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Raft from The Wind Waker
Game(s) The Legend of Zelda
The Adventure of Link
Link's Awakening
Oracle of Ages
The Wind Waker
Breath of the Wild
Other media Link: The Faces of Evil
Zelda's Adventure
Use(s) Crossing bodies of water

The Raft is a recurring item and object in The Legend of Zelda series.

Uses and Locations

The Legend of Zelda

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In The Legend of Zelda, the Raft can be found in the Manji labyrinth. It is used to cross bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, although it can only be launched from docks.

The Adventure of Link

In The Adventure of Link, the Raft can be found in the Island Palace. It is also used to cross bodies of water such as rivers and lakes, although it can only be launched from docks.[1]

Link's Awakening


In Link's Awakening, Link can ride a Raft during the Rapids Ride mini-game.

Oracle of Ages

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In Oracle of Ages, if Link gives Rafton the Cheval Rope, he will give Link a Raft that can be used to cross deep water. After Link is washed ashore on Crescent Island, the Raft is destroyed.

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, Rafts are found floating around the Great Sea with large masts that have skulls on top. Some Rafts are protected by Bokoblins, which may have pots, barrels, and Treasure Chests. Rafts can also be found around islands where Traveling Merchants are found.

Non-Canon Appearances

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Link: The Faces of Evil

In Link: The Faces of Evil, Rafts appear in several water-based stages, including Spearfish Falls, Firestone Lake, and in the tar pits of Ganon's Lair. They are used to safely cross these waters, and will immediately move once Link stands on one.

Zelda's Adventure

In Zelda's Adventure, Rafts appear as both an usable item and object. The Raft item can be found next to a pond in the Meadow of Skotness near Great Wimbich, and is used to cross the flooded passage in the Shrine of Water. Another Raft also appears in Port Town of Seacoast Plain, belonging to a seafarer. He will allow Zelda to take the Raft to Sea Island, provided if she pays him two Rupees and has the Vial of Winds, as the offshore wind has died down.[2] The same Raft can be used to return to Port Town from Sea Island.



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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan イカダ (Ikada) Raft
Spanish Latin America Balsa (TLoZ, TAoL) Raft
French France Radeau Raft
German Germany Floß Raft
Italian Italy Zattera



  1. "When you get this, you can cross the sea from the dock. What's on the other side of the sea?" (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 46)
  2. "If you wish to cross the sea, bring us twenty Rubies and a Vial of Wind. The offshore wind has died down, and you must bring your own breeze." — Rafter (Zelda's Adventure)

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