Be a pirate and relive the swashbuckling days of long ago. Enjoy a two hour costal cruise on the Jolly Roger, an 80-foot square-rigged sailing galleon, watching the crew scramble up the rigging, hoist the sails.
- Board the Jolly Roger and go back in time to the 17th century on a pirate adventure.
- Explore the crystal-clear Cayman waters during a swim stop.
In the 17th century, Grand Cayman was famous for being a safe harbor for pirates and their treasure. Today, many Caymanians are direct descendants of pirates. The Cayman pirate encounter is a two hour coastal cruise that will take you back in time to the days of the pirate on the Jolly Roger, a two-thirds replica of Christopher Columbus' 17th century galleon called the Nina, which crossed the Atlantic three times. It is an 80-foot, square-rigged sailing galleon with 110 pieces of working rigging.
During the encounter, the crew of the Jolly Roger will become the pirates with their costumes and habits. The crew are not only qualified seamen, but also skilled entertainers. From the moment they greet you at the dock, you will step back in time. You will watch in awe as the crew scrambles on the rigging, hoists the sails. You will hear pirate tales and swear an oath to the “Pirates Creed of Ethics” as you are seemingly transported back to the 17th century.
This cruise is great for kids of all ages who can help hoist the mainsail, and make their brother or sister walk the plank at the end of a very blunt sword.
You will also explore the crystal-clear Cayman waters during a swim stop, with its spectacular reefs teaming with exotic sea life. After the swim, guests will be offered rum or fruit punch as the ship sails back to George Town harbor.
What to Bring:
- You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
- Towel (available onboard the ship)
- Sun protection and sunglasses
What to Wear:
- Wear your bathing suit
- This tour is not recommended for guests who suffer from seasickness and those with mobility challenges.