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THE 10 BEST Halong Bay Day Cruises 2020

Don’t worry if you can't arrange the time for a Halong Bay cruise overnight. Take a Halong Bay day trip to join sightseeing and short activities around the bay. Let's try this perfect alternative to your desire.
Jade Sails - No 1 Halong Bay Day Cruises
Jade Sails
4 reviews
Ha Long Bay - Lan Ha Bay
  • Only 2 hours transportation on luxurious limousine.
  • 7 hours cruising on the newest luxury cruise
  • Great services, authentic decorations, delicious food
Metal Boat - Launched in 2018
Genesis Day Cruise - No 2 Halong Bay Day Cruises
Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave
  • Follow the route as overnight cruise, route number 02, around 5.5 hours on board
  • Visit Surprising cave and do kayaking/sampan in Hangluon area
  • Using limousine van for transfer, use new EXPRESSWAY Hanoi-Haiphong-Halong
Wooden - Launched in 2017
Estella Premium Day Cruise - No 3 Halong Bay Day Cruises
Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay
  • Fullday totally relaxing cruise trip through Lan Ha Bay
  • Newly launched 4-star day cruise
  • Large sundeck with panoramic view
Wooden Boat - Launched in 2018
Amazing Sails - No 4 Halong Bay Day Cruises
Ha Long Bay - Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Alongest, quietest, unique route avoids all touristic in 7-hours cruising.
  • Large sundeck for lovely sunshine and many space for open-air restaurant
  • Ocean view cabin available for taking a quick nap, especially for a couple, family with kids or seniors.
wooden - Launched in 2019
Phoenix Day Cruise - No 5 Halong Bay Day Cruises
Halong Bay - Ba Hang Village - Thien Cung cave
  • Spacious 3-star vessel, include bar, restaurant & sundeck
  • Serving traditional Vietnamese cuisine
  • 4-hour short trip, suitable with in-hurry tourists
Wooden Boat - Launched in 2012
Sen Day Cruise - No 6 Halong Bay Day Cruises
Halong Bay - Hoa Cuong - Ba Hang
  • Unique travel route on Halong Bay
  • Kayaking at Ba Hang area
  • Interesting cooking class & tasting lotus-tea tasting time
Steel - Launched in 2017
L’Azalee Private Cruise - No 7 Halong Bay Day Cruises
Halong Bay- Thien Cung - Sung Sot Cave
  • Best choice for any couple with only 1 cabin
  • Offer 2 different itinerary: fullday or 2D1N trip
  • Provide premium facilities and services on deck
1 cabin - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2014
L’Azalee Day Cruise - No 8 Halong Bay Day Cruises
Halong Bay - Thien Cung cave - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island - Soi Sim Island
  • Classic wooden boat with modern design
  • Having large space with lounge, bar and restaurant
  • Serving fine fusion menu
1 cabin - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2013
Nang Tien Day Cruise - No 9 Halong Bay Day Cruises
Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave
  • Small wooden boat with Italian deco style
  • Having both outdoor and indoor dining area
  • Small bar & spacious relaxing lounge available
Steel - Launched in 2016
Wego Halong Day Cruise - No 10 Halong Bay Day Cruises
Halong Bay - Cock Fighting - Titop Island
  • Experience 2D1N itinerary in a 5-hour cruise
  • Interesting activities, include: swimming, mountain climbing, kayaking
  • Save time with highway on the way back to Hanoi
Wooden boat - Launched in 2011
Alova Premium Cruise - No 11 Halong Bay Day Cruises
Ha Long Bay
  • 5 hour journey via 2 day-sleeper boat cruise route.
  • Admire a panoramic view of the bay on the top of Titop Island.
  • Visit a beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
wooden - Launched in 2019

An overview of Halong Bay Day cruise

To save travel time and also the budget, many tourists choose to explore Halong Bay on a day cruise which helps them finish their trip to Halong Bay in only one day or less. You can choose to travel with a 4-hour cruise, 6-hour cruise, or 8-hour cruise but normally, most of the tourists decide to book a Halong Bay one day tour from 6 to 8 hours. Although the travel time is short, you still can have enough time to admire the magnificent beauty of the bay, go sightseeing or enjoy kayaking and swimming in a stunning remote area. If you prefer sightseeing, especially discover the ancient natural cave, you should choose to book a day cruise that brings you to Sung Sot Cave, Dau Go Cave, Thien Cung Cave, Tien Ong Cave, Titop Island, etc. which are the most popular attractions in Halong Bay. Another choice is enjoying a Halong Bay one day cruise tour to Lan Ha Bay or Bai Tu Long Bay where only has a few attractions for sightseeing but owns many spectacular sites for swimming and kayaking such as Luon Cave, Dark and Light Cave, Ao Ech Area, etc. After getting tired, you can also join a cooking class on deck for a simple lesson of making a Vietnamese dish or taste hot lotus tea and learn more about the Vietnamese tea ceremony. For the 6 – 8-hour day cruise, a tasty lunch will be included in the itinerary which is usually in Vietnamese or fusion style with traditional dishes and seafood.

Luxury Halong Bay day Cruise

Luxury Halong Bay day Cruise

Day cruises in Halong Bay are usually small wooden boats with the simplifying classic local design which normally only have a modest guest cabin that is also the restaurant where tourists enjoy meals and drinks, and a lovely sundeck zone with the wooden or artificial grass floor, some sunbathing chairs, and big umbrellas. Most of these boats were built before 2018 and generally have the same design. On the other hand, if you book a luxury day cruise which launched in 2018 or newer, the boat may be bigger with more function cabins such as a lounge or bar, gym room, bathroom, etc. and look more impressive with stylish design and modern facilities, some new high-end cruises even made by steel.

Visit Halong Day Trip

Visit Halong in Day Trip

The price of a day trip in Halong is varied due to each cruise, itinerary, and service standard. As for your reference, the cheapest Halong day cruise usually costs about US$ 59/person, meanwhile the most luxurious Halong Bay day tour price may reach US$ 99/person or more. In addition, some small boats are also a good choice for a private Halong Bay one day trip or cruise overnight which makes they cost higher than normal; therefore, if you want to book a charter, you should contact soon to get the best price for your one day trip in Halong Bay.

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Yes, Most day cruise operators will organize a full package for a Halong Bay day trip from Hanoi. Tours normally start from early morning and back Hanoi late evening between 20:00 - 21:00 depend on each cruise.

There are not many options for luxury day cruises in Halong Bay. You can find 3 popular options on our website Jade Sails, Estella Premium Day Cruise, or Amazing Sails. Each cruise offers a different itinerary and style, please contact us to help you select a great one.

Halong Bay tour 1-day price is between USD 59 - USD 99 per person include entrances fees, lunch, cruise, transfer from/ to Hanoi. The exact price is different from budget to luxury. You can view our top list Halong Bay day trip and select your preferred one.

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Asked by Rob, August 20, 2019
Hi looking to get info on limousine transfer service how much? We wish to stay also 2 nites in halong bay but book your cruise full day option
Rob, August 20, 2019
Hi THank you so much for your kind sending a request I am pleased to inform the following information: - The rate of limousine transfer: Please advise the cruise you would like to book ! - The day cruise have to come back the pier before 18h00, you only can stay overnight if you book the overnight cruise Can you please advise more detail , so I can send you the recommendation Cheers
Asked by Ms. sharadavani, May 14, 2019
I need a 1 day trip to Ha long bay from Hanoi.Could you pls give me details.
Ms. sharadavani, May 14, 2019
Dear Ms. sharadavani, We have some options for day trip from budget to Luxury, so it is better if you could give us more detail about travel date and number of person in your group. It is better for us to recommend you a suitable one. BestPrice
Asked by Martin Garix, April 19, 2019
Hi What time to be back Hanoi ?, can we catch the train to Sapa after the tour ?
Martin Garix, April 19, 2019
Hi Depend on cruise you book the the expected time to be in Hanoi is different If you book the Phoenix Cruise for example, the expected time to be in Hanoi is 20h00 If you book the Swan Cruise, the expected time to be in Hanoi is 19h00 So if you have the train to Lao Cai after Halong Tour, it is high recommend for you to book the high quality Cruise ( Swan, Jadesails,...) since the bus follow the highway, then to be in Hanoi sooner
Asked by Limasenla, March 30, 2019
Hi,I am planning to stay at Halong bay for 2 days and would like to know if you have day cruise for pick up fro halong bay hotel and back to halong bay hotel
Limasenla, March 30, 2019
Hi All shuttle bus only pick-up and drop-off at the hotels located in Hanoi Old Quarter If you stay at a hotel in Hanoi Bay, we could arrange the private car to pick you up Please advise how many people in your group, departure date, Then I will send you the quotation