The Bounty is on a mission in the South Seas. The brutal and arrogant Captain Bligh becomes antagonized by the genteel manner of the First Officer Christian Fletcher. While in Tahiti, the men of The Bounty are seduced by the gentle beauty of the island and its women. As they head back to England, life aboard the ship becomes unbearable. Fletcher seizes the ship and Captain Bligh is set adrift. The Bounty returns to Tahiti to retrieve the women, and once reunited, they set sail for a new life.