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Jun 17, 2014 1:50 PM by Rachel Cole - rcole@kristv.com

Pirates Invade Port Aransas for Some Summer Fun

PORT ARANSAS - Smoking canons, eye patches and pirates booty. Those are just a few small features you can find at a big attraction for tourists and locals alike in Port Aransas. our rachel cole gives us a glimpse at the pirate cruise.

Passengers who board the 'Mustang' charter boat can expect many surprises during the 90 minute cruise. Including dolphin watching, a touch-tank full of sea creatures and much more.

"One of the pirates, they jump onto our boat and then we get to attack them and they shoot like a cheeto canon and an air powered water canon," one rider said.

First mate, T-Joe Miguez says, the voyage is a fun way for visitors to see the gulf and get a hands-on look at what lives beneath the surface.

"We'll go drag my shrimp trawl and catch some creatures for the touch tank and you all will be able to hold them, touch, them pet them, talk to them, kiss them, take pictures with them," Miguez said.

What innocent passengers don't know is that pirates aboard the rugged boat are lurking in the ship's shadow waiting to playfully attack.

Enter, the scallywag crew. Including Jamie Gautreaux who says, she loves dressing up in costume and showing children a good time or something like that.

"Some of them cry, some of them laugh, some of them scream, they just all have fun, once they realize it's play then they really get into it," Gautreaux said.

She says, for the most part all the kids and even adults too, love the make believe pirate brawl.

The charter boat is a U.S. Coast Guard certified vessel. No matter what the occasion, the pirates and crew are ready to take you on an unforgettable ride.

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