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Voted top cruise attraction in the state of Texas. When planning your things to do activities in the South Padre Island area, a pirate adventure cruise aboard the Black Dragon is a must. Activities includepre-board entertainment, mock cannon...more
1 Padre Blvd, Pier 19, South Padre Island, TX 78597-6402
+1 956-943-6283
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a super fun experience, no just for kids but for adult too! Ity was totally worth it you can see the dolphins too.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked an evening cruise (5pm) and couldn't have chosen a better time. Sunset views in October, 90 degrees. The crew of the boat were amazing! Interactive, teaching how to speak like a Pirate, act like a pirate, etc. Kids, will absolutely love this! Its...More

Thank digdeep0169
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We all really enjoyed this cruise. We had not done it in previous trips to south padre because we thought it may be two scary for young children but even the youngest ones enjoyed it! The crew did a great job and I definitely recommend...More

1  Thank _shall260
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Super fun and entertaining, great if you have children and trying to keep them entertained. They make it fun for the adults too. Great sunset views of the bay and ended with the fireworks shows if you book Friday or Saturday during the summer. Definitely...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We highly recommend this cruise we had the best time and the grandkids did too. They interacted with the kids made them feel like a part of the crew. The kids are still talking about all the fun they had.

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1  Thank suzieq342018
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The crew was SO much fun and friendly. I would highly recommend taking a cruise on the Pirate Ship. I have to two boys ages 6&9, they absolutely loved it and want to go back again! I would recommend the night cruise with the fireworks,...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

While a lot of this was geared for kids, this was a great time for ALL. The Crew was AWESOME and very friendly!

1  Thank Brian Y
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This trip was a lot more fun than we thought it would be. Didn't meet expectations, this cruise exceeded them! Not just a pleasant cruise around the bay, we were kept laughing by the crew, interacted many times, and even had mock attacks against other...More

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2  Thank Cannonflash
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We went to South Padre on vacation this year, the Black Dragon was by far the most memorable part of the trip. Our kids could not stop talking about how much fun that they had, and we had to make a trip back to the...More

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2  Thank cclayton1212cc
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Our family had so much fun on this cruise even us adults!! We would totally do it again. They kept you engaged the whole time and were really funny even for the adults. I highly recommend them!!

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Lilee B
27 July 2018|
Response from Danae B | Reviewed this property |
No we didn’t not sure if they offer
10 June 2018|
Response from Elizabeth F | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if you go the answer or not. But we had to be at dock at 2pm to check in then preshow at 230 then left around 330ish and go back at the dock at 5pm. It's a long ride but it is VERY worth it with kids