Garden Bay Legend Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay

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Bai Tu Long Bay Cruises

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Overview

Stay away from the crowd, and feel like you are in your ‘home away from home’ with the Garden Bay Legend Cruise Halong. This medium sized boat makes it easy to cruise through the smaller, harder to access areas of the Bay.

Garden Bay Legend Halong place a lot of emphasis on an authentic experience, with a strong local flavour to be found in every journey. Service is attentive and personalized- this crew understand that the best cruising experience is something money can’t buy.

Specifications

  • Launch Year 2013
  • Capacity24 persons
  • Length38 meters
  • Width9 meters
  • Height4 meters
  • Total Cabins10 rooms
  • Total Decks3 decks

Why Book Garden Bay Legend Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay

  • Good value for money
  • 10 cabins for a cozy and peaceful atmosphere
  • Medium-sized cruise for easy turning in the small area of Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Personalized service with strong local flavor

Itineraries

2D1N 3D2N
Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Cap La - Cong Do

07:45 – 08:15

  • Get picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter or nearby ( not included in the price)

12.00

  • Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour, enter our waiting lounge for short break before getting on boat.

12.30

  • Enjoy a welcome drink onboard the Tonkin Cruise boat.

13.00

  • Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and having lunch with Set Menu.

15.00

  • Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour).

16.30

  • Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach.

17.30

  • Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong – Cong Do area. Docking for overnight.

19.30

  • Having BBQ dinner.

21.00

  • Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

23.00

  • End of program for Day One.
Day 2: Cong Do - Vung Vieng Fishing Village – Hon Gai - Hanoi

06.30

  • Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck.

7.15

  • Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area.

07:45

  • Visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village by bamboo boat to discover the daily life of the fisher communities

09:00

  • Back to the main boat, relaxing, packing up

09:30

  • Checking-out and relaxing on the sundeck

10:30

  • Enjoy the last scenery of the Ha Long Bay over lunch when the boat cruises back to shore.

11:45         

  • Disembark and relax in our spacious lounge

12:15

  • Transfer back to Hanoi.

17:00

  • Drop-off at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Cap La - Cong Do

07:45 – 08:15

  • Get picked up from your hotel in the Old Quarter or nearby ( not included in the price)

12.15

  • Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer to Tonkin Cruise Boat by tender  (5 -10 minutes).

12.30

  • Enjoy a welcome drink, safety briefing then check in to your cabin.

13.00

  • Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay and having lunch with Set Menu.

14.30

  • Visit Thien Canh Son Cave.

15.30

  • Kayaking to explore some lagoons, Swimming, Relaxing at the Beach in Cap La

17.30

  • Relax and enjoy the sunset party with Happy Hour while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong-Cong Do area to anchor for overnight.

19.30

  • Having BBQ dinner (on the sundeck if weather permit otherwise in the restaurant).

21.00

  • Free evening to join some activities of board games or squid fishing, play guitar, watch movies or karaoke (advance request) or taste the variety of drinks at our luxury sky bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

23.00

  • End of program for Day One.
Day 2: Cong Do - Vung Ha

06.30

  • Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck.

7.15

  • Coffee, tea and light breakfast pastries served in the dining room.

8.00

  • Transfer to the day boat to go to Vung Ha area.

9.30

  • Take the kayak to admire the true beauty of Bai Tu Long Bay in remote Vung Ha with lagoons, rock formation, and uncovered beaches

12.00

  • Back to the day boat, free time & relaxing on the sundeck.

12.30

  • Having Set lunch with seafood and grills.

13.30

  • Visit pearl and oyster farm, learning how do they do it

14.15

  • Cruise back to the main boat

15.30

  • Return to main boat. Relaxing and Enjoy the rest of the day on board
Day 3: Cong Do - VUNG VIENG FISHING VILLAGE – HON GAI - HANOI - Hanoi

06.30: Rise early for morning tai chi on the sundeck.

7.15: Enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area.

8.00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. Located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave treats tourists to the wild and mysterious beauty of nature.

9.30: Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration.

10.30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat cruises back to shore.

11.45: Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside our waiting lounge and waiting for return transportation.

16.30: Drop-off at hotel in Hanoi.

What's Included

  • Welcome Drink, hot/cold Towels
  • 01 bottles of water on bus/ way/ person (If using a shuttle bus)
  • 01 bottles of water/pax/night onboard
  • Entrance Fees
  • English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Spacious air-con Cabins and en-suite Bathrooms
  • 01 Breakfast – 02 Lunches and 01 Dinner (2 days /01 night)
  • 02 Breakfasts – 03 Lunches – 02 Dinners (03 days /02 nights)
  • Insurances
  • Kayaking, Bamboo boat
  • WIFI (depends on the cruising area)

What's Excluded

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi (within Hanoi Old Quarter area)
  • Tips and Beverages
  • Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned as included

Experience

Dining Accommodations Onboard Activities Offboard Excursions

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Reviews

Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 20 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 4.5 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 4.0 / 5
  • Staff Performance 4.3 / 5
  • Food/Dining 4.0 / 5
  • Service Quality 4.7 / 5
  • Value for money 5.0 / 5

Should do it!

We booked Garden bay cruise for our trip in Halong bay & that’s amazing experience. The boat, foods, staffs, tour guide was good and fantastic. The bai tu long bay was better than Halong bay because it’s cleaner, quiet. the surprise caving tour a bit crowded. Overall i really enjoyed every activities they offerred. Highly recommend!

Randall N

United Kingdom

August 11, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on August 5, 2018

Amazing garden bay team

2 days in a boat, it was amazing. The team are helpful and nice. I recommend a travel with them. One word : AWESOME

Clark W

Canada

August 8, 2018

Group

2 Days 1 Night on August 4, 2018

A nice cruise

This trip was amazing. The view was breathtaking and the cruise was a very relaxing break from an otherwise busy trip. The food was excellent as the seafood was very fresh. The only reason I wouldn’t rate this higher is due to the high cost. Compared to the places that I stayed in Vietnam and Thailand for a similar price, this cruise seems grossly overpriced. However, if cost is of no concern for you, I wholeheartedly recommend this cruise.

Sharo P

United Kingdom

Family

2 Days 1 Night on August 3, 2018

The best part of our trip to Vietnam!

This was very nicely done. The boat itself was really nice and our room was well appointed. The food was good and the activities were really enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend.

Cecelia K

Canada

August 6, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on August 2, 2018

Amazing cruise

The Halong bay trip is great. We’ve got happy hours on the Garden bay cruise, everything done smoothly. Our cabin was lovely with private balcony and en-suite room. The foods was tasty and abundant, the tour guide speak English so well and funny. The bay is wonderful like unique picturesque that just existed in your dream or paradise.

Lester H

United States

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on August 1, 2018

Just wonderful

Rooms were beautiful, generously sized for a boat cabin and very well appointed. A tip – upgrade to an upstairs room with a balcony if you get the chance. The food was plentiful and delicious. Drinks a little pricey but as you’d expect. The staff were all lovely and there was a great but busy timetable on offer throughout the 24 hour trip. 
Kayaking and swimming from the boat were real highlights and the crew were brilliant with our two young boys. Sunset on the top deck was also fabulous. There were cooking demonstrations for those who wanted to join in and otherwise loungers on which to sit and admire the view. The caves were very busy – surely it’d be possible to spread out the trips to avoid the bottle neck of boats arriving?!? So prepare for a 90 min excursion and cover yourself with bug spray first but it was fascinating once we were finally inside.
Only gripe was that 24 hours wasn’t long enough once all the activities are taken into account. Probably I would consider 2 nights option on the next time visiting here.

Marie W

Australia

August 5, 2018

Family

2 Days 1 Night on August 2, 2018

Great food & excellent staff

We went on the 2 day and 1 night cruise and loved every moment of it. From the outset our tour guide was very informative and made the long bus trip go quite quickly. The food was a real highlight though we did struggle finishing all the courses! A real highlight of the trip was the staff. They were not only helpful but also willing to relax and chat with everyone on board. Halong Bay is breathtaking!

Lindsay J

United Kingdom

August 4, 2018

Group

2 Days 1 Night on July 31, 2018

Good Experience

Overall this was a pleasant experience. We started off the trip with a private bus picking us up directly from our hotel. The bus ride took hours and do bring some lots of snacks! The guides spoke comprehensible English and was engaging. 
The cruise looks very cosy. There’s a balcony for most rooms and you can sit outside to enjoy the amazing view while the cruise moves along Halong Bay. From what I observed, only rooms on the second deck had a balcony. Be sure to question about your room when you book, as you wouldn’t want to miss out on the great view!
My cruise had a mixture of travellers from Europe and America. Everyone was lovely and we would all gather together for meals. They held optional classes to teach us how to make authentic Vietnamese spring rolls, and how to carve fruits.
The cruise brought us to different attractions at Halong Bay. While it is good to get off the cruise to experience it for yourself, you can also choose to just stay on deck to rest and enjoy the view. 
Also, the cruise isn’t rocky at all (for someone who has motion sickness like me) so don’t worry about puking on board! 
PS. Their happy hour includes get 3 beers for the price of 2!

Becky N

United Kingdom

Group

3 Days 2 Nights on July 31, 2018

Top service

Nice room, nice food, very polite and warm crews. AAA service. Very polite and helpful tourguide.

Gina C

United Kingdom

August 3, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on July 28, 2018

Great trip and experience

My wife and I took this trip last minute as the one we wanted was fully booked. But as chance had it I’m glad we did. It was very good, the bay is amazing. Most boats will cover the same itinerary so what you are really looking for is the type of boat and people you want. This is by no means a party boat which is initially what we wanted but in contrast it was good to relax. The food was good and if you want to do the cooking class or making flowers from vegetables you can, if not just sit and relax. We did the 2 day 1 night tour.
Our guide Kien was excellent, a very nice guy, helpful and knowledgeable.

Wilson N

United States

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on August 1, 2018

Excellent!

Very nice boat, comfortable and stylish rooms (some with balcony), excellent food, and very professional staffs. Tour guide was very informative and spoke excellent English, sun deck is perfect for happy hour and sunset. From hotel pick up to drop off, everything was top notch. I would definitely recommend this operator for your halong trip.

Doris H

United States

August 2, 2018

Group

2 Days 1 Night on July 29, 2018

Exceeded expectations in every way

The rooms (including bathrooms) were just beautiful, and quite spacious for a cruise. The food was a phenomenal with surprisingly dishes. The guide was great, so as the staffs. I never regret booking this cruise.

Lillian P

United States

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on July 29, 2018

Great view coupled with awesome service!

Staff service and performance were impeccable as they attended to all our needs, even to the finest detail. Made us feel at home to the extent that we didn’t want to leave after 48hrs on that cruise! Well done, great job and keep it up!

Jon G

Canada

August 1, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on July 29, 2018

Nice one

We recently enjoyed 3 days / 2 nights on the Garden Bay cruise in Halong. We opted to pay the extra for a top deck room which was well worth it. The room was spacious and clean with easy access to the top deck and the restaurant. The food was consistently good with a interesting range of wines. There were many excursions and activities which takes you away from the gorgeous sun lounges, so we opted out of some. Would highly recommend the Garden Bay cruise.

Patti H

India

July 31, 2018

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 27, 2018

Great experience

I enjoyed a beautiful one night cruise aboard this refurbished boat. My cabin was luxurious and very cozy. The staffs were very attentive towards our request. The set menu was plentiful and tasty. I especially praise the company for returning my lost watch which I left in my cabin. After emailing them of my plight I had a reply within the hour that my watch had been found by a staff and would be returned to my accommodation in Hanoi (a four hour drive away) on the next evening. True to their word it was. Thank you very much.

Roy P

United States

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 27, 2018

Great view on the sea

My boyfriend and I got a nice room on board, overlooking the sea. It can be clearly recommended and choose the delux rooms with views, one has their own terrace which is incredibly nice!
The staff were friendly, the excursions were fine and all in all a nice experience.

Clinton C

Singapore

July 30, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on July 27, 2018

Super nice place!

Super nice place and staffs with totally wild beautiful surroundings!
We had a little trouble with the shower, but that’s what to expect from a little older ship.
We went for a kayak trip, which is possible during the stay – This was really fun!

Marjorie H

United Kingdom

July 26, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on July 24, 2018

Floating hotel and picturesque bay

Have been on this cruise as part of a great trip through Vietnam. The quality of the apartments, given that it is a ship and a bit crowded, is good. The rooms are clean, have everything you need, the bed is comfortable, the bathroom is without any comments.
Believe me, you’ll only sleep in the room. We must go to the upper deck, lie down on the lounger and enjoy the beauty around. From the entertainment for two days we had: kayaking, master class for cooking spring rolls, one Tai Chi class, a cave excursion with a bath. Like kayaks, the rest of the rules.
I recommend that everyone swim in Halong Bay, this is really a beautiful place.

Keith C

United States

July 25, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on July 21, 2018

Lovely trip

We had a nice trip on Halong Bay and got what we paid for.
Nam picked us up at the hotel in Hanoi and was very good. He tells it necessary and is good at English.
We got two rooms that were fine for us to be on a boat. The food was really good and super sweet staffs.
We were only 14 guests on the trip and it was great, because it gave a very good atmosphere.

Jeanette E

New Zealand

Group

2 Days 1 Night on July 22, 2018

An interesting hotel on the water

I liked this hotel on the water. Everything is organized in a worthy manner. Neat, well-groomed room, it’s even surprising that in this space everything fits. Would add, only the hangers on the walls. Very tasty prepared, pleased with a variety of food. An interesting entertainment program during the tour.

Louis W

Singapore

July 23, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on July 21, 2018