Oriental Sails Cruise

US $110 / pax

Welcome on board Oriental Sails, a typical traditional Halong Bay cruise! With more than 1500 good reviews since it’s beginning to sail in 2009 (recently renovated in 2014), the cruise is a perfect choice if you’re looking for an excellent experience while saving money in Halong.

Oriental Sails Cruise
Oriental Sails Cruise



Just like its name suggests, the cruise has a traditional design with two signature sails on the deck. Below them are 18 deluxe cabins with full glass views.
Unlike other fancy cruises, Oriental Sails focus on basic but fullest amenities, from a private bathroom to an air conditioner in each cabin. The cabins are 14.5 m2, big enough for you to have a decent stay.




Since Oriental Sails is a budget cruise, you won’t find too much fancy food on board. However, you’ll soon become fond of the exquisite Vietnamese traditional dishes, which are well made by local chefs. The menu also adds sea flavors with seafood from Halong Bay.
The cruise also offers various diets as well.


Routes and Activities


Oriental Sails will travel the original Halong Bay routes with a 2 or 3 days itinerary. The cruise will cover the famous Sung Sot (Surprising) Cave, Ti Top Island, Pearl Farm, and a part of Lan Ha Bay.
During 3 days/2 days on board, you’ll have the chance to attend plenty of activities, like kayaking, swimming, hiking, or bamboo rowing.

Highlight Facilities
US $110 / pax
Why book with us ?

Why choose Oriental Sails Cruise?

Cabin & Rates

Cabin 1
Deluxe Cabin
2 pax
14.5 m2
All board - meals included

Inclusion & Policy

Price Inclusions
  • Full amenities Cabin with A/C
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Overnight Cruise
  • All meals on board. ( 02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast) for 2 days 1 night, ( 03 lunches, 02 dinners, 02 breakfast) for 3 days 2 nights
  • Kayaking, Cocktail class, Yoga exercise, Bamboo boat, Swimming (if the weather permits), Fish fishing, Movies, Squid fishing, Music entertainment
  • All sightseeing entrance fees
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief, fresh flowers and fresh fruits basket, two bottle of mineral water in each cabin
Price Exclusion
  • Transfer from Hanoi – Halong Bay  – Hanoi (Could be booked at the next step)
  • Airfare, visa arrangements
  • Beauty Spa Services & Massage
  • Beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • All other services NOT clearly mentioned above
Cancellation Policy

1. Cancel by customer

  • More than 5 days prior to arrival: complimentary.
  • 5 to 3 days before to arrival: 50% of the total rate.
  • Less than 3 days before to arrival: full rate.
  • No-show: 100 percent of total rate.
    *Refund will be issued within 7 business days

2. Cancellation due to inclement weather:
– In the event of inclement weather, the Management Board of Halong Bay will determine the morning of departure whether a cancellation is necessary. If such a cancellation is necessary, we will provide alternative travel arrangements or a full refund in accordance with the cruise policy.

Children Policy
  • Child from 0 – 4 Years old: free of charge. Sharing the same bed with parents
  • Child from 5 – 11 years old: 75% charge. Sharing the same bed with parents
  •  Child above 12 years old: 100% charge. Private Bed (extra Bed) within the same cabin as parents

*Please check rate to see detailed charge for each cruise


Day 1: Halong Bay - Sung Sot Cave - Ti Top Island(L,D)

12:00–12.30: Get to Halong International Port. Enjoy some welcome drinks from the lounge.
Transfer to the Oriental Sails Cruise.

13.15: Enjoy a delicous lunch while passing by famous islets of Halong like Cho Da Islet, Dinh Huong Islets…

15.00–16.00: Visit the most beautiful cave in Halong, Sung Sot Cave.

16.00–17.00: Relaxing on the beach of Ti Top Island. Climbing up to the top of the island for the magical view of Halong Bay.

17.20: Back to Oriental Sails Cruise. Enjoy the sunset moment.

18.00: Learn how to make some Vietnamese dishes via cooking class.

19.00–21.00 Dinner Time

Day 2: Halong Bay - Luon Cave (B,L)

06.30–07.00: Practice Tai Chi and welcome the sunrise in Halong Bay.

07.00–08.00: Time for breakfast

08.00–08.30: Get to a smaller boat. Explore Luon Cave, the tiniest cave in the bay, by kayaking or bamboo boat.

09.00: Back to Oriental Sails. Relaxing and checking out of the room

10.50. Lunch Time

11.30–11.45 Back to the port. Farewell to the crew.

Day 1: Halong Bay- Sung Sot Cave - Titop Island (L,D)

Arrive at Halong International Port and board the Oriental Sails cruise. Checking into the cabin and having lunch while enjoying the beauty of Halong.
The first stop of the day is Sung Sot, with stunning stalagtite and stalagmite. Do not forget to bring your camera! Then, travel to Ti Top Island, swimming or hiking.
Back to the Oriental Sails for afternoon activities, cooking class, and happy hours.

Have dinner and relax in your room.

Day 2: Lan Ha Bay - Dark and Bright Cave - Ba Trai Dao Beach (B,L,D)


Get up early to enjoy the magical sunrise. Having breakfast.
We’ll need to change to a dayboat to visit Lan Ha Bay and the Cat Ba Archipelago. Explore Dark and Bright, a famous underwater cave, by kayaking.
After some time, head back to the boat for lunch.



We’ll spend the afternoon sunbathing on Ba Trai Dao Beach before sailing to Halong Pearl Farm (Tung Sau). Admire the beautiful pearls made by local artists.
Later in the afternoon, back to Oriental Sails Cruise.

Dinner time and night activities.

Day 3: Luon Cave - Halong Bay (B,L)

Having breakfast then travel to Luon Cave. Spend 1 hour to kayaking or swimming around the cave.

Then, back to your room and relaxing.

Have brunch while being transfer back to the port.

12:00 Arrive the port. Farewell to Oriental Sails Cruise. Tour end.

Important Notes:


1. Could we get picked up and drop off at the airport?

No, the bus only picks up & drops off at Hanoi Old quarter. 

However, we’re also provide a separated service to transfer from Old Quarter to the Airport. Please kindly note in the booking so that our agent could advise accordingly.

2. Is there vegetarian food available ?

Yes. All of the cruises are now offer vegetarian options for travelers.

Besides, others food such as Halal, non-gluten,.. or any special requirement are also available. Please kindly inform us by email or “note section” once you process the booking in the next step. We’ll ensure your dining experience on board will be memorable.

3. Does the cruise price included transfer from Hanoi or Hai Phong or Ninh Binh?

No it’s not. We have mentioned clearly what’s included in “Price Inclusion” section above. However, we do provide transfer service between cruises and Hanoi/Hai Phong/Ninh Binh. It’s all could be booked in the next step. If your wish destination is not show up, kindly note down on the Booking Notes for our travel expert to advise accordingly.

4. If I plan to book a flight right after the cruise, what time should I book ?


The cruise would be back to the port at 11:30. It then take 3 hours to get back to Hanoi airport & 45 mins to get to Hai Phong airport. As a results, we strongly suggest:

  • Flight from Cat Bi Airport (Hai Phong City): After 2pm
  • Flight from Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi City): After 5pm
5. What should I pack for the cruise ?

When packing for Cruise, the most important items to bring are comfortable clothing, swimwear, and sunscreen. If you travel during winter months (November to Feb), you may also need to pack a light jacket or sweater to keep warm during cooler evenings.

 Typically, each cruise provides 1 – 2 bottles of water for free every day, and you will not be allowed to bring your own drinks. So, if you want to stay hydrated, bring some money (the drinks on board are a little pricy)

It is also recommended that you bring a camera or smartphone with enough of storage capacity for photos and videos in order to make the most of your trip. Prepare some waterproof protection for them, as you will be doing a lot of water-based activities.

Finally, remember to bring any medications or toiletries you might need while away from home.

Customer Reviews

14 reviews for Oriental Sails Cruise

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  1. Bridon T

    I had an incredible experience with Oriental Sails Cruise. Delicious food, and a special mention to Minh for going above and beyond to make sure we had a fun, relaxed, and enjoyable time.

  2. Richard M

    Excellent experience with an exceptional guide named Alex who was incredibly knowledgeable and humorous. The food was excellent and the service was outstanding, extremely attentive. I highly recommend it.

  3. Saul B

    Duc provided outstanding support during the tour! We had a wonderful and enjoyable experience, making it a memorable time. They organised lots of fun activities.

  4. John P

    Excellent service from the staff. Huy, our tour guide was super friendly and helpful.
    Highly recommend Oriental Sails Cruise!

  5. Luis T

    Our experience with Oriental sails cruise was fantastic. Our tour guide, Alex was exceptional. He ensured we had a wonderful experience. The activities were exciting yet soothing, and the views were breathtaking. Thank you once again.

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