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    Day cruises: Our June top picks

    JadeSails Cruise + Free Kayaking + Shutte Bus 71
    • Launched: 2021 - Style: Steel Boat - Capacity: 99 passengers
    • Destinations: Lan Ha Bay - Dark and Bright Cave - Frog Pond Area
    Ambassador Day Cruise 38
    • Launched: 2023 - Style: Steel Boat - Capacity: 500 passengers
    • Destinations: Halong Bay - Ti Top Island - Surprise Cave - Luon Cave
    La Casta Daily Cruise 19

    La Casta Daily Cruise

    9.2 Excellent | 1 review
    FROM $70
    • Launched: 2021 - Style: Steel Boat - Capacity: 99 passengers
    • Destinations: Halong Bay - Ti Top Island - Surprise Cave - Luon Cave
    Phoenix Day Cruise Free Shutte Bus 82

    Phoenix Day Cruise

    9.2 Excellent | 46 reviews
    FROM $58
    • Launched: 2015 - Style: Wooden Boat - Capacity: 40 passengers
    • Destinations: Sung Sot Cave - Ti Top Island - Halong Bay
    Alova Premium Day Cruise Free Shutte Bus 45

    Alova Premium Day Cruise

    9.1 Excellent | 29 reviews
    FROM $60
    • Launched: 2011 - Style: Steel Boat - Capacity: 40 passengers
    • Destinations: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Ti Top Island
    Emeraude Min Cruise 97

    Emeraude Min Cruise

    8.9 Very good | 27 reviews
    FROM $80
    • Launched: 2012 - Style: Wooden boat - Capacity: 40 passengers
    • Destinations: Halong Bay - Thien Cung Cave
    La Muse Cruise 6

    La Muse Cruise NEW

    8.6 Very good | 1 review
    FROM $54
    • Launched: 2022 - Style: Steel Boat - Capacity: 40 passengers
    • Destinations: Bai Tu Long Bay - Thien Canh Son Cave
    Pamela Cruise 35
    • Launched: 2023 - Style: Wooden Boat - Capacity: 99 passengers
    • Destinations: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Ti Top Island - Luon Cave
    Amethyst Cruise Free Kayaking 12
    • Launched: 2023 - Style: Steel Boat - Capacity: 99 passengers
    • Destinations: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Ti Top Island - Luon Cave
    Orchid Day Cruise 38

    Orchid Day Cruise

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    • Launched: 2018 - Style: Wooden Boat - Capacity: 120 passengers
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    Iris Cruise Halong 33
    • Launched: 2023 - Style: Wooden Boat - Capacity: 99 passengers
    • Destinations: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Ti Top Island
    Halong Catamaran Free Kayaking 21
    • Launched: 2020 - Style: Steel Boat - Capacity: 99 passengers
    • Destinations: Lan Ha Bay - Dark and Bright Cave - Frog Pond Area
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    Asked by Stefan Larsson 4 days, 10 hours ago

    Hello. May I know how long kayaking and the bamboo boat is? Thanks in advance. 

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    Answered by Tearis 4 days, 10 hours ago

    Dear Stefan, As you are concerned, the duration of kayaking or bamboo boats is about 30-40 minutes. Regards, Tearis

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    Asked by Mia Smith 1 week, 1 day ago

    Can we leave the ship later?

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    Answered by Mary 1 week, 1 day ago

    Dear Mia, We are sorry that you cannot leave the ship later, as they are shared cruises and other passengers need to return to the harbor for their upcoming schedule. If you have any further questions, please contact us. Regards, Mary

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    Asked by Ali Haddad 1 week, 3 days ago

    Hello. Are 4-year-old kids allowed on the half-day tour? 

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    Answered by Tearis 1 week, 3 days ago

    Dear Ali, We are pleased to inform you that children aged 4 are welcome on this tour. Regards, Tearis

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    Asked by David Silva 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Are children allowed on this tour? 

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    Answered by Mary 3 weeks, 1 day ago

    Dear David Silva, Yes, children are allowed on this tour under the supervision of adults, especially when participating in activities. Regards, Mary

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    Asked by YI CHEN 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    你好,请问游轮的价格包含下龙湾码头的门票了吗?

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    Answered by Mary 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Dear YI CHEN, Do you wonder if the day cruise price includes transfer to the pier or not? If yes, the price usually does not include transportation. For day cruises, only Jadesails does. Since we can understand English only, it would be best if you could send us the request in English for the best support. Regards, Mary

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    Asked by Anna Petrovna 2 months, 1 week ago

    Does the transfer service include on my cruise trip when I book? I see many places that mention it but I just want to confirm a specific place that I will be picked up/ dropped off before booking. Many thanks

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    Answered by Mary 2 months, 1 week ago

    Dear Mrs. Anna, The transfer service is not included in your trip price and its cost varies upon the cruise. The shared bus will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel around the Hanoi Old Quarter area. Should you need further information, feel fee to contact us. Regards, Mary.

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    FAQs

    What time do I get back to the harbor from a day cruise?

    It depends on the duration of your day trip. 4-hour day cruises start from 12:30 to 16:30. For 6-hour day cruises, you embark at around 12:00 and disembark at 18:00. For 8-hour ones, you embark at around 9:30 and disembark at 17:30.

    Do all the day cruises include kayaking activities?

    No. Each cruise has its own itinerary. Most 6- and 8-hour day cruises include kayaking while few 4-hour ones do not. You can check the program with the tour operator before booking.

    Do I need to pay for kayaking?

    Normally, kayaking is included in the tour price if it is mentioned in the program. However, you’d better check with the travel company in advance to avoid the incurred fee.

    What type of food is served on day cruises?

    Most day cruises usually serve Vietnamese meals. However, if you have any allergies or special dietary, you can inform them in advance so they can prepare proper meals for you.

    Are Halong day cruises suitable for families with kids?

    Day cruises are suitable for all travelers such as couples, families with kids, groups, corporates, or even solo travelers. If you have limited time, a day cruise is a good option to take a glance at the heritage site. Otherwise, overnight cruises are recommended for families with kids to have a more relaxed and interesting adventure.

    How many people are normally hosted on day cruise?

    The capacity of day cruises ranges from 40 to up to 500 guests.

    More About Day Cruises

    Instead of spending a large sum of money for overnight cruises, travelers can certainly enjoy a day trip to Halong Bay and still get a thorough experience of the Bay.

    Halong Bay Day Cruises provide tourists with a cruising experience within a day, suitable for those who have a limited time and budget. Travelers can opt for a 4 - 6 - 8 hour itinerary, a deluxe or a budget day cruise. Halong Bay Day Cruises are getting more and more popular for both domestic and international tourists, offering from traditional wooden junk boat to large cruise that can house up to 500 guests. 

    What do Halong Bay Day Cruises offer?

    Learn about what a day trip looks like may prepare you for the question: is this trip right for me?

    Facilities & services

    For facilities, the main difference between day and overnight cruises is that overnight cruises include cabins while day cruises do not. You can find varied onboard activities such as a jacuzzi pool, gym, waterslides, cooking demonstration, or sunset party on luxury day cruises. Birthday party, honeymoon celebration, or proposal setup is also available on some day cruises upon request. However, most day cruises only include a restaurant, a bar, and a wide sundeck for sightseeing.

    Having said that, Ambassador Day Cruise, the largest day cruise in Halong, still have cabin for day use in case you need a place to relax on your own.

    Itineraries

    Since cruising routes are regulated by Halong bay’s management board, day cruises can follow the same route as overnight cruises. Route 1 and 2 are the most popular routes for Halong day cruises.

    • Route 1: Thien Cung Grotto, Dau Go Grotto, Dog Island, Ba Hang, Incense Burner Island, Fighting Cock Island
    • Route 2: Soi Sim Island, Titop Island, Sung Sot Cave, Bo Nau Cave, Luon Cave, Ho Dong Tien Cave, Trong Cave, Trinh Nu Cave, Me Cung Cave

    Besides, travelers can also join a day cruise to Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay - the adjacent areas of Halong Bay with similar scenery of limestone mountains and activities.

    Durations

    There are 3 main durations for day cruises which are 4 hours, 6 hours, and 8 hours. Depending on the time, a day cruise can include 1 to 3 attractions. If you want to have more experience, an 8-hour itinerary would give you the best experience with adequate activities like overnight cruises such as visiting a cave, kayaking, swimming, or hiking.

    Price range & suggestions

    A Halong day tour costs you about US$52 to US$119/pax depending on the duration and things included. Please refer to some best day cruises in Halong Bay in the table below:

    Day cruises

    Duration

    Facilities

    Programs

    JadeSails

    8 hrs

    - Limousine bus included

    - Restaurant

    - Bar

    - Gym

    - Kayak/sampan boat at Dark - Bright cave

    - Swim at quiet area in Lan Ha bay

    - Cooking demonstration

    - Sunset party

    La Casta Daily

    8 hrs

    - Jacuzzi pool

    - Restaurant

    - Bar

    - Spacious sundeck 

    - Sung Sot Cave

    - Kayak/sampan boat at Luon Cave

    - Swim/hike at Titop Island

    - Sunset Party

    - Cooking demonstration

    Catamaran

    8 hrs

    - Restaurant

    - Bar

    - Water slides

    - Spacious sundeck with loungers

    - Water motor

    - Hammock

    - Swim at Ba Trai Dao beach

    - Kayaking

    - Sunset party

    - Cooking demonstration

    - Tea ceremony

    Light Cruise

    6 hrs

    - Restaurant

    - Bar

    - Spacious sundeck with loungers

    - Sung Sot Cave

    - Kayak/sampan boat at Luon Cave

    - Swim/hike at Titop Island

    - Afternoon tea

    - Cooking demonstration

    Phoenix Day Cruise

    6 hrs

    - Bus included

    - Restaurant

    - Spacious sundeck 

    - Sung Sot Cave

    - Kayak/sampan boat at Luon Cave

    - Swim/hike at Titop Island

    La Muse

    6 hrs

    - Restaurant

    - Spacious sundeck 

    - Mat Quy islet and Teapot islet

    - Thien Canh Son Cave

    - Kayaking

    Alova

    4 hrs

    - Bus included

    - Restaurant

    - Spacious sundeck 

    - Visit Thien Cung Cave

    - Cross Fighting Cok island, Incense Burner island, Dog Stone island,...

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