Buccaneer Cruises is open all year round, so any time is the best time. Our sunset cruise is the most popular.
Please be sure to plan ahead and make time to find parking, then make your way to our Front Desk Tiki Hut - look for our Buccaneer Cruises sign on the building. Your group will need to check in and then be given your boarding pass which will allow you to board the vessel, each group will receive one boarding pass.
Here is a breakdown of your adventure below:
(Please note these are examples only, refer to your confirmation for your correct cruise time)
Check-In - 3:00 pm
Boarding - 3:20 pm
Depart - 3:30 pm
Return to dock - 5:00 pm
Sunset Cruise the most popular cruise ;)
Check-In 6:30 pm
Boarding - 6:50 pm
Depart - 7:00 pm
Return to dock - 8:30 pm
While we can't guarantee sightings, our experienced guides have a high success rate of spotting dolphins on our tour. In addition, the North Padre Island area is host to a vast array of wildlife. NPI is a bird watchers paradise. If you are extra lucky, you will get to see the rare beauty, the Roseate Spoonbill that frequents this area. Our cruise offers a unique vantage point to enjoy the beauty of the Texas Coast.
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own small soft sided cooler with drinks of your choosing. Absolutely no glass or food allowed. Do not throw any liquids or trash overboard.
Please be sure to park in the Sunset Island parking lot, right after you pass Doc's parking lot. Our Front Desk Tiki Hut is located in front of Snoopy's Pearl Oyster Bar. Look for our Buccaneer Cruises sign.
The physical address is:
13313 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 7841
For a photo of the map, click HERE
Our guests will enjoy a cruise time of 1.5 hours on the water. You will cruise the Gulf Intracostal Waterway on the hunt for all of our wildlife and the opportunity to see our local landmarks.
If you want to see the World's Happiest Crew, please do tip our crew. So don't forget to bring cash if you want to make our crew happy.
Absolutely! We would love the opportunity to host your very special event, birthday, bachelor/bachelorette, anniversary, wedding ceremony, just divorced celebration...any kind of party - we are down to host you and all your family-n-friends.
Full refund before 24 hours of scheduled trip time. Can reschedule with no fee within 24 hours of trip check-in time and up to 1 hour before. A $10 per person re-booking fee will be charged for any re-booking within 1 hour of trip check-in. No refunds or reschedules allowed after the boat leaves the dock.
If we have to cancel due to a safety issue or any other issue you may refund or reschedule your reservation.
Yes - our vessel is equipped with a marine-grade facility, unlike most other cruise boats in the area.
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