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Location: Ile aux Canards | Ile aux Canards
Category: Cruises & Water Tour
Tiny tropical paradise of Ile aux Canards via water taxi
Snorkeling explorey trail in a marine reserve's coral beds
Vibrant sea life like clownfish, parrotfish & sea cucumbers
Island-style lunch in a traditional beachfront faré hut
Open-air sculpture garden featuring works by Oceanic artists
Self-guided day trip to Ile aux Canards
Roundtrip water taxi ride
1-hour snorkeling equipment rental
Lunch and 1 soft drink
Splash into the waters of Ile aux Canards—French for Duck Island. Despite its quirky moniker, this island isn't populated by quacking birds. It is, however, a prime snorkeling spot, with an underwater trail that's perfect for getting an up-close look at New Caledonia's vibrant tropical sea life.
Cruise via water taxi to the tiny paradise of Ile aux Canards, just a few hundred yards from the mainland, and make your way to the beach. Grab a snorkel and mask and prepare to immerse yourself in the serene, life-filled world below the surface of the water. Bright buoys mark a 550-yard-long (500-m) route that guides you through a variety of ecosystems and marine environments. Stop at each one to read a waterproof aquaguide that points out different creatures and features to watch for as you snorkel.
Glide along this fascinating explorey path to take in the oceanic wonders of the island's nature reserve, passing over branching coral forests and wave-sculpted stretches of sand. Keep your eyes peeled for vibrant parrotfish, striped butterflyfish, and silvery spotted pompanos. Sea cucumbers squiggle along the sandy bottom, and electric blue damselfish and orange and white clownfish dart around coral formations.
After your aquatic exploration, grab a light lunch at a snack bar in a traditional Kanak thatched faré (hut) on the beach. Spend some time visiting the island's open-air sculpture garden, an art trail through the shrubbery and sands featuring over a hundred original works of art by Oceanic sculptors and artists.
Cancellation Policy: 48 hours
Know before you book:
Children 4 and younger are complimentary.,
At least 2 adults are required for this activity to take place.
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