PRIVATE Danube Delta Guided Day Trip with OPEN Boat

Enjoy a Tour to the Danube Delta
with a GUIDE and BOAT only for your party
Discover the Unesco Natural Site
the water kingdom, the birds paradise
See the wonders of this places
with the best reputation GUIDES Team
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Enjoy yourself, in an intimate background of one of the 6 experiences we offer for a guided bot day trip in the Danube Delta.

This trip is made with an OPEN BOAT, without roof, tarpaulin or windows. We want to show you the wild and beautiful Danube Delta, so that you can see the birds flying and can freely admire the spirals of the pelican flocks that raise up onto the hot air columns (we will tell you more on the spot).

  • For groups of up to 6 persons we will use a 7-seats boat (6 tourists, guide and driver)
  • For groups of 7-10 persons we will use a 12-seats boat (10 tourists, guide and driver)
  • For groups larger than 11 persons we can use 2 or more boats

Our travel speed is average, which is ideal for our trips, where you will notice the finest details of the places you will pass. We will stop on every occasion, whether it is about a bird, a flower, a landscape or a story that the guide has to tell you.

Meeting and boarding

We start off our trips from Tulcea Aval Harbor, at the time jointly agreed. After passing the barriers from the port entrance, at a distance of 200 meters, there is the pontoon that says “DEBARCADER PASAGERI (passengers’ wharf)”. On the pontoon you’ll find us in the Souvenir Store, for finalizing the payments (if any) and the communication regarding the boat with which you will go in the trip.

The boarding will be done according to the instructions of our staff. You will be called out and you will be told the boat you are going with. Please do NOT board the first boat you find at the pontoon, from this place several companies board and you risk getting to another location.

Car parking

Personal cars can be parked in Tulcea, right in the yard of Aval Harbor, in the private, guarded parking.
The parking price is of EURO 5/day/car (parking price is NOT included in the trip price and it is informative, it can be modified by the harbor administration, without notice).
For parking spaces no reservations can be made and the number of spaces is limited.

The trips offered by us are

Tulcea – Cot Candura (Sontea canal) trip – about 4 hours

It is a trip in the Danube Delta, by which you can get a taste of this wonder of nature, created by water, where you will have the opportunity to see a great part of the fauna and flora in the area between Tulcea and Cot Candura (Sontea Canal). It is an experience for those who do not have too much time available and want to see as much as possible in a short period of time. The guide, a good connoisseur of the place, will make up for the short time with the stories and information provided. In the 4 hours we want to show you as much of the beauty of the Delta as possible, even if this means not stopping for lunch.
The departure time can be from sunrise, up to 4 hours before sunset, you have great freedom of the program.

Being a private program, you’ll establish the departure time and please inform us about it upon booking.

Tulcea – Mila 23 trip – about 6 hours

We descend on Tulcea Horn to the intersection with Canal 36 (within about 10 minutes from the departure we are already in the Danube Delta), descend on Canal 36 and then turn right onto Sireasa Canal, areas which are very rich in fauna living in the Danube Delta (birds and water animals). We continue the trip on Sontea Canal, among flooded areas, full of birds and aquatic vegetation. Here we will have the opportunity to see White and Yyellow Water Lilies, Swans, Coots, Ducks, Geese, Spoonbills, Black-tailed Godwits, Ibises and Pelicans. We then cross the Olguta canal and reach Mila 23, right in the middle of the Danube Delta.

The duration of this route is about 2.5-3 hours.

At Mila 23 we can visit the village, we can eat a traditional fishing lunch (optional) in a local household. After lunch we set off on the return road, on a partially different route. The duration of the return is about 2 hours, too.

Additional costs:

Lunch can be taken at a local household in this village. It is cooked on a menu of the day system, the same menu for everyone, based on fish. On request, an alternative menu can be offered, with chicken or vegetarian. If you want lunch, let the guide know in the morning when you leave.

Careful! This is NOT a restaurant, no orders can be made upon arrival.

Menu tariff 14 eruo/person, payment is made in cash, directly to the household.

The recommended departure time is up to 10:00 a.m.

Tulcea – Mila 23 – Letea trip – about 11 hours

The route starts from one of the most beautiful areas of the Danube Delta, Garla Sontea (Sontea Brook), we descend on channel 36, Garla Sireasa (Sireasa Brook), Garla Sontea (Sontea Brook), until we reach the village Mile 23, where we take a short break and then we hit the road towards Letea through the lakes: Radacinos, Trei Iezere, Bogdaproste (when the water level allows this), we enter the Old Danube, the Madgearu Canal and reach the village Letea. Here we take a safari car (optional) and go to visit Letea Forest, the northernmost subtropical forest in Europe. We are looking for wild horses, oaks grown on salty sand and other attractions of the place (depending on the season).

In Letea we can visit the village, we can eat a traditional fishing lunch (optional) at a local, authentic household. After lunch we start off on the return road, mostly on the same route as the arrival one, but we assure you that in the opposite direction, everything looks completely different.

The departure time for this trip is 9:00 a.m. at the latest. It is a long trip and we must return to Tulcea during daytime.

Additional costs:

Lunch can be taken at a local household. Here they cook on a menu of the day the system, the same menu for everyone, based on fish. If you want lunch, let the guide know this on the morning of departure.

Attention! This is NOT a restaurant, no orders can be made upon arrival.

Menu tariff is of EURO 14/person, payment is made in cash, directly at the household.

Letea forest visit: You will go with a safari car until you enter the forest and from there on foot in the strictly protected area.

  • EURO 5/person if the group is of at least 5 persons or if there is the possibility of joining another group.
  • EURO 25/car for a group of less than 5 persons, without being attached to another group. The payment will be made in cash, directly to the driver.

Tulcea – Mila 23 – Sulina trip – about 10 hours

The route starts with one of the most beautiful areas in the Danube Delta, Garla Sontea, we descend on channel 36, Garla Sireasa, Garla Sontea, until we reach the Mila 23 village where we make a short break. We discover the Danube Delta towards Mila23 then we go on the Old Danube to Crisan and from there on the Sulina Horn to the Sulina city. We arrive in Sulina around 1:00 p.m.

During the 4 hours we can visit the city and you have free time available for the beach and a bath in the Black Sea. As we are in the city, you can choose the terrace/restaurant where you want to have lunch (not included in the price). At 5:00 p.m. we meet at the boat and return to Tulcea on the Danube river.

The departure time for this trip is 9:00 a.m. at the latest.

The price DOES NOT include

  • Ticket for visiting the touristic attractions in Sulina
  • Public transport in Sulina
  • Lunch

Tulcea – Mila 23 – Letea – Sulina trip –about 12 hours

It is a complex trip that includes the main points of interest in the Danube Delta. It is the only trip where you can opt for lunch at Letea, in a local household, or at Sulina, in a restaurant (optional).

The route starts with one of the most beautiful areas of the Danube Delta, Garla Sontea, we descend on Canal 36, Garla Sireasa, Garla Sontea, until we reach the Mila 23 village, where we make a short break and then we go towards Letea through the Radacinos, Trei Iezere, Bogdaproste lakes (if the water level allows this), we enter the Old Danube, the Madgearu Canal and reach the Letea village. Here we take a safari car (optional) and go to visit Letea Forest, the northernmost subtropical forest in Europe. We are looking for wild horses, oaks growing on salty sand and other attractions of the place (depending on the season). If you have made a booking in the morning for lunch in Letea, the guide will take you to a local household where you will have an authentic experience.

After discovering the water kingdom and reedbeds of the Delta, the desert area and the Letea forest we go to the former international port of Sulina. On a superb canal, bordered by rush and water lilies we reach Sulina where, if you have not yet had lunch, you can choose one of the restaurants on the promenade. We take a walk along the streets that still preserve the grandeur of the interwar period.

The departure time for this trip is 8:00 a.m. at the latest.

Additional costs

The lunch in Letea (the reservation is made in the morning, at the boarding point in Tulcea) – Tariff EURO 14/person, payment is made in cash.

In Sulina you can find restaurants where you can order what you wish.

Visiting the Letea forest: You will go in a safari car until you enter the forest and from there, in the strictly protected area, on foot.

  • EURO 5/person if the group is composed of at least 5 persons or if there is the possibility of joining another group.
  • EURO 25/car for a group of less than 5 persons, without being attached to another group. Payment directly in cash to the driver.

Tulcea – Mila 23 – Caraorman trip – about 8 hours

The route starts with one of the most beautiful areas of the Danube Delta, Garla Sontea, we descend on Canal 36, Garla Sireasa, Garla Sontea, until we reach the Mila 23 village, where we make a short break and then we go towards Caraorman on the Old Danube, Long Canal, Litcov Canal and then on the Caraorman Canal towards the village with the same name.

A car is waiting for us on the Caraorman pontoons to take us to Caraorman Forest. Similar to the Letea forest, it has a subtropical flora and a rich fauna (forest birds, jackals, deer and wild horses). After a visit of about an hour, of the forest and the sand dunes, we return to the village for lunch (optional) at a haholi (Ukrainians) household.

After lunch, the beautiful sandy alleyways bordered by traditional houses, will guide us on the way to the boat (relaxed walk, about 20 minutes). The return route is on a slightly different route but as the Danube Delta is surprising, let’s see if you will recognize it.

The departure time for this trip is 9:00 a.m. at the latest.

Additional costs

You can take lunch at a local household in the Caraorman village. In this household cooking is done in the system of the menu of the day, the same menu for everyone, based on fish. If you want lunch, let the guide know about this in the morning when you leave.

Attention! This is NOT a restaurant, no orders can be made upon arrival.

Menu tariff EURO 14/person, cash payment, directly to the household.

Visiting Caraorman forest: we go by safari car or tractor with trailer in the forest, on the authorized route.

EURO 7/person if the group is composed of at least 5 persons or if there is the possibility of joining another group.
EURO 30/car for a group of less than 5 persons, without being attached to another group.

What you will see

We always seek to tell you something about the places we go, about the birds and the flora of the Delta, crowds of birds and places with the specific flora to the season during which we make the trip. Each season has its beauty, each area of the Delta has its own specificity, and we will help you to discover it.

Spring in the Danube Delta | Summer in the Danube Delta | Autumn in the Danube Delta

Personal equipment

  • Long pants and blouses with long sleeves
  • Sun hat (not cap)
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
  • Raincoat
  • Please take this equipment very seriously, as the weather in the Danube Delta can be very capricious and you can suffer if you are not well protected.

The price of this trips is

RoutePrice for 1-5 personsPrice for 6-10 persons
(7 pers boat)(12 persons boat)
1. Tulcea Sontea (4h)250400
2. Tulcea – Mila23 (6h)300450
3. Tulcea – Mila23 – Letea (11h)350550
4. Tulcea – Mila23 – Sulina (10h)350550
5. Tulcea – Mila23 – Letea – Sulina (12h)400600
5. Tulcea – Caraorman (8h)325500

The price is per trip BOAT and is in euro (EUR).

The price includes

  • English Language Guide, a member of the Association of Professional Guides from the Danube Delta
  • Trip boat
  • Fuel for the chosen trip
  • Fees for visiting the Danube Delta imposed by the authorities (ARBDD)

The price DOES NOT include

  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Safari car at Letea
  • Microbus/tractor at Caraorman
  • Fees for visiting the touristic attractions in Sulina
  • Public transport in Sulina
  • Insurance of any kind

Policy regarding children

The children, regardless of their age, are counted as one person when the total number of persons in the boat is calculated (maximum 6 or maximum 11 persons in a group, depending on the boat).

Contact

Email:

contact@discoverdanubedelta.com

Phone:

+40 749 120 009

+40 759 120 009

* For bookings or requests, we always prefer to communicate by email. Thank you!

Bookings

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

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

The rest of the payment have to be done 30 days before the tour start. If the tour is booked less then 30 days before departure, the full price will be paid.

Booking request form

Please fill the form below for a booking request. One of our agents will process your request and answer to you (usually in less then 24h). Please check also the SPAM folder for our email.
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