a Cham Island excursion with Sea Trek Vietnam

My new friend, Rose, of Where Goes Rose, and I were invited by Sea Trek Vietnam {after she kindly mentioned that I had a blog, because friendship} to spend a day exploring the beautiful Cham Islands by walking on the ocean floor, indulging in a lunch buffet, and soaking up the sun. 

In this post, I'll explain what a day trip with Sea Trek Vietnam includes, how it works, and if it's worth your time and money. 

Let me lay it out...

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 how cute is she?!

how cute is she?!

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TRANSPORT TO THE ISLANDS //

Sea Trek Vietnam picked Rose and I up each at our respective accommodations. The two of us met on the dock near a wooden ferry boat that we were given a ticket to board. The boat took roughly 45-minutes to take us to the Cham Islands, but the views were pretty fantastic. 

 vegetarian lunch options are limited but available

vegetarian lunch options are limited but available

WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH YOUR TOUR //

Pickup from your hotel or hostel is included with the price of your tour. You'll be taken to the boat where you'll be ferried to the island and thrown straight into the ocean for your Sea Trek.

After your Sea Trek and snorkel, you will be taken by speedboat to a beachside restaurant for lunch where a variety of seafood specialties are served fresh. You have plenty of time to eat before some free time, during which you can swim in the ocean or sunbathe on the many bamboo hammocks.

 as you can see, I nailed the casual, carefree, supermodel-on-an-inflatable pose

as you can see, I nailed the casual, carefree, supermodel-on-an-inflatable pose

If you feel like living your most basic/best life, you can rent an inflatable unicorn for 50,000 VND {USD $2.16 at time of publishing} and go float around the ocean. 

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WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU //

You should consider bringing your underwater camera or GoPro-type gadgets with you so you can record some of your experience. Obviously, it's great to take it all in with your own senses before you worry about snapping footage, but if you can find a balance I think it's all fantastic.   

Other items you should bring: sunscreen, a towel, a reusable water bottle, and tissue {for the onsite bathrooms}. 

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HOW THE SEA TREK HELMET WORKS //

Sea Trek helmet technology allows a person to breathe while walking around the seabed 5 meters underwater. You step down a ladder into the ocean and the Sea Trek helmet creates an air bubble. The entire time you're under the ocean a line of oxygen is being pumped into the helmet allowing you to breathe normally. It's actually a very strange and very cool feeling being able to function almost entirely as usual. I felt kind of like a mermaid {minus the fins}. 

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HOW TO BOOK YOUR OWN SEA TREK //

You can book your Sea Trek through the companies website here. You could also book through tour guide agencies in town or, possibly through your accommodation. 

 bring your GoPro so you can video the experience

bring your GoPro so you can video the experience

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I had almost too much fun spending the day in the salt-waters and sands of the Cham Islands. It was an outdoor excursion that I highly recommend! 

A note on this attraction: While on their site Sea Trek has a photo of a little boy touching the sea life, in their instructional video prior to your sea adventure, you are clearly instructed NOT to touch the marine life. We also saw the Sea Trek guides picking up any trash they found and bringing it to the boat. 


Disclaimer: We were guests of Sea Trek Vietnam, however, my opinion is always my own and my experience is written about authentically on this space.