Do you love the sea, but you don’t have the soul of a great sailor? Don’t worry! In New Caledonia, you can take a taxi-boat like a bus! The islets are a short trip away for an afternoon or for a whole weekend. Just choose where you want to wear your pareo!

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  • Ile aux Canards and Maitre islet in taxiboat, Noumea, New Caledonia

    Taxi-boat around Nouméa

    The most diverse islets are available from Nouméa. The southern lagoon is filled with islets, each more welcoming than the last. Some of them have been classified as natural reserves and rules have to be followed if you want to splash around. Escapade Island (called Ilot Maitre which features the only over water bungalow in New Caledonia) and Ténia islet are enjoyed by those who like board sports as well as snorkelers and divers.

  • Goelands island in New Caledonia

    TOP 5 of the best islets to visit by taxi-boat

    • Goéland Islet for its white sand.
    • Larégnère Islet for its various water activities and specially-built shelters
    • Signal Islet to watch sea birds and hike the pedestrian trail
    • Casy Islet for its underwater seascapes and its calm
    • Tibarama Islet for its dreamlike beauty and pedestrian and marine trails
  • Penal colony in Nou island in Noumea, New Caledonia

    Taxi-boats at the heart of heritage

    Do you want to go on a unique outing combining pleasure and history? The historic and cultural tour in île Nou (Nouville) is for you. This trip through time follows the history of swimming and the colonial past of Nouméa. It concludes with a nature trip on Signal Islet.

  • Maitre islet in taxiboat, Noumea, New Caledonia

    Taxi-boats for (kite)surfing

    Lovers of board sports will love the Caledonian lagoon. Taxi-boats will take you to the best surfing spots. The Dumbéa pass at about 45 minutes from Nouméa offers several surfing spots. The sea breeze blows regularly in mid-morning for windsurfers and kitesurfers. The same goes for the famous spot at îlot Maître (Escapade Island), which is open 7 days a week.

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