Dragon Pearl Junk Cruises • Halong Bay, Vietnam
Dragon’s Pearl Junk has proven to be extremely popular with our guests as a suitable mid-range option for exploring the Halong Bay area. The boat is lovely, the crew are charming, views are stunning and the food is delicious. The cabins are small but there is plenty of room to lounge around up on the sun deck. Some areas are a little worn but the boat overall has great character. The only downside to taking this option is you are joining other groups of travelers onboard (11 cabins total), and so unlike the rest of your JW tour you don’t get as much flexibility and privacy.
However this junk does take you to the more remote area of Bai Tu Long Bay in the north, so overall you do avoid the bigger crowds that descend upon the main Halong Bay for the one day cruises.
Fantastic overall experience, very smoothly planned, great food, wonderful views
Much less “freedom” than JW tours, very small cabins, group tours sometimes are
overwhelming. Weather can strongly effect your experience (i.e. hurricanes, the junk cruises run
the risk of being cancelled)
The meals feature a lot of seafood so for guests that have allergies or don’t really care for seafood, we must warn the junk ahead of time so that they can prepare something else. For more downtime and to see more, opt for the 3 day/2nt tour.