Halong Bay Luxury Boat Charters

We charter only a handful of boats out of the hundreds on Halong that private the absolute highest quality for private Halong Bay cruises or semi-private cruises (shared cruise). These wooden cruisers (often called "junks") are not the old junks of decades past, nor sleek fiberglass yachts on the nearby Gulf of Thailand. However, they are well-maintained, safe, elegant, with a superb service. In addition to the crew, depending on arrangements, you may be accompanied by an experienced guide from our Hanoi office to ensure your cruise is perfect and to provide escort by kayak.

Private luxury cruise ship on Halong Bay

Larger cruise boats the bay are constructed entirely of wood can be crowded and noisy. Instead, choose from the newer handful of boats that are launched each season (often new models replacing some of the same charter service boats below). Most charters ply a set crowded route through the bay close to Halong Port, while of our private charters head further out into more tranquil and scenic stretches of the bay while offer kayaking and delicious dining with an array of Vietnamese, seafood and Western dishes (dietary requirements can be arranged, including vegetarian, as well as special occasions celebrations, such as birthdays or anniversaries).

Couple kayaking on Halong Bay

These are example of previous season's charters, for reference, though as mentioned above, we do charter newer or higher quality boats each season that may not be listed here. Contact us for specific details and a quote.

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The Violet offers the perfect mix in traditional elegance and modern comfort. Elegant decoration and interior design. The boat features a boutique dinning room, removable bar, spacious sundeck, library, lounge, spa and gym. There are six individual cabins offering elegant Indochina 1930’s decor. The Violet Suite is 43 sqm and deluxe rooms are 36 sqm.

Ideal for: This boat is a perfect choice for families with kids, who look for the best charter to share with other travelers on bay.

Luxury suite on Halong Bay Paradise Junk

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Heritage Cruises

Halong Bay's first "boutique" style cruise ships launched in late 2019. A bigger 20-cabin, 4-deck ship of higher quality than the other large cruise ships on Halong Bay. Mothballed during the pandemic, the Heritage remains in new condition. A few suites offer the most spacious cabins on the bay with private balconies and can be adjoined for families. Noteworthy for fine art throughout the ship and within cabins. The ship offers private dining for honeymooners or others seeking tranquility and boasts a "wine cellar."

Aerial image of Heritage Cruises boat on Halong Bay

Ideal for: Travelers looking for a more budget and social cruise of high quality.


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Paradise Privilege

Paradise Privilege offers a sumptuous cruise, with unique design employing the finest natural materials—precious dark wood, creamy silks, crispy white linens, sea-blue taffeta, fine textured marble, delicate china, and silver accessories. On the top-deck of the 30-meter Paradise Privilege, you can laze in the sun, surrounded by the stunning setting of the bay as well as enjoy a barbecue prepared before you on your sublime "mother ship".

Designed to accommodate 6-8 people in two deluxe cabins (16 sqm) and one master suite (28 sqm), the Paradise Privilege also features a fully-equipped modern kitchen, with a lavish dining-room.

Our Paradise favorite: on board services include a private butler.

Ideal for: Luxury rooms and amenities, formal service. Ideal for small family with older children or a couples seeking a luxury experience on a shared boat.

Paradise Privilage Halong Bay Cruise ship

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The Valentines are a pair of 27-meter cruisers, of two and five cabins, launched in 2010. Once the finest boats on the bay. There cabins are spacious, full size rooms of 19 sqm for deluxe cabins and 30 square meters for the suite, and all the cabins feature en-suite bathrooms, which not only contain a large shower with rainfall and handheld massage showers, but a full bath with Jacuzzi as well.

Dining room offers a comfortable and romantic setting, with large panoramic windows from which to take in the beauty of spectacular surrounding scenery while enjoying the best meals ever with flavor of Vietnamese food combined with various kinds of wine. The Valentine is perfect for those seeking a more exclusive and intimate experience voyage.

Ideal for: Families with active kid & friends or honeymooners who prefer personal services on the bay.

Valentine Luxury cruise ship in Halong Bay

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Bhaya Legend

With eight vessels sailing beneath the Bhaya Legend flag, you have freedom of choice for your dream chartered cruise in Halong bay. A luxury outfit made to treat its guests like royalty, each Bhaya Legend vessel varies from one to four cabins each accommodating 2 passengers, an exclusivity amounting to the true meaning of luxury cruising. Bhaya Legend cruises follow a unique route through the bay, and with personalized services assures your ultimate privacy. Your overnight cruise includes free-flow soft drinks, coffee and tea, as well as sumptuous morning, midday and evening meals. Bhaya Legend vessels are ideal for those looking for a perfectly exclusive experience of the World Heritage Listed 'Bay of Descending Dragons'.

Ideal for: Couple with children of all ages, luxury cabins, formal services.

Bhaya Legend cruise ship on Halong Bay


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Emperor Cruises

A 10-cabin all suite room mid-size 3-deck cruise ship launched in 2017 as Halong Bay's first 5-star boat. Maximum guest size of 30 enjoy private balconies and ocean views from all suite rooms. Polished wooden floors and elegant details mark this "royal" ship's plush cabins, marble bathrooms, with butler service. A dedicated spa and sauna for a relaxing voyage.

Halong Bay Emperor Cruises Kng Suite room

Ideal for: travelers looking for a mid-size ship with the utmost luxury experience.


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Princess - Prince - Red Dragon

Whether you are traveling alone or with your partners, these three boats of Indochina Junk’s "Royal family" of boats are suitable for any group size at a budget cost. While Princess- the first one cabin boat on bay is perfect for romantic getaway, honeymooners; Prince & Red Dragon with two to five cabins are fitting for for couples, families and friends.

Through your journey with Indochina Junk you will be surrounded by traditional handmade artisan woodwork. Whether you are relaxing in the comfort of your own cabin, lounging on the spacious sun deck, or dinning in the cozy restaurant, service is always attentive.

Ideal for: Couples with no children or single family of four to five with top-notch service.

Halong Bay Princess cruise ship

More about our Halong Bay tours

Introduction to Halong Bay

Halong Bay Private Tours

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INDOCHINA Travel Company

San Francisco California
Phone: (415) 418-6800