We at Special-Destinations.com are incredibly excited to annouce our first ever group tour to the Pitcairn Islands! One of the most remote inhabitations on earth, with a population of just 57.
Pitcairn is the destination of the HMS Bounty mutineers and the home of their descendants to this day.
The tour will depart from the Gambiers Islands in French Polynesia and return a week later. We will spend 2 nights at sea during each leg and 3 nights on the island itself.
This initial tour is limited to just 10 places. Please note, the dates below may change slightly. They should be confirmed by early 2018.
26th & 27th February, 2019: Gambiers islands, French Polynesia.
Transfer to our ship to make the 32 hour voyage to the Pitcairn Islands. All meals will be included on the ship, and we will all be in twin accommodation.
There is one flight a week to the Gambiers Islands from Papeete, every Tuesday. The boat will wait for the arrival of this flight.
All of the 27th will be spent at sea.
28th February: Adamstown, Pitcairn Island.
In the morning we will arrive at Pitcairn! We will transfer from our ship to the landing docks at Bounty Bay, the location of the wreck of the HMS Bounty. The islands famous longboats, piloted by the locals, will take us from our ship to land.
We'll then climb up to Adamstown on the steep path, dubbed "The Hill of Difficulty", and head to our homestay accommodation. Overnight on Pitcairn.
1st & 2nd March: Adamstown, Pitcairn Island.
We'll now have 2 whole days free on the island to take part in many of the islands activities. We can help to arrange quadbike tours, kayaking, guided tours, fishing trips and evening snorkelling and scuba trips to the wreck of the HMS bounty.
You can pay a visit to the local museum with a canon from the Bounty as well as the church which has the ships bible. It's also possible to visit the grave of John Adams, the only grave of a Bounty mutineer on the island.
3rd & 4th March: Depart from Pitcairn and time at sea
Today we will depart from the Pitcairns islands and begin our journey back to the Gambiers. Overnight at sea on the 3rd and 4th.
5th March: Arrival bank in the Gambiers
Today we arrive back to the Gambiers where the Air Tahiti flight back to Papeete will be waiting for us.
Tour price: 5850 USD (Approximately 4500 GBP / 5050 EUR as of August 2017) - 1000 USD deposit (3% surcharge for PayPal)
This prices includes:
- The return sailing from the Gambiers Islands to Pitcairn Island and back
- all meals
- Twin accommodation on the ship
- Homestay accommodation on Pitcairn
- Landing fees for Pitcairn
- Accompanied by a Special-Destinations.com tour leader
- Return flight from Papeete to the Gambiers Islands (we will likely all travel on the same flight, we will arrange a group booking nearer the tour to keep costs down. £5-600 approx.)
- International flights to French Polynesia