Several Companies offer flights to Nouméa (Air France – Air Calin – Air Vanuatu – Air New Zealand – Quantas – Air Austral).
If you need assistance with your transfer from the airport to the base, please contact us.
No, you only need experience on similar boats you'd like to charter. If you don't have much experience, we are happy to assign a skipper for a day or as long as you think you need to get you up to speed.
Yes, all those services are standard at each of our bases worldwide
The currency of New Caledonia is the CFP Franc (French Pacific Franc). It has a fixed equivalent parity to Euro. 1 Euro is equal to 119.33174 cfp
You will be able to withdraw "cfp" notes at the airport and all banks in town from ATM machines. At the airport and at several banks in the area, you will be able to exchange money. The majority of banks are open Monday through Friday and close at approximately 3:00 pm. Most major shops and hotels allow payment by credit card, except small restaurants in Loyalty Islands, please make sure you have some local currency. Duty-free shops in Nouméa and the airport.
The time difference to New Caledonia is Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) +11 hours.
A valid passport is required to travel to New Caledonia. The following countries are exempt from visa for a stay in New Caledonia that does not exceed three months: Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Holy See (Vatican), Sweden, Switzerland. Beyond three-months in the territory, no extension of stay can be granted.
The following countries are exempt from visa for a stay in New Caledonia, not exceeding one month: Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, Chile, South Korea, Croatia, USA, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, and Uruguay.
No extension can be granted beyond three months.
EU Nationals do not need a visa for New Caledonia.
Depending on areas with cellular antenna, mobile phones and the Internet will run, don't ignore the roaming charges! At our marina, there is free Wi-Fi, which you can use on your Exuma yacht charter. Also, if you visit cafes and restaurants, you'll find free Wi-Fi in downtown Nassau and Freeport. In Exuma Park, access is sporadic.
In New Caledonia, sailing conditions include southeast trade winds most of the year that blow an average of 15/18 knots in winter and 18/22 knots in summer. Some places require a good understanding of sailing, while those without a skipper can be avoided.
There is a tropical climate in New Caledonia and the weather is spring-like all year round. Depending on the season, average temperatures are between 20° and 32°C. Around the beginning of June and the end of September, winter is here.
On land electricity is 220 volts.
The language spoken in New Caledonia is French
The dialing code for New Caledonia is +687.
Please only take soft bags and not suitcases, as they would be too bulky onboard.