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Phoenix Cruise Full day
Lot 1, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong City, Quang Ninh
9.3Excellent - 52 reviews

Phoenix Cruise Full day

Lot 1, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong City, Quang Ninh
9.3Excellent - 52 reviews
Launched in 2019
Day Boat
Halong Bay
Phoenix Cruiser
Styles: Day Cruises,
Cruise-Lines: Phoenix Day Cruise
  • Bar
  • Free Wi-fi
Why choose Phoenix Day Cruise?
  • Top day cruise for budget travelers with bar, restaurant & sundeck

  • Serving traditional Vietnamese cuisine & a wide range of tempting drinks

  • 6-hour short trip, suitable for in-hurry tourists

Cabin & Rates

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6 Hours Cruise
6 Hours Cruise
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees
  • 04 hours cruising (including Thien Cung cave and bamboo boat ride in Ba Hang Floating village)
  • One bottle of water on bus
  • One soft drink or beer or bottle of water on boat
  • Seafood lunch on boat (vegetarian menu available)
Price Excludes
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses and other things not clearly mentioned in the included list.
  • Transfer to/from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
Cancellation Policy
  • More than 21 days before check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 11 to 20 days before check-in: 30% of total rates
  • From 7 to 10 days before check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 7 days before check-in & 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
  • Children under 2 year old. Free of charge
  • Children under 12 year old. 80% of adult price (Sharing cabin/ bed with 02 adult).
  • From 12 year old and uper: 100% of adult price

Cruise Itineraries

Day Trip
6 hours: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island - Hanoi


08:00 - 8:30: For those who use the transfer service (book in the next step with an additional fee), our bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to depart for Ha Long. 

11:45 - 12:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Harbor, board the Phoenix wooden junk, and start the day cruise to discover Halong Bay - one of the 7 Wonders of the World. 

Witness the striking, bizarre scenery and imposing limestone islands while the ship sails deeper into the bay. 

Have appetizing fresh seafood for lunch. Enjoy your meal and take a look at the natural splendors and karst formations with imaginary names like Fighting Cocks, Incense Burners, and Stone Dogs. 


Arrive at Sung Sot Cave means Surprising Cave on Bo Hon Island. This is one of Ha Long Bay's most spectacular and largest grottoes. After walking through about a hundred stone steps, you will reach the entrance and see the wonder of Mother Nature with numerous grand stalactites & stalagmites. 

Call on Luon Cave to explore this majestic lagoon. You'll discover the area's tranquility by kayaking - an indispensable water activity in Halong or sitting on bamboo boats to admire breathtaking scenes leisurely.

Try kayaking in Halong Bay

Try kayaking to the Pretty Luon Cave

NOTE: If you do not join the above activities, you could stay on the sundeck to relax.

Visit the amazing Titop Island, where you can swim or relax on the sandy beach shaped like a crescent moon. Another great option is hiking to the island's peak to witness the beautiful still-blue waters and limestone mountains.

Return on board and cruise back toward Tuan Chau Harbor. Relax at your own pace or make friends with fellow travelers in the captivating sunset view of Halong Bay.

17:30 - 18:00: Disembark at the pier and get ready for a bus ride back to Hanoi. Guests will have a short break on the way.


Drop off at your hotel in the Old Quarter at approximately 20:30. Goodbye, and see you again.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Last update 15:36 Wednesday 31 Jan 2024
  • Please kindly provide us your passport information at least 01 week before the cruise date.
  • If you have any specific food request (vegetarian, allergic, non-seafood, etc.), feel free to let us know so we can serve your demands with the best

About Phoenix Day Cruise

Phoenix Day Cruise, a part of Halong Phoenix Cruiser Company, is a 3* wooden budget boat that was rebuilt recently in 2023. Following the Vietnamese traditional junk style, the ship perfectly balances the modern facilities and nostalgic ambiance.

Reasonable prices and attentive tour guides also influence Phoenix Cruise's popularity. A well-designed cruising route offers an excellent opportunity to see the most beautiful areas in Halong Bay in a very relaxing way.

Facilities & Deck Plan

Phoenix Day Cruise is designed with two main floors with a maximum capacity of 48 passengers. You will be amazed by the design, good boat performance, and spacious sundeck. The deck is designed to be completely relaxing with a system of cabins and other function rooms:

  • 1st Deck: There is a deluxe restaurant for enjoying various tasty Vietnamese cuisine.
  • 2nd Deck: Guests can relax in the sundeck area, where they can enjoy the panoramic view during the cruise.

Phoenix Day Cruise Halong Bay, with modern equipment of 3-star international standards and a team of enthusiastic and professional staff, will surely bring you a comfortable and friendly feeling as if you were in your own home.


Located on the 1st floor, the restaurant specializes in serving fresh seafood dishes along with familiar Vietnamese cuisine.


This area has spacious space, providing great views of the bay, making this place a frequent check-in point for visitors. The cruise's sundeck is fully furnished with a roof area, artificial grass pads, tables, chairs for guests to sit and enjoy drinks and the view, and sun loungers.

New and Modern Dining Area

Elegant and spacious restaurant on the cruise

Service & Activities

Although there is only one day to explore Halong Bay on this budget boat, it is your most memorable time. Here, passengers will travel with the ship on the following itinerary:

  • Sung Sot Cave: The tour guide will take you to visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most well-known attractions of Halong Bay.
  • Various unique islets: On a cruise between Halong and thousands of rocky islands, visitors will feel like they are entering the animal world that has gone through millions of years of petrification. These are Stone Dog Islet, Lu Huong Islet, Trong Mai Islet, La Vong Islet, Fishing Village, etc.
  • Kayaking/Bamboo boat: Go kayaking/Get on a bamboo boat rowed by local people to move inside the mysterious cave.

Visit Luon Cave on a rowing boat

Visit Luon Cave on a rowing boat

Food & Drink

For foodies, undoubtedly, one thing that interests you will be the cuisine on this day cruise. Phoenix will provide a wonderful dining experience with a luxurious 3-star restaurant. Guests can try a delicious set menu, including many Asian cuisine options and seasonal fresh seafood, with professional service staff.

Besides, guests can enjoy fruit juices, wines, and other delicious cocktails during the journey, with a wide list catering to all tastes. Other drinks served upon request will be charged individually.

Delicious set menu lunch

Fresh and tasty dishes are served onboard


The transfer fee is not included in the cruise price. You can contact us to book a transfer service to be picked up at the cruise port on time by shuttle bus or private car.

8:00 - 8:30: Guests will be picked up by a car at the hotel lobby in Hanoi Old Quarter and moved to Ha Long. Start the journey to visit Halong Bay in a day

11:30 - 12:00: Arrive in Ha Long. Take a boat to visit Halong Bay - The natural wonder of the world twice recognized by the Unesco committee and is one of the new 7 wonders of the world. The journey will end at about 17:00, and then the car will take you from Ha Long to Hanoi.

Shuttle bus transfer from Hanoi

Comfortable shuttle bus with complete comfort


BestPrice's Overal Rating: 8.9/10


  • Huge capacity (48 guests) - suitable for large groups
  • Nice & modern design boat


  • The cruise ship was a bit old

Services & Facilities: 9.0/10


  • Friendly & helpful cruise staff
  • Excellent restaurant service - caters well to all dietary requirements
  • Elegant interior with wooden furniture 


  • Other food & beverages served upon request are pretty expensive
  • Not many services on board as an overnight cruise
  • Simple arrangements inside the cruise, not luxurious

Food: 9.4/10


  • Delicious Vietnamese food served on board with fresh seafood
  • Vegetarian menu available


  • Other drinks will be charged individually
  • No water is served during the meal

Activities: 9.0/10


  • The itinerary has many fun activities for a day trip


  • Mediocre route - may be crowded in some spots
  • It may not be suitable for seniors

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 50 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.3
  • Food/Drink 9.1
  • Cabin quality 9.1
  • Staff quality 9.6
  • Enter/act 9.2
Excellent - Tillie Stein
Italy Italy
All good

The trip lasted for around 6 hours. First, we visit a cave, then go kayaking, and finish by visiting Titop Island for swimming. All activities were fun and memorable. Highly recommend this cruise.

Very good - Alex Camerron
United States United States
Nice day trip

Very nice. I book this cruise with the help of Anna. She was very responsive. The cruise is pretty nice. If I had more time, I'd book an overnight cruise.

Excellent - Charis A
United Kingdom United Kingdom
We like Halong Bay

I arranged a 5-day trip in Vietnam, including a day cruise to Halong Bay. Janet was the one who helped me. I contacted Bestprice Travel and she emailed me quickly with a detailed plan according to what we wanted.
It was so helpful that she could be contacted through WhatsApp and email. The cruise is great, staff is helpful and friendly. Our trip was so enjoyable!!

day cruise 1
day cruise 2
Excellent - Zee P
Singapore Singapore

The tour was well organized from London until we left Vietnam with the help of Janet whom we can contact almost any time of the day no matter the time difference. Moreover, the tour guide is knowledgeable, especially Mr. Hung (Hero), who was with us from Hanoi to Halong Bay.

Excellent - Ms.Emun L
Philippines Philippines
Best Options for Halong Bay Day Cruise

I had a great experience! I'm really delighted I contacted this company to manage our Halong Bay tour. Thumb up for Ms. Janet, who is very polite, helpful, and accommodating. Ms Janet recommended a well-maintained cruise ship that suit our budget. Thank you, Janet, and BestPrice Travel.

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Questions & Answers (26)

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We'll arrive at Noi Bai Airport around 8 a.m. on the 5th of July, can we travel to the port on time if we use a private transfer? How is it?

@Dan Herman:

It is a bit risk but i think better you change to next day.

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Does this cruise have a pick-up service from Noi Bai Airport? We'll arrive at 7:00 and need a car for our family of 4 to the pier.

@Chris Hank:

Hi! We can help you to arrange a private car. Please note that the risk for being late is high and if the car can't pick you up before 8.30 am at the airport, might be you can't get to the port on time for the cruise.

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I want to book this cruise on January 15 for 2 pax. Can you check if it has any vacancies on that day? Thanks.

@Janice W:

Yes we have available, please process.

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Is this cruise bookable on Jan 10? We're a group of 4. Please send the information via my email.

@Peter N:

Yes we have available seats you can easy process online.

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I'd like to check the availability of this cruise on November 21 or 22 for 3 people. Will it get cold in Vietnam during November?

@Seth M:

In November is our winter time so the weather could be cold a little bit so you should bring some warm clothes

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