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1/ What is Sea Plane?

The first time you hear about this type of vehicle, you will probably wonder a lot about it. It is a fixed-wing aircraft capable of landing and taking off on water and on the ground. Seaplanes are generally divided into two types: floatplanes and floating boats.

Currently, there is only Hai Au airline providing seaplane flight service in Vietnam with 3 flight services: Route flight, scenic flight and charter flight. The provision of seaplane flight services not only shortens travel time for tourists, bringing completely new experiences, but also contributes to diversifying and upgrading Vietnam’s tourism industry.

2/ Seaplane flight products:

Route Flight (Hanoi – Quang Ninh)

Currently, Hai Au provides routes: Hanoi – Ha Long and Ha Long – Hanoi, every day there are 2-3 flights for each journey. The route helps to shorten the travel time from Hanoi to Ha Long (or vice versa), from 3-4 hours by car to 45 minutes by car. Not only that, the flight route Hanoi – Ha Long, Ha Long – Hanoi will bring a completely new experience, helping visitors have a different perspective of Hanoi, Ha Long and their flight distance.

Departure/termination points for cruise flights:

Noi Bai International Airport: Counter 109, Lobby E, Terminal 1, Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, Vietnam

Tuan Chau Wharf: T7, Tuan Chau Ship Port Urban Area, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam

 

Sightseeing Flight (Ha Long)

The only way to really enjoy the view of Ha Long Bay is to hop on a scenic flight right away. Admiring the magnificent seascape with nearly 2000 limestone islands jutting out from the emerald green water spreading over an area of nearly 2,000 square kilometers. Departing Tuan Chau Harbor with a take-off and landing on the water, 25-minute scenic flight takes you to the highlights of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage site Ha Long Bay, offers a completely different view from the view from a boat. From the air, the large and small islands clearly reveal the shape of the mountain ranges with the appearance of a winding “Ha Long” – a dragon flying down.

Take-off and landing points:

Tuan Chau Wharf, Villa T7, Tuan Chau Ship Port Urban Area, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

Charter flight (Flying to provinces)

As the only company providing seaplane flight service in Vietnam, Hai Au Aviation is constantly improving and trying to bring new services to visitors to have the most valuable moments. Currently, Hai Au continues to offer the full service of chartering high-class seaplanes to land at more than 20 destinations in Vietnam and Cambodia. With this option, customers can request their preferred flight itinerary, avoid waiting in line at the airport as well as get high quality service for special customers.

Two seaplanes of Hai Au Aviation located at Noi Bai airport are always ready to take tourists to attractive destinations including: Ha Long, Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Can Tho, Phu Quoc , Siem Reap, Sihanoukville…

 

3/ Time of Seaplane for sightseeing in Ha Long

With a time of 25 minutes for each flight, the seaplane will bring passengers to admire the most spectacular sights of Ha Long Bay such as Dau Be Island, Cong Do Island or the beautiful Bo Hon Island. Here are the flight times of the day for the scenic flight:

Morning: 9am, 9:55am, 10:50am

Afternoon: 12h25, 13h25, 14h45, 15h40, 16h

However, to ensure the safety of travelers, flights may be changed or canceled depending on the weather.

Besides the scenic flight service, Hai Au Aviation also offers a round trip flight to pick up passengers from Noi Bai International Airport to the port in Ha Long.

Every day, there are 2-3 flights for each route Hanoi – Ha Long and Ha Long – Hanoi with flight time shortened from 3-4 hours if traveling by car to 45 minutes. Not only that, Seaplane will give visitors a new perspective on Hanoi, Ha Long and exciting experiences during the flight.

4/ Price and how to book a Seaplane to admire Ha Long

If you want to explore Ha Long Bay perfectly, comprehensively and most interestingly by Seaplane but still don’t know where to buy tickets, contact us to book this service. The price is from 80 usd – 100 usd per person for 25 minutes, depending on low season or peak season

 

5/ Sightseeing places on Sea Plane

Dau Be Island: Located in the southeast of Ha Long Bay, Dau Be Island is 500 m east of Hang Trai Island, about 28 km from Bai Chay tourist port, in an archipelago located in the route outside Ha Long Bay (the mouth of Ha Long Bay (the mouth of the sea). Lan Ha Bay), standing between two islands are Tra Ngu and Da Le islands.

Cong Do Island: Located in the southeast of Ha Long Bay, 25 km from Bai Chay tourist port, Cong Do Island is located in Bai Tu Long Bay, in the World Natural Heritage area. The island has an area of 23,363 km2 with a peak of 172 m high. This is one of the beautiful islands with many meandering sea valleys, creating interesting natural lakes, home of many marine species such as shrimp, crab, fish, squid, seaweed, algae…

Bo Hon Island: When it comes to the famous beautiful island system in Ha Long Bay, it is impossible not to mention Bo Hon Island, because this island not only has beautiful scenery but also is one of the largest island chains in Ha Long Bay. There are many famous caves such as: Sung Sot cave, Luon cave, Dong Tien lake, Trinh Nu cave, Trong cave, etc. There are high peaks and steep cliffs like city walls, mountains to mountains; painting blue sea surface is a beautiful giant watercolor painting.

6/ Prepare luggage when flying with Sea Plane

Identity documents: Passengers should always carry their passport (for foreign passengers) or ID card (if Vietnamese passengers).

Dress: Passengers should equip themselves with appropriate and comfortable clothes for the flight. When flying with a seaplane, you should not choose clothes that may interfere with you such as scarves and long dresses.

Seaplanes of Hai Au Aviation are equipped with air conditioning, however, for the weather conditions, tropical climate of Vietnam, passengers should still prepare appropriate clothes to ensure the most comfortable trip

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