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The raft is an item used to go across large bodies of water very quickly.



The raft is crafted using six pieces of bamboo.

Invisible-sprite Invisible-sprite Invisible-sprite Bamboo Bamboo Bamboo Bamboo Bamboo Bamboo Raft


  • The raft floats on water, making it useful for crossing ocean biomes.
  • They can be helpful when it comes to fishing
  • Rafts propel you much faster than walking does, making them a very useful method of transportation.


Version Date Changes
1.23 Oct 31, 2012
  • Added the raft
1.26 May 31, 2014
  • Entering rafts with a raft in hand doesn’t place another
  • Fixed bug where the player gets stuck and levitates off of a pig or raft
1.27 Nov 13, 2015
  • Updated the texture of the raft
  • Rafts and moss are placeable again
  • Rafts can float on water


  • As of update 1.20, Minecraft also has bamboo rafts, as a variation of boats. The Mine Blocks Twitter account commented on this shortly after the feature was announced, in October 16, 2022.

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