Garden Bay Premium Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay

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Bai Tu Long Bay Cruises

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Overview

Luxury cruises don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. On Garden Bay Premium Cruise Halong, luxury is defined by your satisfaction with the entire journey. Most importantly, there’s so much included in the price, so you get the best value for your money.

To help you achieve a hassle free, budget-friendly cruise plan, all of these cruises include taxes, insurance, meals, entertainment, entrance fees and so much more.

Specifications

  • Launch Year 2012
  • Capacity22 persons
  • Length32 meters
  • Width8 meters
  • Height7 meters
  • Total Cabins11 rooms
  • Total Decks3 decks

Why Book Garden Bay Premium Cruise Bai Tu Long Bay

  • Classic intimate traditional junk with 11 cabins only.
  • Personalized customer service
  • All cabins come with seaview window
  • Delicious meals served onboard

Itineraries

2D1N 3D2N
Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay

07:40 – 08:15

  • Get picked up from your hotel in 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).

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: Bai Tu Long Bay - Hanoi

06.30

  • Doing exercises with 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.
Day 1: Hanoi - Bai Tu Long Bay

07:40 – 08:15

  • Get picked up from your hotel in 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).

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 (chargable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

23.00

  • End of program for Day One.
Day 2: Bai Tu Long Bay

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 Cap La area.

9.30

  • Go fishing with the fisherman.

11.00

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

12.00

  • Having Set lunch with seafood and grills.

13.30

  • Kayaking and swimming.

15.30

  • Return to main boat. Relaxing and Enjoy the rest of the day on board
Day 3: Bai Tu Long Bay - 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 drinks
  • Entrance fee
  • English speaking tour guide on boat
  • Air-conditioner cabin
  • All meals aboard as mentioned in the itineraries for 2 days 1 night
  • On board insurance
  • Kayaking, Tai Chi and activities are mentioned in itinerary
  • Wifi

What's Excluded

  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi
  • Airfare, VISA arrangement
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Other drinks
  • Tips & Other personal expenses
  • VAT
  • Surchage for Tet holiday, Christmas (1st January, 24th December)
  • All other services not clearly mentioned in Inclusion

Experience

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Reviews

Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 20 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 4.7 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 4.3 / 5
  • Staff Performance 4.4 / 5
  • Food/Dining 4.1 / 5
  • Service Quality 4.8 / 5
  • Value for money 4.7 / 5

Just right, and Bai Tu Long Bay!

Booked this luxury halong bay tour because I wanted to get away from the very busy halong bay to the smaller Bai Tu Long Bay. The staff was very friendly and their English was really good.

Gretchen Perreira

United States

October 4, 2018

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on September 6, 2016

A honeymoon to remember forever

I am married to the man of my dreams. he is so romantic, it’s wonderful. I am writing this in a hotel in Hanoi as our dream honeymoon comes to an end. We have just returned from three days in Halong Bay, a paradise on earth. We had one of the best cabins on board a beautiful ship with a company called Garden Bay Cruise. The staff were wonderful, and we were treated like royalty by everyone on board when they announced at dinner that it was our honeymoon. It could not have been any better, everyone was so sweet. This has been the highlight of a very special time for us. I will never forget it.

Simone Wilkinson

United Kingdom

September 30, 2018

Couple

3 Days 2 Nights on September 18, 2017

Love Garden Bay Cruise Halong!

Best enjoyable experience on the Garden Bay Luxury Cruise. We did a one night stay. We had a room with a balcony on the second level and it was very clean and comfortable. The food was not my favourite but I love the seafood. Overall, the staff was very friendly and I would recommend this cruise for its value.

Vicente Garcia

Spain

August 28, 2018

Single

2 Days 1 Night on August 12, 2018

Luxurious experience

Old world elegance meets the most outstanding location of the World Heritage Site. The food was very good and varied. Somehow we were ungraded to a suite, how mucked up were we?    Even the lunch and entertainment before we returned to Hanoi were first class. The service was amazing.    What a terrific journey – well done Garden Bay Cruise!!!

Naomi Schalenbourg

Belgium

June 30, 2018

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on June 11, 2018

Excellent Family time

Garden Bay Luxury Cruise must be one of the best cruises currently operating in halong Bay. This was 5 star all the way. If you have never been to Halong bay, you are missing out on one of lifes great adventures. The hundreds of rock islands are amazing with such bright colors and impressive sizes. The sail craft we were on was beautiful, like what the old paddle steamers must have felt like. Our room was really good like the food and the service. This was a very special vacation. The children really got into the kayaking we got to see some really great things. Then at night we just chilled on the top deck with drinks and enjoyed the quiet of the bay.

Fred Morton

United States

September 30, 2017

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on September 17, 2017

Real Luxury

Garden Bay Cruise provided us with the highlight of our Vietnamese vacation. Everything about it was top class. Halong Bay is quite something, very stunning views and lots to see and do. It was a pretty full three days though for me simply relaxing on deck with a cold beer was a great way to spend time. I love boats, they are always relaxing and this was a classic. My cabin was amazing and I love the food that was served. I just wish it had lasted longer.

Marc West

Canada

September 6, 2017

Single

2 Days 1 Night on August 29, 2017

Outstanding, always fun

We honestly don’t know where to begin praising the efficient, friendly and incredibly gracious staff of Halong Garden Bay Cruise – this absolutely gorgeous boat. The boat manager and his team did a great job on creating fun, superb experience from the moment we stepped on board. Our room was beautiful. It’s worth every penny for the spacious cabin with private balcony and the view is breathtaking from the multiple windows. Halong Bay is simply spectacular. There is a reason Halong Bay is a World Heritage Site…there are no words for how magnificent, and how peaceful the place is. Garden Bay Cruise was the perfect way to experience it all.    Our only regret is that we only spent one night…next time it’ll be at least two!    Highly recommend Halong Garden Bay Cruise, great job lads!

Ryan Collins

Ireland

August 25, 2017

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 25, 2017

Too short but so much fun

I’ve just back from a two day cruise in Halong Bay with Garden Bay cruises. It was terrific fun but I wish I had taken the three day option. In reality the cruise for two days is only just about 24 hours and they cram a lot in. The boat was great and I really wanted to stay longer. My room was really good better than any hotel on the entire trip to Vietnam. There are too many excursions off the boat to be honest, I would have preferred to just stay onboard and chill out o the deck taking in the awesome scenery.

Eric Jones

United Kingdom

August 6, 2017

Single

2 Days 1 Night on August 1, 2017

Amazing Halong Bay

Go to Halong Bay my friend said, you won’t be disappointed. How had I never even heard of this place before? It’s amazing! Totally stunning scenery and cruising on board the boat was great. Everything about this was fantastic. The cabins, the food, the crew, the scenery and the trips, all fantastic. I wish I could go back again tomorrow.

David Marlan

United States

July 27, 2017

Single

2 Days 1 Night on July 12, 2017

A voyage of our lifetime!

Halong Garden bay cruise was an excellent cruise! It was the first time we took a cruise, we enjoyed it and will for sure do another if we can afford. The Vietnamese food was excellent, the crew was very qualified and respectful, and attended to our needs!! The attendant responsible for our room cleanliness was admirable, she was truly a very dedicated young lady.  Excursions and actives were very informative and professional. The tour guide was excellent and knew what he was talking about. Thought not all the staff could speak English but the whole trip couldn’t be better. We would highly recommend this Halong Garden Bay Cruise to all the leisure lovers.

Jörgen Meier

Switzerland

June 28, 2017

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on May 12, 2017

Great vacation!

This was a wonderful introduction cruise to so much of the heritage Halong bay. My embarkation was great though the weather was a bit bad. The guide was excellent and very informed of the area in which he guided. The food was outstanding every day! My suit was perfect, clean and very well taken care of by the staff. There was always room on the sundeck to welcome people for a relaxing time watching the sunset or Taichi lesson. There were plenty of activities to do while I was on the cruise such as: kayaking, swimming, cooking class or the squid fishing.   Altogether this was fabulous and I so enjoyed my trip on Garden Bay cruise Halong and all that I experienced and the new friends I now thank to Halong Hub.

Charles Desmet

Belgium

May 30, 2017

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on May 8, 2017

Memorable number one Halong cruise

It was the first cruise ever in my life. I have been travelling a lot but it was one of the best traveling experiences that I had ever had. They picked me up at my hotel, it had rained our entire commute and I was assured that it would rain the entire vacation, however shortly after boarding the rain stopped, the skies lit up and the fun began. All members of staff were very kind, friendly and as helpful as they could be. I stepped aboard to a fabulous welcome with drinks and music. All the stress, anxiety were instantly gone. My room was beautiful with private balcony. My first day on board, I visited Vung Vieng fishing village and had a great chance to learn about life in Halong Bay communities. Later of the day I had a nice kayaking time around the bay. At the end of the day they served this amazing authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Every dish I tried, I love it.   The following morning I attended the Tai Chi class on the sundeck. All the passengers were fun, and we quickly enjoyed the class with lots of smiles and clever movements. After having breakfast, I visited the Surprised Cave which was the most spectacular limestone cave I had never seen. Don’t forget to bring your fully charged camera, you will want to keep those pictures. Quickly later we returned to the boat for the check out and it was the moment when I wish I could stop time.   Thank you Halong Hub for this awesome trip, I would definitely comeback with more friends!

Yana Shevonika

Russia

May 29, 2017

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on May 16, 2017

Great trip for relax

We booked the 2d/1n trip and We think that is sufficient to fully enjoy beautiful Halong Bay. Travellers who book 3 days/2 nights share the same boat, but on the 3rd day are taken for a separate excursion on a small boat. The Garden Bay cruise Halong is more worn than it looks on the photos, but the rooms are still very nice. Mind you, only part of the rooms (those upstairs) have balconies. We did not mind not not having a balcony as the upper deck was large enough. Pick up in small bus was smooth, with an entertaining guide, Kien. All staff were lovely. The food is very good! Offered the choice between kayaking and visiting the fishing village in bamboo boat, we chose the kayaking, which was great, we also had time for a swim. I regret though not having seen the village.

Nam Nguyen

Vietnam

October 26, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on October 15, 2016

Fell in love with Halong city

I fell in love with Halong Bay, I thought the food onboard the halong Garden Bay cruise was great. The kayaking was an interesting way to see the bay, however the kayaks were a little old and their quality could improve. They seemed to clean up the area nicely. The cave excursion was a nice break from the boat. Overall good experience.

Samuel Pratt

United Kingdom

October 3, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on September 17, 2016

Couldn’t ask for more for the price

Garden Bay cruise halong was clean with a good hot shower and a well-working air con. The food was nice as they had a seafood buffet but I think it would have been better for them to serve authentic Vietnamese food instead of trying so hard to serve western-style food. If you’re not so much a budget traveler and want to see some nice spots at Halong Bay, then go for it!

Wendy Orville-James

United Kingdom

Single

2 Days 1 Night on September 14, 2016

As advertised

The trip itself to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay was spectacular, although a bit all over the place. It was enjotable to see all of the scenery.. Halong Bay is as advertised. There is still some areas that seem a bit dirty, but all of the places Garden Bay took us was pristine and gorgeous.

Becky Hoff

United States

September 28, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on September 11, 2016

Anniversary

Last time we took a cruise we got picked up from Hanoi at the wrong time and it was an average experience that was pretty forgettable. This time we bought the tickets from the Halong Hub, it was such an easy, clear experience That might have been one of the best parts.. Our trip on Garden Bay cruise halong was so great this time! The boat was very clean and pretty. Chef was excellent staff were very friendly. Ngueyn was so supportive. It was a romantic experience with my husband for our anniversary.

Margaret Bardot

United States

Single

2 Days 1 Night on September 9, 2016

Specatacular rooms

Garden Bay cruise Halong was very traditional style, and compared to the other boats we were excited.   But the rooms were nice and the bathroom even nicer. Room was super great, set type. Our guest had a shellfish allergy and the staff was very attentive and handeld the situation for us. Staff were very nice and guide was really attentive and helpful, overall enjoyed my cruise.

Diem Ngo Dinh

Vietnam

September 25, 2016

Single

2 Days 1 Night on September 5, 2016

Magical experience

It was a great experience and we were impressed with the coziness of the junk boat; all the other guests seemed to agree with our experience. I’d never stayed in a boat for a trip before and it was a magical experience.

Paul Janis

United States

September 5, 2016

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on August 13, 2016

Delightful Experience!

Being on Halong Bay cruises was one of the most memorable events on our trip to Northern Vienam. From the warm embarkation and introduction to the on and off activities, including the kayaking, Taichi, cooking session etc we were all excited to start cruising away with Garden Bay cruise Halong.  We were entertained with all activities and taken care by the crew who were so cheerful and effective. They were truly accommodating to us, as we were the only family with children on our cruise.   Climbing, caving, kayaking, cooking class, delicious buffets, beautiful cabins, great staff and our host was an absolute gentlemen wanting to please all the passengers on board, giving everyone their best cruise ship experience possible.   Halong Bay is a majestic place, Some of Halong Bay’s mountainous islands have grottos created by the wind and the filtering water, which makes its way from the top of the cliff to the green water of the gulf, unbelievable! I would have loved to stay longer on the Garden Bay and soak up more of the view from the deck.   Definitely a memorable experience.

Natasha Davidson

Australia

September 2, 2016

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on August 12, 2016