Freighter cruise to Pitcairn Island

12 days from AU$9,600 - Feb 17th to 28th Feb 2018

 


Located halfway between New Zealand and Peru, Pitcairn Island is the only inhabited island of a group of four, that form the last remaining British Overseas Territory in the Pacific.

A visit to these legendary islands will grant you experiences few others have witnessed. Untouched subtropical island environments, pristine waters, endemic  ora, bird and marine life, an unforgettable sea voyage, incredible hospitality, lasting friendships and  rsthand insight into the living history and culture of the people of Pitcairn Island - the direct descendants of Pitcairn’s  first European settlers, the HMAV Bounty mutineers, and their Polynesian consorts who settled on Pitcairn in 1790.

The journey is very much a part of the Pitcairn travel experience. Our tour includes a relaxing stay in Tahiti, transit stop in the remote Gambier Islands and an epic sea voyage on Pitcairn’s supply ship, Whilst on Pitcairn you will enjoy community and island home group dinners, a variety of walks, tours and workshops. All personally hosted by the people of Pitcairn.

This is a truly rare opportunity to visit a fascinating and remote part of the world.

Freighter cruise to Pitcairn island

Itinerary - 11 nights/12 days 

Day 1 Arrive Papeete, Tahiti. Tour commences. 3 nights hotel stay.

Day 2 Tahiti. Half day island tour. B.

Day 3 Tahiti. Half day city and market tour. B.

Day 4 Fly Papeete to Mangareva and board MV Claymore II. 2 nights at sea. D

Day 5 At sea Mangareva to Pitcairn. B,L,D

Day 6 Arrive Pitcairn, early morning. Guided walking tour of Adamstown.

Day 7 Welcome dinner. 3 nights home stay. B,L,D
Apiary tour and Honey spinning. Pitcairn language workshop. Quiz night. B,L,D.

Day 8 Optional church service. Guided walking tour of Tedside. Community dinner. B,L,D. Museum visit. B,L,D

Day 9 Museum visit. Board Claymore II for return voyage to Mangareva.

2 nights at seas. B,L,D.

Day 10 At sea Pitcairn to Mangareva. B,L,D

Day 11 Disembark Claymore II and fly Mangareva

to Papeete. 1 night hotel stay. B.

Day 12 Depart Papeete, Tahiti. Tour concludes.

 

Departures 

Tour commences Papeete, Tahiti: Saturday 17 February 2018

Tour concludes Papeete, Tahiti: Wednesday 07 March 2018

 

Tariff 
Twin share: from AU $9,600 pp

Single supplement: from AU $630pp

Prices include:

 - Meet and greet in Tahiti and Pitcairn Island

 - Return flights with Air Tahiti between Tahiti & Mangareva including airline related taxes

 - 4 nights on board MV Claymore II Mangareva to Pitcairn and return

 - 4 nights Garden Studio at Manava Suite Resort, Tahiti including seat-in-coach transfers

 - 3 nights homestay accommodation on Pitcairn Island including transfers & laundry

 - All meals as per itinerary, including hosted community and group dinners on Pitcairn

 - All touring and activities as per itinerary in Tahiti and on Pitcairn Island

 - Pitcairn Island landing fee

 
EnquireTo Book or Enquire

Call: 02 8270 4899

We recommend booking 3 - 6 months in advance to ensure you secure the dates you desire.

Accommodation

Your accommodation in Tahiti

We haveselected one of Papeete’s superior waterfront resorts for your stays in Tahiti. Manava Suite Resort is conveniently located 5 mins drive from the airport and 15 mins from downtown Papeete and features a range of amenities to ensure your stay is comfortable.

Our tour pricing is based on Garden Studio rooms. Room upgrade options are available.

Accommodation on Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island currently has 12 registered accommodation providers offering guests a range of home stay and private accommodation. Your tour includes the full Pitcairn home stay experience - sharing meals and amenities in the home of a local family.

Accommodation varies from a room within a home to semi-private chalet, or studio unit. A full list is available on the Pitcairn Islands Tourism website. You may request your preferred accommodation at time of booking and we will endeavour to allocate. Otherwise we shall happily allocate on your behalf.

Please note some accommodation will incur a surcharge and kindly consult your travel advisor for more information. Whatever your choice you can rest assured the hosts will take good care of you and your stay will be a most memorable holiday experience.

About MV Claymore II

The Claymore II provides travellers with all that they need for a safe and comfortable voyage to Pitcairn Island. Please be advised that the Claymore II is a ‘working vessel’ not a luxury cruise ship - so amenities and accommodation are bright, clean and practical.

The vessel accommodates 12 passengers in twin share Air Conditioned cabins on the lower deck. Private quarters are not guaranteed for all passengers if the ship is fully booked and we are therefore unable to book single cabins.

Guests have their own shared dining and lounge area on Deck 3, with plenty of books and movies and a 42” HD LCD television. All meals, bedding and towels are provided and snacks and beverages are available in the shared break room, close to the galley.


DEPOSITS AND FINAL PAYMENTS: Upon confirmation of your booking a deposit of $1500.00 per person is payable plus any additional fees levied by your travel agent or advisor. The following schedule of payments applies to all confirmed bookings: Deposit: Within 7 days of confirmation.

Final payment: At least 3 months prior to commencement of tour, being 17 November 2017.

For bookings made within 3 months of commencement of tour, full payment is due immediately upon con rmation.

If, for any reason, payment is not received by us by the due date, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and apply the appropriate cancellation charges

 

Ports of Call

Papeete, Tahiti

Gambier Islands

Pitcairn Island

 
Requirements
Passengers must be in possession of a valid passport with at least 6 months validity.
Cancellation

Cancellation by the passenger for any reason is subject to the following cancellation charges (subject to shipping company):

up to 61 days prior to departure - from AUD500 to loss of deposit paid
60 to 30 days prior to departure - 25% of the fare
30 to 01 days prior to departure - 50% of the fare
No refund is available when cancellation advice is received on the day of departure or once the voyage has commenced. No refund is paid for early disembarkation.

You must have comprehensive Travel Insurance which will include cancellation cover due to medical, family crisis and other substantial reasons not to travel.