Breath of the Wild: How to Sail Raft Boats

Breath of the Wild: How to Sail Raft Boats

Here's our guide on how to sail in Zelda Breath of the Wild, through creating wind.

Link can actually take to the seas surrounding Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but to do that you'll have to create wind. In this Zelda Breath of the Wild sailing guide, we'll be walking you through how to sail a raft in Breath of the Wild, as the process is pretty clever.

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How to Sail in Breath of the Wild

In order to make a raft move you're going to need to be able to generate wind while stood on it. To do this you need a weapon that can be waved about to create gusts. That weapon is the Korok Leaf, its wide spread of leaves being perfect to push air forwards.

Link using the Korok Leaf to create wind

Where to Get a Korok Leaf

Korok Leaf are often found near to an abandoned raft, but if you can't find one they drop out of fallen trees. You don't always get one and you might burn through numerous weapons cutting down trees, but you will at least build up a supply of wood in the process (which you could use to buy a house). Try to have an axe in your inventory for the task.

Use raft to reach distant locations

Sailing a Raft With a Korok Leaf

With a Korok Leaf in hand hop onto a raft and then hit in the direction you want the raft to go. If you hold down the attack button and then release you'll generate a large gust or you could string together swings to build speed. Be careful not to accidentally topple off the raft while a long way from shore, as doing so will see Link immediately drown! Creatures lurk out in the ocean that will attempt to attack or knock you off, so be careful and don't stay in the same spot for long.

It's also possible to launch a raft by building an ice pillar next to wear it's on the shore.

Sailing in Breath of the Wild isn't hard once you know what you're doing. If you're still unsure, take a look at this video.

Why not use the raft on Hateno beach to reach the Chaas Qeta Shrine. If you fail for any reason the raft will be returned to its starting point. It's worth taking a minute to brush up on how to kill Guardians and find out how to easily get rupees.

Now you can sail it's possible to reach distance islands and Shrines that seemed out of reach or just move quickly along rivers. These distant locations include the super interesting Eventide Island south of Hateno Beach - an area worth heading to discover the trial that awaits.

For more on Breath of the Wild be sure to check out Mike's review. Elsewhere there's our look at why we think Zelda may be the protagonist of the next game.

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Tom Orry

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Tom started life on a circus in Australia before his family moved to the UK. His love of gaming started soon after, which essentially meant he bought every video game magazine available and worked numerous part-time jobs as a child in order to afford costly N64 games. He created UK site VideoGamer.com, of which he was the Editor for over a decade. He now doesn't like circuses.

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