Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise in North Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Water Sports Blackbeard141 Fantasy Harbor Blvd.Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
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Total Price: $28.56 (USD)
TripAdvisor user rating 5.00 out of 5 Based on 1508 reviews


Climb aboard the largest pirate ship in the Carolinas for an engaging adventure your family won’t soon forget. Be on the lookout for unwanted company as you embark on a journey to claim Blackbeard’s infamous treasure. Blast the cannons, ward off the scoundrels, and retrieve the key back from Bad Billy Bones to complete your quest. And that’s only the first part of your voyage!

up to 1.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Myrtle Beach Travel Experts
  • Kids receive a pirate moustache, face painting, pirate tattoo, and whatever treasure they find/earn.
  • Features pirate games, dancing, and singing for constant entertainment.
  • Cruises last approximately 60-90 minutes.
  • Appropriate for all ages.
  • Don’t forget your camera to capture the swashbuckling memories.


from Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise
Ahoy Mateys! Welcome aboard Blackbeard's Treasure Hunter, the largest pirate ship in the Carolinas! Join us for an hour-long interactive adventure your family will never forget it!

Your adventure begins on the dock, where we will transform your little mates into buccaneers, as our super friendly crew will give them a pirate mustache, pirate tattoo, and dress them like pirates.

Once under way, we'll begin the hunt for Blackbeard's Treasure, but we may get some unwanted company! The dirty rotten scoundrel Bad Billy Bones has stolen the key to the treasure chest and is hot on our trail. We'll shiver his timbers with our 16 high powered water cannons and capture the treasure.

Once we defeat the scallywag, we'll celebrate like true pirates with games, singing & dancing and of course a ceremonial opening of the treasure chest so that all the little buccaneers can go home with some pirate's booty.

Each little buccaneer will receive a pirate mustache, face painting, pirate tattoo and whatever booty they earn!

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure to assure the crew will have time to get the kids transformed and the staff has time to get all you swabs together for a family photo.

Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise Reviews

8 Reviews
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Jimmy Alferink
Cleveland, OH
1 Review
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June 2023
Good trip despite the weather. Staff was entertaining and informative
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Suzette Gardner
Bethlehem, PA
1 Review
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"Lots of fun!"
August 2018
This was such an exciting event for the kids and relaxing for the adults. They were entertained for the whole hour and a half we ar this was such an exciting event for the kids and relaxing for the adults. They were entertained for the whole hour and a half. Would definitely do this again.
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Jessica Dillon
Johnstown , PA
1 Review
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"Unique Experience for Kids"
July 2018
Ideal age for this would be 5-10. My little guy was 2 1/2 and, although fun, was a bit overwhelmed with all the action. Staff was great with the kids. It does get hot and there isn't much shade, but you do get pretty wet.
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Kathy Kimball
Sandy, UT
1 Review
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"Fun for the kids"
July 2018
We went as a large family and the adults enjoyed the captain while the kids enjoyed the pirates on the main deck..I would say it would have been sufficient to have sent only 1 or 2 adults (we didn't need 7), but we were there for a family outing and it was fun to be out on the intercoastal waterway.
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Tip: Bring water to drink. And above deck (the adults can stand up there) you don't get wet much at all.

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Diane Hargrove
Louisville, KY
1 Review
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"Grandkids loved it"
July 2018
All of my grandkids loved it (4, 8, 8). Very interactive for kids and adults. Be prepared to get wet. The crew was fantastic.
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Tip: Be prepared to get wet.

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Christina Gusler
Commerce Township, MI
2 Reviews
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"Tons of fun for the Kids (AND PARENTS)"
June 2018
The young kids got to wear bandanas, get painted on mustaches, bears and drawn on tattoos. It was so much fun. When they get out the water guns the pirates make sure to get the adults as well. Dancing and playing games and especially looking for the pirates on the jet skis to get with water cannons was so much fun. Lasted little over an hour and my kids both under 10 loved it.
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Tip: Wear sunscreen and you will get wet!

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Abby May
1 Review
"Blackbeard’s Pirate cruise"
June 2018
We had a blast!! The crew did a great job at entertaining the kids. My two kids were shy at first and the crew really got all the kids involved. They loved all the fun activities !! Definitely worth the money!!!
**bring a towel! You will get wet!
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Tip: Great fun! You will get wet!

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Jenni Fuss
DePere, WI
1 Review
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"Fun for the kids!"
April 2018
The kids had a great time! They entertain the kids the entire time.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise

Where is the ship located?

The ship is located at 141 Fantasy Harbor Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway behind the Boathouse Restaurant and Sheraton 4 Points Resort. Please use designated Blackbeard Parking only.

What time should I arrive?

Arrive at the ticket office no later than 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure time. Due to limited space on the boat, seats cannot be reserved if you are late. Make sure you allow adequate time for traffic and parking.

Does the ship cruise offshore?

No, the cruise navigates the calm waters of the Intracoastal waterway the same as Blackbeard did during his treasure hunting days.

How long is the pirate cruise?

Your pirate adventure will last approximately 60-90 minutes.

What is the capacity and what safety equipment is on board?

Blackbeard’s Pirate Cruise is coast guard certified to carry a maximum of 75 passengers. There is plenty of seating available. Safety equipment on board includes radio, life jackets, state of the art electronics, and full compliance of all USCG required equipment.

What should I wear or bring on board?

Wearing comfortable clothing and bring sunscreen.

Can I purchase pirate gear or merchandise?

They offer a variety of costume pieces for sale including swords, eye patches, hats, telescopes, t-shirts and authentic Caribbean pirate necklaces.

Is alcohol served on board?

No, however, you are allowed to bring a small soft side cooler with the beverage of your choice. Please refrain from opening or consuming beverages while not on board. Consuming beverages anywhere other than the boat is strictly prohibited.

What happens in inclement weather?

The ship sails rain or shine. If Blackbeard’s Treasure Hunter must cancel due to inclement weather, you will notified as soon as possible and rescheduled at your convenience or issued a refund.

Can we take pictures or video?

Absolutely. Guests are encouraged to take as many photos and videos as they like.