As of 1st April 2017, the administration authorities of Quang Ninh province have made the decision to suspend all kayaking activities in Ha Long Bay. As kayaking was omitted from the province’s heritage conservation plan for Ha Long in 2015-2020, authorities felt it necessary to suspend the activity so they may undertake a review of licenses and health & safety precautions, as yet it is unclear when this service will be resumed.
At the time of this release Orchid Cruises are the only cruise company still offering kayaking in Ha Long Bay as they operate an alternative route from Hai Phong port, however we are aware they are fully booked for some weeks in advance. We sincerely apologies for any inconvenience this decision may cause to any of our mutual guests, should you have any queries regarding current bookings we would ask you to contact your Destination Asia Travel Consultant.
We will provide future updates as they become available.