My family and I recently took a trip to Pensacola, don’t worry I will share more about our experience soon! On our drive in, a 10 hour drive from the Bluegrass state, we saw a billboard for an attraction that went on our list of things to do!
It is called the Pensacola Pirate Ship, my children are still talking about their voyage on the ship!
The last time that my family and I attempted a trip on a boat of any kind was on our last trip to Gulf Shores, a dolphin cruise. Don’t get me wrong the dolphin cruises are family friendly, however my kids asked me more times than I can count if it was almost over.
This was not the case on the pirate ship! The cruise is geared towards children, in fact in speaking with the owner he emphasized that the whole goal is to entertain the kids while the parents could enjoy the cruise. There were some parents doing just that, my husband and I were having so much fun watching our kids that we stayed near the action the entire time!
The pirates are local theater students and they are amazing! They led the kids in learning to talk like a pirate, walk like a pirate, a water gun fight followed by mopping the deck afterwards, you have never seen kids so eager to mop before! In addition they played a few pirate games, had a sword fight and fired water cannons at oncoming ships!
By my watch the cruise lasted 1 hour and 45 minutes and my children were entertained for the entire time! My children are sometimes timid in situations with other kids and adults they aren’t familiar with, this was not the case on this cruise. The hubs and I would have been totally fine to walk away and take in the scenery on the cruise.
The cost of the trip falls into a treat category, but it is well worth the money and I encourage you to plan ahead prior to the trip so that it falls into your budget! The ship typically offers 3 cruises Monday – Saturday at 9:30am, 3:30pm and 6:30pm. The tickets are $28.00 for adults, $26.00 for seniors, and $20 for kids 3-12.
If you decide to go make sure to let us know about your experience!
*All or part of this trip was provided free or at a reduced cost for review purposes. However, the opinions are solely those of the writer.*