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Forgotten Coast - Guided Expedition - 4 Days - Sea Kayaking

Pfor kayakers who want to disconnect the time of a guided expedition, and discover the well-known Côte Oubliée.The East Coast offers beautiful impressive landscapes: lush vegetation, waterfalls, sheltered bays, wild beaches ... But also its lagoon and its coral reef. Sports relaxation and change of scenery guaranteed !!!

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Departure for the Forgotten Coast: Unia or Mamié

Arrival Port Bouquet Bay

You do not know your level in decked sea kayaking?
Your choice of boat depends on your level of practice and ease on the water: (See the "Level" section of the descriptive page of this excursion).

If you can not justify a level of practice of sea kayaking (federal level or equivalent stay with another structure) or if you have not done the upgrade days with H2o Odyssée:

- Check the box: "Double Kayak Participant" to register in pairs (2 participants). Your navigation will be easier.

- If you want to be autonomous in k-mer solo, check the box "Participant Coast Forgot Kayak Single". The service includes an upgrade out to Mont Dore to prepare you.

Highlights of the Expedition on the Forgotten Coast

Mountainous landscapes with exuberant tropical vegetation.

A spectacular panorama of the Forgotten Coast seen from the lagoon

Bays and virgin beaches accessible by kayak.

Rise of the Eastmost lagoon of the Caillou in a true sea kayak expedition

A "Robinson" adventure and bivouacs under the stars

Program: Description of the Expedition on the Forgotten Coast

The expedition on the Forgotten Coast is organized on 4 days. It's a guided sea kayak hike. You will enjoy the landscape of the Forgotten Coast and the beautiful lagoon stretching from Yate to the south of Thio. Bays and beaches only accessible by the sea, to live a modern Robinson adventure. The sailing times and relaxed poses are balanced to fully enjoy the beauty of the lagoon and its landscapes at the end of the world.

You choose to sign up for an excursion guided by an experienced State Patent Trainer. This service differs from a rental equipment, it is intended to allow you to be the actors of your own adventure to keep the best memory.

During this hike you will benefit from the accompaniment of a CKDA guide-monitor. You will benefit from his knowledge of the place and his experience of sea kayaking.

Day by day: unwinding of the guided sea kayak expedition.

From Noumea, it is necessary to count 90 km and 1h. 30 min. to get to our starting point, around Yaté.

While getting to know each other, the kayaks will be dropped off and the equipment will be presented on the bank before the launch and the departure for the Côte Oubliée. Mika, your guide, will provide you with some additional basics and tips for kayaking. How to load the stuff in the waterproof bags and store them in the kayak boxes. Proper preparation of the load ensures optimal navigation. In short, all the little useful tips before the launch ...

1 Day: Let's go back up along the Forgotten Coast! Your first shots of paddles will be encouraged by your guide Mika, who will teach you willingly the practice of sea kayaking. All his rules of navigation will be revealed to you during the hike. The group navigates to ensure that they maintain visual and auditory contact with the guide. Direction Poco Mie Bay and the Ouinne Bay.

The navigation time will be divided into fractions of 2 hours on average with berthing for rest and relaxation times.

The first bivouac will be organized at the end of the day before night falls.

2 Day: After a night of rest, we will resume our progress on the lagoon going back to the North. The landscapes will march quietly according to our rhythm. We will pass the bay of kouakoue, and more assured in our kayaks, we will better enjoy the pleasure of sailing and admiring the lagoon. Second bivouac.

3 Day: The launch for a new day of navigation. In a spirit of group, always attentive to each one, we will appreciate even more the shared moments on the lagoon. The sailing times will be balanced according to our journey and our progress. Third bivouac. Relaxation and moment of joyful bathing among the curious fish of our visit are part of our program. Enjoy!

4 Day: Last step of the day to make us

It is thus at the beginning of the afternoon of the fourth day that we arrive at our destination, south of Thio, at the place called Petit Borindi. We will be able to rinse ourselves with fresh water and to benefit from it. all equipment before storage in vehicles. On the way back, just after St. Joseph, beautiful panoramic views of the Bay of Port-Bouquet, Nemou Island and Tupeti Island, recommended souvenir photos.

Technical details of the guided expedition
From 3 to 5 hours of sailing per day, with poses on the water and shore stops.

It is a guided expedition, however the daily program is decided in consultation, according to the meteorological conditions and the cohesion of the group on the water.

The daily journey is therefore within the reach of any person with a good physical condition. The full program will be established a few days in advance, depending on the weather and level of participants.

Each participant must have his camping equipment. The food is the responsibility of the group.

It is however possible to request the organization and purchase of meals by H2o Odyssée.

Level of difficulty of the expedition on the Forgotten Coast
As prerequisites for the activity:

  • We strongly recommend that you follow several days of upgrading to Level I, II and III sea kayaking.
  • Having already completed upgrade days (in the order: 1 upgrade day and 2 or 3 hiking days in autonomy) with H2o Odyssée, is an optimal registration condition.

• Type of activity: EXP * = Shipping
Kayaking 4 days or more with bivouac and complete autonomy, that is to say without possibility of refueling and evacuation. Level requiring a very good control of his boat and navigation techniques in single kayak.

Difficulty level of the excursion: Level Requiring

  • For experienced kayakers (advanced and +)
  • Large protected surface area, coastal area with shelters and infrequent stowage areas
  • 5 to 6 hours of navigation
  • Distance from 10 to 15 nautical miles (18 to 28 km)
  • Winds of 15 knots (28 km / h), waves of 1 m to 2 m
  • Required level and technical skills: Advanced level.
  • 3 level of the FQCK, Blue Paddle of the FFCK, or BCU Star 3 * / 4 * or equivalent.
  • Very good control of his boat and navigation techniques.
  • Ability to self-recover in most situations.
  • Eskimo is a plus, but the practitioner must at least master surfing and basic rescue techniques.
  • Ability to paddle in difficult conditions.
  • Ability to launch and dock in most situations.

Level IV Navigation Zone: VERY HIGH

• Region isolated and subject to a very changeable climate. Turbulent sea with very strong currents. Area conducive to very strong winds generating large waves and requiring surfing for docking or launching. Currents over 4 knots, chop, stationary waves, etc.
• Easy docking: very few, rugged coastline and difficult to access. Cliffs and platiers.

• Civilization / isolation, assistance: immediate outside help is almost non-existent. The coastal region is uninhabited. Only satellite communications are reliable. Maritime traffic is rare.

• Weather conditions to respect: predict the worst.

This classification is developed taking into account summer conditions. Outside of this season, the assessment of difficulties should be adjusted upwards.

This document is a tool for evaluating the difficulty of an exit, it does not replace in any case the judgment and the experience. Exits of several days present difficulties which these indications do not take into account.

Description: Standard Sea Kayak Tour.

Organization of "scheduled activities" on the calendar:

The agenda offers a choice of activities scheduled in advance. Guided and supervised services that are proposed to you on the calendar require a preliminary reservation.

Registration for these activities is "on the water". The first registrants are the first served. Also, the first reservations validate the service displayed on the calendar (type of activity, destination and period).

Registration and reservation form:

As with all outdoor activities, it is mandatory to complete a registration form per person to participate in one of the services.

To fill out the registration form: click on the "Booking Space" button and select the number of participants in the online booking area.

Your reservation is validated after selecting the desired method of payment. You will always receive a booking confirmation and proof of payment by email.

Principle of operation of a guided tour in Canoe & Kayak:

H2O ODYSSÉE is committed to respecting your booking and to offer you the best for all its services (coaching and personalized courses, high-end equipment and high-end ...). Also, the number of participants is limited to guarantee your safety and your pleasure.

Unlike a rental or restaurant service, H2O ODYSSÉE does not practice the policy of "over-booking" in order to protect itself from potential cancellations. In return, you are asked to commit to respect your reservation.

Why do I have to register?

H2O ODYSSÉE offers you more 7 different services on 6 geographical locations more than 90 km away on average ... Some of these services are itinerant and they require a different organization depending on the starting points. The organization of the outings, the handling, the transport, the preparation of your equipment, represent a demanding logistics and thus requires a big preparation time.

Your canoe and kayak instructors and instructors are professional but not extensible ... Help us provide you with quality service: book in advance! It will be more than organizing your outing.

Tips for signing up

Book in advance:

Last minute registrations are not always possible and can not guarantee a place.

By subscribing in advance to one of the services of the agenda, you can benefit from "group rates" (rates established on the basis of 2, 4 or 6 participants minimum according to the activities).

The earlier your booking is made, the easier it is to form a group for "scheduled activities". Unless, of course, your group has enough participants from the start.

How to do it if you are alone or an insufficient number of people to benefit from "bundled rates"?

You want to register for a scheduled outing and include yourself in a group: select and click on the activity of your choice, then confirm your reservation.

»If the minimum number of people is not reached, your reservation is valid 4 months! "

It can be exchanged for another service, ceded to a third party, reimbursed according to the conditions of sale.

In case of incomplete group:

Give yourself the opportunity to privatize your exit. You will enjoy exclusive supervision!

The minimum number of participants is not reached and you are unavailable at another period? You are 2 or 3 registered and you want to maintain the exit anyway? ...

A proposal is made to you and H2O ODYSSÉE will try to validate the exit under the following conditions:

  • For 3 participants: a discount of 10% will be calculated on the base rate and reduced to the number of 3 participants
  • For 2 participants: a discount of 15% will be calculated on the base rate and reduced to the number of 2 participants
According to the Meteo

To consider:

The practice of canoeing and kayaking is a wilderness activity subject to the presence of varied weather conditions. As for any outdoor activity, the practitioner must plan to equip to navigate in all weather conditions. Your guide knows the peculiarities of navigation sites (protected or not) and the navigational conditions that are linked to it.

The exit is canceled?

  • In case of alert weather orange or red, YES. Case of very heavy rain with duly ascertained flood, violent storms and named storms (forecast at 24 h).

We are on an island in the middle of the Pacific, it takes a number of rainy days and many "site effects" depending on the places of navigation. Cases of yellow vigilance are frequent cases and are inherent to the activity. A yellow alert notice does not depend on specific administrative measures and does not constitute a case of force majeure. This case does not involve the cancellation of an exit but only to follow behavioral advice.

No refunds will be given for unused services. Similarly, discounts or refunds are not granted for a late arrival or withdrawal during the trip.

Privatization: ask to privatize your benefit to enjoy it exclusively.

Off schedule requests:

The dates of the "scheduled activities" do not suit you? Send us a request well in advance ... We can privatize your excursion for yourself or for 2 or 3 people. Ask us for a quote via the site's email window.

Only "tailor-made", "exclusive", "with transport" or "existing group" claims can be scheduled outside the schedule.


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