Black Dragon Pirate Ship
Pirate Ship Cruise
Don’t miss this interactive entertainment with pirates to entertain you as you cruise around the Laguna Madre.
Be a part of our adventure and learn to fight like a pirate, speak like a pirate, and hunt for treasure like a pirate.
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
5 – 7:30 p.m. (Sunset)
$25 Children (12 and younger)
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure for firing of cannon, check in, and boarding passes.
Before ye’ board
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.
Grog and Grub
Available the entire trip
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.
Fun and entertainin’
Cannon firing and shows
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!
What be the Black Dragon?
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.
Our Black Dragon was constructed at Duckworth Shipyard, Tarpon Springs, FL and designed by Daniel J. Avoures & Assoc., of Tampa.
Ye’ mighty ship
- 75 feet long; 20 foot beam
- Weighs 80 gross tons/li>
- The tallest of her four masts extends 57 feet above the waterline, or, roughly the height of a five story building/li>
- Top speed of 12 knots; Cruises at 8 knots/li>
- Cruising capability of over 3000 nautical miles/li>
- Four decks of adventure/li>
- Modern men’s and women’s restrooms (heads)/li>
Shiver me timbers and splice me mainbrace!
There’s strange happenings at South Padre Island and Port Isabel, TX. A gathering of thieves, brigands, piratefolk and back-stabbing blackguards … the likes of which haven’t been seen since the days of Blackbeard! This musty group will capture you and sail the Laguna Madre with a crew of real pirates while you enjoy your grub and grog.