In homage to Vietnamese legends and the desire to share with visitors our distinctive cultural values, Lagoon Explorer Cruise devotes its design to satisfying the expectations of visitors who wish to gain insight into the singular elements that characterize Vietnamese culture.
The interior design of the well-appointed cabins, restaurants, and bar on this modern boat is an artful presentation of Vietnamese cultural design.
CabinNATURAL HARDWOOD FLOORS
Each of the 4 spacious, wood-paneled cabins has been luxuriously designed for the comfort and enjoyment of our guests. The beautifully presented furnishings in each 26.5 sq.m cabin are influenced by traditional Vietnamese culture and comprise a collection of authentic, handmade art from different regions throughout Vietnam
The well-appointed, 6 sq. m bathrooms include bathtubs for a soothing seawater or fresh water treatment where guests can relax and gaze out on the Bay from a large window.
Biking tour to explore Viet Hai villageBiking tour adventure
Rugged, craggy and jungle-clad Cat Ba, the largest island in Halong Bay, has experienced a tourism surge in recent years. The central hub of Cat Ba Town is now framed by a chain of low-rise concrete hotels along its once-lovely bay, but the rest of the island is largely untouched and as wild as ever. With idyllic Lan Ha Bay just offshore, you'll soon overlook Cat Ba Town's overdevelopment.
Almost half of Cat Ba Island (with a total area of 354 sq km) and 90 sq km of the adjacent waters were declared a national park in 1986 to protect the island’s diverse ecosystems. Most of the coastline consists of rocky cliffs, but there are some sandy beaches and tiny fishing villages hidden away in small coves.
Lakes, waterfalls and grottoes dot the spectacular limestone hills, the highest rising 331m above sea level. The island’s largest body of water is Ech Lake (3 hectares). Lan Ha bay is a lovely village to explore by bike with your beloved family
UniqueOFF THE BEATEN TRACKS
Embark on Lagoon Explorer Cruise and be captivated by the landscape of Lan Ha Bay, admire the distinguished World Natural Heritage site and experience a fulfilling voyage you will want to tell others about. Venture off the beaten tracks like no Other with us to go beyond the ordinary. Our cruise starts from Lan Habay, Catba island
Lying south and east of Cat Ba Town, the 300 or so karst islands and limestone outcrops of Lan Ha are just as beautiful as those of Halong Bay and have the additional attraction of numerous white-sand beaches.
Due to it being a fair way from Halong City, not so many tourist boats venture here, meaning Lan Ha Bay has a more isolated appeal. Sailing and kayak trips here are best organised in Cat Ba Town.
Geologically, Lan Ha is an extension of Halong Bay but sits in a different province of Vietnam. Around 200 species of fish, 500 species of mollusc, 400 species of arthropod, and numerous hard and soft coral live in the waters here, while larger marine animals in the area include seals and three species of dolphin.
The bay's admission fee is often incorporated into the cost of tours. Venture off the beaten tracks like no Other in Lan Ha bay and Catba island with Lagoon Explorer to go beyond the ordinary
Sunset in Lan Ha bay
The distance between Hanoi and Lan Ha Bay is approximately 160 kilometers, which makes this UNESCO world heritage site becomes accessible. Lan Ha bay is the best place to enjoy the sunset over the mountain
It is a perfect solution for those who want to get closer to limestone islands and to discover the bay’s beauty by themselves. You cannot imagine how interesting that would be when paddling around the open ocean to explore every small corner of the bay. The temperate weather and calm sea water in Ha Long Bay are extremely suitable for kayaking. Included in your Lagoon Explorer cruise, under the knowledgeable guide, you will learn how to use kayak solo or how to make it with your partner. Then the next hour is your free time in kayaks to explore less visited parts of Lan Ha Bay and take part in a discovery campaign of nature. Paddling around small islets, within touching distance to the karst formations of the Bay, visiting hidden lagoons and unspoiled beaches, is an amazing experience we look forward to sharing with you.
Cruise Map3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS ITINERARY
There is no doubt that it must be one of your most memorable gastronomic experiences! With a wide variety of fresh seafood, meat dishes, as well as some crunchy salads, such as baked king prawns, roasted chicken, grilled beef rump and so on, we promise a delicious and exceptional meal in the bay of islands. Imagine feasting on a tasty BBQ meal and sipping some perfect cups of wine or cocktail with your family members, surrounded by the sea, green small islets and white sands. It is too hard to resist, isn’t it? Everything will be well handled under the eyes of our meticulous manager and helpful crew members. We are sure that it would be the most amazing experience for your trip to Halong Bay – the World Heritage Site.
This BBQ on the beach is offered and included in 3 day 2 night cruise on our Lagoon Explorer, if the weather is fine enough to make it. Guess that you would be regretted if you missed this opportunity.
Cave ExploringDARK AND BRIGHT CAVE
Halong Bay is home to many caves while cruising to discover Lan Ha Bay you will explore a marvelous thousand-year old Dark and Bright cave on Hidden Island. The cave is accessible by small boat or kayaking to explore the hidden lagoons inside. The exploration continues by following a narrow path, get inside the cave and see the marvelous natural beauty of various stalagmite and stalactite formation. The cave if fully explored within one hour and worth visiting.
Beach BreakVUNG VIENG – BAI TU LONG BAY
Floating village is one of the most special attractions of Halong Bay that you will find both beauties of nature and cultural features. Added to the whole fascinating wonder of Halong Bay, the floating village is a true water world, with many floating houses rising and falling with the tides, sheltered amidst limestone islands.
Lagoon Explorer offers a cruise to visit Vung Vieng floating fishing village – one of the biggest and most beautiful fishing village on Halong Bay. It is located in the heart of Bai Tu Long Bay, 24 kilometers from the mainland.
Vietnamese cuisine is world-renowned for its fresh ingredients, abundance of herbs and vegetables andminimal use of oil for a healthy balance. From the North to the South, cuisine is a cultural feature that you will remember as an important part of your trip in Vietnam and we are delighted to contribute to your flavor experience.
On our Lagoon Explorer, you will be served with delicious and healthy Vietnamese dishes made from fresh seafood, meat, vegetables, herbs and a selective use of spices. Our chefs take great pride in preparing irresistible Vietnamese specialties with tempting presentations that typify our style and culture. Prepared with care, our Vietnamese recipes reveal an appreciation of family cultural traditions and strong community connections. You can also know more about Vietnamese customs through learning how use chopsticks served with rice and a lot of tasty dishes. If you have any special diet or any Western foods requirement, our staff will handle it carefully. Especially, if you are looking for a Halong Bay cruise offering vegetarian foods, Lagoon Explorer is simply your perfect choice.
As one of the top tourism companies operating cruises on Halong Bay, Lagoon Explorer deeply understands that the sustainable development comes from responsible travel. Responsible tourism is the future of travel. Since we developed the “For a green Halong Bay” program in 2010 to raise awareness of environment protection and local community support. The project of collecting rubbish on the sea water continues to be well implemented and achieves positive results. Our visitors appreciate this effort and always willing to join hand, support the project.
In the fully sustainable approach and responsible travel practices, Lagoon Explorer cruise has received Travelife Partner Certification since March 2018 and an active member of The Responsible Travel Club of Vietnam (RTC).