Squid fishing is considered the most engaging activity in the evening for many cruises. However, please be noted that this activity can only be held when weather permits. Normally, the ideal time for squid fishing is from April to around January of the next year. In the early season, squid is very small, so, if you want to catch the biggest squid, visit Halong Bay in the peak season of squid, from August to December, especially in October and November (see Best time to visit Halong Bay for more information).
When the night falls, after enjoying a delectable dinner onboard, those who want to be engaged in squid fishing will be provided fishing gears like fishing rods and racquets. Lucky or experiences, guest can catch 15 – 20 squids per night.
The squids caught will be used to make dishes for tourists. This is also an ideal time to gaze Halong bay by night. The sea water surface is sparkling with reflected light from cruises anchored on the bay. Foreign tourists are extremely fond of boiled whole squids because when eating, they can enjoy the interesting feeling of ink line breaking out pitch-black in the mouth, splashing all over the face and taking pictures.