Sailors learn to be experts at knot tying, from securing the vessel with a tight anchor hitch to securing the captain after he succumbs to madness and tries to eat his own hook hand. This Groupon is a mutinous bounty.
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- $35 for a two-hour pirate-ship cruise for two (up to a $70 value)
- $65 for a two-hour pirate-ship cruise for four (up to a $140 value)
Passengers of all ages board a replica pirate ship for a two-hour cruise, during which costumed crewmembers share swashbuckling stories and games. The cruise travels through Boca Ciega Bay, where leaping dolphins are a common sight, and concludes back at John's Pass. Every voyage includes complimentary soda, beer, and wine. Click here for daily departure schedules.
Though The Pirate Ship at John's Pass sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
The Pirate Ship at John's Pass
Aboard The Pirate Ship at John's Pass, sailors do not walk the plank—they limbo underneath it. Limbo contests are commonplace aboard the boat's daily two-hour cruises, all of which showcase the lighter side of pirate life. Crewmembers don costumes as they entertain guests with stories and dance performances, keeping their eyes peeled for dolphins in the waters of Boca Ciega Bay. The immersive experience gives passengers a taste of pirate culture—face paint helps them blend in, treasure hunts test their scavenging skills, and water-gun battles safely gauge their aim. Each cruise also awards its passengers with complimentary soda, wine, or beer. For those celebrating special occasions such as birthdays and family reunions, private charters reserve the entire boat. The captain can even perform wedding ceremonies, saving couples the trouble of finding a minister who can dog-paddle to them.