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Ships a Caravel full of Petards.
—In-game description

Exploration Fleet is a Consulate shipment in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that can be sent by Indians and Japanese if they choose the Portuguese as their ally once the Fortress Age is reached. It ships a Caravel with three Petards in it.


The Caravel can play various roles, such as scouting, fishing, harassing Fishing Boats but most important of all, it can be used to sneak the Petards to a spot behind the enemy lines (just beware of shore defenses), and after the Petards disembark, they can be ordered to attack buildings of the player's choice.

Consulate shipments and technologies
Consulate british British2 Surgeons · 4 Spies · 5 Petards · British Brigade
Consulate dutch DutchChurch Wagon · Bank Wagon · Arsenal Wagon · Livestock Pen Wagon · Dutch Brigade
Consulate french FrenchFood Crates · Wood Crates · Coin Crates · French Brigade
Consulate germans GermansFood Trickle · Wood Trickle · Coin Trickle · German Brigade
Consulate japanese IsolationMilitary Rickshaw · Bushido Principles · Clan Offerings · Meiji Restoration
Consulate ottomans Ottomans6 Azaps · 4 Villagers · 2 Great Bombards · Ottoman Brigade
Consulate portuguese PortugueseFishing Fleet · Exploration Fleet · Expeditionary Fleet · Portuguese Brigade
Consulate russians RussiansBlockhouse Wagon · Fort Wagon · Factory Wagon · Russian Brigade
Consulate spanish SpanishMerchant Marine · Nanban Trade · Bullionism · Spanish Brigade