Authentic Sailing Junk

Overnight in Beach Bungalow and Private cabin on Junk.

Kayak, trek, mountain bike and explore Cat Ba and Ha Long Bay. Day one we meet you at the ferry dock and transfer you to Ben Beo Pier, were we get on the junk and sail out on the bay to discover coves and quiet beaches. as we make our way to the private island where we spend the night in private bungalows with attached bath. The next day we kayak to explore the bay make our way to pearl farms and fish farms and take in nature on the charming bay. On day 3 we disembark on Cat Ba Island and explore Viet Hai Nation Park and villages by mountain bike or trekking then take you back to your hotel or bus stop  that depart to Hanoi.

  • 396$ USD Per person twin share, min 2 pax.
  • 358$ USD Per person twin share, 3-10 pax.
  • 70$ USD Single Sup
  • 30$ USD Upgrade to Deluxe

Itinerary

Day 01:

7:00 am Depart from Hanoi(by bus or private transport) to Cat Ba Island.

11:30am: Arrive at Cat Ba Island where our staff will meet you at the ferry dock and transfer you to Ben Beo Pier. After a Vietnamese lunch, we will give you a quick briefing so you know what to expect from the day ahead. We will spend the afternoon visiting the floating fisherman’s village, where many fishermen and their families live and work. Following this we will paddle gently through the incredible scenery to the Eco Bungalow, where you can check in to your own private room. There is plenty of time for swimming or relaxing and drinking  while enjoying the views on the way.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Overnight in Superior Bungalow on beach.

Day 02:

8:30am: After feeding you well at breakfast time we will take you out for a day of kayaking. This is enough time to really explore some of the breath-taking islets and caves, and totally immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility. We will have lunch at Three Peaches Island (famous for crystal waters and natural beaches), and visit Gio Cung Lagoon and Temple Cave. We will also see temples, floating farms, and secluded lagoons. After this action-packed day we will head back to the Junk. Shower and a well-deserved dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Overnight in Private Cabin of the Junk.

Day 03:

8:30am: Today we will explore the beauty of Cat Ba Island, and experience the majesty of Viet Hai National Park. A cycle ride through the achingly beautiful forests and mountains will bring you to the National Park, which covers 50% of the island. You can choose whether to relax in the village and experience the rural lifestyle, or head out on a two hour trek. This more energetic option will reward you with breath-taking views over Halong Bay, and some stellar photo opportunities.Following lunch we will return you to Ben Beo Pier in time to catch the Transport(Public Bus or Private transport) back to Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Including: Kayaking, Bike, Meals as listed above (Lunch on day 1 to Lunch on day 3), Entrance fees, Guide,Superior Bungalow on beach and private cabin on Junk.
Including: Personal expenses, tips and gratuities

Transportation

Hassle Free from Hanoi

Daily express bus from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island

There are two options to get from Hanoi to Cat Ba Island.

01/Express Shuttle Bus

  • Pick up: At your hotel in Hanoi’s old quarter 7:15
  • Departure Times:
    Hanoi – Cat Ba 7:00 & 14:00   Cat Ba – Hanoi 9:00 & 16:00
  • Travel time estimate: 3 hour and 30 minutes
  • Cost: $13/person/per way. Includes Hai Phong – Cat Ba ferry ticket

The express bus to Cat Ba departs Hanoi and you are driven to the ferry dock in Hai Phong where you board the ferry and take the 30 minuet ride to Cat Ba Island. Once there you get on another bus that takes you into Cat Ba Town where we meet you to start your adventure. Book Now

02/ Private Transfer

  • Pick up: Flexible schedule
  • Travel time estimate: 3 hour and 30 minutes
  • Cost: Please contact us for more details through our WhatsApp: + 84 912 555 208/ 915 063 737
  • Hai Phong – Cat Ba hydrofoil ticket.$13/per person/per way.
  • Noi Bai Airport pick-up or Drop Off add: $26 US per vehicle.

We would recommend you to let us to book and reserve the ticket to you Please fill out the form below and we will arrange the tickets for you.

Our fleet of sea kayaks

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.

Specifications:

  • 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.
  • 2 hatches.
  • Bulkheads.
  • Carry handles.
  • Deck lines and bungees for securing deck items.

Tour Price Includes

Tour Price Includes:

  • Sea Kayaks and all safety equipment
  • All Meals as listed
  • motorbike pick up and car transfer back to Cat Ba Town
  • Overnight in superior bungalow
  • Park entrance fee

Tour Price Excludes:

  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Insurance
  • Transportation from Hanoi
Tripadvisor reviews

“Great way to experience Halong Bay”

Blue Swimmer Adventure tours gave me and my friends a fantastic experience of 03 days on Halong Bay in an Classic wooden Junk (boat). I really valued the experience of taking this time in such a beautiful place. The guide we had was a local fisherman who could speak reasonable english with a local Vietnamese crew with no or limited english. The guide really allowed our trip to be targeted to our needs and was really accommodating and answered all our questions. Our guide was really personable and generous with his time. We had opportunities to swim and kayak. we also had a day out on an island where we went for a short bike ride to a small village and climbed a steep hill. Make sure you have good hiking shoes for this walk and prepared for a hard walk. The food was simple but tasty and fresh. The only downside was the lower deck was very hot to sleep in even with a fan but our visit was at the start of Summer. The bathroom facilities were basic but we were prepared for this.

William Grace (Melbourne, Australia)
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