Boat trip

Traditional Sailing Junk

Take a traditional Chinese fishing junk around the Cat Ba area to experience the beauty and tranquility of the ocean sights surrounding the island and Ha Long Bay area. These junks were built in Pak Hoi and in the picturesque fishing port of Apowan on Cat Ba Island.  They operate throughout the Bay of Along, from the waves of Fai Tsi Long, to the Norway Islands, and even on the shoals of Bach Long Vi Islet in the middle of the Tonkin Gulf.

During the American War, these junks were incredibly useful as mine sweepers in the area due to their extremely flat bottom and versatile steering.

Today, you can take a trip back in time without the disturbing sound of motor engines to places where local old-timers still boast about the era of their grand fathers, when the main town of CatBa was dotted with casinos, opium lounges and Tuong Opera-like theatre for off-shore Chinese mercenaries.



08h00: Pick up and transfer to Ben Beo pier.

08h30: Board the Junk and sail out to our neighborhood floating village.  Witness everyday life of local fishermen.

Kayak to visit Three Tunnel Lagoon and Cave (tide dependant).

11h30: Lunch onboard, then relax and swim on secluded beaches.  Snorkels are available upon request.

13h00: Cruise toward Three Peaches Island, which is famous for crystal waters and secluded beaches.  Kayak to the beach Temple before going back to the Junk.  Cruise back to Ben Beo pier.

16h00: Arrive in Ben Beo, car transfer back to Cat Ba town.


Group of 2 people: $80US/person

Group of 3 – 6 people: $50US/person

Solo: $140US

Included: Local Guide, food for lunch, motorbike pick up and car transfer back, REAL sailing Junk, kayaking equipment, entrance fee

Not included: Drinks, Tips and Insurance

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