Pirates have invaded National Harbor and are ready to kidnap kids of all ages for fun Family Adventure Cruises.
The Urban Pirate ship “Relentless” has docked at National Harbor’s waterfront and will run pirate cruises on weekends through June 15 and daily after that throughout the summer.
The Family Adventure Cruise offers interactive pirate activities for the whole family such as games, songs, blasting of the water cannons and a hunt for stolen treasure. Participants can don pirate vests, put on tattoos and have facial hair drawn-on as part of the experience. They are also encouraged to wear their own pirate attire.
Each cruise runs 1 ½ hours with the first half-hour spent on boarding activities followed by an hour of sailing out on the Potomac River. Boarding takes place at the Capital Wheel Pier. The cost is $22 per person for ages 3 and up, $12 for children 2 and under. There are also group ticket rates and birthday adventures.
For adults, there are B.Y.O.G. (bring your own grog) cruises that run on Thursdays, 6 and 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. The cruises feature swashbuckling fun with dancing, pirate vests and tattoos. Small coolers are welcome.
“We are delighted to be able to add this unique and fun pirate ship experience to the … entertainment at National Harbor,” said Bruce Gudenberg, vice president of marketing for National Harbor.