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Danube Delta

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The Danube Delta (Delta Dunarii), is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a Biosphere Reserve. It is located in the far eastern corner of Romania, at the border with Ukraine. The area is world famous for its saline-marine ecosystems.

The regional capital and the usual entrance to the delta is Tulcea. In Tulcea you can also find a visiting centre for the Delta. Ferry services into the delta are operated from the downtown piers. Sulina is the only (and evidently largest) town in the delta. Sfântu Gheorghe is an important fishing village, lying at the end of the Danube, at the Black Sea-coast.


The Delta is formed by the spreading out of the Danube river as it approaches the Black Sea. The river splits into three main branches before reaching the sea: Chilia to the North, Sulina in the middle, and Sfantu Gheorghe in the South. The areas between these branches form the different regions of the Delta, each with its own specific environments.


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Most resorts arrange for a ferry pickup at a prespecified Pier. The pier is abbout an hour drive from Tulcea

By Boat[edit]

The most important boat routes and schedules can be found on this updated website ( information in Romanian only, however, very easy to understand ).

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  • Boat Tour in Sfintu Gheorghe (surub), Danube Delta, Sf Georghe (Tulcea), [1]. If you go to the Danube Delta make sure to go on a boat tour with Georgian Dumitru in Sf. Georghe. He was born in that village, studied ecology in Romania and the US, speaks fluent french and English and can show you the joys and downsides of delta ecology. He loves the area, takes pains not to disturb the ecosystem and knows some old, hidden channels. Once a year he goes on a two week canoe tour deep into the delta to study the ecological impact of pollution and development. If you want to know where to camp, how to avoid snakes, what plants to eat and how to cool beer to ideal temperature, he can help. Prices start from 50 / 45 lei per person per 2 hours. Longer half day trips 350 lei per boat (up to 4 passengers). His parents run a pleasant hostel in a sidestreet which he wants to turn into an ecology center. Ask for rooms or homemade fish. The guy is a world away from average tour operators, who tend to throw their beer bottles into the water and chase Pelikans so you can take a good picture.  edit

Sustainable Tourism[edit]


In 2011 Danube Delta has received the QualityCoast Gold Award for its efforts to become a sustainable tourism destination. Because of this award Danube Delta has been selected for inclusion in the global atlas for sustainable tourism DestiNet.

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