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Birdwatching Cruise in the Danube Delta

Birdwatching Cruise in the Danube Delta

Birdwatching, Danube Delta, Danube Delta Cruises, Special Offers, Wildlife

A four days Birdwatching Cruise in the Danube Delta guided by a professional. The cruise includes full service  with daily exploring boat tours in search of the best birding hotspots. 


Prices start at 590 EUR

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  • Cruise on board a floating hotel and explore lakes and birding spots with explore boats
  • Witness the splendor of the Danube Delta and experience quiet nights in the middle of nowhere. 
  • Be green using a solar powered floating hotel
  • Large numbers of pelicans, herons, Pygmy Cormorant and Glossy Ibis
  • Visit the legendary Letea forest and the traditional village with the same name. 

During this four days holiday we explore the Danube Delta – a wetland area larger than Coto Donana and the Camargue combined. From the comfort of our floating hotel, we’ll explore a maze of channels and lakes, marveling at the sheer numbers of pelicans, herons, and other waterbirds all around us. Our exploring boat will take us through small channels and shallow lakes where the best wildlife resides. On board our floating hotel we will enjoy traditional meals and have drinks on the upper terrace. 

Day 1 - Meeting in Tulcea at Ibis mooring place

The Birdwatching Cruise will start in Tulcea where the floating hotel will be mored for embarking. At 11:30 AM you are expected to be ready to board and after a short briefing lunch will be served.

After lunch we will embark the exploring boat and start the exploration of Mila 36 Canal, Sireasa, Sontea, Lac Nebunu, Lac Baclanesti, Canal 22, Gorgova . The trip will last approximately 5 hours.

In Gorgova we meet again with the floating hotel with which we will continue sailing on the Sulina arm to the Magearu channel , where we will spend the night. We will have dinner after sunset to have time to enjoy the scenery.

Day 2 - Letea forest - Bogdaproste lake - Lopatna

After breakfast ( 8:30 a.m. ), we board the boat  and head for the famous village of Letea , where we will arrive after about two hours of exploring the Magearu channel with the floating islands called “plauri” and dozens of hectares of water covered with water lilies. After visiting the village we will go by cart to the Letea forest . Here we visit the sand dunes and the luxuriant vegetation that have brought this place worldwide fame.
At lunch we will return to the floating hotel.
In the afternoon we board the boat again to explore the area of ​​the famous lakes – Bogdaproste, Amiaza, Cazanel and Trei Iezere and in the evening we will meet with the floating hotel near the village of Mila 23 on the Lopatna canal. A good dinner awaits us on board the floating hotel.

Day 3 - Mila23 , Ligheanca, Baclanesti, Furtuna

In the morning, after breakfast (8:30 am), we take another trip with the little boat, we go to see the lakes in the area of ​​the village of Mila23 , Ligheanca, Baclanesti, Furtuna . Areas with many birds and superb landscapes. At lunch we return to the floating hotel, near the Baclanesti lake and continue (on board the hotel) towards Channel 36 where we will spend the night. This afternoon is perfect for relaxing on the upper terrace of the hotel, from where you can admire the spectacular landscape during the comute.

Day 4 - Early morning boat trip and arrival in Tulcea

Early in the morning, at 5:00 – 6:00 (depending on the time at which the sun rises), we will take a trip at sunrise, to enjoy the beauty of nature. We go to the Cotete lake and exit to the Trofilca channel , very beautiful, lively and very interesting areas, especially if they are presented by a well-documented guide.

  After this short tour, we return to the floating hotel for breakfast while traveling back to Tulcea. Disembarkation will be around 10:00.


Tour focus

Birdwatching, wildlife-watching and cruisig in the Danube Delta – Romania

Trip type

Small group up to 18 people

Activity level grade A

Leisurely pace with a couple of walks. This holiday requires a low level of fitness. For more information please contact Ibis Tours office.


3 to 4 star Floating Hotel.

Single room policy

This trip offers single room occupancy with a surcharge of 90 EUR . On some occasions the availability of singles on the floating hotels has to be confirmed.  

2024 Dates and prices

  • IBS01-EN – 06-09 iulie 2024 -590 EUR

  • IBS02-EN – 11-14 iulie 2024 -590 EUR

  • IBS03-EN – 18-21 iulie 2024 -590 EUR

  • IBS04-EN – 25-28 iulie 2024 – 590 EUR

  • IBS05-EN – 1-4 august 2024 – 590 EUR

  • IBS06-EN – 11-14 august 2024 -590 EUR

  • IBS07-EN – 15-18 august 2024 -590 EUR

  • IBS08-EN – 29 august-1 sept 2024 – 590 EUR

  • IB09-EN -9 – 28 sept-1 oct 2024 – 590 EUR


Accommodation, day tour, full board, day trips by boat, english speaking guide. All entrance taxes. 

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