PRIVATE Danube Delta Guided Day Trip with OPEN Boat

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Enjoy in an intimate background of one of the 6 experiences we offer for a guided boat day trip in the Danube Delta.

  • For groups of up to 6 persons we will use a 7- seats boat (6 tourists, the guide and the driver)
  • For groups of 7-10 persons we will use a 12 – seats boat (10 tourists, the guide and the driver)
  • For groups larger than 11 persons we can use 2 or more boats
This is a PRIVATE program, you’ll have a boat and a guide only for your trip.

Meeting and boarding

We start off our trips from Port Tulcea Aval, at the time jointly agreed.

The trips offered by us are:

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

It is a trip in the Danube Delta, by which you can get delighted by 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 these 4 hours we want to show you as much as possible from the beauty of the Danube Delta, 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.

2. Tulcea – Mila 23 trip – about 6 hours

We descend on Tulcea Branch 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 Yellow 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.

This route will take about 2.5-3 hours.

At Mila23 we can visit the village, we can have a traditional lunch (optional) based on fish at a local household. After lunch we set off to return, mostly on the same route, but we assure you that in the opposite direction everything looks completely different (about 2 hours).

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 to book the lunch, let the guide know in the morning of departure.

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

Menu price 14 euro/person, payment is made in cash, directly to the household.

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

3. 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 Canal 36, Garla Sireasa (Sireasa Brook), Garla Sontea (Sontea Brook), until we reach the Mila23 village, where we take a short break and then we continue 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 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 grown on salty sand and other attractions of the place (depending on the season).

In Letea we can visit the village, we can have a traditional lunch based on fish (optional) at a local, authentic household. After lunch we return to Tulcea, 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 to book the lunch, let the guide know this on the morning of departure.

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

Menu price is of 14 euro/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 by 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 joining to another group. The payment will be made in cash, directly to the driver.

4. 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 Canal 36, Garla Sireasa, Garla Sontea, until we reach the Mila23 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 Branch to the Sulina city. We arrive in Sulina around 1:00 p.m.

During this 4 hours we can visit the city or you can have free time so you can go to the beach and take a swim 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. It is a long trip and we must return to Tulcea during daytime.

The price DOES NOT include

  • Ticket for visiting the touristic attractions in Sulina
  • Means of transport in Sulina
  • Lunch

5. 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 have a 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 Mila23 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. It is a long trip and we must return to Tulcea during daytime.

Additional costs

The lunch in Letea (the booking is made in the morning, at the boarding point in Tulcea) – Price EURO 14/person, payment is made in cash directly to the local household.

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

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 joining to another group. Payment directly in cash to the driver.

6. 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 Mila23 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 pontoon to take us to Caraorman Forest. Similar to the Letea forest, it has a subtropical flora and a rich fauna (forest birds, jackals, roe deer and feral 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 sandy areas beautifully 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. It is a long trip and we must return to Tulcea during daytime.

Additional costs

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

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

Menu price 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 joining to another group.

The price of this trips is:

RoutePrice for 1-5 personsPrice for 6-10 persons
(7 persons 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
6. Tulcea – Caraorman (8h)325500

The price is per trip, per BOAT, it is expressed in euro (EUR) and inclusive VAT.
Click on “Booking request” button and fill up the form. One of our agents will send you the payment details.

The price includes

  • ENGLISH guidance (guide member of APGDD)
  • Trip boat
  • Fuel for the chosen trip
  • Printed map “Danube Delta”
  • Bottled water
  • Fees for visiting the Danube Delta imposed by the authorities (ARBDD)

Children policy

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).

The price DOES NOT include

  • Meals
  • Beverages, other than water
  • Safari car at Letea
  • Field car or tractor with trailer for visiting the Caraorman forest
  • Fees for visiting the touristic attractions in Sulina
  • Means of transport in Sulina
  • Insurance of any kind (travel, goods, etc.)

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 Delta. Each season has its beauty, each area of the Delta has a particular specificity that we will help you understand in order for you to see what makes the Delta so special.

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

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

Personal equipment

  • Long pants and blouses with long sleeves to protect you from the sun
  • Sun hat (not cap)
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
  • Raincoat
  • Hiking shoes

Please take these recommendations very seriously, the weather in the Danube Delta can be very capricious and you may suffer if you are not well protected.

Equipment in the Danube Delta (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!

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