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!!
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