What People Are Saying About Jersey Shore Pirates

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"Best Birthday Party Around"

If your kids can't have fun with Jersey Shore Pirates you might need new kids." - Don D. (Birthday Dad) Visited October 2014

“AARGH!!! Great Fun!!”

I went on their website and read the previous reviews and decided to drive the hour and half to become pirates. I was glad I did. My kids are 7 and 5 and they were the perfect age for this. You can't entertain your kids anywhere else like this for under $20. For my family of four it was $72 and well worth it. The staff was friendly and my kids loved finding the treasure and shooting the water guns at the pirate attacking the ship. Before we went out they even dressed them as pirates along with face paint. I would highly recommend. Visited May 2014

“Best Birthday Party!”

Last weekend we had my daughter's 4th birthday party here. This was the best birthday party! Crew is amazing, friendly, fun and they keep the children fully involved. There was a total of nine children between the ages of 3-10; each one of them had a great time. The children soaked the "Bad Pirate" over and over, hoisted a treasure chest, pulled a bottle with a message used keys to open the treasure chest! They were able to keep some loot from the treasure chest too! The party room and gift shop is truly adorable! This was truly an amazing experience and worth every penny. I will be back next year for my nieces party and just to take my little girl one more time. My daughter and 5 nieces begged to go back the next day. If you want to impress your guest this is the children's party to do, you cant compare to any other party place around. You can find an imitation for less but don't waste your time or money Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

One of the Best Attractions at the Shore

Sailing around on a beautiful pirate ship is fun all by itself, but the crew on board the Jersey Shore Pirates makes this one of the best activities around. The crew actually likes kids, (how rare), and they are so entertaining and fun, my kids beg to go over and over again. Shooting water cannons at real pirates, pulling up sunken treasure, finding a "X" in the middle of the ocean with pirate grog– unless you own your own yacht, your kids will not ever have an experience like this. I have not been to a birthday party or other children's activity in the shore area that provides better customer service and bang for your buck. Highly, highly recommend it. Went on another pirate ship nearby with different owners, and it was not nearly as good– it was boring. This is the one you want. But they sell out quickly‐ make reservations early.


We celebrated our son's birthday with a small group along with the Jersey Shore Pirates… and it was fantastic! From the moment we arrived, we were captivated by the efforts put forth by the staff onshore and aboard the Sea Gypsy! It's clear how dedicated everyone is making sure everyone is enjoying this magical adventure! This is a memory that we and our guests will keep with us for a long, long time! Adults as well as children should allow Captain Scurvy and his crew to entertain them on this wonderful Pirate Adventure at the Jersey Shore!

Gina.... Toms River, NJ

Better than Fantastic

I have been to a lot of kids activities, events, parties and shows and I must say this is a winner!!!!! We had a great time, almost as much fun as the kids, we had 4 kids with us ranging from age 2 thru 7 and we all loved it. The crew was fabulous, the kids were occupied from the time we got there with face painting, dressing up, tattoos, (even grandma got a tattoo), learning how to speak pirate, treasure hunt, looking for and shooting Pirate Pete and of course the grog. The kids can't wait to go again next year. A terrific gift idea for the kid that has everything, it would also make a great birthday party. I recommend this to anyone with kids from age 2-10, the adults will love it too, besides watching the kids have a great time its a nice 60-75 minute boat ride with nice scenery, beautiful homes and nice background music. ARRRRRRGH.

Best experience of the summer…

Went to Jersey Shore Pirate cruise with my son, on his birthday, and several of his cousins and relatives. We had an absolute blast! The kids varied in age from 2-7 and all enjoyed every minute. The staff was incredibly engaging and all the adults had to do was sit back and enjoy watching the smiles on their kids' faces! We have been to plenty of theme parks and kids shows, but I found this the most personal and kid- friendly activity yet. Loved it- keep up the good work, pirate! Will definitely be back again!

Thank you

Thank you so much for a great party! The kids had a great time and so did the adults. I was very impressed with the way "Sinker " handled the children and kept them entertained, busy, and safe through the entire trip. "Scurvy", our captain, was a very capable skipper, handling the boat with ease and making sure that all the passengers were safe. The entire affair, from the first phone call to the final handshake, was a joy. Thanks again..

I just want to take a minute to tell you how much our grandchildren Alex & Kevin (ages 3 & 6) enjoyed their experience at the Jersey Shore Pirates. From the moment we arrived we felt the friendship and hospitality of members of your staff. Throughout the experience everyone went out of their way to make sure ALL the children had a good time, and were included in all activities. It is clear that the staff enjoyed their jobs and loved children. As a result, the kids had a ball. From a grownup perspective it was nice to see the attention paid to detail. The ship was neat and clean and we were able to watch the children enjoying themselves, knowing that all aspects of safety had been attended to (anti slip mats, netting, life preservers, misc safety devices, etc). As a result, the adults were able to move about, take photos, and enjoy themselves without worrying about their children getting hurt. Since they got home both grandchildren (2 different homes) have been talking non-stop about their day, and asking when they can go back. We can't wait for the next grandchild to be old enough so we can return with all of them. Keep up the good work, and pass our thanks on to your staff for a job well done.

Richard & Elaine Gillette, NJ

I wanted to write and thank you for one of the most wonderful and impressive outings that I have taken my son on. My husband and I are both early childhood educators and we were extremely impressed with all of your staff members' abilities to interact with and entertain all of the children on the outing today. Not only were the two and three year olds interested and engaged in the treasure hunt, but so were the older elementary children. I was also extremely impressed with the director's (Scurvy) ability to pull my son and nephew into the action when they were hesitant. It was so nice to see such enthusiasm and interest in making sure that all the children were having a great time. Carter and Brady talked all evening - until they finally passed out from exhaustion - about their pirate adventure and relived every moment of the journey with their grandparents over dinner and between each other and us again on the way home. This is definitely an adventure that they will not soon forget, and definitely one of the highlights of our summer. We will be recommending Pirate Adventures to all of our friends.

Thank you.
Karen B.

Ahoy.... No, no.. it is us who must thank you.. the "kids" (big and small) had a blast... you and your whole crew were wonderful with the children and you made a memory that will last a lifetime.. Thank you again..

I wanted to follow up on my phone call to thank you both as well as your staff for a memorable Pirates Birthday for my son Aaron. All employees did a great job in getting all children regardless of age involved in the sail. Parents all commented that this was the best interactive birthday party they had ever attended and how well run it was. Speaking as a mother who always attempts to schedule "Unique" parties as this, I applaud you all for making my son feel like a "real" pirate. On behalf of myself and my husband I wish to thank you for making us the "Best Mom and Dad" in the whole world for thinking of this party. That's from the mouth of our 7 year old son.

Hi Pirates,

I really just needed to take a few minutes to tell you what a phenomenal time we had on your cruise this past Saturday, Sept 26.

This was, BY FAR, the best Pirate Adventure ever!!! You guys do such a great job.... Scurvy, Sinker, Pirate Pete and his first are Absolutely Fantastic (an understatement really) !!!

Jake didn�t want to leave....he wants to live on the ship and blast Pirate Pete all day. He thought it was hysterical that the kids scared Scurvy enough to make him pee in his pants and went to his pre-school today and told his teacher...LOL.

You all have so much patience and are all so kind, considerate and entertaining...truly an amazing time. We will definitely be back.

When do you start sailing again? Jake will be 5 at the end of April and I would love to do this for his birthday party.

Thanks so very much for such an enjoyable afternoon!!

Most Sincerely,
Kim Vowteras

We can't thank you guys enough for the coolest B-Day Party ever!!! Everyone keeps talking about the adventure...In fact, Rylie's cousin, Shae (6), thinks the whole thing was real! Rylie's other cousin, Sammie (3), is still concerned about the pirate that fell out of the boat. Rylie's friend, Lauren, announced that it was the coolest party ever and she better be having her party there! Rylie has been singing pirate songs and she got some pretty cool pirate gear for her b-day. Captain Scurvy was hysterical...we are thinking he should probably do some "stand up" in his spare time. Thanks again for a wonderful experience...we will be sharing our story for a long time.

Thank you so much for doing such a great job with Riley and Kieran's birthday party. All the kids had a blast and can't stop talking about it. The crew and pirate Pete were great. I will recommend your boat to everyone I know. It was awesome!!!

Jaimie Hynes

A group of 7 adults and 7 kids did this Pirate cruise this past weekend - what a BLAST! From the treasure vests to face painting and arms painting, the kids had a FANTASTIC time. I have to add, the adults did too! Captain Scurvy and his crew were very funny and kept us entertained as well with the jamming Pirate tunes and humor. I cannot recommend this enough - seems to be quite popular and could only get early or late reservations a couple weeks out so recommend calling ahead! You will NOT be disappointed!

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