Pelican Cruise Halong Bay

Pelican Cruise Halong Bay

Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf, Halong City, Vietnam

Pelican Cruise - A New Cruising Art in Halong Bay.

Constituted by upholstered steel shell wooden, Pelican Cruise is a mi-range cruise with 22 cabins and various high quality facilities. Cruising with Pelican, you will not only enjoy the journey on board but also have unique chances to join the bay’s interesting off-board activities such as kayaking or taking rowing boat around caves and beach, walking inside amazing caves and capturing great photos of your journey. With modern and advanced facilities, interesting activities, friendly crew, the cruise promises to bring you the most unforgettable and pleasure experiences.

Launched in:2012
Number of cabin:22
Cruise Type:Metal Boat

Why choose Pelican Cruise?

Wide view to the bay with huge windows

Classic itinerary on Halong Bay

Wooden boat of high quality services

Cabin & Rates

Cabin 1
Deluxe Ocean View

Deluxe Ocean View

17.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Suite Ocean View

Suite Ocean View

17.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Royal Suite

Royal Suite

30.0 m2
Private Balcony
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Family Deluxe

Family Deluxe

34.0 m2
  • Free cancellation
  • All board - meals included
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Important Information

Price Includes

  • Welcome Drink
  • Entrance & Sightseeing Fees
  • In-house English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Luxury Cabins & Suites with A/C
  • Luxury en-suite Bathroom
  • All meals on board
  • Sunrise Tai Chi Class
  • Insurance on board
  • Taxes and Service Charges

Cancellation by Customer

  • More than 15 days prior to check-in: FREE of charge
  • From 15 to 3 days prior to check-in: 50% of total rates
  • Less than 72 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

  • 01 (one) child maximum per cabin and child reduction applicable only if sharing a cabin with maximum 02 (two) adults.
  • Free of charge for child under 5 years old, in parent’s room and using existing bedding.
  • 75% charge of adult price from 5 to 12 years old sharing parents’ room.
  • A child from 13 years old up will be considered adult.

Cruise Itineraries

Day 1: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 2: Halong - 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.

Services & Facilities


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

Departure Info

  • Shuttle Bus: Daily departure from Hanoi at 7:30 - 7:45 AM
  • 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: 16:30 PM
  • Guide: English Speaking Guide

Activities on Board

  • BBQ Dinner
  • Cooking classes
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Spa & Massage
  • Swimming
  • Tai Chi

Activities on Request

  • Birthday / Wedding anniversary/ Honeymoon
  • Steam/Sauna
  • Traditional or modern live music
  • Wedding ceremony

Customer Reviews


Based on 62 reviews

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12 November, 2019

"The trip was great! "

The crew was excellent and very accommodative.

We did not experience any difficulty, and it was highly enjoyable.

I would have preferred fresh linen and towels on the second day of cruise (we had 3d/2n booking).

The bus on return journey from cruise was average, it could be better.


Mr.Michael Cicchi

United States

9 July, 2019

"Best service"

Mr Tony! Thank you so much our trip on halong was awesome and both vans and drivers were some of the best service we have received in Asia.

Thank You
Sabrina Cicchi


Ms.Ichika Clark


8 May, 2019

"Overall great trip & do highly recommend Pelican Tours"

Yes Ichika (my wife) and I had a great cruise with Pelican Tours.
Also, our overall Vietnam trip was very enjoyable. We really enjoyed Vietnam a lot.

 Comment regarding the schedule we received:
We had an event going to the beach at Xpm to Ypm but the small boat had already left about 10 min before… More


Ms.Kim Johnson

United Kingdom

18 April, 2019

"spacious and well organised"

Best way to see this amazing place. Boat spacious and well organised

Negative reviews: …waited a long time for the boat to be ready. Too many boats in Halong Bay and too much waste floating in the water. All the boats leave at the same time but if they were spaced apart the quality and crowdedness… More


Ms.Olivia Dunne


12 April, 2019

"Fantastic experience!"

(+) Positive reviews: Food was amazing, cabin was really comfortable and clean, activities such as cave and hikes were fun and had great views.

(- ) Negative reviews: Safety deposit box didn’t work, would have been nice to have more time to ourselves between activities. More music! There was only about 4 songs played at happy hour.


Mr.Leong chong weng


6 March, 2019

"Good Cruise!"

(+) Positive reviews: very nice scenery . The cave experience is good
(- ) Negative reviews: activity not very interesting specially no catch in fishing.




4 January, 2019

"Incredible trip"

It was a very nice experience; the cruise crew was very kind and polite, even though they couldn’t speak English very well. The activities were extremely fun and the food was incredible. They also kept us very busy so we didn’t waste time or felt we spend time doing nothing.


Mr.Omkar Kanase


4 January, 2019

"Ha Long Bay - Pelican Cruise"

Vietnam visit in Decemeber 2018 was one of the best year ends we could have had. With a lot of culture (& food) to take in - from the walks in Hanoi old-quarters, Cruise in magnificent Halong Bay, to long beach stretch of Da Nang and historic & mesmarising Hoi-An!

The high-light was certainly the Ha… More


Ms.Aleksandra Ostojic


12 December, 2017

"Very helpful "

We found your support very helpful for the preparations for our trip. We would definitely recommend BestPrice Travel to our friends and family visiting Vietnam! Thanks for all your help!




11 December, 2017

Amazing service

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Based on 1946 reviews

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  • Solo travellers0
  • Family with children0
  • Groups of friends0
  • Young couples0


Melbourne, Australia

4 September, 2019

"The 2 Night cruise that cancels to 1 night"

When you book and Carefully choose a cruise and debate over which one to book with it’s very disappointing when you arrive for a 2 night cruise and are told that’s not possible, it’s only 1 night. You can do 2 nights but it’s the same itinerary as the first day. No notice until you arrive to… More



Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

1 September, 2019

"Weekend with friends"

Absolutely great weekend with Pelican cruises.
Great team who really looked after us. We had a blast from start to finish.
Food is totally amazing and plentiful, with great choices. Seafood, fresh as can be.
The weather was not the best, however, we hit lucky and it didn’t stop any of the activities.… More




26 August, 2019

"Memorable trip - met high expectations"

We had been so excited about this tour and it did not disappoint. Sure there are lots of boats and people around but the scenery is stunning and absolutely unique. We are a family of 5 so had two rooms - both were very clean, with nice bathrooms and huge opening windows to look out of. Meals were generous… More




25 August, 2019

"Relaxing overnight cruise"

We’re very happy with our choice of cruise company. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the boat itself was clean and spacious. The bed was comfy and the shower was great. The food was great (except for the steak) and there was so much of it. We visited the pearl farm and went kayaking. Tip top island and the secret cave had great views!



San Francisco, California

23 August, 2019

"Pretty scenery"

Would like to start by sharing that I am not much of a cruise guy, but was told this would be the best and only way to see Halong Bay. So part of my experience had nothing to do with Pelican, but rather being on a boat. In saying that, there’s definitely room for improvement on Pelican’s side.




19 August, 2019

"Fabulous experience"

Very nice cruise along the Ha Long Bay! Good services, nice staff and wonderful room! This experience was magic and unforgettable




17 August, 2019

"Pelican cruise is good"

We were all enjoy on this trip. Staff are very kind. The foods are yummy. I'd like to share with my friends.

Amanda M

Amanda M

Edmonton, Canada

10 August, 2019

"2night Azalea cruise"

We were so glad that we booked two nights on this fantastic boat. The itinerary was packed with opportunities to kayak, cave, bike, swim, squid fish, and do tai chi. When we weren't busy exploring the archipelago, we were eating fantastic food on the boat. The accommodations were wonderful (we recommend… More



Kochi (Cochin), India

10 August, 2019

"Very interesting cruise"

My travel agent had booked this overnight cruise with Pelican, and since we belong to a state where house boat tourism is very common, we didnt find it fancy enough, when we saw the cruise vessel.. It is definitely bigger than what we have here in Kerala, and only after we boarded, did we understand… More

Ng S

Ng S


21 June, 2019

"Pelican cruise"

Experience of the cruise is amazing, staff are very nice and the foods are very good. Hien is quite helpful. I book around 140usd per person and highly recommended for budget cruise.

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Questions & Answers

I would like to book the following cruise for a party of 6 with 3 rooms , i have fews question: 1. have looked at the Itinerary and realize the return time to Hanoi is 12-3pm. We have a flight to catch, schedule for 05.55pm. Can you please provide us the price of transportation to airport? And do you think our time will be tight? 2. We are going to pay the deposit by Visa card. In case of cancellation, will the money refund direct back to my visa? 3. Can I make changes to dates after I have pay deposit? 4.Do you guys offer free Vietnam visa (single entry)?
Response from BestPrice Travel
Dear Dabey, Thanks for interested in booking cruise with us. For your question please see my answer below: 1. The time transfer from cruise to airport is 3.5 hours, to save time and arrive airport for flight you should book a private car. So you can be airport about 14:30 PM. It is enough time i think. 2. Base on our cancelation policy if you cancel 15 days before arrival date, we will offer FREE of charge, all cancelation fees will return to your card. 3. Yes you can change date after deposit if the cruise still have available. 4. We offer Vietnam Visa approval letter for single entry 1 month. Regards, BestPrice
Are activities such as kayaking and rowing included in the packaged price, or will these incur extra charges?
Response from BestPrice Travel
Hi When booking the Pelican Cruise, we can offer you kayaking ( or bamboo boat) free for you Please advise number people in your group, and the departure date, I can send you the quotation Cheers
what is the child policy? will they provide all meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner) for all including child. is it set menu or we have potions to chose items?
Response from BestPrice Travel
Hi thank you so much for your question, I am pleased to inform you the following information: - The meal on board is included ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) for all adults and children. Infant will eat with their parents - The meal will be the Buffet for lunch and breakfast, and set menu for the dinner - Below is the children policy 01 (one) child maximum per cabin and child reduction applicable only if sharing a cabin with maximum 02 (two) adults. Free of charge for child under 5 years old, in parent’s room and using existing bedding. 75% charge of adult price from 5 to 12 years old sharing parents’ room. A child from 13 years old up will be considered adult.
Shirley Lau
For Family Deluxe room which can fit 4 persons, is it 2 conneted cabin? How many beds for famuly deluxe? pick up and transfer back from/to hanoi old quarter area is free of charge right?
Response from BestPrice Travel
Dear Shirley Lau, Our Family Deluxe is connecting room so it can fit 4 person. We have options 1 double + 2 single bed or 2 double bed. Pick up from/ to Hanoi is not included cabin price yet. you can see it on the next booking step (25 USD/person). Regards, BestPrice
Hi, would Deluxe Ocean View and Suite Ocean View room be fine to accommodate 3 adults?
Response from BestPrice Travel
HI We can arrange the extra mattress in the Deluxe Ocean View and Suite Ocean View for 03 adultls Please advise: Departure date and Duration of the trip ( 2 days or 3 days), then we can check the rate and availability for you Cheers
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