Authentic Traditional Junk

1 Day: Cruising and kayaking the bay

Cruise and kayak through cave and tranquil lagoons

Take our full day custom adventure tour. We met you at your hotel on Cat Ba Island and transfer you to Ben Beo Pier, were we get on the junk and set out on the bay to discover coves and quiet beaches, lunch on-board the junk. After lunch we kayak and explore caves, lagoons, temple and isolated beaches on Ha Long Bay by sea kayak. 

Tour ends at 5:00 pm, we transfer you to your hotel.

Minimum of 2 people – maximum of 12 people on tour.

129 $ USD Per person min 2 pax.

92 $ USD Per person min 3 pax, max 6.

78 $ USD Per person min 7 pax, max 12.

Itinerary

Day 01:

8:00 am: Pick up at Hotel in Cat Ba Town and transfer to Ben Beo pier.

8:30 am: Board the Junk and cruise out to our neighborhood floating village. Witness everyday life of local fishermen. Kayak to visit Tay Keo Cave and Quay To Lagoon (tide dependent).

11:30 am: Lunch on-board, then relax and swim on secluded beaches. Snorkels are available upon request.

1:00 pm: Cruise toward Three Peaches Island, which is famous for crystal waters and secluded beaches. Excellent place for swimming. Kayak to the beach Temple before going back to the Junk. Cruise back to Ben Beo pier.

5:00 pm: Arrive in Ben Beo, car transfer back to Cat Ba town.

Meals: Lunch

What’s Included: Local Guide, food for lunch, round trip transfer, traditional junk, kayaking equipment, entrance fee.

Tour Price

Group Size Price / Person ($ USD)
2 People 129$ USD
3-6 People 92$ USD
7-12 People 78$ USD

Note:

  • Earlier or Later departure and return are available upon request.
  • Minimum group size: 2 people. Maximum group size: 12 people. Please contact us for larger group bookings; we may be able to offer a discount.
  • The price does not include transportation to and from Hanoi. Please contact us for more information.

What's Included

Tour Price Includes:

  • Sea Kayaks and all safety equipment
  • All Meals as listed
  • Pick up and car transfer back to Cat Ba Town
  • Park entrance fees
  • Local guide on boat
     

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Insurance
  • Transportation from Hanoi

Our Seakayaks and Equipment

Our fleet of sea kayaks Specifications:

Kayaks have been a traditional form of transport in many marine cultures all over the planet for thousands of years. There is a very good reason for this: these versatile, streamlined little boats are a fantastic way to get about on the water. Our fleet comprises of single and tandem kayaks, well maintained and seaworthy.

  • Recycled Plastic Skimmer single touring kayak. Made in South Africa.
  • Length: 5000mm
  • Beam: 600mm
  • Depth: 300mm
  • Ideal single kayak for water-confident paddlers doing day or overnight trips.
  • Adjustable foot operated rudder, (rear seat on doubles).
  • Closed cell foam seat.
  • 02 hatches.
  • Bulkheads.
  • Carry handles.
  • Deck lines and bungees for securing deck items.

 

Halong bay - Cat Ba Archipelago
Ha Long Bay, in the Gulf of Tonkin, includes some 1,600 islands and islets, forming a spectacular seascape of limestone pillars. The extension of the property comprises a multitude of limestone islands and towering limestone pillars rising from the sea, with eroded notches, arches and caves creating a picturesque and beautiful landscape. Seven key ecosystem types are found here and the area is home to threatened endemic species such as the Cat Ba Langur (Trachypithecus poliocephalus), the Cat Ba Tiger Gecko (Goniurosaurus Catbaensis), and the Asian Small-clawed Otter (Aonyx cinerea).

 

Tripadvisor reviews

“Best Way–BY FAR–To Visit Halong Bay!”

After considering other ways to see and experience Halong Bay, we chose Blue Swimmer for a more intimate and customized experience. And boy were we glad. Instead of the huge, steamer style boats carrying lots of people and featuring 30 minutes of kayaking, we had a grand wooden boat all to ourselves–with a great guide, Thang, a solid captain and a very good cook. We could kayak all we wanted. And instead of the more crowded Halong Bay, we focused on Bai Tu Long. From our first email, Mr Kevin was terrific to deal with. We had a kind of complicated timeline, which he worked with–even arranging transport to Haiphong from the Hanoi airport, and having someone meet us at the hydrofoil dock with prepaid tickets. Everything went smoothly from beginning to end. The kayaking was good. Everybody loved jumping off the top deck to swim. And the food was terrific–and plentiful. The boat was very spacious, with two bedrooms for the four of us, each with its own bathroom including shower. There was also a living area for eating. But we spent most of our time in the four lounges on the main deck, watching the karst islands go by, looking at the floating villages, and enjoying the changing scenery. We are experienced kayakers, so doing a fair amount of paddling was important to us. Especially on the second day, we got plenty. And the boats were in fine shape. Most important, as we cruised by the other, crowded boats, we said to ourselves over and over: ” Sure glad we chose Blue Swimmer.”

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