Top 10 Cruises in Bai Tu Long Bay 2022
Price [Low to High]
Price [High to Low]
9.3Excellent - 48 reviewsEverything about the trip was fantastic, from the pick-up at my hotel to the drop-off… Mr.BrandonRarne - LibyaHalong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Cong Do Area - Thien Canh Son Cave18 cabins - Metal Boat - Launched in 2015$135 /pax
9.4Excellent - 33 reviewsI was impressed by the hospitality and humbleness of the crew. Our captain is truly… Mr. Gregory John Robinson - AustraliaHalong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Cong Dam Area - Thien Canh Son Cave24 cabins - Metal Boat - Launched in 2014$216 /pax
9.3Excellent - 155 reviewsAlso I would personally give you a 10+ for your professionalism and your patience.… Mr.Marco Bartoli - ItalyBai Tu Long Bay – Hon Co Island – Thien Canh Son Cave11 cabins - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2010$154 /pax
9.0Excellent - 101 reviewsGood organization, arrival on board a bit sporty. You have to carry the luggage… Ms Linda - United KingdomBai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son - Vung Vieng Village18 cabins - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2009$128 /pax
9.7Excellent - 82 reviewsA very lovely experience from beginning to end. The staff is kind, courteous, and… Shradihaa Braham - IndiaTra Bau Area, Cua Van village, Tien Ong cave, Me Cung cave8 cabins - Steel core, wooden cover - Launched in 2017$347 /pax
9.1Excellent - 23 reviewsVery glad to hire this Halong bay package fantastic experience and a very kind crew… Mr.George Georgiou - CyprusHanoi - Halong Bay - Bai Tu Long - Thien Canh Son Cave11 cabins - wooden - Launched in 2018$130 /pax
9.4Excellent - 4 reviewsWe had a good time on the cruise. We didn't have enough time to stay overnight so… Connor - IrelandHalong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, Thien Canh SonWooden - Launched in 2022$60 /pax
8.7Very good - 22 reviewsWe were constantly changing, stunning landscapes from our rooms' private balconies… Mr.Alexander Ganovsky - BulgariaHalong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Vung Vieng Village - Thien Canh Son Cave32 cabins - Mental Boat - Launched in 2009$164 /pax
9.4Excellent - 33 reviewsWhat a treat. It's worth it to afford Signature Royal cruise—full service, good… Ms.Linda OLeary - United KingdomHalong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave16 cabins - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2014$284 /pax
9.1Excellent - 201 reviewsWe had an amazing honeymoon with the Paloma cruise. The crew arranged a pretty cake… Ms. Lauren Chapman - SwitzerlandHalong Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son cave18 cabins - Wooden boat - Launched in 2009$144 /pax
About Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise
As a remote silent area, there are not many cruises that choose to take their guests to Bai Tu Long Bay which makes this small bay becomes an important part of the off-the-beaten path in the itinerary.
There are different choices for cruise standards from 3-star to 5-star. However, in general, all of these cruises are impressively convenient with full facilities and perfect services.
Budget & Mid-range Bai Tu Long Cruise: To save the budget, you can choose to book 3-star or 4-star cruises which are small wooden boat cruises with no more than 20 cabins. You can easily book these cruises at an extremely reasonable price from only about US$120/person. Some famous 3* or 4* ones are Swan, Paloma, Dragon Pearl Junk, Signature...
Luxury Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise: all luxury boats are made of steel with big size which usually has at least 25 cabins or more, except for the most high-end boat – Emperor Cruise which is an all-inclusive cruise with only 8 cabins, each cabin has a private butler and after the trip, you do not have to pay any extra bill for food and drinks here.
Bai Tu Long Cruise Itinerary
Just like other travel routes among Halong Bay and other brother bays, you can choose to travel with 2 days or 3 days itinerary.
2 days 1 night Cruise: As usual, the most popular tour is the 2d1n cruise in which tourists will follow about 12 p.m. and arrive at the Cap La area for swimming and kayaking. At dawn, the tour guide will bring you back to the cruise and enjoy the sunset party here with the buy-1-get-1-free drink program. After a cozy dinner, you can choose to watch a movie, play board games, or try the interesting night squid fishing and try to get a squid for supper before going to bed.
Kayaking in Bai Tu Long Bay
On the day after, you can start your new day with a Tai Chi lesson then have a full breakfast, prepare for a visit to the stunning Thien Canh Son cave, and may have a little time resting at Hon Co Island beach before getting back to the boat, have a light brunch before arriving at the port.
3 days 2-night cruises: If you feel like a 2 days tour is not enough, the option of 3d2n cruises staying in the bay is just for you. Normally, with this itinerary, you will have more time to travel and explore deeper inside this area by swimming at Hon Co Island, visiting Vung Vieng fishing village, or the Cong Dam area with Hon Xep Natural Park.
1. What is the bes Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise?
We offered about 11 cruises in Bai Tu Long Bay from budget to luxury class. Depend on your prefer cruise type and price we do recommend you 3 options below:
- Luxury Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise: Emperor Cruise from US $344/ person
- Deluxe Cruise in Bai Tu Long: Signature Cruise from US $169/person
- Cheap Bai Tu Long Cruise: Swan Cruise from US$127/ person
Let's pick a suitable one for your tip in Bai Tu Long Bay.
2. Why should i do a cruise in Bai Tu Long instead of Halong?
Bai Tu Long Bay is a quiet place and spends for an off-the-beaten-track or relaxing client. It is not too crowded tourists like in the main Halong Bay area, so cruising in Bai Tu Long you will help you have an unforgettable trip. So if you are looking for a relaxing trip or off-the-beaten-track trip, please don't hesitate to choose Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise.
3. How much is Bai Tu Long Cruise?
Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise price offers different price ranges based on boat types, travel dates, and cabin types. Normally the price is between 120 USD - 190 USD per person for a 1-night cruise. You should contact a travel consultant to get the exact price for your Bai Tu Long Bay cruise tour.
4. Is Bai Tu Long Bay now really busy?
No, it is not. Bai Tu Long is quite further than both Halong Classic and Lan Ha Bay. There are not many cruises, and the most beautiful scenery still remains. So you should choose to cruise in Bai Tu Long instead if you prefer the route which offers fewer boats & a nice view.
5. Can I cover Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long bay together?
Current Halong Bay separate to 3 main routes: Halong Classic, Bai Tu Long, and Lan Ha Bay. Follow the policy of the Halong board management we could not combine any of them. Most of the routes look quite similar, so if you prefer quiet, less touristy let's choose Bai Tu Long Bay cruise. If you prefer to visit the main sites in Halong like Sung Sot Cave, Titop island let's choose Halong Classic, however, it will be a bit crowded.
Questions & Answers (27)
I am planing a trip to Hanoi- and would be interested in cruise in Bai Tu Long, can you please let me know which cruise is are operating for 2 night program?
Current most cruise offer 2 nights program, you can have looked an decide the most suitable one.
Hello. We will be visiting Bai Tu Long on the 31st oct 2022. Looking for a cruise with balcony and bathtub. Would you have any recommendations? Budget wise 300usd for 2pax
Currently, there are only a few options that operate in Bai Tu Long. For your budget you can have look at Swan Cruise with a price is 318 USD for 2 included transfers from Hanoi.
Hi, are the cruises to Bai Tu Long bay mentioned on the website all available for booking?
No, the Paloma, Sealife dont have planed open again yet. Others are available for booking.
My husband and I want to book a 3 day Bai Tu Long Bay cruise for December 14th. We are looking at either Signature or Renea. Is there a difference between the two? We also need transportation from the Hilton Garden Inn in the old quarter to the pier and return to the Sheraton in the Tay Ho district. Can you arrange the transportation and what is the cost?
Signature & Renea mainy differents about the services standard, cabin qualities. While Signature is offer more luxurious services, Renea just offer the standard one. You can book the transfer and it will pick you at Hilton Garden Inn but will not drop you at Sheraton because it is not located in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Hi, I am choosing between Swan and Paloma cruise. Can you please share the full detailed itinerary for both? What activities are there? Thanks
Both these cruises offer a similar itinerary visit Bai Tu Long bay. And included kayaking, visit cave... The main difference between these boats is boat type, food and services.