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Address: Ha Long Bay, Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Boozy fun

As has been mentioned several times below, if you don't like a drink then this is not the tour for you. That said, we were a little apprehensive before going as we had already... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy A
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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You need to know what you are signing up for before going on this trip to really enjoy it! Don't sign up thinking it will be a luxurious cruise through Halong Bay... It's three days of drinking mixed in with some awesome activities and even MORE awesome people! You go tubing, go on a 5/6 hour booze cruise (which includes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Couldnt recommend the vietnam backpacker castaway trip more! Me and my boyfriend are visiting from new zealand and wanted to see halong bay but have a few drinks too... we werent staying at VB but the staff were extremely helpful and friendly. The staff stored our bags while we were on the trip and new the area very well. Castaway... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As has been mentioned several times below, if you don't like a drink then this is not the tour for you. That said, we were a little apprehensive before going as we had already handed over a lot of money (the tour is $175 without any activities included) and were then told we would need another $50 worth of drinks... More 

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1 Thank Amy A
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My four friends and I had an amazing time on the Castaway Island Tour! The tour guide Greg definatly made it an experience to remember as he was super enthusiastic and ensured everyone on the tour was having a great time. All of us girls would highly reccomend this tour for anyone who loves to meet new people and have... More 

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1 Thank AshIzBritEmDanni
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was charged three times for one trip months ago! I was told they would sort it out with head office and have heard nothing since despite sever emails. Shocking company! This also happened to two other friends. AVOID!

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1 Thank Benedict E
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As many other people have noted, this trip is based on partying, so if that's not for you look elsewhere. If it is, look no further. Their private beach is a perfect backdrop for three days of fun. The cruise is definitely the highlight and really lets you get to know your fellow castaways. Thank you Hillary for showing us... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable in parts because at the end of the day we were a group of lads who enjoy a swish, however this tour didn't match up to the description mentioned on the website, and if you want to experience some history of halong/ anything apart from a booze up, don't go. There was kayaking, but it certainly didn't involve caves... More 

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1 Thank Rhys J
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing time on castaways! The views were absolutely mind blowing. Our favorite part of the trips was the boat cruise. We had a great time with our guide Mackenzie but we were very disappointed he wouldn't accept our drinks we bought for him. Our friends did this trip a year ago and the workers had a great party... More 

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1 Thank Job v
Dublin, Ireland
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Such a great few days. Expensive, yes. Especially when you add in the drinks etc. but you know what you're going to get. We had the most amazing bunch of people. Greg and Andrew were fantastic tour guides who went above and beyond. They did an unbelievable job of getting everyone to mix. Went as a couple (apparently the only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Basically the trip is based on drinking and partying. If that is what you're looking for to spend your days at Halong Bay, choose this tour! But personally I would have liked to see more of the beautiful scenery instead of being wasted all the time (which is fun as well, but which I can do all the time). Be... More 

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