Private Danube Delta Guided Day Trip in WINTER

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  • Private
  • by request
  • 4-7h
  • December - February
  • 10 pers
  • +5
  • Tulcea (Port - Aval)
  • English
  • Moderate

During a season when only the brave ones get to enjoy the touch of winter on the Danube Delta, you can discover the nuptial plumage of Dalmatian Pelicans and Great Cormorants in a fairy-tale-like environment. 

This trip is made by an OPEN BOAT, with no roof, tarpaulin or glass top. We would like to show you the beautiful wild Danube Delta so that you could see the birds flying.

For groups of up to 6 persons we will use a 8-passenger boat (for 6 tourists plus tour guide and driver)

For groups of 7 to 10 persons we will use a 12-passenger boat (for 10 tourists plus tour guide and driver)

Meeting and boarding

The departure for this trip is from Port Tulcea Aval, at the time we have mutually agreed upon.

The trip

On a WINTER one day trip, you have the opportunity to see a large part of the Danube Delta under the reign of cold and discover a spectacular piece of nature, in a landscape that only few people have the privilege to see.

We would like to show you the sweet and peaceful “seclusion” of birds and mammals enjoying the wintry atmosphere of the Danube Delta.

We leave from Tulcea and we go on the route Sontea – Nebunu – Baclanesti – Furtuna – Mila 23, on canals and lakes that are not frozen. The route is not fixed and we will adjust it depending on the ice and the weather conditions.

We will travel at a moderate speed so that we would not miss the multitude of bird species remaining or overwintering here. We may encounter the Tufted Duck, the Red-Crested Pochard, the Common Pochard, the Smew, the Common Merganser, the Pygmy Cormorant and the Great Cormorant, the Dalmatian Pelican, the Mute Swan, the Whooper Swan, the Greylag Goose, the Greater White-fronted Goose, the White-tailed Eagle, the Western Marsh Harrier, the Ggreat Egret and the Grey Heron or the Common Kingfisher. At Mila 23 we will get you warm with a local brandy (tsuica) or a hot tea if you need to drive your car on the same day. Optionally you can also enjoy an authentic local Lipovan lunch.

On our way back we will focus again on the fauna and landscape and we get back to Tulcea before the sunset.

*Depending on the season, the water level and the weather conditions, the tour guide will decide which is the best route to follow.

The trip lasts up to 7 hours.

The price of this trip is:

1-5 persons (7 persons boat)400 euro
6-10 persons (12 persons boat)500 euro

Please click on BOOKING REQUEST button and fill up the form. Our agents will process the request and answer to you.

The price is per boat, per trip, is expressed in euro (EUR) and inclusive VAT.

The price includes:

  • ENGLISH guidance (guide member of APGDD)
  • Boat for the trip
  • Fuel for the trip
  • Bottled water
  • Printed map “Danube Delta”
  • Danube Delta visiting fees

The price does NOT include:

  • Lunch in Mila 23 (a menu of EURO 14/pers.)
  • Beverages, other than water, tea and tsuica (local brandy)
  • Insurance of any kind (of travel, goods etc.)

Children policy

  • Children, regardless of their age, are considered passengers and they are included in the total number of boat passengers (maximum 6 or maximum 11 group of persons, depending on the boat)

Bookings are based on the full payment of the program.

Booking request form:

Please click on BOOKING REQUEST button and fill up the form. Our agents will process the request and answer to you (usually in less then 24h). Please check also the SPAM folder for our email.

Payments:

You can pay online, by EuPlatesc (iPay) system or by bank transfer.

Terms and conditions

Request a booking implies acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Meeting and boarding

The departure for this trip is made from Port Tulcea Aval. After you pass the barriers from the entrance to the port, 200 meters away, there is the pontoon where is written “DEBARCADER PASAGERI” (“PASSENGERS’ WHARF). You can find us on the pontoon in the Souvenir Shop.

To complete the payments (if any) and the communication regarding the boat you will be traveling with, we are waiting for you with 15 minutes before the departure time. The boarding will be done according to the instructions of our staff. You will be called out and you will be indicated the boat you are going with. Please do NOT board the first boat you find at the pontoon, as several companies board from this place and you risk getting to another location.

Car parking

  • Personal cars can be parked in Tulcea, right in the yard of Port Aval, in a private, guarded parking.
  • The cost of parking is Euro 5/day/car (parking price is NOT included in the trip price and it is informative, as it can be modified by the port administration, without notice).
  • For parking spaces no bookings are made and the number of spaces is limited.

This trip is done with an OPEN BOAT

With no roof, tarpaulin or windows. The boat looks like in the photos on the website. The speed for our trips is low/medium, our boats are NOT speed boats. These are boats manufactured by the largest Romanian manufacturer of boats, according to our concept.

All our boats has upholstered bench and backrests for a maxim comfort.

Every person on the boat will receive a life jacket, mandatory to wear it during the boat trip.

 We want to show you the beauties of the Danube Delta, to see birds in flight and flocks of pelicans soaring.

Trips in the Danube Delta

What we see – All the time we will try to learn something about the places we travel through, about the birds and the flora of the Danube Delta. Each season has its beauty, each area of the Delta has something particular that we will help you understand in order for you to see what makes the Danube Delta so special.

Travel speed – Our travel speed is low, we are specialized in slow trips, intended for visiting the Danube Delta.

What we will see – Winter in the Danube Delta – we always seek to tell you something about the places we go through, the birds and flora of the Delta, bird clusters and the flora that is typical for the season of our trip. Each season has its beauties and each area of the Danube Delta has its beauty and we will help you discover them.

You will need personal equipment that is appropriate for very low temperature conditions during this period, which are sensed as even harsher when boating.

  • Windstopper
  • Softshell
  • First layer
  • Thermal trousers
  • Balaclava
  • Knit cap
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Hiking boots are not appropriate as they are designed for hiking not for sitting a few hours in a boat, not moving. A very good solution would be warm boating boots (boots made from various materials having a felt sock inside), which can be found in fishing stores. High-quality versions have very well insulated soles and thick felt socks. If you add ski socks as well, you won’t have any problems.

Danube Delta equipment (click on the link) – In order not to have surprises on the spot, read this article on our blog.

Email:

contact@discoverdanubedelta.com

Phone: (Voice, SMS, WatsApp):

+40 749 120 009

+40 759 120 009

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

*Extreme conditions:

In case of extreme weather conditions (snow, roads closed) occurred before the start of the tour, the deposit will be fully refunded.

If these extreme conditions occur during the tour, the price will be lowered only for the remaining part of the program not made.

If customers come from another country / region and appear extreme weather conditions, our agency has no obligation to compensate customers in any way for expenses related to flights or other transportation. Also, if extreme weather conditions occurring during the program and the clients can’t go back home, our agency has no obligation to pay accommodation and other additional expenses.

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