The Pirate Ship Mandurah is a 45-minute pirate-themed cruise through Mandurah's inland waterways and canals. It is a fun pirate-themed adventure suitable for people of all ages on a boat designed to be fit for Captain Hook himself. The Pirate Ship Mandurah is a fun way to explore Mandurah's canals. Children can dress up in a pirate hat and take photos behind the pirate wheel, look through telescopes to spy for other pirates and bottlenose dolphins, and you will be able to check out some of the magnificent houses located along the canals. You will need to bring sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, a coat or jacket and a camera to take pictures.
The Pirate Ship Mandurah departs from the Eastern Foreshore Jetty, near the Bay Café, opposite 26 Mandurah Terrace. The cruise runs every day over the Western Australian school holidays, from Thursday to Sunday outside of the school holidays and on the weekends during the winter months good weather permitting. If you would like to book a trip outside of those times, please contact them.
Pirate George is a crazy old seadog with a lot of good jokes
To purchase a ticket, please visit their website. Make sure to check their calendar before booking your trip. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Mandurah visitor centre 45 minutes before the cruise departs or at the boat prior to the start of the next cruise. Cash and EFTPOS are accepted. Once you have purchased tickets, please arrive at the jetty 15 minutes before the cruise is due to depart.
Prices for the Pirate Ship Mandurah are $22.50 for adults, $20 for seniors, $10 for children (3-15), family (2 adults and 2 kids) $60, infants are free but require a ticket. Please note: seniors must present a valid senior card upon arrival at the boat, all children must be accompanied by an adult and the cruise is not wheelchair accessible at this time. There is an option to add Fish and Chips to your cruise for tours departing at 11am, 12pm or 1pm for an additional $12. There are also cold drinks available to purchase onboard the boat.
Pirate George raising his sword and shouting 'Argh!' at a passing boat.
The Pirate Ship Mandurah was a lot of fun. When we arrived at the jetty, an elderly couple departed the boat before us and told us 'You're going to have a great time' as they walked past us. We were greeted by Pirate George, who ticked our names off and then told us to walk the plank to board the boat. After all the passengers were onboard, Pirate George introduced us to his first mate Pirate Mike, and we were told some safety instructions. After that, it was time for us to set sail.
Dress up as a pirate and take photos behind the pirate wheel
The cruise was really pleasant. We were lucky enough to go on a day where there was really good weather. The sun wasn't too hot, there was a slight wind and the water wasn't too choppy. Pirate George was an excellent tour guide. He reminded me a lot of Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean films. He stayed in character for the whole cruise and had some pretty good jokes. He called my drink bottle 'a bottle of rum' and jumped in front of us and brandished his sword which he said was the finest sword he could get… in Spotlight.
Have a look at some of the fancy homes located along the Mandurah Canals
We were lucky enough to spot a couple of bottlenose dolphins and we saw several birds skimming the surface of the water. Pirate George encouraged us to shake our fists and swords at any passing vessel and shout 'Argh!' like a pirate. We got a lot of smiles from other people and a few shook their fists and shouted back at us. Several kids were allowed to stand at the front of the vessel and pretend to steer it and Pirate George posed for pictures and had sword fights with several kids.
The Pirate Ship Mandurah was a lot of fun for adults and children. Pirate George got a lot of laughs with his crazy antics and jokes and we all had a good time sailing the Mandurah canals and checking out the prestigious mansions. For more information about the Pirate Cruise Mandurah, please visit their website.
Why? Go on a pirate themed cruise on the Pirate Ship Mandurah.
When:A standard cruise length is 45 minutes and operates everyday over the school holidays, from Thursday to Sunday outside the school holidays, and only on weekends during the winter months weather permitting.
Where:Pirate Ship Mandurah, located near the Bay Cafe, Eastern Foreshore Mandurah, opposite 26 Mandurah Terrace
Cost:Adults $22.50, Seniors $20, Child (3-15) $10, Family (2 adults, 2 kids) $60, add Fish and Chips $12. Infants are free but require a ticket, children must be accompanied by an adult and seniors must show a valid senior card upon arrival.