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“Smooth 'snorkelling' all the way...”
Review of Aquanature

Aquanature
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Owner description: The guided Snorkeling tour is a swim equipped with fins, mask and snorkel whose goal is to discover the submarine fauna and flora of the surrounding area. A half-day trip is ideal for an express discovery of the marine reservations surrounding Noumea. It allows a brief excursion on Signal Island to discover its nature trail or simply enjoy its white sand beach. Two 45mn snorkeling tours with a tea/coffee/biscuit break are scheduled on this half day .Week days 8.30 Am to 1.00 Pm / Saturday 07:45 am to 12:00 Full Day Trip /This type of excursion combines the pleasures of aquatic discoveries and those of a nature trail, with an expedition on a reservation islet of the South lagoon.The day trip includes two Snorkeling tours on two different sites, with a break either on Amedee Island or Signal Island. We all share a picnic on a white sand beach with view on the lagoon!Schedule :Every Sunday or on request for a group of 8 people / 9.00 Am to 4.00 Pm SPECIAL SCHEDULE FOR CRUISE BOAT ON REQUEST.
Melbourne, Australia
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“Smooth 'snorkelling' all the way...”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

The service provided by Valerie and the team at Aqua Nature was superb! As not an overly confident snorkeler, they were fantastic at instilling confidence! By the second dive instead of swimming away from the black tip shark I was trying to get a glimpse! Everything was so well organised and professional...having done lots of these types of trips I can say this was the best yet from start to finish! Great day, lots of sea life and beautiful coral! Thanks team Aqua Nature!

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“We had a Whale of a Time”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

We have been rather slack in submitting this review, it being nearly 3 months since we had the absolute pleasure of snorkelling with Aquanature in July. The seamless booking for the full day Sunday tour to Tabou Reef and Amadee was the beginning of one of the most memorable days on and in the ocean. Roberto skippered our boat, while Valerie and Frederique looked after the swimmers.
And what an experience it was. Crystal clear water at both sites with expert and knowledgeable staff who knew exactly where to go and what to look out for. I can't begin to count the number of sea life we saw but the colours and breadth of fish species was amazing. Even saw a shark or two!
But the highlight was the inside information of the crew that there were whales in the area, and if by magic we were treated to a display of a young calf diving in and out of the water.
We were so thrilled with the cruise that we decide to book the half day tour to Signal Island on the Wednesday and again were not disappointed.
Thank you to Roberto, Valerie and Frederique for some of the most satisfying experiences we have had.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Highlight of the Cruise”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

My family, along with three others, recently went on a Carnival cruise. Based on TA recommendations we pre-booked the half day trip. All eight adults and kids ranging from 3-17 loved it. Painless to book. Nice clean, tidy boat. Wonderful crew and guides. An absolute must to do whilst your in Noumea. Where else would you see schools of fish, sea snakes, reef sharks and turtles - all on 1/2 a day. Take a waterproof camera.

Visited September 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Simply wonderful!”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

We went on this tour in April 2013, when we docked in Noumea on the Carnival Spirit. We made sure we were at the front of the queue for debarkation and we were able to walk to the marina in time to depart on the Aquanature tour.

We were 2 ad and 2 chd (8 and 5). Our 5 year old stayed on the boat with Roberto, whilst our 8 year old got to experience his first open water snorkel. Frederica took really good care of him holding his hand the whole time - so he felt safe and she showed him all sorts of exciting marine creatures. We thoroughly enjoyed the snorkel spots we went to - and got some great pictures. We stopped off at a small island on the way back which was just lovely.

All in all - this is a wonderful trip and i'd thoroughly recommend it to all. Great memories - thanks to all at Aquanature.

Visited April 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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“Amazing expierence”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We had such an amazing time with Aquanature on the 9th of September. We had a group of 18 people, and rented out the boat. Every person who attended the tour, first-timers, beginners and medium experienced snorkelers had a fantastic time. Valerie and the other guides were very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. We had a last minute change to our cruise itinerary and Aquanature made them selves available on the alternative date, which was actually their day off! We did a full-day tour, with a full lunch provided... Needless to say, was also (hassle-free) AMAZING! During the tour, we did not see anybody else from the cruise ship which was great! Felt like we had the Noumean islands to our selves. Thanks again Aquanature, 1000 out of 10 for a great experience. Turtles, Stingrays, Sea Snakes, Coral, and heaps of other stuff! Would re-book this tour a million times.

Visited September 2013
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