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  • Location:Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Hoi An Fishing Experience on the Cua Dai River

See what it’s like to be a traditional fisherman on this Hoi An fishing experience on the Cua Dai River. The half-day tour includes an epic cruise along scenic waterways with an expert captain and friendly crew. Learn about the daily rituals and traditional customs that make life in a Vietnam fishing village so unique. Paddle a basket boat with the help of locals and learn to fish amid mangroves and coconut palms using age-old methods.  Enjoy round-trip transport in an air-conditioned coach, as well as lunch and drinks on this entertaining cultural tour. 

Highlights

  • 4-hour Hoi An fishing village and river cruise
  • Cruise over the Cua Dai River on an eco-tour with an experienced guide
  • Visit a Vietnamese fishing village and learn about the rural lifestyle
  • Try out traditional fishing methods with local fishermen on the river
  • Paddle a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat in a race
  • Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch and cold drinks aboard the boat
  • Round-trip coach transport included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The guides, including the ironically named and hilarious Captain Cook, really take care of their passengers! They go to great lengths to make sure that everyone has a good time – the highlight is casting the fishing nets into the water by yourself – and they have a way of making everyone feel safe.

What You Can Expect

Hoi An Fishing Experience on the Cua Dai River

Cultural Experience in Hoi An: Local Fishermen Lifestyle and Cuai Dai River Cruise

Kick off your Hoi An cultural tour on the waterways of Vietnam wish pickup from your hotel. Transfer by air-conditioned coach to a traditional fishing village where you’ll follow your guide and meet local fishermen and their families. Experience daily life like a native and learn about the customs and traditions that keep these villages in motion.

You’ll greet your professional captain and friendly crew as you board your boat for an eco-tour of the area. Cruise along the Cua Dai River and revel in the peaceful waterways lined by picturesque coconut palms and thick, green mangroves. Your expert guide will share stories about the unforgiving conditions soldiers on both sides of the conflict experienced during the Vietnam War, as well as facts and anecdotes about how the famous war impacted the surrounding communities. 

Once you’ve taken in the natural landscapes and serene waterways, you’ll join local fishermen and women in a hands-on experience that’s sure to be a memorable part of your journey to Vietnam. Cast round nets by hand and lower giant drop nets from shore as you learn about traditional techniques still used to fish today. Your crew will create flowers, animals and hats from palm leaves that serve as a perfect memento to this beautiful day.

Then strap on a lifejacket and hop aboard a bamboo basket boat where you’ll learn how to paddle and navigate the waters from your friendly crew.  Once you’ve mastered the technique you’ll be ready to participate in an entertaining basket boat race.

Arrive safely back at your eco-tour boat and share a meal of seafood and fresh produce prepared by your captain. Enjoy typical dishes like rice pancakes, baked fish and frosty beers before returning to your hotel.  

Customer Reviews

Jennifer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was fantastic and our tour leaders were outstanding. Would really recommend it!

Juliet E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What a great outing, the whole team took wonderful care of us. Our three children, 10, 8 and 6 had a ball. We enjoyed it so much we booked another excursion for the following day. Sinh went out of his way to make the necesary plans for us and the children wished we could stay and go on more ecotours with him.

Brent M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this experience. Everything went smoothly and we were treated exceptionally well by the staff, right from pick up when met by the guide Sing, who was very friendly, exceptionally knowledgeable and regularly bringing a smile to our faces with his wit. A cool trip around the herb garden that was very interesting, a quick ride on a water buffalo which was enjoyed. Then a relaxing and interesting cruise around the waterways of Hoi An River. The basket boat ride was a hoot and our kids really enjoyed the treats supplied by the crew. Some fishing attempts with the local nets wasn't so successful, but fun to try. Then a lovely sumptuous meal provided by Captain Cook. Brilliant. A great day, despite the weather being less than ideal and simply made by all the staff, their enthusiasm and energy. A great trip to do as a family.

Sean G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Very enjoyable day wth a great tour guide and staff. Beautiful surroundings and location. The only problem is that the tour company are useless when it comes to guests ringing to confirm tours 24 or 48 hours beforehand.They do not answer the phone. We wasted a great deal of time in trying to call thm to confirm our tour. This should be a 1 minute process it should not take 2 days and a lot of phone calls. Even the phone number on the voucher was incorrect. The tour itself was fantastic.

Nadine H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Wow. What a fantastic experience. The pick up at the hotel was prompt and the guide ,Sing, was very informative. It was so good to experience a snippet of village life and to have a turn at fishing
Everyone involved (and there were quite a few) were absolutely brilliant. As for the food-- we have voted it the best food we had on out trip- and we had some great food. It was fantastic .
Highly recommend this half day experience.

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