Team Building Activities and Events

Our crew can also simply let you and your team enjoy the sights of Lake Union, including Seattle’s spectacular, world famous skyline. See Seattle’s famous floating homes, including its most famous, the one Tom Hanks lived in in the 1993 feature film, Sleepless in Seattle. Watch the float planes buzz overhead, land on and take off from the lake. Other sights include Seattle’s shipyards and famous bridges, the Alaska fishing fleet, Gasworks Park, Husky (Alaska Airlines) Stadium, the University of Washington, Ivar’s and more.

Do you have an adventurous team? Cruise through one of Seattle’s most famous attractions, the Chittenden Locks. Our ship will enter the lock and water will be pumped out, dropping the ship as much as 26 feet, until it is even with Puget Sound. Once in Puget Sound, it’s possible to see some of the Northwest’s incredible wildlife such as salmon, harbor seals and sea lions. Take in views of the alluring and majestic Olympic mountain range. Possibly catch a sunset on its craggy, usually snow-capped peaks.

At Emerald City Pirates, we value your team members as much as you do. It is not only our goal to have fun and entertain you. First and foremost, we want to leave a lasting impression by providing world-class hospitality and customer service that makes you and your company look good. Call us today to schedule the best team building event of the year; one that you and your team will talk about for months to come. You’ll want to come back next year!

Call 206-639-8689 to reserve your team building event today.


"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!"

Kelly K (Verified Trip Advisor Review)

"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! Pete, the owner, was fantastically helpful when we first called, answering all of the questions we had as well as many we had not even thought about. He was very flexible when it came to dates, and, after asking a little bit about what sort of experience we were looking for, he helped us decide on a course for the trip. I don't think he 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 Reviewer

“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!”

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.”

Lindsay – Verified Trip Advisor 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.”

Kira – Verified TripAdvisor Review