Can we buy tickets day-of at the ship?
We recommend buying tickets in advance as most cruises sell out. We can not sell more than 49 tickets for any cruise so buy your tickets early to ensure you can come aboard. Check availability online.
What happens if it rains?
The Fearless sails Rain or Shine (we will sail in rain.) Please plan to dress according to the weather including rain jackets, ponchos, and umbrellas. If the Captain deems the weather unsafe to sail (ie thunder, lightning, high winds) and a cruise must be canceled passengers will be notified by phone prior to the cruise and rain checks will be issued. If a cruise is interrupted by unsafe weather conditions and the boat must return to the dock rain checks will be issued depending on the length of your sailing.
Is there a bathroom or drinking water on board?
There is a head on board the Fearless (bathroom for you landlubbers) which is large enough for a parent and their child. The Fearless provides drinking water and disposable cups at no charge. We do not sell food or drinks aboard the ship, but passengers may bring drinks and snacks aboard the ship.
Are strollers allowed? Is the ship wheelchair accessible?
Yes, strollers are allowed on board, but collapsible umbrella models are recommended. The Fearless is wheelchair accessible, a wheelchair ramp is available to accommodate passengers with disabilities.
Are there seats on the boat?
Yes, there is some seating available at the back of the ship and around each of the masts, although we encourage everyone to get up and take part in the pirate activities. Landlubbers will walk the plank!
Will we get wet on the ship?
No, the water cannons on the ship only point off the boat, although there may be some spray from the wind.
Is there a parking lot for the ship?
No, but metered street parking is available and there are parking garages nearby. Parking Instructions.
Do passengers have to wear life jackets?
No. There are life jackets for every passenger aboard the Fearless but the Coast Guard has deemed it safe to not wear life jackets during the normal Urban Pirates cruise. If there is an emergency our highly trained staff will lead passengers to wear life jackets to ensure their safety and well being if necessary.
Will I get sea sick?
It is unlikely, there is a speed and wake restriction in the harbor so we rarely experience rough seas.
What takes place on your Family Adventure Cruises?
Each Family Adventure Cruise includes a 'Check-in time', roughly 30 minutes for dress-up, tattoos, and drawn-on facial hair before the Fearless departs. Once out on the water the crew will teach you how to talk, sing, dance, play games, and blast water cannons as part of the interactive pirate story. At the end of our adventures everyone always receives their choice of treasure.
How long are your Family Adventure Cruises?
Each of our cruises includes 30 minutes of check-in and boarding activities and a full hour out on the water, making the experience an hour and a half long.
What is ‘dress-up’ on the boat?
We dress our pirates (both young and old) aboard the ship. We have a costume chest which provides colorful pirate vests and waist sashes for all riders. All riders will be offered a pirate tattoo and drawn-on facial hair to complete your pirate look. You are welcome to wear your own pirate outfit before you climb aboard, the crew will dress up riders of all sizes. We encourage everyone to get dressed up!
When does the ship leave the dock?
The Fearless will depart promptly 30 minutes after check-in time. Passengers who have not checked-in 10 minutes prior to cruise departure will forfeit their reservations. No refunds or rescheduling will be issued for passengers who miss departure.
What age range is the Family Adventure Cruises meant for?
The Family Adventure Cruise program is designed for families with children 3-12 years old. But, everyone, regardless of age, will be asked to participate in the program and join in the fun.
How long are your Adult ‘B.Y.O.G.’ Cruises?
Each of our cruises includes approximately 30 minutes of check-in and boarding activities and spends a full hour out on the water, making the experience an hour and a half long.
What kind of drinks are we allowed to bring?
Any adult beverages and mixers in cans, glass, or plastic containers are allowed (cans are recommended). You are welcome to bring coolers. There are no drinks, ice, or mixers sold on the ship. You may drop off coolers to our dock location before your trip if you'd like.
What is ‘dress-up’ on the boat?
All of our guests aboard the ship are offered a colorful pirate vests from our costume chest, a pirate name, and a pirate tattoo to complete your pirate look. You are welcome to wear your own pirate outfit from home. We encourage everyone to get dressed up!
Is smoking allowed on the ship?
No, the Fearless does not allow smoking on board the ship.
When does the ship leave the dock?
The Fearless will depart promptly 30 minutes after check-in time. Passengers who have not checked-in 10 minutes prior to cruise departure will forfeit their reservations. No refunds or rescheduling will be issued for passengers who miss departure. Check-in on time to ensure you won't miss the boat.
Do you have to be 21+ to ride an Adult 'B.Y.O.G.' Cruise?
Yes, you must be 21+ years old with a valid government ID to ride an Adult cruise. Please have ID ready at check-in. No under age passengers will be allowed on the ship.
Do we need to buy tickets for adults and children?
Yes, you must reserve a ticket for every passenger in your group, including all adults and small children/infants. The Coast Guard will only allow us to carry a maximum of 49 passengers and we must include every person in that count. Most cruises sell out so purchase all tickets for your party in advance.
Do we need to buy a 'Birthday Package' to celebrate a birthday?
No, you may celebrate any birthday aboard the pirate ship without buying a special package. Be sure to tell the pirates that you are celebrating so they can sing a very special pirate birthday song for you. (Group ticket price drops after you buy 15 or more tickets.)
If we buy a 'Birthday Package', will we be sharing the boat with other passengers?
Yes, unless you buy the 'Full Boat Package' for up to 49 passengers you will be sharing your adventure with other ticket holders – Never fear, we have plenty of space for activities for everyone on board!
What does the 'Pirate Party Room' option entail?
An additional 45 minutes for your exclusively for your party in the Pirate Party Room located next to the ship. You provide the food and cake; we provide benches, tables with table cloths, and a serving table to serve your food. We also provide the plates, cups, napkins, serving and eating utensils for your party. You may bring the food and drinks (including adult beverages) of your choice to your Pirate Party Room. You may bring coolers, trays of appetizers, snacks, and pizzas, etc. You may drop off your food and coolers to our Ann Street location before you go to find parking if you wish. You can also have food or catering delivered to our location.
While sailing we will store your food and drinks inside. There is a small refrigerator available.
After your cruise we will return to the dock and we will welcome you into the Pirate Party Room. If you have guests who did not ride the cruise they may come into the party room when you return to the dock. Our pirates will lead your group in a Pirate Birthday Song and help serve your food and cake.
If we do not purchase the 'Pirate Party Room' option are we still allowed to bring cake/cupcakes?
Due to the structure of the activities on the ship there is not time or space to serve cake during the cruise. Unless you purchase the 'Pirate Party Room' option we ask that you do not bring cake or cupcakes on the ship.
Are we allowed to bring goody bags/party favors?
Yes, you are welcome to pass out goody bags or party favors to your guests. We ask that goody bags are given out only as your guests are leaving the ship so that they may play with their contents off of the ship. You can also purchase additional party favors from our dock shop for $5 or less each.
Should we bring decorations? Balloons? Piñatas?
No, the pirate ship is decorated with paintings and flags which add plenty of pirate flair. The Pirate Party Room is decorated with table cloths, centerpieces, balloons, and pirate flags. We ask that you do not piñatas as there is not enough space or time to play with them.
Do you have birthday invitations available?
Yes, we have a set of free downloadable invitations and a link to a customizable E-vite at the bottom of our 'Birthday Adventures' page.
Charter Cruise FAQ
Can we rent the boat for a private party? For more than an hour?
Yes, the Fearless can be chartered for up to three hours at a time. For charters departing before 5pm the cost is $800 for the first hour on the water, and $750 for each additional hour before 5pm. For charters departing after 5pm the cost is $1000 for the first hour, and $950 for each additional hour after 5pm.
Can we sail out of any other location other than Fells Point?
Yes, the Fearless can arrange docking at other specific locations for an additional docking fee. Options include in the Inner Harbor by the Maryland Science Center and on Pier 5 by McCormick and Schmick's.
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