Royal Conquest

Come aboard the Royal Conquest Pirate Ship at John’s Pass, Florida, for an authentic pirate cruise full of family fun!

Ye must pay yer dues to be granted access aboard the Royal Conquest:

SST PQ Kids onboard

Are ye ready for a swashbuckling adventure?

Can you imagine an hour and a half of pirate fun, all while surrounded by the most enchanting waters you will ever see in your life? Whether you are a pirate fanatic or just a curious land lubber, this immersive cruise will make you feel like you’re on a genuine buccaneer’s conquest.

John’s Pass’ Finest Pirate Ship

Embark on an unforgettable adventure aboard the Royal Conquest! This bi-level, 46-foot U.S. Coast Guard-inspected pirate ship can hold up to 46 passengers. It’s the most realistic pirate ship that you will ever set your eyes on.

It’s a wonder to see from land. To sail in it, on the other hand, is a whole new level of experience. The overall ambiance tells the story of a real pirate’s vessel with a living, breathing crew.

SST Pirate Staff

About the Cruise

90-Minute Cruise Around
Boca Ciega Bay
46 Guests
Seating: Bench Seating with
Shaded Areas

Departure Time

*Time may vary. See the calendar or click “Book Now” for the current schedule.

SST Treasure Chest


*Children will also be provided with wooden pistols and water guns onboard.

Available for Purchase

Friendly Pirates Around You

The entire crew is dressed like rebel pirates, and they never break character, bringing that true pirate vibe and delivering absolute entertainment for everyone. You can even join the fun by grabbing your own pirate hat, eye patch, swords, and more pirate gear available for purchase at our gift shop. So get ready to hear a lot of “Arrrrrrghhhh”s, “ahoy”s, and “matey”s!

SST PQ Pirate Staff
SST PQ Pirate Staff

Pirate Activities for All Ages

What’s a pirate ship cruise without festive music and some treasure hunting? A boring afternoon, that’s what! Get ready for the ultimate buccaneer excursion.

Aside from the listed activities above, we also have dance parties, drinking, and even dolphin watching, which people of all ages are sure to love.

Yes! Dolphins are abundant at Madeira Beach, so there is a high chance that you’ll be seeing these breathtaking sea creatures before the day is at an end.

There is no age limit to this absolute adventure. Whether you want to relax and see the sights or join in the activities, there is always something for everyone.

Know Before You Go

Guaranteed Safe and Secure

Be ready for a worry-free pirate expedition! At Sunshine Scenic Tours, we ensure that everyone onboard the Royal Conquest, from li’l swabbies to salty dogs, is safe, comfortable, and protected. This way, you can focus on having the greatest time and nothing else.

Apart from the ship being regularly inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard, all employees are trained in first aid and undergo regular drug testing. There is also a very slim chance that the ship will encounter rough seas, as most of our cruises take place in the peaceful waters of Boca Ciega Bay.

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What are you waiting for, mateys?

Reserve a space on board for your crowd before the cruise sells out! Don’t forget to bring your camera with you to capture all the pirate fun. Wear comfy clothes and bring a jacket when it’s winter. This cruise is available year-round and brings only delightful entertainment from beginning to end!

Adult price at 42 USD