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What we say: 3.5 stars

Rock Climbing trips with camping along the way can also be arranged in Cat Ba, lead by experienced climbers. Some sample rates: 2 days, 1 night, US$35, 3 days, 2 nights, US$40, 4 days, 3 nights, US$55. Trips can be arranged anywhere in town, but you might try talking to Tung at Phong Lan Hotel on the harbour road.

There are also snorkelling trips for about US$12 a day, and kayak trips for US$15 per day.

You can book a sailing boat for the day for US$50, groups of 4 to 6 people pay US$12 a head, and lunch is included in the price. You can even rent a traditional bamboo boat and go for a paddle in the bay for 20,000 dong per hour.

Last updated: 1st November, 2006

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  • Try the kayaking 5 stars

    23rd May, 2014

    If you head north of Cat Ba bay to Bay Beo, there's a place called Blue Swimmer Adventures. We hired 2 single kayaks for $8 each from 12-5pm. Including our ticket to lan ha bay.

    Great value and nice kayaks.

    Other activities reviewed by libbytes (6)
    Written on 23rd May, 2014, rated 5 out of 5. Visited here in May, 2014

  • 2 days of Slo Pony Tours 5 stars

    26th November, 2010

    Wanted to recommend this place. While it is expensive compared to some of the other tour offices on the main strip, it turned out to be very worth it.

    Did the full day cruise, kayak, and climb (rope course) tour, as well as a six hour trekking trip.

    Staff were very helpful, making good recommendations for hotel (Nobel House was full), food, and other activities outside of their tours.

    The cruise/kayak/climb trip was amazing, everyone was very professional and staff were fun, interesting people. The trek trip was a bit more difficult, as our guide spoke no English what-so-ever, but it was still a nice way to spend the day.

    They have meetings every day at 6, for people to come and discuss what everyone wants to do the next day, and then activities are based on that. So you might not get to do exactly what you want, unless you're willing to pay a higher small-group rate.

    Overall, great experiences!

    Other activities reviewed by Bevatron (1)
    Written on 26th November, 2010, rated 5 out of 5. Visited here in November, 2010

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