Emerald City Pirates.

Our Story

We are Seattle’s only full-time pirate ship cruise! We offer interactive pirate-themed cruises on the Lake Washington Ship Canal and Lake Union from April-October. We entertain pirates of all ages during the day. Family Treasure Cruises are tailored to children and families. We entertain pirates 21 years and up in the evenings.

Adult Pirate Party Cruises (21+) are party cruises for pirates 21 years and up. We invite pirates of age to ‘get their pirate on’ to modern music, and classic favorites on these festive party cruises. We also offer Private Charters for all occasions, including birthdays, weddings, graduation, team building and corporate events.

Emerald City Pirates on Lake Washington and Lake Union | Pirate Ship

About Our Pirate Ship

Queen Anne's Revenge

Our ship is Queen Anne’s Revenge, a new (2017), custom-built 50-foot pirate ship, built to US Coast Guard specifications and is inspected by the Coast Guard annually. It is equipped with modern electronics, an ultra-low emissions diesel engine, a fully-functioning head (restroom), lifejackets for all on board and is approved by the Coast Guard for up to 47 passengers. All of our operators are Coast Guard licensed captains.

Our Services

  • Family Treasure Cruises
  • Corporate and Company Events + Charters
  • Private Charters for all types of events and occasions
  • Birthdays and Celebrations
  • Opening Day, Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July, Seattle Seafair private pirate boat rentals
  • Pirate Weddings




Emerald City Pirates - Kid Waving - Seattle


Emerald City Pirates Launches

After a lot of hard work and pirate courage, Emerald City Pirates launches in Seattle, Washington. Queen Anne’s Revenge docks on Lake Union Park, and begins entertaining families and adults on cruises and charters. We begin to offer Corporate events for offices and departments for a variety of companies (big and small) and Team Building Activities! We could not be more happy with the reception and love we got from fellow Seattleites!


Emerald City Pirates Ship on Lake Union Seattle


Launch of the 2nd Season!

With a successful 1st season, Emerald City Pirates and our crew of merry Pirates sets to launch season 2, bigger and better! ECP will begin offering cruises, charters, and corporate / company events starting in April and running through November. We can’t wait to spend another amazing summer with you in Seattle!


Kelly K (Verified Trip Advisor Review)

“I heard about Emerald City Pirates through a networking event at the South Lake Union Chamber and thought it would be great for son’s 8th Birthday! The team did not let us down. They made for an exciting and fun boat ride and my kids and family enjoyed it! Thanks for a great day!”

Verified Trip Advisor Reviewer

“Someone in our office had the idea of chartering a boat to take our team (~40 people) out onto the water for a late-summer team event, and so we reached out to the Emerald City Pirates thinking the theme would put a fun, quirky spin on things. I am so glad we contacted them! Everyone was fantastically helpful when we first called, answering all of the questions we had as well as many we had not even thought about. They were very flexible when it came to dates, and, after asking a little bit about what sort of experience we were looking for, they helped us decide on a course for the trip. I don’t think they could have made the planning process any easier for us. The event itself was an absolute blast! They supplied music and some pirate cheer that kept our whole team laughing and having a great time over the whole 3-hour trip”

Verified Trip Advisor Review

“My husband and I took my 3 year old son on the family cruise and enjoyed every moment. The pirates were fun and engaging the entire time. My son was so excited to be a pirate for the hour and a half. He enjoyed shooting the water cannons, searching for pirate booty, and dancing! He talked about the event for the rest of the evening and when he woke up asked if we could go back! Thank you for an amazing adventure!”

Lindsay – Verified Trip Advisor Review

“The kids loved the idea of being pirates! The crew were wonderful and funny and engaged the kids during the whole time (1.5 hour) with games and activities. They loved to look for the treasure and shoot the cannons. The tour itself of Union lake was a really nice and long one. I also enjoyed it very much! I totally recommend it for kids! Fun and great value for our money.”

Kira – Verified TripAdvisor Review

“My 6-year old son and I have now been on the cruise twice with friends of his. He loves it and I’m sure we’ll be back again. The crew really goes out of their way to do lots of fun “extras” (e.g., pirate tattoos, storylines, extra props) to make the cruise engaging for kids. The ship is small enough that you can talk to the captain and crew and they are all very personable. And who doesn’t love a cruise around Lake Union? Highly recommend as a family event! Playing in the South Lake Union splash fountain before/after makes for a great all-around outing.”

Thanks to everyone who made 2022 a great success for us! We close for the season on October 28. We will reopen in April of 2023. You can purchase gift certificates HERE.