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“Awesome experience for the whole family!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Black Dragon Cruises

Black Dragon Cruises
501 E Maxan St - Suite C, Port Isabel, TX 78597
956-943-6283
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Voted top cruise attraction in the state of Texas. When planning your things to do activities in the South Padre Island area, a pirate adventure cruise aboard the Black Dragon is a must. Activities includepre-board entertainment, mock cannon battles, face painting, water pistol fights, dolphin watching, sword duels, treasure raids, sightseeing, general hi-jinks, fun and more fun. We'll be looking for you. AARRGGHH!
Austin, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Awesome experience for the whole family!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

We took our 8 year olds and they (and we) had an absolute ball! The trip takes about 2.5 hours but the time flies! The crew of pirates is so entertaining, you and your kids will be laughing throughout. The view of the fireworks is just ok but the seeing dolphins is a nice extra! We had a great time and strongly recommend this trip!

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“Loved the Pirate ship...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We really enjoyed the Pirate Ship cruise. It is mostly geared to children, who want to be pirates, but it was fun for we older people too. They danced, shared "treasure" with the kids, and came around to paint our faces to make us look like pirates. They also had various beverages on board, to purchase. They took pictures of each group or family with the ship's captain, and they are also available for purchase. We loved the sunset tour.

Visited August 2012
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“So Much Fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

My kids and I had a blast! It was, by far, the highlight of our week on the island. I would definitely recommend this cruise for anyone with young children (probably 10 and under). My older niece and nephew would have deemed it too cheesy, but teenagers don't know how to have fun anyway. LOL!

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“Fun for whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Well worth the cost. The pirates interact with everyone aboard, the kids get to play like a pirate, sword (foam) fights, water gun fights, picture with the captain, seeing dolphins, treasure hunt & face painting. Myself & two kids ages 14 & 5 LOVED it.

Visited July 2012
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Angleton, Texas
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“Fireworks show NOT worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We were expecting a close fireworks show or display from the boat instead watched fireworks displayed in the far distance on padre island , would not have paid extra for that , everything else was good crew was very funny , kids enjoyed it !

Visited July 2012
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