Halong Oriental Sail

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2 days & rate (Rates are quoted per cabin in US dollar)

  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Deluxe cabin $132 $190 $132 $190

3 days & rate (Rates are quoted per cabin in US dollar)

  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Deluxe cabin $280 $380 $280 $380

 

Oriental Sails - Cruise for a lifetime Experience

Built in 2007 in ancient Vietnamese style, Oriental Sails features 16 deluxe cabins of traditional style combined with modern facilities and comfort. The junk boasts rattan & wooden furnishings, a multitude of windows for amazing views from the inside, and a panoramic sundeck allowing different activities with the beauty of Halong Bay as a backdrop.   

Brief Boat Specifications
Built: 2007
Design concept: Oriental style
Length: 33 metre (
or 108.27 feet) / Width: 8 metre (or 26.25 feet) / Height: 9 metre (or 29.53 feet)
Deck 1: 12 cabins and kitchen
Deck 2: 4 cabins with connecting doors + Bar and Restaurant
Sundeck: Tanning chairs, wooden bar
Cabins Facilities: Comfort bedding, Air-con
ditional, Private bath, Bar, and Rustic rattan furnishings
Generator: 4.500KVA
Cruising speed: 8 nautical knots per hour
Crew: 12 persons

Accomodation

Deluxe Cabin 16 per ship (all convertible into Double Bed)
Total number of Cabins: 16 cabins
Total Passenger Capacity: 32 persons

Cabin Ammenities

Individually controlled Air-Conditioning

Wardrobe

Hot and Cold Shower Complimentary

Bottled Water

Toilet

Slippers

Toiletries

Fire Extinguisher

Safety amenities: Life jacket, life humer, alarm system

 

 

The Cabins - Stylish romance at charm and comfort

Committed to offer guests both charm and comfort, Oriental Sails cabins offer a range of facilities and an elegant ambiance The cabins are designed and fitted international standards, featuring a rich wooden decor, with large windows from which to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay. The comfortable bedding with luxuriant linens ensures you a restful sleep in style. Cabin amenities: Air-conditioner, Mini – bar, Slippers, Bathroom amenities, Wardrobe, Private shower with hot water 

Accomodation
Deluxe Cabin 16 per ship (all convertible into Double Bed)
Total number of Cabins: 16 cabins
Total Passenger Capacity: 32 persons

Cabin Ammenities

Individually controlled Air-Conditioning

Wardrobe

Hot and Cold Shower Complimentary

Bottled Water

Toilet

Slippers

Toiletries

Fire Extinguisher

Safety amenities: Life jacket, life humer, alarm system

 

  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Deluxe cabin $132 $190 $132 $190

 

2 Days Escape to Legendary Halong Bay with Oriental Sails

The Halong Oriental Sails I boasts a total of 16 deluxe cabins (6 doubles and 10 twins) and Oriental sails II with 8 cabins (1 triple, 4 twins and 3 double); each air-conditioned with private ensuite, bar fridge, and rustic rattan furnishings.


Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Lunch/Dinner)

  • 08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Halong Bay
  • 12h00 – 12h30 Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing
  • 13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruise further along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Turtle Island …
  • 15h30 – 17h30 Visit Amazing Cave(Sung Sot Cave) and kayak along the hidden parts of the bay
  • 17h30 – 19h00 Go swimming, snap photos or just relax as the sun starts to set
  • 19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around.

Overnight on board.

Day 2: Halong Bay – Hanoi (Breakfast/Lunch)

  • 06h00 – 07h00 Start your day with swimming, exercise or photo hunt
  • 07h00 – 11h00 Have breakfast at sunrise. Cruise to Ba Hang Fishing Village, pass Dog Rock and Incense Burner, and then head back to the Harbor
  • Disembark Oriental Sails at around 11h00
  • 12h00 – 16h30 Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30

Included:

  • Meals as mentioned
  • Accommodation on board (on twin /double basis)
  • Pick-up and transfer by A/C vehicle
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees Kayaking
  • Welcome drink, fresh fruit

 Excluded:

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities and personal expenses

 Please note:

What to bring: Original passport, swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellent Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure. The itinerary may be subject to change due to the bad weather condition

  
Cabin type
1st Jan - 30th April & 1st Oct - 31st Dec
Single Cabin Double Cabin
1st May - 30th Sept
Single Cabin Double Cabin
booking
Deluxe cabin $280 $380 $280 $380

 

3 days Escape to Legendary Halong Bay

Slopony Adventures offers the most comprehensive information and services for rock climbing in Vietnam! There is no better way to get high in Vietnam than rock climbing over the turquoise waters of Ha Long Bay, which is quickly becoming the most exciting way to enjoy this world-wonder Bay.  


Day 1: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Lunch/Dinner)

  • 08h00 – 08h30          Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Halong Bay
  • 12h00 – 12h30          Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing
  • 13h00 – 15h30          Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruise further along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Dog Rock and Incense Burner, to name a few
  • 15h30 – 17h30          Visit Amazing Cave and kayak along the hidden parts of the bay
  • 17h30 – 19h00          Go swimming, snap photos or just relax as the sun starts to set
  • 19h00                          Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around. Overnight on board

Day 1: Halong - Lan Ha Bay (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

  • 06h00 – 07h00           Start your day with Tai-chi exercise
  • 07h00 – 08h00          Have breakfast on boat
  • 08h30 – 09h00          Transfer to day boat for a cruise to Lan Ha Bay

Option 1 :                      Rock-climbing with Western instructors

  • 10h15 – 12h30           Kayaking around Moody’s Beach area.
  • 12h30 – 13h30           Lunch and transfer to Thap Ngiem (Hai Pai Beach)
  • 13h45 – 15h30          Rock Climb on Hai Pai Beach (option kayaking)

Option 2:                       Relaxing & kayaking

Have the whole day relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Van Boi beach, Ba Cat beach, and leisure kayak around the Lan Ha Bay.

  • 16h30 – 17h00 Cruise back to the main boat.
  • 19h00 Enjoy dinner. Overnight on board  

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi(Breakfast/Lunch)

  • 06h00 – 07h00:  Start your day with Taichi exercise or photo hunt
  • 07h00 – 11h00: Have breakfast at sunrise. Cruise back to the harbor and pass by Ba Hang Fishing Village, The Dog Rock, Incense Burner, and Fighting Cocks…
  • 11h00: Having lunch. Disembark Oriental Sails at around 12h00
  • 12h00 – 16h30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30

Tour Includes:

  • Professional English Speaking guide
  • Entrance fees and sightseeing
  • Cruise through Halong Bay
  • All meals on board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Two nights accommodation on board Oriental Sails Cruise with A/C, hot water & shower
  • Kayaking for the second day - applied for Kayaking option
  • Rock climbing with western instructour for the second day - applied for Rock Climbing option
  • Welcome drink, cold handkerchief
  • Insurance on boat
  • Internet on boat
  • Tai Chi class in the morning

Tour Excludes:

  • Beverages, Massage
  • All service non-clearly mentioned in the inclusions list

 

 

The Oriental Sails’ restaurant offers freshly-caught delicious local seafood and other specialities. The restaurant setting, friendly staffs, calm water, X- breeze and stunning view of thousands of islets around all attend to serve you a terrific dining experience.    

 

There is probably no better place than Halong Bay to de-stress and re-energize, thus Oriental Sails’ facilities and services are to bring you utmost relaxation. The sundeck offers great space and atmosphere to enjoy sunbath, to snap great pictures of Halong Bay, to sip a refreshing cocktail while gazing at the rock formations reflected in the crystal clear water of the bay, or just simply lazing as the sun starts to set. The widescreen serves you great clips of the Bay and movies of its old time A wide range of regular events and parties are raising a part in your unforgettable cruising experience with Oriental Sails.   

Triple Cabin
Gala dinner
Cruise Exterior
Room decoration
The Bar
Sundeck at sunset time
Smile with us
Rock climbing
Kayaking Around
Let's Jump
Deluxe twin
Deluxe double
Guests
Swimming
Kayaking
Floating village
Sundeck
Seafood
Food
Restaurant
Restaurant
Bathroom
Deluxe double
Restaurant
Welcome drink
Sundeck
Deluxe cabin
Cruise exterior
3 days cruising map
2 days cruising map
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11 Guest reviews are written by our customers after their trip !
94%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Food - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%
Laura
Date of stay:18/09/2012
We were in Hanoi and wanted to do a Halong Bay trip overnight, so we asked at our hotel and they recommended the Calypso Cruiser. It was slightly more expensive (around $150 USD each), but we decided since it was out honeymoon, we'd splurge! And we weren't disappointed! We arrived on the boat to a beautiful lunch - the food just kept coming and coming and coming! More than you could want and it was all absolutely delicious! Then the cruise began and we went out to some of the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen! Halong Bay is definitely something that should be witnessed! We went to the Amazing Cave, which was definitely amazing! And then got to go for a swim in the Bay, which was relatively clean! We then had a spring roll making lesson, which was fun and then more food - and it was even better than lunch!!! In the evening there's free time to do whatever you want and we were fortunate to be on a boat with a great group of people from all across Europe and US, which definitely helped add to the experience! The next day started with breakfast, which was again delicious and then we went for a climb up one of the highest peaks in Halong Bay! Then back on the boat for some relaxation time to head back into harbour and then more food before docking. The staff were great, our guide was fantastic and spoke very good english and the whole experience was definitely one of the highlights of our honeymoon!! I would definitely recommend to family and friends!

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Food - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%
Santa
Date of stay:14/08/2012
These guys really know how to please...from the 7 course meals to the presentation of the boat. The scenery is out of this world and to be able to enjoy it in such a comfortable environment is the icing on the cake.

97%
Atmosphere - 90% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Food - 100% Cleanliness - 90% Value - 100%
Daniel
Date of stay:14/06/2012
The calypso is a beautiful boat, and we had the nicest room on the 2nd floor. The food was good and nicely decorated. There was a "programm" to visit the cave , kayaking, climbing, cooking class, tai chi, karaoke,... but I only participated in the first. Sometimes i felt this programm as a must and a rush, rather than as a relaxing trip. Unfortunately the weather was rather cool and foggy and lying on the sundeck was not really an option, but the view was very beatifull

96%
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Food - 90% Cleanliness - 90% Value - 100%
Beem
Date of stay:12/05/2012
My family (two kids ages 12&16) did the 3day/2 night Oriental Sails cruise and had a wonderful experience! The tour leader Lang was friendly and informative and did his best to remedy our minor requests. The meals were outstanding- seafood lovers will be in heaven. They will make special orders if you don't eat beef and pork and go out of their way to customize everyone's experience. The breakfasts were a bit weak but it wasn't long before lunch and so you rarely felt hungry. The cabins were small but very comfortable and clean. Air con and heat worked well (it was FREEZING when we went so Dec./Jan. travellers beware!) The cave tour was very impressive and the kayaking fun (however I would recommend that they use a different kayak operator since the boats were of pretty poor quality, cracked, some missing seats etc.) All in all, a great experience!

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Atmosphere - 90% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Food - 90% Cleanliness - 90% Value - 100%
Katarine
Date of stay:22/04/2012
We had booked Indochina Sails originally, but because of a Taifun in the area they did not have service available, so the hotel booked us on the Calypso Cruiser. The staff of the Cruiser is really, really nice and acommodating also for a family with 2 little kids. The food on the cruiser was spectacular and some of it was really a work of art. We did the 3 day 2 night tour. I would highly recommend doing it this way the reason for this is the following: You get on the boat in the afternoon, after that it goes to a very crowded cave and then you already go to the place for the first night. - the 2 day cruise on the next morning only goes to one mountain and then already back to the port. We had the 2nd day on a smaller boat where we went to very nice areas with no people around and did some kayaking and lying on the beach. This way we were enjoying and relaxing in one of the most beautiful areas I have ever seen. The food on the smaller boat was also really great. The cabins on the Calypso cruiser are very nice and very well kept in shape. We had 2 cabins with connecting door with the kids and it really worked out well.

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Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Food - 90% Cleanliness - 90% Value - 100%
Lisoublier
Date of stay:22/04/2012
Une croisière en authentique Jonque tout confort sur la Baie d'Halong que pouvez-vous rêver de plus. Un bâteau absolument charmant avec un personnel aux petits soins. Excellente nourriture. Activités sympathiques ; visite de la grotte Amazing, kayak, baignades, ... Petites cabines charmantes avec une décoration de style, très propres avec petite salle de douche/wc privée. Nous y sommes restés que deux jours (une nuit), mais une exploration de plus longue durée ne nous aurait pas déplu... À faire absolument.

93%
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Food - 80% Cleanliness - 90% Value - 100%
Black-hoirse
Date of stay:17/03/2012
We were a group of 4 (2 couples) and due to booking late we had to spend 1 night on Oriental Sails and 1 on Calypso Cruiser. Both boats were lovely and clean and the food was amazing!!!!!! Although Calypso is supposedly "superior" to Oriental Sails we thought that it wasn't worth the extra money that you pay over the Oriental Sails. The bathroom was slightly nicer but everything else including the food was the same (both were excellent!!!) Actually the cocktail drinks on the Calypso Cruiser were actually priced more expensive than Oriental Sails which we thought was cheeky. The communication from the staff on both boats wasn't the best in terms of what time we were doing what etc so there seemed to be a lot of time standing around waiting. Whatever boat you book on of the 2 you will not be disappointed. Halong Bay was beautiful and Oriental Sails/Calypso Cruiser were both great boats and recommended!

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Food - 100% Cleanliness - 90% Value - 100%
Lexy
Date of stay:09/02/2012

My husband and I took the 2-day/1-night cruise on the Calypso a couple weeks ago, and we had a great experience. The drive down to the bay was a long one - 3 1/2 hours - but once we got one our boat, the drive was worth it. The Calypso Cruiser is noticeably one of the nicer boats out there (and there are many). Guest cabins, cleanliness, food were all of high standard. The rooms were clean and comfortable and looked pretty similar to what the pictures on the site show, so there were no surprises there. The dining room and bar are both very nice. The top floor sun-deck and many lounge chairs were all very nice and well-taken care of. Nothing felt dirty or run-down. The Calypso Cruiser was a little larger than some of the other ships, giving you a lot of space to move around and not feel overcrowded. There were about twenty of us total on board, and everyone was really nice and enjoyable to spend the two days with. The itinery on the 2-day cruise included boarding the ship, lunch, visit to a cave, cooking class, dinner, karaoking & squid fishing (which really wasn more than a light bulb and a fishing pole made of bamboo - kind of a joke - no one caught anything at all!), sunrise Tai Chi on the upper deck the next morning (we weren able to do this because of rain), breakfast, kayaking or a trip to Titop Island, lunch, and back to the port for the trip back to Hanoi. The itinerary was a great pace. There was a lot of time for relaxation, but we never felt bored. The food on the Calypso Cruise is excellant and one of the highlights of our trip - the chef was so talented and made each meal in great detail with beautiful presentation. We really looked forward to each meal! The only thing we paid for the whole time was drinks, which were paid at the end of the trip - NOTE: they only accept US Dollars, not their own Vietnamese Dong for payment on the ship. We had US Dollars, but another couple of Aussies only had Dong, which made it a little difficult for them. I believe they also took credit cards, but this couple only had an American Express, which they didn take. One of our only complaints is that we had expected to be able to swim while on the cruise. Now, the weather wasn exactly the warmest, but, my husband really doesn mind, and he was really looking forward to jumping off the boat and doing some swimming. The water looked alright while we were out in the main bay, but the captain anchored in a smaller bay area where we were staying for the night, and this is where we were allowed to swim. Unfortunately, we didn want to swim here, because it was a little bay that had collected a lot of trash and the water was dirty because of it. That was disapointing. If they are advertising swimming being a part of this cruise, then they shouldn take you to a littered area to swim! There were other areas (the beach at Titop Island, for instance) where other boats were anchored, that would have been cleaner and allowed for swimming. I wasn in the mood for swimming, so it really didn ruin my experience at all, but I know my husband was a little disapointed - just something to keep in mind when booking.

**Some of the passengers on our ship were doing the 2-day/1-night tour with us, while others were doing the 3-day/2-night tour and had already been on our boat for a day before us. After hearing about their experiences of being transfered to a much lower-quality "day boat" during the day while they were obviously picking our group up, I am very glad that we only did the 2-day/1-night cruise. My husband and I had a great time on the Calypso, we would have been aggravated as well if we had been transfered to another boat of lesser quality during the day when we paid quite a bit of money to be on the Calypso Cruiser. Also, the driver of our bus really was completely insane, even by Vietnamese standards! He must have been on some sort of timeline, but he was frightening just about everyone. The driving in Vietnam is frightening anyway, but this driver was really crazy - he was passing everyone on the road, even all the other tour buses coming from Halong Bay! We spent most of our time in the opposite lane, narrowly missing oncoming trucks and semis - and there were 2 children in our bus! Beside not caring about our safety or if we were nervous or not, the worst part was that he was completely ignoring all of the passengers yells and pleas for him to slow down! This driver, plus the lack of swimming is the only reason that I gave Calypso Cruiser a "Very Good" rating instead of "Excellent" - other than that, everything on the actual cruise was perfect for us! I would recommend them for the 2-day/1-night cruise - It really made our experience in Vietnam great! 


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Atmosphere - 90% Staff - 90% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Food - 90% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%
Morgan Fox
Date of stay:17/01/2012
Did the 3 day/2 night tour with Oriental Sails. Enjoyed the experience as Ha Long Bay is a stunning area that is hard to beat anywhere. Positives: - Picked us up right on time from our hotel in Hanoi. - Shuttle bus from Hanoi (which is a long ways from the launch point - min. 4 hours) is included in the price (I expected to have to pay). - Boat is clean and generally in pretty good repair. - Room was small and quaint with rich wood finishes. Air-con worked well but we didn't need it much. Bathroom was good and everything worked. - Food was tasty and plentiful (too much for most people to eat). - Tour guides spoke decent enough English to get any point across. - Good value for money. Works out to just over $100/person/night. Negatives (these apply to most Ha Long Bay cruises so I can't specifically fault Oriental Sails for all of these...its Vietnam not Germany after all...) - Tour bus drivers are insane. The day our tour began we were stuck in an hour long traffic jam about 20km from the port - there was a fatal accident in which a British tourist was killed and many others injured. We passed the wreckage on the way and when our guide told me a tourist was killed it put a damper on our mood. Even after seeing the accident aftermath our driver just kept on driving into the on-coming lane and blind passing. Of course no seatbelts in the van...He also tried to drive on the shoulder for a long distance to by-pass the traffic. I swore that we were going to tip over and roll into the fields below...without a seatbelt. - Better get used to the smell of diesel fumes in the air and garbage in the sea...Ha Long Bay is not a pristine wilderness by any stretch of the imagination. - The 2nd day of the tour - kayaking day - will be a bit much for the non-adventurous. The "day boat" is an old decrepit 2 level wooden skiff. Very 3rd world. The kayaks are old and mine had a major crack around the cockpit. They looked 20+ years old. You have to "water launch" meaning backing down an old rusty ladder and into the kayak. Not for the fient of heart. The guide takes you for about 2 hours of paddling (which is very beautiful) but offers zero instruction in how to kayak (!!!!) and just takes off leaving the stragglers to fend for themselves. God help you if you can't keep up!! All that said it you can stay on the day boat and skip the kayaking as the scenery is magnifent all day as you go much deeper into Halong Bay. The 1 night cruise barely scratches the surface scenically. - On the day you go back to port you have to check out at 9:30AM. Between then and 11:30 to noon when you get back to land there is no other washroom to use other than what seems to be the staff washroom. Unfortunately I had a case of the runs on the last day and needed to use this washroom. Not good - toilet didn't flush, there was no toilet paper (had to go up to the dining room and grab some napkins off the table!!) and the sink leaked all over the floor. What a rotten way to end the cruise...

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Coupé
Date of stay:11/12/2011
Très belle cabine et très propre, nourriture excellente, paysages sublimes et souvenirs intemporels, le rêve en réalité, nous y retournerons début 2014 Croisières de 2 jours et une nuits sur la jonque " Oriental sails " ( ne pas prendre la croisière.de 3 jours ) personnel aimable et activités diverses, kayak, natation, visite d'une grotte etc... une seule critique, tout le monde est à la même table pour les repas, donc pas beaucoup d'intimité pour les couples.

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Valencia
Date of stay:09/11/2011
2 days 1 night: La crociera a bordo dell’oriental sail si è rivelata perfettamente corrispondente alla aspettative che avevo. I ritmi sono quelli tipicamente rilassati delle crociere e in 2 giorni si riesce ad avere un’ottima prima impressione della magnifica baia. Il giunco ha 16 cabine, piccole ma comunque confortevoli e con bagno (possibilmente non fatevi assegnare la nr 11 in quanto vicina ai motori e quindi piuttosto rumorosa). Il programma prevede anche la visita alle grotte sung sot, la possibilità di gironzolare con il kayak per un’ora circa, nuotare e di vistare alcuni villaggi di pescatori. Naturalmente anche i pasti sono molto curati ed abbondanti.


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