1.5 hoursWalking TourAll AgesHistorically Accurate
Avast! There be Pirates in the Bay!
This fun 1.5-hour waterfront tour includes the costumed pirate Blackbeard who captures you and your crew and takes you back to the days of bucaneers and sailing ships.
Guests will hear the swashbuckling secret history of pirates, sing a sea chanty, learn to talk like a real pirate, and see a bit of sword fighting! We’ll start with the famous pirate and patriot Jean Lafitte, and include the stories of several other local pirates from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The tour begins near the entrance of the Riverview Hotel near the NE corner of Government and Royal Street.
Paid parking is available next door at the city parking deck. Free parking is available at Mardi Gras Park, or across from the fort.
Starts at Admiral Hotel Cafe
Parking is available in the city parking garage next door.
Short Walk From Hotels
The tour is an 8-minute walk from any downtown hotels.
Bring Your Camera!
Our tours include lots of great photo opportunities. You may see a stunning street mural, impressive fountain, or hidden detail along the way. Share photos on your social media page.
This is the Gulf Coast, where pop-up rain can happen—or not. Any tour that's cancelled or cut short by weather will be rescheduled at your convenience! Just email us the date and time you prefer.
"Great way to get out, enjoy the city, and learn about our history!"
Aimée Rambo Brown
"Went to the historical tour with my husband and son. We all enjoyed it very much!"