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“Save your money” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Marigalante - Mexico on Board Cruise

Marigalante - Mexico on Board Cruise
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Puyallup, Washington
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Save your money”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

My wife and I thought this would be a great shore excursion with our teenage kids during our cruise to Mexico. It looked o be promising, cool ship, great looking pirate actors.

We got on the ship and went below deck for breakfast...cereal, really???? Then we went above deck for the pirate show which was cool. A long hour and a half later, crossing Banderas Bay we get to the beach. The beach was small and there had to be 200 of us...crowded. There were only three, two person kayaks, so not all people who wanted to get on one could...my kids and me included.

The water was warm and beautiful, but you couldn't swim in it due to all the jellyfish.

We only were on the beach for an hour and a half before we had to get back in the pirate ship for the longgggg hour and a half trip back to the dock.

Another pirate show on the way back. I do have to give it to them, the pirate shows were cool.

We had lunch on the way back and it was good.

Too much time on ship and not enough in beach. It's definitely not worth the money.

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English first
Anahim Lake
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Marigalante pirate ship booze cruise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

Had a fabulous time, wasn't sure what to expect, and it turned out great! The crew of pirates are fantastic from taking care of every need of the guests to being great entertainers. We went on the evening cruise, definitely recommend this for adults.

Visited March 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
“Great Experiance!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

We went to Puerto Vallarta on a carnival cruise ant had a great time on the pirate adventure! Our personal pirate was Randall and he made sure we had lots to drink and eat. The show was good with a couple of people from the audience in it. The beach was good and dinner was fantastic! the open bar was a great hit on the trip back. All in all this was a great way to spend our day!

Visited February 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great day with the family - arrrg!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

We were 2 families (w/ 3 kids) and my elderly mom. We all had a great day. Our personal pirate ("Crusty") met us at the dock in the morning and escorted us straight to the large boat. We checked it out for a while then Crusty led us below deck where there are long tables and chairs. Our choie of drinks appeared quickly (mostly juices) and food was brought soon after. As discussed in other reviews, the food is OK. It's not fine dining but it's certainly adequate. After we went back to the top deck. The narrow stairs were not easy for my mother (arthritis) but she only needed minimal assistance to go up/down. We were then seated on row benches and a sun-shade was unfurled above us. The pirate started with some singing and got the audience to participate (there were maybe 60 people this day). Then the pirate dramatic story unfolded. I won't spoilt the surprise but it was a good time - filled with betrayal, sword fighting and more! We then arrived at a small island, debarked onto a smaller boat and spent 1-2 hours on a beach swimming, playing (games for the kids) and just enjoying the weather. Now through all of this our personal pirate was checking in with us - would we like another drink? Some water? Anyone feel seasick? Can I get you some gravol? Take your photo? And so on. It was never intrusive - just great service. I even lost my sunglasses when body surfing on the beach and the pirates ran into the water and somehow (?!?) found the glasses being blown around in the waves/surf! We then sailed back to port - the return part of the voyage was relaxing. PS - bring some money for a tip - if your pirate was anything like ours it'll be much deserved! A wonderful day for families - I highly recommend. :)

Visited February 2013
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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Just love those pirates!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2013

This pirate ship adventure is one of a kind. You are assigned you own pirate who makes sure you lays have a drink in our hand and that you are having fun. They work sooooo hard. The dinner is excellent! Just make sure to give your pirate a good tip. At least $5 to $10 dollars for each person on our party. They work hard to keep everyone happy.

Visited February 2013
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