Drake is one of the two starting tribes from Survivor: Pearl Islands.

Known for its very colorful characters, Drake flourished early, buying a considerable amount of supplies on Day 1 in large part due to one member being able to speak the local language. With tribe morale high quickly, it reflected in challenges, with Drake winning the first seven challenges. However, a critical decision of throwing an Immunity Challenge sent the tribe to a downward spiral, losing the remaining Immunity Challenges, entering the merge with the rival Morgan tribe with five members each. Their tribe color is blue.


Burton Roberts
31, San Francisco, CA
Marketing executive
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Christa Hastie
24, Los Angeles, CA
Computer programmer
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Jon Dalton
29, Los Angeles, CA
Art consultant
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Michelle Tesauro
22, Washington, DC
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Rupert Boneham
39, Indianapolis, IN
Troubled teens mentor
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Sandra Diaz-Twine
29, Fort Lewis, WA
Office assistant
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Shawn Cohen
28, Los Angeles, CA
Advertising salesman
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Trish Dunn
42, Annapolis, MD
Sales executive
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Tribe History

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  • Drake is the first starting blue tribe to produce the winner of the season.
    • Drake is the first starting blue tribe to produce a female winner.
  • Drake is the first starting tribe that was neither green, yellow, nor orange to produce the winner of the season.
  • Drake is the fourth tribe to have its lowest placing and highest placing members be females, following Kucha of Survivor: The Australian Outback, Jaburu of Survivor: The Amazon, and their rivals, Morgan.
  • The last member sorted into the tribe, Sandra Diaz-Twine, eventually went on to win the season.
  • Drake threw the Immunity Challenge before the fourth Tribal Council.


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