The Pirate Ship At John's Pass

The Pirate Ship At John's Pass, Madeira Beach: Hours, Address, The Pirate Ship At John's Pass Reviews: 4.5/5

The Pirate Ship At John's Pass

The Pirate Ship At John's Pass
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Come and join us on board the Royal Conquest for an hour and a half Family Fun Pirate Adventure including great music, a swashbuckling dance party, dolphin watching, pirate stories, water gun battles, treasure hunt, face painting, and lots of pirate fun! Includes free beer, wine, sodas, and water!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Colin
3 contributions
Excellent time had by all.
Jun 2021
Just got off the Pirate Cruise with five adults and an eight year old and had a great time. Pirates Gavin and Brooke and Captain Ryan ensured the kids on board were occupied for the duration of the tour and were also knowledgeable about the surrounding area and attentive to the needs (and drink requests) of the adults.. If you have kids and want to take a breather on a pleasant cruise while they're occupied with creative activities (and a water gun fight), book up. Thanks to the captain and crew for a great tour!
Written June 4, 2021
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Renee O
Thank you for sharing your experience! We are so happy your group enjoyed it. Our crew will be thrilled to hear this!
Written June 13, 2021
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Jamie
Austintown, OH5 contributions
Don’t do it
May 2021 • Family
The boat looks cool from the outside but it’s really nothing special once you get in. I’ve been on the speedboat and the Calypso Breeze and this was definitely the worst of the 3 and its extremely overpriced. The owners should be ashamed.
Written May 22, 2021
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Renee O
Thank you for the feedback. We would love to know specifically what you didn't enjoy about the cruise. Was it the 90 minutes tour around beautiful Boca Ciega Bay? Was it the water gun battle, treasure hunt, pirate story or music? Was is the FREE beer, wine, sodas and water? Or was it the pirates who work very hard to ensure everyone has a great time?? Please feel free to reach out and discuss further. Thank you,
Written May 27, 2021
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Lam4184
19 contributions
So much fun!
Apr 2021 • Family
My daughter is 3.5 years old and she had a fantastic time on the pirate ship! The young guys on the boat were so great with the kids and they had a blast with the water gun fights and pirate stories. There’s also free bud light and wine for the parents. I noticed some reviews on here complaining about the water guns...this definitely is all about the kids fun, but they do keep the upper deck of the boat reserved for adults, so you can avoid the water fight if you wish. This was a great time and we’ll definitely do this again when in Treasure Island!
Written April 30, 2021
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Renee O
Thank you for the feedback. You are correct as we do try to provide an area for adults to hang out away from the activity. But everyone is more than welcome to join in the fun. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!
Written May 27, 2021
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DFS60
Norwich, CT284 contributions
Not great for adults
Apr 2021
This trip is really suited for children given the types of activities and not the best choice for adults only. It is a little cheesy for the price- paper pirate hats, plastic beaded necklaces for "treasure", squirt guns, and lame storytelling. Be prepared as the kids are let lose on the boat to squirt any and all on the ship which resulted in being soaking wet, not by choice. They take a picture in front of a prop and sell them for $10 afterwards.There is wine and beer for the adults and music playing. For adults, there are other better boat tours.
Written April 20, 2021
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Renee O
Thank you for the feedback. We do have an upper deck for those who wish to avoid the activities. Guests are encouraged to participate and to take as many photos as possible during the cruise; however, we do reserve that one spot prior to boarding for our own photo opportunity. Sounds like you would enjoy one of our adult friendly, live music cruises. These cruises are available on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the spring and summer. Check out our schedule online. Thank you
Written May 27, 2021
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karen s
1 contribution
had a great time!!
Apr 2021 • Family
my family and i had so much fun on this trip. it’s great for kids and all of the employees are very nice. (and some are extremely attractive)
Written April 17, 2021
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MrsTeacher68
Riverview, FL58 contributions
Friends visiting Spring break
Mar 2021 • Family
This tour is amazing for families with young children. The adults get booze and a great time while the kids get pirate stories, water gun fights, loot hunting, the works! We had a BALL.
Written March 17, 2021
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Audra Wilson
2 contributions
Great fun!
Mar 2021 • Friends
The dock is all decked out with pirate theme which makes for great pictures. The staff was great very attentive and the captain was really awesome! We saw dolphins and had fun waving at the other boats. Overall a really wonderful experience and I highly recommend to anyone not just for families!
Written March 6, 2021
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John C
1 contribution
Had a great time!
Feb 2021 • Family
We went yesterday and had an awesome time. The crew was amazing. My 3 and 7 year olds loved it! Fun for the adults as well!
Written February 25, 2021
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Renee O
Hi, thank you for the review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the cruise!
Written March 1, 2021
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Kernal
Indianapolis, IN2 contributions
Disappointed in the experience. Great idea with cool interactions, but the photo opportunities are very limited.
Feb 2021 • Family
We were so excited for this tour as my son is obsessed with pirates. They have an adorable little set up to take a photo with that makes the perfect photo opportunity just before u board the ship. However, they are rather rude about taking photos there. Understandably they want to sell you their photo at the end, which is okay, but they literally ruined our experience from the start by being so rude about this as my son just wanted to touch the wheel and pretend drive the ship. Meanwhile they were rushing us to not take any pics with our phones and let them do their one photo. They did that but literally you can’t see one member of our party’s face at all. So they were rude about it, to basically get another $10 by selling you the photo that we wouldn’t buy anyway because of the lack of quality. We weren’t all looking. If the $10 is that important to “your boss” then add $10 to the overall price and call it a “free photo included”. The open bar is likely nice for some, but didn’t apply to our family - so for the $120 for 3 humans and we don’t have a photo memory to show for it with the pirate ship itself / the prop or anything showing the experience we had hoped for - is disappointing. They don’t allow kids on the upper deck, which for safety I can appreciate, but it would be nice to have a pretend wheel or similar down low for the kids to touch / pretend drive. My son was intrigued by the captain / driving the ship / the wheel and none of that was accessible to him. The ship was packed, at full capacity with no real space to “social distance” which is fine with our particular family, but could be concerning to some in today’s world. The 2 pirates that did interact with the kids were fun, truly got into their roles; did a great job of trying to keep the kids engaged while onboard. If we hadn’t have had such a rough interaction boarding the ship likely the entire experience would have unfolded differently, but upselling the client that extra $10 photo was definitely most important to them. We however were there for a true fun, memory making evening with pirates and the captain. We did it once because of the toddler’s obsession with pirates, but we wouldn’t go back to this specific experience.
Written February 19, 2021
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Renee O
Good Afternoon, we are sorry to hear about your disappointment. We work hard to ensure everyone has an enjoyable time on board the Royal Conquest and it is important that our guests are satisfied. The small ship on the dock is specifically for our photo use but we encourage you to take as many photos as possible while on board during the cruise. If you are interested in having a new photo taken, we would be more than happy to do so. Please contact us to set up a time to come out. 727.423.7824. The open bar is a great feature that most enjoy. Since it includes your sodas, lemonade and water, we are pleased to offer something for everyone. We are fortunate to be located in the great state of Florida and are allowed to operate at 100% capacity, which is indicated in our covid policy. We would be happy to discuss this further to clear up any confusion. Please reach out at your earliest convenience. Thank you
Written February 23, 2021
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melhar68
Orlando, FL4 contributions
Great time had by all ages
Feb 2021
We took our 7 year old grandson this past Friday and it was a worth while experience all around, the crew and captain were top notch. The ship was very clean and the crew’s inaction with the kids was awesome.
Written February 14, 2021
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Renee O
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed it!
Written February 23, 2021
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