Paloma Private Cruise Halong Bay

Private Cruises, HALONG BAY

Paloma Private Cruise Halong Bay, Paloma Family Cruise Junk offers you more choices for dream charter cruise in Halong Bay. She was designed in the style of the traditional junk boat of Ha Long Bay, only on a slightly smaller scale with 2 cabins, each cabin can accommodate 02 to 03 passengers with comfort and relaxation. Unique routing, private boat, and personalized services also guarantee your ultimate privacy. She is perfect for individuals, couple, family or honeymooners wishing for an exclusive private, customized charter cruise on Halong Bay.

Cruise Junk Overview:

  • About Paloma Private Cruise Halong Bay :
  • With its experiences, Paloma Family promises to provide the most comfortable and memorable stay. This cruise is ideal for small groups of close friends or family with 2 luxury cabins, each and every one of them were thoughtfully designed to bring out the real value in cruising and leisure travelling.

    So let’s get on board and start exploring all famous and mysterious caves and beaches of Halong Bay, visiting floating fishing village and enjoying your BBQ lunch on the lovely beach.

    -Launch: April 2011

    -Capacity: 6 passengers

    -Operating Area: Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam

  • The Room:
  • Accommodation

    -Family Suite cabin: 2 cabins.

    -Total number of cabins: 2 cabins.

    -Total passengers: 06.

    Cabin Amenities (All Cabin Types).

    -Hair-dryer.

    -2 bottle of mineral water.

    -Individual controller air-conditioning.

    -Mini bar.

    -Shower cabin: Slippers.

    -Toilet: Life vests

    -Bathroom amenities

    -Fire extinguishers.

    -Umbrella / Raincoat at reception.

    Additional amenities & services:

    -Private terrace with front view.

    -Flower & fruit basket.

    -Bottle wine.

  • Transportation:
  • The rounded shuttle Bus service, is not inclusive in the cruise rate, 20 USD/person, daily departs at 7:45 AM-8:00 AM from Hanoi Old Quarter with compliment bottle of water on bus. Private Car service is On Request.

  • Check-in/Check-out:
  • Check in time: 12:00 - 12:30 noon. Check out of room time: 10:00 am. Disembark time: 11:30 am.

  • Sun-deck:
  • On the top deck passengers will find the sunset station with roof. This is the ideal place from which to soak up the atmosphere of the bay, perhaps whilst enjoying an exotic cocktail served by waiters. Guests can be tanning themselves for relaxing. Overnight cruises aboard a Paloma cruise include free-flow soft drinks, coffee and tea, lunch, dinner and brunch. They are perfect for individuals, couples, families and friends wishing for an exclusive, private, customized charter cruise on Halong Bay.

  • On – Board Activities:
  • Kayaking in Halong Bay is the best way to explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay. Paddle through islets; visit hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages…Kayaks go where other big boats cannot. Depending on trip length, visitors have different kayak route to discovery the beauty of Halong Bay. Cruise with Paloma Family, paddling around the islands and islets, you have chance to get closer to limestone karst and enjoy the breathtaking nature in a less visited corner of Bai Tu Long Bay. It must be a great experience for your holiday in Halong bay.

    After some enjoyable kayaking, there is no better way of treating yourself than with a private seafood barbecue on an un-spoilt beach.

    Within minutes a quiet beach is transformed into a romantic spot with beautiful umbrella providing shade and an elegant dining table right on the beach. Our crew will serve you for a BBQ lunch on the beach – it were a wonderful gift granted by a mermaid. Imagine for a moment that you are the only people on earth enjoying a fabulous meal under the clear blue sky on your beach.

    This BBQ on the beach is offered and included in 3 day 2 night cruise with Paloma family and other longer itinerary. The activity list is as:

    -Kayak.

    -Cooking demonstrations.

    -Bamboo rowing boat.

    -Join the staff to go cuttle fishing in the evening.

    -Sun Set party.

    -Swimming.

BAI TU LONG BAY GETAWAY WITH PALOMA PRIVATE CRUISE.

DAY 1: Ha Noi - Bai Tu Long Bay Archipelago – Paloma Private Cruise. Meals = Lunch, Dinner.

7.45-8.00: The bus or private car( not inclusive in the rate) will pick you up at your hotel.

12.30: Arrive at Paloma office, Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Private Family Cruise – enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check in cabins and begin your cruise.

13.30: Having lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu.

14:00: After lunch, just make yourself at ease and relax. We are slowly getting off the classic cruising routes, far from the usual clichés of this busy tourism spot. Limestone rock formations will parade all around us for about 2 hours before our first stop.

15:00: We reach the perfect spot, remote and scenic, where the waters of Halong and Bai Tu Long hit and wave together. Let's get ready for serious things. Swimming suits, kayaking. Let's get closer to the water and explore the bay in depth.

17:30: Sun set party on the way back to anchorage area at Cong Dam - Cong Do.

18.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.

19.15: Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions. Relaxing on your cabin or join the on board activities.

Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat. Happy Hour! Buy two drink - get one free (wine by the bottle excluded).

Overnight on Paloma Private Family Cruise.

DAY 2: Paloma Private Cruise – Hon Gai Harbour - Hanoi. Meals =Breakfast, Lunch.

07.00: Enjoy the fresh air and gentle breezes of the bay in the morning while having breakfast on board.

08.00: We hop on bamboo boats to go visiting a Vung Vieng floating village surrounded by the mountains.

08:15: We spawn our way between numerous floating houses and small rowing boats that serve the everyday life as vehicle, itinerant shops, fishing utility, sometimes overnight shelter.

10.00: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier). Take a last glance at the rocks, standing still as the eternal guardians of a kingdom, we are about to reach the pier.

10:30: Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relaxing on the sun deck or in the dining room, enjoying the rest of Halong bay before getting back to harbor.

11.45: Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier. Get on van or car back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi approximate 4:30 PM.

What to Bring.

  • Sun block.
  • Camera + Film.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Original Passport.
  • A wide brimmed hat.
  • Swimming suite.
  • Warm clothes in the Winter time [From December till March].
  • Sun glasses.

Cruise Notes.

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming, kayaking or snorkelling excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • In line with our responsible vision of tourism, please note that we do not include the most popular caves of the bay in our program. We consider that they are an insult to heritage preservation.
  • On the way to Halong and back to Hanoi, we will stop at a place with food, beverages and souvenirs for sale. This is not to trick you and that will be the only times of the whole trip you may feel in the tourism mass. But that is the only place on the way, where you, your driver and your guide can use clean toilets without being forced to buy anything. Thanks for your understanding.
  • Meals: Vietnamese menu. Would you please advise us any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers.

THE TRANQUIL OF BAI TU LONG BAY WITH PALOMA PRIVATE CRUISE.

DAY 1: Ha Noi - Bai Tu Long Bay - Cap La - Tra San. Meals = Lunch, Dinner.

7.45-8.00: The bus or private car( not inclusive in the rate) will pick you up at your hotel.

12.30: Arrive at Paloma office, Halong City. You will be welcomed by our crew members at cruise’s office where you can get some coffee and tea and prepare to check-in. You will be transferred to our cruise by a tender. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise – enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check in cabins and begin your cruise.

13.30: Having lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu. Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

14:00 - 16:00: Cruise to Cap La. Enjoy paddling around Cap La and Tra San by kayak.

17:00: Back to junk for swimming or relaxation. Sunset party on the way back to anchor area.

19.15: Dinner is served either inside or outside depending on weather conditions

Overnight on Paloma Private Family Cruise.

DAY 2: Cap La - Cong Dam - Vung Vieng - Cong Do. Meals =Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

07.30: Paloma weighs anchor to sail through the bay and pass by several beautiful places. Having breakfast.

09.00: Start cruising to Cong Dam while discovering geological values of Bai Tu Long Bay, which is more quiet, more peaceful, more natural and less touristic.

09.30: Enjoy kayaking through the hidden lagoons and geological park in Cong Dam. Go swimming in the crystal water.

12.30: BBQ lunch is served on beach (depend on the weather or tide levels).

14.00: Visiting Cong Dam Fishing Village by kayaking, meet the local people and pass through the lagoons.

16.00: Cruise to Vung Vieng fishing village. Fish with the local people and learn about local fishing techniques.

17.00: The vessel cruises back to Cong Do for second overnight . Happy hour (Sunset party).

21.00: Relaxing or joining the on board activities as squid fishing, you may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.

Overnight on Paloma Private Family Cruise.

DAY 3: Cong Do - Vung Vieng Floating Village - Hon Gai Habour - Hanoi. Meals =Breakfast, Lunch.

07.30: Enjoy the fresh air and gentle breezes of the bay in the morning while having breakfast on board.

08.00: Have breakfast in dinning room.

08.30: Visit Vung Vieng fishing village. Disembark and travel on the sampans rowed by the local people.

They will be your guides through their fishing village where you can meet the locals, visit the school. See at first-hand what life is like living on the water.

10.00: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).

10:30: Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after lunch. Relax on the sun deck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.45: Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier, Get on van or car back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 4:30 PM. Trip ended at your hotel in Hanoi.

What to Bring.

  • Sun block.
  • Camera + Film.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Original Passport.
  • A wide brimmed hat.
  • Swimming suite.
  • Warm clothes in the Winter time.
  • Sun glasses.

What to Bring.

  • Sun block.
  • Camera + Film.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Original Passport.
  • A wide brimmed hat.
  • Swimming suite.
  • Warm clothes in the Winter time [From December till March].
  • Sun glasses.

Cruise Notes.

  • Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming, kayaking or snorkeling excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather. Unused services are not subject to a refund.
  • In line with our responsible vision of tourism, please note that we do not include the most popular caves of the bay in our program. We consider that they are an insult to heritage preservation.
  • On the way to Halong and back to Hanoi, we will stop at a place with food, beverages and souvenirs for sale. This is not to trick you and that will be the only times of the whole trip you may feel in the tourism mass. But that is the only place on the way, where you, your driver and your guide can use clean toilets without being forced to buy anything. Thanks for your understanding.
  • Meals: Vietnamese menu. Would you please advise us any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the cruise date.
  • Advance registration is required with full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, passport number and visa expiry date for all passengers.

Rates are Inclusive :

  • English Speaking Guide on boat.
  • Entrance and Sightseeing fees.
  • Overnight on Paloma Private Family Cruise.
  • All meal on board.
  • Cooking demonstration.
  • Sunset party on sundeck.
  • Kayaking.
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief.
  • bottles of mineral water in rooms.
  • Daily fresh fruit in cabin.
  • Tax, service charge.
  • Insurance on board.

Rates are Exclusive :

  • Roundedshuttle bus service.( 20 USD/ person/ two ways).
  • Private car (upon request).
  • Additional drinks.
  • Airfares.
  • Visa Arrangements.
  • VAT tax.
  • Tips and other personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • All other services not clearly mentioned above.

Princess Junk Room Types

The Family Suite.

Room size: 18.0 m2, Bed size: 1m6 ( 01 Double +01 single). Big window where you can have sea view from Cabin

Room amenities:

-Hair-dryer.

-2 bottle of mineral water.

-Individual controller air-conditioning.

-Mini bar.

-Shower cabin: Slippers.

-Toilet: Life vests

-Bathroom amenities

-Fire extinguishers.

-Umbrella / Raincoat at reception.

Additional amenities & services:

-Private terrace with front view.

-Flower & fruit basket.

-Bottle wine.

PALOMA PRIVATE CRUISE RATES. Rates are quoted in USD per Program.

Group Size 2 Days/1 Night 3 Day/2 Nights
01 Person 735 1274
02 Persons 745 1295
04 Persons 915 1535
06 Persons 1115 1685

Compulsory dinners :

    Surcharge 25% of total rates for compulsory dinner on following periods:

  • December 24th, 2014
  • December 31st, 2014
  • Lunar New Year Eve

Transfer Cost:

  • Rounded 04 Private car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 130 USD
  • Rounded 07 Private car: Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi: 160 USD
  • Departure place in Hanoi: Your Hotel in Hanoi (Old Quarter)
  • Expected departure time in Hanoi : 07:45 AM – 08:15AM.
  • Expected return time in Hanoi : 4:30 PM
  • Shuttle bus: Is not inclusive in the rate, costs 20 USD/person.

Children policy:

  • Children under 4 years old: are FOC, sharing room with parent.
  • For the Charter: children aged 4 years or more in price as adults.

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellation must be made in writing to us through email only.
  • Cancellation made by the cruise itself: No cancellation fee applied
  • 07 days prior to check - in date: No cancellation fee applied
  • 03 – 06 days prior to check - in date : 30 % of each cancelled room.
  • Less than 03 days prior to check - in date : 100% of total room charge.

Cancellation policy due to bad Weather:

  • All cruises in Halong Bay must have permit from Management Board of Halong Bay to stay overnight in the Bay.
  • Based on the weather conditions (high winds, monsoon, thunderstorm, cyclone, storm,...), the Management Board has the right to cancel all overnight cruises on certain day to guarantee the safety of tourists.
  • In those cases, following policies will be applied:
  • - If the cancellation is informed before you leave Hanoi to Halong Bay (you have not used any service yet): 100% refund.

    - If the cancellation is informed during the trip (you have already used some services: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong,...): Only the fee of these services will be charged and we will refund whole remain amount.

    - If the trip are cut down from 3 days/2 nights to 2 days/1 night, we will charge as 2 days/1 night trip, plus other services you have already used and refund the remain amount.

    Important Notes:

  • The cancellation is announced ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and often in short notice of time. Therefore your understandings in these situations are highly appreciated.
  • The period from May to July is considered as storm weather in Halong Bay with many unpredictable weather conditions. Hence more cruises will be cancelled with short notice during this season.
  • In all cases, please Contact Us directly for any urgent help. We are here to support you with all of our best!

Customer reviews:

Mr.Tilman Linder Wrote on: 3 Oct 2012

Excellent

it was perfect………………….

Ms. Satchell-Wright Wrote on: 7 Nov 2013

Excellent

Very happy with the service offered. Our upgrade to the smaller boat was a lovely surprise also. Perfect experience, great crew, boat, food, itinerary.

Mr.Justine Gray Wrote on: 3 Dec 2013

Excellent

High light of our Vietnam Holiday, staff were amazing, cruise was fantastic, jumping off the boat and swimming in the lovely calm and warm waters was the best part, stunning views of the Islands along Halong Bay, food was plentiful and tasty, really enjoyed the cooking class, rooms were comfortable and clean, plenty of space, all the staff were friendly and helpful and were really lovely with our children - can not praise the staff enough they were really wonderful.

Mr. Patrick Holme Wrote on: 27 Jun 2014

Excellent

High light of our Vietnam Holiday, staff were amazing, cruise was fantastic, jumping off the boat and swimming in the lovely calm and warm waters was the best part, stunning views of the Islands along Halong Bay, food was plentiful and tasty, really enjoyed the cooking class, rooms were comfortable and clean, plenty of space, all the staff were friendly and helpful and were really lovely with our children - can not praise the staff enough they were really wonderful.