Island Exploration Quests were improved in a patch on 5-13-2020. Each quest now rewards 300 Contribution, 50 crow coins, and ship materials or barter goods. Please see the chart below for details.

After anchoring at an island’s Barter NPC, you can spend 100,000 ship rations to send your sailor on a quick exploration of the island. Besides things like corals, barter support boxes, and ship durability loss, your sailor might uncover an Island Exploration Quest.

For more information on Sailors and Bartering check out BDO Sailor Guide or BDO Bartering Guide

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Island Exploration Quests: At A Glance

Quest Objective Location Rewards
[Exploration] Request from a Castaway Catch a Marlin
marlin
Hand over the Marlin to the Castaway
Eltro Sea
Al Halam Sea
Margoria Sea(Central, South)
Vadabin Sea

Crow Coin x50
300 Contribution Points

 

Choose One:

Seaweed Stalk x2

Bright Reef Piece x4

Cobalt Ingot x6

Catch a Clownfish
clownfish
Hand over the Clownfish to the Castaway
Seas of Olvia
Nox Sea
Cron Islands
Arsha Sea
Eltro Sea
Sausan Islands
Mediah Sea
Altinova Sea
Catch a Mullet
mullet
Hand over the Mullet to the Castaway
Seas of Banto
Ahrmo Sea
Epheria Sea
Peyon Sea
Zenato Sea
Catch a Tapertail Anchovy
tapertail anchovy
Hand over the Tapertail Anchovy to the Castaway
Eltro Sea
Catch a Skipjack
skipjack
Hand over the Skipjack to the Castaway
Eltro Sea
Arsha Sea
Nox Sea
Cron Islands
Seas of Olvia
[Exploration] Request from Island Villagers Defeat 20 Cox Pirates infiltrating the islands See Map Below

Crow Coin x50
300 Contribution Points

 

Choose One:

Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Parley Beginner) x2

Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Parley Expert) x1

Cox Pirates’ Artifact (Combat) x1

Defeat 3 Cox Pirates’ Shadow Ghosts See Map Below
Defeat 3 Hungry Hekarus See Map Below
Defeat 3 Hungry Ocean Stalkers See Map Below
Defeat 10 Cursed Pirate Ships Sea of Silence
East / SE of Lema Island
[Exploration] Request from a Child on an Island Give 1 Ship Repair Material
ship repair
Use Chopping in the Processing window (L) on plywood x2

Crow Coin x50
300 Contribution Points

 

Choose One:

Ruddy Manganese Nodule x1

Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square x2

Luminous Cobalt Ingot x2

Give 3 Ship Repair Materials
ship repair
Use Chopping in the Processing window (L) on plywood x2

Crow Coin x50
300 Contribution Points

 

Choose One:

Ruddy Manganese Nodule x1

Tide-Dyed Standardized Timber Square x2

Luminous Cobalt Ingot x2

Barter 1 time

Crow Coin x50

300 Contribution Points

Lost Low Quality Trade Goods x1

Barter 3 times

Crow Coin x50

300 Contribution Points

Lost Medium Quality Trade Goods x1

Barter 5 times

Crow Coin x50

300 Contribution Points

Lost High Quality Trade Goods x1

 

castaway on island

[Exploration] Request from a Castaway

Use this online tool at http://www.somethinglovely.net/bdo/  to find the fish you need.  Check the sea regions checkbox. This will highlight each sea region. Hovering your mouse over the sea region will tell you which fish you can catch there. When searching for common fish like Mullet, Skipjack, and Clownfish, I recommend going to a sea region with the least varieties of fish so the chances of your catching the fish you need will increase. Otherwise, you may spend an hour trying to catch a Clownfish.

The castaway is located on a small unnamed island Southwest of Staren Island off the coast of Olvia. After you catch the required fish, turn the fish in to him and collect your rewards.

[Exploration] Request from Island Villagers

The villagers of Lema Island would like you to eliminate some sea creatures that have been recently spotted. Please see the maps for spawn locations of Cox Pirate Camps, Cox Pirates’ Shadow Ghosts, and Hungry Hekarus and Ocean Stalkers. Cursed Pirate Ships spawn in the Sea of Silence which is located East / Southeast of Iliya Island.

You may have to switch servers if the Pirate Camps or Shadow Ghosts were recently killed.

The Villager for quest turn ins can be found west of the Lema Wharf Manager.

[Exploration] Request from a Child on an Island

Hand over your ship materials (1 or 3 depending on the quest) to the Aspiring Pirate child on the East coast of Oben Island to receive your rewards. Standing next to him, you’ll find the Aspiring Trader. After completing your barters (1, 3, or 5 depending on the quest) speak to the Aspiring Trader to receive your rewards.