Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise in North Myrtle Beach, SC

Myrtle Beach Water Sports2200 Little River Neck Rd.North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
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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!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our North Myrtle Beach Travel Experts
  • Kids receive a pirate hat, 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 Matey! Welcome aboard Blackbeard's Treasure Hunter, the largest pirate ship in the Carolinas! Join us for an interactive adventure your family will never forget it!

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 hat, face painting, pirate tattoo and whatever booty they earn!

Please note new dock location.

Tripster Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
Suzette Gardner
Bethlehem, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"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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Tip: Fun and entertaining!

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Jessica Dillon
Johnstown , PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"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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Tip: You get 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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"Fun for the kids!"
April 2018
The kids had a great time! They entertain the kids the entire time.
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"So much fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 23, 2019
Our 4 year old had a blast dressing up as a pirate. He enjoyed shooting the water cannons and talked about it for days after. We had fun right along side him as well
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Vancouver, Canada
"Ahoy Maties....this is a must do if you have little ones!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 17, 2019
Our three grands loved this...talked about it for days! Fun, well orchestrated. Lots of interactive games and activities to keep them engaged.
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Canton, Ohio
"Fun for little kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 29, 2019
My kids had fun on this. Oldest is 10. This is definitely for younger children. Activities included water gun fight, sing alongs, sword fight, mopping the deck and the fun water cannons on the side of the boat.
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Joi F
Stone Mountain, Georgia
"Kids Loved it"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 28, 2019
I have a 6 year old (girl) and 3 year old (boy). They were very excited about this. From the moment we walked up to the boat (face painting + pirate kits) they were thrilled. The kids have activities to entertain them the entire hour or so. They take the pirates oath, engage in battle (water guns and swords ), clean the boat (mop), and most exciting...defend the boat from a bad pirate. They will ultimately find the gold treasure. Great outing and would recommend. **Parent tips**** Bring sunscreen!! A hat!! Shades!! Water!! There is a top deck for parents and infants to be in the shade.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
"Exceeded Expectations!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 25, 2019
We went on the Monday $20 special cruise. It was interactive, engaging and my 4 year old’s favorite part of vacation!! Worth much more than the ticket price! Staff was friendly and the overall l experience couldn’t have been better!! A must do with your little one!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise

Where do I park?
To get to Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise, please use the following directions:

  • Come into North Myrtle Beach on Hwy 17.
  • Take the Cherry Grove Beach exit.
  • At the end of the ramp take a Left.
  • At the first stoplight, take a Right. (Do NOT go over the drawbridge!)
  • In about 100 yards, take a Left at the Captain Archie’s Sign and drive towards the Waterway.
  • The Pirate Ship is down on the Waterway.
Blackbeard's Pirate Cruise is located at 2200 Little River Neck Road, North Myrtle Beach, SC  29582.

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.

Do you cruise offshore?
No, our 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. We have safety equipment on board, including radio, life jackets, state of the art electronics, and full compliance of all USCG required equipment.

What should I wear or bring on board?
We suggest wearing comfortable clothing. You may want to bring sunscreen.

Do you sell pirate gear or merchandise?
We 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 on the property at Barefoot.

What happens in inclement weather?
We sail 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. Please ensure you provide us your contact information for the day of your scheduled departure so we may contact you directly.

Can we take pictures or video?
Absolutely. Guests are encouraged to take as many photos and videos as they like.