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Hop On Hop Off - HOHO provided by Lyvai

Hop On Hop Off - HOHO
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
45m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    45m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free cancellation
About
Hop On Hop Off - the most convenient way to get around during your day. As many buses as you want, as many times you like, to 7 popular stops - all day long !  
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 45m
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 137536P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to the Aquarium, Duck Island or any other attraction
Duration
45m
Departure details
  • Location Name: Cruise Ship Terminal
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Entrance fees to the Aquarium, Duck Island or any other attraction
Departure details
  • Location Name: Cruise Ship Terminal
Duration
45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Sep 27, 2020
A note from Hop On Hop Off - HOHO
Mandatory face masks and social distancing rules applied on board.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

4.0
22 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Poor
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Terrible
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John C
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Very happy with their service for a fraction of what the cruise charges it's customer. Regular bus service and very helpful and fully guide. Highly recommended! Thanks!
Written March 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear John, With LYVAI, it's always half price from the ship and twice the fun. Our team always aims for the top by treating people like family. Thank you for choosing our local company and recommending us on Tripadvisor, by doing that you are helping out our local economy. Enjoy the rest of the cruise and GOD Bless. The Red Team (Lyvai)
Written March 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MezzzSydney
Sydney6 contributions
Feb 2020
Hop on Hop off bus took us to Bay de Citron (Lemon Bay) - AUD $10 each - Beaches and Restaurants - on Lovely Air con bus plus free wi-fi to check in with family.
Written February 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Mezzz, When you book with Lyvai, it's always half price from the ship, twice the fun and now you can even connect with your loved ones while riding our Hop-On Hop-Off buses. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with the world. Enjoy the rest of the cruise and GOD bless. The Red Team (LYVAI)
Written February 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Margaret D
Nambucca Heads, New South Wales, Australia35 contributions
Jan 2020
Bus route is not that far & doubles back after a few kilometres. We did the entire route to get bearings, then decided to get off for a swim at Lemon Bay - there is a change room & outdoor shower. The route gives passengers access to the aquarium & shopping centre.
Written February 7, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Margaret, Nouméa City is not that big of a surface, the rest of the suburbs are residential areas only. Our Hop-On Hop-Off shuttles offer a service that runs every 25 minutes, all day, and this makes it easy for passengers to check out 6 locations around Nouméa at their own pace. These destinations include Nouméa's morning market, the Port-Plaisance shopping mall, Lemon beach, Anse Vata bay, Nouméa's Aquarium and the Melanesian museum. Feel free to take some time and explore the Quartier Latin (Museum Stop), famous for it's traditional houses, eateries, French cuisine and bakeries. Thank you so much for sharing your feedback on our services. Enjoy the rest of the cruise and GOD bless. The Red Team (LYVAI)
Written February 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael B
1 contribution
Jan 2020
A very good way to get your bearings, buses were very clean and very regular and the drivers were very helpful.Dont buy on the cruise ships buy on line.
Written February 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Michael, The secret to our success is that we treat people like family, when you book with LYVAI, money goes back to the island and you are helping out our local economy. Thank you so much for sharing your great feedback with the rest of the world. Enjoy the rest of the cruise and GOD bless. The Red Team (LYVAI)
Written February 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michelle C
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Bought a $10 all day pass for hop on and off bus. Price is fantastic but really wanted to refund after witnessing the customer service. Got to the line outside the terminal to board bus and the line was extremely long- the manager then asked my three friends and I to wait further away from terminal to ‘get some shade’ and as we did, a free bus stopped away from us where we were originally lined up. Seems like he did it to make the line appear less busy and avoid turning away potential customers. And to really top it off, as people started to complain after waiting 25 mins for the bus to come in the first place, the manager yells “if you don’t want to get on the bus, then don’t” and is picked up in a private van to avoid dealing with his angry customers!!! The competing red bus company had frequent buses and a much shorter line, whilst this company had few buses coming every 20 minutes when it should be every 10, many ppl are not able to get on a bus as it is too full.

The route itself is not bad and yes it’s cheap, however horrible customer service from manager (lady worker was lovely though) ruined the mood of the morning. I think the workers have realised their manager is horrible.
Written January 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello 06870PRmichellec We have all the buses running 25 minutes, you just have to wait for your turn, it has been set up on your ship two lines for transport to the beaches, we only have 2 bus places in front of the station . Thank you for also understanding this organization. Cordially Lyvai Team
Written January 28, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jpmac43
Cairns, Australia45 contributions
Jan 2020
Buses started from the cruise terminal & followed the coastal roads along the beaches which had lots of spots to try out the blue, blue water. Two cruise ships were in town so thousands of tourists but the buses handled the crowds.
All the bus stops were at key places but some were disappointed when the Aquarium was closed on Mondays.
My onlly critique was that I wanted to visit Chateau Royale where I worked on a convention in 1975 but the bus turned back well short of that hotel. As I have a mobility handicap it was too hard to walk the rest of the way.
Written January 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Jpmac, When you book with LYVAI, it's always half price from the ship and twice the fun. On Mondays, the Aquarium, Morning market, parks and museums are on Government payroll, therefore they are closed. We've asked Cruise ships to come other days than Mondays and Sundays without any success. Here's a tip, next time, book a cruise that comes to Nouméa between Tuesdays and Saturdays. 6 years ago, Hop-On Hop-Off buses used to stop near Château Royal, laws have changed since, the City Council doesn't allow us to use the stops at Ouen Toro area anymore. We have noted your concerns and understand your disability. We do stop at Anse Vata beach near the Hilton area, that's the closest to the Château Royal. Thank you for booking with our company, by doing that you're helping out our local economy and providing us with jobs. Enjoy the rest of the cruise and GOD Bless. The Red Team (Lyvai)
Written January 25, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Edwin46
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions
AMaria was a wonderful driver &communicator in both English & French.
A good experience x2 on her bus. We started on Michael’s bus-no wifi available & he was not happy to answer any questions. We got off after 4 stops due to his grumpy nature!!
Thank you for aAmaria the happy pleasant hop-on driver!!
Lynn.
Written January 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Edwin, LYVAI is an independent local tour operator, we have the GREEN TRAIN and Hop-On Hop-Off LYVAI buses, however the Anse Vata Tchou Tchou Train (Yellow one) works for the cruise ships with the Amedée and SPT Hop-on Buses. First of all. we don't have any drivers by the name of Amaria or Michael, all our LYVAI Hop-On buses have recorded commentaries and wi-fi on board unlike our competitors from the Cruise Ship, so watch out and post your comments on the Anse Vata Tchou Tchou Train page next time. Enjoy the rest of the cruise and GOD bless. The Red Team (LYVAI)
Written January 17, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Janet D
Townsville, Australia5 contributions
Dec 2019
Recent cruise with Royal Caribbean (23rd Dec 2019). Decided to purchase tickets for Hop On Hop Off bus through this site (Lyvai) - cheap at the time paid $9.50Aus. If bought tickets from cruise would have paid $20USD. We are a family of 5 so Lyvai was a good price for us. Our ship docked at the Port. People with Hop On tickets purchased through ship went directly onto their buses (their wrist bands were a different colour to ours). We went on free transfer bus to Noumea Info centre (5mins), walked to Lyvai counter and they gave us our pink wrist bands. We didn't wait long to catch our HOHO bus. Note there are several HOHO buses doing the route but you can only get on the bus which matches your colour wrist band. We stopped at both Lemon and Anse Vata Bays. Enjoyed a swim there in cool, clear waters. Buses were regular, easy to identify and no long waiting periods. Very happy with this service.
Stopped for lunch in a popular bar at Lemon Bay. My 17 year old son was the only person who ordered different food from us and less than 12 hours later he got gastroenteritis. Quarantined on ship for 24hrs. The rest of us were fine, no issues at all. Lesson learnt - only eat food from the ship. The remainder of our cruise was great - no illnesses at all.
Written January 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear JANET D, When you book with LYVAI, it's always half price from the ship, twice the fun and money stays on the island. Why come to Nouméa for bar food when you have French Cuisine around you? Hope your son gets better. Thank you so much for choosing our local company and helping out our local economy. Enjoy the rest of the cruise and GOD bless. The Red team (LYVAI)
Written January 15, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cynthia N
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
I have just come back from the little paradise called New Caledonia. We purchased the Choo-choo train and the hop on hop-off bus at Lyvai.nc. What a great service! The staff is very welcoming, helpful and friendly. Both the lady at the reception and the drivers spoke English very well and the Choo-Choo train excursion was guided in English all the way through. It made a huge difference during the trip. I’m very happy with their services and totally recommend it. Great stuff!
Written January 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Cynthia, With LYVAI, it's always half price from the ship and twice the fun. Our team also aims for the top and our secret is that we treat people like family. Thank you for choosing our local company and sharing your great experience with the rest of the world, by doing that, you are also helping out our local economy. Enjoy the rest of the cruise and GOD Bless. The Red Team (Lyvai)
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

NBP987
Greater Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Dec 2019
This was not what I was looking for, but the detail was hard to get out of the website offer.
The good - was a fair price but the whole thing was executed poorly - for someone staying in Noumea. We had accommodation at the Baie de Citron for two weeks and were looking for something to orientate us.
We could not go to one of the designated stops and join the bus. No for our party of three we had to spend 900 Fr and travel on the local bus then walk to find the cruise ship terminal in 30-degree heat. We tracked down the booth and each given a coloured band – this was our tour identifier. It was after 10 am by now.
We were not allowed on the bus waiting outside even though it was nowhere full – it had to get away on time? This was a bit of a theme. We were introduced by an English-speaking guide to the tour. She could not explain we where we were going, no map (like other HOHO tours I have done) was provided. We had grabbed a city map inside but still no had no idea what was going on. The guy sitting next to me tried to get more information, but the guide got quite narky – typical French attitude to service! She left the bus and a driver got on. He had NO!!! English. We got off at the next stop – the markets and had a wander for a little while. We then went to hop on. The first bus that came along would not board us – he was too full. The next bus that came along and we got on, but we had to stand. We got to the next stop which was advertised as a shopping centre. We had been in here – there is a café a few shops and a supermarket – which has a good deli but no it is not a shopping centre to an Australian. We stayed on the bus. We then travelled to the first stop at Baie de Citron – right on the beach. We had been to the beach several times and it is great – sheltered and mostly sand. We stayed on. As we were about to leave one of the passengers asked the driver to wait for a couple who were approaching the back of the bus. His reply was “TOUGH “and he drove off! Lovely service from our French driver. We travelled a few more stops and did a turn on the main drag at Anse Varta. The next stop was for the water taxi to Duck Island then the next was for the Aquarium. We stayed on waiting for some more attractions. There were none. We went back to the cruise ship terminal. We waited 15 minutes for the bus to head off. We travelled around to the aquarium. We had bought tickets. WE got to the reception of the Aquarium at 2:30 – it had been advertised as closing a 5:00pm. But not today – no the closing time was 3:00 pm. We took the tickets dated to 31st Dec back and had a walk around Anse Varta. We had been told the last bus was at 4:00pm from the furthest point from the Cruise Ship terminal – Anse Varta. We just wanted a short trip from Anse Varta to Baie de Citron. The bus we tried to catch DID NOT STOP. It was nowhere near full. The next bus did stop.
It is clear this “Tour” is a con for cruise ship passengers. The guy from the P&O vessel had paid $40 per ticket on board – we had paid $10 each. We probably got $10 worth of Noumea, but the point is I wanted much more and was happy to pay. I did not expect the rude and poor service. The cruise ships are coming from Australia and NZ – not France so why can the drivers not speak English? Why do they not publish a route map – in English? Why is there no English commentary of what you are seeing? Seems if you do not speak French, they do not give a stuff. My advice – Catch the Route 3 Taneo local bus It goes along the same route and more.
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear NBP987, Thank you for your feedback, if you're staying at Lemon Beach, you don't really need to take a Hop-On Hop-Off shuttle to go to the city, you can get a local public bus with French Drivers. With 90 000 people living in Nouméa City you can bet public transport buses will be fully packed as well. Shuttles operating for the Cruise ship offer the same service with the same itinerary but they are more expensive and when passengers book on the ship, money goes back to the corporation. When you book with us, it's much cheaper, money stays on the island and you are helping out our local economy. We cater for tourists from cruise liners, If you wish to book a guided tour on a day that we operate, all tours depart from Nouméa Cruise Ship terminal / Quai Ferry, located downtown. We do not pick up passengers from hotels. Our Hop-On Hop-Off bus is not a guided tour, it offers a service that runs every 25 minutes, all day with audio commentaries on board, and this makes it easy for passengers to check out 6 locations around Nouméa at their own pace. These destinations include Nouméa's morning market, the Port-Plaisance shopping mall, Lemon beach, Anse Vata bay, Nouméa's Aquarium and the Melanesian Museum. Enjoy your stay in Nouméa and GOD Bless. The Red Team (Lyvai)
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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