pirate with dog performer from Pirates Voyage

3 Reasons Families Love Our Animal Encounter at Pirates Voyage

November 6, 2023

Are you a family of animal lovers? Then you’ll love this one-of-a-kind experience at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show. Our Animal Encounter gives guests the opportunity to meet some of our favorite performers — Salty the Sea Lion, our dock-diving dogs, and our tropical birds. This experience is popular among families because people of all ages love getting up close to these amazing animals! To help you learn more, we’ve come up with the top 3 reasons families love our Animal Encounter at Pirates Voyage:

1. See the Animals Up Close

Salty the sea lion at the Animal Encounter

You don’t have to go to a zoo to be able to get up close to some amazing animals in Pigeon Forge! Our Animal Encounter allows visitors to interact with the incredible animal stars at Pirates Voyage. Come face-to-face with Salty the Sea Lion and our other animal friends! Not only will you get to meet them, but you’ll also learn about our positive reinforcement training and how we provide exceptional warfare for our animals. Kids, teens, parents, and even grandparents will love the opportunity to learn more about these talented animals and say hello.

2. Unique Experience

When your family is looking for something different to do in the Smoky Mountain area, look no further than our Animal Encounter at Pirates Voyage. This unique opportunity to meet our animal ambassadors is one you don’t want to miss. We bet you never thought you’d have the chance to get this close to a sea lion in the heart of the Smoky Mountains! Being able to see and interact with our talented animal performers is a special activity you won’t get to do anywhere else in town. Your family is guaranteed to leave with unforgettable memories from this exclusive 30-minute program.

3. Enjoy Before Our Show for the Ultimate Experience

Salty the sea lion

Another reason families love our Animal Encounter at Pirates Voyage is because you can enjoy it before our action-packed dinner show for the ultimate experience! Although our Animal Encounter and dinner show tickets are sold separately, we recommend getting tickets to both for the same day so your family is guaranteed a day filled with fun and adventure. You’ll be able to make memories together that will last a lifetime!

Our dinner show in Pigeon Forge features high seas escapades and romance as the Crimson and Sapphire crews battle for the sunken pirate treasure. The pirates fight on land, on deck, in water, and high above their full-sized pirate ships in our indoor hideaway lagoon. Witness sword fighting, cannons blazing, an impressive fire trick, singing and dancing, and more — all while feasting on a four-course meal fit for a hungry pirate. And, of course, it features our talented animals! Families love getting to interact with and learn more about our animals before watching them show off their skills in our indoor hideaway lagoon. For more family fun, learn more about joining the crew before the show!

Get Tickets for Our Animal Encounter at Pirates Voyage

Are you ready to come experience our Animal Encounter at Pirates Voyage with your family? Take a look at our schedule and get your Animal Encounter tickets today, then reserve your spot at our dinner show!

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