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Wonder Bay Cruise Halong Bay
Tuan Chau Harbor, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
9.5Excellent - 65 reviews

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Wonder Bay Cruise Halong Bay

Tuan Chau Harbor, Halong City, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
9.5Excellent - 65 reviews
Launched in 2011
Day Boat
Iron
Halong Bay
Alova Cruises
Styles: Day Cruises,
Cruise-Lines: Wonder Bay Cruise

Highlight Services & Facilities

  • Bar
  • Free Wi-fi
  • Restaurant
Why choose Wonder Bay Cruise?
  • Modern day cruise for budget travelers to explore Halong Bay for 6 hours

  • Buffet Lunch with a great variety of both non-vegetarian food and vegetarian food

  • Large sundeck with roof for up to 30 people at one time

Cabin & Rates

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Full day program
Full day program
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
Booking Policy
Price Includes
  • Transfer from hotel/ stay in Hanoi Old Quarter to Halong Bay & return by A/C modern bus on the new Highway Hanoi – Quang Ninh
  • English speaking guide during the trip
  • Entrance fees, 2 bottles of water per person
  • Welcome drink and lunch with Vietnamese dishes
Price Excludes
  • Pick up from hotel/ stay outside Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Beverages
  • Travel insurance and service charge
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Kayaking
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 5 years old: Free of charge
  • Children from 5 - 9 years old: charge 50% of adult price
  • Children from 9 years and over pay full adult rate.

Cruise Itineraries

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Full day
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island

Morning

08:15 - 08:45: Pickup time in Hanoi Old Quater for guests booking the transfer service (book in the next step with an additional fee). Get on our limousine bus to Tuan Chau Island. There will be a stopover on the way for guests to rest.

12:00: Meet the crew at Tuan Chau Harbor, embark on Wonder Bay Cruise, enjoy your welcome drink, and listen to a safety briefing.

Then, you will have a buffet lunch. Enjoy your meal while witnessing the unique shapes of the islands and cropouts, resulting in the unique name Cock Fighting, Thumb, and more.

Afternoon

Sailing to the Bo Hon archipelago and exploring the spectacular rock formations inside Sung Sot Cave. There are various stalagmites and stalactites of all forms and sizes. Let’s listen to the tour guide to learn about the cave’s million years of history and snap pictures.

Visit Surprising Cave

An interesting excursion in Sung Sot Cave

Pad around by kayak or get on a bamboo boat (with a surcharge) to discover the natural Luon Cave, located at the foot of an imposing mountain. After reaching the other side, a world full of lush plants and emerald water will open in front of your eyes. 

Visit Titop Island to chill out. Visitors can lay on the sandy beach adjacent to the towering limestone mountain with an excellent backdrop of the Bay or hike to the island’s peak for a panoramic view of the bay.

Return to the boat for afternoon tea for fruits, cakes, and tea while cruising back toward Tuan Chau Harbor. There is plenty of time to sunbathe, listen to music, and enjoy the pretty sunset of the bay with fresh drinks (not included in the price).

Reach the pier and disembark the cruise at approximately 17:45 - 18:00. Then, you will travel by bus on the highway to Hanoi.

20:30: Drop off at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quater. End of the services!

Meals: Lunch
Accommodation: NA
Last update 15:00 Wednesday 31 Jan 2024

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

About Wonder Bay Cruise

Limited time to travel? Join Wonder Bay Day Cruise for a unique experience in Halong Bay. This boat will offer you an incredible journey to enjoy the terrific beauty of the bay for budget travelers.

Launched in late 2018, the 4-star Wonder Bay Cruise is a modern iron boat combining classic design and comfortable amenities. Even with only 6 hours, you will not only visit the beautiful attractions and impressive limestone islets of Halong Bay but also take part in plenty of exciting activities such as visiting caves, kayaking, or boat rowing in the calm sea waters.

Facilities & Deck Plan

This day cruise promises you an enjoyable and relaxing trip on board with modern facilities:

Restaurant & Bar

Located on the first floor, this is an ideal place to enjoy local food coming from the ocean and various fresh beverages on board. Though the capacity is 50 passengers, they only host a maximum of 34 passengers, bringing high-quality services.

Sundeck

Is designed with a thin roof sheltered from the strong sunlight. You can relax in comfortable chairs to enjoy the beauty of Halong Bay with privacy.

Ship Fact of Wonder Bay Day Cruise

Ship Fact of Wonder Bay Day Cruise

Service & Activities

Choosing to spend time on Wonder Bay Cruise, you will have a chance to explore Halong Bay and join various exciting activities:

  • Go sightseeing: Discover the most famous caves of Halong Bay, such as Sung Sot Cave, Cock Fighting, and Thumb Islet.
  • Go kayaking/Get on a bamboo boat: Pad around to find the lagoon of Luon Cave.
  • Explore Titov Island: Relax on the sandy beach and climb up to the peak of Titop Island to enjoy the panoramic view of the bay.

Explore Halong Bay By Kayaking

Go kayaking at Luon Cave

Food & Drink

Onboarding this budget cruise for a day, you will be served a buffet lunch with various fresh seafood dishes and traditional Vietnamese cuisine. They have both non-vegetarian food and vegetarian food for lunch.

Other beverages served upon request, including beer, coke, and energy drink,… will be paid separately according to the price on the menu of the cruise.

Tasty Dishes for Lunch

Tasty Dishes for Lunch

Note: Passengers may bring beverages on board. When bottles or cans are brought on board and served or consumed, a corkage fee will be charged exclusive tax according to the bottle size.

Transportation

You will be transferred to Halong by a modern shuttle bus, fully equipped with comfy car seats, bringing you a relaxing experience.

Transport from Hanoi

Around 08:15 - 08:45, you will be picked up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and transferred to Tuan Chau Harbor.

From cruise port

If you go to Halong Bay alone, please arrive on time at Tuan Chau International Marina before 12:00.

Reviews

BestPrice Travel's Overall Rating: 9.1/10

Cruise - BestPrice's review: 8.9/10

Pros

  • Nice, clean & comfortable boat
  • New facilities for a budget cruise
  • Well-organize cruise with a typical Halong Bay route

Cons

  • Not a luxury cruise, do not expect high-quality service

 

Highlight Services And Facilities - BestPrice's Review: 9.2/10

Pros

  • Friendly & caring cruise staff
  • Elegant furniture is arranged on the cruise
  • Modern, safe & comfortable transfer

Cons

  • Few private spaces for couples
  • Only have basic facilities on board: Restaurant, Bar & Sundeck
  • Fewer services since it is a budget cruise

 

Food & Drink - BestPrice's review: 9.2/10

Pros

  • Available vegetarian meals & special meals for guests who are allergic to shrimp
  • Lunch with Vietnamese dishes

Cons

  • It may not be suitable for visitors who do not like Vietnamese food
  • Extra fee for bringing beverages on board

 

Itinerary & Highlight Activities - BestPrice's Review: 8.8/10

Pros

  • Visit must-see spots of Halong Bay

Cons

  • Quite crowded in some famous attractions
  • Activities such as kayaking/bamboo boats will be charged individually

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating

Based on 63 customer's reviews

9.5
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Traveler rating
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Score breakdown
  • Cruise quality 9.5
  • Food/Drink 9.3
  • Cabin quality 9.4
  • Staff quality 9.7
  • Enter/act 9.4
8.8
Very good - Bethany C
New Zealand New Zealand
03/04/2024
Day tour in Halong Bay

Our group had a great time. We visited many famous places in the bay in around 6 - 7 hours.
There were many activities to try so I was pretty tired at the end of the day.
I'll book an overnight trip next time.

9.1
Excellent - Mcmillan
Sweden Sweden
13/03/2024
All good

The vacation was fantastic, and the itinerary was well-paced. Alan, the tour guide, explained everything well and with excellent humor. I highly recommend Alan for a fantastic trip. The restaurant's buffet was extensive, with plenty of options. The limousine bus is necessary for comfortable travel.

8.7
Very good - Kieran
Netherlands Netherlands
23/02/2024
Halong Bay in 1 day

I recently had a day trip on the Wonder Bay cruise. The ship was nice, the crew was competent. They are always willing to help. However, it was raining so I couldn't enjoy the outdoor activities, which was a pity.
I'll return in the future.

9.0
Excellent - Diana S
Turkey Turkey
11/01/2024
Family trip

This is a great tour to do with the family. Our guide, Luca, not only spoke English very well but also had a good understanding of the area, so we were able to hear high-quality explanations.
The food was very delicious, and the scenery of Halong Bay was also beautiful, though it was affected by the tourists. The price is reasonable too. I recommend it!

9.4
Excellent - Elin R
Greenland Greenland
28/12/2023
Plesant day trip

This is a great tour to do with your family. Our guide, Luca, not only spoke English very well but also had a good understanding of the area, so we were able to hear high-quality explanations.

The food was very delicious, and the scenery of Halong Bay was also beautiful. The price is reasonable too. I recommend it.

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Questions & Answers (29)

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21/03/2024

I'm interested in a tour of this ship. Our group has 4 people, no children. We want to travel on April 25. Do you have any vacancies on that day?

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23/03/2024
@Adam L:

Yes we have available please process the booking.

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12/01/2024

Hi does the day cruise include water with the lunch buffet?

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13/01/2024
@Aksterockster:

Hi! No, the drinks aren't included.

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22/12/2023

Want to book this cruise for 1 pax on the 15th of January. Can you check the availability for me? Thanks

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22/12/2023
@Veronica D:

Yes, the day cruise is available for 01 pax on the 15th Jan. Our travel consultant will assist you in processing this booking via email. 

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07/12/2023

Hi, we have 1 free day while we stay in Hanoi on the 15th of January so we want to book a day cruise. Is this ship available for 3 people on that day?

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07/12/2023
@Jackson M:

Yes, the Wonder Bay Day cruise is still available for 3 people on that day. Our travel consultant will contact you to process this booking. 

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10/11/2023

Good morning, is the cruise available for 4 people on December 23? One of us is vegetarian so she needs a vegetarian meal, too.

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10/11/2023
@Tariq M:

Yes we have available you can process online. We will arrange the vegetarian food for you.

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