The Government of Pitcairn Islands’ chartered freighter, Silver Supporter, will provide travellers with all they need for a reliable, safe and comfortable voyage to Pitcairn and her other islands. Please note, however, that Silver Supporter, is a working freighter not a luxury cruise ship – her amenities are fresh, bright and clean and practically orientated and the crew are friendly and helpful.
Fully air conditioned and attractively appointed the Silver Supporter accommodates 12 passengers in 6 spacious twin share cabins, each with ample storage, a private ensuite and separate office/lounge area.
Passengers have a shared dining area for serviced meals and their own comfortable lounge for socializing and relaxing. All meals, bedding and towels are provided. If passengers enjoy an alcoholic drink after dinner, it’s BYO. Alcohol can be purchased in Tahiti, Mangareva and Pitcairn Island – standard limits apply.
Visitor quarters and all communal areas are smoke and vape free.
Visitor berths are limited to 12 per voyage. If the vessel is fully booked, we cannot guarantee that an individual traveller will have a cabin to themselves. If you are prone to travel/sea sickness please ensure you have appropriate medication with you so as to make your voyage as comfortable as possible.
There are 2 comfortable Passenger Lounges for socialising and relaxing, one next door to the Dining Room, and another separate lounge, both are equipped with 49″ LED TV’s with USB & DVD Players.
Passenger dining area with seating for 12. All Meals are Served Buffet Style, With Multiple Options. Should you have any special dietary needs, please inform us at time of booking, so the chef on board the Silver Supporter can cater to your needs.
Breakfast is served at 7:30am.
Lunch is Served at 11:30am
Dinner is served at 5:30pm
In the Dining Hall there is a fully stocked Snack Bar for Guests with light snacks, Hot and Cold Drinks.
5 x Spacious twin share cabins
1 x Cabin with 2 x Single Bedrooms
Each with ample storage, a private ensuite and a separate office/lounge area.
Join us to explore Pitcairn and Her Islands on our exclusive expedition.
This category of tours involves light trekking, walking, cycling, rafting or kayaking for a few hours each day with a small amount of inclines and declines. You will require a reasonable level of fitness and good health to participate. It is important to note that due to the nature of some of our trips, they may take place in remote areas (with basic facilities) and can involve long travelling days on various modes of transport.
Suggested preparation : At least 3 months prior to departure, it is recommended that you undertake aerobic exercise (this may include jogging, cycling or fast walking) for 30 minutes, three times a week. It is also advised to walk on variable terrain and in variable weather conditions. For a cycling adventure, road cycling twice a week is recommended and for adventures which involve paddling and kayaking, it is important to gain confidence and rhythm rather than speed prior to departure.
This category of tours involve trekking, kayaking and cycling for period of 6 to 8 hours a day at a fairly consistent pace. Ideal for people looking to slightly increase the heart rate. For our moderately rated tours, you must have a good level of fitness and also be in good health. It is also important to be prepared for variable weather conditions. Altitude may also come into play. This category of tours may involve visiting remote areas where facilities can be quite basic. Accommodation may also involve camping, homestays or basic accommodation where facilities may not be considered of western standards. To enjoy this style of travel, it is suggested for travellers to have a reasonable level of fitness and health, a positive attitude, as well as a fairly active lifestyle. An open mind is also required.
Suggested preparation: At least 3 months prior to departure, it is recommended that you undertake 45mins – 1 hour of aerobic exercise, three to four times a week. Some potential exercises that could be beneficial include hill walking with a backpack on over variable terrain and weather conditions, as well as running and cycling dependent on the activity you plan on undertaking.
This category of tours involves trekking, kayaking, cycling or other adventure activities in remote areas for up to 8 to 10 hours a day. It is important to note that with the remoteness of some regions comes a variety of other challenges such as variable weather conditions, accommodation as well as facilities. You must have an excellent level of fitness and good health to be able to partake in this category of tour. You must have confidence in your own ability and be in good physical condition. Includes extended periods of endurance.
Suggested preparation: At least 3 to 4 months of strenuous exercise, four times a week. When preparing for treks it would be beneficial to participate in hill walks with a weighted day pack (approximately 5-8 kg) once a week for aerobic fitness and strengthening of leg muscles. It is also important to do this on variable terrain to prepare for challenging adventures. When preparing for cycling adventures, regular bike riding (at least 4 to 5 times a week for 1-4 hours is essential). It is also important to cycle on uneven surfaces or even participate in other aerobic exercises such as running or swimming to build up strength and stamina. Altitude may also be a factor in these tours.
This category of tour often involves extreme trekking, cycling or other extreme adventure activities. It is important to expect remote and poorly defined tracks and to be prepared for variable weather conditions for 10 to 12 hours per day (may sometimes be more depending on weather and altitude). These adventures are suitable for travellers who have prior experience in strenuous travel and activities, are extremely fit and have excellent health. It is also important to note that some of the terrain on these adventures will involve trekking in snow, at high attitude levels and may require technical equipment.
Suggested preparation: It is important to note that physical fitness should be an ongoing activity, commencing around 5-6 months prior to departure, or even before if you have no prior fitness. Exercise should focus on building maximum endurance and stamina. Four to five hard sessions of 40-60 mins per week should be completed and can include exercises such as going to the gym, running, swimming or cycling to focus on building aerobic stamina. It could also be beneficial to prepare by hiking on rough terrain, in extreme weather conditions or partake in altitude training.