Building on unprecedented demand for travel to one of the world’s most remote destinations, Pitcairn Islands Tourism has announced additional sailings for 2016.
Increasing capacity by 25%, the additional departures will allow for 4 and 11 day stays on Legendary Pitcairn Island.
Depending on bookings, extended 18 day stays are also available from time to time. And those wanting to fully experience the rhythm of life on one of the most remote, sub-tropical islands in the world, can arrive on one quarterly rotation and depart on another, enabling a 3 month stay.
Making the announcement, Pitcairn Islands Tourism Travel Coordinator, Heather Menzies, said “We have seen demand to visit Pitcairn steadily grow. With increased awareness, Pitcairn is attracting a mix of special interest and environmental visitors, along with those seeking to share the island’s rich history”. Menzies continued “We have some unique tourism offerings. After all, there are not many places in the world where you can literally dine with the whole country!” Referring to Pitcairn’s unique tradition of community dinners.
Richard Hankin, of Tropics Marketing, who represents Pitcairn Islands Tourism in Australia, said “The bragging rights of a visit to Pitcairn are endless. Amongst these are passport envy, sighting endemic flora and fauna, posting a rare Facebook check-in or the chance to share the daily lives of the descendants of the Mutiny on the Bounty. The additional sailings for 2016 will allow a few more lucky visitors to share their Pitcairn experience.”
Located deep in the South Pacific, half way between New Zealand and Peru, Pitcairn has been home to the descendants of the HMAV Bounty mutineers since 1790. Surrounded by the largest marine reserve on earth, it remains one of the most remote and undiscovered destinations in the world.
Shipping services are provided by Stoney Creek Shipping of New Zealand, who owns the 486-tonne cargo-passenger vessel, MV Claymore II. The quarterly service will offer 12 round-trips in 2016 between Mangareva in French Polynesia and Pitcairn Island.