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Cruising & Kayaking in Cat Ba island

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 32 reviews.Cat Ba, Vietnam

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Experience hosted by Kien

6.5 hours
Includes food, tickets, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Lan Ha bay is located in the south of famous Halong bay where the sea scape is similar but less people travel and its one of the best place in Vietnam for kayaking.

We will meet you up at Kayak Cafe at 09:00 for briefing before transfer to our floating house - kayak store.

Your day will start with warm up paddling around the most peaceful floating village before getting out to the bay

During the tour you will visit a number of families who farm different species fishes, clam, mussel and oyster. We will have plenty of time to chat with them and ask questions to learn about their way of living, how to get fresh water, power and food or how children going to School.

On the tour you will also learn about traditional way of fishing to catch crab, prawn and fish . If you are looking for a lifetime experiences, paddle with us.
Lan Ha bay is located in the south of famous Halong bay where the sea scape is similar but less people travel and its one of the best place in Vietnam for kayaking.

We will meet you up at Kayak Cafe at 09:00 for briefing before transfer to our floating house - kayak store.

Your day will start with warm up paddling around the most peaceful floating village before getting out to the bay

During the tour you will vi…

What's included

  • Food
    Vietnames cuisine for lunch cooked and served by fisherman on boat
  • Tickets
    Visit the floating house & farm where we pay them a certain fee to support...
  • Transportation
    A traditional boat from local fish farm is used for transfer here and there...
  • Equipment
    Qualified high quality kayak with all safety gears
From €28
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Kien

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 32 Reviews
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My name is Kien Le, I'm group tour leader since 2009 leading group through out Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. I moved to Cat Ba island in 2012 to run kayak trip to discover the local daily life on water in the region of Lan Ha bay, Halong bay and its national park where its incredibly beautiful and its truly the best kayaking spot in the world. I'm experienced kayaker and paddle almost every single day for years, so I know the bay like back of my hand. My aims is to provide the real experiences about this region, locals, fish farming, their floating house as well as ways of fishing
My name is Kien Le, I'm group tour leader since 2009 leading group through out Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand. I moved to Cat Ba island in 2012 to run kayak trip to discover the local daily life on water in the region of Lan Ha bay, Halong bay and its national park where its incredibly beautiful and its truly the best kayaking spot in the world. I'm experienced kayaker and paddle almost every single day for years, so I know the bay like back of my hand. My aims is to provide the real expe…
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Where you'll be

Mr. Ninh family floating house - they have been living on water in Lan Ha bay for generations . Their main income comes from his fishing trip while his wife looks after the fish farm but it's not stable and really depends on weather. It's now getting better as they have extra income when we start visiting his floating house & farm. They are very friendly and happy to share about their life, family.

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Helena
March 2020
Not sure what exactly happened, but we ended up going on a pretty different tour to what the description entailed - no meeting up with the fishing family's or kayaking around the floating houses - just a standard boating and kayaking tour, meaning we probably could have booked through a different company when we arrived for quite a bit cheaper. All in all it was still a good experience, but not necessarily the one we were anticipating.
Not sure what exactly happened, but we ended up going on a pretty different tour to what the description entailed - no meeting up with the fishing family's or kayaking around the f…
Angela
January 2020
Amazing location for a kayak tour 💕 it was a perfect mix of boat tour around the truly beautiful islands around Cat Ba, kayaking and fantastic food. The weather was excellent, which was a bonus that we didn't expect at this time of year.
Ruxandra
January 2020
We had a good time on this trip. The beach and cave we visited were beautiful, and the lunch on the boat was very good. Kayaking was fun and easy and the views were amazing. However, Kien never met with us and our guide seemed quite distracted. We got very little information about the places and the sights. The tour included a visit to a house in the fishing village that had a huge "lucky" fish help in a net, in the water underneath the house with no sunlight. That was one of the cruelest things I've seen.
We had a good time on this trip. The beach and cave we visited were beautiful, and the lunch on the boat was very good. Kayaking was fun and easy and the views were amazing. Howeve…
Barbara
December 2019
The experience was very nice, we were the only couple taking part. We had a great time kayaking, delicious lunch with veggie options for me, we explored around monkey island as it was too cold to swim. The guide and the boat captain were both friendly. We had a lovely sunset sail back, we saw and did so much. Recommended.
The experience was very nice, we were the only couple taking part. We had a great time kayaking, delicious lunch with veggie options for me, we explored around monkey island as it…
Shane
December 2019
A truly amazing experience, we went during low season and had the tour boat entirely to ourselves (party of 3) the kayaking was amazing and we were out for several hours.
Caroline
December 2019
My experience with "Lucky" was above and beyond expectations. From picking us up from the hotel lobby to drop off at the same place we had a smooth and easy ride. Very friendly people in the island; communication was limited but Lucky speaks perfect English and educated us on the history of the place, focused on the fishermen community. We enjoyed tasty and fresh food cooked by them at the boat. Kayaking around Lan Ha Bay was incredible! Breathtaking views, not too crowded, no rush. Highly recommended and is a must if ever in the area. Great value too $.
My experience with "Lucky" was above and beyond expectations. From picking us up from the hotel lobby to drop off at the same place we had a smooth and easy ride. Very friendly peo…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Tandem or single kayak are available
Please let me know one day in advanced your food dietary if any
Dry bag are provided so feel free to bring your phone and camera on the trip

What to bring

Glove & shoes for water based activities

Swimming suite