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Pitcairn Islands

Pitcairn Islands Yacht Charter Information

Pitcairn islands a group of sub-tropical island paradise located in the South Pacific. The group of islands is one of the most remote places on Earth lying halfway between New Zealand and Peru. The nearest inhabited island in the region is Mangareva in the French Polynesia which is about 30 hours boat trip away. The archipelago was officially named Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno islands and they form part of the British colony, and is one of the last of the British Empire in the Pacific. Among the Pitcairn group of islands, includes 2 low-lying atolls, which are named Oeno and Ducie and Henderson is listed as a World Heritage island , and has became famous due to its Markatea (raised coral island) which is a virtually untouched environment and hosts some endemic birdlife. Among the 4 islands, Pitcairn Island is the largest and also the only inhabited. Until a few years ago, this little group of islands which lies in the middle of the Pacific Ocean lived off its reputation as an idyllic hideaway settlement for the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians who accompanied them. The event is retold in many book and films. The Story is famous in the area and is also apparent in the surnames of the islanders living in the area. Pitcairn host only 48 inhabitants (from 9 families) and is also a renowned destination and arise curiosity as it is the least populated jurisdiction in the world (although not a sovereign nation as well). The United Nations Committee on Decolonization includes the Pitcairn Islands on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories. The remoteness of the Pitcairn Island does not make it a very popular destination for tourists; however it can be visited aboard a yacht. When planning a trip to the Pitcairn Island, yacht charterers should take into account that it takes at least 2 to 3 hours of sea travel to reach the area. There is also no shopping mall or ATM machines and the medical supplies are very limited.

During a yacht charter trip to Pitcairn Island, you will find that your holidays will be quite peaceful and serene. You can enjoy some Quad bike tours around the island with some of the experienced locals who will be glad to make you visit the area. You can also enjoy some water sports activities like fishing, scuba diving or snorkeling. The Pitcairn waters are naturally fresh and there are numerous fishes, for those who fancy fishing, they will find some excellent spots on the rocks or even experience some underwater fishing. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy the best snorkeling and diving spots in the area like the famous wrecks of the SS Cornwallis or the HMAV Bounty, where the waters are crystal clear and the marine life is abundant. Nature lovers will surely enjoy some fantastic bird watching of the endemic species in the area, Henderson Island host most of the rare birds. For those who prefer to walk, they can enjoy some walk by visiting the Eco Trail and see also some of the spectacular flora and fauna on their way to the Christian cave. You can also seize the occasion to pamper yourself by enjoying some Pohaku hot stone massages or a Polynesian Lomi Lomi massage. Even though, they are no particular souvenir shops on the island, some locals sell their souvenirs in their homes to most of the visitors. Yacht charterers will find some local souvenir stalls along the main road through to the town square. And if it is too rough to come ashore, the locals come on board and bring our souvenirs to you.

There are many yachts which sail to Pitcairn Island, as its coastline is among one of the least hospitable on earth, yet its people must be among the friendliest. Most of the experienced yacht charterers will say by their numerous sailing experiences that it is extraordinarily hard to get there. And and even after travelling thousands of miles many travelers are forced to turn back a few hundred meters short of their goal due to impossible conditions in Bounty Bay. However, most of the yachts who anchor on Pitcairn Island use it as a starting base to visit other interesting islands and sail off to Henderson and further to Gambier Island which is only 300 miles away. You can also sail towards the Gambler islands, and anchor at Mangareva Island. You can continue your sailing route further before you finally reach the French Polyn.

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