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Top 4 Best Day Cruises On Halong Bay

A day cruise is an optimal choice for discovering top-rated tourist sites on Halong Bay if you are pressed for time. Most day cruise itineraries take from 5 to 7 hours encompassing a lot of exciting activities both on and off the boat. Among a number of day cruises on Halong Bay, we pick out the 4 best ones that you should take into consideration for your next trip.

1. Jade Sails Cruise

The newly-operated Jade Sails Cruise is an elite day boat with plenty of airy space. The cruise has a contemporary, sleek design and is well-appointed with a modern interior. There are 2 restaurants, lounges bars & cafes, a pool bar, and a gym on the boat.

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Jade Sails Cruise explores Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay on a 7-hour journey with a range of interesting activities.
Itinerary: Dark & Bright Cave - floating village passing - Lan Ha Bay swimming area
Activities: kayaking or local bamboo rowing boat at Dark & Bright Cave, swimming in the primitive area in Lan Ha Bay, joining a cooking demonstration and sunset party onboard
Why we love it:

  • State-of-the-art amenities for the utmost in relaxation
  • 7-hour cruise to the most famous attractions on Halong Bay
  • Transfer by high-end limousine from Hanoi to Halong and then a speedboat to Jade Sails Cruise
  • You can explore a magical sea cave by kayaking or bamboo rowing boat

2. Paradise Explorer Day Cruise

Belonging to Paradise Group, a renowned cruise operator on Halong Bay, Paradise Explorer Day Cruise guarantees a luxury cruise day trip.
The journey brims with exciting activities and short excursions to well-known attractions. Meanwhile, on board, you are served several impeccable services such as foot massage, sunset party, and cooking class while admiring the spectacular sunset view on the beach.

Paradise Explorer Day Cruise


Itinerary: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave - Titop Island
Activities: enjoying stunning views of Fighting Cocks Islet, Thien Cung, and Dau Go Caves passing by, visiting the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, kayaking at Luon Cave, hiking and swimming onTitop Island
Why we love it

  • An action-packed itinerary to many famous tourist sites on Halong Bay
  • You have a chance to explore the largest cave on Halong Bay and join many water-based activities
  • Enjoy 30-60 minutes of foot reflexology in Le Perfume Spa with a charge

3. Genesis Day Cruise

This traditional-style day cruise provides a 5.5-hour day tour on Halong Bay. 

Genesis Day Cruise


The luxury day trip on Genesis Day Cruise enables you to explore Sung Sot Cave, one of the most beautiful caves on the bay, kayak at Luon Cave, as well as relax onboard.
Itinerary: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Luon Cave 
Activities: exploring Sung Sot Cave, kayaking/ rowing sampan at Luon Cave
Why we love it: 

  • A relatively short day trip yet including all highlights of the bay
  • The cruise offers high-quality services and facilities
  • There is an audio guide system to support non-English speaking passengers

4. Estella Premium Day Cruise

Estella Premium Day Cruise offers a 7-hour day cruise excursion on Lan Ha Bay, passing prominent attractions. The cruise remains a traditional design with a wooden interior and tiled floors.
During the trip, you will have opportunities to marvel at splendid bay scenery, enjoy signature Vietnamese dishes, and swim in an untouched area.

Estella Premium Day Cruise


Itinerary: Lan Ha Bay - Dark & Bright Cave - Ao Ech Area
Activities: getting on a local rowing boat at Dark & Bright Cave, swimming and kayaking at Ao Ech area, joining a cooking class and sunset party on board
Why we love it:

  • A fascinating 7-hour voyage sailing around the primitive Lan Ha Bay 
  • Take part in cooking class and sunset party on board
  • Check-in some of the most attractive destinations on Lan Ha Bay
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