SAFCA DELTA TOURS – EXCURSII IN DELTA DUNARII. DANUBE DELTA TOURS
Hello there. Thank you for your interest towards our company. We are a family business FATHER & SON ( Ionel & Ciprian) that was started in 1998.
We organise daily tours(group tours) departing from Tulcea, from our pontoon between 09:00-10:00. When organising groups(april-september) we offer price per person.
We also offer private tours – that can depart at a specific hour(previously discussed) – please contact us for a price offer.
You will find information about our company SAFCA DELTA TOURS in the tourist information center, several hotels in Tulcea and in many touristic guides. Please visit our reference page for more information.
What can you see in the tours that we offer?
The Danube Delta is a unique place in Europe, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the best preserved on the continent. The greater part of the Danube Delta lies in Romania (Tulcea County), while its northern part, on the left bank of the Chilia arm, is situated in Ukraine (Odessa Oblast). Its approximate surface area is 4,152 km2 (1,603 sq mi), of which 3,446 km2 (1,331 sq mi) is in Romania.
You will be able to see many birds as there are over 320 species of birds found in the delta during summer, of which 166 are hatching species and 159 are migratory. Over one million individual birds (swans, wild ducks, coots, etc.) winter here. Most commons are: Egrets(great and little), herons(grey heron, Black-crowned night heron, Squacco heron), Cormorants(great and pygmey), Swans(mute swans and whooper swan), Eagles(biggest is the white tailed eagle) and many others that we will let you explore during our tours.
Among the mammals, there is the otter (Lutra lutra), mink (Mustela lutreola), little ermine (Mustela erminea aestiva), wild boar (Sus scrofa), and wild cat (Felis silvestris), in winter the hare (Lepus europaeus) and, on the brink of disappearing from the delta, the wolf and the fox. The East Asian raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), bizam/introduced muskrat (Ondatra zibethica), and to some extent South American nutria(Myocastor coypus), are recent species that have successfully adapted.
Reed plants and floating reed islands (called plaur in Romania) are the most common and well known components of the Danube Delta. Vegetation of this ecosystem consists of the common reed (Phragmites communis) and, on near river banks, mace reed/cattail (Typha latifolia, Typha angustifolia), sedge (Carex dioica, Carex stricta), Dutch rush (Scirpus radicans, Schoenoplectus lacustris), and brook mint (Mentha aquatica), etc. They provide ideal spawning and nesting grounds. The plaur are a mixture of reed roots, grass and soil, usually floating or anchored to the riverbed. As a rule, the reed surrounds the lakes and ponds, and slowly invades the water surface.
We also can provide accommodation in the Delta or help you in any matter regarding our services. We will make the trip that you want with the best services offered just for you. Please consult our offers in the slow boats offer and speed boats offer menu tab for our predefined routes.
!!! Here you can see some people that have visited the Danube Delta with our company !!!
Safca Danube Delta Tours has FIVE boats that will make your trip very enjoable.
You can also check out other pictures with our boats in different occasions.
The boats are also rented by the hour or by day with qualified staff on board. They will take you to see all the Delta, including the small channels and lakes where big boats will not enter and where there is more to see, right int the heart of the nature without disturbing it! You have the advantage of bigger comfort, more privacy and qualified staff to answer your questions. As you can see in our photo gallery we dedicate our time to make you enjoy the trips we offer and to make you understand what the Delta really is – a natural paradise. You can visit most of the Delta in a few days or see a nice part of it in just a few hours. Our staff knows english, french, german, italian and russian and is ready to answer all your questions. You will see different species of birds, animals, vegetation – a small part of the wild life you can see if in our photo gallery. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Delta is unique in Europe so this can be a very good opportunity for you to see it and spend quality time with a professional and dedicated team – Safca Delta Tours.
My father captain Safca Ionel is a high experienced man in this field! He was captain on a passenger boat for over 15 years and after that he decided to start his own business so he purchased his own boat and started to do tourism. I, his son, Ciprian have started to help him with the family business after i finished college and my master degree in tourism, trade and services, so now we have a family business.
We can also offer you traditional lunch with our classic boats(the slow ones) or in rustic restaurants in the villages of the Delta. Here the traditional dish is the fish soup, with garlic sauce, grilled fish as fish is the main supply from the Danube Delta. We can also arrange at request to have a different type of dish or something else like chicken. Here are some photos of what is prepared here: Dish1, Dish2, Dish3, Dish4, Dish5.
The local cuisine you can see here
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