I have read reviews about the Jolly Pirate. Has anyone gone on it? I see they have a rope swing. I have watched videos, some people make it far when they swing, others just drop right away. Is there a trick to it, maybe keeping your knees bent? I don't want to look completely silly doing it!
Teenagers love it. The crew is great to all as well.
The secret to not dropping off as soon as you swing off the boat is in the arms. If you're arms are bent, your body weight pulls you down and your arms can't support you (unless you're in tip top condition). Keep your arms extended above you on the rope. Watch the videos, that's what happens to so many people.
It's a good time if you like upbeat pop style music. The crew jokes around with everyone. The drinks are weak, the lunch is worth the extra cost of the morning. We prefer the morning trip. It seems more popular, and the fellow guests on your boat can make the trip even better. We've been on a 1/2 full ship and it just wasn't as upbeat, not as many people up dancing on the sail back. There are shade areas and sunny areas available on the boat. The ladder is pretty stable getting in and out. I never do the rope swing but my husband does, it's all about upper body strength, if you can do a pull up, you should be okay. If not, you might drop quickly.
We enjoyed our 2x on Jolly Pirate with family. When it's Rob and I only we LOVE the Black Pearl.
We aren't as adventurous as our kids.
i will say we did the Dolphin snorkel boat 2 weeks ago and that was kinda small for our liking.