Kayaking in Halong Bay is the best way to explore the breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay. Paddle through islets; visit hidden caves, lagoons, unspoiled beaches and floating fishing villages…Kayaks go where other big boats cannot. Depending on trip length, visitors have different kayak route and time frame. Cruise with Vietnam Typical Tours, paddling around the islands, get closer to limestone karst and enjoy the breathtaking nature in a less visited corner of Bai Tu Long Bay must be a great experience for life.
Howere, Kayak in Halong bay , you should know some things below:
Kayaking is a watersport that involves paddling using a double-bladed oar and a small boat known as a kayak. The boats come in a variety of sizes and types, depending on their intended use, but most kayaks feature an enclosed deck that covers the legs.
The boat sits low in the water and usually only accommodates a single paddler, but tandem kayaks hold two people and some boats hold three people.
How to use a kayak in Halong bay ?
Cruises always offer kayak for your Halong bay tour. Kayaking is generally assumed to be very safe in these calm waters of Halong Bay but there is still some areas and warning that you should avoid and listen to the tour guide.
Kayaking is not difficult; however, to enjoy it completely, you need to prepare some necessary things : suitalble clothes such as T-shirt and short, swimming suit in the summer, warm clothes in the winter, wet shoes, hat , water, suncream, camera, dry bag and Life vests.
Tips when you kayaking
It is very important to follow your tour guide, listen to the route, time and rules. Check with your tour guide the weather, tide and wind strength to have the best and safest route. Keep away from the places which have strong flow, against the wind; take advantage of the wind strength and flow.
Handle unexpected situations
– Adjust the speed of the whole group if any of the member is out of sight
– In case the kayak capsizes, passengers need to swim a bit, and then take the water out of the kayak with the help of the tour guide. He will catch thekayak; take the water out by putting your kayak on his in the T- shape. After that, he will put the kayak back into the water; keep it still so that passengers can be on the kayak again.
– If there is an expected storm, find the safest place in the sheltered areas, beaches… to avoid the storm. In case passengers are in the middle of the sea and cannot find a safe place, passengers need to be gathered to make a raft.
– If you are not sure about the route you are going, you should keep in touch with the others and paddle around the mountain, you will not be lost. Passengers should know for sure the route, search on the map.
We hope this article will help travelers, those who are going to have a trip in Halong Bay. Hope travelers will have great impressions about our country.