It’s a Pirate’s Life for Me! Join the Pirate Life crew on Centre Island this summer!

Arrrghhhh Mateys!!!! Are you ready to set sail on the Island Rogue and search for sunken treasure this Summer? Then you’ll want to head to Toronto Island and join the Pirate Life crew!!

Pirate Life on Toronto Island - Mom vs the Boys

Our family made the trip to Toronto Island last weekend, it was a gorgeous day to be on the Island and we made our first stop at the Pirate Life tent. The boys were a wee bit hesitant seeing all these scurvy pirates about, but the crew was fantastic and set about giving us each our own pirate name! The hubs and I are hoping our own pirate names stick and the kids keep calling us Majestic Mom and Dangerous Dad!! Arrrggghh!!!

Pirate Life Adventure - Mom vs the Boys

Next the boys got dressed up as pirates, since they were brothers, they were the red crew! Scar face paint finished off the look! Some of the kids with bare arms got little tattoos and I saw a few mustaches too. The make up washed off easily with a baby wipe. 

While my own kids were a bit shy, there were others that came dressed in their own pirate gear and ready to take on the crew! We laughed so hard at a group who arrived with fake weapons and started to attack! The crew did not see that one coming! Either way, the crew were great with all of the kids and their different personalities!

We boarded the Island Rogue, a 45 foot Pirate Ship!

Pirate Life

The kids gathered round for stories and song about the Pirate Life and what it takes to be a salty pirate! Using a treasure map and keen eyes, they found the X that marked the spot and after a few heave, ho’s, they hoisted up the sunken treasure!!

Pirate Life

Pirate Life

Before too long, some stranded sisters boarded our ship. But these guests were not friends, but foes and they tried to steal the treasure. A fight ensued.

Pirate Life

Spoiler Alert! 

The kids and crew use their wits to outsmart the bad guys…err…girls and they make their getaway, but not before the kids shoot them with their water cannons! Arrgghhhh be gone enemies!! so fun!

Pirate Life Toronto Island

get away pm

The kids had so much fun taking the pirate oath and joining the crew, they were even able to bring home a piece of the pirate treasure! It was fun for the parents too and we caught some great views of the Toronto skyline and CN Tower from the ship.

pirate life toronto

You can live a pirate’s life too, May through October on Centre Island


May Weekend departures with special events and school groups during the weekdays – call for info!

June Weekends and every day as of June 26th! Schools out yahoo!

July-August 7 days a week!

September-October Weekend departures with special events and school groups during the weekdays
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$25  /  Child Pirate
$25 /   Adult Pirate

Children two and under are free.

It’s a great way to celebrate a birthday, there were some birthdays on board during our trip and the boys are still singing the birthday pirate song!

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Toronto Island is a beautiful place to explore! Spend the rest of your day at the beach watching the sailboats, walking the paths in Franklins Garden or having fun at Centreville!

Pirate Life

We boarded the Island Rogue at no cost, however, all opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. We had a fun visit to Pirate Life and hope you do too!


  1. Tiffany Collins says:

    This looks like so much fun!!! We are always looking for new and fun things to do especially with summer coming. Your pirates are the cutest ones I have ever seen.

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    Oh this looks so cute, and like such a fun experience for kids! We try to make a trip to Centre Island every year, so I’ll definitely have to look into this!

    • momvstheboys says:

      I can’t wait to go back, we really enjoyed our time there! Look for Pirate Life just over the bridge to your right

  3. No way! This is the coolest thing ever! It’s so affordable too and it looks like such a great experience.

  4. Oh my word my daughter would go crazy for this! Water cannons and all!

  5. It looks like you had an amazing time. My daughter would love to take the pirate oath and enjoy those moments on the boat

  6. I’ve seen pirate adventures like this before! In fact, we have one in our city. I think my kids would love it so much. I plan on taking them on a pirate adventure this summer. Your photos look so great. It looks like your family had such a great time!

  7. i haven’t been to Center Island since i was only about 4 apples high

  8. My daughters would love that still even at 11 and 13. How adorable. OH Must make a note to tell my nephew – he’s almost seven and is all about the role play creative super hero stuff. I love that phase. So fun!

  9. That looks like fun! We really need to get out that way for a vacation! 🙂

  10. Judy Cowan says:

    How fun does this look! Never been to Center Island. This sounds like something my nephew would love!

  11. loucheryl says:

    This sounds like so much fun. I think my boys would love it to bits. 🙂

  12. Looks like a really fun day 🙂

  13. Carole Dube says:

    Wow! That would be so much fun!

  14. kristen visser says:

    ok now that is totally cool! i had no idea they did anything like this. so neat!

  15. We did something similar when we were in Ottawa, the kids loved it!

  16. kathy downey says:

    Wow,this would be the time of a lifetime for most kids

  17. Debbie S. says:

    This looks so amazingly awesome. I know of several things to do should we make the trip to Toronot, and this would definitely be one of them. My grandson would love this, so would his Dad!

  18. Oh my goodness! I never knew this existed! I cannot wait to take Q

  19. Laurie P says:

    Impressive! Wish this was around when my boy was young, he would have loved it!

  20. Jamie hall says:

    Looks like so much fun love pirate stuff

  21. Raveen Chung says:

    What a fun idea, my son would love this….he’s obsessed with pirates!!


    • Ahoy Rav!
      We’ll hope to sail with you in the spring! The Island is a great family getaway! And if he’s obsessed with pirate he’ll love the costumes, face and of course the water cannons!

  22. Kim Hamilton says:

    This looks so fun! I would love to do this with the family.

  23. what great fun, my grandkids would enjoy this and I would enjoy watching them

  24. Elva Roberts says:

    I imagine your boys absolutely loved this experience of visiting the Pirates on Toronto Island. I think any boy would be so happy to actually experience time with (not too dangerous) pirates and join in their shenanigans. You are so fortunate to have a birthday party with pirates.

  25. Krista M says:

    What a cool experience bringing the pirate life to reality for kids! Wish they had birthday parties like that when I was a kid!

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