Bucharest, Danube Delta By Safari Speedboats
9 HoursModerate-StrenuousBoating | Dining | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Wildlife
Depart from the harbor heading to Tulcea, the Gates to the Danube Delta. During the 2-hour ride, you can admire the landscape of the region Dobrogea and find out about its tumultuous history. You will drive through the fields of the Dobrudgea region, which was used along the centuries many times as an exile place because of its rough climate. This part of the country, with large fields, is strongly used for agriculture, so you can see acres of vineyards, miles of cornfields, sunflowers, wheat, etc. You will drive through many villages, having a glimpse of the life of the peasants, in the Romanian countryside. After arrival in Tulcea board the speed boat that will take you into the Danube Delta. The Danube Delta is the youngest land in Europe, is the second largest delta in Europe (Volga is the first) and the 23rd in the world. It is one of the largest and most compact reed areas in the world, a place with the richest ornithological fauna in the world (over 250 species), a combination of natural and man-made ecosystems and ecotones, i.e. fresh water, sea water, terrestrial eco tones, running and stagnant waters, marshes, easily flooded zones, river levees, maritime levees, reclamation zones for agriculture, fish farming, forestry etc. In the Danube Delta there are islands of old forests with subtropical species of vegetation rare for this part of the world placed between 45 degrees latitude north and 29 degrees longitude east, at half-distance between the Equator and the North Pole. The trip in the Danube – Delta begins from the middle arm of the Delta, the Sulina Canal, over to Mile 36. Get to know the Paradise of Nature of the Old Danube. Along small canals, you can admire the wildness and the unique fauna of the Delta. Near the Nebunu Lake (Crazy Lake), which is known in Romania as a reservation of pelicans, during the breeding-period, you can see hundreds of pelicans, that are flying right around our ships. In this Paradise of Nature, you can also see a large variety of other bird species, like heron, swan, and wild duck. While admiring nature, you will have lunch organized on a local Pension, typical local fish dishes. Further, you’ll sail through the secondary canals of the Old Danube to the canal of Mile 36. Through the canal of Mile 36 you the enter Sulina Main canal, right near Tulcea. The fauna of this water is very rich in fish like carp, plaice, codfish, perch, pike, and sander. After arriving back in Tulcea, your coaches will take you back to Constanta.
Please note: Life jackets will be provided. Wear comfortable shoes, a windbreaker and sunglasses.