This tour, which has been enjoyed by over 3,000,000 people, is three and a half hours of non-stop pirate fun. Be sure to arrive early and get in line so you'll have your choice of seats and won't miss the start of the show, which begins before the ship even leaves the dock.
The Jolly Roger Pirate Show is three and a half hours of non-stop pirate fun — Photo courtesy of Kristin Busse
The party starts as soon as you board the boat, when your pirate waiter or waitress takes your drink order. This is an all-inclusive tour, so the drinks flow fast and freely.
As the ship pulls away from the dock, the pirate show continues. Humor is family friendly, and the show incorporates music and dance. The whole staff is lively and entertaining, but there is one particularily talented and humorous "little person" from Cuba that steals the show. You'll be encouraged to participate from your seat, and some guests are actually brought up on stage. The views of Cancun's glittering Hotel Zone during the cruise are spectacular.
Be sure to arrive by 6 p.m. — Photo courtesy of Kristin Busse
Your pirate waiter will advise you when it's time to head down to the mess deck for dinner. Be careful: Things may feel a little wobbly when you stand up due to the drinks and/or the fact that you're on a boat. Meal choices include lobster, steak, surf & turf, grilled fish filet, chicken cordon bleu, vegetarian ravioli or vegetarian lasagna.
Kids ages 12 and under can choose between chicken nuggets and hot dogs. Meal choices are made ahead of time, and the color of your bracelet helps the servers to know what you have ordered.
After dinner, you'll return to your seat, your pirate waiter will offer you delicious mini brownies and the pirate finale will soon begin. This part of the show features some very skillful sword fights, special effects and a couple of surprises that we won't spoil here.
The Jolly Roger Pirate Show is family friendly — Photo courtesy of Kristin Busse
Jolly Roger Pirate Show is available 365 days a year at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $85 USD per adult, and children (one child per adult) ages 12 and under are free. Getting married? How about a pirate wedding reception? Private group events catered to fit your needs are also available.
The cruise departs from Playa Linda Pier, located next to the Cancun Theater (Teatro Cancun) in the Hotel Zone at kilometer 4 on Kukulcan Boulevard. It's important that you look specifically for the Jolly Roger ship, as there is another pirate ship that departs from the other side of the bridge.