The contestants are "stranded" on an island, the objective of the challenge is to construct two boats that they will eventually use to reach a nearby island where the buried treasure of $300,000 is actually hidden. Once the boats are complete, only eight key-holders will be allowed to board and compete in a 4-on-4 race to get to the buried treasure.
At the beginning of each episode, materials to build the boats, food, information about the boats and some luxury are air-dropped, it's up to the contestants to decide how the food will be divided and to assemble the pieces and make sure their vessels are seaworthy.
They will then have to choose 3 contestants to go into a face-off. In order to get one of the keys to be in the final race and have a shot for the money, contestants must risk it all in this three-way face-offs. After each face-off, the winner receives a key, the losers get a chance to speak in front of every contestant as should why they should stay in the island, the contestants (except for the winner of the face-off) vote on who should leave the island. In the case of a tie, the winner of the face-off will decide who leaves and who stays.
However, the rules of the challenge are given to the competitors as the challenge advances, and the way to get the keys can change at any moment. At the end of the season, the eight key-holders will have to divide themselves into two teams of four, build their boats and race to the island where the buried treasure of $300,000 is hidden.
Host: T. J. Lavin
|Derrick Kosinski||RR: X-Treme||Male||Winner|
|Evelyn Smith||Fresh Meat||Female||Winner|
|Johnny Devenanzio||RW: Key West||Male||Winner|
|Kenny Santucci||Fresh Meat||Male||Winner|
|Jenn Grijalva||RW: Denver||Female||Episode 8||Runner-Up|
|Paula Meronek||RW: Key West||Female||Episode 8||Runner-Up|
|Robin Hibbard||RW: San Diego||Female||Episode 8||Runner-Up|
|Ryan Kehoe||Fresh Meat||Male||Episode 8||Runner-Up|
|Dunbar Merrill||RW: Sydney||Male||Episode 8||9th Place|
|Johanna Botta||RW: Austin||Female||Episode 8||10th Place|
|KellyAnne Judd||RW: Sydney||Female||Episode 8||11th Place|
|Dan Walsh||RR: Viewers' Revenge||Male||Episode 8||12th Place|
|Colie Edison||RW: Denver||Female||Episode 7||13th Place|
|Cohutta Grindstaff||RW: Sydney||Male||Episode 6||14th Place|
|Tyrie Ballard||RW: Denver||Male||Episode 5||15th Place|
|Ashli Robson||RW: Sydney||Female||Episode 4||16th Place|
|Rachel Robinson||RR: Campus Crawl||Female||Episode 3||17th Place|
|Abram Boise||RR: South Pacific||Male||Episode 2||18th Place|
|Dave Malinosky||RW: Hollywood||Male||Episode 2 (quit)||19th Place|
|Tonya Cooley||RW: Chicago||Female||Episode 1||20th Place|