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Ile aux Canards island

Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
+687 26.17.80
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Small but pleasant island for relaxing and swimming

Ile aux canards (Duck Island) is a 10 minute taxi ride from Anse Vata beach. I recommend the taxi... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ron C
Paris, France
Not a Duck to See

Walking back to our hotel from the Aquarium to our hotel we decided a quick trip in the Taxi Bus to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gymea, Australia
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Noumea, Grand Terre, New Caledonia
+687 26.17.80
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ile aux canards (Duck Island) is a 10 minute taxi ride from Anse Vata beach. I recommend the taxi but be clear when you want to return. The island is very small and mainly for relaxing on the lounges (which need to be paid for)...More

Thank Ron C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking back to our hotel from the Aquarium to our hotel we decided a quick trip in the Taxi Bus to Ile aux Canards Island (Duck Island) would give us another view of Noumea. Our decision was spur of the moment and consequently we had...More

1  Thank RobGymeaBay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once again there should be a rating between Average and Very Good, probably just Good would suffice. If visiting on a Cruise Ship Duck Island is easy to get to and not expensive. We bought tickets at the information/ tourist centre where the shuttle buses...More

1  Thank TimberBlueMountains
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went for snorkeling and I believe there's better but this island is easy to get to( water taxi 10min) and the coral and water life was good .

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The island is very beautiful and easy to walk right around in <10 mins. Deck chairs are available at a cost of 3,000 CFP (2 lounges and an umbrella). Food and drink is available at the bar. I ordered a gin cocktail (1,500 CFP) which...More

1  Thank HappyWanderers434
Reviewed 5 October 2017

A great snorkel spot and only a few minutes to get there by boat - two boat options (1000 CFP for glass bottom, 1200 for taxi boat, which is the stand closest to Anse Vata hotels). Sunbeds a bit pricey at 1000 CFP (food and...More

Thank DlaremeJ
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful little island great for sunbathing and snorkelling! We paid to use the sun lounger and umbrella which I would definitely recommend. The underwater snorkelling path was cool even though we couldn't read French!

1  Thank Kylie F
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Awesome place to spend a day. Be prepared for some serious heat and some amazing underwater sights. Swim with the fish!

Thank Grace B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great day on the island. Hired the beach chairs, swam & just thoroughly enjoyed the sun & sea. Yes, the place is expensive but like others have said you can take your own supplies, nice short trip from Anse Vata.

Thank hokimai
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Duck Island has reasonable facilities available such as food and drinks but a bit dearer than mainland prices, of course. Best for younger people who are able to kite surf, jet ski or snorkel, etc. We did love watching the colourful kite surfers and happened...More

Thank SusieGC2
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25 August 2017|
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Response from Ute M | Reviewed this property |
Not really sure but we enjoyed the island for leasure and diving along the underwater garden.
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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