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Old 12-08-2015, 05:37   #61
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

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OK...I'll give it up. WG Bahamas 2015 pg. 304. We spent 4 nights anchored in the Brigantines with several deserted islands and beaches for ourselves. Only one of the cays a mile or so away had a house on it, but no one there and no lights. Didn't even see a fishing boat the whole time we were there. The 5 or 6 cays were probably all owned by someone and it is in the Bahamas, so doesn't completely qualify the "red tape" per the original question – but it was quite special anyway.
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

Well of course ,a well equipped and thought out cruising boat is pretty close to an island getaway ,with the added bonus of mobility to locations that will give you access to many of those things that you will soon find lacking on your island " paradise".

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One of the uninhabited islands I would most like to visit is Clipperton Island (Ile de la Passion).
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Thanks! I have not heard of that island. Sounds like a great place to visit though anchoring looks a bit interesting.

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Old 12-08-2015, 10:21   #64
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

Before deciding to go cruising, I seriously considered buying an island, and studied a market for quite some time. There are thousands of uninhabited islands, some of them are for sale or rent. Lease may be not that expensive at all. I wonder why these links were not mentioned here: Private Islands, Islands for Sale, Islands for Rent, Privatinseln - Vladi Private Islands and Islands for Sale Worldwide - Private Islands Online. Really, the market does exist and you can find your dream island if you have funds.

With time, I realized that cruising is better, but I still may buy an island as a back up place just in case.
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Old 12-08-2015, 10:38   #65
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

I can let you have this clean, well treed (there's another couple of short coconut palms on the other side), deserted island for a very reasonable price. But you have to act fast as these beautiful islands are being snapped up by the rich and famous.

As an island owner you'll be in good company, Johnny Depp, Nicholas Cage, David Copperfield, not to mention the Aga Khan own islands nearby. The price is comparatively inexpensive as the former owner (he also owned the island nearest to this little gem) can no longer visit these beautiful islands as he is a guest of Uncle Sam for the next 99 years.

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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

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One of the uninhabited islands I would most like to visit is Clipperton Island (Ile de la Passion).

My Reasons: It is remote, has a very interesting history, is an atoll, and the lagoon is large and fresh water, not salt. That last point is what makes it really stand out to me. Every other lagoon I have seen in any atoll in the Pacific has a SALT water lagoon. This one is FRESH water. And that lagoon is separated by the narrow atoll land.

Here is a clip from Wikipedia, but there is a much longer article on wikipedia and it details the interesting aspects of this island. I encourage you to read the article to learn about it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipperton_Island
Clipperton Island (French: Île de Clipperton or Île de la Passion, Spanish: Isla de la Pasión) is an uninhabited 9 km2 (3.5 sq mi) coral atoll in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 1,080 km (671 mi) south-west of Mexico, 2,424 km (1,506 mi) west of Nicaragua, 2,545 km (1,581 mi) west of Costa Rica and 2,260 km (1,404 mi) north-west of Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, at 10°18′N 109°13′W. It is an overseas minor territory of France under direct authority of the Minister of Overseas France.[1]

It is low-lying and largely barren, save for scattered grasses and a few clumps of coconut palms. A small volcanic outcrop rising to 29 m (95 ft) on its south-east side is referred to as "Clipperton Rock".[2] The atoll has been occupied at various times by guano miners, would-be settlers or military personnel, mostly from Mexico, which claimed it until international arbitration awarded it to France in 1931.

Clipperton has had no permanent inhabitants since 1945. It is visited on occasion by fishermen, French Navy patrols, scientific researchers, film crews, and shipwreck survivors. It has been a popular site for transmissions by ham radio operators.[3]
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

I think the Joseph Banks Group in South Australia might qualify


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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

What about some semi deserted island between Hawaii and the South Pacific, where you can pretend you're on a deserted is,and because you're the only one there?

What are the Line islands like? Palmyra? Are there any others out there that are off the beaten tack and don't often get thought about?
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What about some semi deserted island between Hawaii and the South Pacific, where you can pretend you're on a deserted is,and because you're the only one there?

What are the Line islands like? Palmyra? Are there any others out there that are off the beaten tack and don't often get thought about?
Palmyra has been discussed recently and extensively on a thread in this forum.

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BBC used to have a program called 'Desert Island Discs'... maybe they still do.

But if you want 'deserted' you could always move to Gruinard Island ..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gruinard_Island

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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

Like Ireland Newfoundland has many islands or remote places that were town site but that have become abandoned. The East coast of Quebec also has many uninhabited islands. There are long stretches in both places with no roads.

Even the towns that are are very small, under 200.

I find such places intriguing. But having grown up in a very small ton I would not want to repeate that experience. I love to visit, enjoy, and move on.
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

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What about some semi deserted island between Hawaii and the South Pacific, where you can pretend you're on a deserted is,and because you're the only one there?

What are the Line islands like? Palmyra? Are there any others out there that are off the beaten tack and don't often get thought about?
I dont know if the question is just stupid because it does come up fairly often and usually from nutters who are trying to run away from the world and think they can set upi their own country somewhere.

No, there are no unclaimed island sin the world. The most remote islands are owned by a country and they will jail you for trying a Coup...

That being said... There are only a few uninhabited islands in the Pacific... Because if they were any good they would be inhabited!!!

Of the few that are uninhabited:
Clipperton Island. Part of French Polynesia and you need a permit to be able to land but you can get a 6 month visa if you say you are counting legs on starfish or sommit...



https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clipperton_Island


In the Marshal Islands there are a number of islands you could use, but again, its the USA administration that will make that difficult.

Further into the South Pacific all islands that have an anchorage of any value are inhabited. Its the anchorage thats really important... If you dont have one how do you get there? Or resupply? Some are so difficult the supply vessel waits offshore and locals come out in small boats.

I have been to a few on the Great Barrier Reef and whilst OK for a day or two you wouldnt want to live on them for 6 months... And the nice ones you can't stay...
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

Tetepare is deserted. It's also the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific. Note though, it is regularly visited by fisherman and pig hunters and researchers.

Many atolls are inhabited only on one or two islands, which leaves the remaining islands uninhabited (and clean). Pick one! Surrarow, Pidgeon Island, Palmerston, Atafu, Otang Java, Arno, etc.
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Re: Are there any deserted islands like in the movies?

Yes , there are uninhabited islands all over ........ if that's what you mean. In the Caribe and even here in the PNW.
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