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Departing directly from Noumea's cruise terminal, this half-day tour offers a chance to see the wild side of one of the world's largest lagoons. Head to Signal Island, a quiet white-sand island which few tourists take the time to visit. Swim in water frequented by turtles and see colorful corals and reef fish. Arrive back in Port refreshed in the early afternoon, leaving plenty of time to see the sights in Noumea.
Get a group together and avoid Noumea's crowded water taxis on this half-day catamaran journey. Departing Noumea, your boat sets sail for Escapade Island, crossing the world's largest lagoon on the way. Discover gardens of coral teeming with colorful reef fish and, if you’re lucky, meet giant clams and green sea turtles. Although many visitors to Noumea are content to snorkel from the shore, a boat allows snorkelers to see parts of the reef that most people miss.
The Green train ride is a 90 minute enjoyable and informative guided tour that offers an opportunity to see Nouméa city and get a sense of it's history. The tour stops at two destinations - the Rocher à La Voile viewpoint and the Ouen Toro lookout which has a stunning view over the Pacific Ocean and the Lagoon.Our local tour guides have special ways of providing passengers with commentaries and historical insight that it will make them feel connected to this island like never before ! Suitable for all ages and entertaining for the whole family..... Your departure time approx: - ETD for morning Ships : 09:30a.m. / 10:15a.m. / 11:00a.m. / 1:15 p.m. - ETD for afternoon Ships : 3:30p.m. / 4p.m. ITINERARY - Cruise Ship Terminal. - Castel Hagen Noumea's oldest mansion, part of town's colonial heritage. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, Sunday and Monday, trains will stop at Rocher la Voile. - Ouen Toro :The Ouen Toro lookout point & a stunning view over the Pacific Lagoon.
Our Duck Island package includes the Water Taxi return + full Hop On Hop Off. Please use our Hop On Hop Off complementary service as your ride to the Anse Vata water taxis (20 minutes bus ride from the Cruise Ship Terminal) but as well as your invitation to discover on the way the Morning Market and all other stops before or after your Duck Island experience. Our Duck Island package is available only when Cruise Ships are docked in Nouméa !
Travel in our air-conditioned buses towards your first stop the "Tjibaou Cultural Centre”. You will discover the unique architecture of the Center, a polycultural complex, mainly dedicated to Kanak art. This tour Includes entrance fees to the Cultural Centre and a guided tour of about 45 minutes. Then we will head towards the second stop located in the town of Mont Dore, the church at the Catholic mission of Conception, starting point of Christianity in New Caledonia with the statue of our lady at the top of its bell tower and the remarkable stained glass windows. Then your journey will continue to the lookout situated at Ouen Toro with a 360 ° view of the Caledonian lagoon and the areas of Mont Dore, Anse-Vata, Promenade Pierre Vernier, magnificent mountain ranges to name a few. Finally back to Nouméa city centre, passing by the marinas, town beaches, colonial houses and more… PLEASE NOTE : This tour is only operating when Cruise Ships are docked in Nouméa !!
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