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Take a tour of a real-life pirate ship with Hornblower Cruises

Jennifer P

Ahoy, New York! Has your inner eight-year-old ever dreamed about casting away into the sunset on a classic, wooden pirate ship? Your childhood (or your life-long fantasy) is about to become a reality—err, but without the sailing part. 

Consider Hornblower Cruises (New York’s baller yacht club experience) your go-to for affordable dining, happy hour, entertainment and rocking boat parties on the Hudson. And this month, the brand is offering a unique tour of the 170-foot El Galeón—a 495-ton wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet.

The historic ship will be stationed amongst Hornblower’s fleet at Pier 15 at South Street Seaport for four more days, so now’s your time to jump on it. Book your tickets and hop aboard on Thursday, July 9 (9am–1:30pm) or Friday 10—July 12 (9am–5pm). General admission costs $15, or you can opt for the family pack and receive four tickets for the price of three ($45). 

And it wouldn't be a Hornblower event unless there was a super-cool party involved. Get shipwrecked at the Seaport during your tour of the El Galeón (tickets ($150) are available for Thu 9, Fri 10, and Sat 11). Throw back Dark and Stormy cocktails and Drunken Sailor punch by the open bar, snack on tasty hors d'oeurves and shake your groove thing to music provided by DJ Yanic. Note: Nautical-wear is encouraged. 


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