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Ile aux Canards island

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Address: Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
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Lovely little island, close to Anse Vata, nice snorkelling

The little island is about 10 mins by water taxi (cost about AUD$20 for both of us). To get an umbrella and 2 lounge-beach seats, you have to hire. Aqua-shoes is a must as the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Maria J
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Sydney, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the best snorkelling we've ever experienced. This is a great little getaway close to Anse Vata and Baie des Citrons. If you're not into snorkelling the beach and views are amazing on their own. Restaurant food is delicious and they have lots of options. Okay.. it might be a tiny bit more expensive than normal, but you're on... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing snorkeling on Ile aux Canards, the island is small and shallow enough for you to feel safe to swim. Definitely only worth going for a couple of hours as there is nothing else to do, apart from the over priced bar. Did not like the fact that you had to pay for the deck chairs on the beach, and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The little island is about 10 mins by water taxi (cost about AUD$20 for both of us). To get an umbrella and 2 lounge-beach seats, you have to hire. Aqua-shoes is a must as the bottom of the ocean has quite a lot of sharpie stuff like stones and corals. You don't need to swim far, 5 steps from the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Duck Island is a tiny island. You can walk across it in less than a minute. Even still, the place has a magical charm to it, perfect for an afternoon siesta or a quick snorkel. We arrived in Noumea on a cruise and opted to make our own way to Duck Island and not pay the excursion fee onboard. We... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Plenty of fish and handy to Noumea and Anse Vata. Most hire an umbrella. Pay at the bar on the island first before seeing the rental fellow. Looked like you could hire most snorkelling necessities from him - also payable at the bar. Not much coral. One person in a group of 30 saw a turtle. We only snorkelled at... More 

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Thank Phillip B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We kayaked over from the beach which took about half an hour. The island is nicely set up but you have to go out a fair way to get decent snorkelling. We only stayed about 40 minutes. Nice thing to do but not an essential trip -

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Thank Katrina S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a few km off shore but with stunning views and a laid back beach-bar attitude, it's a pleasant way to chill out on a sunny day.

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Thank Sean O
Noumea, New Caledonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little tiny island you can take a quick 5 minutes boat trip from Anse Vata. It is a convenient beach for easy snorkeling (close to the waters edge) or just relaxing on the beach in a city. Not spectacular site but it's convenient. Enjoy local artists' arts around the island. Restaurant, bar, beach beds, parasols and toilets are available.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Duck Island is a small island just off the shore of Noumea. It's easily accessible by glass bottom boat (great for looking at the abundant underwater life as you arrive at the island). The island is charming, with decorative local artworks all around, a pleasant sandy beach (with deck chairs for hire) and swimming and snorkelling. I had a delightful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Had a fantastic ride on the Zodiak, followed by great snorkeling on a secluded island. Our guide didn't know much about local history as he wasn't from Noumea but he, along with the other workers, was very hospitable. I'd go there again :D

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