Phoenix Day Cruise Halong Bay
Lot 1, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
9.3Excellent - 42 reviews

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Phoenix Day Cruise Halong Bay

Lot 1, Tuan Chau Marina, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
9.3Excellent - 42 reviews
Launched in 2023
Day Boat
Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island
Phoenix Cruiser
Styles: Day Cruises,

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Restaurant
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

Select Person
Day Cruise
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 8 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 8 to 3 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
  • 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
Full day: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island - Hanoi


08:00 - 8:30: For those who use the transfer service, our bus will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter to depart for Ha Long. 

Note: You can contact BestPrice Travel to book the transfer pick-up, as it's excluded from the cruise's price.

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. 

Till now, you can still see the remains of the ocean on the mountain cliffs of Luon Cave, with fossil shells showing that life existed millions of years ago. This is the moment you get closer to Halong's nature. 

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

Important Notes:


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 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

Deck Plans

Phoenix Day Cruise is designed with two main floors. 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:

  • Maximum Capacity: 48 passengers.
  • 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.
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.

08:00 - 08:30: 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 39 customer's reviews

Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.3
  • Food/Drink 9.1
  • Cabin quality 9.2
  • Staff quality 9.5
  • Enter/act 9.3
Excellent - Soraya K
It was great to experience cruising for the first time

The tour guides are friendly and the crew on board are also very nice. The itinerary was slightly adjusted due to weather conditions. They will inform you of the itinerary adjustments and progress in detail. I was fine with the change since there was nothing I could do about it.

It felt good to stay… More

Excellent - Betty J.
Amazing time on board

Being on the boat for one day is still fun, and I have a wonderful time.
It is my first time to experience staying on a boat. It is very comfortable. If you don’t like hot weather, it is suitable to go after August.
The tour guide was very enthusiastic and gave us many interesting information. Climbing… More

Excellent - Muhammad

We travel on July 15th and everything was good. Kind staff, good food, and well-planned schedule. Overall it was good for the price. For any budget traveler, this cruise is good for you.

Excellent day in Halong Bay

The trip was fantastic. I had an amazing time on board. The view is breathtaking. The staff was quite helpful. Our travel assistant, My Uyen, was really helpful in providing us with every information we need. Andy, our tour guide, also did an excellent job. I would definitely suggest it to our friends!! Thank you for the unforgettable experience.

Picture with our tour guide
Excellent - Ms.Sophia Endert
Amazing day trip in Halong Bay

This cruise provides everything I want from a Ha Long Bay day trip. The pick-up was on time. Good communication from the guide, the staff, and the travel assistant.
The tour guide kept us informed without getting overly engaged, which I loved! The locations and activities were fantastic!! Thanks for everything.

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Questions & Answers (18)

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What will the cruise serve during lunch? Is it a buffet or a set menu?

@Kara Wagner:

The cruise will serve buffet lunch on cruise so you have many choice for food

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Hi there, I'd like to book this cruise for 2 people on 22nd Oct. What is the best rate for us? (include the transfer). Thank you.

@Maliha Hull:

Our price 59 USD/person include transfer is the best rate we can give you.

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I want to book Phoenix Cruise for six people on Oct 18 with a budget of around USD 180 for each of us. Is that budget enough (including transfer service)?

@Kyron J:

With this budget you can book this cruise inlcude transfer. Even you can upgrade to a 4 star cruise like Sena Cruise include transfer

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Is the shuttle bus big? We have pretty big luggage so I wonder if they are too much. Do we need to book a private transfer for it?


Shuttle bus will have about 35 seats, if you want to be more comfortable and can start the trip later, private transfer is a good option, of course it will be more expensive

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Can I bring food and drink on board? I heard that it will come with a surcharge.

@Mitchell Sherman:

Yes you can bring but there will be surcharge if you bring on board

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