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Shipwrecked (also known as Raft Rescue, Shipwrecked Raft Rescue, and Caged Tigers) is a recurring physical challenge from Survivor.


Rowers from each tribe would have to paddle out and pick up crates or their tribemates. The first tribe to finish wins. In Ghost Island, the teams were required to solve a puzzle after picking up their members.

In Marquesas and All-Stars, the tribes are delivered sets of bamboo either via Tree Mail, or personally delivered by host Jeff Probst. The tribes would have to design their own raft for them to paddle at the challenge.


The challenge debuted in Borneo as an Immunity Challenge. One rower from each tribe must rescue all their tribemates, who are stranded in the ocean. The rescued teammates can then help the rower in gathering their other tribemates. A river guide by profession, Kelly Wiglesworth of Tagi was confident in her rowing abilities. However, she was left stunned when Gervase Peterson of Pagong was able to out-row her, leading his tribe to victory, sending Tagi to Tribal Council.

The challenge reappeared in Marquesas, with host Jeff Probst unloading bamboo from a boat and giving it to the tribes to build their own raft. At the challenge, the tribes had to race to pick up five supply crates and return to the finish. The tribes were relatively even throughout the challenge, but Rotu barely edged out Maraamu to win reward.

The challenge reappeared in All-Stars, with tribes being required to build a raft as in Marquesas, and rescue two tribemates in the ocean, similar to Borneo, then grab a tribe flag from a floating crate and return to shore. Mogo Mogo finished first, followed by Chapera, winning both tribes reward, thus dissolving the last place Saboga tribe.

The challenge reappeared in Ghost Island as a post-merge Reward Challenge. Similar to All-Stars, two members of each team would paddle out to rescue three teammates on floating platforms, albeit locked in a cage. Once all three are rescued, the team can head to shore to unlock a net in order to solve a puzzle. The orange team of Chelsea Townsend, Jenna Bowman, Kellyn Bechtold, Michael Yerger, and Sebastian Noel were the first to make it to shore, allowing them to finish their puzzle ahead of the purple team and win reward.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
"Pulling Your Own Weight"
Tribal Immunity S1 colleen t.pngS1 gervase t.pngS1 greg t.png
S1 gretchen t.pngS1 jenna t.pngS1 joel t.png
"No Pain, No Gain"
Tribal Reward S4 gabriel t.pngS4 john t.pngS4 kathy t.pngS4 neleh t.png
S4 paschal t.pngS4 robert t.pngS4 tammy t.pngS4 zoe t.png
"I've Been Bamboozled!"
Tribal Reward S8 colby t.pngS8 kathy t.png
S8 lex t.pngS8 richard t.pngS8 shiiann t.png
Mogo Mogo
S8 alicia t.pngS8 amber t.png
S8 robm t.pngS8 tom t.pngS8 susan t.png
Ghost Island
"It's Like the Perfect Crime"
Team Reward S36 chelsea t.pngS36 jenna t.png
S36 kellyn t.pngS36 michael t.pngS36 sebastian t.png
Chelsea, Jenna, Kellyn, Michael, & Sebastian




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