Heritage Express

Very simple, fast and convenient

The port infrastructure in Cat Hai is inadequate and the Heritage Cruises ship is unable to dock there for us to be able to welcome you aboard at the seaport itself, so the best way to get from the mainland to the cruise ship is aboard our high-speed boat. At Heritage Cruises, we use two powerful speedboats which currently provide the fastest transfer service in the Cat Ba Archipelago for check-in/out – the Heritage Express.

The two Heritage Express boats are bespoke in design. The first is aluminium and has been built with SB (Inland water – Coastal line) classification and can carry 28 guests and 3 crew members. Twelve metres long and 3.15m wide, we use two Yamaha 200 horsepower, 4-stroke outboards with a top speed of 60 km per hour.

The second speedboat has been built using a composite with SI classification (Inland water) and can carry 27 guests and 2 crew members. It is slightly smaller, 9m long and 2.40m wide, but with Yamaha 250 horsepower, 4-stroke outboards packed with the latest technology it has a top speed of 60 km per hour.

On board, there are electric ventilators, drinking water, scented fresh towels, umbrellas, comfortable seats, safety jackets, and safety instructions for your convenience during excursions/transfers. Your safety is paramount to us, so we ensure you can enjoy your adventure safely. If you want to return to the harbor from anywhere in the bay, it only takes 30 minutes.