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Blue Swimmer Adventures Day Tours

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Address: BenBeo pier | Branch Office: No 229, 1/4 Str, Cat Ba town, Cat Ba, Vietnam
Phone Number: +84 (0) 915 063 737
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Ha Long Bay without crowds and pollution

The staff at blue swimmer were organized, professional and prepared. I was able to book a 2-day 1-night tour 4 days before the trip departed. They answered my email and gave clear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Shannon M
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff at blue swimmer were organized, professional and prepared. I was able to book a 2-day 1-night tour 4 days before the trip departed. They answered my email and gave clear instructions regarding transportation and payment. Thang, our guide, was relaxed, friendly, and was able to answer my questions regarding the culture, geology and ecology of the area. I... More 

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London
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78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The entire time we were in Cat Ba it was cold and rainy, apparently it was the coldest it's been for 40 years; I definitely don't recommend going in January. However what I can recommend is a kayak tour with Blue Swimmer adventures. Kayaking really is the only way to see Cat Ba, it allows you to explore parts of... More 

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Amsterdam
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although we did not book a tour with him in the end, the owner was the nicest guy ever. He helped us greatly with advice, even after the moment he knew we were not going to book a tour with him.

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Thank MaJo H
Toronto
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would have rated this tour company lower, had it not been for the many horror stories we heard about other companies/boats in this area. We heard a lot of stories about dirty conditions, old boats, rats, etc. and are happy to report that this was not our experience. We spent one night on the floating fish farm (very basic... More 

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Verona, Italy
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we planned a 2 days tour with mr Henry: pick up from our resort with a private junk that could host 30 people (and we were only 2!!!), they took us to the kayak area (specific quite place for kayak), and then served amazing lunch with lots of food on board. Then we headed to Viet Hai village in Cat... More 

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Guangzhou
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49 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Other than regular boat trips around Halong Bay, this small agency offered me a 3 day 2 night personalized trip of Kayaking, Biking and hiking. The best memory of it is the seclusion when we paddled into a lagoon. It was like descending from heaven, in the middle of nowhere. The cliff around echoed my voice as if it was... More 

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Copper Mountain, Colorado
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've never given a one star review before, but this place so deserves it. We did one of their two night journeys, one night homestay and the other on a "fishing junk." In this case, it really was junk. None of the lights in either of the two below-deck cabins worked, nor did the lights or the water in the... More 

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

Dear All, Please note that the review above is not for us as it mentions nothing about Blue Swimmer Adventures and I believe it's on wrong localtion.We had never to organized a boat trip for client with the name is JR M form Chicago in October of 2015 and we really do not know him. Moreover, I did also contact... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a 1-day kayak tour with Blue Swimmers. They were prompt to pick us up from the hotel. Our guide, Bing, was very helpful, knowledgeable, and amicable. I felt our trip was catered to our desires/skill. Their commitment to reaponsible tourism and their professional execution of the trip designates BSA as the top tour company in Cat Ba. Thanks... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in the overnight junk and kayak tour. It was much more than we wanted to spend after researching tours for hours, however it was pretty worth it. The one thing that was a bit disappointing was that we were told it we would return around 5pm the next day but we came back at 12pm instead. We got... More 

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Vancouver
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26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in Catba for 4 nights. In hindsight, I would recommend you consider a 2-3 night cruise and highly recommend you do it with these guys! Mr. "Henry" was awesome and so easy to work with. The boat crew were friendly and prepared an amazing meal for an entire family but was just for the two of us! Ming... More 

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