The other day, we went on a Bluefoot Pirate Adventure in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where we helped pirates find hidden treasure and ward off attacks of rival pirates with water cannons. We learned how to talk like a pirate talk and how to dress like one too!
We are what my mother calls, “a non-stop family.”
I love exploring new parks, festivals, and adventures all around South Florida. Not only does it prevent me from having to listen to my boys fight over the same toy at home, but it creates lasting memories and glowing faces of excitement.
Last weekend, we decided to surprise our three boys with a trip they’ll never forget. We ventured one hour south to board the well-known, Bluefoot Pirate Adventure ship, and we were not disappointed!
From the moment we got there, the crew was ready to entertain. And even as adults, my husband and I couldn’t resist in partaking in the fun. As we waited for the other attendees to check in, Captain Kris handed out pirate clothes for the children while other crew members painted faces and hands. They hilariously lead the buccaneers through a series of pre-boarding events including the rules of the tour, the areas of the boat, and how to speak like a pirate. Last but not least, Pirate Diaz taught us all how to master the perfect pirate swagger to board the Bluefoot Pirate Adventure ship.
Personally, as a Mom, I loved how the crew was so involved with each child. The adults sat in the back of the boat listening to Captain Kris spout off many comical facts about the places we passed while the buccaneers shot water canons, raised the flag, and helped Pirate Diaz navigate the Captain’s map all while constantly screaming, “Aye!” The amount of smiling faces, even on adults, was priceless.
Just when we thought the tour couldn’t get any more engaging, the kids were surprised with a bad pirate encounter. Everyone was given the task to take down mean Barnacle Bill and obtain the key for the treasure. As my five-year-old son watched the smaller boat approach the Bluefoot Pirate Adventure ship, he couldn’t stop yelling with excitement!
The children all began shooting water cannons at Barnacle Bill as he attacked us back with a super soaker while circling our ship. The extraordinary adventure continued, but if I tell you everything that happened, you’ll never try it out for yourself! So if you’re in the mood for some good ‘ole pirate fun, book your own Bluefoot Pirate Adventure trip in order to find out what else they had in store for us!
The crew of the Bluefoot Pirate Adventure thought of everything to make sure that your kids have the most unforgettable time! As a family of five, I have been hesitant to pay $25.00 per person to experience this attraction. But after watching my kids scream with glee the entire time, it was well worth the price.
things to know, before you go on your bluefoot pirate adventure
The Bluefoot Pirate Adventure staff does an excellent job with emailing you the details of your cruise and sends reminders too. Ensure that you get there thirty minutes before departure time to partake in the pre-boarding fun and games. To assist in making your trip as smooth as possible, here are some additional tips:
1. make reservations ahead of time.
This is a popular family day trip, so if you’re not local, it may not be possible to just walk up to the ticket booth and get on. Booking is easy and can be done online or over the phone: 855-530-3400.
Even though kids receive fun vests to wear, they do have to be returned at the end of the voyage. My boys love dressing up in costumes at home, so they were thrilled to own the extra eye patch, bandana, and sword for only $7.50.
4. bring food and water.
Depending on your departure time and the age of your children, they may get hungry. You’re allowed to bring diaper bags and small bags on the boat. The adventure is only an hour and fifteen minutes, but even in that short time, my kids wanted snacks and drinks. There’s also a large, covered picnic table at the marina to eat lunch should you have the mid-day cruise time. Waters can be purchased for $1 if you don’t feel like carrying anything on board.
5. have cash for parking.
It’s only $5.00, which is a cheap compared to anywhere else around Fort Lauderdale. You can also explore the beach side after your adventure and stay parked there all day.
6. wear sunscreen!
In that short trip, it got very hot, which is to be expected in Florida. Better be safe than sorry.
bluefoot pirate family adventures is a fun interactive pirate cruise for adults and children. it sets sail daily on a pirate treasure hunt along the ft. lauderdale waterway. passengers help the pirates find the hidden treasure, learn pirate talk, dress like a pirate, and ward off the attacks of rival pirates with water cannons. a fun waterway cruise for the whole family.