Cruises from Bounty Islands
The Bounty Islands, discovered and named by Captain William Bligh of the British naval ship "Bounty" in 1788 just before the famous mutiny, are territorially part of New Zealand, and lie in the Pacific Ocean 650 km SE of its South Island. There are 13 uninhabited granite islets and numerous slippery rocks. They are 215 km north of the Antipodes Islands. Part of the Antipodes sub-Antarctic Islands, they are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
During the 19th C the islands were popular with fur sealers, and seemed to attract errant sailing ships to flounder on their shores.