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Serenity Day Cruise Halong Bay
1/4 (Mot Thang Tu) street, Tung Dinh, Nui Ngoc, Cat Ba town
9.5Excellent - 27 reviews

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Serenity Day Cruise Halong Bay

1/4 (Mot Thang Tu) street, Tung Dinh, Nui Ngoc, Cat Ba town
9.5Excellent - 27 reviews
Launched in 2019
Day Boat
Lan Ha Bay
Serenity Cruise
Cruise-Lines: Serenity Day Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Restaurant
Why choose Serenity Day Cruise?
  • Round-trip transfer from your hotel in Cat Ba town free

  • Deluxe design with cozy wood-paneled walls

  • Visit the most outstanding attractions of Lan Ha Bay

Cabin & Rates

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Day tour
Day tour
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Round trip transfer from your hotel in Cat Ba town
  • Comfortable cruise
  • English speaking guide on boat
  • Welcome drink
  • Entrance ticket, sightseeing ticket
  • Lunch on cruise
  • Experienced and professional tour guide
  • Kayak, swimming
  • Free 1 bottle of water
Price Excludes
  • Tips for tour guide
  • Staffonboat
  • Drinks atbar
  • Other personal expenses…
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
  • Full charge as adults

Cruise Itineraries

1 day
Full day: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Cai Beo Village - Tai Keo Cave - Viet Hai Village


7:45: The staff will meet you at the Cat Ba Express & Serenity Cruises office at No.191, Road ¼, Cat Ba Town.

Upon onboarding at around 8:15, please enjoy your welcome drink while the safety instructions and the cruise staff are introduced. Besides the tour guide also notes key information about the itinerary.

Our trip starts with the first point Cai Beo Fishing Village. As the cruise sails through the local fishing community, you will gain insights into their way of life and navigate at a relaxed pace, providing the picturesque sights of charming floating houses.

Next, you will row your kayak across the Tai Keo Cave to see the vivid scenery of the underwater world. If the tide is too high, you are only allowed to kayak outside the cave for safety purposes. 

After the kayaking activity, our captain will choose the best stop for swimming in the middle of the sea, or you can choose to play in the cruise pool. For guests who are not keen on this activity, they can use the check-in with sup service provided by our staff for free.

We'll return to the Serenity Day Cruise for leisure and lunchtime. Cat Ba fresh seafood with various delicious traditional Vietnamese Food will be served in the lavish restaurant onboard.

NOTE: If you are vegan, please take note of the cruise team for the best services.


Prepare to embark on an exploration of Viet Hai Village, a serene fishing village in Halong that boasts a century of history and a multitude of captivating wonders awaiting your discovery. 

  • Leisurely cycle through the village, savor the refreshing aroma of the surrounding rice fields, and indulge in a rejuvenating fish massage
  • Interact with the amiable and enchanting locals and immerse yourself in the village's unique culture

After experiencing full water activities, we come back to the cruise to depart to the Harbor. This time, you can also share your feelings after the journey. It's the cruise crew's pleasure to hear your comments on improvements.

We'll arrive at Cai Beo Whaft around 15:15. Time to say goodbye to the lovely Serenity Premium Day Cruise and the crew onboard and prepare for the next trip to Hanoi. This is also the end of this unforgettable voyage.

NOTE: If using our transit, the driver will pick you up at the Harbor and travel back to Hanoi. You will be dropped off at the hotel in Hanoi at around 18:00.

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Last update 10:46 Wednesday 31 Jan 2024

Important Notes:


About Serenity Day Cruise

Belonging to the Cat Ba Express group, Serenity Premium Cruise is a 3-star day cruise in Halong Bay. The name “Serenity” implies the styles and ethos of the cruise toward style-conscious customers.

This cruise is designed with 3 decks, including a restaurant and a sundeck with an elegant design. With all the necessary services on the cruise, Serenity Cruise will bring you an unforgettable experience in Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay

This modern boat is intended for tourists who are finding a quiet space to explore nature, culture, and self-contemplation. If you are looking for a day tour in Lan Ha Bay, this will definitely be a suitable choice.

Facilities & Deck Plan

Deck Plans

Serenity Premium Cruise Halong Bay includes 03 decks, providing a comfortable trip for the guests. With a high capacity of 99 guests, the cruise only serves up to 48 guests on board:

  • 1st deck: A high-end restaurant for passengers to try Vietnamese cuisine
  • 2nd deck: Includes a modern lounge & an open-air space for relaxing
  • 3rd deck: A spacious sundeck for sunbathing & enjoy the fresh air


Highlight Services and Facilities

As one of the day cruises with 3-star standards in Halong Bay, Serenity Day Cruise concentrates on the quality of services and facilities on the cruise:

  • Restaurant: A luxurious restaurant with deluxe arrangements will serve you diverse fresh seafood dishes and Vietnamese cuisine with heavenly tastes.
  • Sundeck: Situated on the top deck of the cruise, this is where you can soak in bright sunshine and enjoy the cool atmosphere of Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay.

Modern Sundeck With Sofa Sets & Sunbeds

Modern Sundeck With Sofa Sets & Sunbeds

Service & Activities

Joining the day tour on the Serenity Cruise, you can explore the majestic of Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay in one day, and I'm sure you will be astonished by the gift of Mother Nature in this journey:

  • Fishing Village: You will have a chance to learn more about the local people, their daily life, and the culture in Cai Beo Ancient Fishing Village
  • Kayaking: Go kayaking and discover the Dark & Bright Cave
  • Swimming/snorkeling: Enjoy the beauty of the sandy beach & cool emerald water of Ba Trai Dao beach
Food & Drink

Spending time with Serenity Cruise on Halong Bay, you will be served meals on board with many nutritious Vietnamese-style dishes made from Cat Ba fresh seafood:

  • One-day cruise: 01 luxury lunch.

The tour booking already covers this lunch above and a welcome drink. Moreover, you will have to pay for other beverages served upon request, such as wine, beer, cocktails, etc.

Vietnamese Style Lunch

Vietnamese Style Lunch


You can choose to be transferred to Cat Ba town by bus. Please contact the booking agent if you want to book a private vehicle.

  • Transport from Hanoi: You will be picked up at the Cat Ba Express office at 04:30 - (Unavailable now).
  • Transport from Hai Phong: Around 06:00 - The bus will transfer you straight from 41 Ben Binh Street to Ben Beo, Cat Ba town - (Unavailable now).
  • Transport from Cat Ba: The bus will pick you up at the Cat Ba Express office or hotels in Cat Ba town at 07:45.

08:15 is the time to do some procedures for embarkation. After that, you will be welcomed by friendly cruise staff with a welcome drink.


BestPrice’s Reviews

Cruise: 8.9/10

  • (+) Pros
    • The cruise looks new and is designed with a modern style
  • (-) Cons
    • Not suitable for travelers who love the sophisticated royal design

Facilities: 9/10

  • (+) Pros
    • The elegant wooden interior provides a cozy stay
    • The cruise is kept clean & hygienic, bringing a comfortable experience on board
    • Go swimming with an enormous swimming float
  • (-) Cons
    • Spa and massage services aren't available

Food: 9.4/10

  • (+) Pros
    • Delicious lunch on board with Vietnamese cuisine
    • Good options for vegetarians
    • Cocktails are nice and strong with Happy Hour
    • Other beverages are reasonably priced
  • (-) Cons
    • Drinks aren't included in meals

Services: 8.9/10

  • (+) Pros
    • Nice, attentive & professional crew

Activities: 8.6/10

  • (+) Pros
    • Visit the must-see attractions of Lan Ha Bay and Halong Bay
    • Various interesting activities
  • (-) Cons
    • It can be crowded in the peak season due to the common route
    • More suitable for the young/active travelers

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 25 customer's reviews

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  • Cruise quality 9.6
  • Food/Drink 9.5
  • Cabin quality 9.6
  • Staff quality 9.5
  • Enter/act 9.5
Excellent - Mr.Kaka
Singapore Singapore
Excellent guide and service

Binh, our tour guide, led a fantastic one-day trip! This trip was made especially memorable by the entire team of BestPrice Travel and ship crew. Throughout the trip, there was a lot of fun and information shared. Pick-up and drop-off were very efficient. The ship is quite new. I strongly recommend this trip!!

Excellent - Juliet K
Argentina Argentina
Highlight of our trip to Vietnam was Halong Bay

Fantastic tour; limited number of passengers; good kayaking and swimming opportunities. Fantastic lunch—high quality, diverse, and abundant.
It is unfortunate that the weather is beyond the company's control, but despite the lack of clear skies and sunshine, the atmosphere is quite atmospheric.
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Excellent - Beatriz M
Argentina Argentina
Fantastic, unwinding moment. Really enjoyed it!

You will love it even on gloomy or foggy days! It is a charming little boat with fantastic food, a lively atmosphere, and excellent comfort! Lovely staff. The area of the bay close to Cat Ba Island is incredibly serene and lovely. adored it. Cherry makes an exquisite cruise director. A true jewel!

Excellent - Angie N
Singapore Singapore
An incredible experience in Lan Ha Bay

We are delighted with the service provided by BestPrice Travel. They are professional and nice. We schedule a round-trip bus to Catba and take a one-day cruise to Lan Ha Bay, which is less crowded than Halong Bay. Our tour guide, Dai, is fantastic. He took excellent care of us throughout the vacation. Highly recommended.

Excellent - Anna
Canada Canada
It went well above my expectations.

I really wish I had more time to spend here. The trip went far beyond my expectations. And I'm surprised at how well my tour guide speaks English, and he's quite informative. He is constantly knowledgeable and has something to say about whatever topic you are discussing. If only I could hire a guide… More

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Questions & Answers (7)

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Hello Can we be picked up from Hanoi & return to Hanoi please

@Tracey Mewes:

We only offer pick up & see off at Cat Ba Town.

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hi. Do you have a food tour by night in Halong after this Day Cruise?


you can enjoy food on night market at Bai Chay Night market, which is near Halong Bay.

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Hi. Does this cruise have a baby cot service? We are a family with 2 kids


On this day cruise is not have baby cot. Normally on Night cruise will have baby cot

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Hi. Do they sell the cigarettes onboard? And can I smoke during the voyage?

@Herry Port:

There is no rule about smoking when travel but you shouldn't smoke during the trip

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Hello. Is it a sharing cruise or a private cruise?

@Carol Fezz:

You can book a charter cruise if they free on that day, this is normally a sharing day cruise

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