Survivor: Ghost Island
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Season Information
Version: United States
Filming Location: Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
Filming Dates: June 5, 2017 - July 13, 2017[1]
Season Run: February 28, 2018 - May 23, 2018[2]
No. of Days: 39
No. of Survivors: 20
Tribes: Malolo
Ghost Island cast
Opening Sequence
Survivor - Ghost Island Main Title

Survivor - Ghost Island Main Title

Season Chronology
Previous: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers

Survivor: Ghost Island is the thirty-sixth season of Survivor.


The season was filmed in the summer of 2017, only a few weeks after filming for Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers wrapped. It followed the same filming schedule that was used for Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X and Survivor: Game Changers.

Notable non-playable relics found on Ghost Island include snuffers (all of which Jeff Probst kept as souvenirs), tribal Immunity Idols, and individual Immunity Necklaces from past seasons. Some props that were previously auctioned off for charity were bought back by production.[3]


  • Ghost Island:[4] The tribe that wins a Reward Challenge gets the opportunity to banish one member from the losing tribe to Ghost Island, a variant of Exile Island that is adorned with authentic props from past seasons, some of which are actual unplayed Hidden Immunity Idols and advantages that can be played this season. To obtain a relic, inhabitants must first smash an urn to earn the right to play a game of chance. Winning the game earns them the advantage. So far, the relics that are in play are:
    • Sierra Dawn Thomas's Legacy Advantage from Game Changers (obtained on Ghost Island).
    • Andrea Boehlke's unplayed Hidden Immunity Idol from Caramoan (obtained at the Naviti camp).
    • One of James Clement's unplayed Hidden Immunity Idols from China (obtained at the Malolo camp).
    • The fake Hidden Immunity Idol Ozzy Lusth created in Micronesia, which is now repurposed as a playable idol (obtained at the Malolo camp).
    • Sarah Lacina's Vote Steal, from Game Changers, which for this season is simply an Extra Vote (obtained on Ghost Island).
    • The individual Immunity Necklace from Micronesia that Erik Reichenbach infamously gave away before being voted out. This item is now repurposed as a Hidden Immunity Idol (obtained at the Yanuya camp).
    • J.T. Thomas's unplayed Hidden Immunity Idol from Game Changers, which is initially usable only at the immediate Tribal Council, but can have its shelf life can be extended by up to five times via a game of chance (obtained on Ghost Island).
  • Meager Supplies: For this season, tribes will only be supplied with a machete, pot, a fishing kit, and a supply of rice cut in half from the minimum the medical team allots for the castaways.[5][6]
  • Tribe Leader: Shortly after entering the game, both tribes will select a leader, who will in turn choose two people, one athletic and one puzzle solver, for an immediate Reward Challenge.[5]
  • Tribe Switch: On Day 7, the eighteen remaining castaways were spread across two tribes of nine.
  • Tribe Expansion: On Day 15, a second tribe switch introduced a third tribe, Yanuya​​​​, spreading the fifteen remaining players across three tribes of five.
  • Early Merge: The merge occurred with thirteen players remaining.
  • Simplified Final Four Tribal Council: Instead of a traditional vote, the person who wins the final four Immunity Challenge will get to choose one person to take with them to the Final Three. The remaining two castaways would compete in a fire-making challenge to determine who would be eliminated.[7]


Contestant Tribe Affiliation Finish Votes
Original Tribe Switched Tribe Expanded Tribe Merged Tribe
S36 gonzalez t
Stephanie Gonzalez
26, Ocala, FL
Malolo 1st Voted Out
Day 3
S36 jacob t
Jacob Derwin
22, Brooklyn, NY
Malolo 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
S36 morgan t
Morgan Ricke
29, Orlando, FL
Naviti Naviti 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
S36 brendan t
Brendan Shapiro
41, Herndon, VA
Malolo Malolo 4th Voted Out
Day 12
S36 stephanie t
Stephanie Johnson
34, Chicago, IL
Malolo Malolo 5th Voted Out
Day 14
S36 james t
James Lim
24, New York City, NY
Malolo Naviti Malolo 6th Voted Out
Day 17
S36 bradley t
Bradley Kleihege
26, Los Angeles, CA
Naviti Malolo Naviti 7th Voted Out
Day 19
S36 chris t
Chris Noble
27, Brooklyn, NY
Naviti Naviti Yanuya Lavita 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 22
S36 libby t
Libby Vincek
24, Houston, TX
Malolo Naviti Naviti 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 25
S36 angela t
Angela Perkins
42, Cincinnati, OH
Naviti Naviti Malolo 3
S36 chelsea t
Chelsea Townsend
25, Los Angeles, CA
Naviti Malolo Naviti
S36 desiree t
Desiree Afuye
21, Brooklyn, NY
Naviti Malolo Malolo 2
S36 domenick t
Domenick Abbate
38, Nesconset, NY
Naviti Naviti Naviti
S36 donathan t
Donathan Hurley
26, Kimper, KY
Malolo Naviti Naviti 1
S36 jenna t
Jenna Bowman
23, Venice Beach, CA
Malolo Malolo Yanuya
S36 kellyn t
Kellyn Bechtold
31, Denver, CO
Naviti Malolo Malolo
S36 laurel t
Laurel Johnson
29, Minneapolis, MN
Malolo Naviti Yanuya
S36 michael t
Michael Yerger
18, Los Angeles, CA
Malolo Malolo Malolo 8
S36 sebastian t
Sebastian Noel
22, Satellite Beach, FL
Naviti Malolo Yanuya
S36 wendell t
Wendell Holland
33, Philadelphia, PA
Naviti Naviti Yanuya 1

Episode Guide

Episode Air date Challenges Exiled to
Ghost Island
Eliminated Vote Finish Viewers
(in millions)
Reward Immunity
1 "Can You Reverse the Curse?" February 28, 2018 Malolo Naviti Jacob Gonzalez 8-1 1st Voted Out
Day 3
8.19[8] 1.7/7[8]
Naviti1 Donathan Jacob 5-2-1 2nd Voted Out
Day 6
2 "Only Time Will Tell" March 7, 2018 Malolo1 Chris Morgan 4-3-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
8.23[9] 1.7/7[9]
3 "Trust Your Gut" March 14, 2018 Naviti Naviti Kellyn Brendan 5-42 4th Voted Out
Day 12
8.39[10] 1.7/7[10]
4 "A Diamond in the Rough" March 21, 2018 Naviti Naviti Stephanie Stephanie 7-1 5th Voted Out
Day 14
8.61[11] 1.8/7[11]
5 "Fate Is the Homie" March 28, 2018 None Yanuya None James 4-1 6th Voted Out
Day 17
8.15[12] 1.7/7[12]
6 "Gotta Risk It for the Biscuit" April 4, 2018 Naviti Yanuya Kellyn Bradley 4-1 7th Voted Out
Day 19
8.42[13] 1.7/7[13]
Yanuya Malolo
7 "Fear Keeps You Sharp" April 11, 2018 None Kellyn Chris Chris 10-23 8th Voted Out
1st Jury Member
Day 22
7.97[14] 1.6/7[14]
8 "The Sea Slug Slugger" April 18, 2018 Angela,
Laurel, Libby,
Angela Jenna Libby 4-1-04 9th Voted Out
2nd Jury Member
Day 25
9 "It's Like the Perfect Crime" April 25, 2018 10th Voted Out
3rd Jury Member
10 "The Finish Line Is in Sight" May 2, 2018 11th Voted Out
4th Jury Member

^1 Combined Reward and Immunity Challenge.
^2 Michael used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Stephanie, but did not negate any votes against her.
^3 Domenick used the Legacy Advantage, but did not negate any votes against him.
^4 Michael used a Hidden Immunity Idol, negating 7 votes against him.

Voting History

Survivor: Ghost Island Voting History
Tribes Original Tribes Switched Tribes Expanded Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Voted Off: S36 gonzalez t
S36 jacob t
S36 morgan t
S36 brendan t
S36 stephanie t
S36 james t
S36 bradley t
S36 chris t
S36 libby t
Vote: 8-1 5-2-1 4-3-1 5-4-02 7-1 4-1 4-1 10-2-04 4-1-05 TBD TBD
Angela Libby James Libby Michael
Chelsea Brendan Stephanie Bradley Chris Libby
Desiree Brendan Stephanie James Libby Libby
Domenick Angela Bradley Chris Michael
Donathan Gonzalez Exiled1 Morgan Bradley Chris Michael
Jenna Gonzalez Jacob Bradley Stephanie Chris Michael
Kellyn Brendan Stephanie James Chris Libby
Laurel Gonzalez Jacob Morgan Chris Libby
Michael Gonzalez James Bradley Stephanie James Chris Wendell
Sebastian Brendan Stephanie Chris Michael
Wendell Angela Chris Michael
Libby Gonzalez James Morgan Bradley Chris Michael
Chris Exiled1 None3
Bradley Brendan Stephanie Libby
James Gonzalez Jacob Morgan Desiree
Stephanie Gonzalez Jacob Bradley Desiree
Brendan Gonzalez Jacob Bradley
Morgan Angela
Jacob Exiled1 Michael
Gonzalez Donathan

^1 After winning the Immunity Challenge, the winning tribe was given the opportunity to send one member of the losing tribe to Ghost Island, making that player skip Tribal Council.
^2 Michael used a Hidden Immunity Idol on Stephanie, but did not negate any votes against her.
^3 This player waged their vote for an advantage on Ghost Island and lost, losing their vote at the next Tribal Council.
^4 Domenick used the Legacy Advantage, but did not negate any votes against him.
^5 Michael used a Hidden Immunity Idol, therefore all votes cast against him were negated.