Dark Star Pirate Cruises

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In a Nutshell

  • Family-friendly adventure
  • Treasure hunt, face painting, games & music
  • Several tours daily

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 17, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 3 per visit. Reservation required, subject to availability. 24hr cancellation policy required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Contrary to popular belief, not all pirates have peg legs, carry a pet parrot, or would turn down a dry vermouth for a bottle of rum. Learn scores of salty facts with today's Groupon: for $11, you get a one-hour pirate-themed cruise from Dark Star Pirate Cruises (a $22 value) in Wildwood.

A member of The Starlight Fleet, the 50-foot Dark Star whisks patrons away for an hour of swashbuckling open-sea adventures. During the cruise, the costumed crew of authentically outfitted pirates gives guests a full run-down in the buccaneer arts, teaching voices the slang of the high seas and regaling ears with scurvy-proofing stories and music. Fledgling sea-scourges may join in on family-friendly activities including face painting, a scavenging treasure hunt, and a historically accurate water-cannon battle. Admission also grants each passenger a pirate eye patch to better blend in on the boat or during partial solar eclipses. Tours depart seven times daily starting June 11, with a limited weekend schedule until then.

The Starlight Fleet

The ships that comprise The Starlight Fleet's squadron of vessels each transport passengers across the waves on a variety of sea adventures. The Starlight ferries fisherman on four-hour excursions to hook sea bass, flounder, croakers and triggerfish, the captain using sonar, GPS, and a knowledge of the currents to identify prime fishing real estate. The Atlantic Star typically serves as a whale-watching vessel and is kitted out with a snack-filled galley and a touch tank filled with horseshoe crabs and other local sea life.

The company even boasts its very own pirate ship, The Dark Star, a custom-designed vessel built by Naval Architect Michael LeMole. It takes passengers on swashbuckling adventures during which they learn what a swash is and how to buckle it, as well as participate in treasure hunts and face painting.

Customer Reviews

So much fun for family! Saw so many dolphins!!!!! Excellent & friendly crew
Patricia D. · 7 hours ago
Great staff. Very knowledgeable. Well run operation.
Bruce D. · 10 hours ago
Great time for kids and adults
Jennifer B. · a day ago

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