Bai Tu Long Bay Private Cruise – A Handy Guide to plan your trip

Why a Private Cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay

Halong Bay is renowned for its magnificent landscapes of nearly 2,000 rock formations and islets. It has become one of the most popular destinations among international tourists. Recently, Bai Tu Long Bay stands out as an off-the-beaten-track one reserving the most pristine and natural look, echoing the legendary myth of the bay. With a similar landscape to Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay features clearer water and unspoiled scenery. The whole area offers the best opportunities to explore the unknown as a true adventurer, immerse in the tranquility of the ocean and spend the most treasurable time with your loved ones.

That is exactly why a private cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay resembles a relaxing present for you when coming to Halong Bay. Not only do you have access to the untouched marvel, but also receive exclusive services and itinerary. Private cruise is the best choice for any special occasion such as honeymoon, anniversaries and even marriage proposal. The experience will surely bring you to the next level of romance and exclusivity.

What you’ll get

Exclusive Itinerary

You are your own captain in this voyage exploring the unknown. The itinerary is whole-heartedly designed by you and just for you to fully enjoy the adventure on the off-the-beaten-track destination. No rush, no fixed schedule, just you and the sea.

Private Cabin

Particularly, private cabins guarantee a romantic and quiet atmosphere for you to enjoy a nice, relaxing cruise in the bay. A cozy, home-like cabin will act as a trustworthy companion to help you re-energize for whatever to come in the next day.

Boat Size

Whether you are a solo traveller, couple, family or even a big group, Indochina Junk’s fleet will surely not let you down. Boat size varies from wooden boutique boats suitable for couples and families to big steel boats for groups and big events like weddings and reunions.

Exclusive service

Apart from being your own captain on the boat, you will also receive exclusive service from skillful and attentive locals on boat, by that we mean the staff. They work with passion and pride for the land they grew up on and you will definitely be inspired by the stories they told and somehow understand that the place is not only about landscapes but also the people with the hospitality and diligence that enhance the beauty and values of such a desired destination.

How to choose a suitable private cruise

Choosing the perfect private cruise will assure you a worry-free and comfortable voyage in Bai Tu Long Bay. You can follow these simple criteria that we think would play an important role in your experience.

Day/Overnight Itinerary

Depending on your time schedule you can choose a suitable amount of time to enjoy the cruise in Halong Bay. If your schedule is a bit more cramped, a one-day cruise is sufficient for you to sail around Bai Tu Long Bay with several outdoor activities such as kayaking and caving.

However, extending to an overnight on the boat will give you access to many other secluded and untouched spots, white sandy beach. What can beat waking up to a breathtaking view of the bay in the early morning? It is also the most preferred itinerary among all tourists.

3 days 2 nights cruise is also available for those who strive for more adventure. Additionally, a BBQ lunch on the beach would be a perfect date or reunion on the beach with your loved ones.

Boat variety

Based on your group size, it should be easy to choose the right boat that has suitable capacity. A wooden boutique junk would be suitable for solo traveler, couple or family. The smaller number of cabins actually creates a cozy and intimate environment. A bigger steel boat is the ideal selection if you have a special event in mind. With more open-air area, you can feast your eyes on a panoramic view while enjoying a great time on the boat.

Food & Service

Cruising in Bai Tu Long Bay offers you a chance to experience Vietnamese cuisine in its truest form. However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind. Even though Vietnamese food is extremely delicious by the complex combination of ingredients, you might be allergic to some. All cruise chefs would be happy to know any of your dietary requirements. If you happen to choose a private cruise for your special occasion, don’t hesitate to ask the staff to help you organize a memorable celebration.

Price Preference

Traveling in Vietnam is rather affordable and you might be tempted to choose a cheaper private cruise. However, these might come with risks and problems related to maintenance and safety. Therefore, even if you are on a budget, go for a mid-range one that will provide you with a proper experience in Bai Tu Long Bay. Still, your money will be well-spent if you choose a luxury-class cruise, offering more space and better personalized services right at your cabin door.

L’Amour Junk

Modeled after Vietnamese traditional sailing boats, L’Amour Junk is the first small deluxe one-cabin junk in Halong Bay. Nothing else is a more perfect choice for a couple. With a wide ocean view in the ensuite room and outdoor dining area, you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest, in the comfort of your privacy.

Prince Junk

The Prince Junk was inspired by a traditional fishing boats in Halong Bay, which only has from 2 to 4 cabins. It has 2 decks for both indoor and outdoor dining area featuring a big sea view so that you can have your meal and admire the stunning marvel at the same time. This will be a good way for your family to connect and build cherish moments.

Dragon Legend Cruise

The 2 Dragon Legend ships are the latest members of the Indochina Junk fleet, proudly marking the highest standards of construction. Modern and luxurious facilities featuring Vietnamese traditional hand-crafted decor makes interior such a masterpiece. The sufficient of indoor and outdoor areas open up to more spaces of hanging out, partying and having a really good time in Bai Tu Long Bay.

Reviews From Beloved Guests

Ryan Smith (from Brisbane, Australia) sharing his thoughts on L’Amour Junk:

“I surprised my girlfriend with this trip for her birthday, we did the 2 day, 1 night package on the L’Amour Junk (L’Amour 2) and cannot recommend it enough. I also used this trip to propose, so I reached out to Indochina Junk prior to leaving. The travel consultant happily assisted me prior to the trip in making arrangements for. She reached out to the crew of our boat who were all aware and assisted in helping me with a memorable proposal.

Once on the boat, the crew were just incredible. Our tour guide was extremely attentive and made sure all our needs were met. The weather was overcast/slightly raining so he pulled me aside and gave me some options for the proposal. The crew set up candles, flowers and champagne in a private cave which we disembarked at and I was able to propose in private. Thank you to our captain and our engineer for not only expertly sailing us around the bay, but for discreetly leaving the boat to set this up whilst we enjoyed our amazing 7 course lunch, prepared by our talented chef.

The food exceeded our expectations, and he did an incredible job not only on the cooking, but for dinner he prepared some amazing decorations made out of local fruit and vegetables. As the trip was my now fiancé birthday gift, the staff also had a cake and a small gift for her.

Thank you so much to L’Amour crew for making this experience one we’ll never forget.”

Lori (from Hong Kong) reviewing her stay on Prince Junk:

“A group of 4 couples embarked on our 3 days 2 nights trip with Indochina Junks. We booked the Prince junk boat, which has just 4 bedrooms, so our group had the whole boat to ourselves! From the moment we stepped on the boat, we felt pampered. The meals were delicious, staff very warm and accommodating, and the scenery was magnificent! We had several occasions to kayak and also had a bbq lunch on the beach one day. A side trip to a fishing village was also interesting. The best thing about this company is that they have exclusive rights to Bai Tu Long Bay (huge part of Halong Bay), and we saw only 6 other boats from their company the whole time during our tour. If you want a quiet and relaxing holiday, this is the company to choose – they come highly recommended by our group. Go for the 2 night/3 day cruise!”

Drink Tea Travel is a travel blog run by Oksana and Max, a nomadic couple on a mission to promote sustainable travel practices. They have had a wonderful time on Dragon Legend Cruise and appreciate on our effort to carry out sustainable tourism projects in Halong Bay. Check out their experience with Indochina Junk at: