The Migrator is a pirate ship that sees service under Rockhopper and Yarr. The ship's design is like a small Galleon clipper ship. It is used often for Rockhopper and Yarr's adventures on the seven seas and is considered Rockhopper's home.
The ship is supposedly built from wood as, according to Rockhopper, it was assembled on Club Penguin Island. It is a streamlined ship with two floors, high-rise sails, and multiple portholes. Rockhopper has used the ship in many expeditions for which he has documented in his journal.
- Main article: Pirate Ship
The upper deck is the top part of the ship. It contains the ship's wheel which provides steering, a door leading down to the lower deck, and a mast leading up to the Crow's Nest.
- Main article: Crow's Nest
The Crow's Nest serves as a lookout point for the ship, as well as a means of defense. The Snow Cannon 3000 included here is often used to destroy icebergs. Yarr uses his telescope here on lookout duty.
- Main article: Ship Hold
The Ship Hold serves as the storage area for cargo, including many treasures. It contains a small shop, which allows penguins to buy rare items that Rockhopper finds.
- Main article: Captain's Quarters
The Captain's Quarters is Rockhopper's personal room. It contains various items, treasures, and an office for Rockhopper to do his writing and charting.
Sinking and rescue of The Migrator
In January 2008, Yarr spotted an iceberg as The Migrator was sailing to Club Penguin. Rockhopper tried and hoped to avoid it, but it was too late. The iceberg had struck the Migrator and caused it to sink. Rockhopper and Yarr then abandoned ship in a small rowboat, later arriving at Club Penguin with themselves and the rowboat. With Rockhopper and Yarr's home being sunk, the residents of Club Penguin welcomed them to stay, but Rockhopper insisted on gathering supplies from Rockhopper Island to build a new ship.
The sinking of The Migrator gave the idea for Gary to invent the Aqua Grabber 3000. The invention would be able to navigate under the sea and use a claw to salvage the ship parts that had sunk. The Aqua Grabber was soon built and Gary's team worked to recover the ship parts and rebuild The Migrator. By mid-April 2008, the ship was fully rebuilt.
Gary then brought out the Flare Flinger 3000 to signal Rockhopper with flares. Rockhopper and Yarr saw the flares lighting up the horizon when they were on their back to Club Penguin in April 2008. When they arrived, they were thrilled to see The Migrator rescued and rebuilt.
Island Adventure Party: Rockhopper's Quest
For the Island Adventure Party: Rockhopper's Quest, Rockhopper wanted to allow penguins to venture on the ship for a quest to construct a new beacon for Shipwreck Island. To make travel times faster, he asked Gary to upgrade the ship.
Gary retrofitted temporary upgrades to The Migrator to make its speed significantly fast and to endure more damage. The upgrade included a titanium hull and two giant jackhammers added to the front of the ship for protection from icebergs, plus a giant fan to provide reliable wind for the sail.
Second sinking and rescue of The Migrator
Over 13 years after the 2008 sinking of the Migrator, another sinking incident occurred. Similar to the sinking in 2008, the Migrator collided with an iceberg on February 17, 2021 while enroute to Club Penguin Island. Fortunately, Rockhopper and Yarr were able to escape the ship. In response to the sinking, the Save the Migrator Project was initiated, and concluded on April 4, 2021. Despite the Migrator being fixed, Rockhopper still showed up in a paddle boat for his following visits in August 2021. It was not until December 2021 during the Holiday Party 2021 where the Migrator made its official return after nearly a year.
Just under a year after the second sinking, The Migrator was sunk once again during the Pirate Party after Shellbeard and his pirate crab crew attacked. However, towards the end of the party, it was revealed that prior to the arrival of Shellbeard and his crew, Rockhopper and Gary had created an exact replica of The Migrator and put it in place of the original. The replica could be seen during the party's construction. This would allow Shellbeard and his pirate crab crew to believe that they were successful at sinking the ship, when in reality the real Migrator was perfectly safe.
- The ship contains two flags. The flags on the ship resemble the Jolly Roger flag but with a puffle instead of a skull.
- The ship's name originated from when Aunt Arctic asked Rockhopper where he was migrating to.