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Black Dragon Cruises

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Address: 1 Padre Blvd, Pier 19, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
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+1 956-943-6283
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Voted top cruise attraction in the state of Texas. When planning your...

Voted top cruise attraction in the state of Texas. When planning your things to do activities in the South Padre Island area, a pirate adventure cruise aboard the Black Dragon is a must. Activities includepre-board entertainment, mock cannon battles, face painting, water pistol fights, dolphin watching, sword duels, treasure raids, sightseeing, general hi-jinks, fun and more fun. We'll be looking for you. AARRGGHH!

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Red Hat Ladies Outing

My husband and I had been on the pirate ship twice before with our sons and their families. Saw how awesomely the pirates interacted with the passengers whether they were 4 years... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Carolyn R
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Beamsville
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fun exciting afternoon for couples , groups or families . Kept us entertained for two hour , offered some historical information .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had been on the pirate ship twice before with our sons and their families. Saw how awesomely the pirates interacted with the passengers whether they were 4 years old---16 years old---or 60 years old. I was to host a Red Hat outing and decided this would be the thing to do with a bunch of fun... More 

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Grand Island
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Group of 4- 50 yr olds. Had a Great time, even though it is geared for children. Can't wait to come back with my grandkids! The cast and crew were excellent! They made sure everyone was a part of the show. We saw more dolphins than people on dolphin watch boats! The sunset was amazing, as usual. Definitely recommend this... More 

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Thank Sheryl D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The staff were awesome! Great entertainment! Kids and adults in our group loved this pirate adventure! Very comedic and PG enough for the kids but drinks and fun for the adults too! Five stars!

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Edinburg
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone in our party enjoyed this fun filled Pirate ship. Quite entertaining. Even the adults had their faces painted.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entertainment pirate crew was very attentive to all their guests aboard the beautiful replica of a 17th century Galleon. Pistols (water) and swords (plastic) were used to find the ships booty, but the loot (necklaces) was distributed among all on board. You could also have a bit of rum or other libation. The Captain skillfully maneuvered the ship even... More 

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Byhalia, Mississippi
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thus was a great time. My kids (10, 4, 2) loved it. Plenty of photo ops aboard. The crew is awesome, you can tell they have a passion for their work.

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Thank Janelllle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is designed for children but the parents will have a lot of fun taking them on the cruise. There are adult activities i.e. (drinking) but you will have fun watching your kids. The actors on the cruise get every child involved in the activities and really had fun. They even kept me, the old grouch laughing. Sunny of... More 

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Thank David C
Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first sunset cruise and my first pirate cruise and wow, what a great experience! I don't think I'll go on another sunset cruise for a while because I doubt any other will beat the expectation that Black Dragon pirate cruise has set! The experience was suited for all ages and the staff catered to their passengers from... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a blast! The boat ride was full of entertainment and nature at it's best. The pirates (actors) were great and the sites around us were beautiful. We saw dolphins and a beautiful sunset, while being entertained. We were even able to order drinks. This is appropriate for any age and you definitely get your money's worth! Amber &... More 

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