There are a wide number of different tours available to the player, and come in three different difficulties. At first, the player can only select the ★☆☆ difficulty tours and by earning 50+ medals, they will unlock ★★☆ tours. Earning approx. 120+ medals wil then unlock the hard ★★★ tours. However since the player will have access to all tours, only a selection of 12 Tours will be available from Leilani at any point in time, which changes randomly every day at 12:00 AM. Course tours (Tours with Easy, Official, and Elite variants) will always appear as a set.
Once a tour is selected, and all players on the island are seated (in Club Tortimer, only the player who initiated the Tour has to be seated before the Tour begins, with non-seated players being left behind), Tortimer will then go and host it. The player can choose to play a game with other visiting players, or by themselves. Medals are earned from tour objectives, and bonus medals are awarded for bronze, silver or gold achievements in each tour.
In multiplayer, the required score for the games' medal milestone is often multiplied by the number of participating players. Additionally, in a select few games, bonus medals are awarded to each player depending on how much they contributed and the difficulty of the Tour.
The player is automatically equipped with a slingshot. The aim of balloon popping is to shoot down as many balloons floating in the air as possible. On the lower screen of the Nintendo 3DS there will be a wind indicator which will tell the player which direction the balloons will be flying in, as well as the location of a balloon.
There are two types of balloons:
During multiplayer, the balloons on the map are multiplied by the number of players participating. Each player will be allocated a color, and can only pop balloons of their associated color.
The aim of the tour is to find as many bugs specified by Tortimer on the Island. The player is automatically given a net to participate. Some tours require you to catch high-selling bugs or only specific insects.
|Easy Bug-catching Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Feel like catching bugs while on a tropical getaway? This tour will let you do just that! Beginners welcome!
|Players must catch as many bugs as they can.||6+||6 medals|
|Bug Free-for-All Tour||5 minutes|| |
| If bug catching is becoming your favorite activity, then join this intermediate tour and prove your skills!
|Players must catch as many bugs as they can.||8+||8 medals|
|Fall Bug Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Enjoy bug catching in the fall to ease down the heat of the tropical islands! This tour is for advanced bug catchers!
|The player must catch noisy bugs, such as Crickets, Bell Crickets, and Grasshoppers.||8+||8 medals|
|Pros-Only Bug Hunt||5 minutes|| |
| Only those with a mastery of bug catching need apply for this, the hardest bug tour available. Can you win?
|Players must catch as many bugs as they can.||10+||12 medals|
|Beetle-Hunting Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Dynastid and stag beetles are popular, and this tour wants to see you snag the most! Beginners welcome!
|Players must catch as many beetles as they can.||6+||6 medals|
|Cicada-Catching Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Can't get enough of the cicada's call? Then this is the bug-hunting tour that you'll enjoy most of all!
|Players must catch as many cicadas as they can.||8+||8 medals|
|Butterfly-Discovery Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Feel like catching butterflies on a tropical island? Then this is the tour for you! Beginners welcome!
|Players must catch as many butterflies as they can.||6+||6 medals|
|Dragonfly-Discovery Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Feel like catching dragonflies on a tropical island? Then this is the tour for you! Beginners welcome!
|Players must catch as many dragonflies as they can.||6+||6 medals|
|Market-Price-Bug Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Want to see the Bell value of the bugs you catch as your score goes up? Then this is the tour for you!
|Players must catch bugs to meet the bell goal.||20,000+||8 medals|
|Elite Market-Price-Bug Hunt||5 minutes|| |
| Watch the Bell values rise in this advanced bug-catching tour. Only those with a full mastery of bugs need apply!
|Bug Hide-and-Seek Tour||7 minutes|| |
| Ready for a tough challenge to find mysterious bugs on a tropical island? Then sign up for this advanced bug tour!
|Equipped with a net and shovel, the player must catch enough hidden bugs (centipedes, walkingsticks, pill bugs, etc.).||10+||15 medals|
|Evening Firefly Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Are fireflies your thing? Are your bug-catching skills at an all-time high? Then sign up for this tour right away!
|Players must catch as many fireflies as they can. The tour is in nighttime so the fireflies can appear.||10+||12 medals|
|Hop-To-It Bug Hunt||5 minutes|| |
| Locusts are plentiful, but you only have a very limited amount of time before it's game over. Can you win?
The player must catch sea creatures found at the bottom of the sea by diving to catch them. The island that this takes place on will have water on all four sides, so there is plenty of sea to swim around in.
|Shellfish Free-for-All Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Ready to hunt exclusively for shellfish on this beginners' free-diving tour? Then sign up and get diving right away!
|Seafood Free-Diving Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Do you have a good grasp of the free-diving basics? Then sign up for this tour, and hop into the battle for gold!
|Pro-Diver Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Do you have what it takes to be a free-diving master? Prove it with this advanced free-diving tour!
|Octopus Free-Diving Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Catch as many octopuses as you can while free diving! This tour is only open for professional divers, though!
|Super-Luxe Seafood Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Can you catch a sea creature with an amazingly high Bell value? This is a free-diving tour for advanced players!
The goal in this tour is to catch the most fish before time runs out. The fishing tours comes in several varieties with different parameters and gameplay. In tours in which the player is restricted to catching ocean fish only, the tour will take place on an island that has ocean on all four sides, and rivers will not be present.
|Beginner Fishing Tour||6 minutes|| |
| Enjoy catch-and-release fishing on a warm tropical island. Beginners are more than welcome to play!
|Any fish caught will add to the score.||6+||6 medals|
|Elite-Class Fishing Tour||6 minutes|| |
| The highest challenge for the skilled angler is this catch-and-release game! Do you have the ability necessary?
|Classic Tropical Fishing Tour||6 minutes|| |
| Enjoy catch-and-release fishing in the sea near a tropical island! Those with advanced skills welcome!
|Advanced Price-Fishing Tour||6 minutes|| |
| Catch fish, and see their Bell value as your score rises. Only the most skilled anglers need apply for this tour!
|Reel-the-Eel Tour||6 minutes|| |
| This is a unique tour where you catch and release long, thin types of fish! Open to anglers of all skill levels!
|Only eels and thin fish add to the score.||6+||6 medals|
|Dangerous Fishing Tour||6 minutes|| |
| A tour asking you to catch dangerous river-dwelling fish on a tropical island. Waiting for skilled anglers to play!
|Shark-Battle Tour||6 minutes|| |
| Believe it or not, this tour pits your master angling skills against sharks! Only the best need apply!
|The player must catch various sharks that spawn in the water.||8+||15 medals|
|Tuna-Kahuna Tour||6 minutes|| |
| Can you catch a tuna using only a single hook? Only the most skilled anglers need apply for this tour!
|Despite the description, this tour is time-based like the other fishing tours, not cast-based. The player must go fishing for tuna; it should be noted that other fish, such as giant trevally or clownfish might spawn.||8+||20 medals|
The general aim of the game is to plant as many flowers of the specified type as possible in the area near Tortimer. The game ends after 25 flowers have been planted.
Fossil Hunter Tours
The objective of this tour is to dig up and find particular types of fossil. There are a pair of houses on the map. The one on the left is the "Sample" house. It displays the required types and orientations of fossils the player will need. The house on the right is empty. The player must sort through the fossils they dug up for identical fossils and arrange them in the empty house exactly how they appear in the Sample house.
During multiplayer, the number of houses that must be completed is equivalent to the number of players participating.
|Easy Fossil Finder's Tour||10 minutes|| |
| Are fossils your thing? Then grab your shovel, and start digging on this fossil-finding tour for beginners!
|Official Fossil Finder's Tour||10 minutes|| |
| Is your interest in fossils growing? Then sign up for this intermediate tour, and show your love of fossils!
When selecting this tour, a maze will be set up on the Island made entirely out of bushes. Inside the maze there will be certain types of fruit which the player will need to collect. The player must only have collected the specific number and the specific type of fruit, otherwise Tortimer will not accept the player's entry.
Players are situated in a randomly generated, unoccupied town filled with an abundance of rocks. The aim of the game is to earn as many points as possible by using the automatically equipped shovel to find breakable rocks and collect gemstones. Regular gemstones are worth one point, with one announced ore type worth 3 points. Later levels introduce a rarer, 10-point mystery ore.
Hammer TourEach player is equipped with a hammer. The aim of the game is to chase around a Cornimer remote control toy which must be hit with the hammer as many times as possible before the time runs out. When the toy reaches an obstacle it will turn in a random direction. The toy will occasionally flip over, leaving it vulnerable to a barrage of easy hits.
|Easy Hammer Tour||3 minutes|| |
| Looking for an excuse to run around and bop things with a toy hammer? Then this tour for beginners is for you!
|Players must hit the machine as many times as they can.||60+||6 medals|
|Elite Hammer Tour||3 minutes|| |
| Have you fully mastered the art of the hammer? Then get ready for this master-level tour and show your stuff!
|The toy moves slightly faster again.||60+||12 medals|
This tour is a memory game, which requires the player locate a pair of items buried in the ground. Upon starting, the player will be given a shovel to use during the game. Upon digging up an item, the player now must find its pair. If the next dug up item doesn't match a pair, the player will automatically bury it again until the matching item is found.
|Easy Item-Matching Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Get out those shovels and start digging for matching items! Beginners are more than welcome for this tour!
|Match 6 sets (12 items)||3:30||6 medals|
|Official Item-Matching Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Feeling confident with your shovel and matching skills? Then sign up for this tour and see if you can win gold!
|Match 8 sets (16 items)||3:30||8 medals|
|Elite Item-Matching Tour||5 minutes|| |
| Are your shoveling abilities at the max? How about your matching skills? Can you win in this difficult tour?
Hide and Seek
Just like the game that introduced in Animal Crossing: City Folk, the aim of hide and seek is to find four villagers hiding on the Island. They may be hiding behind trees or fixtures. Villagers will not hide on the beach nor inside houses.
During multiplayer, the players have one less minute to complete the tour for each additional player participating in the tour. For example, in a group of three, the players have only 6 minutes to find the villagers, instead of 8. This reduction applies to Bronze, Silver, and Gold Tortimer awards as well.
Although running around randomly may work in the Easy Tour, passing the Official and especially the Elite tours takes proper planning and thorough searching. Not checking even a single tree could lead to the oversight of a villager, causing the player to need to backtrack which wastes precious time. During the Elite tour, Villagers will be impossible to see more often than not from the regular player perspective. Frequent use of the UP key on the D-Pad is recommended to check behind tree trunks and underneath foliage. This gives the additional benefit of knowing where hidden pitfalls are ahead of time.
If a player is working with others, allocate each player a section of the island to comb through. Once they have finished checking their respective section, they should move on to another player's section in order to double-check their work.
Note that a villager is only marked as "found" once their chat bubble disappears. Using the "B" button to speed up chat saves valuable seconds.
This is a scavenger hunt game about finding certain types of furniture. The goal is to enter houses and pick up the furniture listed, then go back to Tortimer to deliver it. The targeted furniture is listed in the checklist located in the inventory menu. The checklist is also shared among the players, checking off the furniture on all their checklist each time the correct furniture is delivered. The game is over if the time runs out or if all the listed furniture are found. Furniture cannot be taken out of this tour.
In multiplayer, each player is given a list of three items to find. A house can only be occupied by one player at a time. The game ends as soon as the last player reports back to Tortimer.
- It is also possible to gather an abundance of foreign fruits from the islands the tours take place on. The fruit you gather during the tours will remain in your inventory regardless of whether or not you complete the tour. Since you can go on the tours an unlimited number of times and there will always be fruit to gather, one could easily obtain an inventory full of fruit to sell once they return to their town, and turn a large profit. This is unadvisable if players want to earn medals (gathering fruit can take a substantial amount of time to do).
- You can catch bugs and fish during tours that don't require you to do so, this means that you can catch some bugs and fish that are unavailable on the island and can't be caught in the town (if the requirements are not met). Some examples are the crawfish, the frog, and the piranha.