Bounty Bay

Pitcairn is rugged and its coast cliff-lined nearly the entire perimeter of the island, nowhere giving easy access to the sea. Although the canoes can be launched in many places, Bounty Bay and the Tedside landing are the only two places on the island that offer a reasonably safe landing.


Burned on 23 January 1790, the remains of Bounty lie three metres below the surface of Bounty Bay. Although tourists are allowed to dive on the wreck, sadly, over the years, Bounty relics have disappeared from the site and today there is very little left. Ballast bars, copper sheathing and nails are some of the items that may still be seen.