San Diego Pirate Ship Adventures At Sea
Ahoy Mateys! How was your long holiday Labor Day weekend? Did you relax and un-labor? Do the BBQ with the family thing or lounge on the couch and catch up on DVR’d TV shows like me? I went through about 8 hours of reality TV I missed while we were away on our trip to San Diego. But, it’s back to work today. So, let’s pick up on Grandma Juice Travels tales with our super FULL OF THE AWESOME Pirate Ship Cruise we went on, shall we?
We had planned to hit up The San Diego Zoo, but from our balcony view at The Sheraton Hotel & Marina all Ethan could focus on was that very cool pirate ship docked right below us in Mission Bay. So, we made a few phone calls and switched our plans around a bit. We decided to find our sea legs and climbed aboard The Treasure Seeker!
(notice his scared to death grip on my chair while trying to maintain the ‘cool guy’ stance)
<insert best pirate speak here> ‘Twas a swashbuckling good time we be seekin’ (I pictured Johnny Depp saying that all smexy pirate like) So, we embarked upon an unforgettable journey into the adventurous pirate world on a very real and very cool pirate ship in search of fortune and glory. It was family friendly, so there was some slight pillaging and only a few rum punch drunks. Sadly, I did neither. Ethan however, did pillage!
(busted for pillaging)
<insert more smexy Johnny Depp pirate speak here> It ’twas a pirate ship adventure we be a seekin, aye… So, we did our best hoppin’ aboard the galleon ”Treasure Seeker” and became the newest galley mates. Aye, we were embarkin’ upon a journey to a time long ago, where pirates battle, oceans are explored and treasure be discovered! (end smexy pirate speak) We took the most magical interactive adventure and set sail on and unforgettable journey filled with fun and excitement.
(and poop deck swabbin’)
We learned to live the pirate life as we explored San Diego Bay on a 2 hour voyage. And let me tell you, this voyage incorporates all things pirate! Mutiny, sword fights, singin’ and dancin’, but ye best be warned mateys… These waters are patrolled by rival pirates. So we were keepin’ a keen eye out! Our Captain Long Beard taught us to be prepared to man a cannon and defend the pirate ship. For if we were victorious, we be splittin’ the spoils of the day!
Captain Long Beard and crew gave all new mateys the full on pirate life treatment too! All aboard really did sword fight, swab the decks, pull a buried treasure out of the sea and dance like only rum punch drunk pirates can! (I really wish I could get the embed code for the video of Ethan dancing to work… OMG I laughed so hard, I actually cried)
And this wench… she blew Grandpa over here a kiss! I totally would have taken her ass down for that if we weren’t under ‘pirate law’. But, I was afraid they’d make me walk the plank.
It was really a wonderful day cruise on the pirate ship! I found out later, the crew is comedic actors but the Captain really is US Coast Guard certified. They never broke character throughout the entire voyage. From the ship, we were able to see all of San Diego Bay and even the biggest sea lion sun bathing on a buoy! It was a good call on Ethan’s part to skip the zoo and swap out for the pirate ship tour! VERY family friendly, full of entertainment and we highly suggest if you’re planning a trip to San Diego, do NOT miss scheduling in a Pirate Ship Adventures tour!