Skipper's Retreat

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Skipper's Retreat is a location in Skyward Sword.[1] It is where Captain Skipper, the Ancient Robot, lived many years in the past. Link and Skipper visit the area in search of the Ancient Sea Chart while on their quest to find the Sandship.[2] The area is made of tall rock spires, which require the use of the Whip and Clawshots to get around the small island.


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Fi says:

This is Skipper's Retreat. I recommend getting rid of the Aracha before looking for the sea chart.

Skipper's Retreat

Skipper's Retreat is located in the Lanayru Sand Sea, and like most of Lanayru Province, it is dry, sandy, and bereft of life in the present. Skipper's Retreat is composed of a large number of rock spires jutting out of the sea of Sinksand below. To get around the area, Link has to use his Clawshots to hook on to the native Peahats and targets located around him. There are also ziplines that the young hero can use as a shortcut back to the dock where the ship is located.

The first time Link visits Skipper's Retreat is when he is looking for the fabled Sandship which contains Nayru's Sacred Flame. Skipper, the captain of the fabled Sandship, informs Link that there is a sea chart inside its house that could lead them to the ship.[2] Link eventually travels up to the tallest spire where Skipper's house is located, using the Gust Bellows to find the sea chart. Fi recommends dealing with the bug infestation within the shack before finding the sea chart.[3]

The island is one of the few homes of the Sand Cicada, presumably being a part of the bug infestation within Skipper's home. Some broken-down Ancient Robots can be found inside Skipper's house, possibly being its family or friends.

Minor Enemies


  • Despite Skipper's Retreat being found in the dry present time, it is the only location within Lanayru Province where Deku Babas and Quadro Babas can be found growing during the present.


Names in Other Regions
船長の家 (Senchō no Ie) (SSHD)Ship Captain's House
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
船長的家 (Chuánzhǎng de jiā) (SSHD) 
The People's Republic of China
船长的家 (Chuánzhǎng de jiā) (SSHD) 
The Federal Republic of Germany
Haus des Kapitäns (SS)[4]House of the Captain
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Other Names

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  1. "Skipper's Retreat" — Map (Skyward Sword HD)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "If you're going to navigate these treacherous waters, then you need a proper sea chart, doo-weep! There is a sea chart in my shack at Skipper's Retreat, bzzzt. So first you need to get on this boat and set a course for Skipper's Retreat!" — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword)
  3. "This is Skipper's Retreat. I recommend getting rid of the Aracha before looking for the sea chart." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  4. "Dies ist das Haus des Kapitäns. Ich rate dir, zuerst die Minighads zu besiegen, damit du in Ruhe nach der Seekarte suchen kannst." — Fi (Skyward Sword, German localization)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword—Prima Official Game Guide, Prima Games, pg. 161