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.
Most resorts arrange for a ferry pickup at a prespecified Pier. The pier is abbout an hour drive from Tulcea
The most important boat routes and schedules can be found on this updated website info-delta.ro ( information in Romanian only, however, very easy to understand ).
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.