Halong Catamaran Day Cruise Halong Bay
No.26 | Tuan Chau Marina, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
9.5Excellent - 48 reviews

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Halong Catamaran Day Cruise Halong Bay

No.26 | Tuan Chau Marina, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam
9.5Excellent - 48 reviews
Launched in 2017
Day Boat
Wood and Metal
Lan Ha Bay
The Halong Catamaran

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Cafe & Lounge
  • Catamaran
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Waterslide
  • Cooking Class
  • Restaurant
Why choose Halong Catamaran Day Cruise?
  • Enjoy the luxury buffet lunch with Vietnamese and Western dishes

  • Fulfilling experience at Lan Ha Bay with the catamaran and the slide of the ship

  • Upscale furniture and elegant interior design

  • Fascinating 8-hour program on Halong Bay

Cabin & Rates

Select Person
Day Cruise
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Lunch on board
  • Complimentary drinking water all day
  • Welcome drink
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking class
  • Speed boat transfer to and from the beach for activities
  • Teas, fruits, cakes from 16:30 to 17:30
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees
  • Round – trip bus transfers using highway
  • English speaking guide
Price Excludes
  • Beverages not mentioned above
  • Food or drink ordered at the short rest stop
  • Any other services not mentioned above
  • Add-on speed boat and/or jet-ski tour (optional)
  • On board insurance
  • Service tax and fees
  • Surcharge for public holidays
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 22 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 8 to 21 days prior to check-in: 30% of total rates
  • From 4 to 7 days prior to check-in: 50% 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
  • - Under 4 years old: free.
  • - From 4 years old - under 10 years old: 50% of adult price.
  • - From 10 years old and above are counted as adults.

Cruise Itineraries

Day Trip
Full Day: Hanoi - Lan Ha Bay - Dark & Bright Cave - Frog Pond


07:45 - 08:30: Get ready and check your belongings before our tour guide picks you up from various hotels in Hanoi Old Quarter. There will be a quick stop halfway to stretch your legs.

NOTE: The transfer service is up to your request. It's excluded from the cruise's price.

11:30 - 11:45: The bus will arrive at Tuan Chau Marina and reach the pier. The welcoming staff will be waiting for your arrival. A complimentary welcome drink will be served with a quick briefing as we set sails into Halong Bay.

Our award-winning chef will serve unique delights for guests to indulge in and pair beautifully with lavish cocktails, fine wines, and beers.

NOTE: The bar will be open for the entire service. Water is served throughout the journey. Any other drinks that aren’t mentioned will incur a charge.


The first activity in this wonderful journey is exploring the stunning Dark & Bright Cave by kayaking or sitting on a bamboo boat rowing by locals. 

We will spend around 1-hour round trip paddling through a little grotto and into this private lagoon. Surrounded by imposing rock walls in all directions, it's a peaceful little corner for you to relax. The tour guide will tell the folklore of Halong Bay before paddling back to the boat.

Explore Dark & Bright Cave in Cat Ba Island By Kayaking

Explore Dark & Bright Cave By Kayaking

Next, it’s time to enjoy the natural beauty of Frog Pond by swimming in the emerald water of Lan Ha Bay. Try the trampoline and water slide with your friends, or simply stay on the boat and chill out. So, relax and take a few moments to reflect on the beauty of this natural wonder of the world.

Return on board to join the cooking demonstration and have a try at making Vietnamese Spring rolls by yourselves.

You will have an exciting sunset ceremony afterward with complimentary Vietnamese teas, fresh fruit, and cakes. Witness the sunset dip into the horizon and fill the sky with deep red, purple, and yellow. Let's immerse ourselves in the wonderful moment while sailing back.

17:45 - 18:00: The cruise will be back to the port. If you request the transfer in advance, get picked up and return to Hanoi.


Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi at approximately 20:00 - 20:30. End your journey here.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
On weekends, some roads will not allow vehicles to make room for the Walking Street. Therefore our limousine will drop you off at the closest and a suitable point in the Old Quarter instead
Last update 11:27 Friday 20 Oct 2023

Important Notes:


About Halong Catamaran Day Cruise

Halong Bay Catamaran is constantly developing and perfecting from the best comments to bring the best experience to travelers who have trusted and chosen it. Spacious, clean, and with luxury design, accompanied by lavish dining experiences, this is one of the most splendid day cruises in Halong Bay.

This 5-star cruise, with a length of up to 37m, is one of the largest in the world in the same segment., with a capacity of more than 150 visitors. The white color scheme and two large sails also contribute to the Catamaran's youthful, modern, and equally elegant appearance, with a modern and luxurious design with a European touch.

Facilities & Deck Plan

The Halong Bay luxury cruise offers a wide range of high-end amenities and services. It is guaranteed to bring guests an excellent resort space:

Luxury Restaurant & Bar

To serve the dining needs of visitors, the cruise has a highly spacious and airy restaurant space with big windows along the two sides of the ship to receive natural light. The wood and metal details combine harmoniously, creating a cozy and luxurious space.

Luxury Restaurant

Luxury Restaurant

Sunbathing Net

The luxury cruise also designed a row of loungers and a large sky net at the end of the cruise for visitors to sunbathe with two mesh frames divided in half and firmly installed to ensure absolute safety for visitors to relax and enjoy.

Slides and Floats

Visitors must try the water slide and the big float on the sea surface. This activity will help you "cool down" on hot summer days. In particular, this is also a game that many children love and participate in enthusiastically. 

Have A Refreshing Experience With The Slide On The Ship

Have A Refreshing Experience With The Slide On The Ship

Deck Plans

The Halong Bay cruise has all two decks with spacious and airy space, integrated with all luxury amenities such as restaurants, bars, lounges, etc. It offers the most comfortable resort space for guests to experience.

  • The 1st deck: The restaurant and bar area to meet passengers' dining and relaxation needs right on the yacht.
  • The 2nd deck: The terrace area is the place to organize fun and entertainment activities for all visitors to participate comfortably. This is one of the few cruises that meet visitors' needs fully and well.
Service & Activities

With Catamaran Day Cruise, you'll have the best 8 hours to take a deep breath of the Majestic Wonder of the World, Halong Bay. The Catamaran cruise will begin its journey at Tuan Chau international port and take passengers to beautiful seas such as Dark and Light Cave, Frog Pond, etc., before arriving at the pristine and poetic Lan Ha Bay.

Day excursion

During the Catamaran cruise, visitors can relax while swimming in the blue waters of the Gulf, visit the thousand-year-old caves, take a scenic speedboat ride, or go kayaking or rafting on their own. Realize the scenery and people here.

Onboard activities

When returning, traditional cooking classes, tea-tasting ceremonies, yoga, or cultural exchanges on the Catamaran cruise are also available to help guests feel relaxed, full of energy, and ready for new journeys.

Explore Dark&Bright Cave in Cat Ba Island By Kayaking

Explore Dark & Bright Cave By Kayaking

Food & Drink

When booking a 1-day tour of Halong Bay cruise, you will enjoy food according to the available set or buffet. The deluxe restaurant offers a variety of the best dishes from all over the country, along with vegetarian dishes, European dishes, etc., to meet all visitors' needs.

Moreover, with the criterion of using only fresh ingredients caught in the day, the team of professional chefs promises an unforgettable culinary excursion that can only be found on Catamaran.

Besides, passengers can also enjoy tea parties, elegant cakes on the main deck, or a lively cocktail party at night.

Enjoy The Delightsome Food With Cocktail On The Sundeck

Enjoy The Delightsome Food With Cocktail On The Sundeck


This cruise supports the guests by limousine bus, fully equipped with facilities: air conditioning, soft leather seats, and USB capability to charge phones and devices to guarantee that you are comfortable from the minute you leave until you return.

From Hanoi Old Quarter:

The schedule to visit Halong Bay by Catamaran cruise ship will last about 7 hours. If you pick up at Hanoi Old Quarter, the car and guide will pick you up from 07:45 - 08:30

From Cruise Port:

Around 11:30, you will board the ship at Tuan Chau International Port. The reception will welcome you with a drink before the cruise leaves the pier.


BestPrice's Overall Rating: 9.5/10

Vessel - BestPrice's Review: 9.4/10


  • Modern & luxurious catamaran cruise design with European style


  • It may not be suitable for guests who prefer classic wooden boats, or Eastern design


Facilities - BestPrice's Review: 9.8/10


  • Have a water slide and big float to enjoy
  • Graceful & modern interior
  • Helpful & friendly cruise staff


  • Beauty & spa services aren't available


Food & Drinks - BestPrice's Review: 9.6/10


  • Using only fresh ingredients caught in the day
  • 5-star delectable & well-presented Western dishes served on board


  • Additional beverages will be billed individually
  • Delicious food, yet a small portion
  • Should be more Vietnamese traditional food


Activities - BestPrice's Review: 9.5/10


  • Visit the must-see attractions of Lan Ha Bay
  • Kayaking & cooking class are included in the price
  • Tea ceremony free in the afternoon


  • More suitable for young people, active travelers

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 46 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.6
  • Food/Drink 9.4
  • Cabin quality 9.4
  • Staff quality 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.5
Excellent - Samia M
All things are good

This is a memorable experience. Clean, beautiful luxury ship. Good service, caring, and friendly tour guide. The food is delicious, diverse, and delicious.
I had a fun time kayaking and trying the slide to swim into the sea.
Hope the team will bring even better services in the future.

The cruise
The sunset
Excellent - Adam T.
An amazing journey

Great experience. Clean, beautiful, and luxurious ship. The price is reasonable for a day cruise. The food is delicious, diverse, and flavorful.
I have fun with the kayaking activities. The cruise also has a slide to swim into the sea, which is very amusing.

Excellent - Flynn Santana
Have a fun time

This time I chose to go on a day trip after I went on an overnight cruise. Although the schedule will be shorter, it was still an amazing experience. Bai Tu Long is stunning and peaceful. I'll return in the future.

Excellent - Emmie M
Strongly suggest

We recently took the Halong Catamaran cruise, and it was fantastic indeed. The views of Halong Bay were beautiful, and the entire experience was pleasant. Tommy, our host, took excellent care of us during our trip! He informed us about Ha Long Bay's history and ensured we were comfortable on the catamaran.… More

Excellent - Carlos C
Totally satisfied with service

The boat is beautiful, and the service is very nice. The food is always delicious. In general, our group is very satisfied.
I really like afternoon tea with the aroma of jasmine tea, the sweetness of the cake, and the breathtaking view of the sunset over the sea.
The boat manager and the crew were very… More

The Halong Catamaran
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Questions & Answers (15)

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Is the transportation from and to Hanoi included in the price or do we need to pay extra fee for that? In the description it says it is included but in initerary it says that it needs to be booked separately for an extra fee. If it needs to be booked separately, how do we do that and how much does it cost?


Our price already included transfer round way.

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My friend group of 5 wants to book this cruise on 29 Nov with a transfer from Hanoi. Is the cruise available for this day?

@Clark B:

Hi! The Catamaran Day Cruise still available for your group, pls check your email for detailed quotation. At present, it costs $495 for 5 person on Catamaran Day Cruise and the transfer cost is $20/person ($100 in total). 

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Is there any sunset party on board? And does it need a surcharge? Thanks

@Sienna West:

There is a small break for afternoon tea and the price is already include

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Will there be a guide for us in the Dark & Bright Cave?

@Victor Finley:

Yes, there will be a guide go with you in Halong Bay with english language

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Hello, I'll travel by myself to the Pier. What time do I need to show up to check in for the cruise? And where can I buy the 4G sim card to use the Internet on board? Thanks.

@Zachariah S:

You should arrive at the pier at around 11:00 am - 12:00 pm for check in. For sim card, you can buy at any store at the airport or shop in the city. There are famous telecom company in our country name Vinaphone and Viettel

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