Weather in Halong Bay: Storm in the summer

Last updated on
November 22, 2018

A cruise in Halong Bay with Bhaya Cruises can be done anytime during the year. The weather can vary a lot in Halong Bay, depending on the month you select for your cruise. You can check more detail about weather and temperatures of Halong each month here. Indeed, during some months, the guests can even be confronted by storms and typhoons in Halong Bay. Most of the time, storms and typhoons are rather small, short in time and then considered harmless. Sometimes, however, difficult weather conditions, like a storm hitting Halong Bay or a typhoon can lead to a cancellation of the cruises by the Halong Bay Management Authority.


Travel to Halong Bay is something that happens once in a lifetime for most people. When a storm is announced, threatening the dream of cruising on Halong Bay, here are the different scenarios:

  • The threat of difficult weather condition is known before the day of the cruise and the authorities have decided to cancel the cruise. We advise you in the situation of a complete cancellation of your cruise to contact your travel agent to arrange re-arrange your cruise at another moment of your trip to Vietnam. If you have chosen to book your experience in Halong Bay directly with us, please contact our reservation team who will find the best solution for your case.
  • The permit for cruise vessels to stay overnight in the bay is not provided by the Halong Bay authority. In this situation, Bhaya Cruises offers the possibility to experience a cruise on Halong Bay for the time of the lunch and the afternoon, and the boat comes back at a time announced in advance by Halong Bay Authority. The guests then have the possibility to go back to Hanoi or to arrange a hotel in Halong City.

In each situation, all our partners and our guests are kept informed of the decision of the Halong Bay authority. The final decision from the authority is always taken in order to keep our travelers safe when a danger is coming on Halong Bay. Cruising without the permit from the authority would lead to extreme penalties and would result in an endangerment of our passengers, and Bhaya Cruises will always refuse to do so.

To ensure the best possible service, and to have the possibility to contact you in a case of a cruise cancellation due to a storm or any other difficult weather condition in Halong Bay, please always leave us your contact details.