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The capital of Pitcairn Islands is Adamstown, on Bounty Bay.
The Pitcairn Islands group is a British Overseas Territory. It comprises the islands of Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno.
Pitcairn is inhabited by descendants of the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian companions.
For two months the Bounty Mutineers combed the Cooks, Tonga and the eastern islands of Fiji for a home; and it was almost in desperation that Christian, recalling or stumbling on Carteret's account, sailed eastwards again for Pitcairn, which he reached on 15th January, 1790.
Secluded from mainstream tourism, the Pitcairn Islands are a must see for adventurous travellers seeking truly remote horizons.
Your visit to these legendary islands will grant you experiences few others have witnessed.
Visitors planning to land and stay in the Islands must first obtain a licence to land and reside there, from the office of the Commissioner for Pitcairn Island. Licences, for which a fee is payable, are valid for six months but may be renewed for further similar periods by the Governor.
There is no need for prior entry clearance if your visit is for 14 days or less and you intend to arrive and depart on the same vessel, and you may obtain leave to enter on arrival at Pitcairn.
Cruise Ships only stop at Pitcairn for a few hours.
Landing on Pitcairn is dependent on the sea conditions and at the discretion of the ship's captain.
The return sailing is on Sunday and arrives back in Mangareva on Tuesday.
Pitcairn Island's accommodation providers always go that extra mile to make sure your stay on one of the most remote islands in the world is unforgettable.
Bounty Mutiny and Pitcairn Island
What has helped to perpetuate the romantic fascination with the Mutiny on the Bounty is the existence of a small community on Pitcairn Island directly descended from the mutineers and their Tahitian wives.
Pitcairn Island's first postage stamps were issued on 15 October 1940, and issues have been sought after by philatelists, investors or those seeking a fascinating hobby, ever since.
Currently an average of only twenty-five yachts visit Pitcairn in any one year.
If you are blessed by good weather nearly everyone wants to stay longer than planned.
Most people sail to Pitcairn Island, westbound from the Galapagos, Easter Island or South America.
It's extraordinarily hard to get to Pitcairn and even after travelling thousands of miles many travellers are forced to turn back a few hundred metres short of their goal, due to impossible conditions in Bounty Bay.
Join Lynn and John Salmon on a visit to Pitcairn, Henderson and Mangareva in the five-part travelogue: You Can't Get There From Here.
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