"Pitcairn Island" Pitcairn Island by nancyw

Pitcairn Island Travel Guide: 20 reviews and 29 photos

Another stop on the around-the-world cruise was Pitcairn Island. The island is tiny, but famous because it is home to the descendants of Fletcher Christian and other mutineers from the "Bounty".

Because the island has a very rugged coast, without docking facilities that could accommodate the ship's tenders, we couldn't go on the island. Instead, the vast majority of the islanders used longboats to come out and board the ship.

They spent the day posing for photos and selling their wares - it seemed everyone wanted Pitcairn stamps and t-shirts.

While I'm glad I had the chance to meet Fletcher Christian's descendants and talk about what daily life is like on a tiny island in the middle of the South Pacific, I wouldn't recommend it as a destination. Other than the few cruise ships which stop there (very rarely), there are no commercial options for getting to the island.

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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 2, 2008 at 11:03 AM

    Thanks for your page!

  • jadedmuse's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2005 at 3:28 PM

    This place really intrigues me. Tks for at least posting a pix and a description of your experience. I always thought I'd get there one day. As time passes, the possibility becomes more remote. Glad to at least see your page. Tks.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2005 at 2:23 PM

    Thanks for the information about this remote spot - that coastline does look rather forbidding!! Those mutineers knew what they were doing if they were trying to 'hide' from the world!

  • american_tourister's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2004 at 9:13 PM

    Wow. You have the ONLY page for this place. I fugured that after all the stuff in the news there would be more.

  • Beach_dog's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2004 at 1:16 PM

    Total population of 46, up to 7 of them could soon be in jail, if they lose their court cases.

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2004 at 11:01 PM

    Thinking of Pitcairn this week. Good wished to everyone!!

  • lichinga's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2004 at 3:23 PM

    mmmh, interesting place to look for !

  • Jan 9, 2004 at 6:49 AM

    nice british territory, howmany people living here?, which race they have?

  • vesna04's Profile Photo
    Sep 6, 2003 at 7:04 AM

    I tought i wouldn't even find it on VT, but thanks to you...

  • Skylink's Profile Photo
    May 29, 2003 at 5:53 PM

    A nice photo! I think there's a hill called the Hill of Difficulty in Pitcairn (near the landing)


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