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 »
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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