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14 Best Day Cruises in Halong Bay

A vast range of Halong Bay day cruises with different traveling time (4 - 8 hours) brings many chances for tourists with limited time to capture the splendor of the bay.

14 Best Day Cruises in Halong Bay

Most day cruises are traditional wooden ones with decent amenities. However, there are also some ultra-luxurious day cruises with top-of-the-range facilities of larger ships. In addition, itinerary options are also various and usually come to the most popular destinations on Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. The article below will help you to figure out the 8 best day cruises.

1. Jade Sails Daily Cruise

Jade Sails Daily Cruise
Information:
  • Type: Metal
  • Year: 2018
  • Operating area: Lan Ha Bay

Itinerary: Tuan Chau Marina – Lan Ha Bay – Dark & Light Cave – Ao Ech Area

Activities: A local bamboo rowing boat gently glides above jade-green water through the magical Dark & Light Cave. You’ll see amazing stalagmites, wonderful rock formations, and a hidden lagoon. Get close to nature with a short excursion to Ao Ech area to try swimming & kayaking.

Highlights:

  • Jade Sails is the newest and most luxurious day cruise with a unique modern yacht style on Halong Bay.
  • It takes only a 2.5-hour drive by limousine from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Marina on the new highway instead of 4 hours.
  • The ship offers the longest 7-hour day tour program deeply exploring Lan Ha Bay.
  • Join the exciting cooking demonstration, sunset party, and Happy Hour on the boat.
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2. Ambassador Day Cruise

Ambassador Day Cruise
Information:
  • Type: Metal
  • Year: 2022
  • Operating area: Halong Bay

Itinerary: Halong International Cruise Port – Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Ti Top Island - Luon Cave

Activities: Hike the 450-step path to reach the peak of Titop Island, swim at Ti Top Beach, discover Sung Sot Cave, kayak or relax on a sampan boat rowed by a local to explore Luon Cave, enjoy live music show or watch a cooking class.

Highlights:

  • The first 5-star day cruise in Halong Bay with a capacity of 500 passengers.
  • 600-m2 twin sundeck offering second-to-none sightseeing experience on the bay.
  • A sumptuous buffet lunch with plenty of Asian-European dishes.
  • A large open-air pool, two luxurious restaurants, and a glass bridge to capture the beauty of Halong Bay.
  • Signature attractions are included in the itinerary namely Sung Sot Cave, Titop Island, and Luon Cave.

3. Paradise Delight Day Cruise

Paradise Delight Day Cruise
Information:
  • Type: Metal
  • Year: 2019
  • Operating area: Halong bay

Itinerary: Halong Bay – Passing by Thien Cung Cave, Dau Go Cave, Reu island, Sun Wheel Ha Long, Hang Ma islet, Vung Oan islet

Activities: This 1-day program of Paradise Delight is well-suited for leisure travelers looking for natural indulgence and utmost relaxation. You can admire the giant limestone island, savor sumptuous canapes and fine dining, and enjoy a live band performance in the serene backdrop of the bay.

Highlights:

  • Paradise Delight offers a new level of grandeur with spacious cabins, hi-end services, and superior amenities.
  • Guests can relax with a full range of spa treatments, chill on the large sundeck, and savor the best meal in the top-notch bar & restaurant.
  • Enjoy a live band performance while the cruise passes landmarks of the bay.
  • Watch the visual spectacle show "Choreography of the Sea", to know more about Halong Bay's origins.

4. Emeraude Min

Emeraude Min
Information:
  • Type: Wooden
  • Year: 2013
  • Operating area: Halong Bay

Itinerary: Tuan Chau Marina – Halong Bay – Sung Sot Cave – Luon Cave

Activities: Have lunch while the ship passes through multiple famous sites such as Fighting Cock Island, Ba Hang Floating Village, and Dog Island. Stop at Sung Sot Cave, an amazing cave with hundreds of stone steps, then kayak at Luon Cave.

Highlights:

  • Round trip shuttle bus on the new Hanoi – Halong Highway to save half of the transfer time.
  • The boat has many years of experience in operating the day tour program on Halong Bay.
  • The 5.5-hour tour visits several prominent attractions like Sung Sot Cave and Luon Cave.
  • Emeraude Min Cruise is well-appointed with a restaurant & bar and a lounge.
  • Enjoy leisure time with spa & beauty services (optional with charges).

5. Alova Premium Day Cruise

Alova Premium Day Cruise
Information:
  • Type: Iron
  • Year: 2023
  • Operating area: Halong Bay

Itinerary: Tuan Chau Harbor – Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island

Activities: Discover the biggest and most beautiful cave in Halong, kayak or take a sampan boat trip through Luon Cave, immerse in the seawater at Titop Beach or climb up to the top of the mountain to capture the 360-degree view of the bay, enjoy sunset party and admire the magnificent bay view./

Highlights:

  • Alova day boat is spacious, suitable for families and small groups.
  • The ship features a modern design and ensures a high safety level.
  • The extraordinary itinerary sails you to the 3 most famous attractions in Halong Bay including Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave, and Titop Island.
  • Buffet lunch with a variety of local dishes.

6. Phoenix Day Cruiser

Phoenix Day Cruiser
Information:
  • Type: Wooden
  • Year: 2012
  • Operating area: Halong Bay

Itinerary: Tuan Chau Marina – Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island

Activities: Admire the thousand-year-old stalagmites and stalactites inside Sung Sot Cave; a bamboo boat ride or kayaking at Luon Cave Area, swimming or hiking on Titop Island.

Highlights:

  • Phoenix Day Cruise is designed in a Vietnamese traditional wooden junk style with a capacity of up to 48 guests.
  • The ship offers a compact 6-hour itinerary to visit Sung Sot Cave, Titop Island and Luon Cave.
  • A sumptuous seafood lunch is served (vegetarian meals available).
  • You have a chance to take stunning photos of the Fighting Cock Island, Incense Burner, and Stone Dog Islet.

7. La Casta Daily Cruise

La Casta Daily Cruise
Information:
  • Type: Metal
  • Year: 2021
  • Operating area: Halong Bay

Itinerary: Tuan Chau Harbor – Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island

Activities: Activities: Visit Sung Sot Cave - the largest cave with amazing stalactites and stalagmites, kayak at Luon Cave area, hike at Titop Island, and enjoy Sunset Party with tea, coffee, and finger food.

Highlights:

  • La Casta Daily Cruise’s design is a perfect combination of modernity and traditional touches.
  • The boat provides a unique 6-hour sailing route to Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave, and Titop Island.
  • Savor a hearty buffet lunch with featured Vietnamese cuisine while watching the captivating view of Halong Bay.
  • Enjoy Sunset party with finger food, tea and coffee.

8. Amazing Sails

Amazing Sails
Information:
  • Type: Wooden
  • Year: 2019
  • Operating area: Halong Bay

Itinerary: Halong International Cruise Port – Halong Bay – Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island

Activities: Stopover Sung Sot Cave, the largest cave with spectacular stalactites and stalagmites to take photos and learn more about the cave’s cultural and historic values. Discover Luon Cave on a kayak or a bamboo boat. Visit Titop Island to swim at the sandy beach or hike to the top of the mountain.

Highlights:

  • Formerly an overnight cruise, this newly-renovated day cruise stands out with a large sundeck, a spa & massage, and a gym.
  • Tourists, especially families with children can take a nap in the comfortable cabins.
  • Amazing Sails has first-hand knowledge and experiences about Halong Bay.
  • The itinerary allows tourists to access the most signature destinations of the bay.
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9. The Halong Catamaran

The Halong Catamaran
Information:
  • Type: Iron
  • Year: 2020
  • Operating Area: Lan Ha Bay

Itinerary: Tuan Chau Port - Lan Ha Bay - Bright Cave - Ao Ech

Activities: Take a sampan boat or kayak to discover Bright Cave - a tranquil area with stunning view of forested mountains and a lagoon, have fun with trampoline and water slide, swim at Ao Ech Area, watch the cooking demonstration, and enjoy Sunset ceremony.

Highlights:

  • Modern design with a large capacity of up to 99 passengers.
  • Sumptuous buffet with diverse cuisine.
  • Unique facilities for entertainment and relaxation such as trampoline, waterslide, hammock
  • Less-touristic route with highlights: Bright Cave and Ao Ech Area.
  • Cooking class with a Vietnamese traditional dish - fresh spring roll, and sunset party with tea, coffee and cookies.

10. La Regina Day Cruise

La Regina Day Cruise
Information:
  • Type: Wooden
  • Operating area: Halong Bay

Itinerary: Tuan Chau Port - Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island

Activities: Explore the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, visit Luon Cave by kayak or rowing boat, swim at Titop Beach, or conquer the peak to admire Halong Bay's panoramic overview.

Highlights:

  • Elegant design with modern and luxury interior.
  • A hearty buffet lunch is served in the beautiful ocean-view restaurant.
  • 8-hour tour stops at 3 most famous spots: Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave, and Titop Island.
  • Chance to take the best photos of signature islets such as Cong Troi, Hon Cho Da, Hon Ga Choi, Dinh Huong,…
  • Witness gorgeous sunset while enjoying a Sunset party with tea, coffee, snacks, and fresh fruit.

11. Pamela Cruise

Pamela Cruise
Information:
  • Type: Wooden
  • Operating area: Halong Bay

Itinerary: Tuan Chau Port - Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island

Activities: Be amazed by the giant stalactites and stalagmites in Sung Sot Cave, get through Luon Cave by kayak or bamboo boat, climb up more than 400 steps to get a 360-degree view, laze on the beach and dip in the seawater, join Sunset party.

Highlights:

  • Pamela Cruise offers a 7.5-hour itinerary with diverse activities: kayaking, swimming, hiking, etc.
  • Enjoy a fresh seafood buffet lunch with plenty of options or drinks in the panoramic bar (extra fee).
  • Enjoy snacks from Sunset party and grab some drinks while dipping in the mini pool.
  • A dedicated team who is always willing to assist.

12. Amethyst Cruise

Amethyst Cruise
Information:
  • Type: Iron
  • Operating area: Halong Bay

Itinerary: Tuan Chau Port - Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island

Activities: Cruising through the highlights of Halong Bay, stop at Sung Sot Cave - the largest cave in the bay, discover Luon Cave by kayak or rowing boat, relax on the beach or hike to the mountain at Titop Island, Sunset party with snacks and tea, coffee, watch the magnificent sunset on the bay.

Highlights:

  • The modern and spacious ship with a capacity of up to 99 guests.
  • Savor a sumptuous buffet lunch with a variety of Asian and European dishes.
  • Relax in the 4-season outdoor jacuzzi pool on the sundeck and admire the stunning view.
  • Spacious lounge on the sundeck with a fully stocked bar.
  • 7.5 hours cruising with 3 signature stopovers: Sung Sot Cave, Luon Cave, and Titop Island.

13. Iris Cruise

Iris Cruise
Information:
  • Type: Iron
  • Year: 2023
  • Operating area: Halong Bay

Itinerary: Halong International Cruise Port - Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island

Activities: Explore Sung Sot cave - the largest cave with an area of 10,000 sqm, kayaking/sampan boating (extra fee), visit Titop Island, enjoy live music with canape on sundeck, relax in the jacuzzi pool and admire the bay view.

Highlights:

  • Luxurious design with large capacity of 99 guests.
  • Modern facilities: 2 restaurants, 2 bars, outdoor jacuzzi pool.
  • Enjoy buffet lunch with premium Asian - European cuisine.
  • Various activities: swimming, kayaking, hiking, visiting a cave, etc.

14. Cozy Bay Premium Cruise

Cozy Bay Premium Cruise
Information:
  • Type: Wooden
  • Operating area: Halong Bay

Itinerary: Tuan Chau Port - Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island

Activities: Discover the largest cave with thousand-year-old stalactites and stalagmites, enjoy the serenity at Luon Cave area by rowing boat or kayak, visit Titop Island with swimming and hiking activities, join Sunset Party on the sundeck.

Highlights:

  • Cozy Bay Premium Cruise offers a 6-hour day itinerary that goes to as many destinations as overnight cruises.
  • Witness the breathtaking view of Halong Bay while savoring the buffet lunch.
  • Enjoy a tea break with fruits, snacks, and drinks before disembarking the ship.
  • Kayak or bamboo boats are included.

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T 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Hello, which daycruise leaves Halong Harbor the earliest in the day?

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Hazel 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Dear T, Thank you so much for contacting us. The earliest levis Halong Harbor is Ambassador Day Cruise: https://www.halongbaytours.com/day-cruise/ambassador-day-cruise.html. Please let me know if you need further information. Regards, Hazel

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Vo Sandee 5 months ago

We will be in Ha Long from 01-04 March 2024 and we would like to take Ambassador 1 Day Cruise. Could we have an Itinerary in details, including the transportation from Ha Noi - Ha Long (1 way). Thank you in advance and regards. Sandee

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Helen 5 months ago

@Vo Sandee, Thank you for your inquiry and we are so happy to hear about your trip plan! The Ambassador Day Cruise is still available from 01-04 March 2024 with cost of $77/person + $15/person for shuttle bus one way Hanoi-Halong. Please check the itinerary I have sent to your mail. Please consider and let us know if you have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Best regards, Helen
 

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David Brian Blake 5 months, 1 week ago

My wife and I will be in Hanoi from 25 - 28 May. We would like to travel to Halong Bay on 27 May 2024. Is it feasible to travel from Hanoi early in the morning to Halong Bay and then return to Hanoi in the evening. We would like to do a 4 Hour Cruise & Kayaking on 27 May.

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Visithalongbay Team 5 months, 1 week ago

@David Brian Blake, Thank you for contacting us. You can surely make a Halong Bay tour from Hanoi within a day. Per your request, we suggest you Phoenix Day Cruise which lasts for 5 hours and includes kayaking at Luon Cave in the itinerary. You will also visit Surprise Cave - the biggest cave in Halong and Titov Island - the largest island with a 360-degree view from the top of the mountain. If you need further information, do not hesitate to ask. Regards,

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