Sunday, March 30, 2014

Black Dragon Pirate Ship

Ahoy, matey! If you happen to visit Port Isable and South Padre Island, you gotta not miss this pretty Pirate Ship!
"The Black Dragon is a modern day replica of a 17th century galleon. Below the water line, she’s a modern sea-worthy vessel with the latest marine technology. Above the water, she’s a trip to a time and place where the likes of Jean Lafitte sailed the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre, making port here in Port Isabel. Legend has it that Lafitte took refuge in this area and dug a well in Laguna Vista. Local ranchers formed business alliances with pirates who sailed their contraband between the Rio Grande and Corpus Christi. Now, you can sail the same waters with Osprey Cruises aboard The Black Dragon pirate ship."

My family and I thought about doing the tour while we're on the island, but the weather was not good during that day. So I guess maybe we can do it when we visit the island again someday. I heard that the cruises include a crew of professional pirates who entertain with pirate stories, face painting, treasure hunts, water pistol battles, sword fighting, music, and loads of family fun for all ages.