Wildlife photography tours, 4days/3nights, to the Danube Delta, from proper boats for photography. These tours will be led by the best team of guides in Danube Delta.
These are tours dedicated to enthusiast or professional photographers, who want to discover and photograph the rich fauna of Danube Delta. This package includes 2 days of boat trips plus the two boat transfers from Tulcea to Mila23 and return.
It is a photography tour, with flexible routes according to Danube Delta conditions, weather, water level or any other field information. Also, we can adapt the schedule according to bird flocks spots, the species of birds you would like to see or other types of attractions you want to photograph. We can spend more time in one place, track and photograph different birds and/or animals.
We are going with up to 4 people on a boat with 4 double benches (one person per line of seats). This way you have space to shoot in both directions, you can open a tripod on waiting sessions.
This is not a leisure tour but a tour in which we focus 100% on taking photos. Mainly will be tracking birds and wildlife but can spend a little time for the landscapes offered by Danube Delta. This trip is for professional photographers who want quality pictures. Will stay focused on our subjects and won’t miss any opportunity. There will be 2 types of photography sessions, one from a moving boat and one standing still, with good lighting, waiting for the perfect moment to take an amazing shot. In this 2 days will explore diverse habitats, will always seek new species of birds and animals for you to photograph.
Day 1: Departure time from Tulcea, from Port Aval – Tulcea, is at 16:00. We wait for you half an hour before this time, in order to fix payments (if any) and other details. We will go to Mila23 and check in at the guesthouse. The transfer takes 2-2,5 hours. During the transfer, we have enough time to talk about our route, Danube Delta peculiarities, nature photography, rules and behavior in a natural reserve and the program for next two days.
In the evening, the host will wait for you with a traditional dinner based on fish (if you have any food restrictions, please let us know when you make the booking).
The trip to Mila23 is on a very beautiful route, full of photographic subjects; the twilight is perfect for the route to Mila23. We will not travel on the Danube but on small canals and wild lakes, constantly looking for new subjects to photograph.
Days 2-3: Our trip into the Danube Delta will begin early in the morning, before sunrise, to catch its magic light and birds that begin to feed. The morning tour takes about 5-6 hours and we will have the breakfast to go. After the morning session, we will return to the guesthouse to have some rest. With 4 hours before sunset, we will start for the evening session. We will start looking for photographic subjects around Mila23 village; the trip will be planned according to water level and current information about group of birds in the area. We will travel to different places in Danube Delta, the routes being decided on a day to day basis, depending on weather conditions, water level and fresh information we have from the field. After taking our last shots in the dusk, we come back to the accommodation. Don’t forget to download your photos and recharge your batteries!
We will be looking for the stars of these places: Pelicans, both the White and the rare Dalmatians. Of course, we will be looking for any kind of bird, starting with the common Little and Great Egrets, Gray, Purple, Yellow, or Night Heron, the agile Kingfisher, the majestic White-tailed Eagle and noisy Coots. We will also look for surf birds or birds that look for food in muddy stretches: Godwits, Spoonbills, Ibises, Ruffs, Stilts and others.
Of course we will not neglect the mammals, we will always seek to find the playful otters, the cautious wild boars, the elegant roe deer, the funny muskrats or the beautiful raccoon dog.
Breakfast is to go and we will have it on boat. Lunch is optional (you can order it to the guesthouse). Dinner is at the guesthouse.
Day 4: After a relaxed breakfast (8:30 a.m.), this time without sunrise session, we will return to Tulcea, but now, in the morning, we will have the best light for this route. This is a good chance to have good pictures from the fantastic Danube Delta. Around 12:00-12:30 you will be back to Tulcea and end our tour.
12 Jun - 15 Jun
3 Jul - 6 Jul
20 Jul - 23 Jul
3 Aug - 6 Aug
28 Aug - 31 Aug
7 Sep - 10 Sep
21 Sep - 24 Sep
5 Oct - 8 Oct
The price is per person (accommodation in a double room), per tour, it is expressed in euro (EUR) and inclusive VAT.
For booking, click on the number of available places (with green dot) and fill up the form. Our agents will answer to you with confirmation and payment details.
We can do the transfers from Bucharest or Constanta to Tulcea and back.
Your accommodation for this photo tour is made in double or single rooms (by your request), in one of our exclusive locations in Mila23 Village, Danube Delta, depending by our availability. All the guesthouses are 3* rated, have small capacity (7-8 rooms), owned and run by locals, offers authentic local food. All room have en-suite bathrooms.
This trip is done with an OPEN BOAT
The boat we are using for this photo tour has been built specifically for this activity. The boat is very stable, it has a lot of room, equipped with 3 or 4 benches (depending by the number of photographers) with backrests and pillows. All tour participants will change places between them during the photo sessions, so each one of you will be seated at a time on the first or last bench.
All photographers will be sitting on the benches facing the direction of travel, with a very high freedom of movement and the field of view unobstructed. The height at which you can take pictures is 40cm above the water; you will look the pelicans straight in the eyes.
Our photo tours are done at low speed, we will not be chasing birds, we will not race. The guide knows very well what to do when you need to take a picture and will put the boat in a position favorable for everyone. If we encounter bird flocks spots, we will stay anchored or tied to the shore until we exhaust all desired topics; we are not limited to achieving a certain route.
This program is running with minimum 2 persons subscribed.
Being a SHARED program, this means the whole group goes with the same car/boat, at the same hours (hours detailed in the program). Please be on board at scheduled time for both.
The boat has the ability to travel at higher speeds (25-30 km/h) but we will only travel this speed only between photographic locations and only on major canals or deep lakes. In this way, we are able to maximize the available time for taking photos. In the morning, we can quickly reach our shooting spot, in the evening we can stay until dusk, without worry that midnight will catch us on the way back and in case of bad weather, we can quickly get back to the guesthouse.
Bookings are based on 30% deposit. You can pay by card, bank transfer, Revolut or PayPal.
More then 60 days before the program you can postpone the trip ( you will receive a voucher available 2 years). Less then 60 days before the trip, the deposit is non refundable.
The remaining balance can be paid on arrival at our boarding point in cash or card (LEI/RON or EURO).
Phone: (Voice, SMS, WatsApp): +40 757 894 456 | +40 749 120 009
* For bookings or requests, we always prefer to communicate by email. Thank you!
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