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

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 Canadian 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!

Walking tours take place in Port Colborne, Ontario (along the Welland Canal, near Lake Erie). Public walks are pre-book only (use the form below). If ye wish to book a Private Tour or speaking engagement (at virtually any location), please contact us anytime for a parley!


Adults/Kids: $10 (6 – 16; must be accompanied by adult) – pre-payment required. Maximum 15 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, we will post a notice on the site; ye will be eligible for 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!

For something a little different, ye can check out Haunted History Tours with our mates at Halfpenny Dreadfuls.


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 (June - Oct) only - to book a private walk, please use the CONTACT FORM


If 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.
PLEASE SELECT YOUR PREFERRED PAYMENT OPTION - PayPal/Credit Card will redirect ye, if INTERAC see below (additionally, an email will arrive with instructions), if Cash there is no guarantee of a space!


** 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 at the Port Dover Harbour Museum too!

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