Cruise overview

6A Le Thanh Tong Street Hon Gai Wharf, Ha Long, Vietnam View on map
Editor Rating

“ After the success of Swan cruises, Swan Boutique cruises are established to become a leading line with life-enriching journeys to the Bai Tu Long area. The cruises afford an opportunity for kayaking, rowing bamboo boat, and unwinding in several well-known locations of the bay. Families with children are welcome to stay in small yet intimate cabins and experience convenient amenities.”

Editor Reviews


+ There are plenty of things to do on the cruise but not too busy.
+ Visitors have an opportunity to stay overnight in the countryside bungalow and enjoy dinner in homestay style.
+ The food is good and staff can accommodate every request.
+ Swan cruise offers peaceful journeys to the quieter Bai Tu Long Bay.


- The depot is run-down and not very clean.
- Older boat with the smell of exhaust sometimes.
- WIFI is unavailable.

Bottom Line

Swan Boutique cruises are deemed best for small-sized families looking for a less-crowded cruise and adventurous excursions.


Type: Wooden
Launched: 2018
No Of Cabins: 8 - 12
Pick Up Time: 7:45 – 8:30 Am
Drop Off Time: 17:00 Pm
Operating Area: Bai Tu Long Bay
Available Tours: 1d, 2d1n, 3d2n
Destinations: Cap La Island, Cong Dam Area, Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Thien Canh Son Cave, Doan Xa Village


Itinerary & activities

Set sail for adventure on board of Swan Boutique cruises and explore Bai Tu Long Bay’s most famous attractions. Visitors will do kayaking and relax on the beach on Cap La Island on the first day. The second day’s activities are optional with kayaking in hidden lagoons and geological parks of Cong Dam area or take a rowing boat to visit Vung Vieng fishing village and learn the pearl growing process. The final destination is Thien Canh Son cave, a well-hidden cave of Bai Tu Long Bay.

There is also a 3-day journey with one day in Doan Xa village, overnight at Paddy Home and the next 2 days in Bai Tu Long Bay.

  • Cooking class
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Happy hour
  • Bike tours
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Entertainment staff
  • Cycling
  • Karaoke
  • Fishing


Cruise quality

Traditional wooden cruises are fitted with sea-view cabins and decent facilities. While the cruises reflect the oriental style, they need improvements in endurance.


Service & facilities

Wellness enthusiasts are able to refresh with a number of recreational amenities such as a private beach, a spa & massage, and karaoke. To illustrate, Swan Boutique spa provides various spa treatments namely foot massage, body relaxation, and body massage with hot stones in a Vietnam-styled space.

  • Shuttle service
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bridal suite
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Newspapers

Cabin quality

There are 8 to 12 cabins on each cruise which are designed in traditional style and complete with Vietnamese local materials such as wood and bamboo. Warm and relaxing environment asides, all cabins occupy a large window for spacious bay views, a private bath, and modern equipment for a comfortable stay.

Room TypeMaximumSize
Boutique Family Connecting Room4 adults, 0 Children25 sqm
Boutique Triple Room3 adults, 0 Children14 sqm

Food & Drink

Swan Boutique cruises give passengers a chance to taste typical Vietnamese dishes and an extensive selection of wine, soft drinks, and other beverages. In addition, guests are served with a buffet or American breakfast.


Value for money

Boutique double or twin room costs from US$286, boutique triple room costs from US$440, and boutique family connecting room costs from US$587.

Access for people with disabilities?

Swan Boutique cruise welcomes disabled guests with friends to support them.


Books, DVDs, board games and other services are offered for children.

Children under 4 years old are free of charge while children over 11 years old are charged 100% of adult’s fare.

Last updated: December 2, 2019

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Frequently asked questions

1.Is the transfer included in the price?

No, it isn’t. The round trip shuttle service costs you an additional charge.

2.Do the cruises sail to Viet Hai fishing village?

No, they don’t. Swan Boutique cruises operate only on Bai Tu Long Bay while Viet Hai village is on Lan Ha Bay. Thus, the cruises take visitors to Vung Vieng fishing village instead.

3.Are the rooms smoking or non-smoking?

Swan Boutique cruises offer non-smoking rooms and smoking is prohibited onboard.

4.Can I pay in cash?

Yes, you can. You should go to the cruise office in 3B, Dang Thai Than Street, Hoan Kiem and pay in cash to the sales team. Another option is to pay at Swan waiting lounge in Halong.

5.When do I have to pay for the booking?

Swan Boutique cruises require a 50% deposit and the final balance must be paid before departure day.