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Alova Premium Cruise Day Trip
Tuan Chau Habour, Halong Bay  
9.3Excellent - 37 reviews

Alova Premium Cruise Day Trip

Tuan Chau Habour, Halong Bay  
9.3Excellent - 37 reviews
Launched in 2019
Day Boat
Halong Bay
Go Asia Travel
Styles: Day Cruises,
Cruise-Lines: Alova Premium Cruise
  • Bar
  • Free Wi-fi
Why choose Alova Premium Cruise?
  • Explore Halong Bay in just 6 hours via a modern-day cruise

  • Professional and attentive staff

  • Small boat for customers who prefer tranquility

Cabin & Rates

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Day Cruise
Day Cruise
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Kayaking or bamboo boat
  • Visit Sung Sot Grotto, Titov Island
  • English speaking guide during the trip
  • Entrance fees, 2 bottles of water per person
  • Lunch with Vietnamese dishes
  • Traditional afternon tea
Price Excludes
  • Limousine bus / shuttle bus transfer from hotel/ stay in Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong Bay & return on the new Highway Hanoi – Hai Phong – Quang Ninh (Book in next step)
  • Beverages Travel insurance, tax
  • Tips for tour guide and personal expenses
  • Pick up from hotel/ stay outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 21 days before check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 11 to 20 days before check-in: 30% of total rates
  • From 7 to 10 days before check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 7 days before check-in & no Show: 100% of total rates

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, the rest will be refunded.
  • The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!
Children Policy
  • Children under 5 years old are FOC, from 5 to under 9 years old are charged 50%, from 9 years old and above are charged as the adult.
  • 1 child under 5 years old is free with parent, more than that we will charge extra.

Cruise Itineraries

Full day
Full Day : Hanoi - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island - Hanoi


08:00 - 08:30: Our shuttle bus (book in the next step with an additional fee) picks you up from the hotel in Hanoi and follows the new highway to depart for Tuan Chau Island. Stop for a rest on the way.

Arriving at Tuan Chau Harbor, you will be welcomed aboard and then listen to a short cruise briefing.

Witness uninhabited islets and outcrops whose names have been given by the locals due to their perceived shapes, including Cock Fighting and Thumb.

Enjoy Vietnamese lunch on a boat while the boat slowly sails into Halong Bay.


Arrive at the Bo Hon archipelago. Here, you will visit Sung Sot Cave and sightsee magnificent stalagmites & stalactites. All of them were lit by multicolored lights positioned to complement the chamber's structural beauty.

Discover the incredible hidden lagoon of Luon Cave by kayak or on a bamboo boat. Enjoy a chilling time and immerse yourself in this area's unspoiled nature and peaceful energy.

Bamboo boat trip

Rowing boat trip to Luon Cave

Then, discover the beauty of Titop Island. Take your time to sunbathe on the white sandy beach or swim in the emerald water. You may also hike to the peak for a panoramic view of the bay with the towering limestone mountains.

Return to Alova Premium Cruise for the sunset party with fruits, cakes, and tea. It's time to unwind on the sundeck with music and chat with fellow travelers among the world's iconic natural scenery. 

Witness the sun slowly dip into the horizon, painting the sky with a gorgeous red hue while the boat cruises back toward Tuan Chau harbor.

17:45 - 18:00: Disembark the cruise and go back to Hanoi by limousine or shuttle bus (book in the next step with an additional fee).

Arrive in Hanoi around 20:30. Drop off at your hotel and complete the tour.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Last update 16:12 Wednesday 31 Jan 2024

About Alova Premium Cruise

Alova Premium Cruise, owned as well as managed by Go Asia Traveling, is an Eastern private yacht with a brand-new steel structure with a bit of capability, concerning 37 passengers. Therefore, this cruise is appropriate for visitors who dislike crowds and intend to check out Halong Bay throughout the day.

Facilities & Deck Plan

Although the Alova boat only offers a 6-hour itinerary to explore Halong Bay, this day cruise is still fully equipped with high-class facilities such as:

Restaurant & Bar

The onboard restaurant is elegantly and luxuriously designed with a professional service team. In addition, the restaurant's furniture is also streamlined, bringing a classic and cozy atmosphere.


Located on the second floor, most tourists love the place because of its airy space and spectacular view. While sitting here, you can admire the awe-inspiring rocks while enjoying a complimentary drink.

Alova Premium Cruise Deck plan

Alova Premium Cruise Deck Plan

Service & Activities

Join Alova Premium day cruise; passengers will begin the journey to explore the mountains and poetic scenery on Ha Long Bay.

  • Go sightseeing: You will come to Sung Sot Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay.
  • Kayaking: The boat will take you to Luon Cave, and you can go kayaking/rafting to explore the stunning beauty inside the cave.
  • Swimming: You can swim at Titop Beach with white sand or climb to the island's top for a panoramic view of Halong Bay.
  • Afternoon tea: Savor tasty afternoon tea while immersing yourself in the nature of the Bay.

Explore Luon Cave By Kayaking

Discover Luon Cave by kayaking

Food & Drink

Alova Premium Cruise will offer a buffet lunch on board. You can have a lengthy food selection with varied recipes, particularly regional seafood, and traditional Vietnamese cuisine, that you need to try.

On top of that, passengers can also join a tea ceremony with tea, coffee, and fruit offered in the eating area on the private yacht during the mid-day. So it will be fantastic if you appreciate your favorite on the sundeck as well as enjoy the lovely Halong Bay.

On this day cruise, you can order different beverages from alcoholic beverages like white wine, beer, cocktails, or lighter drinks like juices, smoothies, or teas. These beverages are on the luxury bar and are charged based on the bar menu rate.

Lavish Vietnamese Traditional Meal

Enjoy tasty lunch on board


You can choose the vehicles you prefer to move to the cruise port and vice versa. Don't hesitate to contact us to book a shuttle bus or private car services.

From Hanoi

The shuttle bus with your guide will pick you up at the meeting point in Hanoi Old Quarter at 8:00 - 8:30 and depart to visit Ha Long Bay along the new Highway.

From Cruise Port

You should arrive at Tuan Chau harbor before 11:30 to check in at around 12:00. Get on the boat, and you will start your visit to Halong Bay, enjoy the view, breathe the fresh air, and enjoy the most comfortable moments with the perfect services on board.

Shuttle bus Transportation

Shuttle bus Transportation


BestPrice's Overall Rating: 9.0/10

Cruise: 8.9/10


  • Modern & clean boat for a day trip
  • Have a similar design to Wonder Bay Cruise


  • The interior is elegant but not lavish like luxury cruises


Facilities: 9.0/10


  • The cruise is equipped with modern furniture in sundeck & restaurant
  • Nice topdeck with a lot of space for all


  • The cruise doesn't have spa services/gym for passengers


Food: 9.3/10


  • Traditional afternoon tea with Vietnamese mung bean pastry
  • Delicious lunch with local cuisine
  • Lots of variety - nice for a picky eater


  • If you aren't a fan of Vietnamese food, the meal may not be your favorite
  • Other beverages will be charged separately with high prices


Services: 9.5/10


  • Friendly & attentive staff
  • The guide is knowledgeable


  • Normal service on board, nothing special


Activities: 8.8/10

(+) Pros

  • Visit the most famous attractions of Halong Bay
  • Kayaking/bamboo boats won't be charged individually

(-) Cons

  • Common route - It can be crowded in some spots

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 35 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.3
  • Food/Drink 9.3
  • Cabin quality 9.1
  • Staff quality 9.7
  • Enter/act 9.3
Excellent - Oliwia Wiggins
United States United States
Touring Halong Bay

We did this tour based on a recommendation from a friend. I have to say it was very well organized, from the advice from Velvet to the bus driver (who is probably the only one who doesn't honk in all of Hanoi) to the funny tour guide Ben.
Very good for a relatively short cruise.

Very good - Haon Zhao
China China
Highly recommended one-day itinerary

The schedule of the itinerary was very well-planned. The tour guide was very patient and friendly. The meals on the boat were delicious and hot. The overall experience was nice.

Don’t miss to relax on the roof of the boat. It’s great to enjoy a leisurely afternoon on it and feel the sea breeze. There is also a shade so you don't have to worry about the sun.

Excellent - Rajitt J
Malaysia Malaysia
Very nice staff

Even though we were late for the pickup time, they picked us up at another location and were very kind.

Thank you very much to Luca and the company. The day cruise itself was really fun! I highly recommend them!

Very good - Zahra Simmons
Mexico Mexico
Pretty nice

The guide was excellent. His organization and knowledge are good. The boat is nice and the food is great. But there were many tourists on board. Kayaking is wonderful but short. We need more time. The bus was not comfortable but our group was 4 people with 8 seats so we felt okay.

Excellent - Marcel Collier
Australia Australia
Day cruise

The trip is nice for a first-time traveler like me. I visit the amazing Sung Sot Cave, kayak in another cave, and have a nice relaxing time at the beach. I wish I had more time to spend.
Will return in the future!!

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Questions & Answers (30)

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Do you offer pick-up service from Noi Bai airport? How much is it for a group of 3?

@Serrie D:

No, our bus only pick up at Hanoi Old Quarter. Price 69 USD/person.

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After completing this cruise, we need a private transfer to Ninh Binh on April 1. How much is it for 2 people?


We have no bus leave in the late afternoon to Ninh Binh.

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Can you check if this cruise is available for a group of 4 on January 11th? If it is, we also need the transfer from Hanoi to the port too. How can we book it?

@Lara H:

The day cruise and transfer is available for a group of 4 on 11th Jan. We got your inquiry, and our travel consultant will send you the detailed price via your email. 

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If we take a minivan from Ninh binh in the morning and arrive at ha long bay at 11:30. Would we have enough time to board Alova , which leaves at 12 pm? Would you have a limousine service that can pick up from Ninh binh in the morning?

@Tingting Wang:

Yes it is enough time, the boat start about 11:30 - 12:00. We have bus services pick up from Ninh Binh with cost 20 USD/person.

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I'd like to book a tour to Halong for 5 people, the travel date is around Jan 6. Is the cruise operating at that time? We have 2 vegetarians in our group and need a different menu.

@Jennie Walters:

Yes we have available also offer vegetarian food on board.

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