Sailing in Cat Ba Island

Take a traditional Chinese fishing junk around the Cat Ba area to experience the beauty and tranquillity of the ocean sights surrounding the island and Ha Long Bay area. These junks, built in Pak Hoi in the picturesque fishing port of Apowan on Cat Ba Island, operate throughout the Bay of Along, on the waves of Fai Tsi Long, off the Norway Islands, or on the shoals of Bach Long Vi Islet in the middle of the Tonkin Gulf.

During the American War, these junks were used as mine sweepers in the area due to their extremely flat bottom and versatile steering. Today, you can take a trip back in time without the disturbing sound of motor engines to places where local old-timers still boast about their grand fathers’ time when the main town of Cat Ba was dotted with casinos, opium lounges and Tuong Opera-like theatre for off-shore Chinese sailors.

Naturally, the area is perfect for open sea sailing from September through April, while day or short overnight trips can be organised throughout summer from May through August.


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Sailing in Cat Ba Island
Take a traditional Chinese fishing junk around the Cat Ba area to experience the beauty and tranquillity of the ocean sights surrounding the island and Ha...

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Transportations

  • 1. Getting around

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  • 2. By Boat

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  • 3. By Air

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