The outrigger canoes are wooden dugouts with wooden outriggers that are used in the waters around Island. They are large enough to comfortably hold at least six people and contain enough oars for that many.
Alex told Kate and Sawyer she had a boat to help them escape Hydra Island, but she would only let them use it if they rescued her boyfriend, Karl, first. After they rescue Karl and return to the beach, they were accosted by Pickett, who was shot by Juliet. Juliet then said she would let Kate, Sawyer and Karl go, but that Alex must stay behind, claiming they both know her father would never let Karl live unless she stayed on the second island. Alex said goodbye to Karl before the three left for the main island. ("Not in Portland")
Karl later utilized the outrigger to travel to the survivors' beach camp to warn them Ben was planning to attack them earlier than expected. Charlie and Desmond also took the craft for their mission to the Looking Glass station. ("Greatest Hits")
The outrigger was used by Desmond to return to the beach to inform the group of Charlie's fate and his message. ("The Beginning of the End")
Locke and Ben took the second of the three canoes to travel to the main Island, where they docked it in front of the first one, before meeting up with Sun and Frank at the Barracks. Frank left the Barracks some time later, presumably using one of the two docked canoes. ("Dead Is Dead")
A pair of outriggers were found at the abandoned beach camp on the main Island by the timeshifted Sawyer, Locke, Faraday, Charlotte, Miles, and Juliet. Inside one of the canoes, Sawyer found a water bottle with an Ajira Airways label on it. When they realised the Zodiac was missing, the party took one of the canoes to travel to the Orchid; soon thereafter, paddlers in the other canoe pursued them and shot at them. They skip through time again before the other boat can catch up. ("The Little Prince")
To make a canoe you need a hatchet. Then, find a canoe tree. These trees can be found at canoe stations, and appear larger and leafless compared to regular trees. These stations are located in the following places.
When the player has found a canoe tree at one of these stations they must cut the tree down. The player has to click on the fallen tree and select what type of canoe they want to make. When they've made the canoe they want, they can click on the canoe to push it in the river. When in the river, the player can click on the canoe and select where they want to go. You can not take a canoe if you have a familiar.
Canoes can only go to a certain number of stations away, before sinking (Note that this only happens when players exit a canoe, and not while they're sitting in it). Higher level canoes can go farther than lower level canoes. It's recommended that players make the highest canoe they can make, as this helps train Woodcutting. A uncommon but efficient way of training woodcutting is by making waka's and traveling back and forth. (For maximum XP profit, use an Inferno Adze or Dragon Hatchet
|Log||12||30||Can travel to one station away from where the player made it. Cannot enter the wilderness.|
|Dugout||27||60||Can travel up to two stations away from where the player made it. Cannot enter the wilderness.|
|Stable dugout||42||90||Can travel up to three stations away from where the player made it. Cannot enter the wilderness.|
|Waka||57||150||Can travel to any station|