Urban Pirates brings the swashbuckling experience of the high seas to the National Harbor. Its old-school pirate ship welcomes the young and young-at-heart aboard to meet the crew of buccaneers and learn a thing or two about life on the water. It hosts both family-friendly adventure cruises and adult BYOG (bring-your-own-"grog") tours of the harbor.
If you're bringing little ones along, book a family adventure cruise. When you board the boat, pick pieces for your pirate costume and let the staff decorate your biceps with buccaneer-themed tattoos. Then you'll hit the open water for about an hour, playing games and shooting water cannons at any rival pirates who get too close. If you choose the adults-only BYOG cruise, you can still get dressed up and enjoy some games. The only difference? You're invited to bring along your favorite adult beverages (coolers welcome) in cans, plastic, or glass containers.