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Ile aux Canards island

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Address: Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
Phone Number: +687 26.17.80
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This little island just off Anst Vata Beach is easy to get to by water taxi just down the road towards the aquarium. Cost pp is 1200 XPF return. On arrival you will see deck... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great day snorkelling here. Lots of colourful fish and sea life that appear to be well used to human company. The restaurant and bar is good for a snack between swims The boat trip is five minutes and leaves from one of the bays in town Everything is well run. Great for families or even on your... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If we were going to snorkel and look at the reef then a very bad spot, but really relaxing just hiring a hut and drinking beers on an island and having lunch, was great to relax but don't go here to snorkel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 5 minute water taxi ride from Anse Vata Beach ($12 RT) lies Duck Island. A small sandy outcropping with a fairly nice restaurant and bar and beach all around. There is good snorkelling available and a marked snorkelling path to follow with signage about what you might see. The island is filed with modern renditions of traditional art and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island is tiny and a five minute ride out by water taxi from the beach at Anse Vata. We took a quick run out on the day we were leaving, just to have a walk about. We were really surprised how lovely the place was with an upmarket bar and restaurant, lots of semi-private sun tents and gardens all... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little island just off Anst Vata Beach is easy to get to by water taxi just down the road towards the aquarium. Cost pp is 1200 XPF return. On arrival you will see deck chairs etc but these have to be rented and are expensive 3000 XPF for 2 chairs and an umbrella for the day but also a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our day at duck island. Easy water taxi with 2 kids. Worth paying the extra for a shady hut with loungers to sit on. We went on a Monday and was not busy at all but apparently very crowded in weekends. Need reef shoes as sand is all rough coral. Nice beach for kids to swim and bar... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited during a Royal Caribbean cruise. Cruise organised excursion cost 3 times as much as we paid - go to cruise terminal and get a local tour. We took an early glass bottom boat to the island and were the first to arrive. Stayed 2 hours and by the time we left the island was getting crowded. Hired sunlounge and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited noumea from a cruise ship on armistice day so the place was pretty quiet and not much was open. We jumped on the hop on hop off bus and got off at Anste beach, from there we caught a water taxi over to duck island. The swimming and snorkelling was ok. If you want any shade you need to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a quick water taxi ride from the mainland to access a good reef for snorkeling. There is good amount of marine life and coral, although the coral looks like it's starting to bleach. Toilets are in good condition and clean. The price of drinks at the bar are reasonable given that it's an island. My only concern is that... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid 1500 xpf each for return taxi to island, took all of 3 minutes, walked around island admiring nesting birds of many species, went to sit on one of hundreds of sun lounges scattered around the 2hectares of island, no sand, crushed coral, necessary to wear appropriate footwear always, immediately told, 'you sit, you pay', which we, as only 2... More 

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