Au Co Cruise Halong Bay

Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf, Halong City, Vietnam
Free Vietnam Visa. Save $12/pax

Au Co Cruise - Unique experience in the Gulf of Tonkin

The Au Co creates a new concept of security and high quality of fleet activities on the bay. With its impressive steel outer shell and 32 deluxe cabins, the cruise offers customers a sense of refinement and luxury that can’t be found in other boats on Halong Bay. Most cabins and suites on cruise provide additional space and comfort with private balconies. Halong Au Co Cruise differentiates itself not only in providing innovative guest rooms and elegant design but also in creating unique cruising routes. The cruise commits to bring unforgettable memories and experiences to each and every tour.

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Cruise Overview

Launched in: 2012
Numer of Cabins: 32
Cruise Type: Wooden Boat
Operated by: Bhaya Cruises

Cabin & Rates

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Deluxe Cabin

20.0 m2
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Grand Deluxe

20.0 m2
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Executive Cabin

20.0 m2
Private Balcony
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Lac Long Quan Suite

36.0 m2
Private Balcony
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Au Co Suite

40.0 m2
Private Balcony
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Price Includes

  • Welcome cocktail, entrance fees and sightseeing fees.
  • Accommodation in luxury air-conditioned en-suite cabin.
  • 02 Lunches, 02 Dinners & 02 Breakfasts
  • Cycling on Cat Ba Island
  • Regular tea, coffee, and drinking water during the cruise
  • Supporting equipment
  • 01 bottle of house wine / cabin / stay
  • 01 bottle of champagne / suite / stay
  • Onboard insurance, taxes and service charges

Price Excludes

  • Airfares
  • Transfer Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi (book in next step)
  • Vietnam Visa (ONLY $10/visa - book in next step
  • Surcharges (+ 15%): Christmas: 23rd, 24th December 2012; New year’s Eve: 30th, 31st December 2012
  • Beauty spa services
  • Other beverages, tips and personal expenses
  • All other services not clearly mentioned

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: 10% of total rates
  • From 14 to 4 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 4 hours prior to check-in: 100% of total rates
  • No-Show: 100% of total rates

Cancellation due to bad weather

If the cancellation be announced by the Management Board of Halong Bay, depend on the timing of the cancellation, following policies will be applied:

  • Before departure from Hanoi to Halong Bay (none of the services has been used): 100% refund.
  • During the trip (some services have been used: transfer, lunch, day trip, hotel in Halong, etc.): used services will be charged, the rest will be refunded.
  • The trip be cut down from 2 nights to 1 night, tourists will be charged a 2 days/1 night trip, plus other used services, 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 with all of our best!

Children Policy

  • Free of charge for one child below the age of 6 years traveling with two adults. Extra child below 6 is charged at US$ 120 / child/ stay. Part A cannot guarantee the availability of a cot.
  • Children from 6 to 12 years of age sharing a cabin with two adults on one bed are charged as child rate, limited to one child per cabin only.
  • Two children below 12 years sharing a private cabin are charged at 75% of the full cabin rate. Child from the age of 13 must occupy a separate cabin and pay the full cabin rate.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay
7:30 - 8:30: Pick up from hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter and transfer to Halong (book transfer in next step).

12:30 - 18:00: Arrive in Halong Bay. Check-in at the cruise center, take a rest and get ready to start your lifetime cruise. The cruise depart from Tuan Chau Island, meet the crew on board and receive safety briefing. The program begins with a delicious lunch as the boat cruises toward South East Halong Bay passing by many islets… In the afternoon, explore the Dark Cave & Light Cave by bamboo boat.

Optional: Traditional massage (chargeable), sunbathing on board or swimming around platform in Dark and Bright caves.

Bar opens for the Happy Hour "Buy one get one free" for drinks on board. Traditional cooking demonstration on sundeck (or in the restaurant if weather does not allow) while The Au Co cruises back to overnight area.

19:30 - 21:00: Set menu dinner is served in the restaurant. In the evening, free time to watch movies in the restaurant or join squid fishing at reception.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Au Co Cruise
Day 2 Day 2: Lan Ha Bay
Day 3 Day 3: Lan Ha Bay - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Important Notes:

  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.


  • 24-hour Security
  • Boutique Library
  • Conference & meeting facilities
  • Doctor on call
  • Gymnasium
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Observatory
  • Reception
  • Rowing boat
  • Safety box at reception
  • Tender for sightseeing
  • Baby cot
  • Bar
  • Beauty Services and Massage
  • Cabin Service (Snack Meals)
  • Fresh flower
  • IDD at the reception
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Restaurant

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Daily departure at 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM in Hanoi
  • Check-in: Depart from Hanoi: 8:30 AM Check in on board: 12:00 PM
  • Check-out: Check out the board: 11:00 AM Return Hanoi: 16:00 PM
  • Guide: English, French, Vietnamese

Activities on Board

  • BBQ Dinner
  • Cooking classes
  • Cycling
  • Dinner in Cave
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa & Massage
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Steam/Sauna
  • Wedding ceremony

10 reviews are submitted by our customers after using service: Au Co Cruise



Based on 10 reviews

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Mr.Pedro Kono

Key Biscayne, United States

10 February, 2015

Dear Jenny:
We just loved the Ha Long Bay cruise: the scenery was awesome and the Au Co cruise fantastic. We had the privilege of traveling with good weather and just 15 adult guests on board, so our tour was peaceful and enjoyable. The guests were very friendly towards each other and we were all well… More


Ms.Karyn Galan


27 October, 2014

The AuCo Junk was incredible and the staff were so friendly and helpful, we all had an amazing time and were very happy to have selected the 2 night cruise....we didn't want to leave.


Ms.Sharna Sakrzewski

Gold Coast, Australia

26 September, 2014

The boat was nice, certainly one of the nicest in Halong Bay and the crew were so lovely!!

The cabin, while nice, had a mildew smell which wasn't very pleasant.


Ms.Jacqueline Kingcott


14 July, 2014

Good customer service

The restaurant in the boat needs to have more air/con or fans as it is really hot having meals there. I didn't know that there is children meals, otherwise I would have chosen it for my son who did not enjoy the food at all. They should also take the initiative to offer children meals for my son instead of me having to ask for it.


Mr.Tim McLinden


20 June, 2014

The cruise boat was in great condition, and the room we were provided were perfectly adequate (i.e., no frills and the slightest smell of sewerage lingered in the bathroom). The staff were all incredibly friendly and helpful, and I was impressed with their handle of English (and several other languages).… More

Ha Long Bay itself was a bit of a dissapointment, but the few parts that we managed to see through the ever-present fog and water polution were pretty amazing.


Mr.Tom Huang

Corona, United States

30 September, 2013

Staff were very friendly and helpful


Ms. Amanda St Clair

Dampier , Australia

8 June, 2013

very luxurious high end trip, a must,

however would go at a warmer time - quite cold in April.…………………….


Ms. Eileen Thum

Singapore, Singapore

13 May, 2013

Clean room, great service, friendly & helpful staff, fun itinerary,………………………….New ship, great service

Our pickup from Hanoi hotel was delayed almost one hour !!………………………….


Ms. Kyra Bowling

San Francisco , United States

30 March, 2013

Thank you again so much for all of your kind assistance with our Auco cruise arrangements. We are disappointed the bad weather caused the cruise to end early but you and Auco cruise were are very helpful in resolving that as best possible with the partial refund of our money and finding us a last minute… More

A little bit disappointed the bad weather


Mr. Michael Soud

Sydney , Australia

15 March, 2013

the staff on the cruise were brilliant. The food (and the chef) was absolutely sensational each and every meal. The activities were enjoyable and informative. There are too many positive reviews to say about this boat.Otherwise the service was brilliant and of a very high quality

we found that the cruise was less about Halong Bay than it is about the cruise experience itself.
It would have been a full 10/10 had the staff pointed out the famous outcrops that mark Halong Bay such as the Fighting Cocks.

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