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The Black Dragon Pirate Ship
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The Black Dragon is a modern day replica of a 17th century galleon. Below the water line, she’s a modern sea-worthy vessel with the latest marine technology. Above the water, she’s a trip to a time and place where the likes of Jean Lafitte sailed the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre, making port here in Port Isabel. Legend has it that Lafitte took refuge in this area and dug a well in Laguna Vista. Local ranchers formed business alliances with pirates who sailed their contraband between the Rio Grande and Corpus Christi. Now, you can sail the same waters with Osprey Cruises aboard The Black Dragon pirate ship.

All cruises include a crew of professional pirates who entertain with pirate stories, face painting, treasure hunts, water pistol battles, sword fighting, music, and loads of family fun for all ages. Don’t miss the dolphin watching on almost every cruise!

The fun starts right off: be sure to get there early for the pre trip entertainment!

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Available for purchase on the ship: sodas, snacks, beer and wine. We also offer pina coladas, rum, tequila and whiskey based drinks. We accept Master Card and Visa aboard Black Dragon. There will be pre-boarding photo ops with captain and crew and the photos will be ready for purchase at the conclusion of the voyage.

Any Top Tips?

Be sure and arrive early (a half hour or so) for the pre-cruise activities which include fire eating, magic displays and other assorted entertainment depending on the time of year. The firing of the 9 lb “Gollywobbler” cannon will signal “All Aboard”. These events take place at the covered outdoor patio, “Black Jack’s” where food and beverages are available.

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Please call The Black Dragon Pirate Ship before you set on your journey, to make sure it is open - we try our best to keep information on the website up to date, but it is always worth checking before you leave.

Also it may be worth clicking the link for The Black Dragon Pirate Ship website, so see if there are any special events or seasonal things to do that may be going on throughout the day.
The Black Dragon Pirate Ship
1 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island TX 78597

Telephone: 956 943 6283
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Adult: $36 to $63

Child: $25 to $38

Free entry for children under: 2 years.


Gates open: Cruise times: Standard 11:30am to 2pm, 2:30pm to 5pm. Sunset Cruise 6:30pm to 9pm. Fireworks Cruise

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