Take a scenic, 30-minute drive to the Dumbea River. The indigenous flora contrasts with predominantly red soil and deep green hues of the river. The entire area is part of the "Réserve naturelle intégrale de la montagne des sources", a reserve set up to protect Noumea’s water supply. Once there, guides will provide a kayak, safety equipment and a brief lesson before you set off upstream. The only disruption to the tranquility of the river is the swish of paddles on a journey through one of New Caledonia’s prettiest valleys. Take a dip in the river before kayaking back downstream.
For safety reasons, this excursion is only recommended for guests in good physical condition and that are able to safely navigate the physical activity required. The kayaking portion is approximately 1 1/2 hours. Tennis shoes or closed toe shoes MUST be worn (no flip-flops allowed). For safety reasons, guests must be strong swimmers. Guests must be able to safely take a big step into and out of the kayak. Bring a small waterproof pack to stow cameras. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes and walking shoes. Bring a hat and adequate sun protection. Please fill your water bottle before leaving the ship.