135 Isle of Pines (New Caledonia) Cruise Reviews

Spectacular. We travelled with Sam to Oro Bay and snorkelled in the Natural Aquarium. Once we returned we just relaxed near the tender area, swimming and looking through the markets
Spectacular. We travelled with Sam to Oro Bay and snorkelled in the Natural Aquarium. Once we returned we just relaxed near the tender area, swimming and looking through the markets Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Stunning island. We went to the natural aquarium and snorkelled. This is spectacular with plenty of colourful fish. Spent the rest of the day relaxing on the beach or browsing the markets.
Stunning island. We went to the natural aquarium and snorkelled. This is spectacular with plenty of colourful fish. Spent the rest of the day relaxing on the beach or browsing the markets. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Isle of Pines - taking advice of other reviewers we got off the tender and walked to one of the waiting tour guides/buses. $20ea/$10kids and he took us to the ‘Natural Aquarium’. 15min drive and he drops you off at the entrance, then ... Read More
Isle of Pines - taking advice of other reviewers we got off the tender and walked to one of the waiting tour guides/buses. $20ea/$10kids and he took us to the ‘Natural Aquarium’. 15min drive and he drops you off at the entrance, then $15ea entry fee. It’s a 5min walk down to the water, (maybe we got high tide?) 15min walk through clear waters above our knees (wear reef shoes). But then it comes out to clear blue amazing water with a small reef. A few mozzies during the walk. The driver came back in 2hrs for us. Quite shallow so great for kids, and no current till you get out past the reef a little. When you come back there are a few little market stalls, and food stalls. Everyone takes AUD$. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
We love the Isle of Pines. It is our favourite destination in the south Pacific. We have been there several times so we don't do an excursion. The beautiful weather enabled us to take a swim at the pristine beach. Other guests swam in ... Read More
We love the Isle of Pines. It is our favourite destination in the south Pacific. We have been there several times so we don't do an excursion. The beautiful weather enabled us to take a swim at the pristine beach. Other guests swam in the lagoon side and snorkelled amoungst the coral and fish. This port is still reasonably uncomplicated and has not been ruined by being populated with traders selling overpriced souvenirs. We have noticed this in other ports after returning years later. Read Less
Sail Date January 2015
Beautiful island. No tours booked but I would love to have a drive around the island to see what else is around!
Beautiful island. No tours booked but I would love to have a drive around the island to see what else is around! Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
We didn't take an organised tour and not really sure what was on offer - we waited till we were on the island to see what the locals offered.There two options $15 or $25 per person. We chose the $15 tour and most of those driving ... Read More
We didn't take an organised tour and not really sure what was on offer - we waited till we were on the island to see what the locals offered.There two options $15 or $25 per person. We chose the $15 tour and most of those driving people movers won't move until they have a full van - 11-13 people. We were a family of 11 and the driver was still trying to tout business to fill the last 2 seats as we were leaving.The driver only speaks French (very little English) therefore there is no commentary - the tour makes 5 stops and we went flat chat from one to the other.Not sure what the difference would have been with $25 trip - possibly one or two more stops - maybe a bit slower. Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
We had 3 destination stops on our cruise, Lifou, Isles of Pines, and Noumea. Of these 3 there was only one standout, and that was Isle of Pines. It was just like a picture postcard. Beautiful blue water, and soft white sands. You could ... Read More
We had 3 destination stops on our cruise, Lifou, Isles of Pines, and Noumea. Of these 3 there was only one standout, and that was Isle of Pines. It was just like a picture postcard. Beautiful blue water, and soft white sands. You could spend all day in the water, and sunning yourself on the beach. Saw many local natives selling their wares, and souvenirs on all 3 stops. The only down side of it all, was that they were extremely over priced, unlike the sellers on our previous trip to the Mediterranean last year, where we picked up some great bargains. If they were to lower their prices, I'm sure they would make a lot more sales Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Beautiful island with good snorkelling, there is two beaches opposite each other with a bar/restaurant on one. There are tours available, but we chose to just swim for a couple of hours and got back on ship when the rain started.
Beautiful island with good snorkelling, there is two beaches opposite each other with a bar/restaurant on one. There are tours available, but we chose to just swim for a couple of hours and got back on ship when the rain started. Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
We had originally booked an excursion to the "natural aquarium", but due to tribal conflict, it was cancelled. In the end, I'm quite glad about that.We got off on one of the earliest tender boats and followed the crowd. ... Read More
We had originally booked an excursion to the "natural aquarium", but due to tribal conflict, it was cancelled. In the end, I'm quite glad about that.We got off on one of the earliest tender boats and followed the crowd. Because of the small size of Rhapsody, there weren't too many people, and we had a wonderful time snorkelling around, then slowly wandering back to the tender boats.A gorgeous relaxing day! Read Less
Sail Date February 2014

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