Frequently asked Questions
It is possible to arrive 30 minutes before a launch and pay for passage on our Pirate Experience, however, tickets can be sold out and you may need to wait until the next launch to board.
It is best to plan ahead and pre-purchase tickets to ensure your child will not be disappointed. From small groups of two to groups of twenty, we would love to share our pirate experience with you. Private parties should be booked in advance to offer the greatest flexibility in scheduling your event.
Simple, at least 30 minutes before sailing. Our crew helps prepare each young Matey for a day of adventure. Arriving late to the event causes your child to miss an exciting part of the experience ~ tattoos, stickers and Pirate ID. In addition, our Capt’n must review important safety instructions that require all passengers and pirates be present.
The SS Jersey Girl sails on schedule. Please be early.
Yes. Our dock and passageways can accommodate wheelchairs. When we disembark onto the island, wheelchairs need to remain on deck for safety. There are no obstructed views and so every passenger can participate regardless of their location.
If they can’t walk on their own, they are free to board, but are part of the head-count. The United States Coast Guard requires every passenger, regardless of age, to have a ticket. Please advise the host of the party that you will be bringing additional guests. Each passenger or pirate requires a ticket and parties may be hosted for up to 45 guests only – including ALL guests. We have a special system to ensure only ticketed passengers and pirates board our ship.. there are no stowaways!
The ship travels one of the calmest parts of the Manasquan River in an No-Wake zone. Due to the unique design of the Patented vessel, the waves are buffered by the hull of the craft. Very little to no wake will be experienced for the entire journey. The S.S. Jersey Girl is a dry boat.
Unless you plan to attack the ship, it is unlikely you will get wet. It is possible that with a light breeze, the over-spray from the cannons may create a fine mist. The ships deck is constructed of anti-skid material and our vessel contains a protected, canopy area in the event of light rain.
Safety is our top concern and we will never place you or your family at risk. If the weather is sunny, fair, cloudy or light rain, we will launch. Strong winds, lightening or unusual weather events may delay or cancel a launch. If you suspect this may be the case, please call ahead. We will make every effort to safely accommodate your adventure.
The story of Pirates on the Manasquan is an interactive family, friendly adventure. This story-line is full of excitement, surprises, humor and enjoyable moments. There are no frightening parts of the tour. We offer only safe, family orientated entertainment that is an enjoyable experience for all. Your child will be the hero in every adventure!
Your Pirate Island Adventure reservation must be cancelled seven days prior to your sail date to receive a refund. All other events, including birthdays may only be cancelled for a refund, fourteen days prior to the sail date. The online booking fees are non-refundable under any circumstance. Reservations, inclusive of sail date and time may not be changed without authorization from Pirates on the Manasquan and are based on availability. In the event of a cancellation due to weather, Pirates on the Manasquan will arrange for an alternative reservation or refund.
We tried to answer the most common questions, but may have missed yours!
Pirates on the Manasquan is happy to answers your questions. Why not start by giving us a call? We would love to hear from you. If it is after hours, send us an email.