Hoi An is among the great destinations in Vietnam for both sightseeing and adventurous tours. Basket boat racing tour is one of the funniest and most exciting games in competition about the waterways life of the local fishing people in the central region of Viet Nam like Hoi An town. The tour is particularly designed and organized for the incentive group or (Mice) who travels to Hoi An for a visit and to have a memorable and great experience trip.

Tour Code: VHAC 12
Duration: Half Day
Date: No fixed date
Tour Type: Explore and Experience
Starts/ Ends: Hoi An/ Hoi An
Tour Categories: Hoi An Tours
Tour Customizable: Definitely! Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form

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How is the Boat Race Organized?

The Hoi An boat racing tour will provide a variety of activities to promote the close link among guests. This is one of the unique kinds of activity on our special tour for a short time. Supposed we had 100 of guests, the basket boat race program would be described as below: We will divide 100 of guests into 10 Teams. Each team will have 10 persons; each of team will be offered 1 basket boat.

hoi an boat race half day tour

We will give out a name for each of team favorite animals like Shark, crocodile, tuna, dolphin…We will lead the first group of 5 teams playing first, 5 teams will start racing, each of team has 2 persons rowing for one turn, and we will play 5 rounds all together within 20 minutes. The winner is the one who is the fastest returning from their flag destination with the most plenty of fishes they caught (Fishes will be hanging at the Flag’s destination; each of the team has their own flag). We will get 2 teams as the No 1 and No 2 as winners from the first round.

hoi an boat tour

How to Find the Champion?

The Second round will do the same with the other 5 teams left. They will do the same as the first group did. And we will also choose the winners of the second group as No 1 and No 2. The final race will be held between the winners from No 1 and No 2 of the first group versus with the winners of the second group of No 1 & No 2. We will find THE CHAMPION of the game later on. THE CHAMPION will be awarded special gifts from Hoi An Eco-tour organizer. The second and third will also receive gifts.

About Price

It depends on whether you would like to take a private tour or sit in coach tour, the price per person also varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, cabin types and your departure date. Please send us your requirements. Our online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars

What’s Included?

  • Basket boats
  • English speaking guide (Other languages upon request)
  • Cold drinks
  • Fruits
  • Life jacket
  • Gift
  • Café

What’s Excluded?

  • 10% VAT
  • Pick up and drop off


  • “My husband and I opted for a cooking class tour in Hoi An and we really enjoyed it! The tour with a private guide took a half day. First, we went to the host’s home, Mr.Tuan is so hospitable, he took us to the vegetable plantations, and made us try some of the local plants. Then we had an amazing cooking lesson with many delicious dishes. What I love the most is Zuzizuzi Cake. It was a great experience! I highly recommend it if you go to Hoi An.”

  • Can we visit My Son Holy Land from Hoi An?

    • Yes, you can. We are available Half Day Hoi An Excursion – My Son Holly Land, We have dropped you itinerary and cost in detail, please check.

  • Eunice

    Is it possible to access cooking class in Hoi An tour packages?

    • Stephen

      You may be interested in these tours in Hoi An: Half Day Hoi An Cooking Class Tour 01, 02 and 03. Please check we have sent you for information for your vacation in Hoi An.

  • Garrett

    Are there any tours combine Hoi An and Hue in a day trip?

  • Lisa J

    Tours for 3 days vacation in Hoi An?

    Do you have 3 Days Discovery Hoi An Package Stay Boutique Hoi An resort? We are really interested in picking this tour for our vacation in Hoi An.

    • Yes, 3 Days Discovery Hoi An Package Stay Boutique Hoi An resort is available. We have dropped you more information about 3 Days Discovery Hoi An Package Stay Boutique Hoi An resort for your trip in Hoi An, please check.

  • Nice beaches for Hoi An tour?

    We are looking the some beaches for our trip in Hoi An on 12 November. Any recommendation?

  • Palmer

    Budget accommodation in Nha Trang?

    Hi there, I’m now staying in Nha Trang and I will be visiting Hoi An, next month. Is it possible to find a budget place to stay with 8-10$?

    • Stephen

      There are many places with 10$ near Ba Trieu and Hai Ba Trung street. But I think Salt Water Hostel on Cua Dai Road is just around $6/night if you don’t mind a dorm.

  • Adam R

    How far is it from Hoi An to My Son

    • It is around 75km from Hoi An to My Son. And it takes about 2 hour to drive there.

  • Pzinken

    What is the best time to visit Hoi An?

    • Stephen

      The time between February and April is the best time to visit Hoi An. Nice weather, little rain in this time.

  • Are there any nice market in Hoi An or Da Nang?

    • In Hoi An, You can walk around night market and street that mainly sells lanterns and pretty souvenirs. You can also find some vendors around some streets sells snack food. That‘s awesome. And Khanh Hoa market in Da Nang is a good place to visit. Open daily around 18:00 and wrap up at midnight. The market is busiest in weekend, there are many interesting products and food for you to see and eat here.

  • Aurone

    Any recommendations for seafood restaurant in Hoi An?

    • Stephen

      There are many restaurants in Hoi An as well as seafood restaurants. I thing you should try White Sail (Canh Buom Trang) inside the old quarter. Food is very good and fresh.

  • Melissa Martin

    Please help us Hoi An or Da Nang?

    My family and I have 10 day for vacation in Vietnam and we have 3 day for central coast highlights in Vietnam. We are wondering if Hoi An or Da Nang is better?

    • Stephen

      Good question, it depends on what you want to see in these places. I recommend Hoi An because the town is lovely beautiful and much more things to do and see in Hoi An than Da Nang. Ten days in Hoi An may be not enough, enjoy!

  • Bubble

    About full moon festival in Hoi An?

    We have heard about full moon lantern festival in Hoi An. What the festival like?

    • If you visit Hoi An in full moon festival you will see the scene of many locals and tourists float down the paper lantern on the river and the lanterns light up every night. This is one of the best things worth waiting for in Hoi An.

  • Whiteley

    Recommendation for tours or excursions in Hoi An?

    We have ten days in Vietnam, next month. But we want to do a lot of tours in Vietnam. Could we have the day tour or excursion in Hoi An? Any recommendations?

    • Of course, yes. Many optional choices for your tours in Hoi An. We recommend you our 1 Day Hoi An Ancient Town Tour or Half Day Hoi An Excursion – Danang City tour, it also depends on your time and what you would like to visit in Hoi An. Tell us what you need and expect from Hoi An tours and we will do the rest. We have dropped you detail information about tours in Hoi An, Please check.

  • Bubble

    We need a tours in Hoi An with a moderate-price hotel. Can you help?

    • Angela

      There are many choices for you in Hoi An. Thanks for asking, You may be interested in some tours in Hoi An we have dropped you. Please check you inbox.

  • Joe Whiteley

    Hostels in Hoi An in December?

    I will be traveling alone in Hoi An in mid December, I’m looking for a friendly hostels in Hoi An. Any recommendations?

    • Angela

      Are you looking for dorm-style hostel in Hoi An? I recommend Dai Long or Nhi Trung hotel-just around 20$.

  • Paulus Tana

    What is the best mean of transportation for travelling Hoi An?

    • Tracey

      Walking is considered as the best way to visit Hoi An due to its winding streets and huge number of old houses to discover. Cyclo is also a good way to getting around Hoi An, it costs less money and heaps more fun.

  • Alamsyah Lauw

    We really love Vietnam food, can we have a lesson to learn how to cook Vietnamese dishes in Hoi An?

    • Stephen

      Of course, there are some Hoi An cooking class tours for you to learn how to cook Vietnamese dishes as well as Hoi An dishes like Pho, Spring rolls, My Quang, Cao Lau and Hoi An pancakes (Banh Xeo)… The local cookers are willing to introduce Hoi An traditional cuisine and some fresh vegetables and herbals for your cooking lesson, as well as explain how to cook these dishes.