Water activity

Hilton Head Island: Pirate Cruise on the Black Dagger

4.9 / 5

91 reviews

Activity provider: Pirates of Hilton Head
Water activity

Hilton Head Island: Pirate Cruise on the Black Dagger

Activity provider: Pirates of Hilton Head
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From US$ 40.95 per person

Likely to sell out

Come aboard the Black Dagger and join your pirate crew on this fun and interactive cruise. Learn pirate talk, get a tattoo, and battle for treasure in an epic water cannon battle.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Make memories of a lifetime on a fun and interactive pirate cruise
  • Get your own pirate name, learn pirate talk and speak like a real pirate
  • Defeat Stinky Pete, the island’s smallest pirate in a water cannon battle
  • Find the stolen sunken treasure, get the key and win the exciting game
  • Draw temporary tattoos and dress up like a pirate on this adventure
Full description

Treat your little ones to the adventure of a lifetime aboard an activity-packed pirate cruise on Hilton Head Island. Allow your child to live out their craziest fantasies by turning into a pirate with the help of face paint and temporary tattoos. Help find a sunken treasure and defeat Stinky Pete.

Head to the docks to get a new pirate name and learn how to speak like a real pirate. Board the legendary Black Dagger and set sail in search of a treasure. Join in on a race to find Stinky Pete, the island’s smelliest pirate who knows about the treasure map and has stolen the key

Locate Stinky Pete before he gets to the treasure first. Watch the crew man the water cannons and blast Stinky Pete until he gives back the key. Enjoy singing and dancing throughout your journey, as you navigate across the ocean before heading back to the starting point.

  • Pirate cruise
  • Tattoos
  • Face paint
  • Name badge
  • Water cannon battle
  • Treasure
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Sea Pines gate pass ($9 per car, cash only)
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet at the pirate kiosk right next to the red and white lighthouse in Harbourtown.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • This experience is recommended for children aged 2 to 10 years old.
  • A ticket must be purchased for every rider, regardless of age (infants included).
  • No bathroom is available aboard.
  • The local partner reserves the right to cancel any trip in the event of weather conditions the captain deems unsafe.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 91 reviews

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My son loved being a pirate for a day! Overall we enjoyed the experience but it was a bit expensive. I think they should have thrown in the foam sword and eye patch for the price. During our trip, one of the buoys went missing so the crew had to improvise a bit but it all worked out in the end!

October 9, 2022

This was such a fun trip and so worth it to us! Scurvy the pirate absolutely entertained our 4 & 6 boys the whole time. She was funny, energetic and very attentive to all the kids and their safety. Stinky Pete was a trooper and made sure to sword fight with all the little pirates. Our boys will be talking about this experience for a long, long time. Absolutely recommend this!

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August 19, 2022

Kids 3 and 6 years old enjoyed it. One adult felt seasick since the boat stayed in one place for awhile. Swords a must purchase. All pirate extras are an additional charge so be ready. Bring a booty bag for the treasure to be carried home. Bring one per child to avoid fights.

August 16, 2022

Product ID: 395719