After a whirlwind adventure in Vietnam, Risa Merl shares her cruising know-how so that others can go exploring in this extraordinary part of the world.
1. Don't be nauti
Yachts are limited to ports approved for foreign commercial vessels, such as Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Da Nang and Ha Long. Cruising is allowed freely between ports, but dropping anchor is discouraged unless special permission is granted and fees are paid.