Just over an hour drive near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, you could stay overnight on a real-life pirate ship on the Mississippi River. This is a 65-foot ship with two berths that you can rent on Airbnb.

Photo Courtesy of the St. Paul Parks and Recreation Facebook page

Enjoy spend time lounging on the upper deck hammock, hidden nooks, or you could host a pretty cool costume party in this ship. This ship has central air conditioning, Wi-Fi, and a DVD player. Guests of the ship say it's great for everything from birthday parties to living out your childhood dreams, and even includes costumes to get you into character.

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Here is what some guests wrote of their experience:


This place is better than expected! The amount of detail that went into creating this ship is amazing! The place was cozy and clean. It was 30 degrees when we stayed there but the fireplace and other heaters kept it warm enough for us to be comfortable inside without jackets. We had a bachelorette party here and there was enough room for a belly dancing lesson on the inside of the ship. The view of the river is pretty spectacular as well. – Samantha, October 2019


This is a legit pirate ship, only for those pirate at heart! Lots of details in the ship and true appreciation for sea loving voyages. Best place to be under the lights on a cool night with good friends/family to cheers! – Nicole, September 2019


Book a stay on this pirate ship on Airbnb.com starting at $350 per night. That really isn’t too expensive since you get the entire pirate ship to yourself. And you get to live out your childhood dreams and have an experience of a lifetime.