Pelorus have created a fully immersive pirate ‘boot camp’ for a group of children and their families, taking place over the course of a full week’s charter. Starting with small laser’s alongside the main vessel, the children will learn the basics of sailing with personal instructors and begin to feel confident on the water. Over the course of the week, they will learn to climb the rigging and tie knots with the deck team as well as spending time with the captain to learn about navigating using compasses, charts and sextants.
Having earned their stripes as a group, one morning the children will wake to learn that the ship has been taken over by a motley pirate crew (including film team), who have been on the hunt for buried treasure! Given the chance to join them, they will then embark on a huge, island and ocean spanning adventure, reminiscent of the best that the Goonies, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Peter Pan have to offer.
Deploying their fleet of lasers they will race across lagoons, follow tracks into the jungle to discover ziplines set up through the canopy and rivers to tube down. In teams the children will meet helpful (and not so helpful) characters along the way, collect gear and unscramble clues. Using submersibles will help them retrieve supplies thought lost in the deeps and they will emerge on a hidden beach to find an incredible bounty of treasure and treats being protected by a rival crew. With the aid of water guns, balloons and paint pellets, a battle for all time will be enacted on the shore.
Successfully winning through, A Pirate King or Queen will be crowned and the fun will extend into the evening as a Piratical Rumbustification party begins, with bonfire, BBQ and musicians culminating in a curated firework display, worthy of the theme.
(Can be set up anywhere in the world to suit but Pelorus advises Caribbean, Central America, and the South Pacific as favourites ). Pelorus experiences start at USD 30,000 and are highly tailored – the above can be done from private or charter vessels (not inclusive of equipment such as submersibles etc).