While in Clearwater, Florida last month we took a ride on Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise.  This was the best boat ride I have ever been on!
At first, I was put off a bit by the price, at $39 for adults and $27 for children, this seemed to be the most expensive cruise experience along the Marina line up.  Yet I figured we were on vacation and how often do you get to go out at sea on a pirate ship?  We got our tickets and began to board the ship.
As we boarded we were given pirate hats and the kids got water guns to use later on in the cruise. We also took a family photo with the Pirate and then headed aboard to set sail.
The Pirate Ship has 3 levels, the bottom main deck has a bar and bathrooms in the inner bow, the middle deck also offers an interior section with windows, and the top deck is for adults only and is the only area where smoking is permitted.  The top deck is also where the Pirate Ship’s Captains station is.
Once we were onboard the pirate crew came around handing out Water, Soda, Beer, and Wine.  This continued throughout the entire cruise and was all you can drink!  With the music playing and the cold drinks flowing it was easy to relax, sit back, and enjoy the boat from the moment we came aboard.
Once at sea, the crew brought all the kids down to the main deck where they had a squirt gun right, face painting, pirate stories, a treasure hunt, and a dance party.  The boys loved the water gun fight but Lilly’s favorite part was doing the Limbo and conga line!
The crew was very friendly and great with all the kids.  Once the dance party was over they handed out Pirate Certificates to the kids.  While parents got the last chance to order a beverage. 
From the top deck, the views of Clearwater Harbor are beautiful and if you keep your eyes peeled you may see some dolphins on the horizon!  The cruise lasted approximately 2 hours and every moment was upbeat and festive.
I was very impressed with this attraction, it was a fabulous day for the kids, parents, and grandparents!

24 Comments on Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise ~ Clearwater Florida

  1. Menucha Citron
    July 8, 2014 at 4:22 pm (5 years ago)

    that looks like such fun! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kung Phoo
    July 8, 2014 at 4:57 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks like everyone was having a blast! And they did not even have to walk the Plank!

  3. Joy Candrian
    July 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm (5 years ago)

    Sounds like a fun adventure for children, especially those that are a little older.

  4. Aimee Fauci
    July 8, 2014 at 6:20 pm (5 years ago)

    How awesome and what a great experience for the kids… Love the makeup and the costumes.

  5. Yona Williams
    July 8, 2014 at 6:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Awe…that looks like so much fun for kids. I love the look of the boat. When I was in Florida, my sweetie and I went on a cruise tour of all these famous coastline mansions there…that was a lot of fun. Florida is filled with all sorts of fun things to do.

  6. Masshole Mommy
    July 8, 2014 at 7:11 pm (5 years ago)

    How cool is that? My boys would absolutely LOVE that.

  7. Belinda
    July 8, 2014 at 9:11 pm (5 years ago)

    This so looks like something my Family would enjoy!

  8. Neva @ Retire for the Fun of it
    July 8, 2014 at 9:18 pm (5 years ago)

    This pirate ship turned out to be a very good deal for you family. So many activities and refreshments made is a bargain after all.

  9. Today's The Best Day
    July 8, 2014 at 10:47 pm (5 years ago)

    What a FUN place to go!!! I love the pirate hats!! Super cute!!

  10. LifeAsAConvert
    July 8, 2014 at 11:31 pm (5 years ago)

    That does look like fun.

  11. Anna L
    July 9, 2014 at 12:01 am (5 years ago)

    How fun. My kids would love this!

  12. JaimeLovesStuff
    July 9, 2014 at 2:24 am (5 years ago)

    Ahhhh I would love to take my daughter here! Looks like a blast!

    July 9, 2014 at 3:17 am (5 years ago)

    that looks like SO much fun, my boys would love to go on a pirate adventure.

  14. Laura Smith
    July 9, 2014 at 3:20 am (5 years ago)

    This looks like a lot of fun hope to look them up next year

  15. Sophie
    July 9, 2014 at 5:16 am (5 years ago)

    Oh man! This is definitely on my to do list the next time I get to Florida! I love being on the water, even just for a little fun 🙂

  16. Katrina
    July 9, 2014 at 3:51 pm (5 years ago)

    It was so much fun for kids and grown-ups!

  17. Katrina
    July 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm (5 years ago)

    Have fun! we want to do it again next year 🙂

  18. Katrina
    July 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm (5 years ago)

    my boys are pirate fanatics so they thought this was the coolest 🙂

  19. Katrina
    July 9, 2014 at 3:55 pm (5 years ago)

    I know, when they came up to the top deck to paint the parents faces, I was like this is the best ride ever! lol

  20. Katrina
    July 9, 2014 at 3:56 pm (5 years ago)

    YES!, I was so impressed with how many family friendly things there are to do!

  21. Katrina
    July 9, 2014 at 3:58 pm (5 years ago)

    There were little ones there too, but I would say 4 and up is perfect so that you can let them have fun with the other kids and join in without worrying about chasing them around.

  22. Sojourner Williams
    July 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm (5 years ago)

    How fun. My son would absolutely love this.

  23. Lexie Lane
    July 10, 2014 at 12:39 am (5 years ago)

    This is really fantastic. My son would absolutely love this as he has just started getting into pirate things. He would have so much fun with this!

  24. Elayna Fernandez-Bare
    July 10, 2014 at 4:14 pm (5 years ago)

    I was speaking in Tampa two years ago for the Early Learning Coalition and stayed in a Clearwater beach resort. I really wanted to do the Pirate ship but we enjoyed the beach instead. Looks like a lot of fun!