As Vietnam’s only seaplane service, Hai Au Aviation offers scheduled, chartered, and scenic flights over some of Vietnam’s most iconic destinations including Halong Bay’s nearly 2,000 stunning islands and the gorgeous Central coastline between Danang and Hue.
See well-traveled destinations from a new perspective aboard sightseeing flights that reveal fascinating details unseen from the ground.
Why Take A Scenic Flight?
Taking off and landing on the water at Tuan Chau Marina, this 25-minute scenic flight showcases the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay, offering a completely different perspective than from a cruise ship.
From the air, the many islands appear like mountain ranges, the embodiment of “Ha Long”, meaning “descending dragon”.
The only way to truly appreciate the magnificent scenery of Ha Long Bay is by scenic flight.
Admire the stunning seascapes made up of nearly 2,000 limestone islands rising from the emerald green waters, strewn over an area of nearly 2,000 square kilometers.
Scenic Flight Highlights
Dau Be Island
Located in the southeast of Ha Long Bay, Dau Be Island is 500m east of Hang Trai Island and about 28 km from Bai Chay Cruise Port. The island is part of an archipelago on the outer route of Ha Long Bay (gateway to Lan Ha Bay), situated between the Tra Ngu and Da Le islands. The atmosphere of the lakes on Dau Be Island is extremely quiet, and it is so quiet that you can hear the songs of the birds and the sounds of the water under your boat.
Cong Do Island
Situated in Bai Tu Long Bay, southeast of Ha Long Bay, and 25km from Bai Chay Cruise Port, Cong Do Island is part of the natural World Heritage area. The island measures 23,363 sq km with mountains peaking at 172 m high. This beautiful island boasts sea valleys and natural lakes and is home to many specials of marine flora and fauna. Cong Do is a magnificent place to visit with plenty of activities to keep you busy.
Bo Hon Island
Bo Hon rightfully appears on every list of the most beautiful islands in Ha Long Bay, not only for its fantastic scenery but because it comprises one of the largest island chains in Ha Long Bay. Bo Hon is home to a host of famous caves including Sung Sot, Luon, Trinh Nu, and Trong as well as picturesque Dong Tien Lake. Its mountain peaks and steep cliffs stand in contrast to the deep blue-green sea like a larger-than-life watercolor painting.
Scenic Flight Halong Bay FAQs
Is It Safe To Fly With A Seaplane?
The Cessna Grand Caravan 208 is considered one of the safest single-engine aircraft in the world and the safest single-engine aircraft to land on water (FAA & ICAO). All aircraft meet the strictest requirements by FAA and CAAV for commercial operations.
Every flight is crewed by qualified crew members including 1 captain and 1 first officer. All captains and first officers are well-trained in safety and emergency procedures.
Where Do I Check-In?
Take-off and landing are from Tuan Chau Marina, Villa T7, Tuan Chau Marina Urban Area, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.
Please check-in at least 30 minutes before your flight time.
How Many People Can Book?
The Cessna Grand Caravan 208B-EX seaplane can accommodate up to 12 passengers ensuring everyone has an excellent vantage point.
What Happens If My Flight Is Cancelled?
We will endeavor to advise you of the situation immediately on the contact phone number you have supplied to us upon booking. Please have your mobile switched on that day.
The flight provider is not responsible for any damages and penalties in the event of force majeure situations such as natural disasters, epidemics, weather, technical errors, and any cause beyond control that forces pilots or operators to make decisions for the safety of passengers and the flight.
What Happens If My Flight Is Delayed?
In case of a delay, affected passengers will be informed of the delay reason and the new departure time.
If the delay is more than 3 hours and if you would like to cancel the flight, you may reschedule (within 3 months) free of charge or receive a full refund to the affected passengers.
Are Scenic Flights Suitable For Children?
Yes, Hai Au Aviation accepts Children or Infants with the following requirements so long as they are accompanied by an adult of 21 years old or above.
– Child Fare (2 – 12 years old) is 75% Adult Public Fare.
– Infant Fare is 10% Adult Public Fare.
What Is The Baggage Allowance?
Luggage allowance (per person): 7kg. This luggage allowance includes both checked and carry-on luggage. Each bag should not exceed the following dimension: H 56cm x W 36cm x D 23cm.
Excess luggage will be on standby. The excess baggage charge is VND 100,000/kg. Bag weight should not exceed 25kg each.
Can I Take Photos And Videos Whilst Onboard The Plane?
Yes, with the most amazing landscape in the world on view from your seat, you’d be mad not to – don’t forget to charge your batteries – we only ask that you don’t press your camera against the window as it tends to scratch the glass.