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History & Crew


The History of Urban Pirates

Sailing the waters of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor since 2008, Urban Pirates is owned and operated by Cara Joyce who was determined to bring local families and tourists an amazing swashbuckling adventure. Inspired by her children’s love for all things pirate, and her love of gatherings with good mateys, she and her crew created an unique and engaging experience fit for buccaneers of all ages.

Our Ship, The Relentless

Urban Pirates’ ship Relentless was custom designed and built in 2016 in Maryland to meet U.S. Coast Guard requirements. The ship is 54 feet long with an 19 foot beam and a 4 foot draft. It is powered by twin 250 HP John Deere Diesel Engines duo-propstem drivers and a bow thruster for easy maneuverability. The vessel is Coast Guard certified to carry 70 passengers and is equipped with a head and the latest life saving equipment. It also carries a fleet of water cannons to fight off enemies and has plenty of deck space for adventures in the harbor. All of our Captains are U.S. Coast Guard licensed. All our staff is subject to criminal background checks.


The Relentless Crew

The crew aboard the Relentless is made up of the best group of swashbucklers that ever sailed the seven seas. It’s their personal goal to get everyone involved in the action, fun, and adventure.  No matter if you are a wee sprog or a mighty captain they will bring out your inner pirate with their engaging entertainment that will have you dancing a jig and singing sea shanties all the way home. They’re the nicest bunch of pirates you will ever want to meet, and are always ready to greet you with a friendly ‘Ahoy Matey’!

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