Tuan Chau Marina: All you need to know

Tuan Chau Marina from above

If you ever do your research on Halong Bay cruises, you might find that most of them depart from Tuan Chau Marina in Halong Bay.

Since Halong Bay is getting famous and famous overtime, Tuan Chau Marina is quickly becoming the most important and busiest marina in Vietnam. If you’re planning a trip to Halong Bay or Tuan Chau, check out this article for more information about this marina.


Where is Tuan Chau Marina?


Tuan Chau Marina is located in Halong City, Quang Ninh Province in northeast Vietnam, approximately 163 kilometers from Hanoi Capital.

Tuan Chau Marina is conveniently located near other area attractions such as Halong Bay, Bai Chay (5km), Cat Bi Airport (25km), and Van Don Airport (50km). Having said that, Tuan Chau Marina serves as an entry point to the entire Halong Bay and Quang Ninh Province attractions.

Tuan Chau Marina location
Tuan Chau Marina is located in Quang Ninh Provice – Source: Google Maps

Tuan Chau Marina facilities


Tuan Chau Marina covers an area of 111,840m2 and features modern designs. The marina’s wharf is a U-shaped structure with a total length of roughly 1739 meters that can serve thousands of tourists everyday. Thanks to its enormouse size, Tuan Chau is recognized by the Vietnam Guinness Organization as the country’s largest man-made marina.

where all halong bay cruises start
Tuan Chau Marina is the starting point of all the cruises to Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay

Tuan Chau Marina also serves as the departure point for all cruises to Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, and Lan Ha Bay.

The Marina is divided into 2 different ports:


  • Tuan Chau Port 1:
    The port is designed in the European style and has a 2000-meter anchorage. In the port center is a 8000m2 building system, containing waiting lounges, operation rooms, and a ticket counter. With 1000 seats, Port 1 can accommodate 3000 passengers at once. Tuan Chau port 1 also has different amenities to satisfy the needs of customers, such as a super market, a kid zone, and theme parks.
    On both sides of the port are gorgeous accommodation, beaches, and even the terminal of Hai Au aviation, Halong Bay’s only seaplane service.
Tuan Chau Marina from above
The Marina is designed in U-Shape
  • Tuan Chau International Port (Port 2):
    Tuan Chau port 2 (or Tuan Chau International Port) is located to the south of port 1. This port is roughly ten times larger than the others, serving primarily as a Halong Bay administrative area, housing the bay authority headquarters, supply centers, and an anchor point for 44 different cruises. Most of Halong Bay’s overnight cruises will depart from here.

In addition to its primary role as a gateway to Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Marina offers a wide range of other amenities, including hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. 

That being said, Tuan Chau Marina has all of the modern amenities required for providing its customers with high-quality service, contributing to the image of Halong Bay’s beauty.


Getting there


Traveling to Tuan Chau Marina is now lot faster and more comfortable thanks to the new highway 5B connecting Hanoi and Quang Ninh Province.

In order to travel from Hanoi to Tuan Chau Marina, you could take buses, a limousine, private car or even a seaplane. Here’s how:

  • Sharing buses and limousines
    This is the most convenient and popular way to travel between Hanoi and Tuan Chau Marina. A ride by bus or limousine to Tuan Chau Marina normally takes 2.5–3 hours, including a short stop in the middle. This service also offers a pick-up at your hotel in the Old Quarter. The bus will leave every hour, starting from 5:00 to 21:00 daily.
    Price: 250,000vnd – 300,000vnd per person

    limousine to Tuan Chau Marina
    Limousine is the best way to travel between Hanoi and Tuan Chau Marina
  • Private car
    If you prefer a fast and private way to travel to Tuan Chau Marina, a private car or taxi should be your choice. It takes less time to travel compared to a bus or limousine; it takes only about 2 hours to travel between Hanoi and Tuan Chau.
    Price: 1,400,000vnd – 1,800,000vnd per car

  • Seaplane
    The seaplane is the most fancy way. If you’re counting the time you have to travel from your hotel in Hanoi to the airport, board the plane, and get to Tuan Chau, it’s actually not faster than a private car or bus. However, it’s not just about the time; it’s about the magnificent experience. What’s better than sitting on a seaplane and taking in from above an image of thousands of limestones dotting over emerald waters in Halong Bay? It’s definitely going to be an awesome experience to take if your budget allows.
    Price: 80USD/person
    Company: Hai Au Aviation

Traveling to Halong Bay? Here’s the completed guide: How to get to Halong Bay in 2023

Things to do

Tuan Chau Marina was designed with the idea of “one destination with more utilities” in mind. As a result, in addition to its main function as a Marina, Tuan Chau also provides a variety of entertainment services.

Let’s explore few things to do when visit this place:

Swimming in Tuan Chau Beach


Tuan Chau Beach is located in the south of Tuan Chau Marina and features a 5 kilometers white beach, green waters, and sun all year. Along with swimming, there are many other water sports for beachgoers to enjoy, such as kayaking or boatercycling.

  • Opening time: 05:00 – 20:000
  • Ticket: Free

Looking for a beach getaway? Check out our article about 9 Halong Beaches here!

Watch Musical fountain


The musical fountain is an activity that you should not miss when visiting Tuan Chau Marina. Starting daily at 20:15 and 21:15, this 40-minute show will transport you to a stunning world of colorful lights and sound, satisfying both your eyes and ears.

Looking down from above, the stage resembles a Colosseum, adding even more grandeur to the show.

  • Opening time: 20:15 & 21:15 daily
  • Ticket: 200,000vnd – 300,000vnd
musical fountain performance in Tuan Chau
Musical Fountain performance in Tuan Chau

Play at Tuan Chau park


If you’re traveling with children, don’t worry; the marina has a theme park with a variety of attractions such as a ferris wheel, a little water park, a dolphin performance, and more.

  • Opening time: 08:00 – 22:00 daily
  • Ticket: 250,000vnd/adults and 100,000vnd/kid under 1 meter height.


Where to eat


Whiskey Gallery Restaurant

  • Address: Paradise Suites Hotel, Tuan Chau Marina, Vietnam.
  • Style: Seafood, International
  • Prices: 50,000vnd – 200,000vnd/dish
  • Contact: +84 986 567 545
Cha Muc Ha long
Cha Muc Halong – Source: Internet

Hush Bar

  • Address: Plot 8, Tuan Chau, Halong
  • Style: Bistro
  • Prices: 100,000 ~ 150,000vnd/dish
  • Contact: +84 326 977 398

Blue Restaurant

  • Address: Ngoc Chau, Tuan Chau, Halong Bay.
  • Style: Chinese, Western Food
  • Prices: 100,000 ~ 150,000vnd/dish
  • Contact: +84 97 973 94 68

Where to stay

There’s a lot of hotels and resort in Tuan Chau Marina. Take a look at our recommendations based on guest’s reviews below:

Paradise Suites Hotel

As the first and only boutique hotel on Tuan Chau Island, the gateway to Ha Long Bay, Paradise Suites provides the finest quality service and amenities to its customers.

  • Address: Ngoc Chau, Tuan Chau Marina, Vietnam
  • Price: 700,000vnd  – 1,200,000vnd/night
  • Contact: info@paradisevietnam.com

Tuan Chau Resort Halong Bay

Tuan Chau Resort Ha Long not only boasts a lovely beach but also natural green spots, an ideal space to “hide” together, allowing you to enjoy and unwind in the most relaxing way possible.

Postcard Hotel
Postcard Hotel – Source: Booking.com

The Post Card Hotel

The Postcard Halong Hotel is a small boutique hotel. The hotel had 28 pleasant rooms and 5 stylish yet affordable rooms at the back with a wonderful common area.

  • Address: Village Zone, Tuan Chau, Halong Bay, Vietnam
  • Price: 1,200,000vnd – 2,000,000vnd
  • Contact: +84 366 220 226


Cruises leave from Tuan Chau Marina


Below are some overnight cruises depart from Tuan Chau International Port:


Cruise nameAddressStandardDetails
Rita CruiseNo.16C Tuan Chau Marina5 starsBook now
Sena CruiseNo.16 Tuan Chau Port5 starsBook now
Hermes CruiseNo.20 Tuan Chau Marina5 starsBook now
Aspira Cruise36 Tuan Chau International Port5 starsBook now
La Casta CruiseF17 Tuan Chau Marina4 starsBook now
Le Journey CruiseLot 26, Tuan Chau3 starsBook now

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