Shore Excursion Details

Lagoon Snorkeling

Noumea, New Caledonia

Lagoon Snorkeling

DETAILS

  • 3
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Family Recommended

Climb aboard a wide-open catamaran and sail to the spectacular New Caledonia Lagoon. Put on your snorkeling gear and hit the water to experience in this UNESCO World Heritage Site.


After a short walk from the ship, you will board a sleek catamaran for a relaxing cruise through the crystal-clear waters off Noumea. The captain will select the best location in the surrounding lagoons, depending on wind and water conditions.


The lagoons off New Caledonia contain one of the most extensive reef systems in the world. Beside the lagoons’ natural beauty, they support an exceptional diversity of coral and fish species and a variety of aquatic habitats. As a result, the lagoons have been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site and their ecosystems are legally protected.


Much of that beauty lies beneath the surface, which snorkeling makes easily accessible. During your nearly one hour spent in the water, you may see curious turtles, yellow sea perch, spotted sweetlips, feather starfish or even lumbering dugongs.


Back on the catamaran, refreshments will be served as you retrace your scenic route back to the pier.


Need to Know:

Note: Participants must be in good physical condition, be strong swimmers, under the age of 71, older than 6 and under 286 lbs. of weight. Getting on/off boat during snorkeling stop requires the use of a boat ladder. Bring swimwear worn under clothing or cover-up, proper sun protection and a towel from the ship; flat, rubber-soled shoes and reef shoes are highly recommended. Participants in water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. Guests are cautioned not to touch or step on the coral reef, or touch any underwater animals for safety and environmental reasons. Participants are required to sign a waiver.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Beach/Swimming
Scuba-Snorkel

Activity Level:

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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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