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Frequently Asked Questions


Some quick answers to ARRRR
most frequently asked questions!



Some quick answers to ARRRR
most frequently asked questions!



Some quick answers to ARRRR
most frequently asked questions!


Does my baby need a ticket?

YES. Everyone aboard the Sea Gypsy requires a ticket, even infants. Per Coast Guard Regulations, we must count every single person towards the capacity of our ship. If your tiniest baby pirate will be held by an adult onboard and NOT participating in the adventure, select our discounted infant ticket for them.

What should we wear?

Dress appropriately for the weather. For most of the year, it will be hot (welcome to Florida!), but for the winter months, be prepared for cooler temperatures aboard the Sea Gypsy.

What if it’s bad weather?

If WE cancel due to weather, we will contact you via the provided phone number on the reservation, as soon as the captain determines a cancellation is necessary. In this case, you will have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund. We will not sail in high winds, heavy rain, or with lightning in the area. We may still sail in a light rain or drizzle. Because it is raining or thunderstorming in your location, please don’t assume we have cancelled. Storms can be very isolated, and very short-lived in our area. Pirate Adventures and its Captains monitor the weather and radar throughout the day. We will only sail if the conditions are determined safe by our Captain.

How long is the adventure?

We are on the water for 75 minutes. We spend an additional 30 minutes before sailing for check-in, dress-up, face painting, tattoos, and boarding (THIS is when you should arrive – 30 minutes before your sailing time). The boat departs at the sailing time listed.

Can we bring food and drinks?

It’s always encouraged to bring water with you! We have water bottles available for $1 during check-in as well. Alcoholic drinks are NOT permitted onboard. We ask that you avoid bringing  food aboard the pirate ship, as we don’t know what allergies others might have, and the crumbs may invite unwanted pests. There is very little down-time for the kids to snack anyway, as our adventure is very interactive and engaging!

Where are you located?

We are located at the Seafood Shack Marina, Bar, & Grill – 4110 127th St W, Cortez, FL 34215. You can find the Sea Gypsy on the west side of the restaurant on “G Dock.” Remember that our check-in area is located across the street from the restaurant and where you should meet before your reserved sailing time!

What if we miss the boat?

We operate on a strict schedule and will leave the dock at the specified sailing time. As a very small, family-run business, we are relying on your party to arrive for the time you reserved. Per our cancellation policy, we cannot refund or reschedule you for not showing up. Plan accordingly for traffic and remember you should arrive 30 minutes before the sailing time you booked for.

What if I need to cancel?

Please call us at 941-226-5640 to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. Cancellations must be made with AT LEAST 24 hours notice before your scheduled sailing time. For private charters, cancellations must be made with AT LEAST 72 hours notice prior to your sailing time.

Do our kids need to wear lifejackets?

As a Coast Guard Inspected and Certified Vessel, passengers are not required to wear lifejackets onboard the Sea Gypsy. We meet and exceed the requirements for lifejackets and safety equipment onboard, set forth by the USCG.