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Join the Pirate Life crew as we search for sunken treasure. Sailing from Downtown's Harbourfront

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Join the crew and search for sunken treasure
Downtown Toronto, 333 Lakeshore Blvd East
Adventure. Cruise. Theatre.
May  to October 

May & June - Weekends + Group/School Weekdays

July & August - Daily Adventures!

September -  Weekends through to October 7th


Set Sail with your family this summer, adults and children alike

Become a pirate with our crew, dress in costume, face paint tattoos and pirate names! Fire the water cannons and haul up the loot, because we are all pirates arrrgh ;) 

Imagine, play & create with us outdoors on a pirate ship with the best view of Toronto's Skyline!

now serving Grog (Beer and Cider) locally brewed in hamilton, Ontario

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A 1.5 hour adventure with 30 minutes on shore and 1 hour aboard the pirate ship.

Schedule subject to availability, click book now to see a live availability of our adventures!

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“Best birthday party" - Inga, for Evelyn's 6th birthday party

“The children talked about it non-stop for weeks.” - 
Arnica

"As both a parent and a teacher, I highly recommend this pirate experience. It was well worth every penny." - Catherine

 

Pirate Life aired on Dragons Den March 9th, watch it on CBC

Every year we collectively create a new show for you!

2015- Debut

2016 - Heart of the Ship

2017 - Return of Captain Killjoy

2018 - The McGuffin

2019 - Our Swabby

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What it's all about

Venture Downtown Toronto this summer and join our scurvy crew.

Come dressed in your favourite pirate costumes or rummage through our collection of vests, sashes and bandanas as you become one of us!

Our crew have their face paint and brushes at the ready to curl a handsome moustache, 5 o'clock shadow or some fearsome pirate tats  on the cheeks & arms of your loved ones.

 

we found treasure centre island at pirate life toronto

On shore and before departure make ready for the Captain, gather round and present your best pirate 'arrrghh!'  Climb on the Island Rogue - a 45 foot pirate ship - to head out to sea in pursuit of adventure & sunken treasure. 

Aboard the vessel and cruising around the Toronto Harbour you partake in Pirate School, where our crew teaches you the ways of the sea faring life. Discover the mystery of Treasure Island, encounter friend & foe, fire the water cannons and haul up the loot if yer one of the lucky ones - or else there may be a marooning for the lot of ye!

The activity is 1.5 hours, 30 minutes are on shore & 1 hour on the pirate ship sailing.

WE PLAY SAFE

Our crew is rigorously trained in marine safety procedures and safe conduct aboard the vessel as per Transport Canada regulations. We are first aid certified. Life saving equipment aboard the vessel include both adult and child life jackets, life rings, fire extinguishers an emergency life raft. Marine units for fire and police close by.

At the beginning of each show the crew reviews the safety equipment with passengers demonstrating proper use of life jackets - please do not hesitate to speak to our staff, captain and crew.

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WHAT IS IMMERSIVE THEATRE?

We’re glad you asked! Immersive theatre is an experience where you too get to be a part of the play. The Audience is invited to participate and help create the story by interacting with the set, the space and the cast. Our production relies on the participation of you and your kids. Yes, you read that right, we rely on YOU - the adult! The parent so caught up in everyday busy life that we sometimes forget how to play and have fun. This production is as much for you as the kids, let out your playful spirit and join us on stage for some creative fun! Naturally the show is first and foremost for the children, we have plenty of opportunities for them to stand up, play and sing along with us.

Pirate Life in the media!

 

 

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Walk the plank on a pirate ship. I dare you to find truer fanatics of pirate lore than the infectiously enthusiastic crew of A Pirate's Life, an interactive theatre experience aboard pirate ship the Island Rogue, complete with a cruise around the Toronto Islands.

Walk the plank on a pirate ship.
I dare you to find truer fanatics of pirate lore than the infectiously enthusiastic crew of A Pirate's Life, an interactive theatre experience aboard pirate ship the Island Rogue, complete with a cruise around the Toronto Islands.

“As soon as you step foot onto the pirate ship, a story comes to life! It is interactive and the characters are energetic, humours and lively. The kids will love the adventure”
— Whisperedinspirations.com

NOW SERVING BEER AND CIDER, LOCALLY BREWED IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO

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 Pirate Life         1003-100 Gloucester Street, Toronto, ON M4Y 1M1

BUY SEASON PASS

Join the crew and live the adventure! Pirate Life presents a seasons pass! Sail as much and as often as you like with our Pirate Crew! Seasons Passes only $39 that’s less than the cost of two trips! Book your seasons pass online and sail with us all summer!

Every adventure is 1.5 hours and includes costumes, face paint tattoos, pirate names and a 1 hr adventure cruise of Toronto’s harbour where we sail in search of sunken treasure!

Pirate Life is an immersive theatre experience, we’ll invite you up to join us living the Pirate Life!

Our guests consistently rate us 5 out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor!  “A really awesome adventure for the whole family. Cruise the Lake, fire water cannons and bring home the treasure! Well worth the money! - Kathie D

Our guests consistently rate us 5 out of 5 stars on Tripadvisor!

“A really awesome adventure for the whole family. Cruise the Lake, fire water cannons and bring home the treasure! Well worth the money! - Kathie D

SAILING MAY TO OCTOBER

Spring Season:
May And June sailing Saturdays and Sundays

Summer Season:
July and August sailing 6-7 times a day every day!

Fall Season:
September and October sailing Saturdays and Sundays through to Thanksgiving weekend.

SHOWTIME         DEPARTURE
                    
9:00                        9:30
10:15                      10:45
11:30                      12:00
12:45                        1:15
2:00                        2:30
3:15                        3:45

To book an adventure simply check the availability online, and contact us by phone or email or text with the date and time you'd like to set sail and we'll book your crew in!

Click the map for directions!

 
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Live A Pirate's Life sailing from Downtown Toronto
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A 1.5 hour adventure with 30 minutes on shore and 1 hour aboard the pirate ship

Showtime         Boat Departure
                    
9:00                        9:30
10:15                      10:45
11:30                      12:00
12:45                        1:15
2:00                        2:30
3:15                        3:45
                 

Should you have a group of 15+ we are more than happy to open new show date & time for you.


Join the crew and park at 333 Lakeshore Drive and join us on the pier at the bottom of Parliament street. Parking is available on site!

Please arrive at the schedule showtime to check in! On shore we start with costuming, face-paint tattoos, pirate names & pre-boarding activities! 

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May Weekend departures with special events and school groups during the weekdays - call for info!

June Weekends and every day as of June 26th! *should you have a group of 15+ we can open a sail for you any day of the week! 

July-September to 4th Everyday!

September-October Weekend departures with special events and school groups during the weekdays

Ticket price

$27  /  Child Pirate
$27 /   Adult Pirate

$0 /   Under two

Children two and under are free but still count as a passenger so let us know they are sailing with you!

Groups of 10+ pirates receive a discount!

School, camp, large group and corporate rates available please  Contact us for more information.


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How to get to Pirate Life Toronto

GETTING HERE

Pirate Life sails from Parliament street docks at 333 Lakeshore Blvd East. Paid parking is available on location.

Park downtown or take the TTC to Union Station and walk south along Bay Street and head east along the water front to 333 Lake Shore Boulevard East. Alternatively you can take the TTC King Street Car East towards Parliament street and just walk south!

There should be pirate flag or two to mark your entry, 333 Lakeshore is at the intersection where Parliament street becomes Queen's Quay.

If driving the best way to enter is heading east along Queen's Quay towards 333 lakeshore - ask google maps, they're pretty helpful :)

See the map above and remember mates, x marks the spot!

FAQ

 

Will my kids enjoy it? Yes! The performance is interactive, your children will participate with our crew and perform the show with us as they become pirates and search for treasure!

For what age group? Ideal for ages 3-11! But of course, true pirates can be of any age!

How long is the adventure?  Your adventure is 1.5 hours, 30 minutes on shore of entertainment with costumes, face paint and more, aboard the vessel for the 1 hour boat cruise!

Does the boat move? Yes! The boat does cruise around the harbour!

Do you get wet? No! We have water cannons but they are pointed away from the boat, you may get splashed but nothing serious! Unless you want to of course!

Do you sail in the rain? Yes and no... Normally we sail rain or shine, however if it really is a crummy day we may make a pirate decision to postpone for sunnier skies. Please do dress appropriately. Don't trust the weather man's forecast, wake up in the morning and look to the skies they will tell you the weather! Red sky at night, sailor's delight, red sky in morning, sailor's take warning!

What about really bad weather? In the event of terrible weather, the captain will make a judgement call the morning of and if necessary reschedule the departures, if we cancel your sail we will refund your purchase.

What is the cancellation policy? 
Tickets purchased are final sale and we are not able to offer refunds, however we are happy to help your reschedule for another day if you are unable to attend, please let us know 48 hrs before date of sail!

What is the cancellation policy for groups?
For large group bookings, cancelations are accepted within one week of the date the booking is made, for example if on April 8th  a booking is made for July 27th, cancelations are only accepted up to 7 days after April 8th, that is until April 15th. We have limited space and alot of requests!

 

Costumes? Bring your own or use ours! We love it when you dress up! We provide vests, sashes and bandanas. 

Do I need Reservations? We highly recommend it! As space is limited and our departures vary day to day! We require a credit card to confirm the booking, tickets can be purchased over the phone or online - please arrive at your scheduled time! Pirate Life reserves the right to sell your tickets or charge your card if you are not present 10 minutes before time of departure.

What happens? We live a pirate life! An engaging participatory theatrical production and adventure/experience in which your crew becomes one of us and helps us search for treasure, firing the water cannons, witnessing a sword fight on deck and more! Our production is part theatre, part cruise all adventure!

How many people are on the boat? We invite up to 40 guests to join us aboard the Island Rogue. If your group is larger we can accommodate you with several departures and more on shore entertainment! In addition to the 40 passengers, We have 3 of our own Pirates Aboard the ship, captain and 2 crew.

If I book and do not show up will i be charged? Unfortunately yes, when you make a reservation with us we consider that a booking, as we have a limited capacity (only 40 seats) and are reserving the seats for you and thus refusing entry to others. We hope you understand!

What is the service fee? Ticket purchases come with a $2.26 service fee per ticket. This service fee is applied to all ticket purchases and helps to cover the costs the major credit cards charge us on all transactions.

Are deposits refundable?
All deposits are non refundable, whether for birthday parties or summer camps. Deposits of 50% are required to confirm the booking, payable my credit card at the time of booking.