How to get out of a boat in Minecraft

An image of a game character on a boat in Minecraft
If you have been stuck on a Minecraft boat it is time to learn how to get out of it

If you wish to avoid swimming in Minecraft while crossing water, you can utilize a boat.

Boats offer a speedy means of transportation across bodies of water, although they may require some practice to control effectively.

While they may not match the speed of a dolphin swimming beside you, boats are still a faster option.

Boats can also be operated on land, although they are significantly slower.

One practical application of boats is to contain mobs, preventing their despawning, or to transport them to a designated location.

Operating a boat in Minecraft requires some knowledge and skills.

In this article I will guide you on how to do it.

How to make a boat in Minecraft

To craft a boat in Minecraft, you will need the following resources:

  1. One Oak boat
  2. One Spruce canoe
  3. One Birch boat
  4. One Jungle boat
  5. One Acacia boat
  6. One Dark Oak boat

How to use a boat in Minecraft

Drawing on our firsthand experience, we can confidently state that a boat is an aquatic mode of transportation that facilitates movement across bodies of water.

It’s also exactly the same in the Minecraft world

By utilizing boats, players can traverse the expansive universe with ease and efficiency, streamlining their transportation needs within the game.

These are the steps to use a boat in Minecraft.

1. How to place a boat in water in Minecraft

To ensure proper placement, make sure that the boat is selected in your Hotbar before attempting to add it.

Once selected, position your cursor (+ symbol) on the water where you want the boat to be placed.

To place the boat, a minimum of four blocks is required, and the chosen block should be highlighted within your game window.

The control method for boat placement varies depending on the Minecraft version:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), right-click on the block.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), tap on the block.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press the L2 button on the PS controller.
  • For Wii U, press the ZL button on the gamepad.
  • For Nintendo Switch, press the ZL button.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, right-click on the block.
  • For Education Edition, right-click on the block.

After following these steps, your boat should now be displayed on the selected block.

From there, you will need to learn how to navigate the boat.

2. How to get on a boat in Minecraft

Once you have positioned your boat in the water, the next step is to board it.

However, the process of boarding the boat (or getting in the boat) may vary depending on the version of Minecraft being used.

  • In Java Edition (PC/Mac), simply right-click on the boat to board it.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), tap on the boat and then press the Board button.
  • On the PS3 and PS4, click the L2 button on the PS controller to enter the boat.
  • On Xbox 360 and Xbox One, use the LT button on the Xbox controller.
  • In Windows 10 Edition, right-click on the boat to board it.
  • For the Wii U gamepad, press the ZL button.
  • On the Nintendo Switch controller, hit the ZL button.
  • For the Education Edition, right-click on the boat to board it.

Once you’re aboard the boat, you can maneuver it using the same controls you used to walk around in the game.

3. How to use a boat in Minecraft

Navigating a boat with its sailing controls is simple and easy.

The steps are as follows:

  • Use the same controls you would use to move on the ground.
  • To turn the boat to the left or right, you need to employ your movement controls instead of camera controls.
  • Keep in mind that controlling a boat is less responsive compared to handling characters. There is a slight delay in input processing, but it should not pose a problem unless you are sailing through narrow rivers.

4. How to get out of a boat in Minecraft

If you are playing Minecraft and want to exit a boat, the method you use will depend on which version of the game you are playing.

Here are the steps for each version:

  • For Java Edition (PC/Mac), press the left Shift Key.
  • For Pocket Edition (PE), tap the Leave Boat button.
  • For PS3 and PS4, press the Right Stick (RS) on the PS controller.
  • For Xbox 360 and Xbox One, press the Right Stick (RS) on the Xbox controller.
  • For Windows 10 Edition, hold down the left shift key.
  • For Wii U gamepad, press the Right Stick (RS).
  • For Nintendo Switch controller, push the Right Stick (RS).
  • To access the Education Edition, hold down the left shift key.

With these steps, you should now be able to get out of a boat in Minecraft regardless of which version of the game you are playing.

Congratulations on mastering this skill.

Conclusion

In this article, we have covered the various methods of how to leave a boat in Minecraft, which differ depending on the version of the game you’re playing.

By following the steps outlined below, you will be able to exit your boat safely and quickly:

  • For Minecraft Java Edition, simply press the left-shift key on your keyboard.
  • In Minecraft Bedrock Edition, tap the “Leave Boat” button that appears on your screen when you approach the edge of the boat.
  • If you’re playing on a console, press the right stick to exit the boat.

By utilizing these methods, you should now be able to exit a boat in any version of Minecraft.

I hope this guide has been helpful to you.