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Part of Our Island

Great views of the area waterway. Wonderful show with the pirates from the Raven ship attacking the... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Surf City, North Carolina
Great sunset cruise to end the year!

Enjoyed the last sunset cruise of the year with captain Dave and crew. Several couples renewed... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Linda S
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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518C Roland Ave, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6687
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great views of the area waterway. Wonderful show with the pirates from the Raven ship attacking the Belle. May be a little scary for small kids. Go to YouTube and have them watch a video of the attack so they'll be prepared and know what...More

1  Thank DPWILSON1003
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Enjoyed the last sunset cruise of the year with captain Dave and crew. Several couples renewed wedding vows which was sweet and very memorable. The drinks were good and a bit of finger food served. Did not have pirates,which would also have been fun, but...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

My husband went on the last Pirate Dinner Cruise of the season on Saturday night. IT WAS FABULOUS!! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and the Pirate Show was very enjoyable. We were a little nervous about all the children on...More

1  Thank tpmontler
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

This show is not for kids, or, adults for that matter, who have any sense of decency. According to the reviews, I thought this would be a fun experience for my four year old grandson and his five year old friend. As it turned out,...More

7  Thank zachnmartha
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The Pirate Dinner Cruise aboard the Belle of Topsail was great. The food was fresh and well prepared and the crew was helpful and fun. My 11 year old grandson was so looking forward to the pirates, and was not disappointed. They put on a...More

1  Thank annasmith0208
Reviewed 13 August 2017

SO fun and funny. Possibly scary for little ones but if they understand "pretend" they will be fine. The cruise was full of surprises. Our party of four consisted of my husband, 22 year old daughter and her 23 year old friend. My daughter is...More

Thank Debra M
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

What an awesome experience. Went with two kids ages 8 and 3. 3 year old was afraid when the pirates boarded but they did a good job making him feel comfortable . One of the pirates came over and told him "sweetie, it's just make...More

1  Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Belle of Topsail and the Pirate Dinner Cruise was a wonderful way to wrap our rainy day! It was our first time in Surf City and we were really excited to have an opportunity to do something interactive and fun. The crew did not...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My grand and I took a trip on the Belle of Topsail and she was thrilled. Have other grands that saw the pictures and are begging to go. Will definitely be back.

Thank sndrpt
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We took a evening ride on the boat up the sound. It was peaceful. The staff are very friendly and the captain is very knowledgeable about the area. They offer drinks while on board. They do different types of cruises. The price wasn't bad. Took...More

Thank David C
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Joy H
17 June 2015|
Response from MdBeachdog | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
It is the food that is on the website belleoftopsail. Under the Captain's Cruise. Food is only served on the evening cruise.
Vernon, Bobbi V
7 June 2015|
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Response from MdBeachdog | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are recommended. In Season the one hour pirate cruise is at 4:00 Tuesday through Friday. The two pirate Dinner and Show Cruise is Tuesday through Saturday at 6:00. Information is available at the website... More