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“Excellent & Fun attraction. Really enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pirate's Quest

Pirate's Quest
Ranked #11 of 57 things to do in Newquay
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Get ready to embark on a swashbucklin’ voyage through Cornwall’s pirating past at Pirate’s Quest, Newquay – Come face to face with smugglers, mermaids, and real LIVE buccaneers! A brand new storyline for 2016 will see visitors transported back over 300 years to the Golden Age of Piracy and the dawn of The Republic of Pirates. A notorious band of buccaneers known as ‘The Flying Gang’ have been sent to Cornwall by their illustrious leader, Captain Blackbeard, in hopes of finding new recruits to join The Republic of Pirates. A real LIVE pirate from the infamous ‘Flying Gang’ will help you escape a shipwreck then lead you through the mystical caves and murky streets of eighteenth century Cornwall to the crew’s recruitment base; Blackbeard’s Tavern. Eventually you’ll arrive at the Captain’s Ship, ready to set sail to an exotic Caribbean island and The Republic of Pirates. The hour-long walk-through experience will allow pirate fans and their crew mates the chance to feel, hear, smell, and see Cornwall’s intriguing legends and exciting history. Every performance is pitched for each individual group making Pirate’s Quest an adventure the whole family can enjoy together
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent & Fun attraction. Really enjoyable. Would thoroughly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

I visited this great attraction during my holiday in Cornwall last week with my 19 month old. We both thoroughly enjoyed it! It might be a but scary for some small children but my little man took it in his stride. The pirate guides are excellent & really funny. I'd thoroughly recommend. Loads of fun.

Visited July 2014
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Kiveton Park, UK
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79 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A Swashbucklin' Adventure for all the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

The old Tunnels Through Time building has been re-vamped into Buccaneer Bay. Your experience begins the moment you step through the door, with Saffron the talking parrot (automaton) and the friendly lady on the reception desk in full pirate attire. Our pirate guide was John Hawkins who was fabulous! He took us on an exciting adventure through the caves and the coves of the Buccaneer Bay advising us of who to watch out for on our journey - smugglers, wizards, giants, piskies and spriggans and telling us wonderful tales en route. Armed with our treasure map we visited Crandock Quay, Black Death Inn and bravely took the route through the Sunken Village of the Damned (there is a safe passage out of there if it is found to be too scary for younger visitors), amongst other dastardly destinations. We all made it through safely to claim our pirate treasure. The pirate interaction was first class characterization, with dress, makeup and speech! This attraction is most highly recommended and in fact the children (aged 5, 7 and 11) wanted to go back again as they enjoyed it so much.

Visited July 2014
3 Thank LadySurfinRocker
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

A great day at Newquay well worth the drive if your staying in Devon. Great surfer shops and the beach is nice.

Visited July 2014
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Reigate, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Top attraction”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Was roped into taking my 12 year old daughter by my sister, bro in law and their 3 and 6 year old. Much to my surprise it was a very amusing little attraction with laughs, spooks, legends and facts! (Did pay by card). Recommended for a grey day.


2 Thank Ronnie B
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FlambardsHelston, Owner at Pirate's Quest, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thanks for posting a review - and great to hear you had fun!
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Falkirk, Scotland, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Pirate Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

We were a group with several kids from 7-12 and it was ideal. I agree that it's a little overpriced but we all had a good time. Be aware that they don't take cards. You are led through the caverns by guides who really get into character! It's also marginally educational. Make sure you take the scary path for the full experience.

Visited June 2014
3 Thank JonaAC
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