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Castaway Island

Address: Ha Long Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam
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Ranked #5 of 5 Attractions in Halong Bay
Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Apparently it was the current tour guides final tour. What an absolute embarrassment to the human race. We are a group of 6 fun party girls but we were disgusted by the behaviour that we saw. The tour guides were there simply to get with girls rather then facilitate the rest of us having an epic time. It is such... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Like any party, it's best with a good group of people. We had a fairly cliquey bunch so I'd say my experience was somewhat hit/miss. Like the other reviewers say, it is very much a frat party equivalent. The 'guides' just lead you through a series of rules (which encourage/force you to drink) and then you play drinking games most... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is absolutely MY fault for not researching this tour better. This tour is amazing for people looking to party, which I was not . This was basically a frat party on steroids. Majority of the people there are either straight out of high school or still in college. There were 18 year olds in my cabin !!! Everything revolves... More 

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Wurzburg, Germany
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The best place to spent your time in Vietnam. Organised for people who like to party on the beach, eat good food, just have a good time spending with amazing people.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Booked the tour since I got a lot of recommendations, and it was worth it! Allright, it is a lot of drinking and partying, but me and a couple of friends had a great time! If you are a young backpacker you should just book it, travelling together or solo, it does not matter. You meet a lot of people... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My boyfriend and I went on the 3 day/ 2 night Castaways Island trip in Vietnam in July 2014, through the Vietnam Backpackers Hostel. We didn't know what to expect as the trip was very expensive compared to other packages but we were convinced by other travellers that it was worth the money. The people who ran the trip made... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place I will never forget! There are the good the bad and the ugly with everywhere you go and certainly this place has them. Me and my boyfriend went, if you are an outgoing couple that like socialising and having a party it's the place for you, you will be surrounded by singles but if you like meeting people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I left for the Castaway tour on the 30th of November and I can say that I had a very good time there. I see a lot of bad reviews with people criticizing the booze cruise, buffet, etc... The problem is, I think these people haven't had the intelligence to see what this tour is all about. The booze cruise... More 

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Brooklyn, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

You could be stuck on an island with 80% guys or 80% women. Worst part is its incredibly expensive for what you get. Food is HORRIBLE. What you would imagine for prison or american school lunch and its the same thing everyday. Isolated island so no options for anything but to buy ramen noodles from their bar. "Booze Cruise" wasnt... More 

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Niigata Prefecture, Japan
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We don't book this tour from hostel. We stayed in Blue Lotus Hotel , 60 Au Trieu street and the helpful reception there book tour for us. The price is so good and exellent quality also, we played sport on the beach, rock climbing, party overnight and sleep well in lovely bungalow. Highly recommend Ms. Boo and the hotel for... More 

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