Boat tour

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The player on a boat tour island

Boat tours are a service provided by Kapp'n in Animal Crossing: New Horizons beginning in version 2.0. Once per day, the player can pay  1,000 Nook Miles to Kapp'n at the island's pier to travel to a random deserted island, similar to a Mystery Island Tour. Each boat tour island has one Gyroid Fragment buried on it. Uncommonly, islands may have money trees or money rocks on them.

If the player has not been to a Gyroid, Vegetable, or Glowing Moss type island within the last 7 boat tours and none of the other island types are chosen for that day, the island visited will be of one of those four types that has not been visited. If there are multiple, the type visited the longest time ago is selected.

Certain islands exist in a different season or time of day from the game clock. This can be taken advantage of to catch out-of-season fish, insects, and sea creatures. Time still continues to pass on these islands, which can be observed if the player spends several hours on one.

Probability[edit]

The game first determines if the player will visit a normal island (78%) or a rare island (22%). If the player has received a fortune for improved belongings luck that day, this is always guaranteed to be a rare island.[1] Otherwise, the game will calculate this as follows:

  • If a normal island is chosen, the game will select a normal island type from the ones that haven't been visited in the longest time within the last 7 days. The counter for not visiting a particular island can increase to a maximum of 20 days.
  • If a rare island is chosen, a rare island type will be chosen at random.
    • If a specific player has not yet personally experienced the date on their own island that the selected island currently experiences, the game will instead select a normal island. This is always guaranteed to be the archipelago-style island if the player has received a fortune for improved belongings luck that day.

Common factors[edit]

All islands contain a single buried Gyroid Fragment.

Most islands contain fruit trees, which will always bear the player's native fruit, but none of them will ever contain any Bells, items, or Wasps. There is a 5% chance for trees to spawn as money trees, with each bag containing  1,000 Bells.

Flowers will always be in-season according to the date experienced on the island, but will never be the player's native or sister flowers. The bushes present on the island are always the current bushes in bloom as determined by the game's time.

Bug and fish spawns will always match the date that the island is experiencing (either fixed or real in-game time).

For normal islands, there is a 29.4% chance of one of the rocks being a money rock, and a 2% chance of all rocks being money rocks. Rare islands will always have at least one money rock present.

Types of islands[edit]

Note that all island names are conjectural unless otherwise stated.

Normal islands[edit]

Normal islands all have multiple possible layouts, one of which will be chosen at random when the player visits an island type.

Gyroid islands[edit]

Chance: 30%

Internal ID
Haniwa/RareHaniwa

Timer NH Inv Icon cropped.png Date
Game time

Umbrella NH Inv Icon.png Weather pattern
Fine00
Rain04 (on rare occasions)

Trees
Native fruit
White-Azalea Bush NH Inv Icon.png Bushes
Seasonal

Rocks
×3 regular
Shovel NH Inv Icon.png Buried items
×1 Gyroid Fragment
×1 gyroid (random; on rare occasions)

Ground materials
×5 Tree Branch
DIY Recipe NH Inv Icon.png DIY recipe type
Standard

These islands are encountered most frequently between all island types. This type of island is always guaranteed to be visited upon the player's first boat tour, when searching for Brewster, and whenever the player has received a bad belongings fortune from Katrina (and has not opted for purification). In this latter scenario, the buried Gyroid Fragment will always be replaced with Clay.

There's an 8% chance that the player may encounter the same island but with precipitation (either rain or snow depending on the time of year). In addition to the usual buried Gyroid Fragment, there will be one fully-formed gyroid buried as well. This can be any gyroid except for a Brewstoid.

Vegetable islands[edit]

Chance: 22%

Internal ID
Vegetable

Timer NH Inv Icon cropped.png Date
Game time

Trees
Native fruit
White-Azalea Bush NH Inv Icon.png Bushes
Seasonal

Rocks
×4 regular
Shovel NH Inv Icon.png Buried items
×1 Gyroid Fragment

Ground materials
×5 Tree Branch
DIY Recipe NH Inv Icon.png DIY recipe type
Cooking

These islands contain multiple plants of one random type of vegetable, with each plant containing a fixed amount of harvestable produce. The message bottle that appears on the beach always contains a random cooking recipe.

Vine/glowing moss islands[edit]

Chance: 18%

Internal ID
OneRoom

Timer NH Inv Icon cropped.png Date
Northern Hemisphere North: August 1
Southern Hemisphere South: February 1

Trees
Palm
White-Azalea Bush NH Inv Icon.png Bushes
Plumeria

Rocks
×4 regular
Shovel NH Inv Icon.png Buried items
×1 Gyroid Fragment

Ground materials
None
DIY Recipe NH Inv Icon.png DIY recipe type
Vines/Glowing Moss

These islands contain Vines and Glowing Moss. The message bottle that appears on the beach always contains a random vine or glowing moss recipe. Although the island's date is set to summer, this only affects the appearance; the fish, insects and sea creatures that spawn will be the same as the date on the player's home island.

If the player has received a good belongings fortune from Katrina, the player will be sent to this island if the rare island the game rolls to hasn't been unlocked by the player.

Rare islands[edit]

Rare islands all have a single fixed layout for each island type.

Star Fragment[edit]

Boat Tour Island (Star Fragment) NH Map.png
Boat Tour 44 NH.jpg

Chance: 3.14%

Internal ID
StarPiece

Timer NH Inv Icon cropped.png Date
Northern Hemisphere North: June 15
Southern Hemisphere South: December 15

Trees
×4 native fruit, ×3 hardwood, ×8 palm
White-Azalea Bush NH Inv Icon.png Bushes
×8 Hydrangea

Ground materials
×3 Tree Branch, ×3 Star Fragment,
×1 Large Star Fragment
DIY Recipe NH Inv Icon.png DIY recipe type
Stars

This island is always set to midnight when the player arrives, with a heavy meteor shower taking place. If the player wishes upon the shooting stars, star fragments will appear on their own island's beaches the following day. The message bottle that appears on the beach always contains a random star fragment recipe.

The meteor shower on this island is heavier than what the player can ever experience on their own island, with an 80% chance of a shooting star appearing on any given minute instead of the usual 50%. There is then an equal chance for 5 stars or 8 stars to appear within that single minute.

Rocks on this island will always drop only star fragments with the following distribution:

Item Probability
Star Fragment 14%
Large Star Fragment 2%
Capricorn Fragment 7%
Aquarius Fragment
Pisces Fragment
Aries Fragment
Taurus Fragment
Gemini Fragment
Cancer Fragment
Leo Fragment
Virgo Fragment
Libra Fragment
Scorpius Fragment
Sagittarius Fragment

Cherry Blossom[edit]

Boat Tour Island (Cherry Blossom) NH Map.png
Boat Tour 45 NH.jpg

Chance: 3.14%

Internal ID
Sakura

Timer NH Inv Icon cropped.png Date
Northern Hemisphere North: April 10
Southern Hemisphere South: October 10

Trees
×18 hardwood, ×6 palm
White-Azalea Bush NH Inv Icon.png Bushes
None

Rocks
×2 regular, ×1 money
Shovel NH Inv Icon.png Buried items
×1 Gyroid Fragment

Ground materials
×5 Tree Branch, ×3 Stone
DIY Recipe NH Inv Icon.png DIY recipe type
Cherry Blossom seasonal

This island is always experiencing the spring Cherry Blossom season, with all hardwood trees taking on soft pink petals and Cherry-Blossom Petals floating in the air that can be caught with a Net. The message bottle that appears on the beach always contains a random recipe from the Cherry Blossoms Series.

The island can only be visited if the player has played the game between April 1 and 10 in the Northern Hemisphere, or October 1 and 10 in the Southern Hemisphere.

Spring Bamboo[edit]

Boat Tour Island (Spring Bamboo) NH Map.png
Boat Tour 46 NH.jpg

Chance: 3.14%

Internal ID
SpringBamboo

Timer NH Inv Icon cropped.png Date
Northern Hemisphere North: May 31
Southern Hemisphere South: November 30

Trees
×23 bamboo, ×4 palm
White-Azalea Bush NH Inv Icon.png Bushes
None

Rocks
×2 regular, ×1 money
Shovel NH Inv Icon.png Buried items
×1 Gyroid Fragment, ×5 Bamboo Shoot

Ground materials
×3 Stone
DIY Recipe NH Inv Icon.png DIY recipe type
Spring Bamboo seasonal

This island is always experiencing spring and contains bamboo, which can drop Young Spring Bamboo when struck with an axe. The message bottle that appears on the beach contains a random recipe from the Bamboo Series.

The island can only be visited if the player has played the game between February 25 and May 31 in the Northern Hemisphere, or August 25 and November 30 in the Southern Hemisphere.

Summer Shell[edit]

Boat Tour Island (Summer Shell) NH Map.png
Boat Tour 47 NH.jpg

Chance: 3.14%

Internal ID
SeaShell

Timer NH Inv Icon cropped.png Date
Northern Hemisphere North: August 31
Southern Hemisphere South: February 28

Trees
×2 native fruit, ×8 hardwood, ×10 palm
White-Azalea Bush NH Inv Icon.png Bushes
×25 Hibiscus

Rocks
×2 regular, ×1 money
Shovel NH Inv Icon.png Buried items
×1 Gyroid Fragment

Ground materials
×5 Tree Branch, ×3 Stone, ×7 Summer Shell
DIY Recipe NH Inv Icon.png DIY recipe type
Summer Shell seasonal

This island is always experiencing summer, with Summer Shells found washed ashore on the beaches. The message bottle that appears on the beach always contains a random recipe for an item crafted using Summer Shells.

The island can only be visited if the player has played the game between June 1 and August 31 in the Northern Hemisphere, or December 1 and February 28 in the Southern Hemisphere.

Mushroom[edit]

Boat Tour Island (Mushroom) NH Map.png
Boat Tour 48 NH.jpg

Chance: 3.14%

Internal ID
Mushroom

Timer NH Inv Icon cropped.png Date
Northern Hemisphere North: November 30
Southern Hemisphere South: May 31

Trees
×5 native fruit, ×5 hardwood, ×10 cedar, ×6 palm
White-Azalea Bush NH Inv Icon.png Bushes
×7 Holly

Rocks
×2 regular, ×1 money
Shovel NH Inv Icon.png Buried items
×1 Gyroid Fragment

Ground materials
×5 Tree Branch, ×3 Stone
mushrooms, acorns, pinecones
DIY Recipe NH Inv Icon.png DIY recipe type
Mushroom seasonal

This island is always experiencing fall and is host to various species of mushrooms. The message bottle that appears on the beach always contains a random recipe from the Mush Series. A random assortment of six mushrooms (composed of two Flat Mushrooms, Round Mushrooms, and Skinny Mushrooms) can be found, as well as Pine Cones and Acorns.

In order, each of the 15 trees will be randomly assigned an item underneath:

  • Three trees will have a Tree Branch.
  • Five trees will have a random mushroom.
  • Up to five Hardwood trees (or less if there are less than five Hardwood Trees) will have an Acorn.
  • Up to five Cedar trees (or less if there are less than five Cedar Trees) will have a Pine Cone.

The island can only be visited if the player has played the game between November 1 and 30 in the Northern Hemisphere, or May 1 and 31 in the Southern Hemisphere.

Maple Leaf[edit]

Boat Tour Island (Maple Leaf) NH Map.png
Boat Tour 49 NH.jpg

Chance: 3.14%

Internal ID
Maple

Timer NH Inv Icon cropped.png Date
Northern Hemisphere North: November 25
Southern Hemisphere South: May 25

Trees
×4 native fruit, ×15 hardwood, ×4 palm
White-Azalea Bush NH Inv Icon.png Bushes
×10 Holly

Rocks
×2 regular, ×1 money
Shovel NH Inv Icon.png Buried items
×1 Gyroid Fragment

Ground materials
×5 Tree Branch, ×3 Stone, ×6 Acorn
DIY Recipe NH Inv Icon.png DIY recipe type
Maple Leaf seasonal


This island is always experiencing fall and has Maple Leaves floating in the air, which can be caught using a Net. The message bottle that appears on the beach always contains a random recipe from the Tree's Bounty or Leaves Series.

The island can only be visited if the player has played the game between November 16 and 25 in the Northern Hemisphere, or May 16 and 25 in the Southern Hemisphere.

Snowflake[edit]

Boat Tour Island (Snowflake) NH Map.png
Boat Tour 50 NH.jpg

Chance: 3.14%

Internal ID
SnowCrystal

Timer NH Inv Icon cropped.png Date
Northern Hemisphere North: February 24
Southern Hemisphere South: August 24

Trees
×17 cedar, ×4 palm
White-Azalea Bush NH Inv Icon.png Bushes
×13 Camelia

Rocks
×2 regular, ×1 money
Shovel NH Inv Icon.png Buried items
×1 Gyroid Fragment

Ground materials
×5 Tree Branch, ×3 Stone
DIY Recipe NH Inv Icon.png DIY recipe type
Snowflake seasonal

This island is always experiencing a snow storm during winter and has snowflakes floating in the air, which can be caught using a Net. The message bottle that appears on the beach contains a random recipe from the Frozen Series.

The island can only be visited if the player has played the game between December 11 and February 24 in the Northern Hemisphere, or June 11 and August 24 in the Southern Hemisphere.

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