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“Amazing pirate experience!!!”
Review of Pirate Life

Pirate Life
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Ahoy matey! Join the crew aboard the 45 foot Island Rogue, a pirate ship on Centre Island Toronto!. Live the Pirate Life with our crew as you dress in costume, received sea farin' tatoos and pirate nick names! Board the vessel and sail the Toronto Harbour in search of sunken treasure and freedom! Pirate Life combines theatre, adventure and cruise, it's fun for all ages and departs daily from the Centre Island.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 2 August 2015

As both a parent and a teacher, I highly recommend this pirate experience. It was well worth every penny. First you are given a pirate name. Then you are dressed up in awesome pirate attire and a staff member paints scars, pirate tattoos of your choice. After some warm up activities on land, you go on the very cool pirate ship on which you watch a fantastic pirate show that engages the kids throughout. This is all happening while you're enjoying the sites of the Island and Toronto while feeling the nice breeze on a moving pirate ship. My 5 year old son had fun gaining a deeper understanding of what pirate life was like and he continued to micmic pirates over the next few days. We had just returned from Disney World the day prior to going on this trip and the show put on by Pirate Life was even better than the Disney show we saw. The staff were extremely friendly and great with kids. I really can not say enough about how incredible this experience was. We look forward to going back on before the end of this summer.

1  Thank CCCatherine
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

It was a great time for both kids (9 and 3 year old) and us, parents! Great story, acting and the atmosphere - everyone enjoyed the adventure. And add some time to explore the islands before / after the show - spend at least half of the day there.

1  Thank Andrei F
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

We all enjoyed (mom, dad, 5,7, and 9 yr old) every second!! So creative! All the actors/actresses were very friendly and talented! Highly recommend :)

Thank Grossner
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

Wow, this was really fun, and not just for kids.. My husband and I enjoyed it too. The actors were excellent, and made us feel like part of the show. The people working there were very friendly and helpful. And my two grandsons, ages 8 and 5 are still talking about it!

1  Thank Janice D
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Reviewed 20 July 2015

A treasure, indeed, we found on Center Island! Three generations of sea-faring pirates, a tired crew we were after a late night out at the PanAm Games opening ceremonies! Our plans to journey home for a rest quickly headed south when the young'uns convinced us to travel on the ferry across the harbour and board the Pirate ship to experience Pirate Life at its finest. The high energy and enthusiasm of the cast and crew aboard the ship brought a spark to all as we became highly engaged in the pirate experience. Costumes and tattoos, pirate training and characterization, active participation in an engaging theatrical storyline with song and dance, a ship designed for adventure, an incredible crew and a navigation route that allows access to breathtaking views of Toronto Harbour, this experience is one to put on the Unforgettable Memories list. We have no complaints, except that it's not closer to Barrie, but we'd not hesitate to return again and take some friends so they could enjoy the adventure too. Everyone in our group felt comfortable and safe, and had a great time getting into character, grandmas and grandchildren alike. Money and time incredibly well spent. We have experienced a diversity of live theatre, as audience, cast and crew, and Pirate Life definitely makes the cut for a high quality experience by our review. We spent some time relaxing and playing on the Island before and after and enjoyed an incredible sunset as we traveled back to the mainland on the ferry. The Island atmosphere sets you up for nothing but opportunity for quality bonding time with family and/or friends. Next time, we will take more friends, a lunch and perhaps a few more pictures, and enjoy the beach, trails and beautiful grounds once again.
We discovered more than buried treasure, for treasure is measured not by its weight in gold, but by the experience and memories that we create, and we can't put a price on the fun times we had on this treasured Pirate Life adventure.

2  Thank Christine H
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