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Blue Lagoon Bustle is a recurring challenge on Survivor.


Tribes must race out into the water and swim through a series of obstacles (a net crawl, a barrel roll, and crate staircase) to retrieve puzzle pieces, then paddle back to shore. The remaining players from each tribe must then finish the final task on shore. The first tribe to complete the final task wins.

In Game Changers and Winners at War, the tribes instead had to first paddle out, retrieve an item, and go through the obstacles to get back to shore.

In Blood vs. Water and Game Changers, the final task was to complete a puzzle in the form of a captain's wheel. In Winners at War, the final task was to throw rings at a series of targets.


The challenge debuted in Blood vs. Water as the first Reward/Immunity Challenge. Six members of each tribe had to go through the course in the water, untie their boat, and paddle back to shore, where the last three members had to solve the captain's wheel puzzle. Tadhana took an early lead after Galang encountered a series of difficulties in the water. However, Galang's puzzle team was able to breeze through the puzzle as Tadhana's puzzle team struggled, winning Galang immunity and sending Tadhana to Tribal Council.

This challenge reappeared as the first Immunity Challenge in Game Changers. Seven members of each tribe had to paddle to a platform in the water, after which one of them must swim out to retrieve keys. They then had to go through the obstacles to get back to shore where two of them had to dig up two bags of puzzle pieces. The eighth member then had to use the keys to unlock the last bag of puzzle pieces, after which the last two members solve the captain's wheel puzzle. The tribes were relatively even throughout the challenge, but Nuku was able to edge ahead at the puzzle to win immunity, sending Mana to Tribal Council.

The challenge was again used as an Immunity Challenge in Winners at War. All nine members of each tribe had to paddle out and collect a bag of numbers before going through the obstacles to head back to shore. Once back on shore, one member had to use the numbers in the bag to solve a number combination to unlock three rings, which two members had to throw at three targets. Dakal took a massive lead heading into the final task after Sele struggled with the barrel roll, but Jeremy Collins was able to hit the targets with ease to allow Sele to win immunity and send Dakal to their first Tribal Council.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
Blood vs. Water
"Blood Is Thicker than Anything"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S27 aras t.pngS27 colton t.pngS27 gervase t.png
S27 kat t.pngS27 laurab t.pngS27 lauram t.png
S27 monica t.pngS27 tina t.pngS27 tyson t.png
Game Changers
"The Stakes Have Been Raised"
Tribal Reward/Immunity S34 andrea t.pngS34 brad t.pngS34 cirie t.png
S34 debbie t.pngS34 jt t.pngS34 ozzy t.pngS34 sarah t.png
S34 sierra t.pngS34 tai t.pngS34 zeke t.png
Winners at War
"Greatest of the Greats"
Tribal Immunity S40 adam t.pngS40 ben t.pngS40 danni t.png
S40 denise t.pngS40 ethan t.pngS40 jeremy t.png
S40 michele t.pngS40 parvati t.pngS40 rob t.png




Recurring Challenges
A Bit Tipsy · A Crate Idea · A Leg Up · A Numbers Game · Air Raid · Angry Chair · Around the Bend · Back in Slack · Balancing Point · Ballin' A Jack · Barrel Bridge · Barrel of Monkeys · Basket Brawl · Better Homes and Island Living · Beyond the Wheel · Blind Leading the Blind · Blue Lagoon Bustle · Blue Plate Special · Boats, Brains & Brawn · Bone to Pick · Boulder Smash · Bow Diddley · Box Your Mind · Braille Maze · Broken China · Buggin' Out · Build It Up, Break It Down · Butch Cassidy · By Any Means Necessary · By the Numbers · Can't Buoy Me Love · Cannonball Run · Caught in the Web · Cell Block Sea · Challenge Pitch · Chief's Choice · Chimney Sweep · Chinese Zodiac Symbols · Choose Your Weapon · Coconut Juice · Crate Escape · Crocodile Rock · Crosswalk · Cube Crisis · Dear Liza · Dive Masters · Domino Effect · Draggin' the Dragon · Dragging the River · Drop A Log · Dulcimer Stomp · End of the Line · Fallen Comrades · Fast Fire · Faulty Towers · Fauxconut Bowling · Fire and Water · Fire Fighter · Float Your Boat · Floating Puzzle · Game of Bridge · Gatecrasher · Get a Grip · Get Barreled · Get Hooked · Get Your Goat · Gimme Three Steps · Great Escape Run · Hands on a Hard Idol · Hear About It Ladder · Hot Pursuit · House of Cards · House of the Holey · Idol Hands · Jail Break · Jump Shot · Jungle Love · Jungle Relay · Kamikaze · Keel Hauling · Keep It Up · Keep on Your Toes · Kicking and Screaming · Kitty Litter · Know Your Loved One · Ladder Tree Golf · Last Gasp · Letter Hunt · Lock, Load and Light · Lock Step · Log Jam · Losing Face · Mask Match · Matchmaker · Matt Finish · Memory · Mud Pack · Mud Slide · Muddy Waters · New School · New Tribe Member · Nut Bucket · O-Black Water · Odd Shaped Bottoms · Operation Balance Build · Out on a Limb · Over-Extended · Paddle Battle · Paddle Out · Perch · Pilfering Pirates · Piranha Feast · Pole Dancing · Pot Head · Push Me, Pull You · Puzzle Dig · Pyramid Scheme · Q and A · Quest for Fire · Race to Shore · Ram-Ball On · Rescue Mission · Rice Race · Rise and Shrine · Rock Bottom · Rock n' Roll · Rod Screw-It · Roll With It · Roller Ball · Running Down a Dream · · Sacrificial Lamb · Schmergen Brawl · Sea Crates · Sea Legs · Sea Salvage · Shipwrecked · Shoot 'n' Shuffle · Shooting Gallery · Shoulder the Load · Simmotion · Slip, Slide & Score · Slither Me Timbers · Smash and Grab · Snag, Drag and Bag · Snake in the Grass · Snake Island Relay · SOS Signal · Spear-it Hunt · Spit It Out · Splash Back · Sprung A Leak · Squared Off · Squatty Probst · Stacked Up · Stairway to Heaven · Stairway to the Stars · Station By Station · Step on Up · Stomp-ede · Strung Out · Sumo at Sea · Survivor Auction · Survivor History · Survivor Pentathlon · Survivor Quiz Show · Swahili Scramble · Swing Break · Temple Transfer · The Ball Drop · The Cruel Sea · The Game is Afoot · The Gauntlet · The Home Stretch · The Maze · The Obstacle Course · This Much · Thrash, Splash & Bash · TLP O-Course · Tomb Raider · Troubled Water · Uncomfortably Numb · United We Stand · Vampire Bats · Vertically Challenged · Vertigo · Wall to Wall · Well Stacked · What-er Drag · When It Rains, It Pours · Wicker Flicker · Will It Go Round · Witch Hunt · Wrist Assured · Yank Your Hank · You Shook Me