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Ile aux Canards island

Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
+687 26.17.80
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Lovely spot on a good day

The island was small with a coral beach and beautifully coloured clear water for snorkelling.We saw... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Good snorkling with lovely staff

Make sure you say hello to the bar staff they are very friendly and look after you and will arrange... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
+687 26.17.80
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The island was small with a coral beach and beautifully coloured clear water for snorkelling.We saw lots of colourful fish.The day we went was windy but the snorkelling area was protected.There was a huge wait for the water taxi on our way over (5 min...More

Thank jenny1961
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you say hello to the bar staff they are very friendly and look after you and will arrange things on the beach so you have a pleasant stay

Thank peterjenno57
Reviewed 1 week ago

near to anse vata.....5 minutes ride by boat taxi.....small island.....minimal charges for shacks......have arrangement for snorkeling.....clear blue water.

Thank farazrazakhan
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 5 minute boat trip from Anse Vata will see you at Ile aux Canards Island. If you want to save on cash, take your own food and drinks, and snorkelling gear (hired by the hour). Beach shoes would be advisable as only a portion...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little island five minutes by water taxi from Ans Vata beach. Drinks are expensive, beach is unique only because it is on a small island.Same for swimming. And the people running the island want money to sit as well as overcharging for drinks. I...More

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit when in Noumea. Take the water taxi opposite the island near the Aquarium only 1000 F per person return. No cost on the island unless you want to buy drinks or food. You can bring your own. Loungers are free and...More

Thank Maurice F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awersome day snorkelling on a really polished day retreat tour.....well groomed facilities and an easy ride across in glass bottom taxi...a must visit on a hot afternoon. Tips: rent a lounger (15000XPF) and take your snorkelling gear from your hotel. Great warm afternoon actvity

Thank Hayden L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Duck Island was a great little day trip. We were lucky it wasn't too busy when we went. The water taxi was really quick, and there were lots of sun loungers to choose from. Nice little spot to relax for the day, snorkelling was really...More

Thank TashCushla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little gem was a fun place to go for the day when our cruise ship docked in Noumea. The snorkeling here was outstanding and the water was crystal clear. The water is really shallow in spots so you need to snorkel with care so...More

Thank travelingbandacoot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Check the weather before you embark to Duck Island. There is no point going if the water is rough as the trip over will be choppy and the snorkelling not so good. If you want to save money take your own food and there is...More

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June 4, 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
The water taxis go from just down near the Hilton Hotel complex. They run all day starting from 8 am and the last one is around 5. You can't book you just show up and book a time on the day. The only problem is you need to... More
April 10, 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
April 10, 2017|
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Response from yummyrib | Reviewed this property |
This is the very same island, but in French. Be prepared to speak French in New Caledonia.