Toad Harbor

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Toad Harbor
Toad Harbour
Toad Harbor
Appears in Mario Kart 8 (2014)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)
Cup(s) Flower Cup
Battle Mode (8)
Online play Available (Wii U until early April 2024, Switch)
Music sample
Normal: Shiho Fujii

Course map
Mario Kart 8 / Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Map of Toad Harbor in Mario Kart 8.Map of Toad Harbor in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
Staff ghost(s)
8 Nin★Alice
2:31.066 Toadette's head icon in Mario Kart 8Cat Cruiser body from Mario Kart 8Retro Off-Road tires from Mario Kart 8Plane Glider from Mario Kart 8
8DX 150cc Nin★Alice
2:29.282 Toadette's head icon in Mario Kart 8Cat Cruiser body from Mario Kart 8Retro Off-Road tires from Mario Kart 8Plane Glider from Mario Kart 8
8DX 200cc Nin★Adrien
1:43.003 Toad's head icon in Mario Kart 8Sports Coupe body from Mario Kart 8StandardThumbnail of Toad's Super Glider (with 8 icon), in Mario Kart 8.

Toad Harbor (written as Toad Harbour in the British English version) is the second course of the Flower Cup in Mario Kart 8 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as the longest three-lap course in the former game. This course takes place in a seaside town with some similarities to the city of San Francisco. It also features a statue on an island off the harbor modeled after the Statue of Liberty, but it is based on Princess Peach holding a Fire Flower in her lowered left hand and a Super Star in her raised right. Mario, Luigi and Wario all have cable cars patterned after them in this course, each with some Toads as passengers and a Koopa Troopa as the driver. There are forty-seven coins located on this track. In Mario Kart 8, it is a selectable battle course.

This island track showcases an entire marina with sail boats and a tram station (which serves as a side route along the finish line with extra Item Boxes, not entirely dissimilar to GBA Mario Circuit), a market and a shopping area, as well as a vertical wall section with anti-gravity.

Course layout[edit]

Toad Harbor, from Mario Kart 8.
The course as seen from the starting line

The course starts near the docks with a few boats. After turning right, there are two paths; the right one goes over a bridge while the left path allows players to drive onto a boat with a ramp. Racers will enter a wide section of the town after this point. They can continue driving right, though they can either go straight through, take a Dash Panel, or drive on top of the market tents in the area. After that, a shortcut can be taken upon driving over a narrow path and jumping off a ramp.

After a few turns, drivers reach the top of the hill and perform a U-turn past the Toad Toy Store, which provides this course's only anti-gravity section. If players stick to the normal path, they have to avoid oncoming cable cars. If the player attempts to follow the cable car rails after the station, Lakitu will come and hoist the player back to the road. Whichever path was taken, both lead to a steep downhill part of the track leading back to the coastal area, with more cable cars to dodge. If players somehow land on the cable cars going down the steep hill, they will gain a short boost, and can actually perform a trick off of the roof. A pathway with a Dash Panel can be taken, but otherwise, after two turns, the track leads back to the finish line.

This is the only new course among the base Mario Kart 8 content that does not involve any gliding, and the only course among the base content to not feature any mechanics introduced in Mario Kart 7 (gliders, underwater sections, one-lap courses, etc.). It is also one of the two new courses where the anti-gravity segments are optional, with the other course being Bone-Dry Dunes.


  • Players can cut off the first turn by boosting through the strip of grass with a crate.
  • A boost item can be used to cut through the grass at the final turn.


References in other courses[edit]

Mario Kart 8 Original Soundtrack liner note[edit]

"For this title, we had a live band at our disposal so we made use of an acoustic guitar and steel drums on this track to give it the cool, laid-back feeling of an exotic tropical town."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese キノピオハーバー
Kinopio Hābā
Toad Harbor
Chinese (Simplified) 奇诺比奥海港
Qínuòbǐào Hǎigǎng
Toad Harbor
Chinese (Traditional) 奇諾比奧海港
Qínuòbǐào Hǎigǎng
Toad Harbor
Dutch Toad-Baai Toad Bay
French Promenade Toad Toad Walkboard
German Toads Hafenstadt Toad's Harbor Town
Italian Riviera di Toad Toad's Coast
Korean 키노피오 하버
Kinopio Habeo
Toad Harbor
Portuguese Baía do Toad Toad's Bay
Russian Порт тоадов
Port toadov
Toad Port
Spanish Puerto Toad Toad Port