Pirates of Charleston
Pirates of Charleston
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Pirate Adventure Cruise: Take your kids on a swashbuckling adventure on this thrill seeking, high seas voyage into the Historic Ashley River. All ages are invited though! Once aboard the Black Ghost every child will be transformed into an official member of the Black Ghost Crew. The activity is nonstop with songs to sing, water cannons to blast, treasure to find, maps to read and Sneaky Pete battles. There is no time for lolligagin! Adult Private Cruise : Take your favorite people to a private party on the water. We navigate the historic Ashley River and Charleston Harbor where the glory of the Lowcountry comes alive! See landmarks such as the Ravenel Bridge, Patriots Point, Fort Sumpter and the historic Charleston Battery from the harbor waters of Charleston. Bring your own food and drinks and cruise with today!
Charleston, South Carolina

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2023

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redhare54
Moncks Corner, SC421 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Well done experience for our 3 and 5 year old grandchildren. The "pirates" were amazing and very entertaining and the time (90 minutes) was perfect for their attention span. My only "complaint" is the fact that you pay $10 for the sword and hat combo, I personally think it would be better if they upped their price and just included that for all kids. Would do it again without missing a beat.
Written June 22, 2021
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Written June 22, 2021
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VoyageuseCEC
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Super fun! At first my kids (9 y.o.) were worried that it would be too geared to little ones, but they had an an absolute blast. The guys were really energetic and enthusiastic, got all of the kids involved, and the trip itself was very well designed with different activities and truly constant fun. All of the parents seemed to enjoy it as much as the kids. I really appreciated how much effort the guys put in to make sure everyone (boys and girls; all ages) had a great time. Definitely worth the money and I highly recommend!
Written July 10, 2020
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Holly L
Wilson, NC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Captain and his crew made our voyage exciting with treasure maps, a story line, cannons, water guns, swabbing the deck, and more! We also had a wonderful time boating up the river, where we saw dolphins. My 3 young children were engaged the whole time. The captain and crew went above and beyond to give us a true pirate experience (complete with pirate names and treasure)! I would definitely recommend!
Written July 11, 2020
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lilwendigirl
Downingtown, PA143 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
This was supposed to be one of the highlights of our trip for our 5 and 8 year old. They were so excited to be pirates and I was so sure based on previous posts and pics they were going to love it. We booked two weeks ahead of time and got the full packages. At 10 pm the night before our booking I got a text message telling me the it was cancelled. They offered a refund or reschedule. After texting a few times to discuss reschedule options during our limited one week vacation I simply opted for the refund. They refunded me the next day.

I get that things come up but IMO this sucked. Kids cried, threw our plans for the next two days up in the air. With CV19 everything around Charleston for the kids requires timed tix right now so we already had the remaining mornings booked and paid for at other attractions. Very disappointed .
Written August 27, 2021
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We’re sorry for the cancellation. Things do come up that keep us off of the water. We understand the inconvenience and upset children that this causes and we do our best to cruise at all scheduled times. Once again, we’re sorry to have had to cancel. Thank you.
Written August 28, 2021
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Craig T
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We had the best time ever of this pirate adventure cruise! The length of the cruise (1.5 hours) was just the right amount of time, and the crew were super engaging the entire trip. The kids followed the treasure map, protected the ship using water cannons from an approaching scallywag, and found the treasure. This is a must do for families! Our kids (ages 5 and 7) haven’t stopped talking about it yet!
Written June 28, 2021
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That’s great! Thank you!
Written June 28, 2021
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myth52022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
My wife and I took our 3 kids (ages 5, 8, and 10). We all loved the boat ride. Our oldest went on it 3 years ago and he loved it just as much as the first time. The crew does an amazing job with the kids and keeps them (and the parents) entertained for the whole 1.5 hour ride. I would strongly recommend booking them for a young child's birthday party or other special event. This would also be a great way to spend an afternoon with your kids while visiting Charleston as a tourist.
Written June 28, 2022
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Written July 1, 2022
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CaptSkipperK
Isle of Palms, SC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
This was the PERFECT "show" to bring my 3 year old to! It was engaging, interactive and kept his attention the entire time. They have everything timed perfectly so that the kids are always moving and playing along with the story. They honestly should be charging more for the value they provide! If you're on the fence about buying a ticket...stop thinking and just do it! The only constructive criticism I would give is that I do wish they would include the "pirate pack" in with the ticket price instead of having it as an add on at check in.When you arrive you feel the pressure to pay the extra $10 for the sword, pirate hat, coins etc so I do think they just should charge more and include that - It's just a cleaner transaction and avoids any potential awkwardness. But that is just personal preference :) This was amazing and I will DEFINITLY be bringing my son again with friends!!!!
Written August 7, 2021
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Written August 8, 2021
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Amanda Lenar
Greenville, SC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We had the BEST time on our Pirate Adventure this weekend. Safety measures were taken into account and it was an awesome experience from start to finish - no one broke character and they worked hard to engage everyone aboard the ship. Very creative ways to entertain everyone in between fights with Sneaky Pete, and such great attention to detail has been put into place. Highly recommend if you have little ones (would say 8 and under); our son was VERY invested in the adventure and still believe he's the richest person in the house with his pirate's treasure money!
Written September 8, 2020
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DG1222021
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Overall, it was a great experience! However, if your child is sensitive to loud voices, this might not be best for you. The pirates "yell" a lot while in character and have the kids chant back. It was all in good fun, but my little was afraid of the yelling. Also, would recommend for 4+ The price is the same for any child over 1, but I felt the experience was a little to much for my toddlers. While they did enjoy it, they did not get our money out of it. We would consider again in a couple of years when they are closer to 5.
Written July 17, 2023
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Written July 18, 2023
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Rosemarie A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This was a great way to celebrate our grandson’s fifth birthday. He was so excited to have a ‘pirate party’ and the Captain and his mate didn’t disappoint. The group of 3-7 year olds ( and the adults) were highly entertained. The entire experience was interactive for the kids and they made sure all were included throughout. There is a narrative that kept their attention and the fact that they could participate made for a lot of fun for all. Would highly recommend.
Written July 10, 2021
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Written July 11, 2021
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