Man the decks and weigh anchor, because Pirate’s Quest has a brand new adventure for 2020! Newquay’s piratical walk-through attraction has a refreshed storyline that will allow visitors to ‘Discover Pirates of the New World’, celebrating the historic maiden voyage of the Mayflower during its 400th anniversary year.
Calico Jack’s crew of live pirate performers will be tasked with guiding you through the authentic sets and scenes of Pirate’s Quest as you’re transported back 400 years to the dawn of the Golden Age of Piracy.
Batten down the hatches, because you’ll begin your adventure on board the doomed Royal Anne – a real Pirate Hunter’s vessel that wrecked off the coast of Cornwall in 1721. Fortunately for you, one of Calico Jack’s crewmates will be at hand to rescue you from the sinking ship, lead you through a secret passage, and into the coves of Lizard Point, where Plymouthian Pirate, Henry Every, is rumoured to have hidden his bountiful booty in the early 1700s.
As you navigate your way through the mystical caves and murky streets of Eighteenth Century Cornwall, your live pirate guide will tell tales of the rowdy rogues that ruled the waves, giving all ages the chance to learn something new about the real pirates that sailed the Caribbean.
Once you’ve arrived at the docks of Towan Blystra, swagger into Blackbeard’s Tavern; a scene originally introduced to Pirate’s Quest to mark the 300th Anniversary of the famous Captain’s death in 2018.
There’s a chance to become better acquainted with history’s most dastardly seafarers if you decide to brave the optional scare section, the Locker of Davy Jones – a graveyard of lost ships and souls! Finally, you’ll board the crew’s galleon, ready to follow in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers on their historic journey from the South West to the newly discovered Americas.
The Pirate’s Quest Experience also includes a detour through the Cornish Land of Legend, a mythical realm filled with Arthurian knights and gruesome giants. Plus there’s a chance to earn yourself some booty if you fill in a treasure map along your journey, with challenges for all ages.
Throughout the attraction, the experience has been enhanced with new costumes, special effects, lighting and sound in addition to the ‘Pirates of the New World’ storyline new for 2020.