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Ile aux Canards island

Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
+687 26.17.80
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we spent a half day snorkeling around the island! make sure you go when the tide is high! we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hong Kong, China
Good day out

Lovely little spot. Easy to access via the water taxi. We went early ( highly recommend as it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we spent a half day snorkeling around the island! make sure you go when the tide is high! we spotted a turtle in at around 6pm (after nearly everyone left) just magic! nice restaurant on the island with good Rosé! Food looked delicious but we...More

Thank Roberts746d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely little spot. Easy to access via the water taxi. We went early ( highly recommend as it was busy by 10.30) and paid to hire lounges ( expensive but worth it). Snorkelling was good and easy. Plenty of fish and water temp was perfect....More

Thank Maconnor
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This island is a short taxi ferry ride across the inlet and offers food, a day bed, and snorkeling gear so you can snorkel around the coral and see some amazing marine life. Highly recommended for a day trip if you are in noumea. Get...More

Thank Toppee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ile aux canards was lovely - we went twice and had great days both times. A great spot to relax. We got the yellow water taxi from Anse Vata - [tickets purchased from under the hut on the beach. When buying tickets you confirm when...More

Thank PBandJ_OZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as part of our hop on hop off tour with Lyvai with the duck island pass included. I’m so glad we did. There were so many stunning species of fish to see not to mention turtles and some even saw a shark...More

Thank Shannii
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a pleasant afternoon there with the family, but I wouldn't bother going again and the cost dropped it from 4 to 3 stars. Everything in New Caledonia was pricey, and Ile aux Canards has a captive audience but even so... We spent about AUS$280...More

Thank DodgySheep
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything in Nouvelle Caledonie is expensive but the costs for a trip to this island is not worth. After having spent 1200 F(€ 10) for few minutes of ride with a taxi boat, 3000 F (€ 25) for a chair where is impossible to lay...More

Thank MazzoniA58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the taxi-boat over to the island, remember to get your tickets from the kiosk first! Only takes three minutes by boat. The island isn’t very sandy, instead it’s made up of coarse crushed coral, so if you can take shoes that you can wear...More

Thank GeorginaBurrows
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

The snorkeling trail at ile aux canards is interesting, easy to follow and leads you through into deeper water. I was lucky enough to spend an hour hanging out with a turtle. The turtle was relaxed and uncaring about my presence. We rented 2 chairs...More

Thank Lucy158
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very pretty Island and only a five minute taxi boat trip from the main beach area of Noumea. If you don’t go early (like we didn’t and on a Sunday to boot) you will not get to hire the $49 sun beds...More

Thank Kim E
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25 August 2017|
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Response from ILuv2Travel | Reviewed this property |
The day I went there were only 2 taxi's running - and there was a ship load of people there. Hence we waited approx 1.5hrs either end. Do not go over in bad weather - the ride is very uncomfortable and scary.
5 June 2017|
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Response from Gotte B | Reviewed this property |
As we went there we booked the return trip the guy from the departure asked us when we are planning to go back It's just an indicator for him but taxis are coming and going I would say every 15 minutes Sorry haven't got a... More
10 April 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