The World’s Most Remote Island
3,000 miles away from the nearest continent, Pitcairn Island is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world. It’s one of a chain of four small volcanic islands and has a lot of history for a place that’s about the size of Manhattan’s Central Park. The infamous mutiny on the British ship HMS Bounty occurred here in 1789, with sailor Fletcher Christian leading a rebellious group of sailors and their Tahitian consorts to settle the island.
Today, the island’s 50 inhabitants are all descendants of those original mutineers, and are very much connected to their island, harvesting honey—the island’s only export. As we sail past this cruising port, you can expect to see the locals waving from shore, as visitors are few and far between.