Sailing and Boating in Vietnam

Find out about the opportunities for sailing and boating in Vietnam…

Sailing is not yet a popular activity in Vietnam, as it lacks the necessary infrastructure and marinas required. There are signs of development in this area, however, with new marinas being constructed and more planned. Yachts and sailboats can be chartered from authorised companies, mostly based around the Nha Trang area.

The Vietnam Canoeing, Rowing and Sailing Federation (VCRSF) was established in 2011 and is part of the International Sailing Organisation (ISAF). Endorsed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam, the federation organises canoeing, kayaking, rowing, sailing and traditional sailing competitions and activities.

  • Vietnam Canoeing, Rowing and Sailing Federation
    At: 36 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    Tel: (04) 37475908
    Fax: (04) 37475909


The hotline for maritime emergencies and weather information in Vietnam is 1111. The telephone service provider Viettel now offers a “Sea Package” that provides specialised services for people in coastal or island communities.