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Ho Chi Minh boat tour: 5-star cruise options on the Saigon River

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Many cruises on the Saigon River provide services for guests with hobbies to enjoy food and see the city at night.

If you want to add a bit of originality and novelty to your nightlife experiences, try dining on a Saigon River cruise. These are trips with reasonable travel itineraries, helping guests see the full view of a bustling Saigon at night from the middle of a deserted river.

Indochina Queen Cruise

Dinner on Indochina Queen Cruise
Dinner on Indochina Queen Cruise Saigon Cruises – Source: Internet

The Queen of Indochina is designed in a modern style and has all 3 banquet halls with a capacity of 600 guests simultaneously. Therefore, the yacht has a spacious and airy space for guests who like to admire the river and take “check-in” photos.

Location of pick-up: Saigon Port. Operating hours: 18h30 – 21h00, from Monday to Sunday every week. The price of the buffet is 500,000 VND/person.

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Saigon Princess Cruise

Saigon Cruises
Saigon Cruises – Source: Internet

Up to 270 guests for a seated banquet and 300 guests for a standing meal, this 5-star yacht also has dining rooms of 50 to 70 people. It’s simple to observe the surrounding area from every seat on the boat.

Pick-up location: Saigon Port, Ward 12, District 4, No. 05 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street.

Operation: 18h30 – 21h15 from Monday to Sunday every week. The set menu price from 850,000 VND (for 3 items) to 1,650,000 VND (5 items).

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Pearl Cruise of the Far East

They were designed in a nostalgic French style, made of wood, with a length of 35m and a width of 8m. The payload can carry 200 passengers on 3 floors—dinner with a rich menu.

Pick-up location: Saigon Port, Ward 12, District 4, No. 05 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street. Hours of operation: 18h30 – 21h00 from Monday to Sunday every week. The set menu price per person is from 600,000 – over 900,000 VND.

Ben Nghe Cruise

As a 4-star restaurant, it is designed like a giant fish with 900 seats. The yacht has 3 floors. Each floor serves about 300 guests with fully open space.

Pick-up location: Saigon Port, Ward 12, District 4, No. 05 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street. Hours of operation: 17h30 – 22h00 from Monday to Sunday every week. Set menu price from 310,000 – 360,000 – 430,000 – 530,000 VND.

Saigon Cruises

The yacht used in the tour is a double-hulled vessel powered by two Yahmaha 200HP engines made in Ho Chi Minh City. The width is 4m, the length is 12.45m, and the maximum passenger capacity is 25 persons, with 2 spots inside and a Skydeck with refreshments.

The cruise tour begins at 16:00 at Bach Dang Wharf and travels down the Saigon River to Nha Rong Wharf and Tan Thuan Port to admire the beauty on both sides before returning to the city center and taking visitors to Thu Thiem 2 Bridge and Landmark 81 to watch the buildings change colors and take shimmering photos before ending at 18:30.

Greenlines Cruise Tour

Greenlines Cruise Tour
Greenlines Cruise Tour – Source: Internet

The journey along the Saigon River starts from Bach Dang wharf to the Vegetable Port area and passes Landmark 81. During the excursion, guests will spend the evening, take photos in the sunset and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere in the heart of the Saigon River in the afternoon. Or the schedule can be adjusted according to the needs of each customer under permissible conditions—price from 3,200,000 VND/hour including yacht package.

If you choose the right time for the Ho Chi Minh Boat tour, you can join a unique festival on the Saigon River – an exciting activity called the Ho Chi Minh City Water Festival.

About 40 cruise ships, yachts, restaurant ships, and canoes of units exploiting tourism on the Saigon River participated in parade activities during the Ho Chi Minh City Water Festival 2023, from August 4 to August 6, 2023.

Approximately 40 cruise ships, yachts, restaurant ships, and canoes from tourist units on the Saigon River took part in parade events at the Ho Chi Minh City Water Festival. Around 40 cruise ships, yachts, restaurant ships, and canoes join the river procession from Saigon port (District 4) to the Landmark 81 skyscraper (Binh Thanh district, Ho Chi Minh City), and vice versa.

Ho Chi Minh boat tour
Ho Chi Minh boat tour Saigon Cruises – Source: Internet

Visitors are drawn to the ships and boats because they are decked with vividly colored lights. Simultaneously, the light from ships and boats reflects on the water, producing a colorful shimmering landscape.

This festival is the effort of the government to recreate the waterway trade space, preserving and promoting traditional values, especially developing typical tourism products associated with culture and history to attract tourists.

The Ho Chi Minh City Water Festival also has many other activities such as a painting exhibition, miniature decoration according to the theme of the Water Festival and water sports activities: jet-board parade, traditional boat, tourist kayak, sup boat, sailboat…

At this festival, visitors, especially foreign visitors, will have the opportunity to experience the typical agricultural products of the river region of Vietnam through 20 display booths introducing agricultural products, specialties, regular food stalls, and other activities such as squeezing, writing calligraphy…

The highlight is the space under the boat to display specialty fruits in the regions where the program performs traditional arts for free, such as amateurs, folk songs, and modern music.

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