Chagos Conservation Trust

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Can I visit Chagos Archipelago as a tourist/volunteer/photographer/journalist etc?

Unfortunately, these islands are very remote making visiting them impractical. There are no commercial tours to the Chagos Archipelago. Rules regarding private visits are very strict and it is only possible to visit one or two sites by private yacht – and then only with permission of the BIOT administration. Most non-government visitors are highly skilled scientists who land a coveted position on one of the occasional research expeditions to the area. Therefore unfortunately there is almost no possibility of visiting or volunteering on these islands.

For further information on visiting the Chagos Archipelago visit the BIOT administration’s website.

If you would like to do more to help conservation of the Chagos Archipelago you can become a supporting member of the CCT. To find out how to become a member, please visit our Join CCT page.