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Pirate Adventures of the Outer Banks
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  • Average1%
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“water cannons”(40 reviews)
“face painting”(21 reviews)
“pirate pete”(19 reviews)
Pirate Adventures of Cortez is a unique attraction for children located on the waterfront in the historic town of Manteo on Roanoake Island. Come aboard for this magical journey on a pirate ship that includes face painting, a real treasure hunt...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
408 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9815
+1 252-473-2007
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a wonderful experience on the Pirate Adventures in August! The employees did a wonderful job immersing the children in the adventure and keeping them engaged. They also kept the adults entertained with jokes thrown in here and there. Please remember to bring tip...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Our 6 and 5 year old children really enjoyed the Pirate Adventure boat trip. The crew and captain who hosted the trip were fabulous, and we'd recommend to anyone with children of similar ages!

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Our 3 year old loved the pirate adventure!! The crew was great and created a fun, safe, and exciting adventure. We plan to go again next year.

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Thank CLoinette
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Like the title says, it was great. The crew did a great job and was worth every penny. The boat ride is very calm as well for anyone worried about it being ruff.

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Thank Nickfranz1980
Reviewed 28 August 2018

My kids and my husband loved this! It was very well done and kept the kids really engaged. We were running late and even received a phone call from the captain to make sure we didn't get lost or need help with directions.Top notch! Well...More

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Thank luv2bake75
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I have girls ages 5 and 7 and they had the best time. They are still talking about it. This is definitely worth it.

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Thank beth642
Reviewed 28 August 2018

My kids had a blast from the first they arrived!! With surprises throughout the adventure. Highly recommend!!

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

We have been coming to Nags Head since 1970 so it is difficult doing something new. Having my granddaughter with me we decided to go to the Pirate Adventures since she is always talking about finding treasure. It was a wonderful time for ALL of...More

Thank Beverly C
Jared S, Owner at Pirate Adventures of the Outer Banks, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

We are so glad your family had such a wonderful time aboard the Sea Gypsy! Iā€™m curious why you only gave us a 1 star review? Iā€™m hoping this was in error. If it was, could you please change that? It negatively affects our score...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018

These guys were so awesome! They had the kids totally engaged from start to finish. If you have a young child, this is a must do while in the OBX.

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

This was great for my daughter (4yr). She had a great time after she warmed up a bit... she wanted to be a witch instead of a pirate. Lol. She really loved the water cannons and pirate gold. Good times. šŸ‘šŸ¼

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29 July 2016|
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Response from BaltimoreMax | Reviewed this property |
I did not look, but I do not remember seeing any. They were very helpful on the phone, so a call to them should answer the question.
27 December 2015|
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Response from stlmomof4 | Reviewed this property |
Adults and children are the same cost, even though the adults don't participate in the adventure at all. They sit in the back and are just along for the ride (and pictures).