Pyrate Lore & Harbour Walks

Join Capt. John Swallow and QM Seika Hellbound for Pyrate Lore & Harbour Walks™. Historical tales of Pyrates & Privateers (Canadian and otherwise); sunken ships, daring raids, fact vs. fiction and all manner o’ treasure! True accounts of Canada’s waterways and those who sailed them, contentious history surrounding the War of 1812, the perils o’ the “Lake Erie Quadrangle” – and an infamous Caribbean Pyrate who retired to the Niagara Region!

Privateers, Buccaneers and perhaps even a Sea Chantey or two; Real Pyrates ~ Real History™!

Walks take place in Port Colborne, Ontario (along the Welland Canal, near Lake Erie) Thursday evenings, 7:00pm – Meet us at the Compass by Bridge 21 (corner of West St. & Clarence St.). NOTE: Thursdays are also “Cruise Night” in downtown, so park in the public lot on King St. next to the Museum! Come early and enjoy some great classic cars & a bite to eat too!

Adults: $15 / Children: $5 (6 – 16 & must be accompanied by adults) / Family (2 Adults, 2 Kids): $30 – CAD/USD at par, pre-payment required. Maximum 20 persons per tour. Most tours last approximately 90 minutes and are generally considered ‘accessible’ (due to the age of these areas, some may be less than level). Families are welcome, though children 6 to 16 MUST be accompanied by an Adult 18+ (not recommended for children less than 6 years). Pre-payment is required to reserve yer space (only a digital receipt will be issued). We may accept cash or credit cards at the walk, but pre-arrangement is required.

Walks are seasonal and weather permitting (generally rain or shine – short o’ thunderstorms/hail/occasional sea monsters). If there is inclement weather before the walk starts, ye will be contacted and offered an alternate date (sorry, no refunds).

Though we list these as “walks”, we are equally able to present to schools, museums, libraries, team building, youth/senior groups…or anyone wishing to participate in some “living history” with real Pyrates! Special group, private tours, educational lectures and the like are available and may be booked at almost any time or location(no kiddie parties please…there are scary clowns for that) – available for groups of 10 or more, your location or ours, please contact us for a parley


Pyrate Lore & Harbour Walks™ Reservation

The receipt that will be sent to your email is your proof of payment - please bring it to the walk.
While this guarantees admission for the walk, the walk is still weather dependent at the discretion of the hosts. If you do not complete payment online or contact us with other arrangements, we cannot guarantee space in the walk - or walk may be cancelled if there are insufficient reservations. Rain checks may be issued once, there are no refunds.

Mobile number preferred. Please format as 555-555-5555
Public walks are Thursdays 7pm only - to book a private walk, please use the CONTACT FORM


If yer using the FAMILY rate (2 Adults, 2 Children 6-16), please DO NOT add amounts to the Adult/Children fields unless necessary or you will be charged extra. There are no refunds.


** Be certain ye visit our mates at the Port Colborne Marine Heritage Museum (tell ’em the Pyrates sent ye) and all the interesting places in Downtown Port Colborne!
Ye should also visit our mates in Port Dover at the Harbour Museum there too!

Contact us for schools, museums, corporate events, private tours, educational seminars, corporate functions, or other appearances (no kiddie parties please…there are scary clowns for that) – available for groups of 10 or more, your location or ours.

Contact us!

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