Rite of Passage (Far Harbor)

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Rite of Passage is a side quest in the Fallout 4 add-on Far Harbor.

Quick walkthroughEdit

Far Harbor side quest: Rite of Passage
Drop meat in the water
Kill the mirelurks
Drop more meat in the water
Kill the mirelurks
Kill the mirelurk queen
Return to Teddy Wright

Detailed walkthroughEdit

Upon completing the first of the Hull Breach quests, Teddy Wright will initiate conversation, explaining that Harbormen's respect is difficult to earn. He does know that the easiest way to earn their respect is to complete "The Captain's Dance," a trial originally used to appoint the Captain of Far Harbor, in which the Island throws its most dangerous creatures at the participant. One of the residents of Far Harbor will be there to witness your "Captain's Dance" and testify to the rest of the settlement about your heroic feat.

After heading to the northwestern part of the map, near Rayburn Point and Briney's Bait and Tackle, the Sole Survivor must drop raw meat (cooked meat won't work) into the water, causing mirelurks to appear. After defeating the mirelurks, drop meat into the water again and kill more mirelurks and mirelurk kings. Dropping meat into the water a third time causes a mirelurk queen to appear and attack you.


After defeating the mirelurk queen, Teddy will reward the player character with the captain's hat and The Captain's Feast back at Far Harbor.

Quest stagesEdit

StageStatusDescriptionLog Entry
100 Drop meat in the waterIn order to do the "Captain's Dance," I need to go to Emmet's Causeway and drop fresh meat in the water to whip the local wildlife into a frenzy.
200 Kill the MirelurksI've started the Captain's Dance and have enraged local mirelurks. I need to dispatch them.
300 Drop more meat in the waterWith the mirelurks killed, I have to drop more meat in the water to further enrage the local wildlife for the Captain's Dance.
325 Kill the MirelurksEven more mirelurks have been attracted by my chumming. I need to attract even bigger game to find something worthy of the Captain's Dance.
375 Kill the mirelurk queenAfter I killed another wave of mirelurks, a mighty Mirelurk Queen has appeared. If I kill this magnificent specimen the Captain's Dance will be complete.
400 Return to Teddy WrightI survived my battle with the Mirelurk Queen. I should go back to Far Harbor and let Teddy know I've completed the Captain's Dance.
500Quest finishedIcon checkTalked to TeddyI've faced one of the terrifying behemoths of the island and earned Far Harbor's respect by doing the Captain's Dance. Teddy's crazy plan worked.
600Quest finishedIcon checkQuest Completed
9000Quest failedIcon crossQuest Failed


  • This quest must be completed to open up more Far Harbor side quests.
  • Once the player drops the raw meat, it will float away and the player will not be able to pick it up again. As such, it is recommended that the player drops a less valuable type of meat, such as radroach meat, as they will never be able to retrieve whatever meat they drop.
  • It is possible for an enemy to spawn underground making it troublesome to finish the quest.

Behind the scenesEdit

Rite of passage, the name of the quest, is a celebration of the passage which occurs when an individual leaves one group to enter another. It involves a significant change of status in society. In this case it is because those who has finished the captain's dance has a better status in society.

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