Halong Bay Private Cruise – A Handy Guide to plan your trip

Why a Private Cruise in Halong Bay

A Halong Bay private cruise offers an unparalleled experience, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty and serenity of the natural landscape.

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.

In addition, if you are looking for the venue for a special vacation to celebrate your wedding, brithday party or honeymoon anniversary, or just a special time for family gathering. The private cruise vacation on Halong Bay is the best choice to enjoy it at best.

That is exactly why a private cruise in Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long 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

When embarking on a Halong Bay private cruise, there are several key elements that set this experience apart from a typical group tour:

Private space for yourself 

With a private boat, you’ll have the entire boat to yourself, providing ample space for relaxation and enjoyment. Whether you’re traveling with family, friends, or as a couple, this exclusive private space on a cruising’ boat through Halong Bay ensures a truly special experience.

Exclusive Itinerary

One of the main benefits of a private cruise on Halong Bay is the ability to tailor your itinerary to your preferences. You can choose which attractions to visit, set your own schedule, and enjoy the trip as you want.

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.

However, there is some limitation on the moving distance, anchor area and visiting area in cruise itinerary that your cruise consultant will advise you before booking.

The beach on Bai Tu Long Bay

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.

Your dedicated crew will be on hand to cater to your every need, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience. From  tour guides to chefs and crew, the service on a private cruise is exceptional and most service could be tailor as your wish

Tour options for a Halong Bay private cruise

When planning your Halong Bay private cruise, you’ll have a variety of tour options to choose from one day cruise to 4 day cruise.

One day cruise

If you’re short on time, a one-day private cruise is an excellent way to see the highlights of Halong Bay. This option typically includes visits to popular attractions, such as Sung Sot Cave and Titop Island, as well as activities like kayaking, swimming, bamboo boat rowing and hiking in the island’s mountain.

You can choose the 4 hour cruise, 6 hour cruise or 8 hour cruise for this day cruise. The longer than 8 hour journey is not possible.

2 day 1 night cruise

A 2 day 1-night private cruise allows you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of Halong Bay. You’ll have the opportunity to explore more attractions and participate in a wider range of activities, all while enjoying the comfort and luxury of your private boat. You will spend 1 night on cruise at your own space and enjoy activities like: kayaking, swimming, cave visiting and island visit. As the trip is private, you are free to choose your favourite experience.

3 day 2 night cruise

For the ultimate Halong Bay experience, consider a 2-night private cruise. This option gives you ample time to explore the bay’s hidden gems, engage in exciting activities, and truly soak in the breathtaking scenery. There more time for you to set your own itinerary during 3 days on the bay.

4 day 3 night cruise

For those who want to fully explore the wonders of Halong Bay, a 3-night private cruise offers an extended itinerary, allowing you to visit even more attractions and enjoy a leisurely pace.

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.

Private cruise for special occasions

A Halong Bay private cruise is the perfect setting for celebrating life’s special moments:

Wedding Anniversary

Celebrate your love and commitment with a romantic private cruise on Halong Bay. With intimate dining experiences, incredible scenery, and personalized service, it’s the perfect way to mark this significant milestone.

Honeymoon vacation 

Begin your life together on a private cruise through Halong Bay’s stunning landscapes. This unforgettable experience offers the perfect blend of relaxation, adventure, and romance in private space

Private party

Whether it’s a birthday, family reunion, or corporate events, a private cruise on Halong Bay is an exceptional way to celebrate. With exclusive use of the boat and tailored itineraries, you can create a truly memorable occasion. The MICE service is also available.

L’Amour Junk, romantic cruise for couple

  • Traditional wooden boat
  • 1 Deluxe Cabin with en-suite bathroom
  • Lounge Deck for dinning
  • Sundeck and Relaxation Area
  • Private cruise
  • Great for couple

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, perfect choice for family 

  • Wooden boat =
  • 2 & 4 deluxe cabins with en-suite bathroom
  • Upper Luxury Dinning Areas
  • Spacious Sundeck and Relaxation Area
  • Perfect choice for Families, Couples or Small Groups.

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.

Prince Junk on Bai Tu Long Bay

Dragon Legend Cruise, special vacation for group

  • 24 Luxury Cabins
  • Vietnamese traditional hand crafted décor and modern facilities
  • Upper Luxury Dinning Areas
  • Spacious Sundecks and Relaxation Areas
  • Spa
  • Great for special vacation like: wedding party, MICE group, gala, events… 

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.

Dragon Legend luxury cruise
Dragon Legend luxury cruise

How to Book a Halong Bay private cruise

Booking a private cruise on Halong Bay is a simple process. Follow these steps to secure your dream vacation:

  • Research reputable cruise operators and compare offerings and reviews.
  • Determine the length and type of cruise that best suits your needs and preferences.
  • Contact the tour operator/ cruise operator to inquire about availability and discuss any special requests or requirements.
  • Confirm your booking by providing the necessary information and making a deposit or full payment, as required by the cruise operator.
  • Prepare for your trip by reviewing the provided itinerary, packing appropriate clothing and items, and arranging other service or booking extra service as you need.

Embarking on a Halong Bay private cruise is a truly luxurious and unforgettable experience. With exclusive service, flexible itineraries, and breathtaking scenery, it’s the ultimate way to explore Halong Bay by your own way. Start planning your Halong Bay cruise vacation today!

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: https://bit.ly/2P3f0h8