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“Great for the Younger Kids”

Buccaneer Pirate Cruise
Ranked #4 of 156 Tours in Destin
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Welcome mateys! If ye dare to step aboard, and cruise these waters in search of undiscovered treasure, our merry pirate crew awaits you, as you enter the atmosphere of adventure and fun for the whole family. Music and excitement fill the air as you and your hearties board our ship and the crew prepares for departure. We begin our search in Destin Harbor and proceed into Choctawhatchee Bay with our merry band of Buccaneers. Your crew will interactively entertain while training the Scallywags and Lil Bucs the basic skills of pirating. Merriment and excitement continues with sword fighting, water gun battles, dancing, story telling, and treasure hunting. Adult mateys join in with your children, or simply kick back, enjoy the island music, take in the scenery, and watch the little ones have the time of their lives. “Treasure off the port bow!” Someone exclaims and all attention draws to a float line marking treasure buried in the sea. All hands on deck join in to hoist the treasure aboard. Buccaneer is a 100’ Pirate Ship, build in 2012, equipped with 2 restrooms and plenty of room to walk about. Inside the galley, the pirates and wenches serve up hot dogs, smoothies, soft drinks, beer and wine, and other various snacks. Our priority is to create an exciting, family-fun adventure that is like no other. Aboard the ship, safety and passenger comfort are great concerns and you are in good hands with experienced captain and crew. Join us for a thrilling voyage that your whole family will remember as the highlight of your Destin Vacation. Unlock the treasure of your heart and let your dreams come true!
Benbrook, TX
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Great for the Younger Kids”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I have an 8 and 11 year old. 11 year old wasn't thrilled, but still participated. 8 year old enjoyed it. They truly keep the attention of the children and the parents can watch on and enjoy the breeze as we sail through a small portion of the bay. A little disappointed in that we didn't really venture out of the bay. Great to see the kids find treasure. Face Painting too. Pretty expensive, but, you have to do it at least once.

Visited August 2014
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plano, tx
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC!!”
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This was one of our favorite attractions of our vacation this year. The crew was outstanding at keeping the kids very engaged the whole trip. We were amazed at all they did with the kids. We took the 6:00 PM cruise and it was so nice to watch the sun go down over the ocean, it was beautiful. Our kids were a little old (10 & 11) to get real involved in all the activities but they still enjoyed the ride and they did some of the kid's activities. The Boardwalk where you get on the boat has all kinds of activities as well so we spent the day there.

Visited August 2014
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South Carolina
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“YO HO HO!!!”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Glad we picked the Buccaneer for our Destin pirate adventure. Fun for the entire family. The kids were safely entertained by a very attentive crew as we sailed beautiful emerald waters close to sunset. Very thankful for positive & encouraging words from the captain to the children & adults. Souvenirs, drinks, snacks & cocktails reasonably priced on board. Highly recommend! <><

Visited August 2014
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Tuscola illinois
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful family fun!!!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014

We took our two boys (2&4) on the pirate cruise in August 2014! We all had a blast!! The kids are still talking about it & singing the songs from the buccaneer. It was worth the money plus my husband & I got to enjoy a beautiful sunset while watching our boys become official pirates!

Visited August 2014
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Glasgow, Kentucky, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very entertaining!!”
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The crew was very entertaining. They obviously enjoy their job very much. I took this cruise with my family (including 2 - 12 year old girls, and an 8 year old girl). The 8 year old LOVED it and although the 12 year old girls thought they were a little too grown up for the whole thing, I did hear them all singing "We are the crew of the Buccaneer" in the car later that night. LOL I would highly recommend this activity to any family but especially families with children 12 and under.

Visited August 2014
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