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1 Day Cruise w/ Kayaking in Hidden Lagoons **Best for Avid Kayakers

By Vietnam Kayaking Ventures

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The dynamic of your guides make or break a trip for you. If you're looking for a trip full of spontaneity and unplanned but fantastic adventures, this one's for you!


1 day
Group trip (10 travellers per group)
This option is perfect for avid kayakers as the day cruise takes you to hidden corners of Lan Ha Bay (around Cat Ba island) where you can kayak in serene surroundings. You will visit the less touristy area of Lan Ha Bay and parts of Ha Long Bay with a maximum of 10 people in the same boat. The locals will show you how to prepare local delicacies, go fishing and explore some hidden caves by kayak.

Trip Highlights

Floating Village
Bright & Dark Cave
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What's included

US$ 50 1,162,093 VND per person
  • Return transport from Cat Ba Town
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch on the boat
  • Kayak (sharing for 2 people)
  • Drinks
  • Expenses of a personal nature
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Your accommodation in Cat Ba Town.
Your accommodation in Cat Ba Town.


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

  • 7.50 am: Pick up from your hotel in Cat Ba town. The boat takes you to visit the floating fishing village and Lan Ha and Ha Long Bay. The boat will stop in quiet water with beautiful scenery and then you will explore Hang Luong by kayak.
  • 12.30 pm: Lunch on the boat
  • 2.30 pm: The boat takes you to a quiet lagoon in Lan Ha Bay. You can kayak to a hidden beach and takes a relaxing swim. Snorkels are available upon request.
  • 5.30 pm: Return to the harbour. The driver will take you back to Cat Ba town.

Meet your guide

Vietnam Kayaking Ventures

Chan and Thai were born and raised in Cat Ba. Chan did basketball studies in the Philippines but he returned to his home island to start something new with Thai who is a trained lifeguard and a motocross rider. Travellers love this young dynamic duo and their interesting background that adds A LOT to the experience!
2 years experience
Fluent English

What others are saying

5.0 out of 11 helpful reviews
05 Dec 2019 on TripAdvisor
The whole day trip was a hit. The day passed so quickly that there was no time to be bored. Boat trip, visiting the fishing village, fishing, wonderful meal, kayaking, diving and collecting shells. The organization was at the highest level. The whole family was happy. I highly recommend and greet Chans and his captain.
trangiuj, Vietnam
27 Nov 2019 on TripAdvisor
My friends and I used the Vietnam kayaking ventures 4 times this summer and all of us agreed that this is the best tour here. The itinerary are customized to our preferences each tour and we are totally happy. The activities, the boat, the kayak, the destinations, the food, and especially Tien Anh is the best guide who knows so much about the area and does the job with his passion. We came to learn and discover and enjoy so many things in the areas. After so many years being disappointed with other tours in Ha Long Bay and Cat Ba I’m so glad I finally find a go to company! Highly recommended. Worth every penny
dhlam, Vietnam
17 Oct 2019 on TripAdvisor
This was not my first time visiting Lan Ha bay but it was the best ever. Tien Anh and his crew help us to have very good experience by sailing into the bay, swimming in a wonderful beach and kayaking in hidden lagoons. All the boat crew are so friendly and helpful. Tien Anh is very professional guide with excellent skills of doing kayak. We have impression that he knows the bay by heart. If you look for a local experience and smoothly trip organizer, I highly recommend his team.
authentichanoitravel, Vietnam
06 Sep 2019 on TripAdvisor
I had an amazing time with my family, everything was taken care of, really friendly tour guide, great service. Booking was easy, Mr Chan confirmed clear information with me via WhatsApp and then the tour itself was very efficiently managed. If you are going to Vietnam for the first time, I recommend that you take this tour.we had Great time at Cat Ba.
cath-stuttgart, Germany
23 May 2019 on TripAdvisor
We spent an amazing day with Chan in Lanha Bay and Halong Bay. We were alone on the boat with him and the captain! Both were extremely friendly and took care of the fact we had a child with us. We felt very safe and part of the team! Chan speaks fluent english and has very good knowledge of the area! He knows all fishermen stories behind each Rock! He loves his home Island and the nature around it and likes to share it with visitors. We were alone on some small islands, had very nice kayak Spots, had one of our best meals of our whole Vietnam trip on the boat! Chan knows the itinary of the classic Halong Bay cruises and succeeded in avoiding the Spots when they were crowded! At some point, we even had the feeling to be alone in the Bay. It was Magical! As we came home to Catba Island, we spend the evening together, cooked and shared meal. Chan has many talents: he is a very good english speaking guide, a very good Captain, a very funny Babysitter, a super good kayaker and a wonderful cook! And, he is the tallest Vietnamese I met Thanks again for this beautiful day trip! Catherine, Till and Anouk

Vietnam Kayaking Ventures Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Vietnam Kayaking Ventures 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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Packing list for the trip
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