At 24,000 km², the Caledonian Lagoon is a wonderful playground for those who want to enjoy the pleasures of boating. Caledonians also love it, and spend their free time as soon as they can on outings that last from a few hours to several days. Experienced and beginner boaters will love the countless ways to enjoy the Pacific Ocean off the coast of New Caledonia.
Take a guide – le Grand Sud, the northern lagoon, Isle of Pines or the Loyalty Islands, why not plan on discovering all these wonders from the ocean? There have never been more boating professionals who are willing to guide passengers who love wide open spaces and who want to spend a few days on the sea. This is a unique opportunity to discover islets that are still wild and to cross paths with dolphins, turtles, dugongs and other inhabitants of the lagoon, all while leaving the reins to an experienced skipper.
Take the helm – sailors can also enjoy the sea in catamarans, canoes, or even motorboats. The lagoon is perfect for cruising, relaxing and discovery. Rent a boat in Nouméa or Koumac and set off for the boating adventure you want on a welcoming, gentle lagoon. This is ideal for a feeling of freedom of movement in an environment that calls for meditation.
Navigate with UNESCO – Since 2008, boating on the Caledonian lagoon has taken on another dimension. Recognized as a World Heritage Site, six areas are included on the prestigious UNESCO list. From the reefs of Entrecasteaux in the Grand Lagon Sud and the coastal areas of the West, North and East, taking the Caledonian sea now means engagement. You can take a boat and protect the environment, aware of the universal heritage that surrounds us.