Skyrim Special Edition

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Adds several boats along rivers and the coast to use as a fast-travel system. Boats must be purchased or repaired before they can be used.

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[Dragonborn version available, click here -----> Dragonborn Boat Travel]

This mod adds several boats to rivers and one on the coast that can be used as a fast travel system. They are similar to the carriages in how they work. Simply activate the boat and choose your destination.

  • Boats must be purchased or repaired before they can be used.
  • There is only one boat per 'route'. e.g. If you take the boat from Riverwood to the Guardian stones, the boat will stay at the guardian stones until you use it again.
  • If you can't remember where you left your boat, open up your world map and you will see its location as a map marker.

IMPORTANT - Do not use the boat when over encumbered or it will move to its destination without you.


Where are the boats located?

The aim of this mod is for you to explore and find the boats on your own, however there is a list at the bottom of this page and a map in the images section if you want to know more.

Do I need to worry about exposure / hunger if I'm using realism mods?

The boats work in a similar way to fast travel, so yes you may have to take them into account. You should check your realism mod's options to see how exposure / hunger during fast travel is handled.

I can't see the recipes for the parts I need to fix the boat. What do I do?

The recipes will not appear until you inspect the boat at least once. The recipes will be removed once the boat has been repaired.

How do I get the boat near Riften?

Read the note on the boat to get you started. You must read the note to progress the mini 'quest'.  At the end of the 'quest' there will be a pop-up text box.  Make sure you are not over encumbered before confirming.  It will still work if you are over encumbered, but you will not be fast-traveled back to Riften.

Why are certain sections of river not available?

The routes were chosen based on natural obstacles such as waterfalls. Small weirs and falls could be easily traversed by picking up your boat and moving a few feet. Very high or long stretches of falls would be very inconvenient or difficult to get past. In cases like these, it would be easier to walk a small distance and take a different boat. e.g. The waterfalls between Riverwood and Whiterun.

Boat Starting Locations

Riverwood - On the same island as the sawmill in the middle of the river. (Purchase)

Whiterun - At the start of the stream that flows out of Whiterun, near to the stables (Repair)

Windhelm - South side of the river to the east of the stables. (Purchase)

Riften - North side of the lake, near to the north city gate. (Mini 'Quest')

Kolskeggr Mine - At the bottom of a steep hill, in between the two bridges. (Purchase)

Solitude Sawmill - Next to the sawmill ramp. (Repair)

Solitude Docks (Coastal Boat) - Next to the East Empire Company Warehouse (Purchase)

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