7-Night Cruise Around the Isle of Pines from Noumea

Multi-day & Extended Tours, 2 Rue Paul Montchauvet to Returns to original departure point

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Enjoy this 7-night cruise through the Isle of Pines after departing from Noumea. Abaca is a catamaran Helia 44 issued in 2015. It is equipped with the latest features in comfort, private en-suite cabins, open-space cockpit and sundeck. You and your small group will be guided in the the lagoon to the deserted islands, offering white beaches, coral reefs and tropical fishes. You also have the option to include traditional meals if you pre-select this option.
Take an 8 days and 7 nights cruise to the Isle of Pines. The usual program is as follows (may be modified en route due to weather):Day 1: At 5pm, depart from Noumea. Sail a few hours and anchor for the night near the island Ouen (see map previously sent).Day 2: Sail to a southern island. Snorkel and trek on the beach.Day 3: Navigate to the Isle of Pines, reached in the afternoon. Enjoy the bay of Kuto or Kanumera. There may be free time to walk around the peninsula of Kuto (about one hour).Day 4: You will have morning free time and may have time to visit the ruins of the prison (two hours walk) and/or snorkel around the rock Kanumera. At 11am, navigate (one hour) to anchor off the Ilot Brosse for a lobster meal (upon availability of the head of the tribe). There is a possibility you can cross the island (20 min) to join the Nursery blacktip shark babies and then trek around the island (one hour). In the evening, head back to Kuto or Kanumera. Enjoy free time until dinner or shopping at the boutique.Day 5: The cruises navigates in the morning to reach the Bay of Oro. Optionally, you can navigate by canoe in the bay Upi (two hours), and after a walk of 40 minutes, reach the natural pool known for its fish and corals. These activities can be booked for you, and you pay directly to the local providers. Savor a shore lunch of cooked bougna. In the afternoon, you have free time for snorkeliing or sitting on the beach.Day 6: Sail to reach the Bay of Gadji. Snorkel over the coral. Take a short stroll on an island or enjoy sunbathing.Day 7: Navigate to another southern island and participate in snorkelling and beach activities. Day 8: Return to Noumea with a stop for lunch off a little island (about two hours). Arrive in Noumea at about 5pm. 

What’s included

  • 7-nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • Fuel surcharge and local taxes
  • Meals (if option selected)

What’s not included

  • All meals (unless option selected)

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Itinerary

Day 1: At 5pm, depart from Noumea. Sail a few hours and anchor for the night near the island Ouen (see map previously sent).
Day 2: Sail to a southern island. Snorkel and trek on the beach.
Day 3: Navigate to the Isle of Pines, reached in the afternoon. Enjoy the bay of Kuto or Kanumera. There may be free time to walk around the peninsula of Kuto (about one hour).
Day 4: You will have morning free time and may have time to visit the ruins of the prison (two hours walk) and/or snorkel around the rock Kanumera. At 11am, navigate (one hour) to anchor off the Ilot Brosse for a lobster meal (upon availability of the head of the tribe). There is a possibility you can cross the island (20 min) to join the Nursery blacktip shark babies and then trek around the island (one hour). In the evening, head back to Kuto or Kanumera. Enjoy free time until dinner or shopping at the boutique.
Day 5: The cruises navigates in the morning to reach the Bay of Oro. Optionally, you can navigate by canoe in the bay Upi (two hours), and after a walk of 40 minutes, reach the natural pool known for its fish and corals. These activities can be booked for you, and you pay directly to the local providers. Savor a shore lunch of cooked bougna. In the afternoon, you have free time for snorkeliing or sitting on the beach.
Day 6: Sail to reach the Bay of Gadji. Snorkel over the coral. Take a short stroll on an island or enjoy sunbathing.
Day 7: Navigate to another southern island and participate in snorkelling and beach activities. 
Day 8: Return to Noumea with a stop for lunch off a little island (about two hours). Arrive in Noumea at about 5pm.
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