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Blue Swimmer Adventures Day Tours

BenBeo pier | Branch Office: No 229, 1/4 Str, Cat Ba town, Cat Ba, Vietnam
+84 (0) 915 063 737
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Cat Ba
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We used Blue Swimmer for a days boating and kayaking in and around Cat Ba Island. Having seen them recommended in the guidebook, we stumbled across them whilst having a wander and promptly booked a trip for the next day. Although more expensive than many trips advertised on the island, we had a tailor made experience and thoroughly enjoyed the... More

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Kuta
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Kayaks in better conditions than the other guys. Cheap, reliable and would recommend. Nice looking trek bikes too but didn't get a chance to go biking.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Absolutely brilliant trip! Cost a little more than other trips (USD 55) but absolutely worth it. Ended up only 5 people on the entire boat! Kayaks in good condition. Excellent guide. Highly highly recommend.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Well organised tour(3d2n kayak cycle hike) with a very well informed guide Minh, who would go out of his way to help. The only downside was the accomodation houses large groups of backpackers and as a couple we wanted to relax instead. Pretty minor negative in a brilliant three days!

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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

When looking at the website, me and my girlfriend were very enthousiastic about this company. The reality is a bit different though. We went here to rent mountainbikes so that we could bike by ourselves. Negative points: 1. Price was 15 dollars, the website says 12. When I referred to the website, the guy told us the website hasn't been... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

I thought this operator was good. We were picked up from our bus and greeted by the owner who was very friendly. The boat and the food were not fancy but I thought they were both perfectly fine. The young cook put a lot into his cooking and it showed. I like that Blue Swimmer is environmentally conscious because the... More

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Port Hope, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Everything about the 3night, 4 day stay we booked with Blue Swimmer appealed to our group of 6 retired people. We enjoyed a variety of activities: hiking, kayaking, cruising, swimming, cycling. Our guide was very responsive to our changing needs, e.g. we abandoned the hill climb when it proved too challenging and instead he took us through an abandoned Chinese... More

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We booked the BSA 001 - 2 Days - 1 Night: Junk - Kayak - Cave Discovery - Bike - Hike. It was a very nice semi private trip that started with a boat ride with fantastic views of the natural beauty of Lan Ha Bay. Although their website says Blue Swimmer Sailing, we didn't do any sailing, which was... More

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Durango, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I paid 3 times as much as another outfitter for a 3 days-2 night kayaking cruise in Cat Ba because that company had been recommended! I was so disappointed... 1) First they have you take public transport from Hanoi (taxi-bus-boat-bus) - and you pay out of pocket for it!- while other much cheaper tours have a minibus pick you at... More

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Kennyguide, Manager at Blue Swimmer Adventures Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Florence, Thank you for spending time writing this review to us. I, Henry - the general manager of Blue Swimmer Adventure, am hereby using this opportunity to respond to you and address some of the points you have raised. Firstly, I think it is rather unfair to compare our prices with others merely on the raw figures. We do... More

San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I had intermittent email correspondence in October 2013 regarding my trip in November. While they were never very quick to answer, we at least got the details of my 3d/2n trip set up, and I paid my $150 deposit using a bank transfer. Then, 2 weeks before my trip, my deposit was unexpectedly returned by Western Union. Blue Swimmer then... More

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Kennyguide, Manager at Blue Swimmer Adventures Day Tours, responded to this review

Dear Matt, Firstly, we would like to thank you for your contribution in helping us improving the quality of our service and operation. We would like to clarify that, the reason we were forced to cancel your booking was that the other party stopped responding to us; meanwhile, we were unable to find any person who could potentially share the... More

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