Located in the Southern Pacific Ocean, Pitcairn is a small group of islands consisting of four islands, named Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno. Pitcairn is the second largest and the only inhabited one, and the only remaining British colony still in the South Pacific. Pitcairn is home to the descendants of the Bounty Mutineers and some of the native Tahitians who went with the ship when it left Tahiti.

Water Sports
Pitcairn has a beautiful array of beaches to visit and explore. With only one of the islands being inhabited, you can find plenty of untouched beach to explore and enjoy, while feeling like a true castaway. Some of the other water sports that you can enjoy here are: swimming, fishing, diving, and snorkeling. Since the island is only home to about 50 families, there is not a vast tourist industry yet. So, water sports are limited.

Island Diversity
The natives of these islands were Polynesians who came here several centuries ago, and were then replaced by the survivors of the Bounty when the crew mutinied to stay in the Polynesian Islands. Some scholars believe that the Polynesians still lived here as late as the 15th century, and then disappeared long before the Europeans came to live on the islands. Pitcairn has very rich soil and is a great place for growing all sorts of fruits and veggies, such as: watermelon, bananas, beans, and sugarcane. Fishing is also a main source of food and income here.

While there aren’t many spots for tourism here, shopping in some of the local markets for handcrafted items is a favorite thing for visitors. There is also a thriving bee and honey industry here, and visitors are asked not to bring any honey of their own or bees since the island has been declared disease free and would like to keep their bee colonies free from disease and other problems.

The Journey of the HMS Bounty From Pitcairin

The Journey of the HMS Bounty From Pitcairin

Pitcairn is ripe with a rich history that is akin to the Polynesian and Tahitian islands. Although there were natives that first discovered the island itself, there were none that actually lived here when Captian William Blight and his crew found the island while on their way to Tahiti. Captain Blight had been to the Tahitian islands before, with Captain Cook when they founded the Tahitian islands and began a trade route there, so Blight was already familiar with the islands and the waters that surrounded the islands.
When the HMS Bounty was sent to the Tahitian islands, it was on [...]