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Bananacoin-dkcr.png Gangplank Galleon Bananacoin-dkcr.png
DKC2DQ GangPlank Galleon Render.png
Greater location Crocodile Isle
Ruler King K. Rool
Inhabitants Kremlings, King K. Rool
Levels DKL
Jungle Jaunt
Freezing Fun
Simian Swing
Deck Trek
Rope Ravine
Tyre Trail
Riggin' Rumble
Congo Carnage
Arctic Barrel Arsenal
Boss level: Wild Sting Fling
Pirate Panic
Mainbrace Mayhem
Gangplank Galley
Lockjaw's Locker
Topsail Trouble
Boss level: Krow's Nest
Boss DKC
King K. Rool
Game(s) Donkey Kong Country
Donkey Kong Land
Donkey Kong Country 2
Donkey Kong Land 2

Gangplank Galleon, erroneously called the Gang-plank Galleon in some official soundtracks, is the name of King K. Rool's ship. It first appeared in the original Donkey Kong Country, where it served as a stage for the final battle. It has made various appearances and changes in design since.


The galleon is wooden with 3 rigging, 3 windows with cannons in edges, Kremling Krew symbol in middle sailboat and black flag in back, K. Rool's golden figurehead in ship bow and red flag striped with black at the top of the mainbrace. Inside in hold ship contains oil lanterns, barrels, crates, banana bunchs, treasure chests, steel kegs, cells and gold coins pile. K. Rool's cabin contains four windows, desk, chandelier with four candles, maps, sword, chest with same crown, barrels, bed, red carpet and portraits.

Game appearances

Donkey Kong Country

Main article: Donkey Kong Country#Story

The ship debuted in Donkey Kong Country, as the stage for the final boss battle where King K. Rool stores the Banana Hoard during the events of the game. Donkey and Diddy Kong traveled throughout the large Donkey Kong Island in search of their hoard, but it is only until completing Chimp Caverns that the ship is accessible (otherwise seen moving slowly towards the island).

The ship is big enough to hold the final battle, where the Kongs entered the left side and found K. Rool on the opposite side. K. Rool is apparently able to make cannonballs fall down from the top of the ship, as well as do his own attacks. It is also where the Game Boy Advance remake's enemy credits are shown instead of Donkey Kong's Treehouse.

Donkey Kong Land

Main article: Gangplank Galleon Ahoy!

In Donkey Kong Country's Game Boy sequel named Donkey Kong Land, the Gangplank Galleon, called Gangplank Galleon Ahoy!, is the game's first area. The Galleon is docked on the coast of Donkey Kong Island. The Kongs travel through the ship and nearby land as well to reach the end, fighting Wild Sting.


Donkey Kong Country 2/Land 2

The Galleon would make a larger reappearance in Donkey Kong Country's sequel, Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest. Diddy and Dixie traveled through the galleon, now wrecked, decaying and abandoned on the left coast of Crocodile Isle, which now holds many stages. The ship was redesigned and made more realistic, and now homes many enemies, not to mention a very large Mini-Necky boss living in the crow's nest, Krow. Completing this area gives access to Crocodile Cauldron (Donkey Kong Country 2) or Krem Cauldron (Donkey Kong Land 2).

In Donkey Kong Land 2, the re-telling of the events of DKC2, the Gangplank Galleon returns as the first world of Crocodile Isle. The ship is now located at the right side of the island rather than the left side. This once again was followed in the Game Boy Advance remake of Donkey Kong Country 2.


Donkey Kong 64

In Donkey Kong 64, in the Gloomy Galleon's water cove, what is believed to be the remains of the Galleon lies on the seabed ripped in half . Despite all the decay and seaweed, Kaptain K. Rool's portraits and log book, as with the ship itself, remained in perfect condition.

Other appearances

"Donkey Kong Country" TV series

Kaptain Skurvy's ship

Though the Gangplank Galleon was never named as such, it did appear on the Donkey Kong Country television series. Here, the ship was owned by the dreaded pirate Kaptain Skurvy instead of King K. Rool. On the show the ship often met with disaster, such as being eaten by Junior the Giant Klaptrap in the episode "Booty and the Beast" and accidentally being blown up by Klump in the Christmas-based episode "The Kongo Bongo Festival of Lights".

"Donkey Kong Country" comic

The Gangplank Galleon, though only referred to as "King K. Rool's ship", also appeared in the Club Nintendo comic "Donkey Kong Country". Like in the game of the same name, it served as the location for the fight between the Kongs and K. Rool. Besides the latter, several other Kremlings can be seen on the ship.