The Dragon Eyes River Cruiser
The Dragon Eyes is a vacation paradise for couples, families or friends. Cruising on the vast waters and the small canals of the mighty Mekong river is a great way to discover the Mekong Delta.
Why not spend your romantic honeymoon on board? You can even charter the vessel and explore the Mekong river in exclusive privacy.
Cruise boat design
The two sister boats Dragon Eyes I and Dragon Eyes II were built in the traditional style of the Mekong Delta river boats. Their elegant, slender and shallow hulls enable the Dragon Eyes to cruise also the secondary side canals of the Mekong river which are too small for the larger cruisers to explore. There we find serene river front life that makes the Mekong Delta so unique.
At the same time the river cruise boats are big enough to provide you with ample space for relaxation and privacy. Each of the Dragon Eyes provides around 100 m2 for its guests. It’s like a floating hotel:
Two spacy private cabins (14 — 16 m2), providing a nicely designed bath room, a French balcony, sitting area, individual air conditioning, fans and fantastic Mekong river views through the panorama windows.
In the indoor panorama lounge you can watch the hustle and bustle of the Mekong Delta sitting in the cool and cosy front salon with air condition and large panorama windows and 270° views on the river.
On the sun deck on the top deck you can enjoy a sun bath while watching the scenery passing by. Indulge in the culinary specialities of Vietnam in the roofed outdoor restaurant or enjoy a sun-downer in your private bar on the top deck — all with fantastic river views.
Our crew of five will do their utmost to provide you with all the services and comfort you need during your Mekong Delta river cruise. Your captain and his deck hand are in charge of the technical details and the routing. An experienced chef and the service staff will take you on a culinary journey through Vietnam. Your personal guide and cruise director show you all the sights you need to see and will explain life and culture of the Mekong Delta. Our staff get regular safety trainings. They will do their best to fulfill the special requests of our customers to make their luxurious cruise unique.
The boats were built by local ship builders from following traditional designs. The cabins and the interior were build by Vietnamese master craftsmen. Most interiors and furnitures are built from exclusive tropical woods, where available with certification for sustainable forest plantation. All critical technical equipment like engine, navigation, rudder, air-conditioning, water purification or fire protection system are imported from Japan or Europe.
Tours and Services:
On the Dragon Eyes you can book the following Mekong tours in a twin or a double cabin.
- 2-Day Mekong Delta Cruise between Cai Be and Can Tho
- 3-Day Mekong Delta Cruise between Cai Be and Can Tho
- 3-Day Tour from Saigon to Phnom Penh
- Exclusive 4-day Cruise from Saigon to Phnom Penh
- 3-Day Tour from Saigon to Phu Quoc
- 2-Day Tour from Saigon to Phu Quoc
All Mekong Delta cruises can also be booked in the opposite direction.
If you charter the boat you can of course adapt and change the itinerary for your Mekong Delta river cruise to your personal taste. We will be happy to support and consult you with the planning of such a trip.
The Dragon Eyes carry bicycles for our customers on board. You can stop on the way to explore small paths along the canals or on the river islands of the Mekong. A great way to discover the fascinating Mekong Delta life far away from the tourism track. Our sampan will pick you up at the end of the tour to bring you back to the Dragon Eyes. This is a perfect combination: a relaxing river cruise as well as active exploring of the Mekong Delta by bike.
During your Mekong Delta river cruise, you can do side trips with our sampan to explore the small side canals — a unique perspective on life on the water and the scenery.
Cooking classes on board the cruise vessel:
To learn the secrets of real Vietnamese cuisine, we give you the possibility to take cooking classes from our chef. You will also have the option to buy the fresh ingredients for your own meal direclty at the local floating markets.
Tai Chi, Yoga and Massage services:
Those services are available upon request — please enquire before your Mekong tour to ensure that they are available.
Technical specifications Dragon Eyes:
- Lenght: 25 m
- Max beam: 4.5 m
- Two cabins (14 — 16 m2), 1 indoor-lounge, sun deck, roofed outdoor restaurant and bar
- Guest area: around 100 m2
- Crew: 5 (Captain, sailor, chef, service staff, guide and cruise director)
- 2 electric generators
- Modern safety equipment, heat and smoke detectors