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Top 10 Day Cruises in Halong Bay 2022

Don’t worry if you can't arrange the time for a 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.
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About Halong Bay Day Trip

There are some options for the Halong bay day cruise itinerary:

  • 4- hours route: the main route is: Thien Cung Cave - Dau Go Cave
  • 6 - hours route: Sung Sot Cave & Titop Island or cruise in Lan Ha Bay
  • 7 - 8 hours route: available for charter only you can do more activities such as kayaking, swimming, and sightseeing.

Most of the tourists book a one-day trip from 6 to 8 hours to maximin their travel time in Halong. If you prefer sightseeing, especially discovering 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 is enjoying a one-day 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 & Light Cave, Ao Ech Area, etc.

Luxury Halong Bay day Cruise

Luxury Halong Bay day Cruise


Day cruises 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 that 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.


The Halong Bay day trip price is varied due to each cruise, itinerary, and service standard. As for your reference, the cheapest cruise usually costs about US$ 59/person, meanwhile the most luxurious price may reach US$ 99/person or more. If you want to book a charter, you should contact me soon to get the best price for your one-day trip to Halong Bay.


Yes, there are many options for a day cruise in Halong Bay that provide you a short tour between 4 - 8 hours in the bay. If you don't know which one is best let's visit our website to see all the detailed information about the Halong Bay day cruise.

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 depending 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 including entrances fees, lunch, cruise, transfer from/ to Hanoi. The exact price is different from budget to luxury. You can view our top list of Halong Bay day trips and select your preferred one.

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We are looking for 1 day trip that includes scenic flight from Hanoi to Halong Bay; 3-5 hours free time in Halong Bay with cruise then return flight to Hanoi.

@Renee Korb:

There is a flight at 10:00 AM from Hanoi to Halong after arrive you can take Wonderbay day cruise that depart at 12:00, then ending at 17:00. However there is no flight back Hanoi at 17:00 so you need to book a private car instead. Please give me your date to check available and rate.


Please suggest any promotional deals on a day cruise from Hanoi for 4 people. It might be at the end of November 2022.


Current we dont have any hot deals promotion in Nov but our rate is very best one. Please consider your option and lets us know.


Hi i am staying in Ha long vietnam 1st October and I want to take a cruise in the day that includes snorkelling. Please recommend what is avaliable that includes snorkelling and kayaking on the 2nd or 3rd oct


Current we have no boat that is available snorkelling in Halong Bay, just some activities like kayaking, and swimming.... And depend on your budget cost between 60 USD - 120 USD/person, please let me know which one you prefer?


Dear Sir/Madam, I would like to go on a Day Cruise on 18th Nov 2022 to visit a cave/s and a fishing village. Can you please recommend me one. I would also like to ask how much would a private car cost for 4 adults and 3 pieces of luggage from Hanoi Noi Bai Airport to Ha Long Essence Hotel at 12.30 noon on 17th Nov. And then transfer back to Hanoi Old Quarter on 18th Nov after the Day Cruise. Thank you! Kim

@Low Ming Kim:

We have some option for day cruise on 4 Nov and will send you detail via email. Please check.


Is Day Cruise included transfer or not? I can't find this information. please help. thanks

@Kaarina Naughton:

Most of Day Cruise already included transfer from/to Hotel in Hanoi. What time do you plan to go?