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“Tons of fun and great views of the city.”
Review of Urban Pirates

Urban Pirates
Ranked #1 of 41 Tours in Baltimore
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Urban Pirates is Baltimore's Swashbuckling Adventure aboard the Pirate Ship Fearless. Offering daily Family Adventure Cruises, Adult 'Bring Your Own Grog' Adventures, Birthday Parties for all ages, Charters for all occasions and much more! Sailing Baltimore's Inner Harbor out of historic Fells Point, climb aboard for and adventure sure to bring out your inner pirate with songs, dances, blasting water cannons, and of course TREASURE. Aaargh!Reservations Required.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Stroller parking
Baltimore, Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tons of fun and great views of the city.”
Reviewed May 30, 2011

Despite living in Baltimore for the past several years, my significant other and I had never heard of Urban Pirates. We were intrigued by the Groupon offer ($10 for a 1-hour, adult "BYOG" cruise admission) and bought 2. We made reservations for a busy weekend (very easy, just required a quick phone call) and decided on a 9pm cruise on a Saturday night. It's BYO, so you bring whatever you want - beer, wine, mixed drinks, soda, whatever - they provide cups and ice.

You arrive 30 minutes early, check in, get a free shot-glass-on-a-lanyard, and get on the boat. Once you're on board the party starts - drinks are flowing, costume gear abounds, temporary tatoos are placed, and you receive an official nickname. The obligatory safety message takes about 2 minutes, and then you're off.

The cruise itself takes you all around Baltimore Harbor, which (day or night) has some great views of the city not accessible by land. The tour around the harbor alone was worth the price of admission. Additionally there's music, dancing, and the energetic crew gets you to participate in fun activities like hot-potato with coconuts (where, to win a shot of rum, you have to announce your favorite pirate vocabulary) to the limbo under the captain's cutlass. You also get to blast the "land-lubbers" with water cannons. My only regret is that the cruise didn't last longer!

This is the ideal activity for a birthday or bachelor/bachelorette party - anything with a large group and lots of drinking and merry-making. I will definitely go back - next time with a larger group!!

Visited May 2011
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Baltimore MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great GRAAARHG!”
Reviewed May 28, 2011

Had a great time on The Fearless. Went on a groupon but would have paid full price if I had known how much fun it would be. The crew,Captain Bones, Clumsy Carl, Moody Mary and Dreadlocks were all terrific. The other voyagers were also entertaining. It is a great way to see the city from another angle. Even though we were much older than most of the other pirates we had a great time and can't stop talking about what a great experience it was. FUN FUN FUN!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“ARRRRGGGHHH, twas a fine time!”
Reviewed May 25, 2011

We went on one of the BYOG (Bring Your Own Grog) boat trips, and had a GREAT TIME.

The crew was really fun and high energy, great in character, fun games, free shots of rum, a battle against another pirate ship with water canons -- who could ask for more!

Visited May 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
“Best birthday party ever!”
Reviewed May 23, 2011

We had a party on the boat for our 5yr old son. It was amazingly fun! I had no idea it would be that fun! These are some partying pirates. My friends and I are planning on booking an adult cruise because of it. Sooo fun!!
Nikki

Visited May 2011
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“yo ho, you must go!”
Reviewed May 22, 2011

Had my son's 4th birthday aboard the Fearless, best birthday ever!
The kids could not stop talking about their pirate adventure and kept using their newly given priate names!
We had a GREAT time.

Visited May 2011
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