5 Reasons you should take your family on the Black Dragon Pirate Ship!

If you follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter then you know that last week we were guests of Osprey Cruises on not one, but two of their amazing cruises. On Tuesday, we crossed the bridge from the Schlitterbahn resort we were staying at to Port Isabel where we boarded the Black Dragon Pirate Ship. Folks, I am not kidding when I say that we ALL had a blast. I mean, Hubby and I laughed non-stop, my brother flirted with one of the pirates and the kids, well, they haven’t stopped talking about it.

Black Dragon Pirate ShipSo, here are my reasons why YOU will want to take your kids on the Black Dragon Pirate Ship:

  1. The kids talk face-to-face with pirates – I know this sounds like it may not be that big of a deal, but it is so cool. The pirates stay in character from the moment they met us on land, through the cruise, until we landed back at port. Each of the kids got name tags so throughout the cruise the pirates called them by name. Black Dragon Pirate Ship Pirates
  2. It is like you are part of the show – The way the ship is set up is that all of us sit all over the ship and the pirates talk back and forth and to the adults and kids around. They run, they laugh, they fight… and best of all, they heckle the kids and adults, bringing us into the show. the pirates of Black Dragon Pirate Ship
  3. Pirate treasure hunts with Pirate Booty! – mid-way through the cruise they set up a hunt for the kids to see who could get the most pirate booty! A pirate treasure hunt Pirate ship
  4. Everyone becomes a pirate – Ha! The kids thought it was hilarious that everyone got face paint to become pirates!face painted pirate ship
  5. Pirate fights – yes, everyone got to fight a pirate and the kids loved every minute of it. fighting pirates on a pirate ship

There was also a bar with drinks and snacks, a dance contest, and tons and tons of corny jokes to go around. In the end, we all had so much fun that we can’t wait to go back again. So next time you are visiting South Padre, I would suggest stopping by Port Isabel and scheduling your adventure aboard the Black Dragon Pirate Ship… remember, we all go on smiling and come off REAL pirates! ARRRRGH!!!!

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  1. How stinking cute!!! I’ve never seen anything like this. What an amazing experience for your kiddos.

  2. This looks like SO much fun! I know my kids would love it. It would make for a perfect family day!

  3. ARRR! That be the coolest thing I’ve seen in many a day! Seriously. Pirates are awesome. I would go, and I don’t even have kids.

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