Bai Tu Long Bay Cruises

Bai Tu Long Bay Cruises

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    Swan Cruise

    Destination: Bai Tu Long Bay – Cap La – Cong Do – Thien Canh Son Cave

     Free Kayaking, Private Balcony

    From: $130
  • Renea Cruise

    Renea Cruise

    Destination: Bai Tu Long Bay – Thien Canh Son Cave – Cong Do Area

    2023 promotions 30% off

    From: $110

Frequently Asked Questions

There are several factors that make a Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise different from those in Halong Bay.

Firstly, Bai Tu Long Bay is less crowded compared to Halong Bay. While both bays offer stunning limestone karsts and emerald waters, Bai Tu Long Bay is known for its tranquility and untouched beauty. With fewer tourists visiting the area, you can enjoy a more serene and peaceful Bai Tu Long Bay cruise experience.

Secondly, Bai Tu Long Bay offers a wider range of off-the-beaten-path attractions. There are tons of unspoiled attractions that a cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay covers, such as the Vung Vieng fishing villages, the Cong Dam area, Bai Tu Long National Park, or Thien Canh Son Cave.

Lastly, the cruises in Bai Tu Long Bay often provide a more personalized and intimate experience. With fewer tourists on board, you can expect better service and attention from the crew. The smaller number of boats also means fewer crowds at attractions, ensuring that you have a more exclusive experience during your cruise.

Overall, if you are looking for a quieter and more authentic cruise experience with plenty of natural wonders to explore, choosing a Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise over one in Halong Bay would be an excellent choice.

There are many things to do during a Bai Tu Long Bay Cruise. Besides visiting famous attractions like floating villages, amazing limestones, and caves, you’ll also have a chance to attend water activities such as kayaking, squid fishing, swimming, or tai chi lessons.

Explore more at: Best things to do in Halong Bay 2023

The best time to visit and cruise Bai Tu Long Bay is in the fall (from September to November). The weather is nice, with little rain, a clear sky, and a decent temperature.

If you’re looking for the cheapest time, then it’s Summer (from May to August). It could be considered off-season in Bai Tu Long Bay, and cruise operators tend to offer good deals at decent prices.

However, make sure to check the forecast 10 days in advance to avoid any travel interruptions.

It’s completely up to your travel length and the types of cruises you’d like to take. Its range is normally from 120 USD to 190 USD per person for a 1-night trip. The cost of a 2-night cruise will be doubled.

To be honest, these rates are a little bit higher than others in the bay, like Lan Ha, due to the fact that entrance tickets to Bai Tu Long Bay cost more. But it would be well worth the money if you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-track cruise.

Below is a typical itinerary for Bai Tu Long Bay Cruises:

2 days, 1 night:

  • Day 1: Hanoi, Bai Tu Long Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave, Hon Co Island
  • Day 2: Tai Chi Lesson, Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Yen Duc Village, Hanoi


3 days, 2 nights:

  • Day 1: Hanoi, Bai Tu Long Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave, Hon Co Island
  • Day 2: Cap La Area, Cong Do Area,
  • Day 3: Tai Chi Lesson, Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Yen Duc Village, Hanoi

There are slight differences between cruises, but most of them will follow the above itinerary.

Kathy S
Kathy S
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The little dragon was just as beautiful as the more well known Halong Bay, but it is meant to be far less busy. We only had about 6 boats around us at night. Able to go fishing and kayaking in the area. A truly amazing place.
Park J
Park J
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The beauty, the tranquility, the emerald color waters, the views, one of the most stunning places on earth! A must visit place.
Tania K
Tania K
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Find a cruise that takes you here and here only, not just passes by while doing the crowded Ha Long Circuit. Swan does a 3 day 2 nights and it’s worth it if your’e the nature loving chill types and not looking to party on the island