Join a Halong Bay boat trip to discover the daily life of local fishermen - Halong Junk Cruises

Join a Halong Bay boat trip to discover the daily life of local fishermen

A peaceful Ha Long Fishing Village

Tourists to Halong Bay, Vietnam will not only a great chance to contemplate the natural beauty, enjoy the fresh air as well as the pleasant weather but also participate in a Halong Bay boat trip to discover the daily life of local fishermen in Halong Bay. Along with kayak, boat trip has recently become a prefered choice of many tourists to experience as a fisherman in Halong Bay.

A peaceful Ha Long Fishing Village

A peaceful Halong Fishing Village

On the way to the Halong bay fishing village, your boat trip often cruise through many unique islands with countless shapes on the shimmering water. These islands were named by the locals according to their own shapes such as “Teapot” island, “Devil’s face” island, etc. Tourists will be divided into groups of four and equipped with life jackets as each boat is only capable of carrying maximum four visitors. Boatmen are local fishermen dress special costumes including brown-colored short shirts and Vietnamese traditional hat – Non La.

Boatmen in Vietnamese traditional costumes

Boatmen in Vietnamese traditional costumes

Tourists going on a Halong Bay boat trip usually prefer rowing near raft houses to learn more about the daily activities of fishermen, from how they knit their fishing nets, how they feed the fish, to the way the local women cook on raft houses. After the boat trip, tourists will find out a surprise fact that in almost fishermen families in Halong Bay, all members are out to sea. Small children’s duty is preparing the fishing bait, a little bit older children have to row and trawl while adults’s works are rowing, dropping nets and teaching their children how to catch fishes.

Raft houses in Halong Bay

Raft houses in Halong Bay

Some of the most popular destinations for this experience are Vung Vieng fishing village, Cua Van fishing village or Ba Hang fishing village. Some Halong Bay boat tours offer “Being a fisherman in one day” experience. Visitors who hope to discover the daily life of the fishermen while exploring the natural beauty of the bay can go on a Halong Bay boat trip.

The Indochina Voages team.

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