Animal Crossing New Horizons: How to Go On Kapp’n’s Island Tours and What To Do

share to other networks share to twitter share to facebook
A player standing with Kapp'n at the pier on their island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Thumbnail for video

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons Version 2.0 update is finally here, and fans of the series couldn't be more excited about it. With the introduction of new features such as cooking and permanent ladders, as well as the reintroduction of some of the series' most beloved characters, fans of New Horizons certainly have a lot of new things to explore. This includes Kapp'n and his island tours! So, who is he, and what can you do on the tours?

Read More: Animal Crossing New Horizons: What is Group Stretching and How to Join In


Who is Kapp'n?

A player on a boat with Kapp'n off on an island tour as he sings a song in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Kapp'n is a turtle who has been around since the very beginning of the Animal Crossing series. He is all about flattering you and taking you where you need to go. He is quite laid-back and loves a sing-song too.

Throughout the games, he has been known as a Taxi Driver, Bus Driver, and now he takes on the role of a Sailor. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, his chosen form of transport is a small boat. As you go on adventures with him, he'll be highly chatty and always take the time to share a song with you too. To be frank, Kapp'n is simply a delight. We talk more in depth about who he is in our guide to Kapp'n here.


How to Go On A Kapp'n Island Tour

A player paying Kapp'n 1000 Nook Miles at the pier of their island to go on an Island Tour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

You'll find Kapp'n hanging out on his boat. His boat will be located by the pier on your island. When you find him, speak with him and advise that you want to go on a tour, and he will take you to a random island in exchange for 1000 Nook Miles. So, be sure to get earning (and saving) those Nook Miles if you're a big fan of Kapp'n and his sea shanties.

You should also note, however, that you can only go on one island tour with Kapp'n per day. Be sure to make the most of it and gather as many resources as you can!


What to Do On A Kapp'n Island Tour

A player on a Kapp'n Island Tour in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The islands that Kapp'n takes you to are rather similar to Mystery Islands. If anything, they're a bit smaller but act as a haven for gathering more materials. More importantly, these islands are where you can find and collect Gyroid Fragments to take home with you and turn into musical Gyroids. We talk more about these strange sculptures and what to do with them in our guide here.

That's all you need to know about taking a trip with Kapp'n. We certainly hope you have fun experiencing his kind chatter and unique shanties. More importantly, don't forget to make the most of collecting those Gyroid Fragments!


If you're looking to unlock more beloved characters introduced in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Version 2.0 update, we recommend our guide to unlocking Brewster and the Roost.