Pairs of swans and numerous moor hens and wild ducks mingle with other species while white pelicans often gather in huge numbers to feed and roost around this lake.Crisan (28 miles east of Tulcea) Crisan is the main stepping-off point between Tulcea and Sulina.The maze of canals bordered by thatch, willows and oaks entangled in lianas, offers the perfect breeding ground for countless species of birds, some of them from as far away as China and Africa.Millions of Egyptian white pelicans arrive here every spring to raise their young, while equal numbers of Arctic geese come here to escape the harsh winters of Northern Europe.
The Delta can be explored as part of a Danube River Cruise, or on day trips and boat excursions from Tulcea which has good hotels, restaurants specializing in fish dishes and the Museum of the Danube Delta.
Although it only carries 18% of the total water flow, Sulina is the main navigation route for passenger and commercial traffic.
Between 18, a canal was dug to facilitate river traffic, shortening the natural course of the Sulina arm and allowing for easier access to villages in the Delta.
The surrounding sand dunes are home to tortoises and lizards. You can find accommodations in nearby Letea Village and spend a few days touring the surrounding waterways.
Access: Scheduled boat service between Tulcea and Sulina with stops in: Partizani, Maliuc, Crisan The Sulina Arm, shortest of the three, stretches some 42 miles from Tulcea to Sulina.