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By Boat

There are daily slow boats connecting Hon Gai with Hai Phong (about three hours). Boats depart Hon Gai at 6.30 am, 11am and 4pm. There are no longer hydrofoils linking Halong and Hai Phong as travel by road is cheaper and just as fast.The best way to get to Cat Ba Island is to hop onto the regular tourist boats from Bai Chay tourist-boat dock.

It costs about 150,000VND one way, including a leisurely cruise through the most beautiful parts of the bay. An extra 50,000VND brings entry lo the most important caves and grottoes in the bay. The whole trip takes about five hours, but there are no precise departure times, as it depends on numbers.From Bai Chay, Pearl Cape (Tel: 3 847 888; Halong street) operates hydrofoils to Mong Cai (US$25, three hours) leaving at Sam; the ticket office is almost next door to the Mien Tay bus station. The trip is definitely preferable to the long road journey.As always, be prepared for changes to these schedules.

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    Sep 28, 2013

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    Sep 27, 2013

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