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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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Great kayaking day!

We did a one-day kayaking trip with Blue Swimmer mid-october 2013 and we really had a good time. We started kayaking from Cat Ba pier (Beo) and were brought back at the end of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2013
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Arlon
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Kuta
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

Arlon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We did a one-day kayaking trip with Blue Swimmer mid-october 2013 and we really had a good time. We started kayaking from Cat Ba pier (Beo) and were brought back at the end of the day on a small wooden boat. Min, our guide, was really nice and the lunch at Nam Cat resort was plentiful and excellent ! The... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Being overwhelmed by CatBa we rode to Beo Bay and found Blueswimmer Adventures. Henry the manager was extremely polite and helpful. He arranged a day trip for us that included our own guide, chef and skipper on a traditional fishing junk. We travelled through Lan Ha bay to Halong bay were we swam and kayaked through caves etc, to return... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

We paid 43$ each to kayak all day with a guide and have a seafood lunch at their base camp. No drinks included. No snorkelling. No boat ride available if you hate the idea of getting back in a kayak because it hurts from doing it for so long. We wanted a combination kayak/sailing day but ended up with a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We were quite nervous about a trip to Halong Bay and picked Blue Swimmer as they seemed to offer a personal service with emphasis on getting off the beaten track and being active. The whole trip exceeded our expectations. The group ended up being just us, a family of four, spending a night on a very well kitted-out two-room junk... More 

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