Sailing in New Caledonia

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New Caledonia offers a myriad of magnificent islets dotting its pristine lagoon and enhancing the horizon’s contours. A paradisiacal environment that is also a sailor’s dream.  Whether you opt for a private cruise or a guided group excursion, the world’s biggest lagoon will reveal its secrets and spectacular assets. Come enjoy unique sailing escapades!

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Take in amazing panoramas while sailing in New Caledonia

In New Caledonia, you can cruise or sail all year round. Professionals often combine activities into packages so you can also enjoy diving, game fishing, canoeing or even surfing about the great coral reef. In July and August, you will come across whales that choose the area’s warm waters in order to give birth. For a day, a weekend, a week or more, boating in New Caledonia is always an enchanted interlude.   

Most cruises take place it the southern part of the lagoon. Many professionals offer boat rentals with a multitude of options. With a skipper or on your own, organize your boating trip as you wish.

Embark on a nautical adventure and explore the lagoon’s splendid scenery that boasts the breathtaking islets of the south. Many boat charters offer to couple your boating session with other activities such as kitesurfing, diving or harpoon fishing. In Prony Bay, you will enjoy a sheltered environment featuring exceptional vistas and safe anchorage.  

 

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Embark on an incredible trip in New Caledonia

In New Caledonia, there are plenty of one-day excursions to be enjoyed. Even if most of them depart from Nouméa, you will also find great boating offers in most of the island’s coastal villages. Hop on a taxi boat and head to Ténia Islet or Ile Verte in Bourail and spend a memorable day of aquatic fun.

Discover Orphelinat bay and many more...

New Caledonia is a reputed sailing destination and it features over 150 high-quality anchorage sites. Boat rental companies are aplenty and they pretty much offer tailor-made cruises. Great comfort, modern equipment and skippers who love their job: you’re in for an amazing sailing experience. Discover endless natural treasures and wonder at an archipelago of sheer nautical delight.

Isle of Pines, a must-see!

Isle of Pines is a definite highlight of any sailing itinerary. If you depart from Nouméa, it will take you about 3 days to reach the island- a dreamlike sail through surreal scenery. If you get a chance, you must stop by Nokanhui islet on your way. You will enjoy the wild beauty of this long and barely believable stretch of sand emerging from the lagoon.

Ouvea's Pleiades

Ouvéa Atoll, all of which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the true jewel in the crown of New Caledonia. Its waters are internationally recognized as some of the best diving spots in the world, especially the passes at Taureau and Styx.

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