Frequently Asked Questions about Emerald City Pirates
How do I find the ship once I get to South Lake Union Park?
When you arrive at South Lake Union Park, proceed to the Northeast corner of the park, or the Northwest corner of the MOHAI (Museum of History and Industry) building.
Where do we park?
Parking can be found to the west of South Lake Union Park along Westlake Avenue North. There is also parking at Chandler's Cove to the East of the park. Please allow ample time to park and walk to the ship. Emerald City Pirates makes no representations of the availability of parking.
Will I get wet?
Probably not, but there is a chance that some water from the water cannons will blow back on us.
Will I get seasick?
Probably not. We sail the waters of the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Lake Union, which are well protected from wind and waves and are nearly always calm.
Can I bring a pet?
Yes, dogs under 25 lbs are allowed, if they are well behaved and can sit in the owner’s lap for the cruise.
Can I bring an infant?
Yes, all ages are welcome. Because of our limited capacity, every passenger must be paid for, however, infants, ages 0-18 months are only $10.
Where is it located?
The address for the ship is at 860 Terry Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109.
Do adults need to accompany children?
Yes, all scallywags ages 14 and under must have adult supervision.
Is there seating on board?
Yes, there is plenty of bench seating but it’s encouraged to get up and join the fun.
Is there a restroom on board?
Yes, there is a fully functioning head (that’s pirate talk for the restroom).
How long are we on the water?
Scheduled times are boarding times. We have approximately 15 minutes of boarding activities, and we allow 10-15 minutes at the end of the cruise for passengers to disembark. 1.5-hour cruises include about an hour of sailing, 2-hour cruises have about 1.5 hours of sailing time and so on.
Are there drinks and snacks on board?
Yes, we have water, soft drinks, light snacks, beer and cider for sale in the ship’s store. Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
What if it rains?
This is an outdoor activity and scheduled cruises take place rain or shine.
What’s the capacity of the ship?
No more than 47 passengers.
Are there life jackets aboard the ship?
Are there any age restrictions?
On the Family Treasure Cruises, there are no age restrictions but on the Adult Pirate Party Cruises, guests must be 21+.