Zodiak to Duck Island

Visit Duck Island, a stunning coral islet in Anse Vata Bay. If Tom Hanks had landed here in castaway he wouldn't have bothered building a raft. Who would want to leave? Your tour begins with a shuttle service will take you from the ship to your embarkation point. Following a safety briefing you will board the zodiac – a small but powerful boat which will take you on a fast, furious and thrilling ride out to Duck Island. Speed through the harbour, past your cruise ship and out into the bays that surround Noumea. You’ll pass by the iconic Baie de l’Orphelinat and Baie des Citrons, favourite destinations for locals and visitors alike. Disembark the zodiac at Duck Island a stunning coral islet in Anse Vata Bay. You won’t find many ducks here, but you will have two hours to discover this idyllic island paradise. Lay on the sand and soak up the sun or splash around in the tropical water. It’s the perfect snorkelling location with bright coral teeming with exotic fish just off the shore. Explore by following a unique, underwater path that is marked with signage to guide you through this underwater world. For the perfect end to a day in paradise, board the zodiac and race back across the bays, with great views of Noumea’s beaches and coastline, before returning to your cruise ship. Special Notes: Snorkel gear is not provided, please bring your own if you wish to snorkel. Minimum age is 5 years. Maximum weight is 150kgs. Participants will need to walk into water and climb steps to board and disembark the zodiac. To ensure your adventure is as enjoyable as possible, wear your swimsuit under your clothing, wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, bring a hat, a towel, plenty of sunscreen and bottled water. As Duck Island has a coral beach, reef shoes are recommended.
  • Tour Code


  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Motor Boat

  • Experience Types

    Beach & Water

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $79.99
    Children (12 & under) from $79.99


Take a waterproof camera to capture the amazing grace of Noumea by the water. Guests will require a sufficient level of fitness for what can be a thrilling but bumpy ride on the Zodiac. Transferring between the Zodiac and the beach requires a moderate


Refreshments are available from the kiosk on the island at your own expense.

Special Notes

Minimum age is 5 years and over. Kick back and relax with a sun chair and umbrella included in the tour cost. Snorkelling equipment is available for hire or purchase onboard your ship. This tour has limited availability and is unavailable on half day/evening calls to Noumea. Bluebottles are known to occur in the region during the summer months. To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water. This tour is weather dependent and tour content is subject to change without notice.

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