Private Charters & Pirate Boat Rentals

PRICING: Please email us or call 206-639-8689 for a price quote to reserve.

We offer Private Charters 7 days a week from April-October.

FOOD AND DRINK: We have on-board drink service that includes beer, wine, cider and  hard seltzer, as well as a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.  We can arrange catering for your event.

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 (*** . You must bring a printed and signed copy with you to post on the ship. There is a fee for those who elect to provide their own alcohol. We offer light snacks (trail mix, chips, granola bars) as well as heavier snacks such as burritos and chimichangas for sale in our ship’s store.

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.

PIRATE GEAR: We have pirate swag such as swords, eye patches, bandanas, hooks, and hats available on the ship.

If you’re ready to book, please e-mail or click BOOK NOW

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


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.