Monsoon in Halong Bay

Monsoon in Halong Bay Northeast monsoon in winter is now one of 3 most frequent reasons to force tour cancelled in Halong Bay
Monsoon in Halong Bay
(October to late March or early April)

Northeast monsoon in winter is now one of 3 most frequent reasons to force tour cancelled in Halong Bay, it is even more difficult to prepare for it in advance, sometime cause many disappointments. The northeast monsoon can also affect tropical cyclones over the sea and Halong Bay in particular. As the result, the wind and sea level is not safe for cruise during this time. Unlike cancellation tour by storms, monsoon causes tour cancellation in short time (a day or two days) then tour is fine to operate in next days.

A cruise in Halong Bay can be done anytime during the year. The weather can vary a lot in Halong Bay, depending on the month you select for your cruise. You can check more detail about weather and temperatures of Halong each month. Indeed, during some months, the guests can even be confronted to Monsoon in Halong Bay. Most of the time, Monsoon are rather small, short in time and then considered harmless.  When a Monsoon is announced, threatening the dream of cruising on Halong Bay, All cruise companies in Halong Bay need permission to be allowed to sail in Halong Bay by the Management Board of Halong Bay. In case of bad weather conditions, cruise can be postponed, shortened or cancelled and Halong Bay Management Board will be in charge of making decision. If your cruise is cancelled by Management Board of Halong Bay due to unexpected bad weather, CANNOT do anything as it is for your safety.

Bad Weather & Cruise Cancellation
  • Final decision by the Halong Bay Management Board is usually known only at 3.00pm on the day of departure. Make sure to check updated news before your departure and listen to any advice that you are given on bad weather. Leave your contact details, such as your hotel in Hanoi or your mobile number in Vietnam to receive the cancellation news as soon as possible.
  • In case cancellation news was informed before the departure from Hanoi, contact to know cancellation time and when you could get the next trip or any alternative option. There are some day trips around Hanoi that you can consider (if you would love to). Also check your hotel booking in your hotel.
  • In case cancellation news was informed when you had arrived at Halong Bay, the cruise operator will arrange lunch for you and transfer back to Hanoi. You can choose to stay at hotel in Halong for the next day cruise (not recommended for cancellations due to Monsoon with bad rainy weather and customers have to wait a number of days for cruising again).
  • In case cancellation news was informed when you had been doing trip in the bay, the trip would be shortened, other arrangement would be made by cruise operators. If the weather is expected to be better on the next day and you are on the first day of the trip, you will be advised to stay one night at a hotel in Halong instead of overnight on cruise and your trip will continue on the next day. If the weather is bad, will arrange to transfer you back to hotel in Hanoi and you can choose other alternative option (if you want).

If you have chosen to book your experience in Halong Bay directly with, please contact our reservation team who will find the best solution for your case.

Oriental Sails

Address: Halong Bay, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam
Special Offers:
Round trip transfer Hanoi-Halong included
Traditional boutique wooden Junks
Free kayaking to explore tunnel caves
Offer delicious local seafood, other special
All meals & entrance fees included

V'Spirit Classic Cruises

Address: Tuan Chau, Halong, Quang Ninh, VietNam
Special Offers:
Free transfer round trip Hanoi-Halong Bay
Free Kayaking activity
Vietnamese traditional wooden junks
Discover Caves & fishing villages
All meals & entrance fees included

Aclass Legend Cruises

Address: Tuan Chau Port, Tuan Chau Island, Halong
Special Offers:
Luxury guest room with seaview window
First-class served by well-trained crews
Vietnamese traditional elegance junk
Cooking demonstration included
Enjoy the sunset Party on the Sundeck

Golden Lotus Premium

Address: Bai Chay, Halong bay, Halong city, Quang Ninh
Special Offers:
Free shuttle Bus round trip pick up at hotel
Free Kayaking to discover tunnel caves
All meals & entrance fees included
Vietnamese traditional wooden junk
Spacious Cabin with ocean view window

Glory Legend Cruises

Address: 32 Anh Dao St, Ha Long City, Vietnam
Special Offers:
- Free shuttle Bus round trip Hanoi-Halong Bay
- Free Kayaking activity to explore tunnel cave
- Modern and tastefully designed wooden boats
- All Cabins with large en-suite bathroom
- Beauty & Spa service are available

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