New Caledonia Wind and Wave Adventure
|Trip||Ports of Call||Dates||Days|
|167||Noumea||Jun 1 - Jun 10, 2016||10|
We haven't sailed through New Caledonia since two brief trips in 2003 and 2004 on our way and from Vanuatu. But I've always wanted to return. Noumea is a proper city, with sophisticated French restaurants and luxury bungalow style hotels looking out on the great Pacific. Grand Ville, the largest island in the chain is 250 miles long and is completely encircled by a barrier reef (the largest on Earth), with the entire lagoon navigable. This means protected anchorages everywhere we go, and many, many possibilities for fantastic surfing and kitesurfing. Stunning vistas, gorgeous food, endless opportunities for exploration, New Caledonia will not disappoint! On this first voyage in the archipelago we'll head out immediately to the leeward reefs and score some surf and wander as we see fit along the barrier reef depending on conditions. For those of you seeking waves, there are awesome spots on this itinerary.
New Caledonia- where marine treasures of all shapes and sizes lie waiting to be discovered - canyons and caves, exquisite coral, the smallest of tropical fish, turtles, sea snakes and sharks. Dolphin and whale spotting are other delights in store, or simply the luxury of total relaxation on the soft, warm sand of a deserted isle. -- Lonely Planet
Getting there: International flights to Noumea are offered on several different airlines, including Air France. We suggest spending a night or two in Noumea on the front or back end to see the city and dive into the French cuisine. We'll start and end in Noumea.
|Cabin 1 - Russell Byers - Guests: Guest|
|Cabin 3 - Russell Byers - Guests: Guest|
|Cabin 4 - Russel Byers - Guests: Guest|