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Ile aux Canards island

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Address: , Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
Phone Number: 261-780
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Great afternoon

Great for an afternoon a bit of a snorkel , a Ly on the beach, more snorkeling. This is a reserve so plenty of fish and coral. Not as much as the Aqanature tour. Can get out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I found it ok. Fun trip but wouldn't go out of my way to go here had it not been included in our room at Le Meridien. Don't order cocktails...not good. Good place to snorkel and relax at the beach.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A quick under ten minute taxi boat ride from Anse Vata Beach. Regular taxis operate all day. Not much to see and you can walk around the island in about 20/30 minutes. Swimming ok and snorkeling available with flippers etc for hire or take your own. You will be charged a rental fee if you want a beach chair and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great for an afternoon a bit of a snorkel , a Ly on the beach, more snorkeling. This is a reserve so plenty of fish and coral. Not as much as the Aqanature tour. Can get out either on a speed boat 1200FF or glass bottom boat 1000FF did both both great . Get snorkel from the shore half the... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There is some good snorkeling here but not much else. You have to rent the deckchairs and the bar was only okay. I'd recommend it if all you want is the snorkeling but otherwise I'd probably skip it.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great little island close the mainland, take a water taxi out there. You will need to take some cash to pay for the beach umbrellas, 1500 per 1 recliner, which is amusing as the ALL come with 2 recliners - but they will let you pay for just 1. Snorkeling off the beach is quite good, not amazing, but decent.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went here on a cloudy forecasted day ( we were meant to go to Amedee that day intially; but it was cancelled due to rain). Taxi boat cost is around 1500xpf return, rate is based on per person; caught the boat from the Le Meridien Wharf - wait was not long - around 10mins Even better; me and my partner... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A short boat ride to a beautiful island where there is some great snorkelling with spectacular coral and lots of fish. Beware of the strong currents at certain times of the day the beach is not patrolled. Unfortunately a lot of the island is taken over with commercial beach loungers. Take the glass bottom boats from Joy Beach, these are... More 

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Kone, New Caledonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Wonderful place for relaxing on the beach, swimming among corals and a wide variety of fish. It is a natural reserve, therefore it is well kept. The restaurant has very nice food at affordable price and the taxi boat drops you and picks you up at the time you wish.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Very beautiful place to snorkel but bit expensive for loungers which we didn't end up paying for and just layed on sand as its just as good. Amazing reefs and fish to see.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Just 5 minutes or so by boat - which cost 1000 francs and you can stay as long as you want to until the last boat (515pm from the island). A very nice bar on the island, super friendly staff members, well-maintained and clean island atmosphere. Definitely recommend this island for those who stay in Anse Vata area.

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