Monday 4 July 2022

Pitcairn Island's Passenger Service Resumes

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Pitcairn’s supply ship MV Silver Supporter. Credit: Andrew Randall

Following Pitcairn's border reopening in March 2022, and remaining COVID-19 free, the remote island group is pleased to announce its regular passenger shipping link with French Polynesia will resume from July 5th 2022.

Pitcairn's supply ship, MV Silver Supporter, will recommence regular passenger services from Mangareva, French Polynesia. The 32-hour voyage from Mangareva to Pitcairn is scheduled to operate 11 round-trips through to February 2023 and voyages are timed to directly connect with the weekly, Tuesday flight from French Polynesia’s gateway island of Tahiti.

Pitcairn Islands Tourism Travel Coordinator, Heather Menzies, says “All current community residents are fully vaccinated and we’re very much looking forward to safely welcoming visitors back to our shores. While we were able to successfully reopen our borders and launch a passenger sailing from New Zealand to Pitcairn earlier this year, we have been eager to re-establish our regular passenger service from Mangareva. We have received a significant number of enquiries about its resumption so we are excited to once again offer a range of departures via French Polynesia and re-open Pitcairn to the world”.  

Strict COVID-safe protocols remain in place. All prospective visitors must provide proof of vaccination at time of booking and have an administered rapid-antigen test, on board the ship, prior to the ship's arrival at Pitcairn.  

Pitcairn has put itself on the map as of lately with one of the world’s largest marine reserves and Mata ki te Rangi - Eyes To The Sky International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Home to the descendants of the HMAV Bounty and their Polynesian consorts, Pitcairn's future is equally as fascinating and draws international tourists from Europe to North America to Oceania.

For more information on 2022-23 shipping schedules to Pitcairn Island please visit

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