HaLong Bay Seaplane – Experience the true beauty of Vietnam

If you’re looking for an exciting and unique experience in Vietnam, try the HaLong Bay Seaplane once! I can guarantee this experience is well worth your money.

You’ll be astounded by the joy of landing on the water in addition to being able to take in the breathtaking aerial views of the surrounding area. In addition, the seaplane ride will expedite the journey to HaLong Bay, helping you save more time to unwind and discover HaLong Bay’s amazing natural beauty.

Amazing Halong bay view from Seaplane

This post provides you three alternatives for taking a Seaplane Halong Bay, as well as the benefits and drawbacks of doing so. It also includes information on seaplane operators.

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Hai Au Aviation offers scheduled, chartered and scenic flights of Halong Bay

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Halong Bay by seaplane – Are you up for this experience?

Seaplane travel is an exceptional option if you have the financial means to have a fun trip in Northern Vietnam.

Taking a seaplane ride and taking in all the breathtaking vistas would be awesome, wouldn’t it?

Overview of the Hanoi to Halong Bay Seaplane

Using a seaplane is the best way to travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay and see the entire landscape of Halong Bay.

Hai Au Aviation is the sole seaplane service in Vietnam, providing scheduled and charter flights along with breathtaking Halong Bay sightseeing.

Seaplanes take off from Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi and arrive in Tuan Chau Marina in around 45 minutes, with an extra 15 minutes for bay sightseeing. A maximum of 12 people may travel on the seaplane, and each passenger may bring up to 7 kg of luggage.

The view is so beautiful from up above

Wide windows allow you to take in the stunning scenery of the Gulf of Tonkin from above, which includes beaches and towering cliffs in addition to more than 1,600 small islands. It only takes 45 minutes to get from Hanoi to Halong Bay by seaplane, compared to 2.5 hours by driving. This way of transportation is excellent for individuals who wish to make the most of their sightseeing time and make traveling easy without being tiresome.

However, the cost of this kind of transportation is high. Depending on the season and time of day, prices can range from $175 to $395. Despite the high cost, many tourists wish to take a seaplane ride at least once in their lifetime to experience professional services and take advantage of seeing the greatest parts of Halong Bay other than taking a cruise.

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Benefits and drawbacks of a seaplane tour in Halong Bay


  • Time savings: Traveling by seaplane only takes 45 minutes. This is undoubtedly the best option if you only have a short time to spend at Halong Bay.
  • Convenience: The seaplane lands at Tuan Chau port, Ha Long province. Therefore, it will be very convenient if you take a cruise to visit the bay after that.
Viewing Ha Long Bay through the window of the seaplane from the sky is a 100% satisfying moment
  • Safety: The crew is knowledgeable and well-trained to manage unforeseen circumstances and guarantee your safety. Furthermore, the seaplane strictly complies with safety regulations and fulfills all requirements set forth by civil aviation authorities.
  • Magnificent vistas: You’ll be in awe of the expansive aerial views of rice fields, winding rivers, and small rural villages. Moreover, landing on the water of Halong Bay is undoubtedly the most fascinating part.


  • High price: It costs at least 175 USD/one way/person for Halong Bay seaplane. Seaplane ticket prices may go up on holidays.
  • Luggage weight limit: This restriction is reasonable and understandable. Make sure you only pack the essentials in your luggage.

Three available seaplane tours of Halong Bay.

Currently, seaplanes are providing long and short flights, as well as aerial sightseeing over Vietnam’s seas and islands. Below are three seaplane routes that you can consider:

Seaplane Sightseeing tours of Halong Bay

Hanoi – Tuan Chau (Ha Long) Route

  • Sightseeing seaplane to Halong Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba Island
  • Tuan Chau Island – Co To Route
  • Seaplane ticket costs and schedules from Hanoi to Ha Long

Prices and schedules based on routes and seasons are shown below.

  • Departure Place: Noi Bai Airport: Counter E09, Hall E, Terminal 1, Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Arrival Place: Tuan Chau Marina: Villa T7 Tuan Chau Commercial Urban Area, Tuan Chau Ward, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

Time of departure

  • From Hanoi: 9:00, 10:00
  • From Ha Long: 12:30, 16:00
  • Price: From 175 USD to 385 USD
  • Duration: 45 minutes (transfer only) & 60 minutes (with scenic flight over the bay)
Halong Bay Sightseeing Seaplane Tour start at Tuan Chau Island

Schedule & Price of Hanoi – Halong Seaplane

Route Time Table Low Season Price High Season Price
601 Hanoi – Halong (with scenic in Halong) 09:20 – 10:20 325 USD/Pax 406 USD/Pax
602 Halong – Hanoi (with scenic in Halong) 12:30 – 13:30  325 USD/Pax 406 USD/Pax
Hanoi – Halong (with scenic in Halong) 603

10:00 – 11:00


 325 USD/Pax 406 USD/Pax
604 Halong – Hanoi 16:00 – 16:45  325 USD/Pax 406 USD/Pax
Roundtrip (02 ways with scenic) 500 USD/Pax 582 USD/Pax




  • Ticket prices are subject to modification by Hai Au Aviation.
  • Exchange rate fluctuations may cause the ticket pricing in USD to fluctuate.

Child ticket price

  • Tickets for children aged two and older (with their own seat) are 100% of adult pricing.
  • Children under 2 may be carried on a person’s lap and up to 2 children under the age of 2 may be allowed on the flight.
  • Hanoi – Ha Long/ Ha Long – Hanoi: 21 USD/child
  • Scenic flight to Ha Long – Ha Long: 6.5 USD/child

A scenic flight in Halong Bay

  • Departure and arrival point: Tuan Chau Marina
  • Duration: 25 minutes
  • Price: 99 US$/person
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Scenic Halong Seaplane from Tuan Chau Island

Take a scenic flight of 25 minutes from Tuan Chau Island to get a panoramic view of Halong Bay, which is home to hundreds of small and large islands, limestone mountains, and stunning bays with various unique shapes that awe visitors with their wonderful natural beauty.

To fulfill the demands of visitors, Hai Au Aviation provides 3 to 5 scenic flights each day. Below is more comprehensive information on this flight that you might be interested in



Schedule & Price of Halong Bay Scenic Flight

Route Time Table Low Season Price High Season Price
611 Halong S25 09:00 – 09:25 100 USD/Pax 120USD/Pax
612 Halong S25 09:55 – 10:20
613 Halong S25 10:50 – 11:15
614 Halong S25 11:45 – 12:10
615 Halong S25 13:25 – 13:50
616 Halong S25 14:20 – 14:45
617 Halong S25 15:15 – 15:40
618 Halong S25 16:10 – 16:35

25-minute flight itinerary

  • Halong Bay: Fighting Cocks Islet, Titop Island, Soi Sim Island
  • Lan Ha Bay: Cua Van fishing village
  • Bai Tu Long Bay: Vung Vieng fishing village
  • The northern Cat Ba Island
  • Ha Long City: Hon Gai Center, FLC Hotel, Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu Pagoda, Sun World Park, Bai
    Chay Bridge, Vinpearl Hotel, Tuan Chau Golf Course.

35-minute flight itinerary

  • Halong Bay: Fighting Cocks Islet, Titop Island, Soi Sim Island
  • Lan Ha Bay: Cua Van fishing village
  • Bai Tu Long Bay: Vung Vieng fishing village
  • Ha Long City: Hon Gai Center, FLC Hotel, Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu Pagoda, Sun World Park, Bai Chay Bridge, Vinpearl Hotel, Tuan Chau Golf Course.
  • Cat Ba Island: Cat Ba Town, Ben Beo Wharf, Cat Co Wharf, Dragon Eye Island (the southernmost boundary of Ha Long Bay).

Flight route: Tuan Chau – Co To island in 35 minutes

  • Halong Bay: Tuan Chau Island
  • Bai Tu Long Bay: Van Don, Cam Pha
  • Co to island

45-minute flight itinerary

  • Halong Bay: Fighting Cocks Islet, Titop Island, Soi Sim Island
  • Lan Ha Bay: Cua Van fishing village
  • Bai Tu Long Bay: Vung Vieng fishing village
  • Ha Long City: Hon Gai Center, FLC Hotel, Bao Hai Linh Thong Tu Pagoda, Sun World Park, Bai Chay Bridge, Vinpearl Hotel, Tuan Chau Golf Course.
  • Cat Ba Island: Cat Ba Town, Ben Beo, Cat Co Wharf, Dragon Eye Island (the southernmost boundary of Ha Long Bay).
  • The 45-minute journey is additionally made upon customer’s request.

Charter flight from Hanoi to Halong Bay

Hai Au Aviation’s two seaplanes, stationed at Noi Bai airport, are always ready to take tourists to popular destinations such as Ha Long, Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Can Tho, and Phu Quoc.

Ha Long seaplanes can be rented for private charter flights, scenic flights, or just transport purpose, based on the following price list:

Amazing sunset in Halong Bay
Route Duration Itinerary Price/Way
TAILOR CHARTER (you could request the time of departure)
Hanoi – Halong or vice versa (with scenic in Halong) 60 mins

Noi Bai – Tuan Chau Marina + Scenic 15 mins


4,324 USD
Hanoi < – >Halong 45 mins

Noi Bai – Tuan Chau Marina


3,603 USD
Scenic flight Halong S25 25 mins Tuan Chau – Cong Do – Bo Hon – Dau Be – Tuan Chau 1,001 USD

Notes when taking a seaplane

  • Visitors are not allowed to bring alcohol or banned substances.
  • In order to check in for the flight, you must arrive roughly an hour early.
  • Keep in mind that seaplanes do not have toilets
  • If visitors are traveling in groups and have heavy loads, weight information should be provided.

Note before the flight

  • Passengers must provide their passport or birth certificate for check-in.
  • Arrive at the check-in counter no later than 30 minutes before departure time.
  • Hai Au waiting room (check-in counter) in Ha Long: Villa T7, Tuan Chau Commercial Urban Area: https://goo.gl/maps/anEHZvKGoj6TpC768
ea and sky: Ha Long aboard the Emeraude

Three recommendations for a reasonably-priced seaplane tour in HaLong Bay

These suggestions include airport pickup, a 45-minute seaplane journey to HaLong Bay, an extra 15–25 minutes of bay sightseeing, a cruise tour on HaLong Bay, and optional seaplane or vehicle transfers from Bay Ha Long to Hanoi.

Before arriving at Tuan Chau Marina, the sightseeing tour gives you a bird’s-eye view of hundreds of limestone mountains rising out of the emerald green bay water and distant fishing villages.

Although it costs a bit more than selecting the transportation-only option, a sightseeing tour is still worthwhile.

Option 1: Seaplane and a day trip with shuttle service

Take a seaplane and day trip if you’re short on time but still want to take in Halong Bay’s breathtaking scenery

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Option 2: Seaplane & 2-day cruise itinerary

It’s the best way to experience Halong Bay. Two days is enough time for you to admire the beauty of the bay and participate in many intriguing activities.

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Option 3: Seaplane & 3-day cruise with shuttle service

The three-day cruise itinerary allows you to visit more further locations, participate in a variety of activities such as kayaking through limestone islands in emerald waters, exploring breathtaking caves, experiencing some water activities and sandy beaches, and visiting unique floating villages.

How to book a Halong Bay seaplane

There are two main ways to book a seaplane. You can book tickets directly with Hai Au Aviation or through reputable travel companies in Hanoi

Book directly with the seaplane company

You can contact directly via hotline number +84 962 069 689, or make a reservation via Hai Au Aviation’s website. The booking process is simple and quick with a clear cancellation policy.

If you book directly through a seaplane company, you may not receive any discounts or promotions from the published price.

Book through Hanoi Explore Travel

Another way to book a seaplane is through travel companies and Hanoi Explore Travel is one of the best-selling agencies of Hai Au Aviation. There are a number of benefits when booking tickets with us:

Transportation from/to the Hanoi airport will be arranged for you.

There will be a promotion for you, and the amount you pay will be much cheaper than what has been published.

In the event of delay or cancellation, we will arrange an alternative so you can travel as planned.
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