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“Transport from cruise ship to Duck Island”
Review of Lyvai

Lyvai
Ranked #15 of 56 Tours in Noumea
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: All Trip Offer At The Cruise Ship Terminal Noumea New Caledonia: - Green Train Tour (During 1h30) - Hop On Hop Off - Country Tour (During 2h30) - Museum’s Tour (During 2h00) + Hop On Hop Off Free. - Duck Island+ Hop On Hop Off Free. - Aquarium+ Hop On Hop Off Free. - Zoological Parc(Transfer + Entry) - Tjibaou Cutural Center(Transfer Only + Entry) - Private Tour - Wakeboard - Golf The Staff Is Dressed In A Red Shirt
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This "step on step off" service from the the cruise ship terminal is hassel free and great value for your money CFX8000/ adult. It runs all day, every 20 min, stopping at 4 stops before reaching the water taxi, then returning to the ship to start again. You can jump on and off the bus as many times throughout the day as you like. Water taxi is one return trip to duck island per/adult. The water visibility became cloudy from the heavy rain that we had that day. however, we still saw dozens of triopitcal fish and coral. Ware footware as beach and surf has broken up old coral amounst the sand which can cut you.

Thank Andy S
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lyvaitour, Directeur général at Lyvai, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear Andy S,

Sorry about the rain, it's now the beginning of our fresh season.

Thank you so much for taking time to review our Hop-On Hop-off services, our prices are 1000 XFP per Adult and 500 XFP for kids instead of the 8000 XFP you mentioned.
As always our prices will always be much cheaper than any cruise ship.

By booking with us you are also helping out our local economy by providing us with jobs.

Check out our website L Y V A I . C O M, we have a variety of packages online where you can book in advance, including several options with special prices on all our offers.

Please come back and visit us again anytime.

Enjoy the rest of the cruise and God Bless.


The Red Team (Lyvai).

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Hi
I booked the hop on hop off bus and the tickets to Duck Island with this company instead of on the cruise ship. For 2 adults and 5 kids we saved at least $200 AUD. It was well run, the service was reliable and easy to use, and we were very happy with Duck Island

1  Thank kerriejames78
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lyvaitour, Directeur général at Lyvai, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear KerryJames78,


We're glad that you had a great time at Duck island. Thank you so much for choosing our local company and taking time to review it.

Indeed, all tours and packages from Lyvai are much cheaper than the ones offered by any cruise liners and when you book with us, the money that you spend stays in the country.

We also have a website L Y V A I . C O M where you can book online in advance, including several options with special discounts on our tours and packages.

Please come back and visit us again anytime.

Enjoy the rest of the cruise and God Bless.


The Red Team (Lyvai).

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Even though I had purchased tickets online in Australia prior to my cruise; this did not guarantee that my partner and I were going on the train tour. We decided to book on the afternoon tour at 1:15pm, as we were planning on doing something else that morning. We returned to the meeting point on time, and were informed that because there were not enough people booked, they were cancelling the tour. Why is this my fault? I purchased a ticket and expected to be taken on the tour. They asked me why I didn't go this morning. It didn't suit us, and you were advertising a second tour. So we did not get to experience New Caledonia's sights, and it was a disappointing end to the day. Very poor service from money hungry tour company.

Thank MissFendi
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lyvaitour, Directeur général at Lyvai, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Dear Miss Fendi,

Thank you for taking the time to review our services. We apologise that you didn't get a sightseeing tour with us on the train.

If it was up to me I would have offered you another package on the spot.
Providing tourists with the best service and fun has always been our priority.
This issue has been addressed with the train tour manager and it won't happen again.

If you come back to Noumea, I would like to have the opportunity to speak with you directly, so please ask for the CEO of Lyvai.
We hope to see you again in the future, I wish you all the best and GOD Bless.

CEO (Lyvai)

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We're already familiar with this destination and already booked online before, upon arrival we had a V.I.P treatment by the team wearing the red tropical shirts which gave us our Bracelet and combo train ticket.
Our train tour Guide Regis was perfect, such an interesting chap with a French touch and clearly ranked among the best. He was wonderful and very knowledgeable regarding local and history.

What a surprise, on top of Ouen Toro Hill, we saw that the locals were celebrating the day the G.Is arrived in Nouméa during World War II.

I highly recommend supporting the local company by booking a tour with the Lyvai team instead of packages sold on board the ship which are outrageously expensive.
Overall an exciting trip and one we shall not forget. Thank you Regis …

Thank flashgordon2016
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lyvaitour, Directeur général at Lyvai, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Dear FlashGordon2016,

Thank you for booking with us and we're glad that you had a great time with Regis, one of our Top Senior Guide who's knowledge regarding local history, flora and fauna is unparalleled.

Please come back again and perhaps you could try other Tours we have online such as Jet Skis, Golf, Museum and Blue River packages?

Cheers and GOD Bless

Red Team (Lyvai)

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

This service is great for exploring major attractions in Noumea. It stops at the ferry terminal, museum, the morning market, two stops at lemon bay, and two stops at ansa vata bay (the aquarium and duck island water taxi transfer. Dont forget to check out "ton ton jules" fine chocolate shop at lemon bay

Thank 489jayjay
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lyvaitour, Directeur général at Lyvai, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Dear JayJay,

we thank you very much for your feedback on our Hop-On Hop-Off service.
For Nouméa it is indeed a good and cheap way of transportation for those who come back here regularly, and for everybody
who would like to go on with the day after one of our fabulous guided tours like the Green Train & the Country Tour.

In order to reach easily the highlights Duck Island and Aquarium, the Hop-On Hop-Off wrist bands come automatically with these two attractions if purchased on-line at "l y v a i . c o m" or directly with us at the passenger terminal.

JayJay, we hope to welcome you soon back here in Nouméa and once again thank you so much for commenting on us
at Tripadvisor's. This keeps us going !


All the best,
The Red Team

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