Scarlet Pearl’s mission is to offer its guests the best cruise experience in Halong Bay, one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam and the world. We are deeply proud to help showcase and protect the unique UNESCO World Heritage site of Halong Bay (especially Lan Ha Bay) with its stunning and serene scenery forged over 500 million years, plentiful activities, and fascinating history. The name “Scarlet Pearl” is inspired by the traditional industry of farming pearls in the Halong Bay area, which is blessed with these wonderful, natural gifts. As well as acknowledging the pearl-themed experience that is enjoyed by our guests, this reference also shows the importance of sustainable travel to Scarlet Pearl Cruise. For example, a large proportion of employees, and all tour guides, are employed from within the region, to help support the local economy.
The natural ecosystems by which the Scarlet Pearl is surrounded is another essential part of its sustainability drive. Scarlet Pearl Cruise operates solely within Lan Ha Bay, providing a more pristine and less crowded location compared to the neighbouring, more touristy part of Halong Bay. Lan Ha Bay also contains the incredible biodiversity of Cat Ba Island, including the Cat Ba Langur - one of the most critically endangered primates on earth. Scarlet Pearl is passionate about helping to educate visitors and locals on this issue, as well as donating part of its profit towards local efforts that help protect this highly threatened species. A modern ship with environmentally-friendly waste machinery and a commitment to using natural products and local furniture, shows that protecting and caring for the local habitat is essential to the Scarlet Pearl ethos. Choosing a cruise with Scarlet Pearl shows care and attention towards the protection of Halong Bay.