The BEST episodes of Dora the Explorer

Every episode of Dora the Explorer ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dora the Explorer!

The adventures of Dora, her monkey Boots, her Backpack and many other animated characters. In each episode, viewers help her to go an adventure in an animated world set inside a computer.

Last Updated: 4/4/2024Network: Nick Jr.Status: Ended
Pepe's School Day Adventure
32 votes

#1 - Pepe's School Day Adventure

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/9/2011

It's Pepe the pig's first day of school, and he can't wait for Dora to show him around.

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Dora and the Very Sleepy Bear
30 votes

#2 - Dora and the Very Sleepy Bear

Season 8 - Episode 19 - Aired 4/20/2015

Dora and Boots try to keep a very sleepy Baby Bear awake long enough to get her home for her winter nap.

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Dora's Super Soccer Showdown
38 votes

#3 - Dora's Super Soccer Showdown

Season 8 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/3/2014

Get ready for a big game in Brazil with Dora and the Golden Explorers as they take on a team of monsters in the Big Cup Soccer Tournament!

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Baby Crab
44 votes

#4 - Baby Crab

Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired 6/25/2007

Dora and Boots are playing in the beach, there they hear a call for help from a Baby Crab that is caught in a net. After freeing the Baby Crab and cheering him up, they discover that Baby Crab is lost and is far away from him. Dora and Boots helps Baby Crab get home to his mommy by going through the Sand Castle, through the Snapping Clams and to Crab Island.

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School Science Fair
48 votes

#5 - School Science Fair

Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/7/2012

Help Dora get her volcano project to the school in time for the school's science fair!

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Dora's Rainforest Talent Show
48 votes

#6 - Dora's Rainforest Talent Show

Season 8 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/28/2013

Dora and Boots must rescue Benny so he can tell jokes in the Rainforest Talent Show.

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Riding the Roller Coaster Rocks
49 votes

#7 - Riding the Roller Coaster Rocks

Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/24/2014

Dora, Boots, and Abuela are exploring the rainforest, looking for the secret door to the Adventure Forest! It's a magical forest amusement park that Abuela used to go to when she was a little girl! She loved riding her favorite ride, the Roller Coaster Rocks. Abuela's always dreamed of riding the Roller Coaster Rocks one more time. Dora, Boots, and Abuela are going through the Adventure Forest, riding tea cups, log rides, and swinging trees as they make their way to the Roller Coaster Rocks!

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School Pet
47 votes

#8 - School Pet

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/12/2003

Dora and Boots search for Mimo, the school's hamster, when he goes missing.

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Catch That Shape Train
53 votes

#9 - Catch That Shape Train

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/3/2013

Dora and Boots make a train out of shapes in Boots' sticker book, and they jump into the sticker book to retrieve the forgotten steering wheel before the train heads for the final turn of the tracks.

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Feliz Dia de los Padres
65 votes

#10 - Feliz Dia de los Padres

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/15/2012

Join Dora for a Father's Day adventure! When the Little Kite she makes for Papi gets blown away in the wind, she'll need your help taking a hovercraft and a go-cart to catch Little Kite before she goes out over the ocean!

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Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine
111 votes

#11 - Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 7/23/2005

Swiper is at it again, but this time he is equiped with his new Super Fast Swiping Machine that makes him swipe really fast. Dora and Boots on the other hand being experienced Super Spies, are also being equiped with new nifty spy gadgets. Swiper plans to swipe Tico's presents at his birthday party, but Dora and Boots discovers Swiper's plan. Dora and Boots sets off to stop swiper by going down the Underground River, through the Twisty Tunnel and to Tico's Party.

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Puppies Galore
63 votes

#12 - Puppies Galore

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/20/2013

Dora and her pals accompany a bunch of puppies to rescue a young dog named Little Boots.

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The Backpack Parade
128 votes

#13 - The Backpack Parade

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/15/2008

Dora, Luis and the Backpack are on their way to a parade until Backpack sneezes because of her allergies and drops all the contents of her Backpack.

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Let's Paint! (¡Vamos a Pintar!)
43 votes

#14 - Let's Paint! (¡Vamos a Pintar!)

Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired 8/29/2012

Dora and Boots are painting pictures in Dora's yard when suddenly, they hear crying. In the nearby forest, they discover Pincel, a paintbrush who's crying multi-colored tears. He needs their help getting back to the Art Studio!

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The Mixed-Up Seasons
242 votes

#15 - The Mixed-Up Seasons

Season 4 - Episode 15 - Aired 10/5/2005

Dora and Boots go through all the different seasons to get the pumpkin, flower, snowman and crab back to the right seasont they belong in.

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The Butterfly Ball
80 votes

#16 - The Butterfly Ball

Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired 8/29/2012

Dora and Boots take Mariposa the rainbow butterfly to the Butterfly Ball where everyone gets to have wings.

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Dora and Diego in the Time of Dinosaurs
73 votes

#17 - Dora and Diego in the Time of Dinosaurs

Season 8 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/30/2013

Dora and Diego travel back to prehistoric times and go on a dinosaur adventure.

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Super Spies
108 votes

#18 - Super Spies

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/24/2003

Dora and Boots need to stop Swiper from stealing Isa's cupcakes.

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The Shy Rainbow
150 votes

#19 - The Shy Rainbow

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/11/2005

Dora and Boots are on Rainbow Rock to watch the Rainbows, there they came across a shy little Rainbow (Arco Iris) hiding behind a little waterfalls. The Sun now needs another rainbow fast, Dora and Boots helps Arco Iris overcome his shyness by encouraging him. Dora, Boots and Arco Iris sets off to help the Sun by going over the Troll Bridge, across Sneezing Snake Lake and to Rainy Mountain.

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Quack! Quack!
115 votes

#20 - Quack! Quack!

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/19/2003

Dora and Boots rescue a baby duckling that has magically come to life in their coloring book.

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Boots' First Bike
165 votes

#21 - Boots' First Bike

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/8/2011

Dora and Boots head to the bike shop to pick up Boots' first bicycle.

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Big River
313 votes

#22 - Big River

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 8/24/2000

Boots loses his boot in the river. Together with Dora, they must pursue the boot before it reaches the waterfall.

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Dora and Diego to the Rescue
104 votes

#23 - Dora and Diego to the Rescue

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 9/6/2005

Dora and her cousin Diego are on off on a high-speed, around-the-world adventure to save Boots the monkey! Boots has been carried away on his giant kite by a mighty wind, and now Dora and Diego are chasing after him. They'll need YOUR help as they cross the Ocean atop a whale, swing through trees with singing gorillas, run across the Tall Grass with giraffes, zebras, elephants, hippos, and lions, and finally reach Polar Bear Mountain. There, they find Boots and his kite stuck atop a tree...with a polar bear circling beneath it. Luckily, Diego has his Rescue Pack that can transform into anything they need! Rescue Pack transforms into a rocket sled and Diego and Dora blast off to catch Boots. But will they save him in time?

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The Big Potato
266 votes

#24 - The Big Potato

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/10/2003

Benny the Bull found a magic wand and showed it to Dora and Boots. Benny thought of using the magic wand to do a magic trick by turning a rock into a potato, but the magic wand instead turned Benny into a Giant Potato by mistake. Dora found out that the owner of the magic wand is the Young Wizard, she thought of returning the magic wand to the Young Wizard and have him change Benny back to a bull. Dora and Boots takes Benny to see the Young Wizard by going through The Magic Garden, through The Golden Gate and to The Wizard's Castle.

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A Letter for Swiper
85 votes

#25 - A Letter for Swiper

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/20/2003

Dora and Boots deliver a letter to Swiper when the Delivery Bird accidentally breaks her glasses. Along the way, they deliver letters to their friends that contain different surprises.

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