The Zodiac raft was a small inflatable raft used to ferry people and supplies between the Kahana and the shore.

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Daniel on the raft.

After Michael disabled the Kahana's engines, Minkowski and Brandon took the Zodiac raft in an abortive trip to the Island. Two other crew members later tried to steal the raft to escape the freighter, but the attempted desertion was thwarted by Captain Gault. ("Meet Kevin Johnson")

Gault later told Desmond and Sayid to leave the freighter, but Desmond insisted on staying on the freighter. Sayid then was given the Zodiac raft by Gault so he could travel back to the island to start ferrying survivors back to the Kahana. Gault told Sayid to make sure he navigated the raft on a bearing of 305. ("Cabin Fever") When Sayid arrived on the Island Faraday took over and took six survivors, including Aaron, Sun, and Jin to the Kahana. ("There's No Place Like Home, Part 1") After successfully finishing the first trip Daniel, knowing about Secondary protocol asked both Charlotte and Miles to be with him on the second trip, which he may have known would be the last one. Both of them refused though, choosing to stay on the Island, so Daniel took another five survivors of Flight 815. The raft was in the ocean when the sky lit up, followed by the disappearance of the Island. The Zodiac raft with everyone on it was in the Island's radius, and was moved with the Island. Daniel returned the Zodiac to the beach. ("The Lie") Several flashes later, Sawyer and his group found the Zodiac raft missing. ("The Little Prince")

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The survivors and freighties along with Juliet prepare the raft for its first trip to the Kahana.

First trip

ALIVE ON ISLAND
ALIVE OFF ISLAND
DEFECTED
UNKNOWN
DEAD / PRESUMED DEAD

These survivors were on the first trip to the Kahana.

Picture Name Status Role
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Daniel Faraday Deceased Prominent; Physicist.
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Aaron Littleton Alive, off Island, living with grandmother. Semi-prominent. Young child, son of Claire.
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Jin Dead, drowned with Sun on Widmores submarine. Prominent. Husband of Sun.
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Sun Dead, drowned with Jin on Widmores submarine. Prominent. Wife of Jin.
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Unnamed Deceased when the Kahana exploded (Day 100). Follower; redshirt.
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Unnamed Deceased when the Kahana exploded (Day 100). Follower; redshirt.
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Unnamed Deceased when the Kahana exploded (Day 100). Follower; redshirt.

Second trip

These survivors were on the second trip to the Kahana. The raft never made it to the Kahana. It was in the water when the Island moved and it moved with the Island.

Picture Name Status Role
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Daniel Faraday Deceased, shot by Eloise Hawking, his mother, in 1977. Prominent; Physicist.
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Craig Presumed deceased. Killed in the flaming arrow attack. Follower; redshirt.
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Steve Jenkins Unknown, did not return on the second raft trip (likely a production error). Presumed deceased. Killed in the flaming arrow attack. Follower; redshirt.
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Unnamed Presumed deceased. Killed in the flaming arrow attack. Follower; redshirt.
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Unnamed Unknown, did not return on the second raft trip (likely a production error). Presumed deceased. Killed in the flaming arrow attack. Follower; redshirt.
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Unnamed Presumed deceased. Killed in the flaming arrow attack. Follower; redshirt.
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Neil "Frogurt" Deceased. Killed in the flaming arrow attack. Follower; redshirt

Trivia

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The passengers of the second trip return to the Island after it moves. ("Because You Left")
  • In the Season 4 finale, the raft left the beach with Daniel, Craig, Steve Jenkins, and three unnamed passengers (Lisa R., Steve Tanizaki and Unknown #1 according to Background cast/middle section survivors). However in the premiere of Season 5, the raft returned with Daniel, Craig, two unnamed passengers (Lisa R. and Unknown #1) and then Neil, who was not seen aboard the raft in Season 4. In addition to Neil suddenly appearing on the raft, Steve Jenkins and a background survivor, played by Steve Tanizaki, were not on the raft returning to the beach in Season 5.


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