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Ile aux Canards island

Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
+687 26.17.80
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Nice visit

We went to Ile aux Canards with a specific idea of snorkeling. Having done quite a bit of diving... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ballina, Australia
Good snorkel, 10mins away from Anse Vata

Good snorkel, 10mins away from Anse Vata. Has lounge chairs and has the resort feel, all for a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
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Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
+687 26.17.80
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ile aux Canards with a specific idea of snorkeling. Having done quite a bit of diving over the years, we found the coral fairly ordinary, but if you're a first time snorkeler it's very safe and great for kids. There's not much...More

Thank prw50
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good snorkel, 10mins away from Anse Vata. Has lounge chairs and has the resort feel, all for a very cheap $10 boat ride. Snorkel trail is quite good too and overall this place is very highly recommended.

Thank viv_ab
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here on a overcast day and had a wonderful time We walked around the island and hired snorkel equipment for a beautiful swim in these crystal clear waters The restaurant had a lovely girl serving us and she was very helpful The food...More

2  Thank Duckamilton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great little side trip, we spent 2 hours there and took our own lunch, recommended. We also didn't use the umbrellas as they were a bit expensive for such a short visit. The highlite was the snorkel and sorry to the purists...More

1  Thank Jan082015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing spectacular but nice and relaxing and actually the view of Nouméa from the ocean is quite beautiful. Staff on the island is really friendly and efficient, food is good and copious. Snorkelling is not grandiose but fun and plenty of little fishes. Overall, great...More

1  Thank Sisko1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on a heavily overcast Tuesday, which kept the crowd to a very small number of people over the course of the day. Enjoying the peace, the place was an absolute joy to spend 4-5 hours relaxing. I am somewhat perplexed by those...More

4  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ile aux Canards island We caught a water taxi from our hotel (Chateau Royal) only took 10 minutes and cost 3000cfp You can hire loungers and umbrella by the sea which I highly recommend as it made the day so relaxing and comfortable - I...More

1  Thank Sparkle59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was so easy to get to the island, just an 8 minute taxi boat ride from the middle of Anse Vata beach. The taxi boats were there every time we wanted to go and went as soon as we got on; no booking or...More

1  Thank AussieAdventurer50
Reviewed 8 August 2017

enjoyed a day here. be aware that you do pay for seats, umberellas etc. 4 seats plus an umberella was 5000 francs for the day. has a restaurant, and bar. But we took our own drinks and picnic. The snorkling was fantastic and made the...More

Thank 187emma
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

What an awful place mostly taken up by a bar and restaurant.This area should be left to the birds. We couldn't wait to get back to the beach at lemons.

Thank Meira S
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25 August 2017|
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Response from Ute M | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure but we enjoyed the island for leasure and diving along the underwater garden.
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5 June 2017|
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Response from Gotte B | Reviewed this property |
As we went there we booked the return trip the guy from the departure asked us when we are planning to go back It's just an indicator for him but taxis are coming and going I would say every 15 minutes Sorry haven't got a... More
10 April 2017|
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Response from Mandy N | Reviewed this property |
We only did Duck Island but it was excellent. We purchased the hop on hop off bus online with the Duck Island ticket. Brought our own snorkel gear and spent 3 hours in the water. Also brought our own food and didnt pay for a... More