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1 Day Cat Ba Cruise (Depart from Cat Ba)

By Cat Ba Kayak Adventures

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You're looking for a sustainable way to explore the limestone cliffs of Lan Ha Bay! Highlights include kayaking and padding in floating villages, lagoons and beaches.


1 day
Private trip
You will explore a labyrinth of limestone cliffs that rise out of the sea in Lan Ha Bay and paddle through mystical caves to discover deserted lagoons and beautiful sandy beaches.

Trip Highlights

Three Peaches Islet (Ba Trai Dao)
Floating Village
Bright & Dark Cave
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What's included

From US$ 75 1,743,140 VND per person
  • Standard Sailing Junk
  • Kayaking
  • Lunch
  • Guide
  • Transportation to and from your accommodation in Cat Ba
  • Drinks
  • Insurance
  • Other items and services of a personal nature
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The timing is flexible.
Your accommodation in Cat Ba
The timing is flexible.
Your accommodation in Cat Ba


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Bookings should be made at least 1 day in advance. View the full calendar to request other dates.


Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
Day 1: Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba
Cat Ba - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba

Today you will learn how to kayak, paddle your way out to floating fishing villages, lagoons and a private beach.

  • 8 am: Pick up and transfer to Ben Beo pier.
  • 8.30 am: Board the Junk and cruise out to the floating village. Witness everyday life of local fishermen. After learning basic paddle strokes and paddling routes from your certified kayaking guide, it’s your time to grab the paddle and make your own strokes, go passing floating villages, lagoons and private beaches. You will observe local daily life on your cool kayak, paddling in ways nature lovers have been dreaming of. Kayak to visit Three Tunnel Lagoon and Cave (tides permitting).
  • 11.30 am: Lunch on board, then relax and swim on secluded beaches. Snorkels are available upon request.
  • 1.00 pm: Cruise toward Three Peaches Island, which is famous for crystal waters and secluded beaches. Kayak to the beach Temple before going back to the Junk. Cruise back to Ben Beo pier.
  • 4.00 pm: Arrive in Ben Beo, car transfer back to your hotel in Cat Ba town.

Meet your guide

Cat Ba Kayak Adventures

Cat Ba Kayak Adventures is run by Henry, who has been travelling and guiding travellers for the last 20 years in Vietnam. He decided to pursue low-impact sustainable tourism to do his bit in maintaining Cat Ba's environment. His staff members consistently implement responsible travel practices and they also participate in recycling programs both on and off the water.
6 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

5.0 out of 7 helpful reviews
18 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We have had the best three days! Bungalow location is fabulous, comfortable and all relevant amenities for a comfortable stay. Our personal guide ( Toni) we had for all activies over the three days and he made sure we had the best experience. The food provided throughout the trip was extremely good and plenty of it! The coordination for the whole trip was great and we were picked up and returned to our hotel in Hanoi, which was certainly one less thing to think about. Do this experience with this company, it really is excellent!
Joe V
15 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
We went on the full day kayak tour (November 2019) and it was absolutely fantastic. The tour took us away from the main tourist trail and we had the opportunity to enjoy caves, beaches, tunnels and fish farms all to ourselves. Tony was the perfect guide and knew all the best spots in Cat Ba away from the hustle and bustle. We were given a generous, leisurely lunch in a great location... and there's even a chance to have a glass of wine if you wish. Highly recommended, you wont be disappointed.
29 Jul 2019 on TripAdvisor
This was the only thing we booked in advance on our trip to Vietnam and it was more than worth it! We took a 4 days and 3 nights booking, They made sure we got picked up in Hanoi with the bus, then they booked us the connection by boot, Everything went really smooth! We slept 2 nights in on a island and 1 on a boat. We did a lot of kayaking, biking and trekking, an amazing expirence! Thanks a lot to the team!! I recommand this to everyone who would come to vietnam!
20 Jul 2019 on TripAdvisor
We did a three day two day kayak trip with Cat Ba Kayaking Adventures and had an absolute ball. This was made by the excellence of our guide Truong and the smooth organisation from the whole team. It made bus trips, boat connections and all transfers easy and comfortable. We loved exploring the caves and discovering hidden lagoons which were clean and quiet away from the other tourists and boats. We must admit we were a little disappointed with the amount of rubbish in the water and also around the resort. Effort needs to be made to tidy up some of these beaches so they can be more enjoyed and not spoilt for the future. We understand that much of the rubbish comes from the fishing industry and villages, but hopefully education and new technology can improve things for everyone to still enjoy in the future. We stayed our first night in a bungalow but if we had known how much fun the junk boat was going to be, we would have chosen two nights on the junk boat. Such nice big rooms, such fantastic fun crew and so fun to swim off the deck of the boat. The food was tasty and fresh and the facilities were clean and comfortable. A real highlight. Overall we would greatly recommend this tour for its excellent guides, scenery, its challenge and well organised adventure.
Ivan M
16 Feb 2019 on TripAdvisor
Unlike other tour operators, Cat Na Kayak Adventures use real sea kayaks in perfect shape. The selection of sites is thoughtful and the organisation is smooth. Our only reservation was that there was top much delicious food.

Cat Ba Kayak Adventures Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Cat Ba Kayak Adventures pays for your trip’s logistics in advance, you can only cancel for free within 24 hours of your booking, provided that this is at least 2 weeks before your trip starts.
Change of Date
You may also change your trip date once up to 3 days before your trip starts. Any date change are subject to availability.

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