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“A great boat trip and smooth transfer thanks to Mr. Tung” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cat Ba Ventures

Cat Ba Ventures
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
guangzhou
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“A great boat trip and smooth transfer thanks to Mr. Tung”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

I could only recomend Cat ba Ventures. The owner is really helpful, I organised our trip by emails and he was always quick with responses. I had my worries by sending the deposit via bank transfer, as you never know But everything was as he said. His driver picked us up from Hanoi, took as to Cat ba via the ferry, where we payed the rest. Than we went to the hotel he booked for us, and 2 days later his people picked us up for our boat trip which was organised by his company. We had an amazing time on the boat which was just for the 2 of us. The staff on the boat was really nice, we went where we wanted, and when I got ill they were really caring. The boat was fine, nothing fancy but it was all ours which was just great.
If you want a yalong bay trip without the turist thong and the huge boats I suggest to use this company.

Visited September 2012
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“Cat Ba Island - a little paradise,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

After a 14 day tour from Bangkok to Hanoi we needed somewhere to relax for 7 nights. We found the perfect location. Cat Ba Town on has almost everything for 7 days idling away ones time. The jewel came in a day boat tour of Lan Ha Bay with Catbaventuresrun by Mr Tung. We loved it so much we went twice. A good team of boatman, his wife who cooked an excellent lunch, the guide all overseen by Mr Tung. His wife runs the Thu Ha Hotel and her food at reasonable prices is memorable.

Visited November 2012
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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“Such a great trip even under a typhoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

So ok the site is amazing, one of the most beautiful site on Earth... We went to Halong bay at the end of october. We were 2 families with kids and we hired Cat Ba Ventures so like that we had a boat just for ourself and it was the best thing to do. First because you can do almost whatever you want... you want to stop swimming kayaking you can.... that such a huge plus :-) Yes the boat is not a luxury one but we knew it before and signed it for that... and anyway having a luxury boat around people who live there all the year around it is kind of provocative...
We started our trip with beautiful weather but after 2 days we got a storm... ok a typhoon... we decided to have some activities on the ground instead of staying inside of the boat with 4 kids !! In less than 1 hour Cat Ba Venture find us something to do and changed all the program. The weather was very bad and it was starting to be unsafe in the boat anyway. So we went on Viet Hai Island and stayed there for our last night. The typhoon went through the island of Cat Ba but we realized what happened the next day... when we were safe in bungalows at Whisper the nature resort.
Our guide was amazing, very kind and so helpful...great with our kids...
I recommend Cat Ba Venture at 100% if you don't need a luxury trip just enjoy the Halong Bay.
Also the cooker is awesome... we ate a lot... too much it was so delicious :-)

Visited October 2012
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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“One of our Vietnam highlights”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

We booked the $28 one day cruise of Ha Long Bay with Cat Ba Adventures. It is off season at the moment so we were very fortunate that there was only six other people on the boat and we had amazing weather blue skies all day. Our guide was great, spoke good english and was friendly. The 28$ included an 8am - 5pm cruise with free water and an amazing seafood lunch. We visited a cave quite high up so we got a really good view of Ha Long Bay. The cruise through the islands was so relaxing and peaceful. The best part was kayaking for about an hour through lagoons and caves in Ha Long. There was also swimming and snorkelling at a beach on the return journey.

Visited November 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Swimming and kayaking on amazing Ha Long Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Three of us hired the Dolphin boat and had a fantastic time on Ha Long bay. The scenery was absolutely stunning and we had two sunny days so the swimming was very good in secluded bays surrounded by the amazing scenery. We kayaked to the caves and beaches. The food was excellent and very delicious and there was lots of it. Our English guide Victor was informative and always helpful. They organised the car pick up to and from Hanoi which was easy and they were always on time.

Visited October 2012
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