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Cat Ba Ventures

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Address: 223, 1-4 Street, Cat Ba 3500, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84912467016
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This whole place Cat ba and Halong requires better management. As it is probably a very few making a lot of money here. Which along with the volumes of rubbish throughout... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This whole place Cat ba and Halong requires better management. As it is probably a very few making a lot of money here. Which along with the volumes of rubbish throughout seriously tarnishes the experience. The workers tour guides boat drivers F&B would be paid very little! Clean up Australia day should be expanded to a global initiative starting with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We booked a day tour to Lan Ha and Ha Long Bay and are so glad we picked Cat Ba  Ventures. It was a brilliantly organised day - from the minute the mini van picked us up from their office until the time the boat docked back at the pier. We enjoyed stunning scenery, awesome kayaking, loads of swimming and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Bad: The guide was a bit odd to be honest and I found his judgement to be a little off. We got two person kayaks (poor condition with bad cracks in them, some missing the front end) and headed straight into a cave with a warning saying 'Danger: Stay Out' and as we entered several guides from other boats... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We did the 2 day, one night cruise, and really enjoyed it. The boat was good, the food was delicious, our guide excellent and fun, and despite the bad weather we had we got to see a lot. Our favourites were some lagoons only accessible by kayaking through caves. We also got to try squid fishing at night, jump off... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We loved the trip! 8am-5pm, US$29 pp. Park entrance fee & lunch included. The boat is big and slow so you can really lay down in the upper deck and enjoy the view. Kayaking is fun and in a good place. Beware that if you haven't done kayaking before it may be a little challenging! Make sure you tell the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Nice tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave historic and geologic information about the area. We were able to kayak for a couple of hours through some caves to hidden lagoons and other spots. The meal we were served a mid-day was enormous. We had a wide variety of traditional foods to choose from and they were all delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Highly recommended tour! Everything went smooth, communication was very easy through email, information about transport to get there was detailed, our guide spoke fantastic English and was a lovely person, well informed and always answered all our questions about Cat Ba and Vietnam. Food was really good and plentiful, activities and quiet time were perfectly balanced. All in all an... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

I booked with them a day cruise. They were also selling bus tickets to Hanoi and had a price list for the Huang Long bus company( the red busses) and another cheaper one Hadeco. They said me that Hadeco was cheaper and better but as I used Huang Long before I knew they had larger and more comfortable busses. So... More 

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MrTung, Owner at Cat Ba Ventures, responded to this review

Dear my lovely guest, Thank you for enjoying our boat trip to Ha Long Bay and let us know about the problem of Hoang Long bus company. We are very sad to know your problem. You know: We are only a agent of Hoang Long bus company and have no control over the behaviour of the staff of that company.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

read about cat ba ventures in my lonely planet guide. walked in to the office which is near the cat ba harbour in the morning and organised a tour of lan ha bay for that afternoon and also a bus and speedboat ticket back to hanoi! very quick and the lady was very professional and helpful to us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We did the Halong Bay day tour with our guide Hien. We had a perfect day. Hien is such a great guide and worked hard to make sure we all had a good day. We never felt rushed in any way. There were enough people that signed up that day that they sent out two boats. We were in a... More 

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