Tuan Chau Marina: All you need to know in 2024

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Tuan Chau Marina from above

Tuan Chau Marina is an international port located in Halong City, Quang Ninh Province in northeast Vietnam, approximately 163 kilometers from Hanoi Capital. Thanks to its ideal location, the marina has been used as the main hub to organize and manage all the cruises and activities in Halong Bay. 


  • Address: Ngoc Chau Ward, Tuan Chau Island, Halong City, Quang Ninh (Google Maps)
  • Dimension: 11,840m2
  • Near by Airports: Cat Bi Airport (25km), Van Don Airport (50km)
  • Near by attractions: Bai Chay (5km), Sun World Park (13km), Bai Tho Mountain (7km)
Tuan Chau Marina overview
Tuan Chau Marina overview

Getting there


Traveling to Tuan Chau is quite easy with many transportation options. If you start from Hanoi, you could choose bus (10USD), private car (80USD) or even seaplane (200USD). The riding time might take from 3 hours to 4 hours, depend on transportation mode and traffic condition. 

If you start from Cat Bi or Van Don airport, we suggest you should take a private taxi with the cost of around 35USD and 50 minutes ride. Buses also available but they’re famous for not being punctual at times. 

Read more atHanoi to Halong Bay shuttle bus: Schedules and prices




Tuan Chau Marina also serves as the departure point for all cruises to Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, and Lan Ha Bay. It 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 International Port (Port 2): The 2nd port is serving as the operation hub and the head quarter of Halong Bay management board. It’s also the departure place of all Halong Bay cruises. 

    tuan chau port 1
    Tuan Chau Marina is the open gate to Halong Bay – @_.lun_lun._/Instagram

Besides its main role as a gateway to Bai Tu Long Bay and Halong Bay, Tuan Chau Marina offers a wide range of other extra service, such as super markets, kid zone, and theme parks. On both sides of the marina are gorgeous hotels, beaches, and other entertainment services. 

Do you know: Tuan Chau is recognized by the Vietnam Guinness Organization as the country’s largest man-made marina.


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.


Watching Musical fountain is an activity that you should not miss when visiting Tuan Chau Marina. 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

Playing 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, dolphin performance stage, and more.

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

Relaxing 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 boater cycling.

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

Looking for a beach getaway in Halong Bay? Check out our top 9 beautiful beaches of the bay here!

Dolphin performance in Tuan Chau
Dolphin performance in Tuan Chau – @anluu.bohat_photodump/Instagram



What’s to eat is never be a problem when you visit Tuan Chau. Inside the marina, you could find a lot of restaurants in many styles, from western food to traditional local cuisine. Besides, as it’s a seaside port, do not miss trying some fresh seafood too!

Here’s some suggestions:


Restaurant Address Food Style
Whiskey Gallery Restaurant Paradise Suites Hotel, Tuan Chau Marina Seafood, International
Hush Bar Plot 8, Tuan Chau, Halong Bay Bistro
Blue Restaurant Ngoc Chau, Tuan Chau, Halong Bay Chinese, Western Food
Wine and Wood Tuan Chau Tuan Chau Marina, Halong Bay Seafood, Vietnamese Food




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 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.

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
Postcard Hotel
The Postcard Hotel – @Booking.com



Last update: 14th Dec 2023 

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