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Port Moselle, Noumea, New Caledonia (Port of entry)

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22°16.89′S, 166°26.33′E
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Baie de Moselle from the anchorage outside the Port Moselle Marina

Port Moselle is a walled harbour in the SE corner of Baie de Moselle. Baie de Moselle includes a cruise ship terminal on the eastern side, ferry terminals on the northern side, the The Nouville Plaisance haul-out yard in the NW corner and anchorages for visiting boats on the western side and in a cramped mooring area just outside Port Moselle.

Port Moselle contains the large Port Moselle Marina, tourist boat facilities, a fuel wharf and pilot boat operations. The Noumea Market is on the NE corner of the Port. There is a dinghy landing in this NE corner for those visitors who do not wish to use the marina facilities (for which you must pay).


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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


Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.


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Traffic in the Petite Passe

See the details given in approachs for Port Moselle Marina.


See the details given under New Caledonia.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs


See the details given under Noumea.

Yacht Repairs and Services

See the details given in Port Moselle Marina.

Tourism and Things to do Ashore


See the details given under Noumea.

Grocery & Supply Stores

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See the details given under Noumea.


See the details given in Port Moselle Marina.


See the details given in Port Moselle Marina.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal

See the details given in Port Moselle Marina.


Transportation (local and/or international)


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


Links to relevant websites.


Publications, Guides, etc.


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