Ticket Booth & Gift Shop

Located at the corner of West Bay Rd. & State St. near Dobbin’s Landing in Erie, PA.

Contact Us

Scallywags Pirate Adventures

Mailing Address:
2 State St.
Erie, PA 16507

Ticket Booth & Gift Shop Phone:
(814) 453-2627


Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a moment to read our most frequently asked questions.

Do I need to check-in before boarding?


Please check-in at our ticket booth at the corner of West Bay Rd. and State St. prior to boarding.

If you purchase your ticket online you must still pick up your boarding ticket from the booth. Tickets may also be purchased at the booth.

We recommend checking-in 30 minutes prior to your cruise time. We will begin boarding approximately 15 minutes before scheduled cruise time.

What is your cancellation policy?

Reservations on regularly scheduled cruises may be canceled, altered or rescheduled with a 48 hours advanced notice of cruise date. No refunds will be given, or reservations rescheduled for requests made less than 48 hours advance notice of cruise date.

Is there food and drink available on board?


We have a fully stocked bar on board including snacks, water, juice, soda, and alcoholic beverages.

Are there restrooms on board?


There is one unisex restroom on board.

What should I bring with me?

We operate rain or shine, hot or cold. Please plan to dress according to the weather.

Here is what we recommend for varying weather conditions:

Nice/Hot Weather:

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat

Cold/Rainy Weather:

  • Coat and/or Hoodie
  • Raincoat or Poncho
Will I get wet?

Pirate Experience Cruise:

There are water-related activities during our family cruises. Those wanting to participate in these activities will more than likely get wet. We recommend bringing a towel (and possibly a change of clothes) for anyone looking to fully engage in the water-related activities.

Those not wanting to participate may head to the water-free zone on the upper-deck of the ship.

Wobbly Pirate Cruise:

We do not have any water related activities during our happy hour cruises, so most likely not. However, there is always a risk of getting a little wet when you’re on the open sea.

What happens if it rains?

We operate rain or shine. Please plan to dress according to the weather, including coats, hoodies, rain jackets or ponchos. However, in case of severe weather conditions (i.e. lightening or high winds), it is at the Captain’s discretion to cancel the cruise.

If canceled, passengers will be notified by phone prior to the cruise and rain checks will be issued. If a cruise is interrupted by unsafe weather conditions and the ship has to return to dock early, rain checks will be issued depending on the length of your voyage.

Will I get seasick?

Most likely not as the Scallywags generally cruises around 6 knots (approximately 5 mph). If you have a tendency towards motion or sea sickness, please take preventative measures beforehand.

Should I tip the crew?

Gratuities are accepted and greatly appreciated but not mandatory.

Can I book a private charter?


To book a private charter please contact us for pricing and availability.

Are gift certificates available?


If you are interested in a gift certificate please contact us for more information.

Ship & Safety Information

The Scallywags is a custom designed wooden vessel that was built in Maryland and took 6 months to complete. The ship is 54′ in length at the water line, 62′ overall, with a 20′ beam and 4′ draft. It is powered by Twin Volvo Diesels, each 225 HP.

The vessel was built to U.S. Coast Guard requirements and is certified to carry 75 passengers. It is equipped with the latest lifesaving equipment and our Captains are all U.S. Coast Guard licensed.