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From Cat Ba: Ha Long Bay and Monkey Island Full-Day Cruise

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From Cat Ba: Ha Long Bay and Monkey Island Full-Day Cruise

From US$ 170 per person

Experience the best of La Hay and Ha Long Bay on a 1-day cruise from Cat Ba which will stop at the famous Monkey Island.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Pickup optional
Hotel pickup is only available from hotels in Cat Ba Town


  • Enjoy a scenic cruise on Lan Ha Bay
  • Visit a floating village on Lan Ha Bay
  • Kayak through Dark Cave, Bat Cave and Bright Cave
  • Marvel at the views from Monkey Island
Full description
After getting picked up from your hotel in Cat Ba, make the journey to Beo Pier, enjoying views of the mountains on the way. Upon boarding the boat, enjoy a scenic cruise around Lan Ha Bay, a quieter section of the more popular Ha Long Bay. Visit floating fishing villages where you can see the daily life of fishermen. Continue cruising and pass the border into Ha Long Bay. Get the chance to see different-shaped limestone such as Pen islet, Sailing islet, and Frog Islet. Stop for a swim in Cam Lagoon before enjoying a delicious lunch on the boat. Later, continue to Hang Ca, where you will stop to visit a fish farm. Afterward, kayak through Dark Cave, Bat Cave and Bright Cave. Visit the less-accessed areas to experience the most exotic scenery for yourself. After your kayak, head to a deserted boat for a swim, snorkel or lie down on the boat deck to drink, relax and take photographs. Before you head back to Cat Ba, pay a visit to Monkey island, hiking to the best viewpoint to admire the island.
  • Admission fee
  • Day Cruise
  • Set lunch menu
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup
  • English-speaking guide
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Meet at No. 198 Mot Thang Tu street, Cat Ba town, at 7:30 AM

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you bring the following items: flips-flops, hiking shoes, sun cream, towel, swimming suit, snacks, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimwear, water shoes, and waterproof camera
  • The itinerary can be flexible due to weather changes or tide level. You will be offered an alternative tour or refund in the event that this occurs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 20 reviews

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Great tour. Our guide Thang was very knowledgeable and friendly, kayaking was fun and safe, the food on board the ship was really good and the climb on monkey island was challenging but exciting. All in all a great experience in an area of the bay with few other tourists and amazing views of the islands. Highly recommended.

January 13, 2020

The tour was great At the beginning we were skeptical whether we should book such a boat tour all day long. We chose it because there is hardly any other way to explore the bay. In the end we were very happy that we did it. The tour was really successful from start to finish and we were pleasantly surprised in every way. We had a good 9 hours casually and without stress. Our guide on the day was in a great mood, gave a lot of interesting information and brought everything very cool. Activities such as kayaking and hiking on Monkey Island were perfectly balanced during rest times on the ship which could be enjoyed with cold drinks and a nap on the sundeck. The food in a nice quiet bay (we were there in January and it was generally less busy) was great and more than enough. All in all a really great trip that we can absolutely recommend

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January 9, 2020

Der Ausflug war einfach richtig schön. :) Unser Tourguide war super, hat alle Fragen beantwortet und war total emphatisch für die Gruppe. Am besten hat mir die Kayak-Tour gefallen. Das Essen war auch top! ACHTUNG: Unbedingt festes Schuhwerk mitnehmen. Das Klettern/Wandern zum Aussichtspunkt auf Monkey Island war in Birkenstock-Schuhen etwas gefährlich. Leider wussten wir das vorher nicht.

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March 2, 2020

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