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Address: Ha Long Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam

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It's a party

They offer beach volley ball, swimming etc... You can just go for a walk on the beach if you want. This is the young people's party zone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Ted P
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Toronto, Canada
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Castaway definitely seems to have a reputation on here with mixed opinions, however, I think the entire trip is really what you make of it. I had an amazing time, met some amazing people and generally cannot fault the whole experience. It has a party vibe, for sure, but there were also various people chilling out and just relaxing as... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

They offer beach volley ball, swimming etc... You can just go for a walk on the beach if you want. This is the young people's party zone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was amazing. Go and party hard and explore beautiful halong bay. We had an epic group of people and I highly recommend doing this for your birthday. You will not have to pay for drinks at all. Huge shout out to Chelsea for keeping it rowdy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had such an amazing time at castaway! Great place to meet new people, Chelsea was a great guide for it! Definitely recommend this to anyone heading to Vietnam, you will not regret it!

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Cork, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

As I said in the title this trip is completely overpriced and pretty crap.Claim to be a party cruise and to be wild but when the "cruise boat" only have crappy speakers and need a guest to plug in their ipod you wonder where the money is going. For some reason they go through Cat Ba island instead of Halong... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

From the get go: this is a party island. If you are looking for a laid back trip then you should not book this trip. The transfer was smooth and without a needless stopover at the 'victims of agent orange' place that all the other tours visit. As the boat approached the island I was blown away by its beauty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This tour doesn't pretend to be anything it is not.. If you want to play drinking games and party then book! Read some reviews about girls being forced to kiss guys.. This is not the case at all, if you don't wanna kiss a guy probably just don't?! Anyway just wanted to review Mitch.. Absolutely cracking tour guide, knows his... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

First off I want to say that Ha long bay is one on the most beautiful places in the world I have ever been too, and although all of the activities I was told were free while booking the trip were not free (except kayaking) I had an awesome day and a half on the castaway tour (when told it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I visited this island while kayaking past and thought I'd stop for a break. I saw there were all these backpackers at the table and so I bought a sprite and when I paid 20,000 dong for it the guy (obviously the manager) said "you stay five minutes then you go!". The was clearly rude and whilst I didn't stay,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I agree castaways is about getting drunk but that's the best way to make friends! I think it was worth every penny, I had the most hilarious 2 days. Yeah the accommodation isn't the best but the whole point is that you're on castaways! Our guides Mickey and Kyle were awesome and I can honestly say I've made friends for... More 

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