Getting to Legendary Pitcairn Islands
Pitcairn's isolation is in itself a real enticement for many travellers. This and the fact that we don't have an airport make getting here an integral part of the Pitcairn experience.
From Mangareva to Pitcairn Return
The Pitcairn Islands Office will accept the following payment only.
- Credit Card
- Telegraphic Transfer
- Bank Cheque
- Direct Credit
PIO will not accept the following:
- Western Union
- or any other such like agencies.
MV Claymore II Visits Pitcairn every 3 months, and makes 2 passenger runs to and from Mangareva per trip totaling 8 trips per year.
You will first start your journey flying from your homeland via Auckland, Los Angeles or Tokyo to Tahiti in French Polynesia. Once you arrive in Tahiti, you will likely spend a few nights in a hotel or pension until you board the Air Tahiti Tuesday flight from Tahiti to Mangareva. So you need to make sure you can book your flight before contacting our booking office to secure your berth on the Claymore II.
On arrival in Mangareva, just 300 miles west north-west of Pitcairn, you will take the short ferry ride from the airport to Rikitea village to board the MV Claymore II. You will be met by the captain and crew of the Claymore at the wharf and transferred directly to the ship to ready yourself for your final 32 hour ocean crossing to Pitcairn.
The Claymore II carries supplies and passengers to the island every 3 month and Stoney Creek Shipping Ltd, the owners of the Claymore II, occasionally add private charters to those scheduled when either the Claymore II or their second Ship, RV Braveheart, are in the area.
To make enquiries about booking a berth on Claymore II Private Charter, please Contact us.
WARNING FOR ALL PASSENGERS TRAVELLING FROM FRENCH POLYNESIA TO PITCAIRN ISLAND.
JAN 2014: DENGUE –
- There is an outbreak of Dengue (1&3) and Zika in French Polynesia, including Papeete and Mangareva.
- The Dengue and Zika are not present on Pitcairn.
- Pitcairn Island bound passengers and boat crew travel through Tahiti and Mangareva should take extra precautions to reduce the risk of contracting the disease and bringing it to Pitcairn.
- Passengers should not travel if unwell.
- The Captain of the Claymore and all Pitcairn Island bound vessels are requested to notify Pitcairn Island in transit if any passenger or crew member is unwell so measures can be taken to prevent it being spread.
- These include wearing repellents, such as DEET (20-30% is safe and effective) and spraying clothing with permethrin (spraying mosquito nets and tents is important, too).
- Wearing loose-fitting clothing which provides good coverage is a good idea, especially long sleeves, long pants or skirts.
Travel Safe - Protect yourself and Pitcairn Island
MV Claymore II. You can stay for 4 or 11 days on Pitcairn.
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