Please do not hesitate to contact via phone or email if we haven’t addressed your concerns:
- What happens if it rains?
Yes we still sail in the rain. In fact, some of our best adventures have been in the rain; however, if it’s heavy rain with strong winds we may cancel. As safety is our number one priority, if there is lightning we will cancel the sail. Of course your deposit is fully refundable if we do cancel. We will endeavour to contact you with as much notice as possible in the event of inclement weather.
- Do the children need to wear life jackets?
Our vessel and crew are Transport Canada inspected and certified. The wearing of life jackets is not mandatory due to the vessel design; however, if you or your child would feel more comfortable wearing a life jacket simply advise the crew and one will be supplied.
- How long are the adventures.
The adventure on the boat is 75 minutes long; however you should arrive a ½ hour before departure to get dressed up as a pirate, to have your face painted and of course so you can receive your pirate name tag. It’s best to estimate at least two hours for this activity.
- Do adults accompany the children on the boat?
Children under five should be accompanied by a care giver and we strongly recommend parents or grandparents to join the adventure. This is a great opportunity to experience the joys of childhood as we tap into your child’s imagination. Arrgh, if we could only capture and preserve these special moments and be able to draw upon them on rainy days.
- Which age group is the adventure intended for?
The easy answer is all ages; however children between 3 and 12 seemed to really get involved with the theatrics.
Parents, this adventure is as much for you as it is your children, we expect full participation!
In the past we have hosted birthday parties for 50 year olds and seen pirate grandmas having just as much fun, if not more, than the wee ones!
We will be hosting adult evening sails where the story line is geared towards an adult audience. Regardless of your age our pirate crew is trained to ensure that everyone is engaged.
- Is the adventure bilingual (French English)
The language of the sail depends on the passengers. Pirate Adventures caters to our clientele, thus if there are both Anglophones and Francophones aboard the adventure will be bilingual. If the crew is totally French speaking or English speaking the sail will be held in the respective language. There is no guarantee of a solely unilingual sail unless the boat is fully booked by your group.
- Are there washroom facilities on the boat?
No, however there are facilities located on site as well as in the surrounding area. The trip is 75 minutes long and passengers are recommended to make sure that their children stopover in the bathroom before boarding. In the event of a washroom emergency on-board we do have a potty.
- Do adults have to pay?
Yes, the vessel accommodates 43 paying passengers.
- Can we bring our own costumes and camera?
Yes certainly, however as part of your ticket price we provide face painting, vest, sash and headbands and of course pirate name tags. By all means bring your camera.
- Do passenger gets wet?
Mildly. This is largely dependent on weather and there is water used in the performance but “splash-back” is normally minimal. On hot days you may want to avoid, or throw yourself at, Pirate Pete’s water gun.
- Can I bring my stroller on board?
- Is the boat wheel chair accessible?
On our regular priced tickets. Every Wednesday Starting June 26th!
Party packages not included.
News & Info
Arrgh mates, our upcoming season is fast on the horizon, we set sail “May 25th, 2013” , call now to book your sail!
Contact UsOttawa Ship @ Mooney’s Bay
in Ottawa, Ontario