How To Unlock Ginger Island In Stardew Valley

After completing the Community Center story in Stardew Valley, the fun doesn’t end! There is an entire new map to explore, filled with tropical items and a few NPCs that you can talk to. This blissful island is called Ginger Island and requires a bit of work to reach.


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If you have never been to Ginger Island, you’re in luck. In this guide, we are going to take a look at how to visit Ginger Island for the first time. It’s important to note that this is a bit of a late-game destination, so you will probably not be able to visit during your first year in the valley.

Updated October 21, 2023: We’ve updated this guide to ensure that all of the information is correct and well presented.


Prerequisites To Visiting Ginger Island

Balloons are abound as people cheer at the Stardew Valley Community Center event

Prior to visiting Ginger Island, you will need to complete the Community Center. This can be done by going the traditional route and completing bundles, as well as siding with Joja Mart and completing Community Development Projects.

After the Community Center storyline is finished, you will receive some mail from Willy, who wants you to visit the back room of the Fish Shop. Head here when you get the chance, and speak with Willy.

Here, he will explain that there is an old boat that is in disrepair. Your job is to help repair the boat, which will take you to Ginger Island once fixed.

How To Repair The Boat To Ginger Island

stardew island boat to ginger island with player standing nearby

To repair Willy’s boat, you will need the following materials.

In the back room of the Fish Shop to the left of the boat, you will see a little terminal. Rather than giving Willy the materials directly, you can deposit them here.

Once you have gathered all the required materials, you’re done!

Traveling To Ginger Island

stardew valley boat ride animation to ginger island

Now that the boat is fixed, the terminal will turn into a ticket station, allowing you to purchase a ticket to Ginger Island for 1,000g.

The earliest you can head to Ginger Island on the boat is 8 a.m.; this is when Willy opens the shop every day. Thankfully, Willy does not have to be there. Simply buy a ticket and head to the island.

While on the island, you can leave by interacting with Willy, who remains on the boat dock. If you have Island and Farm Warp Totems, you can quickly travel between your farm and the island without spending 1,000g. With the Island Obelisk, you can even travel there without using the consumable.

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