Choose Between Two Options
- $17 for an adult Bring Your Own Grog cruise for one ($29.50 value)
- $59 for a 1.5-hour family adventure cruise for four ($98.80 value)
All cruises begin on April 9.
Adult BYOG cruise times:
- Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., and 10 p.m.
Family Adventure cruise times:
- Seven days per week at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m. when available
As passengers check in for the family cruise, the pirate crew of the ship outfits them with costumes, including temporary tattoos and drawn-on facial hair. During the voyage, performers engage the group in songs, dances, and seafaring activities, encouraging youngsters to spray marauding pirates with the ship’s water cannons. Alternatively, the adult ‘Bring Your Own Grog’ cruise allows guests to bring their own libations, or grog, in glass, plastic, or cans to enjoy as the crew entertains with current music, dancing, and games. Patrons must bring valid photo ID.
All cruises include 30 minutes of boarding activities followed by 60 minutes sailing on the water. Cruises run from April 9 to October 31 and meet at the Capital Wheel Pier in National Harbor. Because each trip is limited to 60 passengers, the staff recommends reserving your spot a few weeks in advance.
Urban Pirates - National Harbor
Urban Pirate takes to the harbor to give folks a taste of the pirate life with interactive cruises. During kids' parties and Bring Your Own Grog outings for adults alike, the crew of scalawags and USCG–licensed captains gets everyone into the marauding spirit with temporary tattoos and drawn-on facial hair. They also dole out wacky attire to help guests look the part, lead sea shanties, and kickstart games. Some even sail up on the ship in speedboats, giving passengers a chance to blast them with water cannons. All of the shenanigans take place aboard a 54' ship complete with two enormous masts and 12 water cannons.