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Local weather conditions?

Sources for Weather forecasts:
Local forecasts are, of course, in French, but non-French speakers should find them relatively easy to understand. A very useful vocabulary can be found at How to Understand French Weather Forecasts for Sailors.

The main source of weather information for the area around New Caledonia is Meteo France Nouvelle-Calédonie. The marine section provides a 6 day forecast for the whole region, with details for each of the passes through the barrier reef.

Nouméa radio broadcasts the weather report in French on VHF 16, everyday at 6:30, 9:30, 15:15, 18:30.

There is a set of repeater channels allowing receipt of weather info anywhere in the country:

  • Nouméa area: VHF 26
  • Southern portion of the Grande Terre: VHF 28
  • Isle of Pines and the Southern Lagoon: VHF 25
  • Grande Terre North West coast: VHF 25
  • Northern portion of Grande Terre: VHF 24
  • Ouvea: VHF 23
  • Lifou: VHF 26
  • Maré: VHF 87


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Check-in MUST be done at Noumea. But there is no need to bring your boat. The captain can go to Noumea by ferry (Mo+Fr) or plane (3 times daily) for the paperwork.


There is a port in We with a small marina


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Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Lifou Marina (Marina de We)

BP 50 - 98820 Lifou
Tel:(+687) 45 10 62
Fax:(+687) 45 10 59
VHF Channel 67
[email protected]
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 0800-1100 and 1300-1600 (not reliable)
42 berths. Max.length 18m, max. draft 2.5m.

Yacht Services and Repairs

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Marine Stores

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Yacht Services/Repairs/Yards

Filling station with diesel, gasoline near the marina

Tourism and Things to do Ashore


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Grocery & Supply Stores



Wifi at Marina Lifou included in harbour fee


In We, 20min walking

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal

At the marina in We


No public transport on the island. Hitchhiking is ok.

Car rental at the airport

Ferry (Mo+Fr) and planes (2-3 times a day) to Noumea


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See New Caledonia.


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