Ile aux Canards island, Noumea

3.9
Famed for its coral reef, the tiny Ile aux Canards island remains a snorkeling paradise just a stone's throw from the mainland. See exotic marine life up close and personal, or just stay on the sand and relax. Rent a beach chair and umbrella, and pick up a few snacks at the cafe serving light meals and drinks. Remember to wear reef shoed to avoid cutting your feet on washed-up coral. If you can, avoid visiting when a cruise ship arrives to take adavantage of the best spots on the sand. Plan to visit Ile aux Canards island during your Noumea vacation using our convenient Noumea vacation planner .
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  • Nice island 5 minutes boat ride from Noumea. Snorkeling is overrated as the water was quite murky and the crowds meant you could not move freely. Snorkeling gear costs $AUD16 for 1 hour hire. Prices f...  more »
  • Call the water taxi on a fine day for a pick up from any Anse Vate wharf. You pay for some shaded deck chairs and snorkel gear. Just snorkel direct off the beach - it’s amazing. Needs to be a fine day...  more »
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  • Have to say the snorkeling was disappointing, most of the reef is dead but there are plenty of fish. My sister and I came here and brought our own drinks and food and they didn’t seem to mind as drinks and food are very expensive.
  • Snorkeling here is awesome, easy access from the beach to the colourful coral reef. Definitely a must go, take the taxi boat from Anse Vata or Lemon Bay... a bit costly to hire umbrella and chairs...
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