The rugged and scenic Cat Ba Island is the largest island in Halong Bay. About half of it is a dedicated national park, home to both marine life and mammals, including the endangered Cat Ba langur (also known as the golden-headed langur), civet cats and Oriental giant squirrels. Trekking and canoeing options are plentiful, and in 2004, the park was recognized by UNESCO as a Biosphere reserve of the world.

The eastern side of the island is home to several beaches worthy of exploration, fishing villages and a small town (population 8,000) that tends to get crowded on weekends and public holidays. Here, you’ll find a promenade with a strip of hotels, bars and restaurants.

Practical Info

Cat Ba Island is most often visited on a cruise through Halong Bay.

Tours & Tickets

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3-Day Halong Bay Cruise and Cat Ba Island Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 3 days

From USD $195.00

3-Days Halong-Lan Ha Bay and Cat Ba Island

Location: tp. Hạ Long, Vietnam
Duration: 3 days

From USD $300.00

3-Day Halong Bay and Cat Ba Island Tour

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 3 days

From USD $231.00

Lan Ha Bay and Viet Hai Village Trekking And Kayaking Day Trip from Cat Ba Island

Location: Hai Phong, Vietnam
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes

From USD $123.75

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