The Boat (ボート) is a vehicle first introduced in Ape Escape, and has been featured additionally in Ape Escape 2, Ape Escape: Pumped & Primed, and Ape Escape 3. It is used to traverse stretches of treacherous water or lava that would otherwise put the player in peril, such as fire damage, ice damage, or hostile fish.
The Boat is a yellow raft with 2 oars protruding from its sides. In Ape Escape 2 and 3, it takes the likeness of a turtle.
In Ape Escape: Pumped and Primed, each character has a different boat to match their style, with Spike having a boat identical to the one he used in Ape Escape.
The player activates the boat by jumping into it. The oars are controlled by each analogue stick. Rotating them together will make the boat move faster, and rotating them opposite will turn the boat.
|Characters||Casi · Jake · Natalie · Professor · Specter · Spike|
|Gadgets||Dash Hoop · Magic Punch · Monkey Radar · R.C. Car · Sky Flyer · Slingback Shooter · Stun Club · Time Net · Water Net|
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|Prehistoric Era/ The Lost Land||Fossil Field · Primordial Ooze · Molten Lava|
|Cenozoic Era/ Mysterious Age||Thick Jungle · Dark Ruins · Cryptic Relics|
|Dimension/Dimension X||Stadium Attack|
|Primitive Age/Oceana||Crabby beach · Coral Cave · Dexter's Island|
|Ice age/New Freezeland||Snowy Mammoth · Frosty Retreat · Hot Springs|
|Dimension/Dimension X||Gladiator Attack|
|Recent Past/Medieval Mayhem||Sushi Temple · Wabi Sabi Wall · Crumbling Castle|
|Present-Day/Futurama||City Park · Specter's Factory · TV Tower|
|Present-Day 2/Specter Land||Monkey Madness|
|Dimension/Dimension X||Peak Point Matrix|