Dumbea River Kayak & Swim

Your half-day tour begins as you board a coach for a scenic, 30-minute drive to Dumbea River. Here you’ll meet your guides for a quick safety briefing and kayak lesson before putting on your lifejacket and setting off upstream. Take in the views of one of the most scenic river valleys in New Caledonia as you kayak through the crystal-clear waters and past the lush green vegetation that hugs the river banks. You’ll notice how incredibly peaceful it is in the valley, with only the hushed whispers of those around you and the gentle swish of your paddles in the water disturbing the tranquillity. The river is part of the "Réserve naturelle intégrale de la montagne des sources", a reserve set up to protect the water supply for Noumea. Once you reach the halfway point you’ll have some time to cool off with a swim in the river before kayaking back downstream.
  • Tour Code


  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Canoeing / Kayaking

  • Experience Types

    Beach & Water

  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $95.99
    Children (12 & under) from $95.99


To protect your camera from sand and sea, consider purchasing a waterproof disposable camera from your ship's Essentials or Photo, Video and Tech Store. Otherwise, pack your camera in a waterproof bag.


Special Notes

This tour is only available on cruises with full-day calls in Noumea. Closed toe shoes are compulsory. No valuables are to be brought with you on this tour, please leave these on your ship. Please note, this tour is recommended for able swimmers and the minimum age required on this tour is 8 years. Please note, these kayaks are self-bailing and therefore you may find some water pools at the bottom as you paddle along. Please wear clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat, SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen and bottled water and your swimwear underneath your clothing. To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable closed toe shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring a towel and bottled water. Please wear your swimmers underneath your clothing as there are no change facilities once at Dumbea River. This tour is weather dependent and tour content is subject to change without notice.

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