Q: Where does the ship depart from?

We are located at 140 Boardwalk Place W., Madeira Beach FL 33708 Get directions


Q: Is there parking available?

Yes, there is metered parking as well as a parking garage.


Q: Is there a bathroom aboard the ship?

Yes, but we sailor’s refer to it as the “head”.  
We strongly recommend that you use the land base facilities prior to boarding the ship.


Q: Is there pirate gear available for purchase?

Of course! Feel free to visit our pirate gift shop before or after your cruise.  There you can find hats, swords, eye patches, and much more!


Q: Will we get wet?

Anytime you are on the water there is a chance that you may get wet, but onboard the Royal Conquest the squirt gun battle is most likely the only way you may get wet.  Dry areas are available for those who don’t enjoy a good squirt gun battle.


Q: How long does the adventure last?

Cruises are 2 hours long unless otherwise noted.


Q: How many passengers can come along?

The ship holds up to 46 passengers.


Q: Can we bring our own camera?

Sure!  You may want it handy if we see dolphins, pelicans, herons, and the occasional manatee.  (We recommend a waterproof camera).


Q: Do we have to participate in the fun or can we just watch?

It’s your choice.  You can just sit back and enjoy the fresh, ocean air or join in on the fun and games.


Q: Is there an age limit?

No. All ages will enjoy our pirate cruise, from Lil’ Swabies to Salty Dogs!


Q: Will we get seasick?

Not likely.  Most of our cruises take place in the calm waters of Boca Ciega Bay and we only go out into the Gulf of Mexico on special occasions, so chances are very slim that you would get ill.  If you are subject to motion sickness, then taking some preemptive actions may be a good idea. Check with your physician.


Q: Is the cruise safe?

Yes!  Safety is our number one priority aboard the Royal Conquest.  The Royal Conquest is Coast Guard inspected.  All Captains and crewmembers have been drug tested and are subject to random drug testing.


Q: Are there food and drinks available aboard the ship?

All beverages are included aboard our public cruises, including beer and wine.  Non-alcoholic beverages are included on private party cruises, with beer and wine available for purchase.  Chips, peanuts, and crackers are also available for purchase.


Q: Do we need a reservation?

Many of our cruises do sell out, so to guarantee your space on board we recommend that you book in advance by calling Zerve at 727-350-1101.


Q: How early must we arrive?

No later than 30 minutes prior to your cruises scheduled departure time.


Q: What should we bring?

We suggest you wear comfortable clothing, and possibly a jacket during the winter months.  Sunscreen is highly recommended.  Alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be brought on board.