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“So fun, and we didn't even leave the dock!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Pirates Hideaway

Pirates Hideaway
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Eagle River
Certificate of Excellence
Appleton, Wisconsin
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55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“So fun, and we didn't even leave the dock!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Heard about this from a friend, but didn't plan far enough ahead to get on an actual boat tour (next time, for sure!). Regardless, we were able to hang at the Tiki Bar, play with hoola hoops on the beach, and once the boat returned from its trip the captain (donned in a pirate cap, of course) let us on board (for free) to explore and take photos. We can't wait to return to Eagle River for an actual pirate voyage (there is a cost to a boat ride tour)!

Captain Steve told us they have lemonade and popcorn on board, and you can purchase other drinks at the Tiki Bar before boarding if you want to bring something else. When the ship rolled in, a bubble machine was leaving a trail of bubbles behind the boat as a crowd of happy adults and kiddos disembarked. I asked random guests if they recommended the trip, and everyone gave very positive reviews. We heard you even get to walk the plank!

Visited July 2013
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Awesome and fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

love love love. This is a great place to bring your kids! Authentic and original. Does not disappoint.

Visited August 2012
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nikes il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Walk the the plank on a pirate ship”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2011

a sunset ride on a pirate ship thru the lakes of eagle river. the captain knows the waters well, as he shows you the sights from the water. we stopped in the middle of eagle lake and the boys spent 1/2 hour taking turns walking, diving, flopping off the plank. the girls watched while sipping beverages of their choice, and the seagulls circled above us. theres is music to listen to or you can bring your own, as well as refreshments of your choice. the little guys were able to shoot water at passing boats or the boys in the water. it was a very relaxing and enjoyable time for everone. there is a ice cream shop and a tiki bar and grill where the ship is docked so you are in no hurry to leave. this is the 3rd year we have been here and its not the last, and every year there are more of us

Visited August 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Capt steve was great with our kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2011

Had a blast walking the plank and the kids received temporary tattoos from capt steve. Also the boat was very clean

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niles il
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Pirates life is the life for me!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2011

A ride on the pirate ship in Eagle RIver is a fantastic way to spend time with a group or lg family-for a reasonable price!. As Relaxing or as happening as YOUR group wants it to be. 2 hours sailing the chain, We took a 7pm trip and Capt. Steve anchored in Eagle Lake where we jumped in the lake from the plank! He stragetically placed the ship so we had a sunset background for our pics of the kids 'walking the plank'. We were lucky enough to have the company of another member of the Pirate's Family who entertained the group with her iluminated hula hoop. She was awesome and took time to teach those interested some moves. Our group of 13 was ready to party- we were able to enjoy some SPIRITS! without the worry of DUI on the water! The ship has all the decor and some guests even dress up in pirate garb. Family wants this to be an annual event! Reasonable price; friendly personable hosts [the Strauss Family] and after we returned to the Pirates Hideaway we had our option of either visitng the Tiki Bar or the Ice Cream Shoppe and hung out around the bon fire. A must event for anyone visiting the chain of lakes of Eagle River. ARRRR!!!!

Visited August 2011
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