Cousteau's Footsteps

Luxury boutique hotel Château Amade Slovakia
Luxury boutique hotel Château Amade Slovakia
Luxury boutique hotel Château Amade Slovakia
Luxury boutique hotel Château Amade Slovakia
Rye Island
the world´s greatest freshwaters sponge colony

In the track of captain Cousteau

Discover the greatest land delta of Europe! Rye Island is a river island in south-western Slovakia, extending from Bratislava to Komárno. It lies between the Danube, its tributary Little Danube and Váh. The island is a major part of the Danubian Flat. It is the biggest river island in Europe, with an area of 1,886 km², being 84 km long and 15 to 30 km wide. The island is an important reservoir of drinking water and an agricultural region.

Its fauna is characteristic and UNIQUE. This was declared by Jacques Cousteau, the famous oceanographer, when he studied the autochtonous species of the branch water of Dunajský Klátov. His film later created a sensation. Rye Island is the home of the world`s greatest freshwater sponge colony.

Danube trips

Get closer to the wilderness of Rye Island on a boat or kayak trip! Paddle with us on the branches of the Danube near Bodíky village – led by experienced tour leaders – from May to September! During the tour you might find dreamy places and see rare animals. Even hardened travellers will now and then be surprised at the fantastic, almost untouched landscapes (wildwoods) of Rye Island.