New Caledonia or "the eternal island of spring" is surrounded by a lagoon and coral reef, the second largest in the world. The country consists of a group of islands: the main island (Grande Terre), the Loyalty islands and a myriad of small islands.
Charter a boat in New Caledonia is the ideal way to sail through these islands and will offer you a unique nautical experience on the largest lagoon in the world through the turquoise waters of one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. Your trip will make you discover an archipelago of islands often described as a "corner of France in the middle of the Pacific".
New Caledonia is inhabited by a large variety of peoples including mainly Kanak, "root people" present for over 3000 years, peoples of Asian or European descent and islanders, mainly from the islands of Reunion, Tahiti or Wallis and Futuna. Rich in this cultural diversity, you will meet people with different customs, traditions and religions and understand the nicknames given to each people, such as the "Caldoches" or "Zoreilles" for Europeans. Impressed by this diversity, New Caledonia is strong in Melanesian cultural values and traditions, a culture that has brought together the civilizations of a country originally divided.
Your trip will look like a postcard along the way, during which it is not uncommon to meet whales. Your catamaran (motorboat or monohull), will take you to one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world, along the lagoons with warm and turquoise waters, much of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The exceptional New Caledonian seabed, inhabited by hundreds of endemic animal and plant species, 76% of which do not exist anywhere else, will make your underwater dives unique experiences in the world. In Ouvéa, a jewel of the Pacific, you will see one of the most beautiful atolls in the area.
Characterized by the richness of its aquatic fauna and flora, New Caledonia will also offer you a spectacular land show.
Internationally renowned, you can explore sites such as the Blue River Park, a landscape of drowned forest through hundreds of whitened trunks and river with crystal clear waters, or the heart of Voh, a natural plant formation that has taken the form of a heart.
Your boat will also take you to some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world.
Chartering a boat in New Caledonia will also allow you to travel through authentic and unspoiled beauty islands, visit villages, and immerse yourself in Kanak culture, meet the people, join a tribe or visit cultural sites such as the Tjibaou in Nouméa.
Capital : Nouméa
Spoken language : French
Currency : Pacific franc (CFP)
When to go : From December to March, the southern summer is hot, with peaks in February. In April and November, it is dry and the temperatures are more pleasant. September and November are ideal for hiking and water sports.
Our favorites : Fly over the heart of Voh, the Kanak tribes, the Isle of Pines, meeting the whales in Prony Bay, the view from the cliffs of Jokin...
To be visited by boat : Îles des Pins, Lifou, Ouvéa, Tiga, Maré, Grande Terre
Events not to be missed : In January, the Luecila 3000 Festival celebrates the local culture: dance, handicrafts... Discover Fort Téremba with its thousand colours during the sound and light show. The Wajuyu festival brings together gourmets and festive people.
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