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A boat ride wit' a band 'o pirates.
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EDMOND, Okla. – The clock is ticking, parents. There is only one weekend left to pack up ye pirates and check out the latest in the Oklahoma Boathouse District—Pirate Island at RIVERSPORT Rapids.

For $7 each, Mini Me and my niece followed clue after clue to solve the mysteries on the Pirate Island Treasure Hunt.

The clues were pretty easy to grasp without help, but older children may not be too thrilled. My niece, 10, played along, but Mini Me, 9, genuinely loved it! Watching her think through the clues and counting 30 paces on the path was so much fun.

Of course they stopped for the mega obstacle course inflatable—every pirate’s dream.

Their prizes? Picking out candy, chillin’ with a pirate and taking home an authentic pirate name. Mini Me is now Captain Storm Jackson and my niece is Scallywag Head Kidd.

If your kids are like those in my family, they won’t let you leave RIVERSPORT Rapids without doing just one more thing.

We had perfect weather for a boat ride wit' a band 'o pirates. It was a quick 15-minute ride, but that didn’t stop Mini Me from admiring the architecture of the Chesapeake and Devon Boathouses. I was elated to know she knew about architecture and design! We’ll credit that to Edmond Public Schools’ mandatory 20 minutes of daily reading.

Tips from a first time treasurer hunter:

  • Pirate Island is open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays in October
  • Boat rides, pumpkins and a trip to the park are complimentary with your wristband
  • The Pirate Island wristband is also included in Youth Zone, Adventure and All Access passes
  • If you haven’t been to RIVERSPORT Rapids, there’s so much fun stuff to do that it’s an all day thing! Save yourself the headache and buy a Youth Zone pass (rather than a Pirate Island pass). It is an extra $3 but the wristband is well worth it!
  • Save $10 on Adventure and All Access passes by using the code FALL10 when you purchase tickets in person (valid through November 27, 2016) 

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