Explorer's Day

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Kapp'n PC icon.png Explorer's Day  
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Second Monday of October
Time All day
Host Tortimer[nb 1]
Isabelle[nb 2]
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Explorer's Day is an event in the Animal Crossing series that occurs on the second Monday of October. It appears in international versions of Animal Crossing and the North American versions of Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Explorers Day is based on Columbus Day, a holiday commemorating the landing of explorer Christopher Columbus in the New World on October 14, 1492.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

On Explorer's Day, Tortimer can be found outside of the Town Hall. If the player speaks to him, they will receive a Bottled Ship.

In City Folk[edit]

In North American towns in Animal Crossing: City Folk, Tortimer appears outside Town Hall and will give the player a Sailboat Model if spoken to. After the discontinuation of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection in 2014, the Sailboat Model can only be obtained in the North American version of the game.

In New Leaf[edit]

The cutout in the plaza in in New Leaf.

In North American towns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Isabelle can be found hosting the event at the plaza. Like previous games, the player will be given a Sailboat Model. A cutout is available for players to pose and take screenshots in.


  1. In Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, and City Folk
  2. In New Leaf only