|The best adventure in South Florida for kids!|
I have found THE best thing for kids to do in south Florida! It's located in Fort Lauderdale, it's reasonably priced, and it's entertaining from start to finish!! I suspected Bluefoot Pirate Adventures would be fun before I even got there, but lemme tell you, when you take this pirate ride, you are in for a treat!
A pirate vest and belt will be provided to each child. They return these at the end of the ride. You can also opt in for a pirate bandana for your little one to wear on his or her head (they have black and pink), a pirate patch & sword...the whole three pack is sold for under ten bucks and your child will get to take it home. We also opted for a shoulder parrot (those of you who visit here regularly know my son loves stuffed animals, and as soon as he saw the parrot, that's what he wanted). There are other novelties for sale as well, and you can also purchase bottles of water for a buck (at the silver truck or on the boat).
|Rogue Wave is keeping it real (pirate's gotta have a mustache!).|
While you wait your little pirates will be offered face paint. Here you see the mustache going on. Rogue Wave let him pick whatever he wanted and she did a good job too.
My son got a scar, a mustachio and a little beard action. Cute, I mean fierce, right? When it's time to board, children are told to line up and the captain and first mate provide them with some general rules and reasons why those rules are in place (example: Captain Kris had them name things they knew were alive in the sea. Then he told them we wouldn't want to harm any of those things in their own home, and that's why absolutely nothing at all, ever, could be tossed over the boat). Nice touch.
|Adults got to sit in the shaded stern of the boat where Captain Kris gave a most excellent tour.|
Then it was time to board. Parents were given the option to sit in the back of the boat and listen to the captain. He offered them information about the area, including a bit of knowledge on some of the waterfront homes as we passed them (the Miami Vice house was on this tour, you could see the swimming pool running through it). Captain Kris did an amazing job at keeping us entertained (and he's got a great singing voice too!).
|Never take the word of a pirate, even if he's smiling.|
Barnacle Bill lost the water shoot-out, but he didn't give over the key!
Fortunately, Captain Kris and Rogue Wave had another plan up their pirate sleeves, and the key to the treasure was found by pirate magic, and an adorable little two-year-old who happened to be standing right next to it. ;) Each child was doled out a little treasure to take home (fake coins, not chocolate...thank goodness, it's hot in south Florida) and a certificate to render them official.
My Tip (lol) to You: Bring cash for a tip (it's mentioned at the end, they're definitely not at all pushy about it, but for this, you'll want to leave one!).
I'm one of those people though, who never has cash, so I was left feeling like 'aww man' when I walked off of the boat. It was definitely one of those times I felt a tip would be well-warranted!! The captain gave us lots of great insight about places to eat, play and more, and he made the trip very personable and immensely enjoyable. Rogue Wave likewise kept the children excited every single second of the trip. My son is 8 and he LOVED it! My daughter is 17, and though she didn't partake in the pirate adventure (she sat with the adults), she loved the trip too!
- The breathtakingly gorgeous views like you see above:
|I'll take one in any color, please|
- The information on some of the waterfront homes, like the one you see above. If I'm not mistaken, this one is the one that looks like a butterfly from the sky. Whether it is or not (I was paying attention to the kids instead of the adult side when we went by), I'll take one in any color, please. ;)
- The looks on the people's faces beside us on a boat when ours let loose with the water cannons (bahahahaha, great sports they were, and they were cracking up!).
- Seeing the priceless looks on the kids' faces (all of them!) and hearing their comments that let you know they were delighted. There was one boy who was worried Barnacle Bill was going to come back (he wasn't that scary, but to a child, a bad guy is a bad guy, lol). His mom needed to get up but he was scared rascally Bill would return in her absence. She poo-poo'd him (I'm not trying to be funny with my context here, but I made myself laugh) and went to the potty (yeah, one of those on board too ;) ). I leaned over and told him I could see Barnacle Bill eating lunch waaaay over there on shore, so there was no way he'd be making a return. I'm a mom, and an adult, so he believed me. ;)
- Everyone involved was good at what they did, and they seemed to enjoy it too!! Find a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life. That's what came to mind for me. :)
Captain Kris is on the right, and I suspect that's Barnacle Bill on the left. ;)
Little man is at the pirate gear box.
I can't recommend this place highly enough. This is a professionally thought out, well-orchestrated fun event from start to finish. If you do one thing with the kids in Ft. Lauderdale, this is the thing to do!! Five out of five stars from me, and now I'm headed over to Trip Advisor to say the same.
Thank you Bluefoot Pirates & US Family Guide
for a most amazing trip!
for a most amazing trip!
I do not have kids, but do have young nephews that would like this type of thing.ReplyDelete
Pirates are the most fun for kids. They're the most fun for me, too! Bluefoot looks like a blast.ReplyDelete
Pirates are so much fun, I completely agree with you. My boys would love getting all dressed up and participating in all these activities.Delete
That looks like so much fun. FOR ME! Pirates always have such an exciting feel, and my kids love that feel as much as I do.ReplyDelete
Looks like so much fun! My boys would have a blast with something like this! Hope we can experience this at some point! So fun we need to get to Florida! - JeanineReplyDelete
This looks like a ton of fun for kids and parents alike! I would totally participate!ReplyDelete
This looks like a fun adventure for the entire family. I will keep this in mind of we are ever in the area.ReplyDelete
How cool! I live in North Florida and this looks like something my kids would go crazy over! Definitely going to check this out...thanks!ReplyDelete
Of course, being summer, it's time to entertain the kids. These seems like a cute place to take them on their vacation break!ReplyDelete
This sounds like such a fun experience for kids. My son, who was obsessed with pirates as a kid, would have absolutely loved this.ReplyDelete
Nice shots. Everyone looks like they are having such an enjoyable time.ReplyDelete
We saw this the last time we were there except our days were already full but def. doing it next trip!ReplyDelete
I wish they had something like this on my side of state. My niece and nephew are visiting this weekend and I bet they would love to go on a pirate adventure.ReplyDelete
This looks like so much fun! Wow! I wish I lived closer to take my kids.ReplyDelete
My boys would be thrilled to take a ride on this ship. Being a pirate for a dad is very cool.ReplyDelete
Oh how fun. I would love watching all this. How fun. Anything to do with boats gets my attention.ReplyDelete
Have a fabulous day. ☺
What a fun pirate experience. The captain and Barnacle Bill sound like real characters!ReplyDelete
How cool! Never knew this existed. Will have to take my nephews next time I visit them in Miami.ReplyDelete
Guaranteed fun for the kids! I am sure any little one would love going on a Blue Foot Pirate Adventure! So many cool activities to do in Florida!ReplyDelete
This looks like such a fun experience for kids! I have 2 pirate loving kids that would love to do this!ReplyDelete
Looks for an amazing time for any kid!ReplyDelete
This looks like so much fun. My kids would love to do soemthing like this!ReplyDelete
What an adventure! I love how interactive this is. I am sure the kids loved shooting that naughty pirate right back!ReplyDelete
The kids will definitely be excited for this, I mean, you get to be a pirate for a day and battle Barnacle Bill, what can be more fun than that? It's an experience they'll never forget, that's for sure!ReplyDelete
Great scenery photos. Looks like your son had a great time. I bet kids love that place.ReplyDelete
How fun is this I bet My boys would love this adventureReplyDelete
My Kids would love this... especially the water fight.ReplyDelete
That sounds like a lot of fun indeed, especially when you want to leave a tip. That sure let's one know it was good. We hardly carry cash around too because the cat would eat it lolReplyDelete
No doubt my boys would adore something like this. What fun!ReplyDelete
This is really a fun adventure, I bet my hubby would love thisReplyDelete
This really sounds like it was worth every single dollar you spent! What a unique adventure-don't think I have ever heard of one like it before.ReplyDelete
What a cool experience! My pirate loving kids would enjoy this!ReplyDelete
What a fun experience, I bet my boys will love this tooReplyDelete
That looks like so much fun. My girls would have a blast there. I hope someday we'll be able to do this too.ReplyDelete
Hahaha this reminds me of that pirate themed birthday I had as a kid. Such a brilliant adventure and looks like so much fun.ReplyDelete
I am sure my kids will adore this one as they love to be in water all the time.ReplyDelete
This is a nice adventure. When my son gets a little bit older, I am sure that he is going to like this.ReplyDelete
OMG this looks like so much fun for all kinds of kids big and not so much lol Have a total blast this summer!ReplyDelete
Looks like this was a fun event.ReplyDelete
Your son looks definitely festive!
Now this look like one of those things kids will talk about for years. I will need to add this to the list of things to do. Thanks for sharingReplyDelete
This would be a fantastic way to spend the day with the kids. It looks like a ton of fun.ReplyDelete
OMG SOOOO much fun! My two would LOVE this.ReplyDelete
This is really amazing. Great and fun activity for the kids indeed!ReplyDelete
How many kids get to say that they were a pirate for a day and that they went into battle with a sneaky one too! It's definitely an adventure that kids will love and it's worth the trip!ReplyDelete
Omg how fun!!!! My daughter would love this! Next time I'm in FL definitely doing this :)ReplyDelete
Ahoy, matey! I want to experience being there, this is just so cool! I've always been a discreet but passionate admirer of pirate culture, I'm so glad my trip to Florida can pass through this one.ReplyDelete
My kids would have gone crazy for this when they were younger! What a cool experience for the family.ReplyDelete
My grandson loves pirates. He would have a great time there. To bad we live in Canada.ReplyDelete
Look at all the fun and adventure!ReplyDelete
I love it.
I think the kids would definitely have a fun time hanging out there.
My kids would love to visit something like this. They are huge pirate fans.ReplyDelete
My little matey would get a kick out of becoming a pirate & going on an adventure. It looks like a cool way to explore & have fun with the kids.ReplyDelete
We haven't been to FL in a few years but that's always something we've talked about doing when we're vacationing there. I'm gonna have to book mark this so I'll remember next time we go. It looks like a lot of fun!ReplyDelete
Oh my what a great place to go with your family!ReplyDelete
This would be a wonderful place to take the family for a vacation! What fun!ReplyDelete
There is a similar type of place up north here that I wanted to take the boys to when they were younger....oh well. This place looks like a blast for the kiddos. Glad you and your son had a great time!ReplyDelete
This looks like so much fun! I bet my twins would love this! They love pirates!!!ReplyDelete
Aye, matey. Looks like a bloomin' good time.ReplyDelete
This looks so fun! I bet my kids would have a blast doing this.ReplyDelete
What a great deal for such a fun experience. I've never been to Southern Florida, but this definitely sounds like quite a treat for the kids.ReplyDelete
Anything pirates we are there! This place looks like fun!ReplyDelete
I really love all of the activities on this pirate adventure. It's so much fun for the kids when they are engaged through the entire experience.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, this looks hysterically fun! My kids would love this and that is a great deal for those pirate accessoriesReplyDelete
What a neat adventure! The houses near the water are gorgeous, aren't they?!ReplyDelete
My son will surely love this. He likes pirate themed parties and he is wishing it for his 12th birthday.ReplyDelete
I think my boys would love doing this on vacation! I'll have to keep it in mind when we visit Florida!ReplyDelete
What a fun adventure. My boys are all about pirates. They'll be so excited to try this.ReplyDelete
Pirates are too fun for the kids. This sounds like a wonderful adventure. My girls would love to dress up as pirates and join the fun.ReplyDelete
That looks like such a fun day out! I bet the adults enjoyed themselves as much as the kids!ReplyDelete
Love the pirate make-up! I think I would love to do this as part of a south Florida honeymoon trip!ReplyDelete
That looks like so much fun! I am visiting next month!ReplyDelete
Oh wow I have never heard of this attraction! My son would love this - I'll have to look into it as we're heading to Florida this summer! Thanks!ReplyDelete
Wow, this looks like a BLAST and something my boys would LOVE! Thanks, I'll have to keep this in mind when we head that way!ReplyDelete
I am in South Florida also! I bet my boys would love this. So much fun!ReplyDelete
This looks like a fabulous adventure. My kids would definitely love it here! Thank you for letting me know aboutit.ReplyDelete
This looks like so much FUN!!! My kids would love this, the face painting and costumes are right up their alley!ReplyDelete
this looks too cool and I bet it would make for lots of fun memories - I need to check this out sometimeReplyDelete
Oh my gosh! My son loves pirates and would totally love to do this!ReplyDelete
I don't have kids yet, but heck I think even my husband would like this! Sounds like a blast!ReplyDelete
They should have one for adults, too.ReplyDelete
Actually, Binky... they do! :)Delete
I missing Florida! When I lived there we never got to do anything. Now that I'm older I'm learning about all those cool spots! 25.00$ is a good deal for this much fun!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh! Forget the kids, I want to do this myself. I'd have a blast lolReplyDelete
I just showed this to my son. He wants to go here so I guess I need to plan things now.ReplyDelete
This looks like so much fun! I love the whole pirate theme and love that they get the kids involved with face paintingReplyDelete
Indeed a nice treat for fans and enthusiasts of pirates and the likes.ReplyDelete
My daughter might like to do this. It's a different thing to do which I like.ReplyDelete
Now this looks like a fun adventure!ReplyDelete
my niece is headed that way for Easter and this would be a fun place to visit. Her son is 10 and daughter is 12 so they would still have some fun, heck I would enjoy itReplyDelete
My nephews would get such a kick out of this! It looks like big fun.ReplyDelete
That looks like so much fun! I went on something similar as a child and still remember parts of it!ReplyDelete
This looks like a reasonably priced activity. I love Ft. Lauderdale, and my kids would enjoy this.ReplyDelete
Oh wow, this is really cool! Not just a boat ride, but a pirate adventure! Very clever!!ReplyDelete
Look like a lot of fun. Didn't know it was even there.ReplyDelete
My granddaughter would love this place it looks like a lot of fun :)ReplyDelete
This looks like an amazing visit.ReplyDelete
This looks like such a fun place for kids!ReplyDelete
What a fun place to take the kids! I know that my three kids would have a blast on this ride. I will definitely have to check it out the next time we are in Florida. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Arg Matey! Looks like a swashbuckling adventure!ReplyDelete