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Mangareva

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Travel Guide Oceania Polynesia French Polynesia Mangareva

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Introduction

Mangareva is the main island of the Gambier Islands in French Polynesia.

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Getting There

By Plane

Air Tahiti has flights to/from Tahiti, stopping en route on several small islands/atolls. Flights are expensive and usually cost around US$ 500 return.

By Boat

Mangareva is the gateway to the remote Pitcairn Islands. You can travel to the islands on the Pitcairn Islands government chartered passenger shipping vessel the Claymore II which departs Mangareva for Pitcairn, in as many as 4 rotations, 4 times a year. The crew of the Claymore will meet you at the wharf in Rikitea and transfer you to the ship. 32 hours later you’ll be at Pitcairn. You can stay either 4 or 11 days on Pitcairn before going back to Mangareva.

The MV Claymore II visits several times each year. The boat stays at the Pitcairn Island for 4 nights before heading back. This first trip is then followed by another one shortly after, which you can catch back if you want a slightly longer trip. After that second trip, it's a couple of months until the next boat arrives.

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