From the name alone, you know what to expect when setting sail for Pine Island - a South Pacific refuge decorated with an elegant gathering of tall, thin New Caledonian pine trees. What you can’t prepare for is the sheer beauty of it all – a mesmerising drop of paradise in the crystalline waters, accented by the rocketing pine trees. Powdery white sand beaches fringe glorious bays, and the southern lagoon glows rich turquoise. View more
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Explore the rich legacy of the Isle of Pines during this panoramic sightseeing excursion.
Oumagne Grotto, Giant Limestone Caves, Gigantic Stalactites and Stalagmites
Depart the pier for the scenic and narrated sightseeing drive to some of the most notable sites on the island. Your first stop is at the Oumagne Grotto. Upon arrival at the parking area, a short trek through the forest takes you to this giant limestone cave, which is adorned with gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. The grotto once served as a refuge to the young Queen Hortense, the inspiration for the 'Kunie' people, during a difficult time of inter-tribal conflicts.
Vao Village, Notre Dame de L'Assomption Church, Saint Maurice Memorial
Leaving this fascinating natural wonder, learn about the legend of Queen Hortense, inspiration for the 'Kunie' people, during visits to Vao Village, home of the Notre Dame de L'Assomption Church and Saint Maurice Memorial.
St. Joseph's (Canoe) Bay, St. Maurice Bay, Christian Monument, Kanak Totem Poles
Next, re-board your coach and continue on for stops at St. Joseph's (Canoe) Bay and St. Maurice Bay, where a Christian monument stands side-by-side with mystical Kanak totems. At the conclusion of your tour, commence the short drive back to the pier.
Explore the hidden treasures of the exquisite Moro Island Lagoon during this fun-filled and exciting snorkelling excursion.
Kuto Beach, Boat-Ride, Basket Bay, Moro Island & Marine Life
Depart the pier for the short walk to Kuto Beach. Upon arrival, meet your captain and receive your safety and boating instructions, then embark your awaiting boat for the scenic ride to Moro Island. En route, visit the turquoise waters of Basket Bay, and look for the loggerhead turtles, guitar fish and stingrays that frequent the area.
Swimming & Snorkelling, Coral Heads, Tropical Fish, Beach Stroll
Upon arrival at Moro Island, approximately 45-minutes of free time is made available for a guided snorkelling and swimming session, and/or or taking a leisurely stroll on the white-sand beach. There many diverse species of colourful coral formations, tropical fish and marine life to see here, so bring your own snorkelling equipment for the best underwater visibility. At the conclusion of your visit, embark the boat and commence the ride back to the pier.
Discover the mysterious past and dark secrets of the Isle of Pines during this scenic sightseeing excursion to its historic ruins.
Depart the pier for the scenic drive towards the ruins of some of the old, remaining structures on the Isle of Pines. Along the way, learn about the isle's dark secrets whilst discovering these ruins, vestiges from the times of French prison settlement more than a century ago.
Ruins of a Prison, Water Tower, Convent and Deportee Cemetery
Remnants of a prison compound covered by tropical vegetation, Water Tower, Convent, and Deportee Cemetery, the final resting-place of the deportees, are all reminders of a distant past slowly reclaimed by nature.
Chez Lylone, Free Time, Beach, Tropical Garden
Following your visit to the ruins, a stop is made at Chez Lylone, land returned to the islanders after the end of the penal colony era. Here, enjoy some free time to visit their beach and tropical garden. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.
Indulge your senses with the scenic splendour and undersea denizens of Turtle Bay during this captivating sightseeing and swimming excursion.
Kanumera Bay, St. Maurice Bay, Christian Monument, Kanak Totem Poles
Depart the pier for the short walk to Kanumera Bay. Upon arrival, embark a small, local boat for a scenic sightseeing cruise. Along the way, discover some of the beautiful bays and islets of the Isle of Pines, then cruise to St. Maurice Bay, where a Christian monument stands side-by-side with mystical Kanak totems.
Turtle Bay, Swimming & Marine Life
Next, continue on to Turtle Bay the nearby plateau in search of the turtles and stingrays that frequent these clear, pristine waters. If the turtles are feeling really friendly, you might be able to join them in the water for a swim. Occasionally, you may spot a manta ray, dolphin or shark are seen in this area, so be aware. There are many diverse species of colourful coral formations, tropical fish and marine life to see here, so bring your own snorkelling equipment for the best underwater visibility.
Brush Island, White-Sand Beach, Swimming, Sunbathing, Beachcombing
Time-permitting, step ashore for a short beach break at nearby Brush Island. Here, you can take a swim, stroll or simply relax on the white-sand beach of this pristine, uninhabited island before returning to Kuto Bay. At the conclusion of your tour, re-board your coach and commence the short drive back to the pier.