Lan Ha Bay Cruise day tour from Cat Ba Island

Lan Ha Bay Cruise day tour with unique itinerary on Serenity Premium Cruise with lots of outdoor activities like kayaking, swimming, snorkeling, jumping, etc.

  • Sundeck Serenity Premium Cruise
  • Bãi tắm Ba Trái Đào Vịnh Lan Hạ
  • Du thuyền Serenity Premium | Tour Vịnh Lan Hạ 1 ngày
  • Lunch in serenity premium cruise

You can choose → Serenity Explorer Cruise Lan Ha Bay day tour from Hanoi, Hai Phong, or Cat Ba Town.

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Trip Length‎:Full Day
Tour Departure Dates:Daily
Ship:Serenity Premium Cruise
Departure from:Cat Ba Town
Type of Transportation:Shuttle Bus
Price From:$50 $35 USD/ Guest

Journey into Lan Ha Bay cruise day tour

Off The Beaten Track

Find your unique self by exploring the off-the-beaten-track journey and admiring the magnificence of Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay – Halong Bay – a new interprovincial UNESCO heritage site.

Tour price list

Pick-up & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 01/09 to 27/04):50 35 USD/ PAX
Pick-up & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 28/04 to 30/08):50 39 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 01/09 to 27/04):58 43 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Cat Ba Town (from 28/04 to 30/08):58 47 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Cat Ba Town & drop-off Hanoi (from 01/09 to 27/04):63 48 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Cat Ba Town & drop-off Hanoi (from 28/04 to 30/08):63 52 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Hanoi (from 01/09 to 27/04):71 56 USD/ PAX
Pick-up Hai Phong & drop-off Hanoi (from 28/04 to 30/08):71 60 USD/ PAX

Serenity Premium Cruises is the first ever cruise line that run into Lan Ha Bay from one of the most modern harbor of Vietnam – Ben Beo Wharf.

Du thuyền Serenity Premium Cruises

Standing out with the unique itinerary Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay our day tour will bring the most satisfying experience for all of our guests.

Highlight | Serenity Premium Cruise Day Tour

  • Longest route to to the less touristy area of Lan Hạ Bay – Ha Long bay.
  • Most spacicous and unique cruise that that starts from Beo Wharf.
  • Kayaking and swimming in the most beautiful area on Lan Ha Bay.
  • Lunch with fresh seafood & Vietnamese dishes.
  • Friendly staffs, funny local tour guide.
  • Group size under 45 people (boat’ capacity 99 people).

General Information

  1. Pick-up point: 191, 1/4 Street, Cat Ba Town.
  2. Pick-up time: 7:30 – 7:45.
  3. Drop-off time: 17:00.
  4. Number of guests: 48 Guest.
  5. Vehicle: 35 – 45 seats.

Itinerary | Lan Ha Bay Day cruise day tour

Choose the itinerary according to the time you want to visit Lan Ha Bay

October to April

May to September

The Itinerary Lan Ha Bay day tour apply from October to April

7:45 Cat Ba Express & Serenity Cruises office at N0. 191 Road 1/4, Cat Ba town.

Transfer Cat Ba town to Ben Beo Wharf

Transfer Cat Ba town to Ben Beo Wharf

8:15 Check-in the Serenity Premium cruise, enjoy welcome drinks and friendly smiles from our crew.

The tour guide then provides key information about the cruise, itineraries, and other notes.

Serenity Premium Cruise | Lan Ha Bay day tour

Serenity Premium Cruise | Lan Ha Bay day tour

8:30 The trip starts! Our captain steers the cruise slowly, and the poetic scenery of Cai Beo ancient fishing village constantly appears with floating houses lying along the mountainside.

You will be surprised at the peaceful beauty of this 7,000-year-old village.

It’s time to learn more about the local fishers, their daily life, and the cultural values shared by our experienced guides.

The cruise moves further into the core of bay where you can’t help but be amazed by the gift of Mother Nature: a large bay area, the phenomenal emerald water embracing hundreds of rocky islands of various sizes and shapes.

Cai Beo village

Cai Beo village

We’ll enjoy a view of Ha Long Bay before we reach the kayaking area. If the weather is clear, you might even catch a glimpse of Ha Long City from the top deck.

10:15 The boat anchors at DARK CAVE AND BRIGHT CAVE area ( Sang – Toi Cave).

Located in the border region between Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay,this is surely one of the best places for kayaking.

Let’s spend one and a half hour doing kayaking to discover stunning limestone structure and interesting natural habitat there.

Dark Cave And Bright Cave

12:00 Come back to Premium Serenity Day Cruise and relax.

12:30 Lunch served with Cat Ba fresh seafood and Vietnamese tradition food. Kindly inform us if you have speacial request for food vegetarian.

Lunch in serenity premium cruise

Lunch in serenity premium cruise

13:30 The boat moves to the Ba Trai Dao Beach erea (Three Peach Islets) where you expect to see white sandy beaches and charming mountain scenery, swim among the cleanest part of Lan Ha Bay, snorkeling (snorkeling activity depends on the tide level and weather condition).

Ba Trai Dao Beach erea

Ba Trai Dao Beach erea

Swimming Lan Ha Bay

Swimming Lan Ha Bay

15:00 The cruise heads back to harbour by different route wehre you can keep admiring the romantic landscape of Lan Ha Bay.

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay

16:00 Sunset Party with fresh fruit & cookies. It is the precious time for our Tour guide and Cruise team to express our sincery thanks for using our service.

It’s also our pleasure to listen to all our valued comments, suggestions for us to be better day by day.

Sundeck Serenity Premium Cruise

Sundeck Serenity Premium Cruise

17:00 Arrive at Beo wharf, say “Goodbye” Lan Ha bay & our cruise team. Ends up an unforgetable trip.

The Itinerary Lan Ha Bay day tour apply from May to September

7:45 Cat Ba Express & Serenity Cruises office at N0. 191 Road 1/4, Cat Ba town.

Shuttle Bus

8:15 Check-in Serenity Premium Cruise, enjoy welcome drinks and friendly smiles from our crew. The tour guide then provides key information about the cruise, itineraries, and other notes.

Check in Serenity Premium Cruise

8:30 The trip starts! Our captain steers the cruise slowly, and the poetic scenery of Cai Beo ancient fishing village constantly appears with floating houses lying along the mountainside. You will be surprised at the peaceful beauty of this 7,000-year-old village.

Cai Beo ancient fishing village

It’s time to learn more about the local fishers, their daily life, and the cultural values shared by our experienced guides.

The cruise moves further into the core of the bay where you can’t help but be amazed by the gift of Mother Nature: a large bay area, the phenomenal emerald water embracing hundreds of rocky islands of various sizes and shapes.

9:30: After weaving through hundreds of large and small rocky islands, the cruise will stop at a floating house. Next, you will row your KAYAK across the cave Tai Kéo to see the vivid scenery of the underwater world.

If the tide is too high (the water level rises up to cave entrance), for your safety, kayaking outside of the cave only.

Tai Keo Cave

10:45: After enjoying the kayaking activity, our Captain and Tour Guide will choose the best stop for the group to experience a special swimming activity in the middle of the sea and play with the inflatable pool provided for free on the Serenity Premium Cruises.

For those guests who do not wish to participate in this activity, they can use the CHECK-IN WITH SUP service provided by the staff for free.

Check-in SUP Lan Ha Bay
Check-in SUP Lan Ha Bay 2

(We highly recommend that you wear a life jacket when swimming outside the inflatable pool to ensure a safe journey.)

11:45: Savor a delicious lunch in the first-floor dining area of the cruise.

After lunch, the cruise sails to Viet Hai Port. Disembark and head to the pier, where electric cars will transport you to the ancient Viet Hai Village.

Viet Hai Village

Along the way, our local guide will choose an old path once used by the villagers, allowing you to experience a part of the pristine beauty of Cat Ba National Park, ancient forests, and wartime tunnels built by the local people to connect the village to the bay.

Discover the history behind this vital route with our knowledgeable guides during your visit.

Experience a unique fish massage, stroll through well-preserved traditional houses, or engage in conversations with local residents for a truly memorable experience.

Please note: Due to the limited size and space of Viet Hai Village, during peak travel times, you may need to wait a little longer before having the opportunity to explore the village. We appreciate your understanding and continued support.

cycling in Viet Hai village

14:00: The boat begins its journey back to Beo Pier. These precious moments provide an opportunity for the crew and Cat Ba Express guides to express their gratitude to the guests and listen to their feedback and suggestions.

This helps us continuously improve our service, ensuring it remains a top-tier travel product for day trips exploring the bay in Cat Ba.

Check-in Serenity Premium Cruise

15:15: Serenity Cruise returns to Beo Pier, where transportation awaits to take guests back to their hotels in central Cat Ba town.

Arrive at Beo wharf, say “Goodbye” Lan Ha bay & our cruise team.

Inclusions Serenity Premium Cruise:

  • Round trip transfer from Cat Ba Express & Serenity Cruises office at N0. 191 Road 1/4, Cat Ba town.
  • Comfortable cruise.
  • English speaking guide on boat.
  • Welcome drink.
  • Entrance ticket, sightseeing ticket.
  • Lunch on cruise.
  • Experienced and professional tour guide.
  • Kayak, swimming.
  • Free 1 bottle of water.
  • Seafood.

Exclusions:

  • Tips for tour guide/ Staff on boat.
  • Drinks at bar.
  • Other personal expenses…

Policies Applied For Children:

  1. Children under 2 years old: Free of charge when joining the tour with 2 adults. Other children are charged 50%.
  2. Children from 3 to 8 years old: discount 4 usd compared with adult rate.
  3. Children from 9 years old are charged the same as adult rate.

What should you bring when going to Lan Ha Bay?

  • Swim suits.
  • Hat.
  • Suncream.
  • Personal towel.
  • Water-proof phone pouch.

Notes For Guests:

  1. Guests are requested to submit their personal information at least 24 hours prior to the departure for the travel declaration to the port authority, including: Full name, Birthday, Address.
  2. The order of sightseeing places is subject to change. However, guests will visit all the places listed in the itinerary.
  3. The order of attractions may change but still ensure enough attractions according to the program.
  4. Unused services such as meals, sightseeing tours, transport and activities listed in the agenda will not be refunded or exchanged.
  5. The duration of the tour is subject to change. The tour might end later or earlier than the agenda due to the wind direction and the tide.
  6. Guests can pay 100% before the tour or deposit 50% and pay 50% before checkout.

Attractions in Lan Ha Bay day tour

1. Visit Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay

Lan Ha Bay is located in the south of Ha Long Bay and east of Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay has an area of ​​over 7,000 hectares with the spectacular beauty of about 400 large and small islands.

Carrying in many interesting shapes, unlike Ha Long Bay, all the islands in Lan Ha Bay are covered with greenery, even if they are only extremely small islands.

2. Visit Cai Beo ancient fishing village

Cai Beo ancient fishing village

Cai Beo ancient fishing village

3. Ba Trai Dao Beach erea

The local residents of Halong Bay now still tell the old story about the origination of Ba Trai Dao Islet.

Story has it that the youngest daughter of the God fell in love with a poor fisherman.

As she wanted him to be immortal to be with her forever, she stole three peaches in the heaven for him. The God noticed and was very angry.

He turned three peaches into three stone mountains on the sea. Therefore, the locals named the islet as “Ba Trai Dao” Islet (Three Peaches Islet).

 Ba Trai Dao Beach erea

Ba Trai Dao Beach erea

4. Rua Islet

rua islet

rua islet

Rua Islet. Photo: Bui Hong Thang

It is a small islet situated in Lan Ha Bay with the shape of a swimming turtle. You can see it on the way from Beo port to Viet Hai village.

5. Chuong Islet

chuong islet

chuong islet

Chuong Islet. Photo: Thanh Son HP

Chuong Islet is also known as But (Pen), Nen (Candle), Bap Chuoi (Banana flower spike). You can see it on the way from the town of Cat Ba to Cua Van fishing village.

6. Dark and Bright Cave

Dark and Bright cave

Dark and Bright cave

The Dark Cave is the long and dark one, which will require a torch to be handed for visitors beforehand. In contrast, the Bright Cave is short, and you can see the other bright side from this side.

Exploring Dark and Bright cave, the best way is doing kayaking and swimming through the tunnel.

While the Bright Cave is always available, the Dark Cave can be swallowed by the tide and difficult to pass through.

Surely, you will surprise with amazing limestone islets and mountain in this area.

Controlling your kayak and explore each corner of Dark and Bright cave by your style.

There are Benjamin fig trees shade the landscape and many orchids hang their sweet-scented flowers. In the lake, many species abound: shrimp, fish, crab and cuttle-fish.

Inside the grotto, the lake is surrounded by mountains. On the cliff one still find traces of fossils of fresh-water snails, which prove that men used to live there and this must have been a deep valley then.

The beauty of the Dark and Bright cave  is the mingling of a number of factors: the mountain’s size and form, the color of the water and the clouds.

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