Humpback whales Observatory tours

Come and board for an unforgettable encounter in the South lagoon!
Come and meet the HUMBACK WHALES…

Every year, from July to September in the austral winter comes an important population of humpback whales in the South lagoon of New Caledonia: take the occasion to discover a type of wildlife ecotourism, come close to these animals, and enjoy their spectacular shows.


Important : The informations below are for the 2018 season. It may change for 2019. We'll update them when the whale watching season will start organising.


Here are the various offers for 2018:


DAYTRIPS (from July 14th to September 16th)


=> Aboard a catamaran : Abaca, Dolly Grace, Aïto, Kuaré, Séverance, Te Fetia, Persée, Yandé or Nirvana organise whale watching tour day-trip from Prony and/or Nouméa everydays from mid-july to mid-september.

From Prony: 8am-4pm

From Nouméa: 6.30am-6.00 pm

Point of sale and informations : Calédonie Charter at Maison du Lagon from the 1st of July. 

Location: Port Moselle-Nouméa (chalet between the morning market and the Bout du Monde restaurant). Information +687 508 508 or


=> Aboard a rigidhulled inflatable boat

Lhooq Taxi-boat (11 seats), Nautica (11 seats)

Observation at sea, stop at Casy islet for lunch (picnic to bring) or meal in tribe at Ouen island (minimum 10 people, see availibilties with the suppliers)

From Prony only: 8am-4pm

Dimitri (Lhooq) +687 77 27 16, mail :

Cédric (Nautica) +687 70 04 00, mail :


=> with the Mary D company from Nouméa and on Saturdays only

Whale watching with traditional lunch stop at island tribe of Ouen (on the 1st and the 15th of September) or lunch on board the other Saturdays. Tour is guided by the voluteers from Sea Shepherd and donate 500F per ticket sold to the organisation.

Board at 7.30 am from K2 deck Baie de la Moselle and departure at 8 am, return at 4.30 am. Pick up and drop off hotels from Anse Vata or Lemon bay available.

Alcohol strictely forbidden on board

Booking at the Mary D agency, Palm Beach mall on Anse Vata : +687 26 31 31 ou





=> Aquanature (only weekend trips)

Dates: 14/15 september

From saturday 9am to sunday 5pm. During the week-end: free-diving or snorkelling tour and whale watching in the way + camping at Casy islet. Motor boat catamaran (24 people max). Not included : food and camping equipment.

Point of sale : Valérie ou Roberto :


=> Cruise : charter your own boat (sailing or motor catamaran, sailing monohull) with our without skipper.




Maison du Lagon

+687 27 27 27

mail :


Professional crews are all trained in wildlife approach techniques and have the knowledge and educative tools required for any cetaceous gentle observation.


NB: the lagoon is not a “Marineland” and whale watching remains subject to the wildlife’s “willingness to show up”.


Watch out this video of whales watching tour ==>

Tarifs - Prices :

From 8500F/adult

Please contact the Maison du Lagon : + 687 27 27 27 or at


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Tél. : +687 27 27 27

Port Moselle
B.P. 437 - 98 845 Nouméa Cedex

Horaires d'ouverture 7/7 (opening time)

Lundi : 13h30-17h30

Monday : 1.30 pm-5.30 pm

Mardi à vendredi : 8h30-12h30 / 13h30-17h30

Tuesday to Friday : 8.30 am-12.30 pm / 1.30 pm-5.30 pm

Samedi et dimanche : 8h30-12h30

Saturday & Sunday : 8.30 am-12.30 pm


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