Private Charters & Pirate Boat Rentals
Private charters are the safest way to enjoy time together during this new normal. Please view our COVID-19 statement for up-to-date information on our operations. Due to COVID-19, some of the information below may not be totally accurate. Contact us for questions.
Please call or email us for a price quote
** Below are Traditional Rates & Information. COVID-19 operations may change some of the below, contact us for more information**
Prices start at $950, $1075 after 5pm for up to 25 guests** for a 1.5-hour event and do not include gratuity for the crew (customary 15-20%). We can accommodate up to 47 guests in total. For 25-47 guests; $1075 before 5pm and $1200 after 5pm. Boarding and disembarking time is included in the 1.5 hours. 50% of the base price of the trip is due at booking and the remainder will be charged to your card one week prior to sailing. Reduced rate for smaller groups is not available from May 25-September 7. Additional sailing time available at $375 per 1/2 hour.
FOOD AND DRINK: You may provide your own food and beverages, including alcohol. If you choose to provide your own alcohol, you must obtain a Banquet Permit from WSLCB (https://lcb.wa.gov/licensing/
MUSIC AND ACTIVITIES: You may play your own music on Lake Union’s best sound system, or we can play music for you. Our system is bluetooth enabled. Everyone will get a pirate name. We can put on activities such as a limbo contest, best-dressed pirate contest and best pirate name contest and practice shooting the water cannons. If you have children on the trip we can add the treasure hunt and epic cannon battle.
CATERING: Our preferred caterer is Cask and Trotter in South Lake Union. You can contact them directly to schedule service. They generally offer barbecue fare, self-serve, and two sides for around $20 per guest. You may provide your own caterer if you like.
PIRATE GEAR: We have pirate swag such as swords, eye patches, bandanas, hooks and hats available on the ship. The sword, bandana and eye patch combo is $11, pirate hats are $10, pirate hooks, $7.
**The 1-25-person reduced rate is not applicable Fridays and Saturdays from May 25-September 7 (please note that Covid-19 may adjust rates, contact for details).
If you’re ready to book, please provide us with the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Name and organization:
Alcohol service desired: (cash bar, open bar, consumption bar, client to provide with banquet permit, none)
***When applying for Banquet Permit, use 860 Terry Ave N, Slip 1, Seattle, King County, 98109 for the event address. For the building, use ‘The Vessel Queen Anne’s Revenge’
- 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
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! 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 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.”