Indochina Sails Cruise Halong Bay

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Halong Bay CruisesMid-Range Halong Bay Cruises

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Overview

Indochina Sails is a brand name of Huong Hai Group, one of the top tourism services companies in Vietnam. Service, quality and luxury are the hallmarks of this meticulously sails.

Moreover, its experienced and highly motivated crews look forward to make your trip impeccable and unforgettable.

Specifications

  • Launch Year 2010
  • Capacity46 persons
  • Length53 meters
  • Width10 meters
  • Height23 meters
  • Total Cabins23 rooms
  • Total Decks4 decks

Why Book Indochina Sails Cruise Halong Bay

  • Experienced & well-known cruise lines in Halong Bay
  • Traditional boutique cruise style
  • Local and international award-winner
  • Many cabin types available catering for all guest's needs

Itineraries

2D1N 3D2N
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay

7.30 – 8.30

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

12.15

  • Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.

13.15 – 14.00

  • Passengers enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch. Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.

14.00 – 16.00

  • Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
  • Drink vouchers are given out from 15.00 to 18.00 (Please check with the crew for Promotion. This voucher is not included in the cruise rate).

16.00

  • Arrive at Surprise Cave – one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Halong Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.

17.30

  • Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to anchor overnight.

18.30 – 19.00

  • Attend the Fruit and Vegetable Carving Lesson led by our Head Chef. During the lesson, the chef will conduct Fruit and Vegetable carving, showing the guests how we decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food.

19.30

  • Dinner is served.

20.45

  • Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.

21.00 – 23.00

  • Happy Hour! Buy one drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
Day 2: Halong Bay - Hanoi

06.30

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

06.45

  • Enjoy Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).

07.45 – 09.00

  • Guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb to the peak for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay (there is also an expansive viewing deck half way up).
  • After the climb, there is time left to relax on the beach and have a swim.

09.00

  • Upon returning to the boat, guests will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please collect all of your belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

09.30

  • Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled after breakfast.
  • Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.00

  • Arrive at Tuan Chau port, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.
Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay

7.30 – 8.30

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

12.15

  • Boarding our boat at Tuan Chau Port – enjoy welcome drink, receive cruise briefing and safety instructions.

13.15 – 14.00

  • Passengers enjoy the deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch. Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the cruise. Please book in advance with your Cruise Manager.

14.00 – 16.00

  • Cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Finger Islet.
  • Drink vouchers are given out from 15.00 to 18.00 (Please check with the crew for Promotion. This voucher is not included in the cruise rate).

16.00

  • Arrive at Surprise Cave – one of the most spectacular and largest grottoes of Halong Bay. The mouth of the grotto is reached by ascending about a hundred stone steps.

17.30

  • Depart and sail for about 30 minutes to anchor overnight.

18.30 – 19.00

  • Attend the Fruit and Vegetable Carving Lesson led by our Head Chef. During the lesson, the chef will conduct Fruit and Vegetable carving, showing the guests how we decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food.

19.30

  • Dinner is served.

20.45

  • Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.

21.00 – 23.00

  • Happy Hour! Buy one drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
Day 2: Halong Bay

06.45

  • Enjoy Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).

07.45

  • Enjoy Breakfast served in the dining room.

08.45 – 10.15

  • Guests are transferred to the Indochina Sails Day Boat, a spacious and comfortable wooden junk with lounge, dining room and sundeck. Daytime activities include cruising to less trafficked areas of the Bay, visiting Luon Cave – guests can find golden hair monkeys here.

10.30

  • Explore Cua Van Floating Village. This is one of the largest fishing villages on the Bay. Guests can choose between kayaking through the village or visiting on small bamboo boats (sampans) rowed by villagers. Kayakers will depart from the boat in two-seater, self-rowed kayaks, kayaking through the village and back to the boat. A kayaking tour guide will lead the way.

12.30

  • Lunch is served on board mid-day.

14.30

  • After lunch, guests will pay a visit to Pearl Farm in the afternoon.

15.30

  • Return by tender to the Indochina Sails boat. Rejoin the cruise and relax onboard as we sail to the overnight anchorage.

19.30

  • Dinner is served.

20.45

  • Evening activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service (massage service is available throughout the cruise). Also, everyone can try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.

21.00 – 23.00

  • Happy Hour! Buy one drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi

06.30

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

06.45

  • Enjoy Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck (lasting for about 30 minutes).

07.45 – 09.00

  • Guests are transferred by tender to the Titov Island. About one hour is spent on the island, allowing time to climb to the peak for a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Bay (there is also an expansive viewing deck half way up).
  • After the climb, there is time left to relax on the beach and have a swim.

09.00

  • Upon returning to the boat, guests will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please collect all of your belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

09.30

  • Enjoy a full breakfast in the dining room. Bills are settled after breakfast.
  • Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.00

  • Arrive at Tuan Chau port, relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.

What's Included

  • Welcome Drink
  • Cruise Itinerary and Program
  • Entrance and Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxurious Cabins and Suites with A/C and en-suite Bathrooms
  • Deluxe Vietnamese and International Lunch and Dinner
  • Vietnamese and International Breakfast
  • Conference Equipment (Charter only)
  • Insurance, Taxes and Service Charges

What's Excluded

  • Airfares and Hotels
  • Visa Arrangements
  • Massage Services (please see massage menu in cabin)
  • Beverages, Tips and Personal Expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Kayaking

Experience

Dining Accommodations Onboard Activities Offboard Excursions

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Reviews

Overall rating
4.0 / 5
based on 20 reviews
Review summary
  • Cruise condition/Cleanliness 4.0 / 5
  • Room comfort/Standard 4.9 / 5
  • Staff Performance 3.7 / 5
  • Food/Dining 4.0 / 5
  • Service Quality 4.0 / 5
  • Value for money 3.5 / 5

A day and night in dream

It far exceeded my expectations. The whole organization from the reception at the port, the boat trip and the welcome on the boat were impeccable.
The boat has the comforts of a 4 star hotel, impressively. The food service, the navigation, the happy hours, the Tai Chi class, together with the guide were perfect.
Once being at the bay I traveled in bamboo boats to floating houses where local people live. A super recommended program with a level of excellence in all the details.

Harry J

Singapore

August 14, 2018

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on August 7, 2018

A day and night in dream

It far exceeded my expectations. The whole organization from the reception at the port, the boat trip and the welcome on the boat were impeccable.
The boat has the comforts of a 4 star hotel, impressively. The food service, the navigation, the happy hours, the Tai Chi class, together with the guide were perfect.
Once being at the bay I traveled in bamboo boats to floating houses where local people live. A super recommended program with a level of excellence in all the details.

Harry J

Singapore

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on August 7, 2018

Pleasant cruise

The ship was very good. The cabins were not very spacious, but they had a good bathrooms. The foods served on board were exquisite. The excursions were interesting. Also the crew was very friendly. They also practiced taichi half an hour in the morning. Worthy!

Terrence H

Australia

August 10, 2018

Couple

3 Days 2 Nights on August 7, 2018

A fantastic tour

Unfortunately time did not accompany us, however it was a very beautiful experience. We were on a boat with an impeccable condition, wonderful foods. A highly recommended tour.

Ira R

United Kingdom

July 16, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on July 11, 2018

Ideal place to visit

Cruising Halong Bay was priceless! Yes, the lovely crew, the interesting foods and the activities as well.
It is better to choose 2 nights than 1, because extra visits were made only in the night 2, including a kayak ride, impressive. The most beautiful thing we saw in all of Vietnam.

Jimmie H

Singapore

July 14, 2018

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on July 10, 2018

Impeccable !

You can not go through Hanoi, without escaping to Halong Bay … love that place .. The cruise … impeccable, comfortable rooms, very friendly staffs .. foods 100% excellent … I think the best dishes of Vietnam were from that cruise.
I recommend staying 2 nights of cruise …. with one I would have felt that I needed a little more ….
I went with friends, although I admit that it is an ideal place to go with a partner …, do not expect to meet a cruise like those in the Bahamas, … because far away … it’s something more peaceful … we came from many days of travel, it came very well … and it would have been nice if there was a dancing night, or some activities beside the cooking classes.

Shawna G

India

July 13, 2018

Group

2 Days 1 Night on July 9, 2018

My experience

The Halong Bay was wonderful and the boat turned out much better than expected. Our cabins were on the top floor with a surprisingly large bathroom and very good amenities. The service was very attentive and professional. Sit on the deck and watch the sunset, a real wonder. There were many activities but not essential to have them all, simply navigating the bay all day was enough for me. For example, it was totally unnecessary to visit a grotto that had nothing special, this according to my family because I did not go, I kept reading on the deck completely alone and enjoyed one of the best moments of the cruise.

Julian H

New Zealand

July 11, 2018

Family

2 Days 1 Night on July 8, 2018

It’s worth it !

The staffs were fantastic, they were young but eager to please you. The scenery was breath-talking and amazing. Cruise conditions were perfect, and foods were excellent. The fantastic landscape alone was worth it all.

Arlene R

Canada

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on July 7, 2018

A fabulous cruise

Halong Bay is a unique place, the most beautiful destination in Vietnam for me and it is worth spending a day or two on tour. The boat was made of wood, very nice and well decorated. The staffs were very attentive and the foods were varied and tasty. After lunch we went to Titop Island which has a small but beautiful beach. Then we went to see an inner lagoon in the center of another island, that was accessed through a cave. Later we anchored near a cave to spend the night and the scenery was beautiful because all the boats had the lights on. In the next morning we did Tai Chi on the deck and then visited a large and interesting cave. Our cabins were very good, they were large and well decorated. On the deck there were hammocks for sunbathing, although we had a rather cloudy and humid weather. All the time they gave us bottles of water for the excursions and they had a great attention to maintain safety of the boat.
I would definitely go back to this magical place because it was a fantastic experience.

Silva R

Australia

July 10, 2018

Group

2 Days 1 Night on July 6, 2018

A fabulous cruise

Halong Bay is a unique place, the most beautiful destination in Vietnam for me and it is worth spending a day or two on tour. The boat was made of wood, very nice and well decorated. The staffs were very attentive and the foods were varied and tasty. After lunch we went to Titop Island which has a small but beautiful beach. Then we went to see an inner lagoon in the center of another island, that was accessed through a cave. Later we anchored near a cave to spend the night and the scenery was beautiful because all the boats had the lights on. In the next morning we did Tai Chi on the deck and then visited a large and interesting cave. Our cabins were very good, they were large and well decorated. On the deck there were hammocks for sunbathing, although we had a rather cloudy and humid weather. All the time they gave us bottles of water for the excursions and they had a great attention to maintain safety of the boat.
I would definitely go back to this magical place because it was a fantastic experience.

Silvia R

Australia

Group

2 Days 1 Night on July 6, 2018

Cruise through Halong bay, spectacular!

Within the circuit from north to south of Vietnam, you can not miss a cruise around Halong Bay.
The truth is that we have not experienced other boats, but we liked Indochina Sails a lot, due to its comfort, decoration, exquisite and varied foods, also the affordable prices (you can even enjoy happy hours, 2 x 1, 2 times a day for beers or combos).
The staffs were lovely, very attentive. We spent only one night and we discovered little. If I could travel again, I would try to book 2 nights. 100% recommended.

Lucille S

Canada

July 9, 2018

Group

2 Days 1 Night on July 5, 2018

Excellent choice for something essential in Halong

The package for one night was a bit expensive to me, but the boat was really good, clean and very well organized. The cabins, all exterior, were comfortable with a large bathroom and good air conditioning. The food was very good and special.
The truth is we were delighted. Highly recommended.

Kelli P

United Kingdom

July 7, 2018

Single

2 Days 1 Night on July 4, 2018

A dream in Ha Long Bay

An exquisite organization and service. Both the cabin and the food were incredible, so were the staffs. We stayed one night and we will remember it the rest of our lives because they are the key to the magical cruise since Ha Long Bay does the rest.
We would repeat without hesitation.

Patty C

United Kingdom

July 5, 2018

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on June 30, 2018

A dream in Ha Long Bay

An exquisite organization and service. Both the cabin and the food were incredible, so were the staffs. We stayed one night and we will remember it the rest of our lives because they are the key to the magical cruise since Ha Long Bay does the rest.
We would repeat without hesitation.

Patty C

United Kingdom

Couple

2 Days 1 Night on June 30, 2018

Perfect experience

The best of a fantastic trip to Vietnam. The best service, hygiene, and very good food. Perfect timing itinerary. Unforgettable fantastic boat.

Felicia C

Australia

Group

2 Days 1 Night on July 4, 2018

FANTASTIC FAMILY EXPERIENCE

One night, two days in a high class cruise. Staffs were amazing, from the captain to the Tai Chi teacher. The rooms were pure luxury, very spacious and with all the services accompanied. The menu come in both quantity and quality. We did not fish a squid but saw several jellyfish (night activity for children). A mini cooking course on the upper terrace at night was also very interesting. The luxury environment to stay.

Daisy L

Singapore

Family

2 Days 1 Night on July 1, 2018

The best option to see the bay

It was an excellent idea to travel and to know the Halong Bay, which is a real wonder and a must-visit if you are at Vietnam. This floating hotel was comfortable, clean and staffs were charming .

Lisa P

New Zealand

July 4, 2018

Family

3 Days 2 Nights on June 30, 2018

A great visit to Halong Bay

The experience was very good. The room was very well prepared, nothing was missing. Spending the night anchored in the bay and waking up to make a tai chi session surrounded by that landscape was something amazing. Then visit the floating village and a viewpoint. Highly recommended experience.

Travis P

United States

July 3, 2018

Group

2 Days 1 Night on June 29, 2018

Dreamlike bay

We stayed one night on Halong Bay with the Indochina Sails.
The food was excellent. On the ship there was even Wi-Fi.
As frame attractions you could go by canoe through the ocean and climb a mountain or relax on the strand.
I highly recommend the Indochina Sails.

Vincent M

Canada

June 30, 2018

Group

2 Days 1 Night on June 28, 2018

Great trip

Arrival and departure was perfect. The drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay took about 4 hours with a 20min stay in a tourist shop. It was not bad though, as they had clean toilets. You do not have to buy anything.
The ship itself was in very good condition. The excursions were nice. The staff understood English and was always very nice.
The food was okay. We would have liked more authentic food. It was very adapted to the West.

Sadie H

New Zealand

June 28, 2018

Group

3 Days 2 Nights on June 24, 2018