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.

Myrtle Beach Customer Reviews

7 Reviews
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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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
Verified Traveler
"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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"Wonderful time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2019 NEW
The “crew” members were so engaged with the children and made sure everyone was having a great time.
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"Blackbeards pirate Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 21, 2019 NEW
The crew on the pirate ship kept the children entertained the whole trip. All of the kids got to dress up like pirates also. Even the adults had fun just watching the children.
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"Blackbeard Cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2019 NEW
Nice little cruise for the family. Everyone was awesome! We were staying in Surfside area and were running tight on time (Watchout Drawbridge!) and they were gracious enough to call me and talk me all the way to the parking spot as we pulled in with a minute to spare! Not many companies would do that! All on board were excellent, however Shout out to Billy Bones! Great character and person. My son was on a fishing trip a few days later and as we were heading out we just happened to be passing the pirate Ship early in the morning before any cruises and my boy was thrilled...he yelled Billy Bones and you could tell that he loves his job and yelled back to him as a pirate with an Arghhh while pointing at my little guy. Believe it or not that made his day and for the rest of the trip out to sea he was pumped to see Billy Bones! This means a lot to me as it did to him but for different reasons. It shows me that this outfit does try their best to accommodate families and WANT you back! Thanks again for everything and will definitely spread the word back home!
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Colleen H
"Kids loved it, ages 4 and 6"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2019 NEW
This was the perfect adventure for young kids. I have boys and they loved it. They were given fun tasks from beginning to end so they never got bored. Such as water guns, foam swords, learning dances like the hokey pokey, etc. We sprayed water cannons off the sides at a pirate who stole from us. That was awesome. The only downfall was that my youngest needed to be lifted as he was too short. But it was nice to be needed and help him out. My kids have been playing pirates at home ever since. I definitely recommend this experience!
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"Ahoy Matey!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2019 NEW
If you have a young child who doesn't mind getting wet this is the activity to share with them. A nice boat ride on the ICW that keeps the little ones occupied the whole time.
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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.