Pearl Islands Survivor
Filming location Pearl Islands, Panama
Winner Sandra Diaz-Twine (6-1)
Original run September 18, 2003– December 14, 2003
Filming dates June 23, 2003– July 31, 2003
No. of episodes 14
No. of days 39
No. of survivors 16
Tribes Drake
The Outcasts
All-Stars Rupert Boneham
Fans vs. Favorites Jon "Jonny Fairplay" Dalton
Season chronology
Previous Survivor: The Amazon
Next Survivor: All-Stars

Survivor: Pearl Islands (also broadcast as Survivor: Pearl Islands — Panama) was the seventh season of the United States reality show Survivor. It was filmed in 2003 and debuted in the United States on CBS on September 18, 2003.

The show takes place on the Pearl Islands, off the coast of Panama, and had a pirate culture theme. The two original tribes were Drake (named for Sir Francis Drake) and Morgan (named for Henry Morgan). Eventually the two were merged into the Balboa tribe (named after an injured snaked Rupert found and used as a mascot for the Drake tribe).

This season was the most watched since the second installment of Survivor, Survivor: The Australian Outback, in part to unique twists, including the controversial Outcast twist, and colorful, memorable contestants such as Rupert Boneham and Jon "Jonny Fairplay" Dalton.

Office clerk Sandra Diaz-Twine defeated Scout master Lillian "Lill" Morris in a landslide 6-1 vote.

Survivor: Pearl Islands was released on DVD on February 7, 2006.

This season is the only season thus far which has had two of its original contestants competing in two other seasons. Rupert Boneham returned in Survivor: All-Stars and made 4th place, then Jon "Jonny Fairplay" Dalton played again in Survivor: Micronesia, and was the first person voted out that season. While neither won either of these seasons, Boneham did win $1,000,000 in Survivor: America's Tribal Council.


Contestant Original Tribe Merged Tribe Finish Total Votes
Nicole Delma Morgan 1st Voted OutDay 3 7
Ryan Shoulders Morgan 2nd Voted OutDay 6 6
Lillian "Lill" Morris Morgan 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
Burton Roberts Drake 4th Voted Out
Day 12
Michelle Tesauro Drake 5th Voted OutDay 15 6
Trish Dunn Drake 6th Voted OutDay 18 4
Shawn Cohen Drake 7th Voted OutDay 19 5
Osten Taylor Morgan QuitDay 19 2
Andrew Savage Morgan Balboa 8th Voted OutDay 21 6
Ryan Opray Morgan 9th Voted Out
1st Jury MemberDay 24
Rupert Boneham Drake 10th Voted Out
2nd Jury MemberDay 27
Tijuana Bradley Morgan 11th Voted Out
3rd Jury MemberDay 30
Christa Hastie Drake 12th Voted Out
4th Jury MemberDay 33
Burton Roberts Drake 13th Voted Out
5th Jury Member
Day 36
Darrah Johnson Morgan 14th Voted Out
6th Jury MemberDay 37
Jon "Jonny Fairplay" Dalton Drake 15th Voted Out
7th Jury MemberDay 38
Lillian "Lill" Morris Morgan Runner-up 10
Sandra Diaz-Twine Drake Sole Survivor 0
The Total Votes is the number of votes a castaway has received during Tribal Councils where the castaway is eligible to be voted out of the game. It does not include the votes received during the final Tribal Council.


Episode title Air date Challenges Eliminated Vote Finish
Reward Immunity
"Beg, Barter, Steal" September 18, 2003 None Drake Nicole 7-1 1st Voted OutDay 3
"To Quit or Not to Quit" September 25, 2003 Drake Drake Ryan S. 5-2 2nd Voted OutDay 6
"United We Stand, Divided We... ?" October 2, 2003 Drake Drake Lillian 5-1 3rd Voted Out
Day 9
"Pick a Castaway... Any Castaway" October 9, 2003 Drake Morgan[Rupert] Burton 5-2 4th Voted Out
Day 12
"Everyone's Hero" October 16, 2003 Morgan Morgan Michelle 6-1 5th Voted OutDay 15
"Me and My Snake" October 23, 2003 Drake Morgan Trish 4-2 6th Voted OutDay 18
"What the...?, Part 1" October 30, 2003 The Outcasts3 None Shawn 4-1 7th Voted OutDay 19
Osten NoVote QuitDay 19
"What the...?, Part 2" November 6, 2003 None Burton(Rupert)6 Andrew 6-4 8th Voted OutDay 21
"Shocking! Simply Shocking!" November 13, 2003 Rupert(Burton)7[Lillian] Rupert Ryan O. 8-1 9th Voted OutDay 24
"Swimming With Sharks" November 20, 2003 Burton(Jon)8, Lillian Burton Rupert 5-2-1 10th Voted OutDay 27
"The Great Lie" November 26, 2003 Jon Darrah9 Tijuana 5-2 11th Voted OutDay 30
"Would You Be My Brutus Today?" December 4, 2003 Darrah, Lillian,Jon Darrah Christa 4-2 12th Voted OutDay 33
"Mutiny" December 11, 2003 Burton[Jon] Darrah Burton 3-2 13th Voted Out
Day 36
"Flames and Endurance" December 14, 2003 None Jury Darrah 3-1 14th Voted OutDay 37
Lillian Jon 1-0 15th Voted OutDay 38
"Reunion" December 14, 2003 Jury Vote Lillian 6-1 Runner-up
Sandra Sole Survivor
In the case of multiple tribes or castaways who win reward or immunity, they are listed in order of finish, or alphabetically where it was a team effort; where one castaway won and invited others, the invitees are in brackets.


Original Tribes Merged Tribe
Episode #: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Reunion
Eliminated: Nicole7/8 votes 5/7 votes Lillian5/6 votes Burton5/7 votes Michelle6/7 votes Trish4/6 votes Shawn4/5 votes Osten
No vote
Andrew6/10 votes Ryan O.8/9 votes Rupert5/8 votes Tijuana5/7 votes Christa4/6 votes Burton3/5 votes Darrah3/4 votes Jon1 vote Lillian1/7 votes Sandra6/7 votes
Voter Vote
Sandra Burton Michelle Trish Shawn Andrew Ryan O. Jon Tijuana Lillian Burton Darrah Jury Vote
Lillian Nicole Osten Darrah Andrew Ryan O. Rupert Tijuana Christa Burton Darrah Jon
Jon Burton Michelle Rupert Shawn Andrew Ryan O. Rupert Tijuana Christa Lillian Darrah Sandra
Darrah Nicole Ryan S. Lillian Jon Ryan O. Rupert Burton Christa Burton Lillian Sandra
Burton Christa Andrew Ryan O. Rupert Tijuana Christa Lillian Sandra
Christa Burton Michelle Trish Shawn Andrew Ryan O. Darrah Tijuana Lillian Sandra
Tijuana Nicole Ryan S. Lillian Jon Ryan O. Rupert Burton Lillian
Rupert Kidnap13 Michelle Trish Shawn Andrew Ryan O. Darrah Sandra
Ryan O. Nicole Ryan S. Lillian Jon Christa Sandra
Andrew Nicole Ryan S. Lillian Jon
Osten Nicole Ryan S. Lillian
Shawn Burton Michelle Trish Jon
Trish Burton Michelle Rupert
Michelle Christa Shawn
Ryan S. Nicole Osten
Nicole Ryan S.


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