THE 10 BEST Halong Bay Junk Boats 2022
Price [Low to High]
Price [High to Low]
9.3Excellent - 151 reviewsJunk with a clever design, Dragon Pearl 3, on three decks. Cabin is compact yet… Koren June - Hong KongBai Tu Long Bay – Hon Co Island – Thien Canh Son Cave11 cabins - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2010$148 /pax
9.0Excellent - 98 reviewsFun vacation for the whole family! The kids get to experience exciting sea life.… Mr Neale - United StatesBai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son - Vung Vieng Village18 cabins - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2009$128 /pax
9.7Excellent - 77 reviewsI've had the good fortune to travel to Halong Bay several times, but never in such… Vanish - United StatesTra Bau Area, Cua Van village, Tien Ong cave, Me Cung cave
8 cabins - Steel core, wooden cover - Launched in 2017$290 /pax
- Flash Sale 40% OFF + Unlimited Benefit.
9.1Excellent - 83 reviewsWe really loved it and Quinn not sure how to spell his name on board the ship he… Ms.Brittany Johnson - United StatesHalong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Titop Island - Pearl Farm15 cabins - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2007$160 /pax
9.5Excellent - 82 reviewsVery soothing—nice scenery and helpful staff. Balcony Room offered a nice outlook… Henry Comb - United StatesHalong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Titop Island17 cabins - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2015$164 /pax
9.2Excellent - 75 reviewsWe took an overnight cruise with Heritage Line Jasmine in 3 days. The food and activities… Mr.Adam Matesic - AustraliaHalong Bay - Bai Tu Long - Tien Ong Cave - Titop Island23 cabins - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2007$234 /pax
9.1Excellent - 24 reviews"Tom Cruise" was our excellent guide who made the 2-day overnight in Halong Bay… Ms.LorenzoFus - UruguayHalong Bay- Van Gia Village- Sung Sot Cave10 cabins - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2013$118 /pax
9.4Excellent - 12 reviewsVictory Star Private is an excellent Halong bay cruise for us this holiday. Food… Mr.Ben Kirkby - AustraliaBai Tu Long Bay- Thien Canh Son Cave- Vung Vieng Floating Village2 cabins - Wooden boat - Launched in 2009$420 /pax
9.3Excellent - 54 reviewsThe truth is that the cruise is very good. The junk boat looks pretty new or renovated,… Ms.СloudAcish - BangladeshHalong Bay - Sung Sot Cave- Cua Van Village21 cabins - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2011$142 /pax
9.4Excellent - 13 reviewsA fantastic Valentine Premium, a little boat with a lovely table, sun deck chairs… Mr.Danny Kwok - Hong KongHalong- Cua Van Village- Titop Island2 cabins - Wooden Boat - Launched in 2010$431 /pax
An overview of Halong Bay wooden junks
It is the fact that finding high-quality wooden junk in Halong Bay is really hard at present. The reason for this matter is because of the trend of making steel boats in the Bay. Cruises made by steel are bigger, more stylish, and modern, become really hot for traveling in Halong and Lan Ha Bay which makes many people gradually forget about the existence of wooden junks.
Most of the wooden junks in Halong Bay were launched in the last decade, at the early of cruising services in Halong Bay. There are new boats, of course, but just a very modest number as the steel junks are dominating in the bay right now. If you want to travel Halong Bay in the classic way, a wooden junk must be the best choice. The majority of these boats are budget cruises with 3 – 4-star service standards and you can easily book one for a 2d1n or 3d2n cruise trip at reasonable prices (only from US $120/person). In addition, there are also options for day cruises in Halong Bay which starts from about US $60/person for a 5-hour tour.
There is no worry about the quality of services of those Halong Bay wooden junks as they all have many years of experience in the bay with well-trained staff. Also, you don’t have to concern about the safety of the wooden boats here as all the junk are maintained periodically at least once or twice a year, and only boats which are recognized as meeting the government’s safety standard allowed to travel in the Bay. In addition, although the wooden junks are small, cannot afford too many functions as the steel boats, they still can provide perfectly the comfort full-amenities cabins, delicious meals, and all the must-try activities such as sightseeing, swimming, kayaking, and night squid fishing.
While most of the new steel cruises traveling through Halong to Lan Ha Bay – a new hot travel route these years, wooden junks mostly travel in Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay which means you have 2 main options of itinerary: classic and off-the-beaten-track ones. The classic itinerary is ideally suitable for first-time travelers coming to Halong Bay which allows you to visit the most popular attractions here such as Titop Island, Sung Sot Cave, and Dark & Light Cave. Some most popular cruise names traveling the classic route are Aphrodite Cruise, Paradise Peak Cruise, and Indochina Sails. On the other hand, when you choose the off-the-beaten-track that means you will have a chance to explore the unspoiled beauty of the bay as the cruise will take you to travel deeply from Halong Bay to the remote area of Bai Tu Long Bay. There are many popular wooden junks follow this route that can be mentioned such as Swan Cruise, Paloma Cruise, Emperor Cruise, and Heritage Line Jasmine Cruise.
If you are a fan of classic style and expect a remarkable cruise trip with a rustic wooden boat, just book one of the above cruises, they all are the best junks in Halong Bay and promise for a perfect cruising experience.
Questions & Answers (2)
Hello, My name is Andrew, from Australia. I am organising a trip to Vietnam and we are interested in a private charter boat for 2 nights. Check in 19 May, check out 21 May 2022. It is for 6 males, therefore we require 6 x beds. 3 x cabins would be sufficient. We would like to be able to do some kayaking and snorkelling. We would like to be able to drink alcohol on board (happy to bring our own if that is permitted). Can you please provide some options, availability and costs? If you need any further information, please let me know. Thank you Andrew
As your request for a Private Charter Cruise on Halong for 3 days 2 nights on 19th May 2022 – 21st May 2022, I check the availability for you, and luckily I found the private cruise is still available on your expected date with Bhaya Legend Halong.
For your question please find the answer below:
- Wine: If you want to bring wine or some drinks of your own (not included in our itineraries) you should pay surcharge for the corkage fee upon your request. Bottle of wine/ vodka: fee at $15 per bottle
o Kayaking is included in the cruise’s rate.
o Snorkeling is also served on the cruise for an extra charge.
Please check all information above and get back to me soonest. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Is there any junk boat available now? I heard that there is only some big boats operating. I plan to go on May 1.
Unluckily just a few cruises are operating now to serve Vietnamese customers. And we mostly prefer big boats so there is no small junk boat run at moment. Until May we have no information yet. We will keep updated if there is any change.