Offering a captivating way to learn about local livelihood and have fun too, basket boat rides in Hoi An can be enjoyed by young and old alike. Here is what to expect!
An Iconic Round Boat
These distinctive circular basket boats can be found in the central and southern coasts of Vietnam. Used for fishing, they are traditionally made from woven bamboo with either tree sap resin or cow dung being used to make them waterproof. Of course, one of the best things to do in Hoi An is to take a ride in them!
The Excursion Begins
Properties in the area including the likes of Anantara Hoi An Resort offer excursions to places where one can enjoy such rides including the Cua Dai fishing village. Each boat which features a single paddle can generally accommodate three adults and will have a captain who will be your guide on the journey.
Sights to See
The basket boats will traverse along a network of canals and channels amidst water coconut palms which add to the natural charm of the backdrop. Be on the look-out to spot different species of birds in the trees, while under the water’s surface, you may catch glimpses of fish or crabs as well.
Depending on the tour, there are various other experiences you can look forward to enjoying; these can include learning traditional angling techniques using nets, sampling a typical fisherman’s meal made by the captain of your boat and even getting to paddle the basket boat in a race!