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Castaway Island

Ha Long Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Ranked #8 of 8 Attractions in Halong Bay
Type: Islands
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Halong Bay is amazing, but the boys running the show there seem to have lost sight of the beauty of the spot and are instead having a really good up-close look up their own bums. The first thing that happened was a dude with "three Harry Potter tattoos, get used to it" started yelling buffalo at me. I wasn't even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Although the trip is slightly more expensive than many others offered to ha long bay, my friend and I wouldnt have chosen anything else. The staff were fab (buying us plenty of drinks at the bar on the island), the boat had life jackets (always a bonus) and the showers on the boat were beaut, the island was fantastic and... More

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New York
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Cruise lied about most of the amenities: most of the ACs did not work, alcohol only free until 10pm and they shut off the music early so the staff could go to sleep. Also the staff was angry and nearly violent, with one having thrown a chair at a girl and yelling at everyone. With that said, the other people... More

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Milan, Italy
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Fake fake fake! The most awaful and ridiculus tour i have ever made. The cabins are small and dirty...air conditioning only after 10pm Not true that you have the formula all you can drink, as you have only beer and hot water. No soft drink, no cold water.. Only after dinner they give you Vodka and coke (nothing else). Music... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good fun but disappointed with the sombrero clearing distance on the boat, obviously a design fault which needs to be addressed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Rating this as "very good" isn't exactly true but it's much closer to that than to being "average". I'm quite surprised all other reviews are either unmitigated praise or generic hatred - on a basic level, the food was really very good, the accommodation on the boat very nice and not bad at all on the island whilst the activities... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This overpriced cruise was unenjoyable from start to finish. The food wasn't nice, no drinks were included, the sleeping arrangements were uncomfortable. Worst of all, all the western staff members running the tour, including the rock climbing belayers, were miserable: they were aggressive, rude, and made us feel like we were an annoyance the whole trip. Save some money and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I know they advertise it as a booze cruise and thats what a lot of people are looking for, i personally wanted a little culture also. Everyone on the boat was too busy drinking beer out of eachothers arsecracks to even notice when we were arriving into halong bay.. one of the natural wonders of the world.. the staff are... More

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Hue, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this tour after reading some of the reviews. There is a lot of drinking involved but you don't have to take part if you don't want to. We had to shotgun a beer when we first arrived on the boat but apart from that, a lot of the rules and games were for people who... More

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Phuket, Thailand
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I paid 220 usd for this tour...i wish i had stayed in the Hilton for this.I got picked up at the Hostel..took about 4 hours to get there then we got on the boat...it was the oldest boat i could see not even sure it is sea worthy...the tour is all about getting drunk...they sell only there beer on the... More

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