How Animal Crossing: New Horizons Kappn boat tours work and what to expect

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Kapp’n boat tours are here, and the lazy little turtle himself is ready to take you on some boat tours that can earn you some seriously good stuff. It’s worth noting that you can only go on one Kapp’n boat tour a day, so make it count. Clear your pockets of anything unessential and make sure you’ve got plenty of time to make the most of what’s on offer. 

Here’s everything you need to know about Animal Crossing: New Horizons Kapp’n boat tours, which have arrived as part of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 2.0:

How Kapp’n boat tours work and the cost

Kapp'n on his boat in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Each Kapp’n boat tour costs 1000 Nook Miles, but it comes with the caveat of only being able to take one per day. 

Kapp’n can be found on his boat at the pier on your island and will take you to remote islands that are similar to those you’ll visit using Dodo Airlines. However, they’re a little more exciting than those, which is why Kapp’n is rationing out visits. 

Once you’ve paid your toll though, you’ll zip off on Kapp’n speedboat to a random island, and all the way he’ll sing you one of his famous sea shanties. If you press A, you can clap along with them too.

Kapp'n on his boat in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Clap away by all means, but also pay attention to the weather conditions of your boat trip as it may well hint at the island you’re about to visit. 

If you’ve flown via Dodo Airlines to any islands, there are some similarities here. If you need tools, for example, Kapp’n can sell you flimsy ones for Nook Miles, and there’s always a workbench on every island for emergency crafting.

What makes Kapp’n boat tour islands special?

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The magic thing about Animal Crossing: New Horizons Kapp’n boat tours is that the islands you’ll visit may exist in a different time of day or season to your own island. That means the possibility of collecting any of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons fish, Animal Crossing: New Horizons bugs, or Animal Crossing: New Horizons sea creatures that you may have missed. They may also feature other unusual items, like flowers not native to your own island, different bushes that you can dig up and take home, and even brand new items like climbable vines. Here are some of the things you may find via a Kapp’n boat trip:

  • Money trees – Reap the financial benefits of multiple money trees each carrying 3000 bells each
  • Seasonal recipes – Message in a bottle recipes can be related to the season that island exists in, such as Cherry Blossom recipes or Mushroom recipes. 
  • New ‘Glowing Moss’ recipes – Recipes linked to the new glowing moss flora that you can find on Kapp’n trips
  • Crops
  • Food recipes 
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gyroids and Gyroid fragments
  • Star fragments – Can be found inside rocks

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