‍Kayaking in Halong Bay offers a unique and unforgettable experience. Unlike cruising on a large boat, kayaking allows you to get up close and personal with the stunning landscape. You can navigate through narrow caves, explore hidden lagoons, and discover secluded beaches that are inaccessible by other means.

Where to go kayaking in Halong Bay

The beauty of Halong Bay is truly mesmerizing, and kayaking is the perfect way to appreciate it. As you paddle through the calm waters, you’ll be surrounded by towering limestone karsts that seem to rise out of the sea.

Another unique aspect of kayaking in Halong Bay is the opportunity to explore hidden gems. There are numerous caves and lagoons scattered throughout the bay, waiting to be discovered.. By kayaking into these hidden spots, you’ll feel like an explorer uncovering secrets of the natural world.

Here is some place that you can experience kayaking in Halong Bay

  • Luon cave (Halong Bay)
  • Vung Vieng floating village (Bai Tu Long Bay)
  • Cap La (Bai Tu Long Bay)
  • Bright cave (Lan Ha Bay)
  • Ba Trai Dao (Lan Ha Bay)

Additionally, kayaking in Halong Bay allows you to witness the local way of life. You’ll pass by floating fishing villages where people live in harmony with the water.

kayaking in Bai Tu Long Bay
kayaking in Vinh Lan Ha Bay

Choosing the kayaking tour in Halong Bay

When it comes to choosing a kayaking tour in Halong Bay, it would be a guided tour, a part of the tour package in Halong Bay. Normally, there would be 45 minutes to 2 hours kayaking time in Halong Bay, depending on cruise itinerary.

Some tours offer half-day excursions, while others span multiple days. Think about how much time you have and what you want to see and do during your kayaking adventure.

Most tours cater to beginners and offer a more relaxed pace, while other private theme tour are more suitable for experienced kayakers looking for a challenging adventure.

Bai Tho Junks offer you the cruise package that include kayaking

  • For 1 night cruise, you will kayak in Luon Cave, Bo Hon Island, Luon Cave is famous for its lush greenery and calm waters. As you paddle through the cave, you’ll be surrounded by towering limestone cliffs covered in foliage, creating a serene and picturesque setting. Details about 1 night cruise itinerary
  • For 2 night cruise, you will experince kayaking both in Luon cave, Halong Bay and Ba Trai Dao in Lan Ha Bay. You have more time for kayaking in this longer tour. Check out this 3 day 2 night cruise
Explore Halong Bay by kayak
Enjoyable kayaking experience in Ha Long bay

Safety tips for kayaking in Halong Bay

While kayaking in Halong Bay is a thrilling experience, it’s essential to prioritize safety. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  1. Wear a life jacket at all times, even if you’re a strong swimmer. This will provide flotation support and give you peace of mind.
  2. Stay hydrated by bringing plenty of water with you
  3. Follow the instructions of your guide and be aware of your surroundings. Pay attention to any potential hazards such as rocks, strong currents, or other boats.
  4. Use sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Apply it before you start kayaking and reapply regularly, especially if you’re out on the water for an extended period.
  5. Keep a safe distance from wildlife and avoid feeding or touching any marine animals. Respect the natural environment and observe wildlife from a distance.
Kayaking in Halong Bay
take beautiful photos with Ha Long Bay

Kayaking in Halong Bay is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. The beauty of the bay, the tranquility of the waters, and the hidden gems waiting to be discovered make it a truly unique adventure.