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Address: Ha Long Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Great party trip but very over priced considering the water and beach were very littered with polystyrene bits from the floating dock and neighbouring floating village. Lots of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Cliona R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great party trip but very over priced considering the water and beach were very littered with polystyrene bits from the floating dock and neighbouring floating village. Lots of plastic in the water, combination of natives, cruse boats and tourists. The water smells very bad, anything that got wet while at castaway was thrown away upon return to Hanoi because of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Let me start by saying Sam our tour rep was incredible in every way! She had so much energy and was full of life and love for our Castaway family. She also taught me important lesson of wearing the lifejacket as a diaper. I had been travelling solo around China for a couple of months and felt the need for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a limited amount of time in Vietnam and so we had considered opting out of the Castaway trip, I am so glad we didn't! We went with a great group of people and made lots of friends with the other guests and the tour guides. If you can, stay for the two nights, one night just isn't enough!... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I recently had the pleasure of traveling through Asia and while in Vietnam heard from many people along the way that this was the tour to do in Halong Bay. It did not disappoint, had an awesome time during the day using kayaks and enjoying the amazing scenery while at night was an awesome party. Shout out to the bet... More 

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Thank Alana R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best three days in Vietnam with a great group of people! Highlight was the cruise around the bay on the second day and returning to carry on the party! Shoutout to Aleisha for doing a great job entertaining the customers, although her skimming abilities need working on

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Thank George F
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Castaways crew were amazing. They not only ensured the trip to be uber fun, they also looked after our safety. Shout out to the best crew, Lloyd, Sam, and George! Thanks much you guys 😃

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Thank Chaiful
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are going to do a Halong Bay tour you should definitely do castaways. We have been travelling for three months and it was 100% up there with one of the best things we have done. Even though it is expensive it is worth every penny, the food and accommodation are good, the watersports are so much fun and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and a friend signed up for castaway island tour a few days before arrival in Vietnam. When we arrived we were told that we were not on the tour for the day we had booked. This was a bit annoying but as we had no definite plans we decided to wait an extra day and do the tour. It... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't book the tour to Castaway Island, but stopped there with our rented kayak. We wanted to eat and drink something, but that turned out to be not that easy. The younger guys at the bar were really friendly, but their boss (?) wasn't. We paid 20.000 for a soft drink and asked, if it would be possible to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The island is breathtakingly beautiful. This was one of the best party experiences I've had while traveling. Make sure you are prepared to drink for two days straight and dance your butt off. Spend some time with the tour guides-some of the most fun and absolutely ridiculous humans I've had the pleasure of meeting. Get on Sam or Greg's boat... More 

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