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“Perfect Mid Atlantic Adventure”

Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake
Ranked #4 of 32 Tours in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake is a unique, unforgettable experience for your child aboard a pirate ship in the Annapolis Harbor. You will be amazed as we tap into your child's imagination and transform him or her into a pirate, complete with face paint, tattoos, and pirate fashions. Time aboard our ship is filled with non-stop activity, including reading a treasure map, hauling loot aboard, and, of course, defending the ship with our famous water cannons.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Yorktown, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Perfect Mid Atlantic Adventure”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

We brought our 5 year old here for a "big Boy" experience. It was a great time. I think the parents had just as much fun. The Captain played great tunes. His crew painted faces and dressed the kids prior departure extras- eye patches, swords, hats, etc.. The Birthday packages seem reasonable and they have a great place on land for the party.

the helpful Crew, battling bad guys, fishing for loot & booty are all part of the experience. It was really neat. The workers are really fun and enthusiastic. It's fast paced and totally interactive involving all the kids.

Save money by having one parent ride the ship with the two kids -- could save like $25 by doing that!
Cruise thru Annapolis Harbor and take it all in.

Save money by having one parent ride the ship with the two kids -- could save like $25 by doing that!

Visited May 2013
Thank MaceandMo
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Lusby, Maryland
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

I have to say that they far exceeded my expectations on this pirate adventure. My husband and I took my daughter, “Lootin” Leah age 3, for her pirate adventure on September 29th, 2013. From the moment we arrived, the energy from the crew was intoxicating. Everyone was extremely friendly and greeted us immediately. My daughter got to dress up like a pirate and they had well priced accessories to match. The owner of the company, “Crabby”, jumped right into the festivities. He painted the mermaid on her arm and even entertained the kids on the ship. Captain Rusty was very animated and even provided comical entertainment for the adults on the ship. The cruise was well organized and very interactive for the children. They made sure that each child had an active role in the experience. All the parents had to do was sit back and watch the delight on their children’s faces. It was well worth the little money that it costs and we plan to go back next year.

Visited September 2013
Thank Helen S
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United States
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
“Tons of fun! So, why four stars rather than five?”
Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

This is a fabulous time for the kids! I can't say enough about how fun it was. The woman who was the head pirate was so fantastic and energetic, she had all the kids in the palm of her hand. So, why four stars? Well, the bathrooms were atrociously filthy. If someone could have just dumped the garbage at some point in the day, it would have been much better. But as it was the garbage was overflowing to the point where there were paper towels and toilet paper all over the floor. I realize that that bathroom sees a ton of traffic, and kids are notoriously messy in the bathroom. But we weren't even the last cruise of the day, so it might be a good idea if someone could just check the bathrooms from time to time and tidy up a bit.

But do not let that stop you from taking your family on this pirate adventure. And I might be considered a little harsh for giving it four stars rather than five simply based on a filthy bathroom. But they already have a ton of five-star reviews, so I know I won't bring their average down. And I hope that management maybe takes a look at this review and take some action on it.

The performances and the cruise itself, though, are absolutely five stars and all the performers deserve a raise! Truly outstanding!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Karitraveling
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PirateAdventures, Owner at Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
Point taken, we want everyone to have the best experience possible and cleanliness in the bathroom is absolutely a part of a good experience. Thank you for the feedback and we will stay diligent with our checking of the bathroom throughout the day :).
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Metuchen, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“By Far the Best Pirate Excursion we've been on !!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

YES ! I did it.....another pirate excursion! and it was sooooo gooood I had to write a REVIEW !

The staff at this venue and on this boat was absolutely WONDERFUL !
They covered it all, dress up, tattoos, body painting, storyline, acting, interaction with kids, very humorous. usually when you go out on one of these the fun begins with boarding. This gang has it alllow Adorable and geared towards all ages from 2 - 12.......and fun for the adults!
Very entertaining from the minute you paid....... They really knew how to rally the children before and have a fun time during!
Kudos to a Class Act !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visited July 2013
1 Thank jamid6
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Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great pirate fun for the little ones”
Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

This was a great morning out on the Chesapeake for our three boys, two 3-year-olds and a 5-year-old. We coincided with a summer camp and the little ones were a little lost but still had a good time. The 5-year-old was the perfect age. They got pirate outfits and "tattoos" and got to fire water cannons at bad Pirate Pete from the ship, plus find the lost treasure (tied to a buoy in the water), scare a pretend mermaid, and try some pirate grog. The pirate guides were great and made sure everyone got a chance to participate, even the little guys. We had lunch afterward around the beautiful Annapolis harbor. Altogether a lovely day.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank mamapelirroja
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