Balboa is the merged tribe of Drake and Morgan from Survivor: Pearl Islands. Their tribe color is black.


 Andrew Savage
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 Burton Roberts
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 Christa Hastie
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 Darrah Johnson
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 Jon Dalton
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 Lillian Morris
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 Rupert Boneham
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 Ryan Opray
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 Tijuana Bradley
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Tribe History

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  • Balboa was the first Survivor tribe to use black as a color. It has been used for 14 other tribes since.
  • The merged tribe of the second season of the Bulgarian version, named Survivor BG: Pearl Islands, was also named Balboa. But unlike the U.S. version, its color was red.
  • Balboa was named after Rupert Boneham's pet snake that he found near camp, who died midway through the game.
    • Balboa was also a name of a Spanish explorer, Vasco Núñez de Balboa.
    • Balboa is also the name of the currency in Panama.
  • The Balboa buff reappeared in Survivor: Island of the Idols due to its highest-ranking member returning as a mentor.


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