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Why You Need to Sail on the Manteo Pirate Ship

11/09/2019 | by Joseph Mitchell | Outer Banks Attractions and Activities

Legends of fearsome pirates patrolling the Atlantic coast are central to the identity of the Outer Banks. If the stories of buried treasure, plundering, and swashbuckling fascinate you, then you will love taking a journey on a pirate ship in Manteo. From dressing up to firing (water) cannons, you get the entire experience with this local tour company!

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Where to Sail a Pirate Ship in Manteo

Have you ever wanted to sail the ocean like a pirate? Well, Pirate Adventures of Manteo allows you to do just that on their fun and exciting cruise around Roanoke Sound. From Memorial Day weekend through the end of summer, kids and adults can hop aboard the Sea Gypsy pirate ship in Manteo for a boat trip filled with swashbuckling activities, like face painting, dressing like a pirate, and shooting water cannons and more! Experience the Golden Age of Piracy of the Outer Banks, from Blackbeard to Calico Jack.

Pirate Adventure Cruises ships out of Manteo at six different times throughout the day (9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.). If your children want to partake in face painting and dressing up, plan to arrive 30 minutes before your pirate ship departure. We also strongly suggest that you book your adventure in advance.

Other Nearby Pirate Experiences

Graveyard of the Atlantic Ghost Tour

After sailing the seas on an exciting Manteo pirate ship voyage, head to the heart of town for the Graveyard of the Atlantic Ghost Tour. This spooky and informative tour gives you an in-depth look into the history of piracy in the Outer Banks. Learn about the legend of Blackbeard, the Ghost Ship of Diamond Shoals, and whether or not dolphins can communicate with sailors. These 90-minute walking tours take place at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.

Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf

Continue your pirate-themed adventure at Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf in Nags Head. This putt-putt golf course features pirate ships, waterfalls, bridges, and more! The entire family will enjoy an outing at this expansive park in between South Croatan Highway and Roanoke Sound. 

Pamlico Jack’s 

After braving a round of mini-golf at Mutiny Bay, walk over to Pamlico Jack’s for a tasty dinner full of classic elegance. A pirate theme rings throughout this restaurant overlooking Roanoke Sound, with a large pirate ship bar and deck. They offer a fantastic selection of food items on the menu that will satisfy the cravings for the adults and kids in your party.  

Discover the Perfect Outer Banks Getawaybuildings in downtown Manteo, NC

Bring your seafaring spirit back to your Pirate’s Cove vacation rental! We offer an extensive collection of condos and houses on Roanoke Island that is perfect for those searching for a fun and exciting Outer Banks experience. Whether you want to stay in the heart of downtown Manteo or our gated waterfront community, you’ll find the ideal property for you and your family.

Start planning your Pirate’s Cove getaway today by booking one of our rentals. We look forward to welcoming you to our island gem.