Our History

Mary D Enterprises is family owned and operated since 1981.

Over the past 40 years, the Mary D company has focused on running day trips to the Amedee Lighthouse Island, 15 miles from Noumea’s shore. This tour runs 4-6 days a week and transports around 33000 visitors annually.

Our friendly staff is committed to provide our Customers the best experience, a relaxing, paradise-like day. Our fleet is continuously upgraded for more comfort and security . On the island, amongst other points, we serve a delicious home-made buffet (cooked by our Chef in our own kitchens) and our glorious team makes sure about your comfort at all stages.

Mary D Enterprises employs around 30 people, many of them are working with us since at least 15 years and some others from the very beginning. We enjoy to work in a family spirit as a strong team.

Our main ship is the Mary-D SEVEN, the latest addition to the Mary D’s fleet, which was built at the Strategic Marine Shipyard in Singapore. Our new high speed ferry has a main deck with a seating capacity & luggage racks for more than 100 persons, includes a bar, kitchen and a dance floor. The upper deck can accomodate another 80 passengers in a open seating concept. It has all the latest marine technology, safety equipment and offers the best comfort.

We started in 1981 with our 1st vessel “Mary D”, which was only 17m with a capacity of 75 passengers and it used to take us 1 hour 45 minutes to reach Amedee island. Since then we have progressively upgraded our boats with the California, the Mary D Hydroflite, the Odyssey and the Mary D Princess since 2007 that can carry up to 100 passengers on two decks.

In 1999, France presented the Mary-D with the Bronze Medal for Tourism as one of the best Tourist Attractions in the South Pacific.

The tour has developed over the years to include a glass bottom boat tour to marvel at the coral and fish around the island accompanied by volunteers from the Noumea Aquarium, a welcome cocktail, hot and cold lunch buffet including many local and seafood dishes, a traditional folk dance show during lunch, sarong tying demonstrations, coconut grating demo and fresh coco milk tasting…

The Amedee Lighthouse Island is not only a visitor’s paradise – it also marks one of three main natural shipping passageways into the Noumea’s lagoon : the Boulari Passage and is classified as a unique world heritage site by UNESCO.