (jonly the second dish). If you want the lunch, you have to tell this to the guide in the morning, at departure. Beware! There is no restaurant so you can not give orders on arrival. The cost of the lunch is 50 lei / person (aprox 12 euro).

Visiting Letea Forest by safari car. We’ll go by car to the entrance to the forest and from there we’ll walk into strictly protected area. Costs are so:

  • 20 lei (aprox 5 euro) / person if the group is at least 5 pers or if there is the possibility of join to another group.
  • 100 lei (aprox 25 euro) / car for a smaller group than 5 people without be joined to another group (you’ll have the car only for you).

day trip to sulina

3. Danube Delta Day Trip Tulcea - Mila 23 - Sulina

A trip really requested, especially in the summer months. You’ll see what means the Danube Delta until Mila 23 (see description above) then we’ll go on the Old Danube to Crisan and on Sulina Branch till the city of Sulina. You can visit the city and then you can take a swimm into the Black Sea. Optionally yiou can have also lunch. Being a city, you can choose terrace / restaurant where you wish to have lunch.

Will let you free time for about 4 hours. At 17:00 we meet to the boat and return to Tulcea on the Danube.

The last hour to depart to this trip is 9:00

Timing for this trip is:

  • about 2 - 2.5 hours from Tulcea to Mila23 where we take a break
  • about 1.5 hours to Sulina
  • the way back is about 2 - 2.5 hours

day trip to letea and sulina

4. Danube Delta Day trip Tulcea – Mila23 – Letea – Sulina

It is a very long and demanding trip. The route to Letea is described above (Route 2). From there we’ll go on Garla Barbosu, a very nice canal covered with water lilies from spring until the fall, until Sulina city where you can visit points of interest and / or you can take a swimm into the Black Sea..

The last hour to depart to this trip is 8:00

Timing for this trip is:

  • about 2 hours from Tulcea to Mila23 where we take a break
  • about 2 hours from Mila23 to Letea
  • 1 hour lasts the visit to the forest and 1 hour the lunch (if you want)
  • 1 hour to Sulina.
  • the way back is about 2 - 2.5 hours

Will let you free time for about 2-3 hours. At 17:00 we meet to the boat and return to Tulcea on the Danube.

Additional charges:

Lunch can be taken at a local household in Letea or in Sulina. In Letea, they cook in the system “menu of the day”, the same menu for everyone, based on fresh fish. On request we can provide alternative menu without fish or vegetarian (jonly the second dish). If you want the lunch, you have to tell this to the guide in the morning, at departure. Beware! There is no restaurant so you can not give orders on arrival. The cost of the lunch is 50 lei / person (aprox 12 euro). In Sulina are restaurants so you can order what you want and pay there.

Visiting Letea Forest by safari car. We’ll go by car to the entrance to the forest and from there we’ll walk into strictly protected area. Costs are so:

  • 20 lei (aprox 5 euro) / person if the group is at least 5 pers or if there is the possibility of join to another group.
  • 100 lei (aprox 25 euro) / car for a smaller group than 5 people without be joined to another group (you’ll have the car only for you).

Groups

Private group = you’ll have a private boat and guide only for your group, we'll NOT include you in a larger group.

This trip is organized for each group, the price of the table is for the boat, for the trip (not per person). For groups larger than 12 people we can make these trips with two or more boats.

The price of these tours is:

Route

Price for 1-6 persons

(6 pers boat)

Price for 7-12 persons

(12 persons boat)

1. Tulcea - Mila23 250 350
2. Tulcea - Mila23 - Letea 350 500
3. Tulcea - Mila23 - Sulina 350 500
4. Tulcea - Mila23 - Letea - Sulina 425 550

Prices are for a boat and are in euro (EUR).

Included in the price:

  • Guide
  • Boat for the trip (including gasoline)

NOT included to the price:

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Car to Letea Forest

Optional features:

Airport transfer:

We can do the transfers from Bucharest or Constanta (also Airports) to Tulcea and back.

Route No of persons

1 to 3

(Sedan)

4 to 7

(8+1 Van)

8 to 19

(Minibus)

Bucharest - Tulcea 125 200 400
Constanta - Tulcea 65 100 200

The price is in EURO, per ONE WAY, per CAR (NOT per person).

* NOT included in the package price!

** For other places of pick up, please request a price.

Please have on you:

 

  • Raincoat
  • Ointments or creams against insects
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Season appropriate clothing, long robes are mandatory, trousers, shirt and a sun hat or you will get a sun burn. Clothing with colors close to nature are recommended; red, white, yellow and blue are to be avoided
  • Trekking shoes, especially for the tours to Letea or Sulina
  • Sunglasses

Contact:

email  Email: contact@discoverdanubedelta.com 

telefon whats up sms Tel: +40 763 869 400  |  +40 749 120 009

This program is done with minimum 2 persons subscribed!

Bookings:

Bookings are done based on a deposit of 20% of the total price of the program you choose.

Payments:

You can pay the deposit by:

  • BANK TRANSFER;
  • ONLINE, by card, using EuPlatesc (iPay) system
  • PayPal

We also take Holiday Vouchers (only Romanian). You can pay in any currency, including Bitcoin and Ethereum.

The price difference will be paid to arrival, in cash (RON or EUR) or by card (any currency) or any of the payment systems from above.

Before booking please read the terms and conditions, request a booking implies acceptance of terms and conditions.

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