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2D1N Private 5-Star Cruise | Cat Ba and Lan Ha Bay **Family Friendly & Great Spa Services

By Sealife Legend Cruise

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At a Glance

At a Glance

2 days 1 night
Group trip (70 travellers per group)

This is a private luxury cruise that will bring you to 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 especially suited for families. 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 has luxury facilities like outdoor Jacuzzi, mini gym, Navy club with live Filipino band, 4 sundecks and spa & massage services. It is also very child-friendly as it offers a kids play area and generous child pricing. The chef on board is also able to accommodate vegetarians and other diets. **This is an offer for locals (Vietnamese and foreigners currently living in Vietnam); travel from now until 31st December 2020.

Watersports
Kayaking
Off-the-Beaten-Path
Island Hopping

Trip Highlights

Explore Caves
Bamboo Boating
Vietnamese Cooking Class
Learn Tai Chi
Pearl Farm
Vung Vieng Fishing Village

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Choose this if

You're looking for a child-friendly luxury cruise with great facilities! On this Sealife cruise you will be able to enjoy a massage while your kids enjoy the play area.
Suitable For
Families with Kids
Large Groups (>6 pax)

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What's included

What's included

From US$ 6,544.96 151.695.292 đ (max group size of 70)
  • Accommodation - 1 night at Sealife Legend - Family suite with Private Balcony - Cabin, 1 night at Sealife Legend - Triple suite with Private Balcony, 1 night at Sealife Legend - Presidential Suite with terrace, 1 night at Sealife legend - Suite with Private Balcony
  • Welcome drink with warm/cold towel
  • In-house English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing fees
  • All meals onboard
  • Vovinam lesson (Vietnamese martial art)
  • Bamboo boat trip
  • Kayaking
  • Cooking demonstration
  • Night squid fishing
  • Transfer to cave in Cat Ba
  • Service charges, travel insurance
  • The electric car ride in Viet Hai village
  • Tipping and gratuities
  • Beauty spa and massage services
  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Where You'll Meet

Where You'll Meet

  • Tuan Chau International Marina Port Details

Availability

Scheduled Trip Dates

Weekly trips every Saturday and Sunday
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What You'll Do

What You'll Do

This is a sample itinerary and may be weather-dependent.
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

  • 11:30am - Meet-up 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.
  • 11:00am - End at Tuan Chau International Marina Port

Meet your guide

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
Community-Based
Refuse Plastics
Litter-Free

What others are saying

What others are saying

4.9 out of 50 helpful reviews
Jackeboo72
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.
MartaH247
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!
mike76ang
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

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

Other Things to Know

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