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Silver Supporter - Pitcairn

Explore the most remote inhabited island of the world by supply ship

MV Silver Supporter New Zealand - Pitcairn

Route (part sections possible):
Tauranga/ New Zealand -
Mangareva/ French Polynesia -
Pitcairn - Mangareva - Tauranga

Departures: weekly

Fare: from 3.410 EUR

The Pitcairn Group is the only British Overseas Territory in the vast Pacific Ocean, inhabited by the direct descendants of Pitcairn's first European settlers, the HMAV Bounty mutineers, and their Polynesian consorts. With a total population of 50 and close to the center of the world's largest ocean, the remoteness of the Pitcairn Islands is truly breathtaking. The archipelago is located about 2,200 km from Tahiti, 2,100 km from Easter Island, and over 5,000 km
(roughly the distance from London to New York) from both New Zealand and South America.
Highlights of a Pitcairn visit include a legendary sea voyage, breathtaking stargazing at the local International Dark Sky Sanctuary "Mata Ki Te Rangi", UNESCO World Heritage Site Henderson Island, the exploration of the third largest marine reserve on earth and first-hand insights into living history and culture.

A visit to these legendary islands offers experiences few others can call their own: Pristine subtropical
Islands, crystal clear waters, endemic flora, birds and marine life, incredible hospitality and lasting friendships.

Find more information in the Pitcairn travel brochure.

Ship & Cabin Details

Silver Supporter - Pitcairn

Explore the most remote inhabited island of the world by supply ship

Chartered by the Pitcairn Islands government, the cargo ship MV Silver Supporter has been freshly refurbished in 2019. The ship offers travelers everything they need for a reliable, safe and comfortable voyage to Pitcairn. The Silver Supporter is fully air-conditioned and accommodates up to 12 passengers in 6 spacious twin cabins, each with ample storage space, a private bathroom and a separate office/lounge area, as well as two single cabins with shared ensuite and desk area. In the communal dining area guests share daily meals with their fellow passengers. The MV Silver Supporter also features a comfortable lounge area that invites to mingle and relax.

Year Built: 1998
Place Built: Norway
Flag: Gibraltar
Lenght: 51 meters
Breath: 11.2 meters
Draft Loaded: 4.8 meters
Crew: 5
Passengers: 12
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Max Speed: 12 knots
Main Engine: Deutz 2459 hp

Interior & Cabins

5x spacious twin share cabins with separate sitting area with desk, bedroom and private ensuite with shower.
2x single cabins with shared desk and shared private ensuite with shower.
All cabins have ample storage, European wall sockets, and Air Conditioning.

Dates & Fares 2023/24

Silver Supporter - Pitcairn

Explore the most remote inhabited island of the world by supply ship

Tauranga - Mangareva - Pitcairn - Mangareva - Tauranga

Pitcairn stay: 3 nights - fare: 4.960 EUR per person*

*plus 60€ Pitcairn landing fee & Pitcairn accommodation 115€ to 190€ p.P./ per day
Travel dates Via Mangareva Pitcairn stay Via Mangareva Route-Nr.
06.04.2023 - 07.05.2023 18.04.2023 20.04.2023 - 23.04.2023 25.04.2023 PO16-3441
14.03.2024 - 21.04.2024 26.03.2024 28.03.2023 - 07.04.2024 09.04.2024 PO16-4441

Tauranga - Mangareva - Pitcairn - Mangareva

Duration: 19 nights - Pitcairn stay: 3 nights - fare: 4.189 EUR pro person*

*plus 60€ Pitcairn landing fee & Pitcairn accommodation 115€ to 190€ p.p./ per day
Travel dates Via Mangareva Pitcairn stay Route-Nr.
25.05.2023 - 13.06.2023 06.06.2023 08.06.2023 - 11.06.2023 PO16-3431
24.08.2023-12.9.2023 05.09.2023 07.09.2023 - 10.09.2023 PO16-3432
23.11.2023-12.12.2023 05.12.2023 07.12.2023 - 10.12.2023 PO16-3433
14.03.2024-2.4.2024 26.03.2024 28.03.2024 - 31.03.2024 PO16-4431

Mangareva - Pitcairn - Mangareva

Duration: 7 nights - Pitcairn stay: 3 nights/ extensible 1 - 2 weeks
Fare: 3.410 EUR per person*

*plus 60€ Pitcairn landing fee & Pitcairn accommodation 115€ to 190€ p.p./ per day
Travel dates Pitcairn stay Route-Nr.
18.04.2023 - 25.04.2023 20.04.2023 - 23.04.2023 PO16-3331
06.06.2023 - 13.06.2023 08.06.2023 - 11.06.2023 PO16-3332
13.06.2023-20.06.2023 15.06.2023 - 18.06.2023 PO16-3333
20.06.2023 - 27.06.2023 22.06.2023 - 25.06.2023 PO16-3334
27.06.2023-04.07.2023 29.06.2023 - 02.07.2023 PO16-3335
04.07.2023-11.07.2023 06.07.2023 - 09.07.2023 PO16-3336
11.07.2023-18.07.2023 13.07.2023 - 16.07.2023 PO16-3337
18.07.2023-25.07.2023 20.07.2023 - 23.07.2023 PO16-3338
25.07.2023 - 01.08.2023 27.07.2023 - 30.07.2023 PO16-3339
05.09.2023-12.9.2023 07.09.2023 - 10.09.2023 PO16-33310
24.10.2023-31.10.2023 26.10.2023 - 29.10.2023 PO16-33311
05.12.2023-12.12.2023 07.12.2023 - 10.12.2023 PO16-33312
12.12.2023-19.12.2023 14.12.2023 - 17.12.2023 PO16-33313
19.12.2023-26.12.2023 21.12.2023 - 24.12.2023 PO16-33314
26.12.2023-02.01.2024 28.12.2023 - 31.12.2023 PO16-33315
02.01.2024 - 09.01.2024 04.01.2024 - 07.01.2024 PO16-4331
26.03.2024 - 02.04.2024 28.03.2024 - 31.03.2024 PO16-4332
02.04.2024-09.04.2024 04.04.2024 - 07.04.2024 PO16-4333

Mangareva - Pitcairn - Mangareva - Tauranga

Duration: 19 nights - Pitcairn stay: 3 nights - 4.185 EUR per person*

*plus 60€ Pitcairn landing fee & Pitcairn accommodation 115€ to 190€ p.p./ per day
Travel dates Pitcairn stay Via Mangareva Route-Nr.
25.07.2023-13.08.2023 27.07.2023 - 30.07.2023 01.08.2023 PO16-3341
24.10.2023-12.11.2023 26.10.2023 - 29.10.2023 31.10.2023 PO16-3342
02.01.2024-21.01.2024 04.01.2024 - 07.01.2024 09.01.2024 PO16-4341
02.04.2023-21.04.2024 04.04.2024 - 07.04.2024 09.04.2024 PO16-4342

Travel specific notes

All meals aboard the MV Silver Supporter are included in the travel fare.

It is not possible to stay aboard the MV Silver Supporter overnight while stationed on the shore of Pitcairn.

Pitcairn Island’s official currency is New Zealand Dollars (NZD), although United States Dollars (USD), and to a lesser extent, French Pacific Francs (CFP or XPF) are also accepted. The Government Treasury is open 3 days a week where credit card cash draw-downs and foriegn currencies can be exchanged.

There is a General Store, Post Office and Government Treasury Office in Adamstown, all of which open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between 8.30 am and 10.30 am. This means they are generally open the morning visitors arrive at Pitcairn, which provides the opportunity to stock up on any essentials, buy some postcards and exchange currency. There is also a Health Centre with a full-time Doctor and community Nurse. And, The Pitkern Artisans Gallery also opens when visitors are ashore. International telephone and wifi internet services are also available.

There is no age limit for this voyage, but being physically fit and aware of one's limitations is important when considering Pitcairn as a travel destination. If prospective visitors have recently experienced injury or illness they should ensure they have been granted medical clearance before making travel plans. If prospective visitors take regular medication they should consult their doctor to seek additional supplies to more than cover their proposed travel period. Given the isolation of the Pitcairn Islands all travellers are required to have travel medical evacuation insurance cover which must include provision for medical evacuation.

Pitcairn as a remote destination is not barrier-free. Visitors to Pitcairn Island need to be able to ascend and descend steep stairways on a moving vessel (Silver Supporter), transfer from the ship, via a Jacob's ladder, to a longboat to get ashore, with ease. Visitors should be able to use the bathroom and other facilities without assistance. 

Pitcairn Islanders still practice traditional carving and weaving skills.These and a large range of curios and other souvenirs are available for purchase from local markets and the Pitkern Island Artisans Gallery. 

Dress on Pitcairn is casual. Clothing for a sub-tropical climate is appropriate.

Cancellation/ Refund policy:

  • 6 days and less before sailing - 100% of fare = no refund.
  • 7 – 21 days and less before sailing 50% = 50% refund.
  • Over 21 days 10% of fare = 90% refund.
  • Cancellations must be in writing.

The current information for Covid-19 management for those travelling from NZ is:

  • Proof of Vaccination against Covid-19 card/certificate ‘Proof of vaccination’ means a recognised vaccination certificate.
  • Passengers are required to have a supervised RAT test onboard the ship. Covid-19 management requirements may change and we will keep you informed.