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“Our family STILL talks about their Pirate Ship adventures!”
Review of Pirates Hideaway

Pirates Hideaway
Ranked #1 of 6 Tours in Eagle River
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 7, 2018

We had the pleasure of being guests on THE pirate ship more than once. Fortunately, the videos are securely tucked into the family vault. Did you happen to hear the college graduate/Pocohantas at the front of the bow, belting out "Just Around the River Bend" as we meandered thru the channel? Did you happen to see the formerly sensible housewife don the black eye patch, fake sword, bandana and talk pirate language for two hours? Did you see the high school kids rock out to preselected iPod pirate-themed music without being embarrassed? Then you might have an idea of our pirate ship memories. I might add that no alcohol was involved, but it is an option for some groups.
All the while, Captain Steve was just calmly manning the boat. I'm guessing he has seen this all before. Something about the ride transforms normal humans into Pirates, whether it is living out their Pirates of the Carribean fantasies, their Pocohantas movie memories, or their desire to see the Eagle River chain from a whole new perspective.
This boat ride is epic. My advice is to plan ahead if you are visiting up north during the peak busy season.
We did purchase tons of pirate garb at the local dollar store before arriving. Our kids set up their own iPod mix, which easily connected to the iPod jack on board. Great sound system, I might add.
We also brought our own food, drink and lots of cameras and go-pro equipment. Great way to see the channel in a relaxed manner. Saw several eagle nests.
Captain Steve also will share the history and geography of the area, if the kids finally turn their swashbuckling music down. The guys enjoyed sitting on the top desk with the Captain.
If you really want to impress the jealous shore-hugging visitors on the beach at the resorts, go at dusk when the lights on the boat show off the torn sails! Quite impressive.
Some of our group swam in the middle of the lake as the pirate ship anchored. Easy to get back on board. Life jackets are provided, but we already brought our own with us. Enough places to sit. Enough places to set your food, snacks down. Looking forward to our next visit on the Eagle Chain to experience this again. Ahoy!

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

A pirate ship awaits you outside to board and have a roaring pirate adventure. get dressed up and take a cruise around the Chain of Lakes. Be sure to stock up on food and drink to celebrate a Birthday, an Anniversary, a Wedding or any other thing that deserves a round of good cheer. Afterwards relax some more at the Hideaway with more food and drink. The ideal place to collect some booty.

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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Fun, relaxing, very enjoyable with beautiful views. You'll find out facts about the chain of lakes and listen to fun "pirate" music. Snacks and beverages. Kids and adults will enjoy this. Big, small or private cruises. It is too bad it can't be handicap accessible but I understand why it can't. We will do it again next season!

Thank clb1265
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

We went on a pirate ship for a corporate work event. The captain of the ship and his crew were amazing and welcoming. We were able to learn about the history of the properties along the lake and were able to travel through several lakes. This was the first time I've been on a pirate ship and it was an amazing experience. The seating was comfortable and the music and drinks along with the costumes and decor made it all that much more memorable. I highly recommend this activity and it would be amazing for a sunset trip as well.

Thank Anna C
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

Our senior "learning in retirement" group thru Nicolet College recently took a 3 hour cruise on 5 of the lakes in the chain. A great time was had, and Captain Steve and Captain Stevo were very entertaining . The day was pleasant and we learned about the chain and some of the wildlife.

Thank Dennis P
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