Blackbeard’s Big Weekend

This May Bank Holiday (5th – 7th), the most infamous pirate to ever sail the seven seas will be returning to Pirate’s Quest after his successful debut last year. Visitors will be able to meet the notorious Captain Blackbeard for one weekend only during the 300th anniversary year of his death. Discover Blackbeard’s forgotten legacy during the hour-long walkthrough experience.


Join LIVE performers as they portray members of Blackbeard’s Republic of Pirates; a real band of buccaneers who ruled the sea during the 1700s. Visitors will be transported back almost 300 years, where they’ll begin their adventure on board a Pirate Hunter’s Ship called the ‘Royal Anne’, a vessel that wrecked off the South Coast of Cornwall. Captain Blackbeard and his LIVE pirate crew will rescue visitors from the sinking Royal Anne, escorting them through a secret passageway, and then acting as a guide through several detailed sets and scenes – a chance to explore the mystical caves and murky streets of eighteenth century Cornwall.

After arriving at Towan Blystra Docks, visitors will be invited into Blackbeard’s Tavern, a safe haven for pirates, before deciding whether they’re brave enough to enter the optional scare section, The Locker of Davy Jones. Eventually you’ll arrive at Blackbeard’s Ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, ready to return to the Caribbean.


The authentic pirates are brought to life by talented theatrical actors, who are guaranteed to make this a unique and memorable experience – a rare opportunity for all ages to learn something new about piracy, and experience the REAL life of a seafarer during the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’. There’s even the chance to complete a treasure map earn some pirate treasure!


Tours run regularly throughout the day.  Advance booking is recommended to avoid disappointment. BOOK NOW to meet Blackbeard – he’s only in port for the Bank Holiday, so see him before he’s gone!