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Shannon Tanner's Most Excellent Pirate Expedition

A Swashbuckling Family Pirate Cruise on Hilton Head Island

Shannon Tanner’s Most Excellent Pirate Cruises offer pirate-themed boat tours for the whole family in Hilton Head and the surrounding areas, including Savannah, Beaufort, Port Royal, Daufuskie Island, and many more! Our price includes all pirate dress up & pirate doo-rag, dagger, eye patch, tattoo, treasure & surprise chocolate gold coin. Plus free parking and no gate fee!

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Great for Families

Babies under two are free, plus strollers
& carriers are welcome on board

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Pirate Dress-Up Included

No extra cost for pirate doo-rag, dagger,
eye patch, tattoo, & treasure

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Comfort on Board

Boat has two bathrooms, plenty
of shade, & covered areas

A Letter From the Cap'n

Attention all Pirate Kidz and Pirate Parentz!

Attention all pirate kidz and pirate parentz! All hands on deck! Join Cap’n Tanner and his crew on a pirate cruise in Hilton Head, and set sail on an adventure of a lifetime! Our pirate mission, if you are thirsty for adventure, is to speak to the mermaid to find the key to the treasure chest! Then it’s off to the docks to recapture Captain Tanner’s ship from that pirate, Mad Marcus!

Next we set sail to find our friend, the Ghost Dolphin, to speak to him and find out where Stinky Slim went with our treasure. Break out the water cannons for an epic battle at sea and make Stinky Slim walk the plank into the river! Capture our treasure chest and alas… treasure for all!

But there’s more adventure ahead, piratez. We sail back to the cove — Cap’n Tanner knows where there is a stash of chocolate gold coins… But it’s protected by none other than Frosty Blackbeard! We must face one final battle!

Captain Tanner and his piratez celebrate the adventure and autograph the pirate kidz’ swords. Then it’s farewell until our next adventure!

High Praise for Captain Shannon Tanner

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Most Excellent Pirate Adventure!

Our family had an AMAZING time with Cap’n Tanner and Wild Willie! Our boys, 5 & 8, had the best time ever. From the moment we arrived (pirate dress up and getting pirate names – Terrible Tyler & Hammerhead Aiden) until the moment we departed it was a blast. Cap’n Tanner makes sure everyone is happy & having fun! From mermaids to pirates and swords to water guns – you can’t go wrong choosing this family fun adventure!

– TripAdvisor
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Cap'n Tanner Pirate Expedition

Shannon Tanner is amazing! He is always in perfect character no matter if he is doing the pirate expedition or his nightly entertainment! The Pirate Expedition is the perfect length for the kiddos and lots of fun for all involved! He has great staff along side of him and really enjoyed it! Dolphin sighting, water guns, funny pirates, pirate hats and swards, treasures for all - you will love it!

– TripAdvisor
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Our newest family tradition!

We took an excursion with three generations and it was one of the most fun things we have experienced in Hilton Head. I had no idea how in depth and multi-faceted the experience would be. Our kids are 5 and 7 and they absolutely LOVED it! Captain Tanner and his crew have this gig perfected! We will definitely go again next year (and the year after that, and the year after that...)

– TripAdvisor
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Shannon Never Disappoints!

This is an excellent break from the beach for kids and adults alike. Shannon has been entertaining since our kids were little - now we brought our Granddaughter to continue the tradition. Shannon personally engages the kids from the first moment by giving the kids a pirate name like "Angel Fish Addy" and placing a pirate cap on their heads along with a styrofoam sword...The kids (and adults) love it! Highly recommend this adventure!

– TripAdvisor
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Nobody Does it better than Cap'n Tanner and Crew!

Whenever we visit Hilton Head Island we NEVER miss setting sail with Shannon Tanner! It's so much fun for both children and adults! Cap'n Tanner and his crew are absolutely fantastic at interacting so well with the children and deliver absolute perfection! It's great family fun, money well spent and we will never miss the opportunity to do this.

– TripAdvisor