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June 12, 2009

Weekend Watch: Pirate cruising on the Potomac

Filed Under: Northern Virginia

Have a pirate-obsessed youngster in your family? The Potomac Riverboat Company's "Pirate Cruises" for kids are now running...Setting sail Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. through September 7.

It's a 40-minute cruise with pirate-themed music and entertainment, departing from Old Town's historic riverfront. Tix are $15 per adult, $9 per child (ages 2-11), and little ones under age two cruise for free.


Posted by Sarah at 2:00 PM.


Okay, we went today and I would not reco this. In fact I think that you owe me $24 for posting this sham on your website. It was a sham because they advertised it as a Pirate Cruise with music (there was none) and fun for all ages (only if your kid is interested in learning about landmarks). They essentially had a guy dressed up as a pirate and throwing in some pirate jargon but most of ithe content was geared towards adults who want to learn about the Potomac and landmarks along it. Save your money and give me back mine!

I'm sorry you had a bad experience, and that they didn't deliver what they promised. You're right to share that experience w/ other readers here.

BUT. The post wasn't "advertising." I didn't get compensated a dime - by anyone - for posting this event. And by no means have I ever claimed the ability to personally test-drive every outing or event that I announce on this blog. If I had $24 to give you.... but, alas, I do not. Publishing a free-of-charge public website does not pay well.