The Adventure

Sail away with Captain Memo’s Original Pirate Cruise to a world complete with briny buccaneers and seafaring seadogs. Let the tropical island tunes guide your journey through the calm waters of the picturesque Gulf of Mexico. Once onboard, enjoy a refreshing, complimentary beverage served by one of our many friendly pirates. For you older scallywags, embrace your pirate side with choice of free beer or wine or purchase your favorite libation at our full service bar. On our sunset cruises, take in on of the most breathtaking sights as the sun sets over the gulf producing incomparably colorful skies.

As we embark on our journey, soak up the sun and revel in the scenic views of Clearwater as we comb the horizon in search of dolphins. Get lost in the pirate antics during our two hour odyssey including a treasure hunt, face painting, water gun games, stories and dancing for all ages.

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About the Ship

The Pirate’s Ransom was custom designed and built to U.S. Coast Guard requirements for the owners in 1993.

The vessel is equipped with all of the latest life saving equipment, including life jackets, life rafts, and ship-to-shore radio. Cleanliness and order are among the top priorities of our crew which extends to all facilities. A professional quality surround system throughout the boat plays a wide variety of tunes.

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The Crew

Our spirited crew of pirates are individually selected by Captain Memo himself. They are chosen not only for their enthusiastic personalities and immeasurable politeness, but also for their knowledgeable seamanship abilities. Our pirates maintain the ship’s cleanliness, insure safe boating practices, entertain the children and most importantly keep your goblet full of grog.

Reservation Staff: Panama Pam, Treasure Chest Terri, Mischievous Melissa, and Sea Breeze Sharon.

Captains: Gangplank Gary, Blackjack Gerry and Jolly James

Pirates: Scurvy Steve, Koconut Kristin, Ventururing Vinny, Jellyfish Josh, Kastaway Kevin, Adventuress Annabell, Peppermint Patti, Jack Knife Joe, Lawless Liz, Mayhem Mike, Cutlass Chris and Shipwreck Sam.
Meet the crew

Meet our Reservation Staff:


Melissa, Terri, Pam, and Sharon. We are pleased to take your reservations,
assist you with directions and parking tips!

  • Reservation Hours 7am-11pm daily.
  • Reservations are always suggested.
  • When using GPS always use the exact address to the right.

Parking Tips:

Public parking in the Clearwater Beach Marina at 30 minute meters.
We sell a parking permit for $3.00 that will over ride the meter for the time of the cruise.

We are located at 25 Causeway Blvd. Clearwater Beach Florida 33767.
You can get directions to the Pirate Ship using this map or call us at

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family1 We had a fantastic time sailing with Captain Memo’s Pirate Cruise. The crew was fantastic, the weather great, the ship comfortable. We can’t wait to come back to Clearwater and see another amazing sunset from the Ransom. 


The kids birthday package was a blast. All the kids had a great time, and the parents did too. We highly recommend having a birthday party with Captain Memo! 



Arghh!  A cruise with Captain Memo was the highlight of our trip through Florida. The crew was professional and fun, our kids were in great hands while we enjoyed some much needed adult time.  This is more than just a cruise, it’s a pirate adventure.