The Ghosts of Piracy Past - Tropical Treasure Hunt

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From $199.00

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Departs: St. Thomas, St. Thomas

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience our new spooky nighttime treasure hunt for a frighteningly fun evening! Use our lanterns and other tools to search for buried treasure while encountering a ghost of piracy past. We have partnered with Virgin Islands Eco Tours to provide your crew kayaks and a guide to explore the eerie St. Thomas mangroves to find clues during the adventure. Also take in the scenic sunset while experiencing a significant historical monument in Bluebeards Castle and the historical artifacts on display.

Imagine the best of an escape room (solving clues as a group) but rather be stuck in one room, the island becomes your boundaries on a 4 to 5 hour adventure! This experience is 18 and up due to the spooky nature of the experience. No refunds will be given due to “scare factor” or the intensity of the attraction.

Private groups only with at least 6 people to reserve the experience for your party. For smaller private groups please check out our other popular treasure hunts.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Clients will enjoy an appetizer at the end of the experience. Snacks such as fruit snacks and oatmeal bars are included. Please eat dinner ahead of time.

Enjoy one locally brewed craft beer or equal value drink.

Pirate gear including hats and eye patches to get in the spirit are included.

Tropical Treasure Hunt Map. Clients have the opportunity to take home our trademark map for memories

What's Not Included

A treasure (gift) is not included at the conclusion. For private groups clients can purchase a gift.

Bug spray. On the mangroves there can be mosquitoes and other insects. Please plan accordingly.

Dinner is not included with the experience.

Towels will not be provided. You will get wet on the kayak excursion and will need a towel.

Use of Snorkelling equipment

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 100

Additional Info

  • Although you will not have to swim, you will be tandem kayaking for approximately 40 minutes round-trip.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • The Ghosts of Piracy Past is designed to be a spooky and immersive experience. It will be dark, and at one point during the experience you will be in tight quarters in a wooded outdoor area. Strobe lights and other disorienting props may be used. Live act
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • 18 & Up - Kayaking required
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • If you are afraid of heights the sky ride is 700 feet above sea level. You may sit out during that portion of the treasure hunt.
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Clients will enjoy a night tandem kayak tour with a Eco Tours guide in the spooky St. Thomas mangroves. Visit it a small island to collect the next clue. Be careful, a ghost of piracy past may be lurking in the darkness.

We can't provide all of the locations you will visit since part of the adventure is figuring out the next location based on the riddles provided.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Bluebeard's Tower
Clients will experience a historical monument in the Bluebeards Tower built in the late 1600s by the Danes as a way to protect the island from enemy countries and pirates!

The inside of the castle is now a small museum with amazing artifacts including some from the Golden Age of Piracy (approx. 1650 - 1725).

You will have an experienced guide help you understand the history of St. Thomas while taking in panoramic, incredible views from the top of the tower during sunset. You will receive your first clue in the museum along with your adventure bag with tools to solve clues throughout the night including a lantern. The clue will have you use the historical artifacts to solve the riddles that will lead you on your spooky adventure!

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

You will visit a bar in Havensight to collect more clues to help lead you to the Ghost of Piracy's Past cursed treasure. Enjoy an adult beverage on us

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. Thomas
Clients will conclude their experience at one of the beautiful St. Thomas beaches. Hunt for the buried treasure using your provided lantern. Also the beach is the location of a popular restaurant/bar where you can enjoy another adult beverage on us

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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