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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...more
1 Padre Blvd, Pier 19, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Seemed fun for ages 5-10. I expected a storyline and more of a show. It was very informal. They serve alcohol on the ship which seemed odd for a family environment, but whatever gets you through it I guess..

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank wdavis0809
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great fun for wife and I. Enjoyed watching the crew interact with the young ones. Especially noted how safety conscious the crew was, both prior to departure and during the excursion.

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Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Felix N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with 3 late 20/early 30 year olds and my parents, we were a bit worried at first whether it would be a kids thing but we had a blast. The actors are super funny and keep everyone engaged throughout the cruise with water...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank tommytorce
Reviewed December 28, 2018

The crew made sure everyone got involved and had a good time. The kids really enjoyed getting certified as pirates and the adults learned about the area. Everyone enjoyed the dolphins and pelicans.

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Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Resort64950211804
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Amazing. I was laughing the entire time. Fun, interactive. My 6 year old, 18 year old, and my husband and I all had a blast. I would highly recommend!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank RoadtrippinJennifer
Reviewed October 16, 2018

It was a super fun experience, no just for kids but for adult too! Ity was totally worth it you can see the dolphins too.

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Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank samiruegas
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We booked an evening cruise (5pm) and couldn't have chosen a better time. Sunset views in October, 90 degrees. The crew of the boat were amazing! Interactive, teaching how to speak like a Pirate, act like a pirate, etc. Kids, will absolutely love this! Its...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank digdeep0169
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We all really enjoyed this cruise. We had not done it in previous trips to south padre because we thought it may be two scary for young children but even the youngest ones enjoyed it! The crew did a great job and I definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank _shall260
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

Super fun and entertaining, great if you have children and trying to keep them entertained. They make it fun for the adults too. Great sunset views of the bay and ended with the fireworks shows if you book Friday or Saturday during the summer. Definitely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 4, 2018

We highly recommend this cruise we had the best time and the grandkids did too. They interacted with the kids made them feel like a part of the crew. The kids are still talking about all the fun they had.

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Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank suzieq342018
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Lilee B
July 27, 2018|
Response from Danae B | Reviewed this property |
No we didn’t not sure if they offer
June 9, 2018|
Response from Elizabeth F | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if you go the answer or not. But we had to be at dock at 2pm to check in then preshow at 230 then left around 330ish and go back at the dock at 5pm. It's a long ride but it is VERY worth it with kids