Entry & Exit Formalities
All visitors to the protected areas of the delta, including those on private hiking or boating excursions from Tulcea, Sulina or Sfântu Gheorghe (but not on the large public ferries), are required to purchase an entry permit. Permits are available for one day (5 lei), one week (15 lei) or one year (30 lei) from Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve Authority offices in Tulcea or Sfântu Gheorghe. Boats are subject to spot inspections and if you're caught without a permit you could be fined. Note you need separate permits to fish or hunt.