Alova Premium Cruise Halong Bay
Tuan Chau Habour, Halong Bay  
9.4Excellent - 24 reviews

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Alova Premium Cruise Halong Bay

Tuan Chau Habour, Halong Bay  
9.4Excellent - 24 reviews
Launched in 2019
Day Boat
Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island
Go Asia Travel
Styles: Day Cruises,

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Restaurant
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

Select Person
Day Cruise
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 15 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 15 to 10 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • From 9 to 3 days prior to check-in: 75% of total rates
  • Less than 72 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • 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


08:15 - 08:45: Our bus 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.

Note: Transfer service is not included; you may contact BestPrice Travel to make a reservation.

12:00: 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 (for guests who book the transfer service).

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

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:


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 21 customer's reviews

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  • Cruise quality 9.4
  • Food/Drink 9.4
  • Cabin quality 9.4
  • Staff quality 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.4
Excellent - Niamh B
Have a fun time

Good English-speaking guide, totally friendly and accommodating.
The tour was great, the food was good, super beautiful island landscape, and a very cool kayak tour, I wish it was longer. It was crowded in some spots but I was okay.

Definitely recommended!

Excellent - O'Connor
Amazing guide

Trung is a great guide, a fantastic trip and worth the price! For a day cruise, this is perfect for me.
Everything is great, the meal, and the staff are all nice, especially Trung. Give it a try, it's worth it!!!

Excellent - Davina
Beautiful bay, nice cruise

Although I went to Halong for only a day, thanks to Alova Cruise, I was able to see a lot. Kayaking in Luon Cave was so fun. The schedule is planned well. Nice staff on board. Very good!

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Excellent - Bryan O'Gallagher
Great time

I was on this cruise on June 20, the group has around 20 people, not too many so it felt pretty comfortable. The boat is clean and beautiful. The food is delicious, fully according to the order, and the toilet on board was clean. The staff was very helpful, creating a warm and friendly feeling. The… More

Excellent - Lily Adams
Nice day trip

The tour guide Trung was excellent at doing services on the trip. I know so much more about Halong Bay thanks to him.
The shuttle bus from Hanoi was comfortable though a little bit old. The Alova's boat was clean and pretty.
The menu for lunch was nice, the staff also provide good service.
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Questions & Answers (19)

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Does this cruise have a transfer car from Noi Bai to Halong, and how much is it for 4 people? Thanks

@Chad Palmer:

This cruise just have bus transfer pick up from Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong Bay. If you want to go direct from Noi Bai to Halong, you will need a private transfer. Price will be 126 USD/16 seats/way

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If I don't like the activities, I can stay on the boat, right? Is there anything to do if I stay on board?

@George Fischer:

Yes you can get on sun deck and enjoy the view around

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Can you help me arrange a private transfer from Halong to Ninh Binh after my trip on 27 Oct? How much will it be for 3 people?

@Jaxson D:

You will need a 7 seats car with the price is 105 USD/7 seats car/way

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Is there any resting area on this cruise? I want to have a nap after lunch.

@Alvin Bryan:

On this cruise will have sundeck hay restaurant area, you can get on sundeck to take some rest after lunch

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Hi, I want to book this cruise for two people on September 14 & 15. Is there any cabin available? What is the best rate for us?


This cruise is a day cruise and not a night cruise so that if you want to go for a 3 star cruise on this route, you can have a look at Cozy Cruise

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