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Top 10 Day Cruises in Halong Bay 2023

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 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 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.


Depending on which itinerary and the facilities of the cruise, here is the list of the best cruise for each demand:

  • Bestseller: Queen Luxury Day Cruise
  • Best day cruise in Bai Tu Long: La Muse Day Cruise
  • Most luxurious in Lan Ha Bay: Halong Catamaran Day Cruise
  • Budget cruise: Phoenix Day Cruise

To find the most suitable one, refer to BestPrice Travel's top 10 Day Cruises in Halong Bay

The most luxurious Halong day cruise is Queen Luxury because of its offering: 6 hours to explore Halong Bay, high-end facilities such as the 4D virtual studio on the rooftop, plush materials, and buffet meals with varied tropical and seafood options.

The price range for a day cruise is depending on cruise class:

  • 5-star cruise: from $79/pax - $105/pax
  • 4-star cruise: from $65/pax - $89/pax
  • 3-star cruise: from $58/pax - $69/pax

The best 1-day cruise itinerary for the first time to visit are some highlight destinations in Halong as Titov Island and Surprising Cave

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Hi, We have been looking at this 4 day trip: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Mai Chau 4 Days and we have a couple of questions. Are there available spots for two people from the 26. of april? Is it possible to bring our big backpack luggage, without walking around with it all day or is it better to bring a smaller backpack for the trip and store big backpack luggage in Hanoi? Best Regards , Denmark

@Helene and Jakob:

On 26th April there is available room for you for group tour. Our travel consultant will contact to you very soon for more detail

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We are a couple interested in a day cruise. Can you please let me know the best price for a 7 to 8-hour cruise with a transfer from/to Hanoi for 2 people on the 24th of March? Thank you!

@Malek Hamzeh:

We have option 8 hours with Jade Sails, and our best rate is 115 USD/person including transfer from Hanoi.

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We are on the 6.3.2023 with „ Mein Schiff5“ in the Halong bay.Is it possible to get a 5-7 h CruiseTour for 4 people? But we need the guarantee that we are on time by our ship.

@Jeane Sante:

Can we know the time you'll arrive at the Bay please. We can help you to arrange day cruise in 4 hour, 6 hour, 8 hour depend on the time you arrive and the time you'll be back to the ship

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Hi, I want to make a reservation for a full-day cruise tour in Halong on 28th April 2023. I have limited time in Halong so I hope the cruise route will cover the most famous destinations in the area. Thank you


There are 3 different itinerary for day cruise this time, each cruise cover 1 area and no cruise cover all area. So depend on your prefer places you can choose your favorite one.

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Wanting prices for 1 day cruises tomorrow for 4 people. Currently in Ha Long and do not need prices including transfers from Hanoi.

@Vicki Sherlock:

Yes we have and have just contact you for booking process.

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