Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage - natural wonder is one of Vietnam's top tourist destinations. It is estimated that every year there are about 100 international ships to Ha Long Bay, bringing about 200,000 tourists from all over the world. Vinashin Hon Gai Harbour is one of the first international shipping ports of Ha Long and Bai Tu Long Bay route ships are allow to depart here (Including overnight cruises and speedboat to Bai Tu Long Bay).
In November 2017, Hon Gai Harbour (Vinashin Harbour) was officially started construction at Cua Luc river with a wharf of 524m long, an area of 3,900m2 for the arrival and departure of passengers, and a bridge leading from the shore to the port of 785m long, can receive the largest international cruise ship currently in the world about 330m long, carrying 6,500 passengers and 2 large passenger ships with a tonnage of up to 225,000GT can be moored at the same time. The passenger terminal area has an area of 7,600m2, designed with 3 modern and luxurious floors, the usable area of each floor is 4,500m2. Besides, on the wharf, there are also turning area for cars, infrastructure to ensure traffic safety and decorative lighting, etc.
On November 27, the first ship docked at Hon Gai Harbour named Celebrity Millennium belonging to the US shipping company Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, departing from Hong Kong, bringing more than 2,000 passengers and nearly 1,000 crew members from Hong Kong visit Ha Long Bay and tourist attractions in Quang Ninh. It is also an important event, marking a development point in the tourism industry in Ha Long Bay.
Hon Gai Harbour is located in the centre of Ha Long city, next to the Sun World entertainment complex. From the city centre, tourists can easily catch a taxi, rent a car, or walk to this harbour.
Hon Gai harbor
• BBQ Hostel: located in Monday Urban Area, Hong Hai Ward, Ha Long City, Hon Gai Harbour, Ha Long, Vietnam. BBQ Hostel is a 3-star hotel, having a restaurant, free private parking, free bikes, a 24-hour front desk and a bar.
• Halios Halong Hotel: Halios Halong Hotel is located in Hon Gai, just take a few minutes to walk to Halong Bay Marina. Halios Halong Hotel offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars, safes and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels, etc. Besides, the hotel also has a restaurant, meeting room for rent and customer support service.
• Draha Halong Hotel: The hotel is located in the Vinhome Dragon Bay Ha Long urban area, which is known as the most prestigious urban area in Ha Long, right next to Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long. Draha Halong hotel has 21 bedrooms designed in different ways with a green space covered by green trees. The system of skylights running along the stairs and hotel corridors creates a space that is always filled with light and fresh air throughout the day.
Hon Gai Harbour is a departing point for cruises to visit the pristine and deserted Bai Tu Long Bay with many destinations such as Thien Canh Son cave, Vung Vieng fishing village (or Vong Vieng), beaches. Some cruises of them are Dragon Legend, Dragon's Pearl and Prince, L'Amour of Indochina Junk Company, Oriental Sails and Starlight, Bai Tho Junk, Swan Cruises
When joining a Bai Tu Long overnight cruise tour, you should experience the kayaking activity, it is very interesting!
Many cruise depart from Hon Gai Harbor
Along with amusement parks and entertainment areas in Ha Long, Hon Gai Harbour will give tourists the feeling of the most convenient, safe, civilized tourism service. Besides that, this place is also a famous destination crowded with tourist ships and cruises taking tourists to visit Bai Tu Long Bay.