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2D1N Luxury 5-Star Cruise | Cat Ba and Lan Ha Bay

By Sealife Legend Cruise

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You're looking for a luxury cruise that provides a more differentiated itinerary! This is one of the few luxury cruises that stops at Cat Ba Island


2 days 1 night
Group trip (81 travellers per group)
This is one of the only luxury overnight cruises in Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island - the less travelled part of Gulf of Tonkin. Cat Ba Island and Lan Ha Bay provide the same landscapes as the more touristed Halong Bay, but provide a more local, low-key experience. This Cruise gives you the best of both worlds: a differentiated itinerary, a more local experience in the Halong Bay area and top-notch luxury facilities. Every cabin on this boat is spacious, and has wide glass windows and a private balcony for you to enjoy the view. This 5-star boat also has luxury facilities like outdoor Jacuzzi, mini gym, Navy club with live Filipino band, 4 sundecks and world-class cuisine.

Trip Highlights

Squid Fishing
Visit Floating Villages
Explore Caves
Visit Pearl Farm
Learn Tai Chi
Bamboo Boating
Vietnamese Cooking Class
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What's included

From US$ 186 4,323,283 VND per person
  • Welcome drink with warm/cold towel
  • In-house English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
  • Accommodation in luxurious airconditioner suite cabin
  • All meals onboard
  • Vovinam lesson (Vietnamese martial art)
  • Bamboo boat trip
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Night squid fishing
  • Transfer to cave in Cat Ba
  • Service charges, travel insurance
  • Round Trip Limo transfer via highway (823.000 VND/person/round-trip)
  • The electric car ride in Viet Hai village
  • Tipping and gratuities
  • Beauty spa and massage services
  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
  • Kayaking (288.000VND/pax/day)
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Meeting details
Tuan Chau International Marina port


Trips available daily
Feb 26
Feb 27
Feb 28
Feb 29
Mar 01
Mar 02
Bookings should be made at least 3 days 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: Tuan Chau port - Gia Luan port - Lan Ha Bay
Tuan Chau port - Gia Luan port - Lan Ha Bay

Today you will explore the caves on a bamboo boat & learn to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes.

Accommodation: Sealife legend - Suite with Private Balcony

  • 11:30: Meet at Tuan Chau International Marina port, Sealife Group’s staffs will welcome you at the waiting lounge.
  • 12: 00-12: 30: Transfer by speed boat to Gia Luan port to board the cruise. Guests are invited to drink and use cold/warm towels by season. There will be a short safety briefing upon boarding and later guests can check into their rooms.
  • 13:00 – 13:30: Lunch is ready to be served at the Fish Net restaurant area.
  • 15:30 – 16:00: Van Ta area of Dark and Bright Cave, border of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Visit the cave by bamboo boat rowed by local people through some floating houses where they grow fish, clams and oysters. You also can explore this area in your own way by kayaking (depending on weather conditions).
  • 17:30: Back on the cruise, enjoy Happy Hour cocktails.
  • 18:00: Start the cooking class with Vietnamese traditional liquor tasting and learn how to make traditional dishes as made by fishermen. You and the chefs will make “Ca Thinh” rolls – fermented fish – using traditional vinegar made from distiller’s grains, rice powder, fresh herbs and rice paper.
  • 19:15: Enjoy a delicious dinner at the restaurant.
  • 20:30: Enjoy the nightlife of Lan Ha Bay. Immerse yourself in music, enjoy a drink from the bar. In addition, you can relax on the Sundeck and admire the view of Lan Ha bay at night, fish for squid or simply take a rest and watch Ha Long bay from the balcony in your room.
  • 22:30: Return to your room, you enjoy your private rest time.
Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island - Tuan Chau port
Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island - Tuan Chau port

Today you will visit Cat Ba Island, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve Area

  • 06:30: Welcome the new day with Vietnamese Martial Class - Vovinam activity on the deck during sunrise.
  • 07:15: Enjoy a light breakfast at the restaurant with tea, coffee and cakes.
  • 08:00: Join the trip to Cat Ba Island, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve Area to see Hospital Cave – the ancient stalagmite cave that served both as a secret bomb-proof hospital during the war and as a safe house for Viet Cong (VC) leaders.
  • 10:00: Return to the boat. Enjoy a buffet brunch at the restaurant while the cruise goes back to the dock.
  • 11:00 – 11:30: End of the trip. Return to the waiting house in Tuan Chau.

Meet your guide

Sealife Legend Cruise

Mr Bui Duc Long – Founder of Sealife Group also a Halong local resident, always trains his employees to protect Halong and raise awareness of responsible travel. Sealife has established the “Sealife Foundation” to help protect the environment as well as help Halong communities to take advantage of the developing the local economy. It has been an active member of IUCN, the project which protects Cat Ba and Halong Bay.
1 year experience
Fluent English
Refuse Plastics

Sealife Legend Cruise Policies

Strict Cancellation Policy
As Sealife Legend Cruise 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.

Other Things to Know

Packing list for the trip
Backup batteries and charger
Cash (for purchasing drinks during happy hour, buying souvenirs or tips)
Change of clothes
Electrical adapter
Hat (it gets sunny!)
Hiking shoes
Insect repellent
Light jacket/sweater (for the evenings)
Passport (required for registration on the boat)
Shorts & T-shirts
Umbrella and/or light rain jacket

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