Island Tours

The Island Tours are mini-games available to play either singularly of with a group of up to three people on Tortimer's Island in exchange for Medals in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

There are many different tours available to play, each varying in reward and difficulty. The difficulty of each island tour will be indicated with a three star system, with 1 star (★☆☆) indicating the easier tours and 3 stars (★★★) indicating the most difficult; the higher the difficulty the more medals available to win. The title will also indicate the difficulty of each tour; tours beginning with "Easy" will be 1 star, "Official" will have 2 stars, and "Expert" three stars. The medals that the player will receive following the completion of the tour will depend on their performance, which will be in the form of either a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Tortimer Trophy, although some medals may be given as long as the basic objectives of the tour are completed. The milestones for each trophy is never specifically mentioned.

To access a tour the player will need to talk to Leilana at the desk located in the top-left of the beach hut on Tortimer's Island. There the player will be given a list of available tours on that day. It is worth noting that a maximum of 12 tours will be available at any one time (the tours are rotated randomly every day at 12AM) from Leilana.

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[edit] Island Tours

[edit] Balloon Hunt Tour

Before the tour is started the player is automatically equipped with the Slingshot. The aim of this challenge is for the player to shoot down as many balloon as they can within the given time limit. Indicated on the bottom screen of the Nintendo 3DS will be an indicator showing the direction in which it is blowing and where on the map the balloon is.

There are two types of balloons that the player can shoot down:

  • Regular Balloons (1 point)
  • Bunny Balloons (3 points)

When playing with friends, the number of balloons will be multiplied based on the number of players. In this instance, players will be assigned a color and will need to shoot down balloons that correspond to the color given to them.

Easy Balloon Hunt 5 Minutes ★☆☆
Looking for an excuse to pull out a slingshot and pop some balloons? Then this tour is for you! Beginners welcome!
The player must pop as many balloons in 5 minutes as possible.
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6 M 4 M 2 M 1 M


Official Balloon Hunt 5 Minutes ★★☆
Are you getting confident in your abilities with a slingshot and want a harder challenge? Then this is the tour for you!
Balloons are 2x faster on this tour. Pitfalls and Trees have been added as obstacles.
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8 M 5 M 3 M 2 M


Elite Balloon Hunt 5 Minutes ★★★
Are you a master of the art of the slingshot? Then sign up for this tour and show you're the best there is!
Pitfalls have increased on the map threefold.
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12 M 7 M 5 M 3 M


[edit] Bug Catching Tours

The objective of these tours is to catch as many bugs that fit the requirements given to the player at the start of the tour by Tortimer within the given time limit. These can range from categories from high selling bugs to specific bugs. The player receives a bug net at the start of the tour.

Easy Bug Catching Tour 5 minutes ★☆☆
Feel like catching bugs while on a tropical getaway? This tour will let you do just that! Beginners welcome!
Players must catch as many bugs as they can within the time limit.
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Beetle Hunting Tour 5 minutes ★☆☆
Dynastid and stag beetles are popular, and this tour wants to see you snag the most! Beginners welcome!
Players must catch as many beetles as they can within the time limit.
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6 M 4 M 2 M 1 M


Butterfly Discovery Tour 5 minutes ★☆☆
Feel like catching butterflies on a tropical island? Then this is the tour for you! Beginners welcome!
Players must catch as many Butterflies as they can within the time limit.
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6 M 4 M 2 M 1 M


Dragonfly Discovery Tour 5 minutes ★☆☆
Feel like catching dragonflies on a tropical island? Then this is the tour for you! Beginners welcome!
Players must catch as many Dragonflies as they can within the time limit.
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6 M 4 M 2 M 1 M


Fall Bug Catching Tour 5 minutes ★★☆
If bug catching is becoming your favorite activity, then join this intermediate tour and prove your skills!
Players must catch as many bugs that make noises as possible. These include Cicadas, Grasshoppers, and Crickets.
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Bug Free-for-All Tour 5 minutes ★★☆
If bug catching is becoming your favorite activity, then join this intermediate tour and prove your skills!
Players must catch as many bugs as they can within the time limit.
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Cicada Catching Tour 5 minutes ★★☆
If bug catching is becoming your favorite activity, then join this intermediate tour and prove your skills!
Players must catch as many Cicadas as they can within the time limit.
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8 M 5 M 3 M 2 M


Market Price Bug Tour 5 minutes ★★☆
Want to see the Bell value of the bugs you catch as your score goes up? Then this is the tour for you!
Players must catch as many bug as they can within the time limit to reach a bell goal.
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8 M 5 M 2 M 2 M


Hope-to-it Bug Tour 5 minutes ★★☆
Locusts are plentiful, but you only have a very limited amount of time before it's game over. Can you win?
Catch as many bugs with the ability to hop and run around as you can within the given time limit.
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6 M 4 M 2 M 1 M


Pros Only Bug Hunt 5 minutes ★★★
Only those with a mastery of bug catching need apply for this, the hardest bug tour available. Can you win?
Players must catch as many bugs as they can within the time limit.
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Gigant Dragonfly Tour 7 minutes ★★★
Wanna try catching gigantic dragonflies in a lush, tropical forest? Then sign up right away and get hunting!
Players must catch as many giant dragonflies as they can within the time limit.
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20 M 14 M 10 M 5 M


Elite Market Price Bug Hunt 5 minutes ★★★
Watch the Bell values rise in this advanced bug-catching tour. Only those with a full mastery of bugs need apply!
Players must catch as many bugs as they can within the time limit to reach a bell goal.
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Bug Hide-and-Seek Tour 7 minutes ★★★
Ready for a tough challenge to find mysterious bugs on a tropical island? Then sign up for this advanced bug tour!
Players must catch as many hidden bugs (in trees and rocks) as they can within the time limit.
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15 M 12 M 7 M 4 M


[edit] Diving Tours

The objective of these tours will be to catch sea creatures found on the bottom of the ocean floor.

Crab Free-Diving Tour 5 minutes ★☆☆
Do crabs make you cringe? If not, then this beginners' free-diving tour may just be perfect for you!
The player must collect a certain amount of crabs in the given time limit.
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6 M 4 M 2 M 1 M


Amateurs' Free-Diving Tour 5 minutes ★☆☆
A tour for beginners just learning the fine art of free diving. It's a great chance to practice the basics!
The player must collect a certain amount of sea creatures within the given time limit.
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6 M 4 M 2 M 1 M


Shellfish Free-for-All Tour 5 minutes ★☆☆
Ready to hunt exclusively for shellfish on this beginners' free-diving tour? Then sign up and get diving right away!
The player must collect a certain amount of shellfish within the given time limit.
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6 M 4 M 2 M 1 M


Seafood Free-Diving Tour 5 minutes ★★☆
Do you have a good grasp of the free-diving basics? Then sign up for this tour, and hop into the battle for gold!
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8 M 5 M 3 M 2 M


High-End Seafood Tour 5 minutes ★★☆
Like free diving as well as cooking? Then sign up for this tour to collect fancy ingredients from the sea!
The player must collect gourmet sea food ingredients only in the given time limit
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