Start your day at Blackbeard's Cave by getting in the pirate spirit with some action-packed water activities. Cool off with a spin in the bumper boats, complete with water guns to fend off approaching scallywags. Continue the battle with Water Wars, where you'll get soaked as you catapult water balloons at each other.
When you're ready to head ashore, try your hand at archery, jousting or rock climbing on a 30-foot "mountain wall." Always wondered what it's like to be a human slingshot? One of Blackbeard's Cave's newest additions is a Eurobungy Trampoline that lets you jump over two stories high, experiencing the adrenaline rush of bungee jumping without having to "walk the plank."
If sports are your thing, spend some time in one of the 10 batting cages that offer everything from slow pitches to pro cages that send balls whizzing your way at 92 miles per hour. Three softball cages are also available for sluggers of all sizes to practice their game. Next, trade your bat for a golf club and head to the driving range where you can whack the ball up to 350 yards. A PGA pro is also available to give lessons.
The little ones in the family will love the rides and activities at Adventure Station. Here they can swing, slide and crawl at the many carnival style rides. Hair wraps, henna tattoos and face painting are also available in this kiddie park area.
Cool off indoors at the video game arcade, where a cup full of tokens means hours of entertainment. The arcade is a great place to host a birthday party, so be sure to check out Blackbeard's Cave's many party options. After a day of adventure at Blackbeard's Cave, chances are you'll be ready to hit the poop deck!
Address: 136 Route 9, Bayville, NJ
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