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The Sea of Thieves Riddle Guide: Solutions for Riddles on every Island!

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Welcome to the largest collection of riddle clue solutions for Sea of Thieves! Below you will find landmarks and rock paintings used in Gold Hoarder voyages for every island. Each landmark and rock painting will direct you to our Sea of Thieves map which shows you the exact location with an accompanying image to help you hunt the riddle down!

If you come across a riddle clue we do not have here, feel free to leave a comment, reach out to us on Twitter or send an email to contact@rarethief.com.

Happy sailing!

Ashen Reaches

Cannon Cove

Crescent Isle

Crook’s Hollow

Devil’s Ridge

Discovery Ridge

Fetcher’s Rest

Flintlock Peninsula

Kraken’s Fall

Lone Cove

Marauder’s Arch

Mermaid’s Hideaway

Old Faithful Isle

Plunder Valley

Ruby’s Fall

Sailor’s Bounty

Shark Bait Cove

Shipwreck Bay

Smuggler’s Bay

Snake Island

The Crooked Masts

The Devil’s Thirst

The Sunken Grove

Thieves’ Haven

Wanderer’s Refuge

To the Tavern!

Aye, we pirates do love a good tavern. ‘Tis a place to share our findings and adventures. ‘Tis a place to clap each other on the back. ‘Tis a place to glean further insight.

Happily, we’ve found proverbial taverns on several social outposts—each bustling with a vibrant pirate community! Want to join in the merriment? Ye will always find a hearty welcome at our table!

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To the Tavern!

Aye, we pirates do love a good tavern. ‘Tis a place to share our findings and adventures. ‘Tis a place to clap each other on the back. ‘Tis a place to glean further insight.

Happily, we’ve found proverbial taverns on several social outposts—each bustling with a vibrant pirate community! Want to join in the merriment? Ye will always find a hearty welcome at our table!

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55 thoughts on “Sea of Thieves Riddle Guide”

        1. They are under “The Crooked Masts”. The island’s official name starts with the word “The” so it’s under T alphabetically.

    1. Hmm, what islands? We are not missing any islands that have riddles that I am aware of. The Devil’s Thirst is also present with 14 riddle clues on this page.

  1. The man spent his time to organize all the riddles n their is no thank yous?
    Thank you Amir Abdollahi, ur a true pirate legend:D

    1. Great catch! We do not have that one. It’s on the East shore correct? We will go hunt it down and get it added to the map as soon as we can. Thank you so much for letting us know!

  2. Hi, I was doing the north rock passage between the 2 boarposts on ashen reaches, and it wasn’t working even tho I was reading the riddle like the riddle said

    1. Amir Abdollahi

      Hmm…that is odd. So these were the boar posts to the North of the island near the “Cave of Bones to the North”? What did you have to do there? If it is play music, sometimes you have to start and stop playing while switching between songs.

  3. Thanks for the great info. Found this riddle I didnt see in your list on Flintlock Peninsula. (Reading this map at the rock trapped remains of “Flintlock” Bert near the North Beach is wise, another clue it does disguise.)

    1. Amir Abdollahi

      No problem 🙂 Is there something about the current search feature in the app that doesn’t do the same thing here?

      1. It’s just so much faster to be able to quickly scroll through an alphabetical list of islands such as in this article rather than searching for each waypoint and being scrolled around a map that you need to zoom into, that’s all.

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    1. Inner twin waterfalls eh? Is that the official name from the riddle map? Thank you for letting us know about this landmark! Do you remember whereabout we can find it? We can’t wait to add it to the map!

  5. Savage Alien (@savagealien)

    Shark Bait Cove’s “Opposite Facing Fish” is known on riddles as “Twin Fish boulder”. RareThief Maps also has it listed as “Opposite Facing Fish”.

  6. thank you so much this site has been super helpful with all our riddles that have been hard to find! You are amazing to go out of your way to do all this

  7. First of all, thank you for this site. It has been extremely helpful in solving the riddles. However, you are missing one for Mermaid’s Hideaway. It starts with “Find the top of the smallest grassy rock stack to the South..”.

    1. Thanks for leaving the nice message! Glad we could help out 🙂 Ooh, good catch! That one will be great to add to the map. Thanks for leaving the specific riddle text as well. Is it this one here?

  8. Yes that looks like the right area. Only reason I caught it is because that is the riddle I had today and couldn’t find a matching descriptor on here to help out.

    1. Great, thanks! We will get it added to the map as soon as we can. We love hearing about new riddles we don’t have yet so this is awesome! Thank you again!

  9. Hello, I’m not certain if it goes under a different name, but there is a riddle on wanderer’s refuge that isn’t on the list. It goes, “Secrets hide my only legacy, at the high ground above the rocky tunnel to the far south west unlocked by melody.” I found it above a small rock passage just north of the last extension of the island.

  10. Hi. Not sure if anybody else has updated you on this but since I don’t see a link to it under Sunken Grove. It is a riddle talking about the barnacled chests to the north east. And the second half of the riddle varies because of reading the map, lifting lantern, etc.

  11. Nevermind, ignore this comment. I see that you have the barnacled chests for Sunken Grove but they are classified under opened treasure which is why I didn’t see it.

  12. How the is this a riddle guide? You don’t list any riddles! If I knew what I was looking for I wouldn’t be looking for a guide now would I? This is worse than worthless because I got my hopes up on how to solve a riddle but it just shows the land marks at the end of the riddles!

    1. Ahoy there! The riddles for the Gold Hoarder voyages can be different for every pirate. While one riddle might tell someone to play an instrument in front of the Painted Fire, another riddle could have someone raise their lantern in front of the Painted Fire. Having to sort through every variation of the riddle would be exhausting so we narrowed the riddles down to the part that really matters. Since there are only several ways to interact with each riddle clue (raise lantern, read map, play instrument), the hard part of the riddle is locating the landmark or rock painting. So if you are stuck on a riddle, pick out the action you need to do and the landmark or rock painting you need to do it by. If you know where to find the landmark or rock painting, then you are set. If not, hopefully this guide will help you find the clue in question 🙂

    1. Amir Abdollahi

      Hmm, we haven’t come across that one yet. Which island was it on? Do you happen to have a picture of the riddle so we can see the whole thing? Thanks!

  13. Found a clue for Thieves Haven not on your list.
    “Secrets hide my only legacy, at the rickety hanging platform above the inner waters unlocked by melody”
    I had to drop down to the platform. Music didn’t work from above.

  14. Yo, I don’t know how to solve this “At the duelling crabs on the South West beach secrets once were lost, a shanty is the rumored cost“ on Crook’s Hollow

  15. For this guide, you need to go to the Crook’s Hollow section and find the clue that says duelling crabs. That clue will show you the location on the island where you need to go. Once standing in front of the duelling crabs, you need to play an instrument. That part will be some trial and error with different instruments and shanties. Hope this helps!

    1. Amir Abdollahi

      Ahoy there! So this guide here helps you find the landmark or rock painting you need to find. The rest of the riddle related to the landmark or rock painting can is dynamic and can be random. If it says shine a light, you’ll want to raise your lantern in front of the landmark or rock painting. You might also be asked to read the riddle map or play an instrument. As for instruments, it doesn’t matter which you choose. Good luck out there pirate! Thanks for leaving your findings 🙂

  16. Hi Amir, I have a riddle on Shipwreck Bay that you don’t seem to have on this guide. The specific text was “Find the tunnel cut through the rocky peak”. This is referring to the tunnel in the highest peak area.

    1. Amir Abdollahi

      Great find! Thank you so much for letting us know about it 🙂 We will go check it out and get it added to the map! Cheers!

  17. hi so i got stuck at the riddle in Cresent Isle. It said “Get to the top rock of rockpool waterfall to the north …, light shining is what you need” can anyone help me with that

    1. Hi Artemis. So if you are using this riddle guide, go to the section Crescent Isle. Then click the clue “top of the rock pool waterfall to North” which will show you a picture of where you need to be. For the light shining part, you need to raise your lantern. You might need to try shining the lantern in a few directions at the top rock to get it to activate. Hope this helps!

  18. At the north scarecrow something is hidden here read me and it shall appear(I did this part)
    At the warning post to the east ya are almost thee, 6 paces east-by-north East dig treasure bare

  19. I found over half riddles from sharkbait cove without looking at this and sharkbait cove is my favorite island

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