Outdoor Activity | Small/Mid Market

Black Dragon Cruises (South Padre Island)

Board the Black Dragon Pirate Ship and join Captain Black-Hearted Andy, Scourge of the Laguna Madre, and his jolly crew of wastrels and brigands for an interactive cruise filled with stories, treasure hunts, and more. Learn to fight like a pirate, speak like a pirate, hunt for treasure, and share the booty!

Offering an unparalleled and thrilling maritime experience, South Padre Island’s Black Dragon Cruises stands out as the best outdoor activity in Texas. The cruise takes participants on a captivating journey aboard the Black Dragon, a magnificent modern-day replica of a 17th-century galleon. Its unique blend of entertainment, education, and scenic beauty sets this adventure apart. Visitors are immersed in a swashbuckling pirate-themed atmosphere, complete with interactive storytelling and engaging activities for all ages – from face painting, friendly water pistol battles, sword fights, and dancing to pre-cruise activities like fire eating, magic displays and firing a real cannon. The crew, dressed as pirates, not only entertain but also educate guests about the region’s rich maritime history. As the ship sails along the pristine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, passengers are treated to breathtaking views of the coastline and the chance to spot marine life, like the pod of friendly bottlenose dolphins that call the bay home.

Whether a history enthusiast, a family looking for a memorable day out, or an adventure seeker craving a unique maritime escapade, the cruise offers something for everyone. The combination of a pirate-themed ambiance, knowledgeable crew, interactive fun, and stunning natural surroundings truly distinguishes Black Dragon Cruises as a premier outdoor activity.


Photos courtesy of Visit South Padre Island.