Monday, June 9, 2014

A Voyage on the Buccaneer!!

While we were vacationing in Destin, Florida, we had an amazing opportunity to take a trip on a real pirate ship called the Buccaneer.  Now if you know anything about my son, you know that he is obsessed with Jake and the Neverland Pirates and it just so happens that their ships name is the Buccaneer, or Bucky for short.  Little Man was beside himself that he was actually going to get to take a ride on Bucky and learn how to be an official pirate.  The ship was huge and was run by a three "pirate" crew.  While Captain Cannonball drove the ship, the other two pirates engaged the children in a number of activities including a water gun fight, face painting, swabbing the deck (after the water gun fight), a sword fighting lesson, a story about lost treasure, and even finding said lost treasure and hauling it out of the sea.  Needless to say the adventure and joy on LM's face was well worth the money spent.  The crew was phenomenal and even passed along a Christian message about why they do what they do every day.  In all the activities they lead they stove to imbed good moral values in the children like sharing, having self-confidence, and just being a good person in general.  The whole adventure only lasted about 2 hours but there was so much fun packed into that time that it felt like we had just boarded when the ship pulled back into the harbor.  The organization in charge of the cruises is Buccaneer Pirate Cruises (link to Facebook page).  If you are ever in the Destin area, I highly recommend that you look into going on one of their cruises.  They usually do a few a day.  Times may vary based on the season. Below of some pictures from our time upon the Buccaneer and on the harbor walk before departure.

1 comment:

  1. i love all of the pictures! it looks like such a good time! Zander would love it