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Captain Jack's 1 day Ha Long and Lan Ha Bay tour

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    What to Expect
    9:00 – 9:30 am: You will be collected from your Cat Ba hotel by one of our experienced tour guides and travel by bus to Ben Beo harbor.

    9:30 am: Board our beautiful boat and cruise north around Lan Ha Bay. The boat takes us through the Cai Beo fishing village, stopping at one of the floating houses of a local fishing family, see the fish farm and the lives of local people on the sea.

    Continue visiting hundreds of small islands and we continue north with a variety of shapes such as candles, toads, seals. There are hundreds of small sandy beaches on Lan Ha Bay which will see on the way north to Ha Long Bay.

    We then continue north to center Ha Long Bay, where you will see Ha Long city and beautiful landscapes protected by UNESCO's as a world heritage site and if you look at a 200k note you will see something very familiar.

    12.00 pm: Return to the northeast of Lan Ha bay, the boat lands at a floating house, then take a kayak through the rock arch tunnels cave, to hidden lagoons and discover the Dark - Bright cave (local name is Hang Ca).

    13.30 pm:  Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on the boat with your guide. After lunch, the boat returns to Lan Ha Bay then stops at three peach beaches for swimming and snorkeling to see coral reefs, where there are many smooth golden sand beaches.

    15.00 pm: Keep moving south to Monkey Island (another name is Cat Dua Island). At Monkey Island, you can climb to the top of the mountain for a panoramic view of Lan Ha Bay. Monkey Island is also an ideal place to swim in the clear blue water and white sand.

    16:30 pm Leave Monkey Island and head back for an optional dinner and to enjoy the sunset, on a floating restaurant or with a beach BBQ depending on the tide.  

    We then finish the journey with an after-tour party at one of Cat Ba’s best nightlife spots or if you’re feeling tired you will be dropped back to your hotel.

    Includes: Entrance fee to Lan Ha and Ha Long Bay, English speaking tour guide, group boat, kayak, lunch, a bottle of water, diving mask, dry bag, snack for trekking on monkey island and 1 free local beer at the after-tour party.

    Excludes: Any private expenses and tips.

    Helpful hints: You should bring: hat, sun cream, swimsuit, towel, shoes to climb at monkey island and sunglasses.

    On Monkey Island do not try to touch monkeys (they might bite you!), you can give them some peanuts or bananas.

     If you want to come back to the town early at around 15.40 pm to take the last public bus or hydrofoil to leave the island in the same day, we can arrange a quick boat to collect you from monkey island, then a taxi will be waiting for you at the harbour, to take back to the town on time (this is an extra fee: 100K VND/1 person).
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The day was incredible - my best memory of my 2 weeks in Vietnam! The guide takes you to beautiful creeks to swim and kayaking, with a sportive climb on monkey island at the end of day (be carefull the climb is very difficult and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank AmelieBvl
    Reviewed 16 June 2019 via mobile

    We stayed just down the road from captain jacks hostel (central backpackers) and so getting there for the pick up was so easy. Bus was about 30 mins late which wasn’t an issue until we found out later this has meant we had to miss...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank lilyg728
    Tuanle7589, Manager at Captain Jacks Ha Long Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2019

    I'm sorry for your bad experient from Monkey Island, This season is high season, so that why a lot of Vietnamese tourists rampage the small island. Also, not all tourists get well education to respect nature and the environment. There are a ton of isles...More

    Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

    Me and my travelmate cruised through a lot of travel agencies in Cat Ba Town to find a good day tour. We ended up booking this one cause it was the only one with international tour guides and they had experience in rescue and first...More

    Thank maryZ1713CB
    Reviewed 28 May 2019

    This was one of the best boat trips/excursions I have done. It is really great value for for $25 (US). You will get the opportunity to swim between the islands, kayak through small caves and visit remote beaches. The guides, Joe and Boyle (Boylo) was...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank christiaanernstd
    Reviewed 15 May 2019 via mobile

    I really wanted to start this review by saying Joe was a great tour guide, he regularly came up to me and my boyfriend and gave us information on the different parts of the bay and let us know which activity was next. He was...More

    Thank lottelouhill
    Tuanle7589, Manager at Captain Jacks Ha Long Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2019

    Thank you for your review. Gael is one of our newest crew. That day was his first day, so might be he so excited about the bay and forgot what he need to do is a tour guide not a tourist. We are so sorry...More

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