Bai Tu Long bay
Launched in 2018
On a Garden Bay Legend Cruise, we bring the local flavour out of the woodwork. The cream, light brown and burnished furnishings are a luxuriant mix, anticipating an equally luxuriant cruise, with comfortable amenities, friendly staff and a unique itinerary focusing on your enjoyment.
The Garden Bay Legend is a smaller boat, with a maximum capacity of 11 cabins, giving you a more intimate cruise with fewer guests and less crowding. Get to know our welcoming, English-speaking staff, who will be at your assistance at any time of day, on or off the ship. We know that boundaries are important on your relaxing cruise, and our crew understand your need for privacy as well as socialising.
We are passionate about sharing the wonders of the still-unknown Bai Tu Long Bay with you, directly adjacent to Halong Bay but without the crowds of tourists. Our route is a more contemplative one, showing you the quiet waterways of Bai Tu Long Bay at a pace that suits everyone on board. Enjoy its marvellous limestone maze from the sundeck or the comfort of your well-furnished cabin.
With Garden Bay Legend, this is your journey, and we will make sure it is a memorable one.
07.45 Wait in your hotel lobby for our tour guide, who will take you to the bus and transfer you and the other passengers to Halong City.
12.30 A welcome drink will introduce you to the hospitality of the staff on the Garden Bay Legend Cruise. Explore the boat after checking in and receiving the quick safety briefing by the captain.
13.30 Lunch is served in the shadows of the limestone guardians of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.30 As we approach Vung Vieng Fishing Village, choose between a self-propelled kayak and a bamboo boat rowed by a local as your means of transport around the beautiful commune. We will speak to the residents about this most unique of lifestyles in Bai Tu Long Bay.
16.30 We head to the secluded Ban Chan beach and enjoy a relaxed time on its perfect sands.
17.30 Head back to the Garden Bay Legend Cruise for a refreshing drink at the bar, watching the sunset beyond the shimmering horizon.
18.00 The mysteries of spring roll preparation will be revealed by our chef during his or her cooking demonstration.
19.30 Sit down in the elegant dining room for a barbecue dinner in the nighttime charm of Bai Tu Long Bay.
21.00 We have many after dinner activities including squid fishing with the crew or board games with friends. The bar is always open and your cabin is very inviting if you feel like relaxing.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
06.30 Early risers should head to the sundeck to try an invigorating Tai Chi session. The pink dawn of Bai Tu Long Bay offers the perfect natural accompaniment to this ancient art.
07.30 Tuck into a light breakfast before we make the trip to Thien Canh Son Cave and its wonderful stone staircase leading to an expansive view of the outside world.
09.30 Upon returning to the Garden Bay Legend once more, we watch the chef as he or she puts on an informative and beautiful fruit carving session.
10.30 Get your last photos of the glorious seascape as we sail back to Hon Gai Pier. Brunch will be served in the dining room.
12.00 Leaving the Garden Bay Legend Cruise around midday, you will board the bus and get back to your hotel around 16.00 or 16.30.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
07.45 Pick-up will be from your hotel in Hanoi’s Old Quarter as our driver collects you and takes you to Hon Gai Harbour in Ha Long City.
12.30 We will board the Garden Bay Legend Cruise and enjoy a welcome drink.
13.30 We pass the gorgeous limestone islands of Bai Tu Long Bay as lunch is served in our pristine dining room.
15.30 Choose between a kayak and a bamboo boat rowed by a local to discover Vung Vieng Village, a small community of floating houses in the shadows of towering karst mountains. Here we can learn about the local way of life for Vung Vieng’s residents.
16.30 We head to Ban Chan beach for an hour of sunbathing and relaxing on its quiet sands.
17.30 We return to the Garden Bay Legend for sunset as we soak up the atmosphere with a cocktail on the sundeck.
18.00 A cooking demonstration will be put on by our chef, who will show you the way to prepare and cook some of Vietnam’s traditional food.
19.30 A barbecue dinner will be served in the restaurant as nighttime befalls Bai Tu Long Bay
21.00 Our evening activities include board or card games along with the chance to go squid fishing on a small boat with the crew.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
06.30 We will hold a Tai Chi session on the sundeck or anyone wanting to discover the magic of a Bai Tu Long Bay sunrise.
07.00 A full breakfast is laid out in the dining room.
08.00 Once we have boarded the day boat, we will head to the magnificent Cap La Area.
09.30 We will head out into the enclosed area with a local fisherman, who will show us his fishing technique from a sampan boat.
11.00 We return to the day boat where we will have time for relaxing on the sundeck
12.30 Grilled seafood will be served for lunch on the day boat.
14.00 After lunch, we head to a remote area for kayaking and swimming at the feet of jagged mountains.
16.00 Returning to the Garden Bay Cruise, you will have the late afternoon at your leisure to grab photos of another gorgeous sunset.
19.30 Your final dinner will be served before you relax into our evening activities. Social drinks at the bar are always a good idea, as is unwinding in your cabin. As always, board games, squid fishing and karaoke are available.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
06.30 The sundeck hosts your last chance to see Bai Tu Long Bay in its new morning light as we host another revitalising Tai Chi session.
07.30 A light breakfast will precede a visit to Thien Canh Son Cave, one of Bai Tu Long Bay’s more magical cave systems featuring gorgeous views of the outside world.
09.30 We return to the Garden Bay Legend for the last time, checking out and watching a fruit carving demonstration by one of our wonderful chefs.
10.30 Brunch will be served as we head back to Hon Gai Pier, giving you a chance to fill up and get your last snapshots of the iconic limestone scenery.
12.00 You will board your bus back to Hanoi at about midday and we will arrive at your hotel around 16.00 or 16.30. The staff at the Garden Bay Legend would like to thank you for joining us on board for this Bai Tu Long Bay 3 Day 2 Night cruise. We hope to be able to serve you again in the future!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Bus pick-up time: 7:45 AM - 8:15 AM
Return Hanoi by bus: 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Shuttle bus drop-off point: Hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter or in front of Hanoi Opera House
Check-in: 12:30 PM
Check-out: 11:30 AM
• 50 % of the total cost is required to secure the booking.
• The remaining balance is to be paid 15 days prior to the departure date.
• In some special cases, you will be required to pay the full cost or a number greater or smaller than the standard 50% to secure your booking.
• In some special cases, the deadline for payment will be required sooner or later than the standard 15 days prior to booking.
Cancellation by Customer
• More than 30 days prior to check-in (departure date): Free of charge
• From 30 to 16 days prior to check-in (departure date): 10% of total rates
• From 15 to 10 days prior to check-in (departure date): 20% of total rates
• From 9 to 5 days prior to check-in (departure date): 50% of total rates
• Less than 5 days prior to check-in (departure date): 100% of total rates.
• No-Show: 100% of total rates
*** Cancellation notice from customer must be sent to us via email. Refund will be processed between 10 -15 working days.
Cancellation by Halong Bay Management Board due to bad weather
If the cancellation is made by the Halong Bay Management Board, following policies will be applied depending on the time of cancellation.
• When a cancellation is made before departure date- check-in date (if no services have been used): 100% refund.
• When a cancellation is made during the trip (some services have been used such as transfer, food, some amenities, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
• When a cancellation is made before or during the departure date and the trip must be shortened from 2 nights to 1 night, 2 days 1 night trip, plus other used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
• The final cost will be confirmed by your consultant via email. In all cases, please contact us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you!
Note: In case of a cancellation decision made by the Management Board of Halong Bay, an alternative travel arrangement will be made on request, or you will be refunded in accordance. In all cases, please contact our travel consultant via email or phone for support. We are always willing to provide you with any assistance you may need on or off board.
• PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
• In case of adverse weather conditions in Halong Bay, the cancellation will ONLY be made by the Halong Bay Management Board. Usually the announcement will be declared very close to or on the departure date and our refund policy will come into effect.
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