James Cook
Contracts info
Contracts: 50
Voyage: 2h
Crew: 120 Crew
Ships: Sailing (1 slot)
Contractor requirements
Level: 200
Recommended: 215
Complete: Margaret Hardenbroeck
Resolution (Ship)

Captain James Cook FRS (7 November 1728 – 14 February 1779) was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, during which he achieved the first recorded European contact with the eastern coastline of Australia and the Hawaiian Islands, and the first recorded circumnavigation of New Zealand. (Source: Wikipedia)

To read more about James Cook's journey in Seaport, check his storylines.


# Required Bonus* Cargo** Reward Xp
1 81,000 Coin x25 3,240 26,000 Iron 28,000
2 39,000 Wood x12 3,250 45,000 Stone 30,000
3 3,500 Crew 160,000 Coin 32,000
4 59,000 Fish x18 3,278 80,000 Wood 34,000
5 14,000 Iron x4 3,500 120,000 Fish 36,000
6 3,000 Grapes x2 1,500 10 Gem 38,000
7 24,000 Stone x7 3,429 170,000 Coin 40,000
8 42,000 Wood x12 3,500 50,000 Stone 42,000
9 3,600 Crew 85,000 Wood 45,000
10 90,000 Coin x25 3,600 29,000 Iron 48,000
11 15,000 Iron x4 3,750 135,000 Fish 51,000
12 68,000 Fish x18 3,778 190,000 Coin 54,000
13 3,500 Cocoa x2 1,750 10 Gem 57,000
14 28,000 Stone x7 4,000 32,000 Iron 60,000
15 105,000 Coin x25 4,200 100,000 Wood 63,000
16 51,000 Wood x12 4,250 75 Mechanicalpart 67,000
17 4,000 Crew 250,000 Fish 71,000
18 32,000 Iron x8 4,000 100,000 Stone 75,000
19 145,000 Fish x36 4,028 360,000 Coin 79,000
20 4,500 Cloth x3 1,500 10 Gem 83,000
21 60,000 Stone x14 4,286 270,000 Fish 88,000
22 220,000 Coin x50 4,400 62,000 Iron 93,000
23 110,000 Wood x24 4,583 110,000 Stone 98,000
24 5,000 Crew 200,000 Wood 103,000
25 40,000 Iron x8 5,000 440,000 Coin 109,000
26 188,000 Fish x36 5,222 73,000 Iron 115,000
27 5,500 Grapes x3 1,833 15 Gem 121,000
28 290,000 Coin x50 5,800 370,000 Fish 128,000
29 145,000 Wood x24 6,042 150,000 Stone 135,000
30 91,000 Stone x14 6,500 100,000 Iron 142,000
31 7,000 Crew 100 Mechanicalpart 150,000
32 58,000 Iron x8 7,250 640,000 Coin 158,000
33 7,000 Cocoa x3 2,333 15 Gem 166,000
34 290,000 Fish x36 8,056 340,000 Wood 175,000
35 565,000 Coin x75 7,533 230,000 Stone 184,000
36 160,000 Stone x21 7,619 610,000 Fish 194,000
37 280,000 Wood x36 7,778 130,000 Iron 204,000
38 95,000 Iron x12 7,917 880,000 Coin 215,000
39 10,000 Cloth x4 2,500 15 Gem 226,000
40 452,000 Fish x54 8,370 260,000 Stone 238,000
41 182,000 Stone x21 8,667 700,000 Fish 250,000
42 680,000 Coin x75 9,067 480,000 Wood 263,000
43 10,000 Crew 160,000 Iron 277,000
44 120,000 Iron x12 10,000 1,110,000 Coin 291,000
45 15,000 Grapes x4 3,750 20 Gem 306,000
46 590,000 Fish x54 10,926 340,000 Stone 322,000
47 242,000 Stone x21 11,524 620,000 Wood 339,000
48 915,000 Coin x75 12,200 210,000 Iron 356,000
49 465,000 Wood x36 12,917 1,440,000 Coin 374,000
50 14,000 Crew 150 Mechanicalpart 393,000


Sent Reward Difference
Crew 47,100 -47,100
Coin 2,946,000 5,390,000 2,444,000
Gem 95 95
Fish 1,792,000 2,455,000 663,000
Wood 1,132,000 1,905,000 773,000
Stone 787,000 1,285,000 498,000
Iron 374,000 822,000 448,000
Cocoa 10,500 -10,500
Cloth 14,500 -14,500
Grapes 23,500 -23,500
Mechanicalpart 325 325
Xp 7,246,000 7,246,000


Resolution Resolution
Level required:
Museum reward:
Sailing (1 slot)
2,200,000 Xp
Star2 Cost OR Gem Crew Capacity Xp
1 Reward 100 10
2 3,000,000 Coin 800,000 Wood 90,000 Stone 90 200 20 220,000
3 4,500,000 Coin 1,200,000 Wood 50,000 Iron 120 300 40 330,000
4 6,000,000 Coin 1,600,000 Wood 270,000 Stone 150 400 50 440,000
5 8,000,000 Coin 2,000,000 Wood 200,000 Iron 180 500 60 550,000
21,500,000 Coin
5,600,000 Wood
360,000 Stone
250,000 Iron
540 Gem
1,540,000 Xp


# Story
1 Evening at the inn
Pardon me, do you have some money which you could lend me? We are celebrating my promotion with my crew and somehow we are all out of money.
2 Let's be friends
Come, sit down with us. It's only fair since you paid for this round. There is still free place just bring your chair here.
3 Fellow marines
We are all sailors, as you might have guessed. You are a captain too?! Unbelievable! If your crew is here too, let's invite them among us. The more, the merrier.
4 Food is essential
Actually, we could use your help on our next voyage. You just need a good reliable ship and your men. I will take care of everything else. Ah, and the food. You could bring that too.
5 Romantic mission
We are going on a little astronomy mission. We will be watching the stars so we can better measure longitude at sea. If you have a good chronometer, take it with you.
6 To your health
One last drink and then let's go to bed. We will see each other on the pier in the morning. So to your health and the success of our mission! Cheers!
7 Right on time
It's good to see that you are reliable. Sometimes I make rash decisions when I drink which I later regret. I hope our cooperation is not one of those. So you have the marble I told you to bring?
8 It's a test
Leave the stone here. It's for the new headquarters of the Admiralty. And if you can, bring them some wood too.
9 You passed
Sorry for those unexpected requests. I just had to be sure you are resourceful before we set sail. If your sailors are in place, we can head out.
10 Into the Pacific
We are heading south-west around Cape Horn and into the Pacific. I hope you have invested in a good reliable compass. We may get separated during a storm.
11 Watching the sky
We need to reach the Tahiti. From there we can observe the transit of Venus across the Sun. I will do the observing, you make sure the natives don't become angry that we breached their territory.
12 Camping at Tahiti
Here we are. It's a pleasant place, right? Let's set a camp before it gets dark. And maybe catch some fish so we have something fresh for dinner.
13 Early morning
I hope you slept well. I was up all night watching the sky and taking measurements. Now let's have some hot cocoa to break our fast and then I have something to tell you.
14 Secret mission
I have a secret mission to be completed after our official task. We have to look for the elusive Terra Australis, the mysterious Southern Continent. So let's pack our things and go.
15 Local guide
We will need someone to help us navigate through the vast Pacific. The natives might know about the local waters. We should offer them something in return for their help. I am no fan of violent ways.
16 Tupaia from Tahiti
It seems a local priest called Tupaia has an extensive knowledge of the local geography. He is willing to join our expedition if we help rebuild his shrine. I think we can spare the time.
17 Animosity
Our men don't seem to like the new member of the crew. Let's have a talk with them. We can't allow to let it grow into something dangerous.
18 Mapmaker
Tupaia drew a few maps for us. We will set the course to south-west. I am planning to return home by sailing around New Holland. With a bit of luck, we will find Terra Australis along the way.
19 New Zealand
This land ahead of us, I think Abel Tasman mentions it in his travel journals. It could be worth it to explore it further. Let's turn south and sail along its coast. I will write my own journal after dinner.
20 Getting cold
As we are heading further south it's getting colder outside. But I long to stay on the deck and look at this lovely scenery of snowy peaks towering over green mountains. I need to put on something warm.
21 Build a base
It seems we have reached the southernmost point of the island. I will continue mapping the coast but you go ashore and build a base. It might be useful if we decide to colonize this land.
22 Translator Tupaia
Take Tupaia with you ashore. If you encounter any local tribes, he might be able to translate for you. And have some gifts ready.
23 Continue the search
So Tupaia was able to make friends with the locals. That is good. Now we just need to fix the loose planks on the hull and then we can head west to Van Diemen's Land.
24 Off course
This gale is keeping us off course. We are heading north-west instead of south-west. But I can see land in the distance. Prepare for disembarking, we can use a short break on the hard ground.
25 Helpful stars
We are probably on the east coast of New Holland. Let's stay the night and I will determine our exact location by the stars. Help me get my equipment from the ship.
26 Getting hungry
Let's continue sailing west and mapping the coast along the way. We should stop in Batavia for supplies before continuing to Europe. We are slowly running out of food.
27 Tupaia is sick
Tupaia is not feeling well. I fear he got some ugly disease. Our men are hardy but he is not used to a long voyage such as this. Maybe some wine would do him good.
28 Get better in Batavia
Poor Tupaia is not getting better. Maybe we should leave him in a hospital in Batavia. I fear that he won't last until we get to London. I will take care of him, you go buy supplies for us.
29 Let's go home
We did not discover the South Continent but we have explored a lot of new lands. We have quite some voyage behind us and it can be seen on our ship. She needs some repairs before we can go.
30 Is it the end?
It was a fine voyage with you, captain. Here we say goodbye but I hope you will join me for another voyage in the future. I left some things on your ship, please send them to me when you can.
31 Hello again
Good to see you again. I am recruiting sailors for the next voyage. While you tended to your business I finished another expedition seeking the Terra Australis. But this time, we are going north.
32 New Mission
The mission is to find the Northwest Passage between Atlantic and Pacific, we will be trying to find it from the west. You should prepare your ship for ice and strengthen her hull with iron.
33 Omai is going home
Officially, we are returning Omai home to Tahiti. He was our local guide during the second voyage. He is a good guy and loves our sweets. He almost did not want to go home because there is no chocolate.
34 Healthy cabbage
We are ready to head out. I am just going to buy some sauerkraut. It proved to be a great way to keep the men healthy. But I know you love to eat fish, so just take some too.
35 Rising prices
The merchant raised the price since my last voyage. I don't have enough money on me. Could you lend me a small sum?
36 Set sail
We will be sailing east around Africa and then across the Indian Ocean and to the Pacific. We should take some stone to Batavia along the way. There is always a high demand for European marble.
37 Spreading sickness
During the next voyage, we should avoid Batavia. Half the crew is sick again. We need to keep them in closed off quarters so they don't infect the rest of the crew too.
38 Goodbye Omai
We have dropped off Omai at Tahiti and now we can set the course north. We will still be in a warm climate for some time but let's check that our ships are in top condition for the icy waters.
39 Sandwich Islands
This is the first time I have visited these islands. The weather is nice and the people are friendly. We can stop here again on our way back. Now bundle up in a warm cloak and let's head north.
40 Cold waters
We are getting into colder waters and look! It's just teeming here with fish. It's surprising it's not too cold for them. Good for us, at least we can have something fresh to eat.
41 I miss the sun
The weather is getting worse. If we manage to anchor near the shore without getting thrown on the rocks, we could wait out the rain on shore. Maybe build a camp and explore the land a bit.
42 Cape Foulweather
We have been waiting for days yet the weather is not getting better. I say we move on. To the north it is. If we get the chance we should buy some pelts from the locals. It's getting seriously cold.
43 Nootka Sound
Let's anchor here. There is a village nearby. I saw it from the ship as we sailed along the shore. We will send a few men to trade with the villagers. Let's hope they are reasonable.
44 Shrewd traders
The natives have some otter pelts but they want metal items for it. Pans, weapons, knives, it's all precious to them. We need those pelts so let's just give them what they want.
45 The best medicine
Now I am glad we traded that iron for the pelts. It's freezing here. As if that was not enough, I have a stomach ache for the past few days. Maybe some wine will help me settle it.
46 Icy obstacle
We can't continue north anymore. The ice is continuous here. We will have to turn back. Maybe we will make a stop at the Sandwich Islands. I have had enough of this cold weather.
47 Final destination
That's what I call a fine welcoming. Everyone is bowing and bringing us food and gifts. Somehow they are friendlier than before, don't you think? But we don't need those stone figurines. Return them.
48 Crispy crustacean
Hmm, those grilled crabs are amazing. I never ate such scrumptious crustaceans. But it's been a month since we arrived, it's time to move on. But first, let's buy some of those crabs to take with us.
49 Fateful fault
Our foremast broke. We need to return to the bay and repair it. The friendly natives may even help us with that.
50 Insolent savages
What has happened? The savages have become insolent all of a sudden. They even stole our lifeboat! I am taking a few men and going to their king to clear this up one way or another.
Take care of my ship until I return. When I am back with our boat, we will sail off right away.