Skullduggery Island Guide


Set sail for adventure! Outwit cunning pirates and battle fierce sea monsters in the biggest Poptropica quest yet. Build your ship. Assemble your crew. Rule the sea!

For walkthroughs on Skullduggery Island, scroll down.


Released: May 20, 2010 (for members)
or June 17, 2010 (for all)
Common Room: The Broken Barrel
Preceded by: Mythology Island
Succeeded by: Steamworks Island

Resources on this page

  • Island Extras
  • Synopsis from Poptropica
  • Video Walkthrough
  • Written Walkthrough
  • Album Photos
  • Trivia

Island Extras

Video Walkthrough

For a written walkthrough with pictures, scroll down on this page!

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough written by Zey-shomi
Special thanks to: Slanted Fish, Super Thunder, Vicyorus, Nameless, PopBuddies, & Pixel

When you arrive on Skullduggery Island, you’ll see that the fort is all destroyed.

Fort Ridley

Go right ’til you arrive at this small hill, then click to go right. Talk to the girl and she’ll say she wants someone to fetch her coin. Go under the hill and click go left. When you get there, pick up the Doubloon (a type of coin that pirates use).

sk dubloon

Go to the shop and press “Use” on the doubloon to get a Bag of Feed for chickens. Then head right until you see this shelf with a Broken Mirror on top. Click on it and she’ll say you can have it for free.

skullduggery mirror

Exit, then go left until you see this guy with chickens. Press “Use” on the Feed and he’ll give reward you with a Chicken.

Then go right and up the hill and go even more right till you see a guy with bugs destroying his crops. Click “Use” on the Chicken and he’ll reward you with a Blue Candle.

Head further right till you see a bunch of rocks. Jump on the rocks till you reach the top and go right to find the mansion. Go inside the mansion and head right to talk to the governor. He’ll give you a message that has some part that will only be able to be read under the blue candle.

Click “Use” on the blue candle and he’ll show you the rest of the message.

Now, exit and go back to the first part of Fort Ridley. You’ll see a building with a soldier holding a musket. Climb up the building to find the telescope.

Press “Use” on the broken mirror and you’ll have to keep looking through the telescope until you see a small raft.  (Hint – Scroll the telescope all the way left.)

Press the mirror icon in the bottom left corner when you see the raft and you’ll shine a signal. Then he’ll respond back and a message will say he’s approaching. He comes back and he gives you his raft.

There are only two other guys on it for now, but don’t worry, you can expand your crew later. Right now, though, let’s find the map pieces!

Bouffant Bay

To find the Map piece here, you talk to this one guy who says it’s on 312 Hanging Fern Way. Go right till you find hanging ferns. Remember… 3-1-2 is the order you need to hit.

  1. 3rd fern
  2. 1st fern
  3. 2nd fern

sk ferns

When you hit them in this order, a map piece will fall. Grab it. You will need to assemble the rest of your Skullduggery Archipelago Map by finding all the map pieces on various islands in this archipelago.

Parrot Port

To find this Map piece, you need to talk to the parrot. He’ll tell you to jump in the sea and then come find him.

sk parrot

Jump in the ocean and then go on top of the second building (not including the tower). He will be on this window. Then he’ll tell you to clog the vent and see where he went. Go to the building to the right with the vent. Stand on it to clog it, and then go right and jump in the last palm tree where the bird is in.


Then he’ll tell you to go to the tower, and you’ll find a friend. There will be a pirate and he’ll award you the map piece if you bring back the parrot. To find the parrot, you need a Cracker, which is in the top left corner of the pub (location indicated by the red outlined square in this picture):

sk cracker

When you’re outside, press “Use” on the cracker and the parrot will fly to you. Then click on the pirate and he’ll give you the Map piece.

Golden Harbor

To get this Map piece, you need to light the lamps in a specific order: the first, second, and fourth.

Count the lamps and then do this. Light the fourth lamp first, which is right next to the gate. Then light up second lamp, which is on the first building. Next, light the first lamp, which is the first lamp you saw when you came.


If you light them up in this order, the map piece will come out of the gate next to the fourth lamp.

Pirate Outpost

To get this one, you need to go to the very top of the place. Jump on the post and pick up the Cannon Starter Kit at the top near the cannonry, just under the Jolly Roger flag.

sk cannon kit

You will also need to find an explosive barrel somewhere in the middle of the place. Push the explosive all the way down under the golden tooth of the skull. Click on the cannon a little left of the big skull.

When it hits the explosive, the gold tooth will fall out and then there will be a map piece sticking out.

Dragon Cove

In the water, step on the first dragon head. You will get the Mallet.

tumblr_inline_msmnylvBaN1qz4rgpBang the gong with the mallet. Then move the man with the fishing pole to where the fish jump. When he catches a fish, he will give you a map piece.



You can also upgrade your ship by visiting the merchant at “Ship Shape” in Dragon Cove. It’s recommended that you upgrade to the next best ship as soon as you have enough doubloons, because it will hold more cargo and move faster.

You will also receive a discount from the sticker price of the next ship depending on how strong your previous ship was. Once you buy a new ship, your previous one will be gone.

 Image  Ship Name  Price  Cargo
sk raft  Raft (default)  —  20
sk jimmy rigger  Jimmy Rigger  3,000  60
sk carabelle  Carabelle  9,000  200
sk sea sultan  Sea Sultan  30,000  600
sk the koi  The Koi  90,000  1,800
sk steaming fury  Steaming Fury  300,000  5,000
sk phoenix warbird  Phoenix Warbird  1,000,000  6,000

Although people have reported being able to defeat Captain Crawfish without the Phoenix Warbird, it is still recommended that you get it because it will make your final battle with him much easier than if you were using a weaker ship.

Skullduggery Island

You will need to gather doubloons (1 million or a little less) to buy the Phoenix Warbird at Dragon Cove. Again, it’s recommended that you upgrade to the next best ship as soon as you have enough doubloons, because it will hold more cargo and move faster. Note that you will need patience, as it will take quite a while to gather all those doubloons.

You will also need doubloons to assemble your crew. It’s best to buy all four crew mates (you can find people asking prices to be hired on every island except Golden Harbor) to beat the many enemies that will come. Here’s the list of all the crew mates:

  • Cabin Boy (default)
  • Cook (default)
  • Cargo Master (found at Bouffant Bay) – gives extra cargo space depending on your current ship model; costs 15,000 doubloons
  • Navigator (found at Parrot Port) – increases ship speed; costs 12,000 doubloons
  • Cannoneer (found at Pirate Outpost) – loads cannons quicker; costs 20,000 doubloons
  • Shipwright (found at Dragon Cove) – repairs ship without docking; costs 20,000 doubloons

The Cargo Master will be of use early on, but for the other crew members, it’s up to you whether you want to get them now or at the end.

Tips for Making Lots of Doubloons Easily

The best way to gain a lot of doubloons is to go from island to island in a clockwise direction, buying as much of the cheapest item as you can, then selling it all on the next island where it becomes most expensive and buying max of the cheapest again. Also, remember to collect salvages from the waters. If some other ship begins shooting at you, it’s best to run away rather than get beat.

Buying & Selling: What & Where

  • Parrot Port – Buy: Grain, Sell: Medicine
  • Pirate Outpost – Buy: Spice, Sell: Grain
  • Dragon Cove – Buy: Silk, Sell: Spice
  • Bouffant Bay – Buy: Medicine, Sell: Silk

Other Doubloon Tips

  • Sell your salvages at the next island you dock at to clear more space for the suggested item you need to buy. Buy the max amount you can because you will profit at your next stop.
  • Don’t stop to buy/sell anything at Golden Harbor; it’s not as profitable.
  • When you go to the Pirate Outpost to sell the grain, steer your ship carefully and near Fort Ridley, in case you have to dock, because that area is filled with pirates. Try to avoid Skullduggery Island as well, since there are more dangers in that area, and only go there when it’s time.
  • If you don’t mind risking your ship’s health, you can attack the sea monsters and other ships to earn extra doubloons and cargo when you defeat them. Otherwise, avoid them.
  • You can get a loan at the Golden Harbor bank if you’re in a hurry for some doubloons, but keep in mind that you can’t take out any more loans until you’ve paid it back. Also, you won’t be allowed to buy a new ship if you don’t pay your loans, so be wise if you decide to take any out.

Battling the Boss

After you have assembled your crew and purchased the Phoenix Warbird from Dragon Cove, go to Skullduggery Island, which will show up when you have gotten all five map pieces.

Captain Crawfish’s ship will appear near Skullduggery Island. Keep trying to hit it with your cannons and don’t let him get out of your sight because he will keep healing.

If he only has a little health left and you have a lot, run your ship into his. It drains health from you and him very quickly, so only do this when he has a tiny bit of health and you have a lot. He will die quickly.

Once you defeat him, go back to the Governor in Fort Ridley and talk to him. He’ll give you a Map to the Treasure and a Bone Shovel.

Taking the Treasure

When you return to Skullduggery Island, walk six paces east (right) of the flag you see. Use your bone shovel to dig up the treasure, and Captain Crawfish will appear once again…

…but his ship falls apart because of your crew. When you leave, you’ll be awarded the Island Medallion plus credits to spend in the Poptropica Store. Congrats! You’re a true hero! You’ve rid Skullduggery Island of all forms of… er… skullduggery. 😀

Looking for more walkthroughs? Check out our Island Help page! 🙂

Album Photos

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  • Skullduggery Island is Poptropica’s 13th island. It was released on May 20, 2010 for members and June 17, 2010 for non-members.
  • Despite the name Skullduggery Island, it is really made up of several islands – Fort Ridley, Dragon Cove, Bouffant Bay, Parrot Port, Golden Harbor, Pirate Outpost, and then the actual Skullduggery Island at the end.
  • The word “skullduggery” (sometimes spelled skulduggery) means “trickery” and may have been chosen because of the iconic skull-and-crossbones of a pirate ship’s Jolly Roger flag.
  • Common room: The Broken Barrel
  • There are many white clouds over the Skullduggery seas, and some of them have interesting shapes, such as a heart, skull-and-crossbones, smiley, fish, whale, bone, etc.
  • Former PHB author Coderkid discovered from Poptropica’s code that this island would haveoriginally been called Pirate Trade Island. A framework file in Poptropica that shows the islands’ code names does refer to Skullduggery as “Trade.”
  • The ship’s names are, in order: raft, Jimmy Rigger, Carabelle, Sea Sultan, The Koi, Steaming Fury, Phoenix Warbird.
  • Some people have reported being able to defeat Captain Crawfish without the Phoenix Warbird (although the Warbird is recommended). However, in the cutscene, your ship will display as the Warbird.
  • Before the island was released, starting May 3, 2010, members received two exclusive items: The Skullduggery Teaser Trailer and a Skullduggery Pirate costume.
  • An official book for Skullduggery Island was released on November 8, 2012. The first two chapters can be read for free on Funbrain. At the end of the preview, you’ll get a promo code for the Skull Pirate costume (the code is SkullBook).

~we are the pirates who don’t do anything~


807 thoughts on “Skullduggery Island Guide

    • Silver Dolphin says:

      I no it’s rlly hard 2 get so many dubloons! Why do ya hav 2 make it so hard. Bt it’s stll AWESOME. Probly da most awesomest island eva cos it’s quite long bt not boring long like Astroknights! So gd job ppl @ poptropica!

      • Mallory says:

        hey silver dolphin do you know how to get doubloons like SUPER quick? Thats the only problem im having……

      • Funny Dragon says:

        ok this will help you but it is long but you will get unlimited money, go to parrot port sell all of your medicine and buy the max grain, then go to pirate outpost sell grain and buy max spice, then go to dragon cove sell spice and buy max silk, then go to bouffant bay sell silk and buy max medicine, repeat this process and you will have unlimited money and buy better ships and crew while you can to beat cap. crawfish

    • Lynn says:

      This is probably an old discovery for everyone but me but I just realized that the sell and trade system works in a circular motion. Buy grain from the golden harbor and sell it at the next island to the left Pirate outpost and buy spice from there and sell it the next island etc…it’s a lot quicker to get money that way for people who haven’t realized it yet. Don’t stay with your current ship and people trying to save up. It only slows you down so upgrade immediately.

  1. Cameron says:

    I’ve been playing for 2 days now and it seriously does take forever to raise the money, plus I took out a loan at the bank and the interest is horrible! Don’t make that mistake!!

    • Magic Moon says:

      I’ve made a loan for 2 DOLLARS and I forgot to pay the interest until the last day and it cost around 1,200 dollars. That really cut down my doubloons. And when you really have a lot of doubloons do NOT leave without saving your game!!!! I had around 30,000 doublons and it DELETED ALL my doubloons!

      • Fearless Bettle says:

        I went to Bouffant Bay then went out to fill my cargo up then came back to Bouffant Bay and sold all of it and went back and did it again and again….. without moving to another island because every day it makes your loan go up by about 5%. So any way if you only remain at one island your loan doesn’t go up because it stays on the same day! It helped me until I had enough to go to back to golden Harbor and pay off my loan.

    • person says:

      i just go around 2 all of the islands and trade (i buy at the island with the lowest price for lets say, grain, and at the next island, grain is the highest price, and i earn a HUGE PROFIT!) This is my second time completing the island, and in my 1st turn, i have over 1000! (it’s only my 1st turn….) but thanks for the warning about the bank! the 1st time i played i almost mad that mistake! o, and 1 more thing, keep buying and selling the boats, dont wait for enough money 2 buy the Pheonix… the ships go MUCH faster, and u have less of a chance of getting killed!

  2. strange flame says:

    I beat skullduggery within the first two days it was out for members.It was awsome when you got to fight captian crawfish!!!!!!

    • kaylee says:

      Thanks for your help tho 🙂 I hate cheating but this one I got stuck on and had tooo…. 😀 Thanks again for the walkthrough, Still stuck on getting to the last island: Skullduggery. Whenever I try going to it this stupid pirate ship comes and starts shootin cannons at me! It’s rude 😛 I mean seriously you pirates! I JUST NEED MONEY! Which is why I see you wanna capture me…. But anyways THANK YOU for the walkthrough 🙂

    • Tall Eagle says:

      U ROCK I am a BIG fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Short Ring says:

        I really like AstroKnights, but this is good too… but when there is a pirate chasing after you…well….ya’know!

    • wild gamer says:

      accually it seem harder than astro knights beacuse 1,000,000 dbs sound hard to get accualy it is i complelted skullduggery in less than 24 hours

  3. Massive Toes says:

    One really really quick way to get 1 million dollars, So go to one island , i would suggest Golden harbor,go to the trading person and buy the least expensive items with the maximum you could buy. Then go to the next island clockwise, ex: if you went to Golden harbor, you got to pirate port. then go to the trade person there, what ever you bought to max. at the last island sell to the max. at this one. you should get a bunch of money. While your still at the place you sold your stuff, buy the most least expensive to the max again, then keep going and going. It made me 1 million bucks in just one minutes!!!!!!!!!

    • shruti says:

      it’s only easy if you have. like, the best ship. if you’re just starting out, it’s the best way, but it’s still not that quik…u cant win in one minute. impossible

      • person says:

        haaa,, well,,, obviously they r exagerating, but i finished it in like a day! just follow wat they said! it really works!

      • wild gamer says:

        your exaggerating one minute is impossibe i did it in 6 hours but ived done this island many times so i know where the maps are and how to ovide cannons and monsters and how to defeaft them and i now where the most dbs are and much more

    • person says:

      1 more thing:
      MEDICINE- buy @ B. Bay/sell @ P. Port
      GRAIN- buy @ G. Harbor/ sell @ P. Outpost/Place
      SILK- buy @ D. Cove/ sell @ B. Bay
      SPICE- buy @ Pirate Outpost/Place/ sell @ Dragon Cove


      hope that helps anyone who looks at this!!! 🙂

    • mrbirth says:

      You didn’t do it in a minute unless you had a lot of doubloons before you done it and how did you get past all the enemies if you had a bad ship if u tried it you would lose lots of cargo so i bet you had a good ship to do the thing you told us how to get the 1 million doubloons i know because i tried with the lowest ship with the ship you can get from the ship shape person in dragon cove and it was really hard for me to get to the other islands and it took me a long time and it took me like 19 minutes to get 9000 doubloons doing that so you must have a better ship than the 1 i had!

      • xxxxxxx says:

        (i know this is 3 years late) but they might have wrote 1 instead of 10 or something? ’cause they did write one minuteS. with an s.

  4. lone bones says:

    great job on the guide but there is just one thing on the island i dont really like. the part where you need the 1 million doubloon ship to sink captain crawfish’s ship.i managed to nearly sink it alot of times before i got the phoenix warbird ship but everytime captain crawfish’s ships health was supposed to sink it got half of its health back without sinking

  5. crazy thunder says:

    I did this without buying anything, i used savages, i also bought the cargo master way before all other crew members. it took me 5 days.

  6. shaggy tornado says:

    Nice guide, but there is still something unclear to me. How are you supossed to start the cannon if you don’t have anything to start it with? Cuz i click the cannon and my character says that he doesnt have anything to start it with… So im confused 0_o

    • Trusty Bee says:

      ALL of those?!! OMG!! I’ve only got attacked by two ships or two crabs. (Haven’t been ATTACKED by an octopus. YET! Seen one, though.) How hard is it to beat octopus’s? Are they harder than crabs? Cause I’ve NEVER beaten ONE crab!

      • magicspark/mudkipgirl/demigodsrock! says:

        Both are easy to defeat. Just watch out for the snapping claws (crab) and waving tenticles (octopus) and you’ll be fine. i’ve defeat hundreds of them and earned heaps of cargo and doubloons that way. You can also earn heaps of cargo (mostly silk & medicine) and doubloons by defeating pirate ships. But never attempt to defeat those with a larger health bar and faster speed.
        Once I got attacked by two crabs & two pirate ships. I’d almost finished them all off when Capt Crawfish came conviently along & started shooting at me, so I had to flee.

      • Silver Pelican says:

        I know, I can lurk around the Northwest corner of the maps and kill as many monsters as I want once I have a good ship, but it’s almost impossible for me to kill pirates 😡 Te worst part, though, is when two enemies trap you and you get slowly squashed to death.

    • chefcurry says:

      i got attacked by mr crabs and the kraken at the same time.guess who won?CAUSE CHEF SERVED CRABLEGS AND SQUID FOR DINNER.3 POINTS, right?

  7. Incredible Mosnter says:

    Might sound a little stupid, (I’m quite dimwitted) But where’s the mallet for the gong? D: I see the gong… but I’m not very sure if it’s the right one. It looks like a bell with green and bronze designs.

    • Wild Kid says:

      (i must be dimmwitted.)
      I was wondering the same thing!But after about forty minutes, i figured out by jumping on the wobbly dragon statue. (the one in the water) Once i jumped on its head, the tail came up out of the water, and the mallet was on the tail.
      I hope this helps you.

    • Eliza Rox says:

      SPOILER ALERT: Um, on the dragon right by where the port/ boarwalk ends is a dragons head sticking out. Hop on the head and the tail with a mallet will pop out! <3, Eliza

  8. jane says:

    Also, buy the next ship at dragon cove once you have enough doubloons. The increase in cargo space helps you earn doubloons faster.

    • Elissa67590 says:

      For me it was like a 1v2 battle because there were so many other pirates!! But I ran into the smaller pirate and defeated him and continued with Crawfish until ANOTHER pirate came along and so on… 4x!

    • shaggy tornado says:

      I just do cuz it gives u a ton of salvage! A trick for beating those is to try to get the monster in a whirlpool and shoot at it. when its low on health, get it to follow u out and shoot at it till it sinks. Then collect your salvage!! 😀

      • magicspark/mudkipgirl/demigodsrock! says:

        Another trick is, is your at golden harbour, try sitting on the opposite side of a rock. The monster will be stuck on the rock, trying to get you, then all you have to do is shoot at it with the cannons

  9. Bronze Hammer says:

    Where’s the mirror piece in by the telescope?
    There’s nothing there!!

    Hijuyo: It should be to the left of the telescope lens. You need to pick up the Broken Mirror from the General Store first.

  10. Ellaaaaa says:

    what happens if you don’t pay back a loan? I mean I have defeated this island and I used a loan and I paid it back, but what happens if you don’t pay it back?

    Hijuyo: If you don’t pay a loan back in time, the bank won’t allow you to take out any more loans.

    • Ellaaaaa says:

      EVER? no more loans ever? Fascinating. That’s kinda clever actually. But you don’t need a loan to defeat Crawfish.

    • Nice Bean says:

      It wouldnt kill me to take out a million and not pay it back- I only need the Phoenix Warbird and I’m awesome.

  11. Shifty Crush a.k.a. Roary says:

    *CC = Captain Crawfish
    I got a tip for beating Captain Crawfish!

    1. Go to Skullduggery Island

    2. When something pops up and says something like this, “Captain Crawfish up ahead! Everyone get to the deck!” then move ahead.

    3. When you see CC’s ship, move in circles to avoid most of the cannonballs.

    4. If CC’s ship is going nearer and nearer to your ship, RETREAT if you ship has low health. CC isn’t stupid.

    5. If CC’s ship is behind you, click just a little in front of your ship. Your ship should excape the cannonball if it is fast enough. If CC’s ship still goes nearer, the cannonball will eventually hit it because the cannonball goes behind you.


    • Zany Dragon says:

      I have one too! I know CC isn’t dumb, but if you lead him towards the rocks near golden harbor, you might be able to get him to bump into them! I did that fighting one ship once, and he lost a lot of health.

  12. Margie says:

    LOVED IT!!!
    Battling with Crawfish was weird…we kind of bumped into each other then filled each other full of cannonballs 😛

  13. hyper cloud says:

    I only got 500,000 doubloons then I loaned the other 500.000 to get the phoenix warbird. BUt I still haven’t paid for my loan.

    • Green Noodle says:

      you should’ve done what i did… i just went around the island buying then selling then buying then selling and every time i got enough for the next ship i bought it. and every time i had enough for the crew members i hired them! so there you go.

      GrEeN nOoDlE

  14. Trusty Bee says:

    Ummmmmmmmmmm…….. What does the cargo, you know, the grain, the spice, do?

    Hijuyo: You can trade with merchants on other islands and earn more doubloons by buying such cargo for low prices and selling them at another island for a higher price.

  15. Green Noodle says:

    Captain Crawfish is easy to beat if you keep going round and round around the island he follows you so go around like 3 times then anchor yourself and turn around he’ll anchor himself and start shooting at you. shoot back! click rapidly and in about 5 seconds you won the fight!

  16. Trusty Bee says:

    AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I just got attacked by a puff fish! You know, the kind of fish swells up to defend it self? I had NO IDEA that they could attack!!

  17. Trusty Bee says:

    What does ‘Trade In’ mean? When you talk to the ship trader, when you click a ship, it says trade in in the box where it shows the ship. WHAT DOES TRADE IN MEAN!??!

    Hijuyo: It probably just means trade; exchange; turn in.

    • Trusty Bee says:

      Ok, maybe, but it subtracts the REAL amount by, say, 7,500? It subtracts the real price! Like, the Pheniox Warbird was 1,000,000. NOW, it’s only about 950,000! And it says Trade In, then a – thingy! It must mean subtract or something.

      • Shifty Crush a.k.a. Roary says:

        Trade in means to trade your ship with the new ship. However, since your ship might be damaged, your current ship only costs one forth of what its original price is. But your ship shoudn’t be enough for a new ship. So you’re acually buying and trading at the same time. Hope that helped!

  18. Rin says:

    GAH! Either Poptropica was being evil or there was a glitch, but every time I tried to exit Bouffant Bay, a storm cloud that was hovering over the island kept zapping me into oblivion! My ship sunk about 4 times before I gave up and closed the window.

  19. goldnflame says:

    There is a pufferfish by the way. hit it when it is big. There is a worker on the dragon cove. he repairs your ship at sea.

  20. Super skull says:

    It hard but there is a person for hire at dragon cove go past the ship builder guy ( left) and keep going tillyou see a person that’s the person (he fixes your ship while on the water it’s awesome) 🙂

  21. Jeffrey N says:

    another way to defeat captain crawfish is to lower ur anchor and fire rapidly and he will lose help, it works thats how i won

  22. Athena, Goddess of Skill, Wisdom and War says:

    When docked at Bouffant Bay, find the hay bale near the dock hanging on a rope and slate of wood. Jump onto the slate of wood and keep jumping up til you find the tallest platform,where the machine on which you found the hay bale is, and click the lever that operates the machine and then again jump on to the machine, which will slowly sink down to the ground. Once on the ground, a political-military type man will thank you for getting the hay down on that hot day. He will then tell you to talk to his wife, the debutante-aristocrat-Dolley Madison type woman who is on the balcony. She will give you a clue to finding the map piece in Bouffant Bay!!! *Footnote: even if you have found the map, you may still do this!*

  23. fast raptor says:

    Once i baught the jimmy rigger for 3,000 and i got all the map map pieces and then i went to skullduggery island there was nothing there.When i tried to get out of the island cc was there and guess what i was so scared i tried to get away from him and i did! I went back to the main island.

    anyway the guide awsome as lol 🙂

  24. Phantom says:

    I need some help. I finished the whole island up to the part where I finished beating up Captain Crawfish and now I have to go to Fort Ridley. But when I go; it doesn’t load and the vines go all over the screen. I tried to return to the island to make sure I defeated CC; but he wasn’t there. And every single time I can’t load Fort Ridley…
    Help? D:

    Hijuyo: Try using another computer that might load Fort Ridley faster, so you can continue with the quest. 🙂

    • Phantom says:

      I don’t think it has to do with the speed. I left it there. Until vines covered the whole thing; and nothing happened. And my computer is already really fast. I’ll try my dad’s laptop today.

  25. Mistina aka Shaky Crown says:

    Should I get the crew first or the Phoenix Warbird?

    Hijuyo: I suggest going for the warship first.

  26. Daniel says:

    Hey, I just discovered how to destroy enemies (except Captain Crawfish) without a cannon. It’s simple: force them to run into the rocks off Golden Harbor!

  27. Red Crush says:

    A TIP TO PEOPLE WHO ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH EARNING MONEY! Keep upgrading your ship. Yes it costs a lot of money each time but you earn that money back quickly and then you are one step closer to beating Captain Crawfish.
    Hope it helps,
    Red Crush ❤

  28. Cheerful star says:

    This is probably a stupid question, but whre is the govener? I talked to everyone and they just dont give me anythinggggg!!!!!!!!!HELPPPPP!!!!!!

    Hijuyo: The governor is on the far side of Fort Ridley, inside a house up on top of some tall rocks.

  29. Josie says:

    I need help bad!
    I went to the secret island before reading the walkthrough! I don’t have a ship, and I just want to take a break from this island, BUT I CANT! I am stuck on the island, and whenever I try to leave I get killed by that ship! I am so annoyed because i cant do anything! I am seriously considering making a new acount if I can’t figure this out soon, I just want to do another mission, but again, I”M STUCK! Is there a way to ask the designer if he can teleport me back or something? Thanks, Please tell me what do…:(

    Hijuyo: You can teleport yourself out using the “PopMatrix” developed by Coderkid. Click here to use it.

  30. lolkutiepie says:

    I beat the Crawfish guy, and I didn’t know wut to do after that xD But this guide helped me get another 100 credits,YAY TO ZEY!

  31. Zey-shomi says:

    Sorry guys if it’s not that descriptive, but this was at like late at night, and it’s a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG quest. I can’t remember EVERYTHING of the island. :L

  32. Zey-shomi says:

    Oh yeah, btw, it says Bone Scythe, it’s Bone Shovel, sorreh. And it’s actually best to get crew members first, because they help really well to get dubloons and cargo and stuff. Another easy way to get dubloons is by killing those sea monsters. The octopus isn’t that hard, you guys just probably just don’t have a good aim.

  33. Angie anon says:

    I FINALLY COMPLETED THIS ISLAND THANKS TO U!! after like 5 days or so..yea or mayb 4..or 3 ..eya watever all that matters now is that IM DONE!! THIS WAS THE FIRST ISLAN1D I HAV DONE THAT TOOK MEE MORE THAN A DAY!!

  34. BlueBeam says:

    a way to get doubloons really quickly is to
    go to golden harbour, and get max grain, which is 15 doubloons per piece,
    then go to pirate outpost and sell it for 40 doubloons a piece
    to beat captain craw fish run into him and start firing cannons really quickly!
    it took me about 30 seconds to beat crawfish with this technique
    p.s. you’re blog is the best!!

  35. Mangkokolam says:

    hey guys just a tip:
    1. whenever you have the money buy a new ship-shape upgrade

    WHY:’ll get a discount on your next upgrade which means a discount on the Phoenix Warbird

    2. each upgrade has more cargo space which means you get to trade more which means more money faster

    and…. to get even more cargo on your ship hire the “cargo master” who is in the ware house (on second floor) on the island with the hanging ferns.

    PS: He costs 15K doubloons

  36. martianshark says:

    Weird… I tried defeating captain crawfish with the steaming fury and he immediately got half his health back when he should have died. What the heck? I’ve defeated him before using the warbird, but why can’t I defeat him with other ships even though I have the skill?

    Hijuyo: Other ships are weaker, so it is much easier to defeat Captain Crawfish with the Phoenix Warbird.

    • roarystar says:

      The designers made it so that CC gets health back.

      I know programming.

      They probably just typed in

      if (CCsShip.Health < 0 && player.ship.level < 6) {CCsShip.Health = 50%}

      The CCsShip.Health represents the health of CC’s ship.
      The player.ship.level represents the player’s ship’s level.
      The 50% meant the health CC’s ship gets.

      I am not lying.

      But am I talking too much?

      Note: I am Shifty Cruch a.k.a. Roary

  37. Hollowlog says:

    Bouffant Bay

    To find the Map piece here, you talk to this one guy who says it’s on 312 Hanging Fern Way. You go right till you find hanging ferns. Remember… 3-1-2 which is in the order of which you hit.

    1. 3rd fern
    2. 1st fern
    3. 2nd fern

    Where do we go?
    This part confuses me..

    Hijuyo: At Bouffant Bay, walk right until you see some ferns hanging on a house somewhere. You then jump up to touch those ferns in the order 3-1-2.

  38. Prickly Clown says:

    I got money faster by just looking around for salvages, not buying anything, and then selling it all. Then I bought the cheapest boat, which holds so much more stuff and is faster and nicer, and then got more money, bought the next boat up, and so on and so on until I had enough money to buy the warship! It is so much faster!

    • poptropicalover says:

      it also works if you go around in a counter clockwise direction buying the cheapest good, then going to the next island it will be the most expensive. it is much faster then that, i used to use your method untill i found out about this one. cha-ching!$$:)

  39. attack-of-the-50-foot-panda says:

    this is an awesome guide but to get the most help go through all the comments. they rlly help!! (its also a good idea to take notes like i did 🙂 )

  40. attack-of-the-50-foot-panda says:

    😦 my game wouldnt load so i had to reload it and b4 i had like 6000 doubloons now i have 300 😡 grr i m maddddd

  41. attack-of-the-50-foot-panda says:

    i was sailing to golden harbor when i saw clouds shaped like a 🙂 !! and b4 i even saw 1 tht looked like a heart. all the clouds should be shaped ; it would be cute

  42. calmpear1389 says:

    It is so easy – because I used cheat engine. All I need to do now is to fight the pirates on skulldugery island!

    Hijuyo: Whatever Cheat Engine is, it sounds wrong and you probably shouldn’t have used it to play. It doesn’t seem fair.

  43. vicyorus says:

    Well, I didn’t want to spoil this, but probably the best way to make money is:
    1. Sell everything you have at the begining (Follow step 2)
    2. Now that you’re empty, start buying everything to fill the ship:
    a. Parrot Port= Buy: Grain. Sell: Medicine
    b. Pirate Outpost= Buy: Spice. Sell: Grain
    c. Dragon Cove= Buy: Silk. Sell: Spice
    d. Bouffant Bay= Buy: Medicine. Sell: Silk
    3. When you go to Pirate Outpost to sell the Grain, drive CAREFULLY and near Fort Riddley, in case you have to dock, because that area is filled with pirates.

    Ahoy n’ Avast
    Icy Sun

  44. Leanstar says:

    Some advice – once you’ve bought the Pheonix Warbird, you shouldn’t worry about getting blacklisted from the Golden Harbor bank. You probably won’t need another loan anyway.

  45. Poptropica Helper says:

    Tip 1: When in war with Captain Crawfish, keep circling around the island and Captain Crawfish will have to turn around and he won’t be ready so you can attack him with cannons.
    Tip 2: I recommend getting the crew first because they will help you a lot and then after you have gotten the crew, get the ships.
    Tip 3: Also, I agree with the walkthrough, buy the cheapest thing to the max on an island and go to the next island in clockwise and sell that cargo to max and buy the cheapest thing on that island and go to the next island etc.

    Hope I helped!

  46. Kendra says:

    well that gets me far! thanks! ps to the peeps who cant earn doubloons easily,(i can) just wander around the sea a lot while avoiding monsters and cap. crawfish and you will get lots of stuff and money . and all the stuff u dont need, go to the trading post and get doubloons 4 it!

  47. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Hey, I know a faster way to get the Phoenix Warbird. Ok here is how. You can buy the Carabelle Ship or the Sea Sultan ship to gain a lot of cargo from the ocean. When you have 300 out of 300 or 600 out of 600 cargo, you can sell the cargo from a different island. It gets you alot of doubloons. Thats a tip. I didn’t completed the island though. I was just giving you a tip. I got all four people from the islands though. Now I need to make 1 million doubloons to get the Warship. Good luck Everyone! Prickly Dolphin out!

  48. Xara says:

    I was stuck in this island 4 sometime because Zey. shomi didnt write anything about the cannon starter kit in Pirate Place. I had to go to wiki-answers for that bit. I suggest he edits it or something…

    Hijuyo: Actually, he did put it in the guide. You could have saved yourself the extra searching if you’d actually read what was on Zey’s guide.

  49. Sharri says:

    At the end, I had like, $998,588 on Skullduggery isand. I went to Golden Harbor and got a loan: $20,999 is how muc I loaned. Then I had $1,000,000 something. I bought the Phoenix Warbird and beat the island. Now, I still need to pay back the loan. Do I have to pay back the loan? This is bugging me sooo much.

    Hijuyo: It’s probably a good idea to pay back the loan, now that you’ve finished the island anyway.

    • Prickly Dolphin says:

      Hey I know another tip. To get so much doubloons for the warship, you can attack ships by getting them to follow you and make sure they get by rocks lots of time. Then, collect their cargo. You will get
      60 out of 60, 90 out of 90, 300 out of 300, 600 out of 600, or 900 out of 900. I attacked a octupus once and I gained alot of cargo and sold it at an island. Remember, do not restart the island when you have completed it. Here is another tip. Get a loan from the Golden Harbor Bank and grab some more doubloons. I am so closer to getting 200 thousand doubloons. Yay me!

  50. Prickly Dolphin says:


    • Hazy Girl says:

      Hey thanks alot Prickly Dolphin. You are very helpful. Thanks for the tips. You are very smart. Hmm, sometime today you will complete the island. EVEN ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Everyone will love to test your tips. By the way, defeating Captain Crawfish could be hard because he could keep healing. KEEP TRYING GUYS YOU WILL GET IT!!!

  51. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Attention Everybody, it will not take forever once you keep working. Here are some more tips. Tip: get your crew first before getting the warship. Thats what I did. Tip: save so many doubloons. Tip: sell all your cargo when you have a lot for doublons. Tip: do not restart the island because then you will have to do all the work again. Tip: Visit the Golden Harbor for a loan limit. When you see the loan limit, type in the loan limit and the bank will give you. Remember, you get to keep it for 20 days. Pay back your loan if you need a new loan. Tip: remember, if you log out without saving, you will lose some doubloons. Remember to save the game when you are done. Tip: buy some cheaper ships to help you collect so much cargo. Those are some tips. Hope I helped. Good luck Everyone! Prickly Dolphin out!

  52. Hazy Girl says:

    Whoa, thats alot of tips for getting a lot of doubloons. Thanks Prickly Dolphin. I don’t believe it! A lot of us are going to get the island completed. Prickly Dolphin, thanks again. I will try it. Thanks again Pricly Dolphin. Good luck Everyone! Hazy Girl, Out!

  53. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Hey guys, here is another tip. Attacks ships that have low life or attack any crabs, octupuses, or pufferfish to get so much doubloons. Today I am going to be able to finish the island if I can defeat Captain Crawfish with the warboat. Be careful when you attack ships. They could make you lose your doubloons. I wish you good luck guys.

  54. Prickly Dolphin says:


  55. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Hooray!!!! i completed the island!!!! Phew! That was a close one! Now how did Captain Crawfish knew my name Lazy Fish? Thats ok. He is now gone. Well that means I completed all the islands. Early Poptropica through Shrink Ray Island is what I completed!!! Hooray!!!!!

  56. Silver Sky says:

    I finished this island in about 3 hours, not counting the breaks and meals I took…weird, I tought this island easy. Didn’t use the guide much, but it’s well written 🙂 Actually I enjoyed earning Doubloons…and I hated to be in debt, so I never loaned from the bank…

    P.S. I bought ships first and a couple of crew after that, then concentrated on buying more ships.

  57. Mistina aka Shaky Crown says:

    i had the wierdest glitch! when i was docked in bouffant bay when i went to set out in my the phoenix warbird it went right through the island while it was surrounded by storm clouds!! wierd 🙂

  58. growlithe99 says:

    It’s not challenging to get the 1 million, but the boss is SUPER HARD. I could actually beat the boss if he couldn’t heal himself.

  59. Renayya says:

    OMG! i absolutely CANNOT that’s right CANNOT get 1000000 dubloons. i got all the pieces and i went to visit skulldugerry island and when i left all the ships went after me and because i never upgraded (due to dubloon issues) i never got cannons and so i died heaps quick and again and again and each time i lose more and more dubloons, WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

    • Chilly Star (GoldRock23) says:

      Tip: Save your game before you leave an island. That way, if you sink and lose cargo or doubloons, you can just close Poptropica, and go back onto it from the point you saved your game!

  60. Mistina aka Shaky Crown says:

    How can you say things when you’re on the sea because when i’m on the ship attacking ships say things but i can’t figure out how to say things back!

  61. Kenny says:

    Q:how can you destroy boats with a raft?

    A:First,drag them towards you when you see sea rocks.Last,When they hit it and can not move,your work is done!:D

  62. Shoeless Shadow says:

    The easiest way to win is to collect as much salvage as possible, (I find the most salvage around rocks, and in the top corner by D. Cove) and go around and sell the max. amount of stuff that is highest priced. I don’t worry about buying, and remember, Never get a loan!!!!

  63. zoe lanier says:

    this island was hard it took me 2 days usaly i bet 5 islands in 2 days thanks 4 writing this walkthrough for every island this the best website i ever descovered 😀 i love this website it is awesome

  64. Magic Onion, Secret Poptropican says:

    Immediatly, I had two goals: trade up for a new ship, and get the map pieces. After I unlocked Skulldugery, I tried to make a pass from Golden Harbor to Pirate Outpost. Well, I passed a tad to close to skulldugery (make that, SOUTH of Skulldugery, not even the route) and I ended up getting destroyed by Crawfish. The worst post, I was at ship #2 (you have the original ship, that at the Dragon Cove, the cheapest ship), the Jimmy Rigger. I tried to deal with him with my one cannon, but I got to close to him, and sunk.

  65. Magic Onion says:

    I’ve clocked in about 3 1/2 hours into Skullduggery and I’m at the Koi, the second largest ship (the Steamboat is small but powerful)

  66. wolfbrotheryeahh says:

    oh my gosh thank you soooo much!!! (i still haven’t finished it) but I have three other accounts and I had NO idea how to clock this island!! THANK YOU!

  67. Dangerous Fire says:

    I need a trading guide, it’ll be really useful, i have some of it…
    Dragon cove:Sell spice, buy silk
    Pirate place:Sell grain, buy spice
    i need the rest! i’ll be really helpful to me

    Hijuyo: I believe there’s one in the comments on this page.

  68. ηicøℓα / ραη∂a says:

    An easier way to beat Captain Crawfish is to anchor yourself. He will and run into you, draining both your and his health, but his more, and then you just fire as many cannonballs as possible onto his ship. He will be stationary the whole time and it’s really quick. (;

  69. Beefy Coyote says:

    I have the guide book!To collect doubloons quicker with out stopping(unless your ship got damaged).Start at golden harbor and go from there to pirate place and counter clockwise.If you collected all the stuff in the water,then go to a island and do it again!

  70. zany horse says:

    man i tried and i tried im not looking for 50 paragraphs [but thanks for the help] i just whish ther was a way to skip the battle………is ther?? some one please answer!!!!!

  71. gentle ice says:

    if you want to make big money buy silk at dragon cove and sell at bouffete bay.
    then buy medicine at bouffete bay and sell it at dragon cove .
    and repeat, and repeat, and repeat

    • Slanted Fish says:

      Actually, I did. You signed your comment as “Icy Sun” and you’re mentioned in the credits. I’ve changed it now to your other comment name (Vicyorus) in case that was what you wanted.

  72. izzyjezza says:


    You are in danger
    You need to defeat Crawfish
    Can you still win now?

    Thanx 4 the walkthrough it dont bother trying 🙂
    I went 2 dragon cove and the women at the trading post’s clothes hadnt loaded so she was wearing a singlet and shorts.

  73. I like cheese :D says:

    hey umm i just beat C.C. and im at skullduggery island, but i dont have the shovel… where do you get it? Please help! 😦

  74. mrssciencenerd says:

    I have never completed this island, or steamworks, so I decided to just get it over with already haha
    Im on my real day 2 in the game Im on day 50 something, I have just over 300,000 dabloons!! :DD Almost half of a half way there you guys!!

  75. kate says:

    My trick for doubloons is I roam above of Dragon Cove and a pufferfish,crab or octopus start attacking me and I go near a whirlpool and they go in there.While their stuck I shoot them and they die,Guess what?They give out lots of doubloons!The pufferfish has the most!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


  76. kate says:

    Here are some tips for my 1st trick:The octopus can get out of the whirlpool sometimes so watch out.Tip 2:If you go near Pirate Outpost be careful because there are alot of pirate ships.Tip 3:Don’t kill sea monsters until you have the Carabelle,Sea Sultan or Koi.Last Tip:Watch out for stormclouds if you dock at Bouffant Bay.


  77. ShadowIncarnate says:

    Well. That took me last night up to this morning ( I slept in between of course, xD). Thanks for the guide, I never would’ve done it without it.

  78. Lucky Owl says:

    I got stuck in a big huge rock and I can’t get out 😦 please help me!!!I got stuck all the way to the right on Fort Ridley please help!

  79. Lucky Owl says:

    If I click restart will I have to do re-do the whole island again?

    Slanted Fish: Yes, the Restart button resets all your progress for that island only. It can be helpful if a glitch prevents you from anything.

    • vicyorus says:

      Look, you don’t have to go thru ALL the islands mentioned in the guide, but it’s the fastest way to get money (I know that because I was the one that discovered the chart of sale that’s posted here). If you want to go to Pirate Outpost just go, as near as possible to Fort Riddley, and don’t stay too much time in waters near to that island.

  80. wertyuio says:

    hey slanted fish, whats your poptropica username? i want to be friends with you. mine is ejoyb99

    Slanted Fish: My Poptropica username is hi.Juyo 🙂

  81. WERTYUIOE says:

    how many crew members are there? i know about the cannon firerer and the navigator and the repairguy but is there anyone else?

    Slanted Fish: There are 4 – one available on each “island” except Golden Harbor. Fort Ridley gives you 2.

  82. WERTYUIOE says:

    aaaaahhhhhhh! ok i was joking around and made a loan foor 0000000m then i went to buy a ship and the ship guy said i have to pay off my loan!! what do i do???

  83. WERTYUIOE says:

    easy way to get money. go around the islands clockwise,like you said, and bye 10 of the cheapest thing and sell the max of the most expensive. it really works!!

  84. WERTYUIOE says:

    this island is very frusterating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! im getting impatient saving money for the warbird so im trying to defeat him with the steamship any advice on how to do that?

      • Icy Speck says:

        Actually, lots of people have defeated him with the steam ship, but it would be way easier to use the Phoenix Warbird.: Hint hint:

    • Dangerous Noodle says:

      If you want Some more Money , Try Going to the “Dragon Cove” On the Sea not really on the Dragon Cove and Just Sail Around it Until you see The Puffer Fish
      Its Big It can give you 10 000+ Doubloons And for the Kraken you get 5 000+ Doubloons and Giant Crab is Between 9 000 and 12 000 Doubloons

    • Cashio says:

      My way is a bit unorthodox. I first do what most people do and trade then I buy the 30,000 ship because searching will be much easier then I scavenge for some some treasure (the risk is greater but it’s also advantageous because you won’t need to waste money unless your ship gets sunk) and then after having enough money I hire a navigator, shipwright and a shooter. It’s a long process but it will help you greatly. I then go near the Dragon Cove until the enemy finds me. After having experimented for countless of times, the sea monsters are the ones that usually go there (squid, lobster, puffer). They are much easier to defeat than the pirate ships and the treasure they leave when you defeat them is much greater than those lying around. Once you defeat them, your cargo will immediately be filled so just go and trade. Once that is done, go and defeat sea monsters again until you have enough money to buy a much better ship. I repeat, the risk is higher if you try this one but it gets the job done faster.

  85. Icy Speck says:

    Okay lets settle this: Slanted Fish, can you defeat Captain Crawfish with the SteamShip? Please awnser before too late.

    • Slanted Fish says:

      I don’t think so, but some people have reported being able to defeat Captain Crawfish without the Phoenix Warbird (the best ship). However, the game itself tells you to use the Phoenix Warbird to defeat him.

      • shinykid says:

        OMG. It was after a had Membership for Game Show (Love the music for it’s trailer and the island btw) I started it and it was 3 days I got The Koi, ( I completed it in 5 days) And I had my crew, and I started to hit him with cannons,
        he had this much life ___ and then wham, his life got all the way filled up again

    • Slanted Fish says:

      Every time you travel to a new ‘island,’ another ‘day’ passes. It’s just to show you how many ‘days’ your ship journey has been. Maybe if you want to redo the island, you can try and beat your record. 😛

    • blue peanut :) says:

      i just fought captin crawfish and a second before he sunk he grew back more than half his health while i sat there dying!!!! SO UNFAIR!!!!

      • xin says:

        dude, you dont know what i have been through WHEN I FIRST SAW THAT NEW ISLAND I WAS LIKE LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THYEN WHEN I GOT OUT OF THE ISLAND (IN MY m1 SHIP) I DIED INSTANTALY

  86. pierocks123 says:

    (Don’t worry, not talking about the walkthrough, it’s really good)
    I have the Phoenix Warbird, and I am trying to find Captain Crawfish. He used to show up all the time whenever I tried to dock at Skullduggery. Now, I can’t find him anywhere and I have to waste my time fighting little tiny ships that are run by pirates with stupid names, like “Jean-Luc the Vengeful.” AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!! HELP!! 😦

  87. WERTYUIOE says:

    i just did probably the most stupid thing ever in the history of stupid things on poptropica. i have the steaming fury and i was looking at the ships and then clicked buy on one of my opld ships! then of course i got the steaming fury back but now i have hardly any money! im so stupid:(

  88. Nice Whale says:

    Will you keep buying and selling again and again until you earn enough to pay your debt and buy the ship and to hire crew?

    Slanted Fish: Yep. You can also kill things for doubloons.

  89. helenwhygao says:

    How long will it take for me to get to the point when I can get the Phoenix Warbird and the whole crew? This is taking FOREVER!!! (I don’t have a great deal of patience-at least, not anymore.) It’s been sooooo long and I just want it to HURRY UP and GET GOING!!!!!

  90. sofirofi20 says:

    I can’t get past the explosive barrel part. HELP!

    Slanted Fish: You need to push it down until it’s under the golden tooth of the skull.

  91. Yellow Comet says:

    You should add to the tips:
    ~DO NOT land at Skullduggery Island before you should. I did that once and I had to take three tries to get away from C.C.

  92. Serious Boa says:

    Wanna ask something, HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THIS ISLAND!!! i just know its going to take long but what would be the minimum number of days to complete it?

  93. Serious Boa says:

    I really don’t whats wrong with my in almost every island!First, however i had 2000 doubloons and now its ZER0000! How can i complete this Island?

  94. wild gamer says:

    here i s how you deaft captin crawfish you will need the war ship, navigator, cannoier,, and the ship fixer. you must ram him them rapily fire at him at first it wil look like your loser but if you keep doing what i said you will defeat him

    • CookieCat25 says:

      Thanks for the tips!! 😉 BTW, it’s “Here is how you defeat Captain Crawfish: you will need the warship, navigator, cannoneer, and the ship fixer. You must ram him, then rapidly fire at him. At first, it will look like you’re losing, but if you keep doing what I said, you will defeat him”.

  95. Comical Turtle says:

    Hey did anyone notice that the ships match the islands. The islands are like actual ports from the time this island would take place and there is a ship that matches it. The raft goes with Fort Ridley, the Jimmy Rigger with Pirate Outpost, the Carabelle with Parrot Port, the Sea Sultan with Golden Harbor,the Koi with Dragon Cove, and the Steaming Fury with Bouffant Bay.

  96. Perfect Moon says:

    OMGOSH, I CAN’T GET OUT OF DRAGON COVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whenever I try, a pirate AND a sea monster FREAKING surround me and KILL ME!!!!! What advice do you have?

  97. hatersloveme2490/hatersloveme4897/hip hop lover/17-time winner of Reality TV island/Poptropica girl with 2576 friends with membership/has all 35 medals/knucklehead5249 call me any of that. says:

    I meant 51.

  98. emi618 says:


    • Popular Glove says:

      I found that there’s heaps of salvage around Golden Harbour, so I just sail around there until my cargo is full, then I sell everything off at the trading post. Don’t go too far from the Harbour though, in case you get attacked or something.

  99. Leafsong3 says:

    So I was trading at the Island with lots of cannons (Can’t remember it’s name) And I went back to my ship, clicked embark, then it went to the part where your in birds eye view and I couldn’t see my ship! Nor could I move or re-dock! so I went and logged out and logged back on and showed up at the Parrot island with a lot less DB then I had when I left, and a different cargo, though I had the ship I had bought not to long before I was having trouble. (The forth ship on the was to the Phinox) I went back out to sea again and I still can’t see my ship or move. What should I do?

  100. Tall Eagle says:

    by the way , i had started the island earlier before I knew about the guides but I didn’t remember but I went back on and this guide is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!

  101. Purple Socks says:

    what the what? i got the whole map and i still don’t even have enough to buy the jimmy rigger!! it’s gonna take me forever to get a phoenix warbird!!! 😦

  102. Bhavishya says:

    Actually golden harbor is good enough to trade with as it sells grain cheaper than the grain at parrot port. Plus there are many salvages there.

  103. JLBblue2003 says:

    Hey, i have a question, but i dont wanna try it unless i know, if i did take out 1,000,000 doubloons from the bank, and bought the ship, and didnt pay the loan back, could i still buy the ship and defeat crawfish and what-not? (i hate saying what-not, but whatever :P)

    Slanted Fish: I think you might need to pay your loans back before you can buy, but I’m not sure.

  104. JLBblue2003 says:

    and would it be good to keep getting new ships? or should i just save for the pheonix warbird…?

    Slanted Fish: I’d suggest upgrading to the next ship whenever you can, because it makes it easier to earn doubloons.

  105. Purple Socks says:

    omg!!! i just steered my ship toward skullduggery to destroy captain crawfish, and he wasnt even there!! so i got to dock at skullduggery without even killing him!! What the what just happened???

  106. zippyberry12 says:

    You actually DON’T need the Warbird to defeat Crawfish. You can also defeat him with the next ship down, which if I remember properly is called the Steaming Fury.

  107. Golden Dragon says:

    Hey my name on Poptropica is Golden Dragon. My username is Cinderhella. You can add me if you want. I finally completed Mocktropica today and I realized I had one island left to do. Skullduggery Island. I was dreading it because I’ve never actually fully completed it before and I know it takes such a long time to do. But with the help of this guide, I FINALLY finished all 36 islands made so far. Thinking back to how I only made a new account two weeks ago, I realized, I have no life. But that’s okay.

    However, contradictory to this guide, I only sold Medicine at the Parrot Port. I did not buy anything, so my cargo was empty until I reached Golden Harbor, which is where I bought the max amount of Grain. This creates more efficient money-making. Also, since there is a lot of cargo spilled on the way to Golden Harbor, I would collect it all as much as possible, then sell it all at the Golden Harbor. This method is a bit more efficient with money in the long run.

    So anyway, I finished Skullduggery Island all in one day. On the Island itself, I used 65 days to finally defeat Captain Crawfish and dig up the treasure. What about you?

    • cca494 says:

      I’ll probably take about the same amount of time as you, but I don’t know for sure. I’m on day 62, and all I have to do to beat the Island is muster up enough courage to fight. (And dig for the treasure, obviously. But that doesn’t take courage.)

  108. Elly says:

    I’m at day 238 and only have 5801 doubloons!!! Im so freaking annoyed:( is there a secret or cheat to help me get money…FAST??? Please tell me ASAP!!!!!!!

  109. Penny says:

    Golden harber does have use for trading I sell my medicine at Parret Port and buy grain at Golden Harber for the lowest price it changes each time but every time its lower priced than Parret Port.

    • Slanted Fish says:

      The prices for the different islands’ trading posts do change randomly, but what’s cheapest and most expensive stays the same. Buy/sell in a clockwise direction (as explained in the guide) for max profit. 🙂

      • Michael Hornak says:

        actually not true parrot port’s cheapest thing is grain and sometimes it changes from lowest to second lowest.

      • cca494 says:

        Yeah, it’s constantly switching spots with spices, which can be annoying since I have (er, had) a three-island trade route because it made me the most money. Here are the islands: Dragon Cove, Bouffant Bay, and Parrot Port. I sold spices and bought silk at Dragon Cove, I sold silk and bought medicine at Bouffant Bay, and I sold medicine and bought spices at Parrot Port. What was annoying was that spices were always around 20 doubloons a piece. I don’t have to worry about it anymore because I’m at the boss fight, but it got a little annoying.

      • Super Club says:

        Hey Poptropicans! I know I just commented this, but if you sell medicine at Parrot Port and buy grain at Golden Harbor (instead of selling medicine and buying grain at Parrot Port, as suggested by the guide) you will make a bigger and better profit! 🙂

  110. PopTropameateur says:

    I saw a cloud in the shape of a 🙂 and also thanks for the guide…i am still trying to get sea sultan then koi then fury etc. :):):):)

  111. Magic Peanut says:

    A few random tips and pieces of advice:
    – The cargo with the lowest price will have the highest price at the next island clockwise.
    – I recommend not loaning from the bank. You end up losing money with interest, you could forget about it and end up with too much to pay back, and it just ends up being a big ‘ole mess. Trading, as said in this (amazing) guide, is the best way to make money.
    – Speed is good, but accuracy is better. Don’t shy away from a fight if they have more cannons, because the other pirates in the sea have terrible accuracy. Run in a zigzag motion while shooting slowly and carefully and you can take down a ship much more powerful than you.
    – The enemies aren’t very smart, either. Try to get them to blunder into storms or rocks for easy victories.
    – Sea monsters have a small range. Even with only one cannon, you can easily take them down if you keep moving and stay away from their arms/claws.
    Good Luck!

  112. Yosei no Mizu says:

    This helps so much! And this site is so much easier to use than some of the others I’ve used, I’m wondering if you check everything a few times. But one correction I do have, I was able to get grain at Golden harbor for 13 doubloons, so the costs might be a little randomized. Thanks for the help!

  113. Creampuffqueen says:

    People say that this is the second hardest island on Poptropica (other than Astro Knights), but looking at the walkthrough here, its not very hard in general, the hard part is getting the doubloons. Some people I know are able to finish it in a day or less, others take a few days, while others take weeks. Just remember, dont give up, and dont try to defeat Captain Crawfish while you have the Sea Sultan. 🙂 (My randomness of the day)

  114. Dignity AJ says:

    Is it ok just to get at least a million doubloons then get the warbird? I mean, getting doubloons isn’t that hard, not like you HAVE to fight the ships until you meet captain crawfish.

    Slanted Fish: Yes, but it’s easier to get doubloons with better ships, so I recommend upgrading as you go.

  115. Hungry Toes says:

    u know..its more profitable if u buy grain from Golden Harbor and sell at Pirate Outpost than buy grain from Parrot Port

  116. fashionista1152 says:

    where is the bomb that u put under the tooth????? the guide says in the middle of the place….. what does that mean?????

    Slanted Fish: It’s somewhere in the middle of the island; jump around until you find it.

    • donutgiraffe says:

      If you fall left off the place where you get the cannon kit, you will end up nearly right on top of it. It’s a big barrel labeled ‘explosives’.

  117. Poptropica Player says:

    Actually i know a tip to get 1million doubloons to buy the Phoenix Ship.If you have 100,000 doubloons go to the Pirate Fort.Then go to the Trading Post and Buy the few priced item there and that is the Spice right? buy it 1,000 items.Then go to the Dragon Cove Port in the top of Pirate Fort then go to the Trading Post,Click Sell in the Spice then put 1,000 You get loads of money.After selling the Spice buy the another few priced item there,Should be Silk? or The Medicine? Cant remember then go to the Bouffant Port located ————–> of the Dragon Cove Port.Too lazy to type but just follow the same steps to get to 1 million.I literally tried it and it worked.It may be seem boring but also,if you want to defeat:The Octopus,The Puffer Fish, And the Giant Crab,lure them in a very rocky place and then trap them there like : (octopus)[rock](you) if he’s near on freeing in this trap lure him again and trap them once more,if you have cannon,use your anchor to stop the moving of the ship and shoot the Octopus,Puffer,and the Giant Crab.They give you 1,000+ Doubloons,300+ or 200+ of Spices,Medicines,Silk and Grains. 😀 they will be useful to up your items to sell them and get to 1 million doubloons.Hope This Helps.Tell me if you have any parts you dont understand,i’ll fix them for you.Thanks 😀

  118. Poptropica Expert [NOT] says:

    The FIRST time I completed this island it took me only 4 hours. My cousin, who completed a bunch of islands, didn’t complete this island! [Makes me feel good.]

  119. Cuddly fox says:

    I passed Skullduggery in 1 day, no lie! Thanks Zey-Shomi! Could you reply to my comment please? I’ve completed all of the islands!

  120. White Lobster says:

    I think that the best way to earn doubloons faster is to go halfway through the money and get the other half as a loan from Golden Harbor. I tried that and got through the island in 2 days.

  121. red flyer says:

    thanks this was great but can you show which islands are which because I went to parrot port first thinking it was the other one

  122. qwerty says:

    hey! everyone here is saying how quickly they beat the island, so i think im doing something wrong ahah. i started this island maybe 2 years ago? i did a lot at a time and then i guss i forgot about it. so now im back at it, ive been sort o avoiding skulldugger since t always seemed so daunting. so i have the pheonix ship, and ive leit been trying to defeat crawford all afternoon (its about 10 pm right now oops 🙂 ) AND I STILL CAT DEFEAT HIM WHAT AM I DOING WRONG OMG is there a strategy to beat him?

  123. Serious Bird says:

    I am also Serious Bird why would I lie about that? Anyways can someone help me? what should I do about not being able to get the dubloon, just give up on the island? I think it’s some kind of glitch

    Slanted Fish: You might want to restart the island (click on the map in the corner and press restart).

  124. MightyMelon says:

    (Thanks for all your help!!!) I don’t know why but it won’t let me get the cannoneer lady. I have enough doubloons, but it ain’t workin’! Maybe I have the wrong person? #TroubleWithSkullDuggery

    • CookieCat25 says: