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Marinas in New Caledonia

Marinas in Noumea, New Caledonia

Port Moselle, Noumea - entry to Noumea Harbour 22° 17.111S 166° 25.350E

P.O. Box 2960 - 98846 Nouméa
Tel. (687) 27 71 97
Fax : (687) 27 71 29
website (English and French) www.sodemo.nc

Depth of Marina 8 metres - but 4.5 m in some of the slips. Maximum yacht size 30 metres.

Call Port Moselle Control on VHF channel 67 on approach to Noumea. Give them the name of your boat, the estimated time of arrival, and the overall length of the boat. Five minutes before arriving at the entrance to the marina call again to confirm your arrival.

The Port Moselle radio operator speaks English and is available from 07:00 to 18:00 every day. The business hours of the marina office (the Capitainerie) are:

  • 08:00 to 12:00 13:30 to 17:15 Monday to Friday
  • 08:00 to 12:00 Saturday
  • 08:00 to 10:00 Sunday and holidays

Services:

  • mail for yachts
  • fax service
  • telephone messages
  • weather and tourism information
  • notices to mariners
  • assistance in administration formalities
  • notice board for advertisements
  • Berthing assistance & towing
  • garbage and oil bins
  • trolleys
  • dinghy wharf
  • water and electricity (5,10,15A - 220 V) at each berth
  • petrol station (diesel, petrol, ice, shop, laundry)
  • toilets and showers
  • car, motorbike and bicycle parking
  • video surveillance

Maximum stay for foreign yachts is limited to one month.

Port du Sud Marina, Noumea

Port du Sud is a new marina located in Orphelina Bay, the next bay from Port Moselle. The marina provides slips for vessels from 8 to 25m and alongside wharfage for vessels up to 40m long.

Phone (687) 27 47 77
Mobile 84 76 20
Fax (687) 27 74 14

www.portdusud.nc

The business hours of the marina office are:

  • 08:00 to 12:00 14:00 to 18:00 hrs Monday to Friday
  • 08:00 to 12:00 Saturday

Services:

  • mail for yachts
  • fax service
  • telephone messages
  • weather and tourism information
  • assistance in administration formalities
  • notice board for advertisements
  • garbage bins
  • water and electricity (16A-32A-63A - 220 V) at each berth
  • 24/24 hr fuell pontoon (diesel, petrol)
  • toilets and showers
  • laundry - coin operated
  • car, motorbike and bicycle parking
  • security guard


Port Boulari Marina

Power boats and shoal draft vessels with a height less than 10 metres due to an overhead wire.

phone 43 99 80
VHF 67

Hours: 08:00 to 11:00 and 14:00 to 17:00

Nouville Plaisance Slipway

No live-aboards, for resident yachts

phone 26 53 77
VHF 69

Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday 07:00 to 15:00
  • Friday 07:00 to 14:00

Marina du CNC - Circle Nautique Caledonien has it's own Pirvate Yacht Club.

phone 26 27 27

Office Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 08:00 to 17:00
  • Saturday 09:00 to 12:00

Marinas on the west coast of New Caledonia

Marina du Nord a Koumac (Passe du Koumac 20° 41.86S 164° 13.1 E)

Restricted Entry - requires permission first call VHF 67 or Phone 47 34 34

Koumac marina new caledonia port of entry

phone 47 34 34

Hours:

  • Monday to Saturday 07:00 to 11:30 and 1 PM to 4:30 PM
  • Sunday 07:00 to 11:30

Services include:
- Fuel
- Toilets, showers and laundry
- Wifi
- Bike rentals and shuttle to town
- information - weather and shopping.
- Moorings
- Assistance with entry and clearance

Marina Port Ouenghi

marina port ouenghi

Located in Boulluparis 34km NW of Tontouta International Airport. The entrance to the marina is in the Baie de St. Vincent at 21?54.400'S, 166?03.794'E?. The marina and entrance is dredged to 1.5m depth at low tide.

Phone : 44 55 22

  • Maximum length 18m
  • Fuel
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Boat Ramp
  • Dry storage area for small boats
  • Snack bar
  • Showers and toilets
  • iNet WiFi

 

Marinas on the NE coast of New Caledonia

Marina de Hienghene (Passe de Hienghene 20° 35 S 164° 58.2 E)

Hienghene marina new caledonia port of entry

Rates, 900 CFP to 7700 CFP per day depending on the length of the boat
7900 CFP to 67,000 CFP per month depending on length of the boat
Extra rate for living aboard 340 CFP per day or 7100 CFP per month.
Extra rate for water and electricity: 1000 CFP per day or 5000 CFP per month

phone 42 43 57
fax 42 43 56

VHF Ch. 67

Marina de Touho (end of wharf at entry to marina waypoint) 20° 46.375S 165° 14.358E

Touhu marina new caledonia port of entry

phone 42 88 07

Hours:

  • 07:00 to 11:30 and 12:30 to 16:30

The marina is 2.5m deep at spring lows and is a bit small for an ocean going yacht.

Marinas in the Loyalty Islands

Marina de Lifou at We (20° 54 S 167° 16 E)

The marina is open again after some dredging. The rock shown below has reportedly been removed giving 2.5 metres depth at low tide throughout.

Photo showing entrance to We Marina depth 11ft Kim Milligan "RAM" 2005.

phone 45 10 62
VHF Ch. 67

Hours: 06:00 to 18:00

The We Marina is on the east side of Lifou and the harbour is a man made breakwater with a large pier for the interisland ferry. The marina is shoreward of the ferry wharf.

The turn into the marina is sharp - stay to the north side of the channel - and the marina inside small.

Least draft in the entrance and in the marina slip is 2.5 m at low tide.

Yachts exceeding 45 feet must be very careful entering this marina and all vessels should call ahead on VHF to alert the staff so they can lend a hand with lines and give instructions on where to berth.

Yachts must clear in to Noumea before visiting Lifou. If a yacht (or yachts) wish to enter or depart from Lifou the yacht(s) must notify Immigration in Noumea at least a week in advance and pay for an immigration official to fly round trip to Lifou plus all expenses, including hotel and meals.

Photo showing inner entrance - stay to starboard. Depth in slip 8 ft.
Kim Milligan "RAM" 2005


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