Private Hoi An Basket Boat Tour (Shuttle Bus, Bicycle, Bike)

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Visitors have a great time during a basket boat tour in Hoi An, particularly its coconut village. For about 1 hour, local fishermen will carry visitors by a basket-like boat made of bamboo through canals lined by palms. Usually, 2 adults sit in the same boat. Not just seeing, also having the chance to know about how locals catch fish by net, catch small purple crabs with a rob, and their daily entertainment. Of course, after a demonstration, visitors can practice by themselves. The most exciting activity is the performance in which a man spins the boat around and around, amazing the audience. Besides, people also sing in the river (folk songs included) or racing. During the Vietnam war, the palm forest by the Thu Bon river was the hiding place of Vietcong communists.

*This tour departs from Da Nang with an extra fee to pay for transport

45 mins (boat ride) Boat English & Vietnamese From 1 people


  • Experience the ride by basket boat through Hoi An’s water coconut forest that is only in central Vietnam. It’s a part of the Unesco-recognized world biosphere reserve.

  • Have the chance to see and understand daily activities of local fishermans, such as catching fish (or crabs), traditional songs or vivid ways of life along rivers. Sure, can take many fun pictures.

  • Watch the performance of the spinning boat from local men and try it later. It’s one of the coolest things to do in Hoi An now. Visitors feel they’re in a water park!

  • Optional activities are learning how to prepare some Vietnamese classic dishes, bamboo workshop, foot massage, making lanterns, etc. 

What's Included

Departure & Return

*Arrival time needed to annouce in advance for us

Visitors will get to the Coconut village by themselves and then meet a local at the entrance ticket counter. Then, he/she will show the direction to reach the boat station, and then visitors enjoy the tour. After landing, visitors explore the village at own leisure, like shopping, or joining a bamboo workshop.


Go to Coconut village
We will arrange transport for you, from Hoi An or Da Nang. From Da Nang, the vehicle is car or minivan. From Hoi An, it’s car, shuttle bus, bicycle or motorbike upon request. If get the village by yourself, please let us know your arrival time.

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Hoi An basket boat tour
Near the estuary of Thu Bon River, Hoi An Coconut Forest is 200-years-old.During the Vietnam war, communists (Vietcong) made full use of its vastness, interlaced canals and inaccessibility by big boats, to build a hiding base. They used basket boats to move around like locals and now, travelers have a similar experience. During the ride, how people catch small crabs by the rob or fishes by the net, makeaccessories by palm leaf and the “dance” (boat spinning) absolutely can be expected.In 2009, the forest became a part of a Unesco world biosphere reserve. 

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Additional activities and meals
Visitors can join these activities before/after the boat ride: cooking class, foot massage. Lunch or dinner is served with Vietnamese foods, in a local family’s house

Additional Info

  • Confirmation may be received at time of booking.
  • If traveling with kids, an announcement in advance is necessary.
  • Free for children under 5 years old (if they can go with parents), 50% for children from 5 to 9 years old and 100% fee for visitors older than 10.
  • Most travelers can participate, LGBT-friendly
  • No wheelchair accessible.
  • This experience requires good weather. In case it’s canceled (like flood or typhoons), an annoucement will be made in advance.

How to Book & Pay

Text in whatsapp +84968009827
A reply will be made within a few hours
Meet up & Pay (in Day of departure)
Cash only, USD & VND accepted
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Frequently Asked Questions

Visitors only sit in the boat throughout the boat tour, and have umbrella/rain poncho, conical hat from boat riders, so just wear what they love. Life vest is also available for safety.

However, visitors still need to bring umbrella or pain poncho for the trip, because after the boat ride, still have something to use. Sun cream, sun glasses and other sun protection items should be prepared in advance too (more expensive if buy them in the village)

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