Isle of Pines (New Caledonia) Island Discovery Excursion Reviews

Touring the island, you'll find that this little island really packs a punch. Paradise Cave and Oumagne Cave are great to visit for their natural pools and streams. After you've seen the terrain, grab a snorkel and venture underwater to swim among the fish and sea life.
An hour excursion for $15 Only 6 people on the van and took us to all the main attractions.
An hour excursion for $15 Only 6 people on the van and took us to all the main attractions.
An hour excursion for $15 Only 6 people on the van and took us to all the main attractions. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Found a tour with a local company among the market stalls, he wanted $30 each or 2750 francs.
Found a tour with a local company among the market stalls, he wanted $30 each or 2750 francs. Tour went to a few beaches, a couple of lookouts, the cemetery, the prison ruins, the church in Oro, St Maurices statues and back to the beach. ... Read More
Found a tour with a local company among the market stalls, he wanted $30 each or 2750 francs. Tour went to a few beaches, a couple of lookouts, the cemetery, the prison ruins, the church in Oro, St Maurices statues and back to the beach. Then we went snorkeling in Kanumera Bay, try the snails they are delicious. Use plenty of sunscreen, i got badly burnt while snorkeling. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
not much to see on the island.
not much to see on the island. apart from the plane crash which must have occured only 10 minutes before we drove past it...
not much to see on the island. apart from the plane crash which must have occured only 10 minutes before we drove past it... Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
If you are going to take a cruise, you need to do shore tours.
If you are going to take a cruise, you need to do shore tours. This 2 hour tour was interesting and we stopped at a little impromptu stall run by a family of locals. They sold home made chocolate or vanilla cake for $3 per piece. Made with ... Read More
If you are going to take a cruise, you need to do shore tours. This 2 hour tour was interesting and we stopped at a little impromptu stall run by a family of locals. They sold home made chocolate or vanilla cake for $3 per piece. Made with love! I had to try some. The people are lovely. Isle of Pines has beautiful turquoise blue water and snorkelling. I didn’t try that. Shoulda. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Paid $25 for an excellent tour around the island, including the church, old prison ruins and a ...
Paid $25 for an excellent tour around the island, including the church, old prison ruins and a visit to the grotto ($4 entry fee) - worth every cent! Two hour tour with plenty of time then for snorkelling
Paid $25 for an excellent tour around the island, including the church, old prison ruins and a visit to the grotto ($4 entry fee) - worth every cent! Two hour tour with plenty of time then for snorkelling Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The history the spectacular sceneries land marks were amazing great guild well worth the 1 and half ...
The history the spectacular sceneries land marks were amazing great guild well worth the 1 and half hr tour
The history the spectacular sceneries land marks were amazing great guild well worth the 1 and half hr tour Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Only AUD$15 per person to go around the island attractions, it was a very good value!
Only AUD$15 per person to go around the island attractions, it was a very good value!
Only AUD$15 per person to go around the island attractions, it was a very good value! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We did the guided Island Discovery tour.
We did the guided Island Discovery tour. A nice tour to take in the Isle of Pines. And it is a fairly quick tour so you have the rest of the day to explore and spend time on the beach.
We did the guided Island Discovery tour. A nice tour to take in the Isle of Pines. And it is a fairly quick tour so you have the rest of the day to explore and spend time on the beach. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice trip in comfortable bus,nice places visited.
Nice trip in comfortable bus,nice places visited.
Nice trip in comfortable bus,nice places visited. Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises Australia
Unguided tour.
Unguided tour. Was great. Tour guide did speak a bit of English. Got to see the island. So nice. We also just swan at Kutamera Bay. Very very nice bay. Worth walking just a little to the right and along the beach to get a better spot away ... Read More
Unguided tour. Was great. Tour guide did speak a bit of English. Got to see the island. So nice. We also just swan at Kutamera Bay. Very very nice bay. Worth walking just a little to the right and along the beach to get a better spot away from the crowds. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Tendered to the Isle of Pines, very smooth and quick....Took 90min tour round the island with Jean, ...
Tendered to the Isle of Pines, very smooth and quick....Took 90min tour round the island with Jean, in a 12 seat A/C minibus, booked onshore just follow the road round the coast to the left for 2mins.. Jean was very informative in his ... Read More
Tendered to the Isle of Pines, very smooth and quick....Took 90min tour round the island with Jean, in a 12 seat A/C minibus, booked onshore just follow the road round the coast to the left for 2mins.. Jean was very informative in his broken English - much better than my schoolgirl French! Went to Queen Hortense cave, myself and another lady slipped in the mud..we became firm friends after that! Saw the old Penal Colony and churches...worth the AUS$25 we paid direct to tour operator.....However, $11US for a small can of beer at the nearby hotel was not! Beautiful beaches and pristine sea.... Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice little bus trip around the island.
Nice little bus trip around the island. Worth it once but wont do 2nd time around
Nice little bus trip around the island. Worth it once but wont do 2nd time around Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I've been to the Isle of Pines many times but never got to see the village of Vao or the wood ...
I've been to the Isle of Pines many times but never got to see the village of Vao or the wood carvings. I can highly recommend this tour as it gave an excellent overview of the main points of interest on the island with adequate time ... Read More
I've been to the Isle of Pines many times but never got to see the village of Vao or the wood carvings. I can highly recommend this tour as it gave an excellent overview of the main points of interest on the island with adequate time to get off the bus and take photos Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider:
Bus wasn't air conditioned made it rather uncomfortable
Bus wasn't air conditioned made it rather uncomfortable
Bus wasn't air conditioned made it rather uncomfortable Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very enjoyable and interesting, and we enjoyed a swim at the beach.
Very enjoyable and interesting, and we enjoyed a swim at the beach.
Very enjoyable and interesting, and we enjoyed a swim at the beach. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
A bus ride around the 'highlights' of the island.
A bus ride around the 'highlights' of the island. As our guide had very limited english we were shown a video about New Caledonia which was more informative than the tour itself.
A bus ride around the 'highlights' of the island. As our guide had very limited english we were shown a video about New Caledonia which was more informative than the tour itself. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Another island by tender.
Another island by tender. We walked up to the village which was a bit steep and booked a tour around the island, unfortunately some very pushy guests from the USA pushed in and we had to wait an hour to depart. The tour was made in a ... Read More
Another island by tender. We walked up to the village which was a bit steep and booked a tour around the island, unfortunately some very pushy guests from the USA pushed in and we had to wait an hour to depart. The tour was made in a comfortable mini bus, very French. We were taken around the island , firstly to a church and eventually to a coral sand beach where we spent 30 mins. Very beautiful. Not much to see on the island really. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
An inland tour that showed the highlights.
An inland tour that showed the highlights.
An inland tour that showed the highlights. Read Less
Sail Date July 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Small tour bus (22seat) local tour showed points of interest with stops for photos etc.
Small tour bus (22seat) local tour showed points of interest with stops for photos etc. 2 hours duration & good commentary along the way. Very enjoyable.
Small tour bus (22seat) local tour showed points of interest with stops for photos etc. 2 hours duration & good commentary along the way. Very enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice air-conditioned coach, tour lasted 45 minutes.
Nice air-conditioned coach, tour lasted 45 minutes.
Nice air-conditioned coach, tour lasted 45 minutes. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
2hr bus tour of the island for less than half the cost of the ships shore excursion.
2hr bus tour of the island for less than half the cost of the ships shore excursion. we just booked it when we got off the tender boat. It was fantastic
2hr bus tour of the island for less than half the cost of the ships shore excursion. we just booked it when we got off the tender boat. It was fantastic Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Amazing place.
Amazing place. I have seen some amazing places in my time and this really was breath taking. Don't bother buying any crap on the island though. Save your money.
Amazing place. I have seen some amazing places in my time and this really was breath taking. Don't bother buying any crap on the island though. Save your money. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The Island Discovery 2 hour guided bus tour was very informatively led by a friendly knowledgeable ...
The Island Discovery 2 hour guided bus tour was very informatively led by a friendly knowledgeable local guide. We stopped about four times, the final stop at the Queen Hortense Grotto. It was pretty muddy and slippery here so was ... Read More
The Island Discovery 2 hour guided bus tour was very informatively led by a friendly knowledgeable local guide. We stopped about four times, the final stop at the Queen Hortense Grotto. It was pretty muddy and slippery here so was thankful to be wearing sports shoes. This tour includes a Church visit so please adhere to the requested dress code - t-shirts (not singlets), knee length shorts/dress for women and shoulder coverings. A sarong will do to cover up your shorts in need. The main beach areas were crowded with cruise passengers so it was nice to take a tour. It was possible to come ashore and return by tender at any time. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider:
What can I say.
What can I say. There is not much there, although it was lovely to get off the ship & spend some time sitting on the sand . Not much of the craft that was done by the people was being purchases which was a shame.
What can I say. There is not much there, although it was lovely to get off the ship & spend some time sitting on the sand . Not much of the craft that was done by the people was being purchases which was a shame. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
A very good tour of the Isle of Pines.
A very good tour of the Isle of Pines. We visited the Lady of Assumption Church, the monument at Saint Maurice Bay, and the ruins of the original jail. Very informative.
A very good tour of the Isle of Pines. We visited the Lady of Assumption Church, the monument at Saint Maurice Bay, and the ruins of the original jail. Very informative. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises