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Real Pirates! Real History! Real Fun!

New Orleans, United States

Experience hosted by Captain

2 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This French Quarter walking tour takes you through Jackson Square and Pirates Alley where you’ll hear about how the Lafitte brothers (Pirates!) came to New Orleans and crafted their smuggling empire. Then wander down historic Royal Street to discover how they evolved from smugglers to saviors during the Battle of New Orleans. Your salty guides, either The Captain or Quarter Master will separate pirate fact from the myths. You will laugh and learn. We are historically accurate and hysterically entertaining. Our Pirates, along with the French Quarter as the backdrop, will make for a truly remarkable New Orleans experience. This isn't just about Pirates. By the end of the tour you'll have a much better understanding of why New Orleans is so unique today.

The tours are about 2 hours long with a question and answer period at the end. We stop halfway through the tour for a quick break at a bar or coffee shop.

Our tours are at 10am and 4:30pm 7 days a week. If your group wants to book a private tour just let us know.

Our tours run rain or shine unless there is dangerous or extreme weather.
Other things to note
You may want to bring a bottle of water, sunglasses, sunscreen or umbrella. We stay in the shade as much as possible but be prepared for the weather.
This French Quarter walking tour takes you through Jackson Square and Pirates Alley where you’ll hear about how the Lafitte brothers (Pirates!) came to New Orleans and crafted their smuggling empire. Then wander down historic Royal Street to discover how they evolved from smugglers to saviors during the Battle of New Orleans. Your salty guides, either The Captain or Quarter Master will separate pirate fact from the myths. You will laugh and lea…

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Meet your host, Captain

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The Captain and Quarter Master are licensed guides with a deep understanding of New Orleans. This walking tour was created through extensive research with museums, research centers, countless books, documents and interviews. This is the only historically accurate, pirate guided tour of the French Quarter. They dress and act like pirates but deep down they know their stuff! They are experts at guiding small groups through the streets and humorously telling stories of smuggling, adventure, jailbreaks, defending New Orleans and breaking down pirate myths.
The Captain and Quarter Master are licensed guides with a deep understanding of New Orleans. This walking tour was created through extensive research with museums, research centers, countless books, documents and interviews. This is the only historically accurate, pirate guided tour of the French Quarter. They dress and act like pirates but deep down they know their stuff! They are experts at guiding small groups through the streets and humorously telling stories of smuggling, adventure, jail…
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Where you'll be

Jackson Square, Royal Street, Pirates Alley and Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop are a few locations on this tour. We'd tell you more but we're Pirates and we don't like to reveal too much!

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 105 reviews.

Katrina
April 2021
Wow! What a great tour! We enjoyed our time with the captain. He did a great job of speaking to the audience present (there were some little kids on the tour) while still keeping it super exciting! He knew his stuff and, let’s be honest, it was fun walking around the French quarter with a PIRATE!
Wow! What a great tour! We enjoyed our time with the captain. He did a great job of speaking to the audience present (there were some little kids on the tour) while still keeping…
Nasrene
April 2021
We really enjoyed this experience! Our kids (both 13) loved the stories and learned a lot! We’d definitely recommend this experience to visitors wanting to learn more about the history of the French quarter.
Krista
March 2021
Awesome storytelling and entertaining. Learned a lot about pieces of history not normally talked about when visiting this area. Really enjoyed the tour and would recommend to learn about different side of history
Crystal
March 2021
Absolutely loved this tour! The captain was funny and it is obvious he is knowledgeable and passionate about this piece of NOLA history. We all learned something about history we didn’t know and my 12 year old son is looking forward to sharing this experience with his teacher. I would highly recommend checking it out with or without the kiddos!
Absolutely loved this tour! The captain was funny and it is obvious he is knowledgeable and passionate about this piece of NOLA history. We all learned something about history we d…
Breanne
March 2021
It was fun and you get to learn different things about the history of pirates you didn’t know. If you like pirates and tours, this is the tour for you.
A.B.
January 2021
Loved loved loved the tour guides story telling and subtle jokes. Glad he dressed the part as well. Ive already recommended it to family members.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes. Weather appropriate clothing.