Water activity

Belfast: Pirate Treasure Hunt Private Boat Tour

Activity provider: The Back and Forth

Belfast: Pirate Treasure Hunt Private Boat Tour

Activity provider: The Back and Forth

From US$ 316.94 per group up to 6

Bring your kids aboard this lobster boat ride in Belfast to search for hidden treasures around the bay. Look for clues and solve puzzles with the help of Pirate Jack and his crew.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Get a little taste of pirate life on a search for buried treasure aboard a boat
  • Solve puzzles, follow the map, pull up the chests and find out what's inside
  • Gather your little pirates and search for treasure around Penobscot bay
  • Work with Pirate Jack while the captain steers the boat to the hidden buoys
  • Check your sand hourglass to see the time you have to find the sunken treasure
Full description

Climb aboard an iconic boat to embark on your treasure hunt tour in Belfast. Follow the map, keep an eye on the sandglass, and solve clues. Come down to the Belfast City Harbor Dock aboard the Back and Forth, a traditional 28-feet wooden lobster boat. Start your adventure with a safety briefing. Get geared up in life vests and pirate hats and choose your seats. Then, begin your treasure hunt. Once out in the bay, flip the old sand hourglass to start your 1-hour countdown to finding the treasure before it is lost to the sea forever.

The only directions you have are an old treasure map and some cryptic clues that were discovered in the walls of this very lobster boat. There are 8 'X's on the map but only 1 leads to the treasure. Solve the clues to find out which one it will be.

Work out clues to be led to the spot where you can haul the treasure chest. The 8 crosses are there to deter you, so you might not get it the first time, but

  • Boat trip
  • Captain and crew
  • Treasure hunting equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Life vests
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the City Harbor Dock at 9 AM. The boat is located on the water between the Nautilus Seafood & Grill restaurant and the Belfast Harbor Masters office.

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Captain Jack was an excellent leader for our band of pirates. Totally entertaining from the time we met on the dock until we returned from our very successful treasure hunt. Our crew ranged in age from 7-70 and we were all included and entertained through our entire trip. A great time for grandchildren, parents, and grandparents alike.

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September 20, 2022

Pirate was fun and entertaining

August 14, 2022

Product ID: 417757