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3D2N 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


3 days 2 nights
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

Visit Floating Villages
Explore Caves
Visit Pearl Farm
Visit Cat Ba Island
Bamboo Boating
Vietnamese Cooking Class
Learn Tai Chi
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What's included

From US$ 373.15 8,672,571 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
  • Kayaking services
  • Vovinam lesson (Vietnamese martial art)
  • Bamboo boat trip
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Night squid fishing
  • Basket boat
  • Service charges, travel insurance
  • Round Trip Limo transfer via highway (823.000 VND/person/round-trip
  • 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
Mar 02
Mar 03
Mar 04
Mar 05
Mar 06
Mar 07
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 bamboo boat & learn to cook traditional Vietnamese dish like a local fishermen

Accommodation: Sealife legend - Suite with Private Balcony

  • 11:30: Meet at Tuan Chau International Marina port.
  • 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. A short safety briefing before checking into rooms will be provided.
  • 13:00 – 13:30: Lunch is ready to be served at the Fish Net restaurant area.
  • 15:30 – 16:00: Van Ta area is inclusive of Dark and Bright Cave, border of Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay. Visit this cave by bamboo boat rowed by local people through some floating houses where they are raising fish, clams and oysters. You also can explore this area on your own by kayaking (depending on weather conditions).
  • 17:30: Back on the cruise, you can choose a relaxing massage service to rejuvenate the body, or take a dip in the Jacuzzi while watching the sunset. Enjoy cocktails as the “Happy Hour” promotion program starts.
  • 18:00: After a relaxing time, you will be welcomed to a cooking demonstration with Vietnamese traditional liquor tasting and learn how to make the traditional dishes of fishermen. You and the chefs will make “Ca Thinh” rolls – fermented fish – using traditional vinegar made from distiller’s grains, rice powder and fresh herbs.
  • 19:15: Enjoy a delicious dinner at the restaurant.
  • 20:30: Enjoy the nightlife of Lan Ha Bay. Immersing yourself in music, enjoy a drink from the bar when relaxing at Navy Club, take part in karaoke activities. In addition, 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, enjoy your private rest time, fall asleep and get ready for a new day with lots of exciting activities.
Day 2: (By Speedboat) Vietnam Hai village – Cat Ba World Biosphere Reserve – Hollywood Blockbuster– Kong: Skull Island
(By Speedboat) Vietnam Hai village – Cat Ba World Biosphere Reserve – Hollywood Blockbuster– Kong: Skull Island

Today you will explore the untouched Skull Island Filming area, experience the art of Vietnamese traditional tea tasting

Accommodation: Sealife legend - Suite with Private Balcony

  • 06:00: Starting the new day with Vovinam class – the martial art of Vietnam, admire the sunrise on the green bay while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee ready to start an exciting new day.
  • 0́8:00: Enjoy a light breakfast at Fish Net Restaurant.
  • 09:00: Transfer by speed boat to Cat Ba, a UNESCO Man and Natural Biosphere Reserve where you will visit Viet Hai ancient village. Take a bicycle and ride along the village and admire the beautiful view of the lagoon, the lush forests and the endless rice fields on both sides of the road. Later, explore the poetic streets or old houses in the village.
  • 12:00: Enjoy the traditional meal of Vietnamese people in Viet Hai village, listening to the historical stories of the fishermen’s daily life here.
  • 14:00: After lunch, we return to the pier for short cruise to the Hollywood blockbuster film - Kong: Skull Island filming which is an untouched and protected area of Lan Ha Bay.
  • 14:45: Time to swim and relax at the untouched beach in Lan Ha Bay.
  • 16:00: Return to the Cruise to relax on the sun deck or Kayak.
  • 16:30: Shortly cruise to a sleeping area to rejuvenate the mind body and soul while enjoying the Jacuzzi, sauna, gymnasium or enjoy quality cocktails under the “Happy Hour” promotion program.
  • 18:00: Experience the art of Vietnamese traditional tea tasting at Dragon Legend restaurant on the third floor to discover the historical stories of Vietnamese tea art.
  • 19:15: Enjoy a delicious dinner at Fish Net restaurant by choosing your favourite dishes in the available menu.
  • 20:30: Relax on the deck or participate in squid fishing, karaoke at Navy Club.
Day 3: Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island - Tuan Chau Port
Lan Ha Bay – Cat Ba Island - Tuan Chau Port

Today you will visit Cat Ba World Biosphere

  • 06:30: Welcome the energetic new day with Vietnamese Martial Class - Vovinam activity on the deck and sunrise.
  • 07:15: Enjoy a light breakfast at the restaurant with tea, coffee and cakes.
  • 08:00: You will join the trip to Cat Ba Island where you will explore 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 cruise. 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.
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What others are saying

4.9 out of 50 helpful reviews
10 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
What an amazing experience aboard this wonderful boat, the staff were amazing and very polite, I would recommend this trip thoroughly. The trips to the caves, kayaking and cave hospital were wonderful. Food on board and rooms are fabulous, thankyou sea life cruises for a magical trip.
jwgbusiness, Canada
03 Feb 2020 on TripAdvisor
We were not disappointed with this side trip even though it's about 3.5 hrs driving from Hanoi, each way. The cabin room was welcoming and the bathroom was out of this world with both a shower and a bath tub.. The activities were enjoyable, including boarding small boats averaging 3 couples to head out to a giant arch overhang in the middle of the bay. Some people caught fishes as well. There was kayaking for those who wanted to try their hands at that as well as swimming by the side of the ship, if you wanted to. Most significant was the natural setting especially in the early morning when you can view the mist and the early sunrise. We also toured the Cave of Surprises with its stalactites and stalagmites. Staff were very friendly and welcoming, making you feel at home.
27 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
We did the two night 3 day stay, it was so worth it. The boat is beautiful and the staff is super attentive, kind and friendly. Special thanks to: Rosie, Diep, Minh & Viet, who went the extra mile to make sure our trip was great. The food was really good. The view from our room was incredible and we had a private balcony. I loved the activities during the day and the fact that we didnÕt have to worry about anything as everything was already thought of. Very nice post dinner live music in the deck also! They even got us a cake to celebrate our honeymoon which was very sweet. The only thing I would say is I got a manicure & pedicure there and I wish I hadnÕt as the staff was completely untrained Hours later my nails were already chipped from just having a shower! So save the spa treatments for the cities and enjoy the rest of the cruise which is incredible and something we will never forget!
27 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
The cruise was above my expectations The crew is very attentive and do their best to support us Minh and Rosie are very hospitable, making sure our family is safe despite that my parents have limited mobility
73Chelle73, Australia
27 Jan 2020 on TripAdvisor
First time my family of four (2 x adults & 16 & 20 year old) has done a cruise, this boat is beautiful, very spacious rooms & bathrooms, plenty of space as there wasnÕt many on our trip (maybe 40 people) so it felt like the cruise was just for us, up on deck we had the choice of any chair, only ones to use the jacuzzi, only people watching entertainment which was fantastic as it was my birthday so they sang everything we wanted. Dinner & all meals were beautiful, your time was organised with cooking classes, kayaking, happy hour, a trip to a cave, jumping off the boat & swimming in the sea, couldnÕt have asked for more but still felt relaxed. The staff were very friendly & would definately recommend this & sunrise were awesome, lucky to have a clear day/night. Positive & negative having a quiet ship, lacked a bit of atmosphere & my kids would have liked to interact with other young travellers.

Sealife Legend Cruise Policies

Child Pricing
Infants (age 0 - 4) will not be charged. Children (age 5 - 11) will pay a discounted price
Please click on the booking form to see child prices
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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