FAQs

  • Chevron down Should I make a reservation?
  • Yes. Reservations are highly recommended, arrgh trips typically fill very quickly.

    Walk-ups are welcome but we recommend a reservation to guarantee your family’s spot.

  • Chevron down What if I have a large group?
  • We offer group rates for groups of 20 or more, please call the office for more details.
    Groups of 8 or larger will be charged in full.

  • Chevron down How much does a ticket cost for my 5-year-old?
  • Federal requirements mandate we count every person onboard, including infants.

    All passengers older than age three (3) are $25 per person.

    Passengers aged one and two are only $12 per person.

    Infants and babies are free to ride onboard, however please include them in your reservation for a total count.

  • Chevron down Do parents need to ride onboard?
  • Yes.

    A minimum of one (1) responsible adult is required to accompany your children, however we recommend as many as want to enjoy in their children or grandchildren’s experience!

  • Chevron down How long does the pirate ride take?
  • The entire activity takes approximately two (2) hours to complete. You arrgh onboard the Sea Gypsy for approximately 60-75 minutes.

    The total times includes the face painting, lucky treasure hunting vest dress up, the Captain’s introduction, and of course the adventure itself!

  • Chevron down Why do we need to arrive early?
  • You need to arrive no later than thirty (30) minutes prior to departure time so your children can be face painted for FREE, dressed with a lucky treasure hunting vest to wear on the Pirate Ship, and receive their pirate name tag for the adventure. When the entire crew is prepared for boarding, the Captain greets them and then the real adventure begins.

  • Chevron down Do you have pirate paraphernalia for my young buccaneer?
  • Of course! Upon arrival we don your children with one of arrrgh lucky treasure hunting vests to wear during the trip.

    Additionally, for purchase there arrrgh a number of pirate hats, skulldanas, swords, guns, eye patches, and much more to choose from if you wish to purchase yaargh buccaneer with some fun accessories!

  • Chevron down What times are you open?
  • We arrrgh open seven days a week from Memorial Day until Labor day and then a limited schedule during the fall and spring.

    For scheduling times, call the pirates Ticket Booth and Ships Store directly at 843.839.4665 and the phone staff can help you with a time that is available for your and your group size.

  • Chevron down Do we get wet during the boat ride?
  • It is possible to catch a little over spray from a passing boat wake or the cannon fire into the wind however all passengers on the boat typically stay dry.

    Pirate Pete, well thats another question!

  • Chevron down Will I get seasick?
  • We sure hope not, what a mess!

    The Sea Gypsy stays in the tranquil and protected body of water named Murrells Inlet; this is not an ocean going adventure. Although everybody is different, we are confident you or your children won’t get seasickness.

  • Chevron down Can we take pictures or video?
  • YES, you can take as many pictures as possible! We want you to share and remember yaaaargh experience for years to come!

    We do ask that you DO NOT video record (or video-phone) the adventure because it is protected and proprietary script and dialogue of the crew that we worked hard to develop at our small business.

  • Chevron down Do you have parking available?
  • Yes, we have free parking available in the gravel lot across the street from our ships store.

  • Chevron down Where are you located?
  • Arrrgh Ships Store & Ticket Booth is located by the front stairs of the Dead Dog Saloon restaurant on the MarshWalk in Murrells Inlet. Murrells Inlet is a small town in Georgetown County approximately 10-12 miles South of the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

  • Chevron down Do we meet you at the ship?
  • Ticket sales and check in for reservations starts at the Ships Store located in front of the restaurant on the parking lot side of the Dead Dog Saloon. Once checked in, arrrgh staff will march the entire group down to the ship.

  • Chevron down Do you provide life jackets for the kids?
  • No, they are not required to wear them onboard, we are a USCG inspected vessel but we do have them in case of emergencies.

  • Chevron down Do adults have to pay?
  • Yes, tickets are $25.00 for everyone 3 and up.

  • Chevron down Are you handicapped accessible?
  • There is a ramp down to the boat the, steepness is tide depending.  There is a step at the bottom of the ramp and about a foot and a half step up into the boat.  The door width is 2 feet and 4 inches.