Puerto Vallarta Pirate Sailing Cruise

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  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Terminal Maritima API, Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Las Glorias, 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Your time in port in Puerto Vallarta will be well-spent on the Banderas Bay pirate sailing shore excursion. On this family-friendly sailing adventure, youll play games and other activities on the pirate ship as you sail through Banderas Bay on your way to a secluded beach. Youll anchor at the beach and spend time kayaking and snorkeling before jumping back on the ship and sailing back to the Vallarta Marina dock.


  • Family friendly
  • Led by a local guide
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

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Your Puerto Vallarta pirate cruise through Banderas Bay sets sail at 9am. This shore excursion will take you on a family-friendly adventure filled with the pirates of the seven seas. The fun starts with interactive games and contests aboard the ship as you sail through Banderas Bay.

On your way to the secluded Majahuitas beach the land of the pirates a mock pirate battle will take place. Captain Sam fights with the treasonous pirate Shrek, who tries to seize the ship. Have a ball while discovering who wins this action-packed battle on the Bahia de Banderas.

When you arrive at Majahuitas, you'll enjoy a variety of beach activities like snorkeling, boogie-boarding, kayaking or riding the banana boat. There are also beach volleyball and childrens games, or you can just hang out on the soft sandy beach and catch some sun.

Once you return to the ship, a delicious lunch is served (chicken cordon blue, fish fillet, and hot dogs and hamburgers for kids). After lunch, the fun continues with more music, games and surprises for the entire family.

With excellent service and guaranteed fun, the Puerto Vallarta Banderas Bay pirate sailing cruise is a fantastic shore excursion for families in port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to Puerto Vallarta for your ships departure. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.


Pirate cruise

Pirate show

Games and contests

Use of snorkeling equipment


Entry/Admission - Marigalante

Entry/Admission - Majahuitas Beach



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

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  • 24-Nov-2022

    Check out this review of Pirate Ship Vallarta on Tripadvisor: https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g150793-d1575698 -r869517701-Pirate_Ship_Vallarta-Puerto_Vallarta.html

  • 18-Oct-2022

    Poor experience, mostly forgotten by personal pirate during experience. Ship smelled like a dirty locker and kids could barely stomach eating on the ship. Show was kinda funny, and the beach was nice, but at the end of the tour my personal pirate took my tip that was meant for the whole crew and said it was for him. Like a true pirate! Pretty lame, would not go again.

  • 25-Aug-2022

    This is cute for ages 8 and below and should be marketed as that age limit. The biggest reason for the rating is you MUST fluently speak Spanish inorder to fully enjoy the experience and understand instructions. Grey Line & Viator sell it as English, and the ship itself may claim its bilingual, but about 90% is in pure Spanish with about 10% repeated in English. They don't even consider your language when assigning your group or Pirate. The check in process and intin is not well communicated by Grey Line Tours at all. You just need to figure out when to show up and how to navigate the terminal. Generally Speaking, you can show up as early as 7:45am but you must be checked in by 9am. There is a building OUTSIDE of the Marina you need to go to for check in and paying port fees. Port fees are NOT INCLUDED though the trip through Viator says they are. It is only 30 Pesos per person however. Also, you must have an ID with you. Once aboard, you get crammed in with lots of people very tightly. There is little air and its HOT with all the people. You sit at dock for a couple hours before actually leaving, but have the opportunity to eat breakfast at somepoint in the window. The mess hall area for eating is tough. It smells horrible (non-food smells) and is very hot...you need to muster through for both Breakfast and Lunch. Once you depart, the trip is slow. The pirate show itself is cute, and the younger ages loved it. Though it is mostly in Spanish you can get the gist as a non-speaker. Once you are almost to the island, this is where it breaks down. Hardy any of the instructions are repeated in English and you are not sure what you are in for...You will need to ask other tourists for help. Snorkeling: You need to commit to snorkeling on the ship, and they inform you on the boat that you must be able to swim 250 meters to do this. I didn't know how big that was but figured its can't be that bad. IT IS! It took about 15 minutes of straight swimming to do this, but they only give you 10 mins for snorkeling. If you are going to do this, you really should demand a lifejacket that fits properly. (They hand them out at the begining just randomly.) The other issue with snorkeling, you are unable to take ANYTHING to the island. No towel, camera, money, etc as they drop you in the water and your stuff you have to leave on the ship. Maybe, if your pirate is attentative and /or speaks your language you could ask they bring to the island for you, but we rarely saw ours. Anyhow, the fish are plentiful, they feed them to ensure you get to see a lot, but causes for a lot of fish waste in the water. There are no colorful corals/reefs really to look at. Island: This is open bar and probably the main draw. You are given chairs that your Pirate services (if they are not assigned to an activity). There were banana boat rides, and some games....mainly tug of war. We did NOT do the treasure hunt as it was clear it was for 5yrs and below. Other than that its sitting and day drinking. After about 2 hours on the island, its time to depart. You load up on the ship, get crammed in again, and then each pirate group gets called down for lunch. Lunches were ok, but the smell of the hull is so tough. There is no real show for the ride back once your lunch is done, but they do have the kids play games which are cute and entertaining. Final notes: Wear your swimsuits (no good changing areas on ship, bathroom stalls are small). Bring non-sprayable sunscreen (you are crammed in so tightly there is no way to use spray). Bring snacks and/money for theirs. Bring coins to tip bathroom lady. Skip the experience if your child is over the age of 8.

  • 09-Aug-2022

    We had a great time and the staff went above and beyond! It was fun and entertaining the whole time as well as we felt safe the whole trip.

  • 18-Jul-2022

    Such a great experience for solo, couples, family, friends Such great people !!! Food was so good, the island, cruise & entertainment on board

  • 12-Jul-2022

    The cruise started out a bit slow, meaning it took awhile to get people organized, etc, but once things got underway, we had a blast! The staff did an amazing job keeping everyone happy and engaged! Thanks so much!

  • 21-Jun-2022

    This is a long day! But If you can handle that this is a great activity for families with kids I would say 8 and up. Definitely fun for teens too. The show is cheesy at times but they are so funny it makes up for it. But the little ones could hang too if needed- The customer service is 100! You are assigned your own “pirate” for the day and they take amazing care of you making sure you have drinks, food etc. Our pirate “Dragon” was excellent and gracious and took note that our child has sensory issues and is a picky eater and offered us accommodations. Our ticket included full lunch and breakfast. You travel to a remote beach. A few things to note- bring your own towels and extra snacks for the kids. Get rest the day before and after. There’s also plenty of drinks all day if that’s your thing.

  • 18-Jun-2022

    The Crew and performers made it such an awesome experience. They literally have the best service and are totally committed to their performance. As soon as ”Bruce” did a half gainer off a five foot platform I knew it was going to be awesome. Dragon, our Pirate Guide was so great. He made sure we had everything we needed. Oh yeah we also did a back flip from like 10 feet up to the deck. The Captain and Bruce had every one laughing and in great spirits the whole time. The beach is great with snorkeling, banana boat rides, and an open bar for the parents with all types of refreshments alcohol and non alcohol drinks. The food for breakfast was solid and the lunch was solid as well, I had the Ribs. I didn’t know what to expect but I definitely am so glad my kids and wife got to experience it! Thank you to the whole crew!

  • 17-Jun-2022

    We took the night tour and had a great time! The food was great and the entertainment fun! Our server, Dagger, was friendly and efficient. The show was fun and "Jack" was adorable and believable!! I will take again if I am in PVR. I am also a travel agent and will recommend to clients!

  • 15-Jun-2022

    This is an absolutely great day for families. These guys work their tail off, putting on a fantastic show, then doubling as crew and service team, taking care of the customers for the entire day. The ship is cool, the show is funny, and the day at the beach is a safe place for kids to swim and play. We were impressed with the pirates, and how attentive they were to our needs. My only criticism would be the food. Breakfast was good, but lunch was poor. I had the ribs, and they were awful. To be fair, other meal options looked much better. The lobster looked best - it might be worth it to spring for the premium. Second, the boat rocks a lot. Take Dramamine before you leave!! They give it out on the boat, you should take it. We did, and we were fine, but those who did not were getting sea sick. All in all, an awesome day that I would highly recommend to anyone.

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