COVID 19, or the Coronavirus

In accordance with the Stay Home, Work Safe order issued by Harris County, the City of Baytown has closed all City facilities to the public until April 30th . Following CDC guidelines, we have canceled all City events, programming, and City venue rentals until further notice.  Some  City services will continue to run, but in a modified format through digital or other distance means. We would like you to know that the City is in daily contact with State and County Health and Emergency Management Officials. We continue to address the situation in cooperation with all of our partners in government and industry. While you’re likely to see various reactions to the situation, we ask that you remain calm.  We will continue to keep you updated here and via our social media channels

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Where is Pirates Bay located?

Pirates Bay is located at 5300 East Road in Baytown (at the Wayne Gray Sports Complex), between Garth and North Main.

What are Pirates Bay’s days of operation?

Pirates Bay will be open for the 2019 Season weekends only in May.  Beginning May 31, Pirates Bay will be open daily until August 11, then weekends only thru September 2.

What are the admission prices for Pirates Bay?

General admission is $25 for guests 48 inches tall and over and $20 for guests under 48 inches tall.  Children 2 and under are free.  Enjoy discounted admission Monday thru Thursday when admission prices drop to $20 and $15 for guests (Offer not valid on Memorial Day, July 3, 4, and Labor Day). 

After 4 PM Monday thru Thursday, all guests enjoy $10 admission (Offer not valid on Memorial Day, July 3, 4, and Labor Day). 

Does Pirates Bay offer season passes?

Pirates Bay offers season passes at $95 each for residents of Baytown.  Once a household purchases more than 2, each additional pass is $75. 

Non-Resident season passes are $135 each.  Once a household purchases more than 2, each additional pass is $115.

Are guests allowed to bring outside coolers into the park?

Guests may bring outside coolers into Pirates Bay.  Glass bottles, any sort of knives, and alcohol are prohibited. All beverages must be factory sealed. Pirates Bay does not charge for coolers to be brought into the park.

Does Pirates Bay have a dress code?

All guests must wear appropriate swim attire (a standard swimsuit). Cut-offs, basketball shorts, sports bras, and the like are prohibited. Denim or any clothing with zippers, buckles, or rivets is not permitted in the water. Only rash guards and swimsuits are permitted on body slides, no loose fitting clothes, cotton or athletic shirts or shorts. Clothing with offensive material will not be permitted inside the park. We ask that our guests dress appropriately for our family environment.

Are children required to wear swim diapers?

Children who wear diapers are required to wear a swim diaper and cover or swimsuit while in the water.

Are outside flotation devices allowed in the park?

No outside inflatable flotation devices will be permitted (Tubes/Rafts/Water Wings/Etc.) This also includes baby or toddler rafts or floats. Lifejackets must be U.S Coast Guard approved, and should be worn by weak swimmers. 

Does Pirates Bay have lifejackets available for use?

Complimentary lifejackets are available for daily use on a first come, first serve basis.

Does Pirates Bay have lockers available?

Lockers are available in a variety of sizes in the front and back of the park and range in price from $7-$12 for daily use.

Do guests that choose not to swim still have to pay admission?

All guests entering Pirates Bay must pay the admission fee. 

Does Pirates Bay accept credit cards?

Pirates Bay accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover. We do not accept American Express.

What is Pirates Bay’s weather policy?

Pirates Bay will remain open during periods of rain. However, operations will be temporarily suspended if there is lightening or other severe weather conditions in the area. Attractions will re-open as soon as conditions permit. During heavy rain or storms some and/or all slides may be shut down temporarily for your safety. Absolutely no refunds or rainchecks will be issued.

Is smoking/vaping allowed in the park?

Pirates Bay is a smoke-free environment. We ask that guests refrain from both smoking and vaping within the park and within our front gate area.

Does Pirates Bay have rent-able party areas?

Pirates Bay has 3 different size options that you may rent for birthday parties, family gatherings or groups. Please contact for more information.

Can I reserve Pirates Bay exclusively for a party, function or gathering?

Pirates Bay is available for rentals on most evenings from 8 PM-12 AM. Please contact for more information.

Does Pirates Bay have shade, tables and chairs?

Pirates Bay provides tables, chairs and shade on a first come, first served basis.  While it is first come, first served, guests are not allowed to block off multiple tables to host a party in a non-rental area.

Does Pirates Bay have a gift shop?

Yes, the Black Pearl sells souvenir cups, sun screen, sun glasses, snacks, towels, water proof phone cases, swim diapers and more.

Is Pirates Bay accessible for the disabled?

Pirates Bay strives to assist guest with disabilities.  Please speak to a supervisor about any needs you may have, or call us before your visit at 281-422-1150.

Does Pirates Bay have lifeguards on duty?

American Red Cross Certified lifeguards are always on duty during operating hours.

Does Pirates Bay have an ATM?

Pirates Bay does not have an ATM.

Does Pirates Bay have a first aid office?

First aid is located at the middle of the park near the back concession stand. The building is identified with a red First Aid sign.

Does Pirates Bay charge for parking?

No, parking is always free.

Can I bring chairs, tents or umbrellas into Pirates Bay?

No outside tents or umbrellas may be brought into the park. Beach chairs or camping type chairs are permitted.

What special events will Pirates Bay have this summer?

Pirates Bay’s special events are listed online under the Events and Swim Lessons tab.

What if my party gets separated while at Pirates Bay?

If you have lost a member of your group, please notify a Supervisor. Supervisors can be identified by their polo shirts and radios.

Do you have discount tickets or coupons available?

Enjoy discounted admission Monday thru Thursday when admission prices drop to $20 and $15 for guests (Offer not valid on Memorial Day, July 3, 4, and Labor Day). 

After 4 PM Monday thru Thursday, all guests enjoy $10 admission (Offer not valid on Memorial Day, July 3, 4, and Labor Day). 

How long are my tickets valid?

Tickets are only valid for the season that they are issued. All tickets are single use and are non-refundable.

Does Pirates Bay donate tickets to local organizations?

Local organizations with a 501(c)3 tax exempt form may request donations from Pirates Bay by emailing All requests can not be filled each year.

Does Pirates Bay have any job openings?

At this time Pirates Bay has filled all positions for the 2019 season.

What is the capacity of Pirates Bay?

Pirates Bay can safely hold 1,600 people in the park.

Can I have decorations?  Can I get in early to decorate?

Decorations are allowed in party tents or pavilions that have been rented. Guests may start decorating their area at the specified rental time.

Is admission for my guests included in the rental fee?

No, admission to Pirates Bay is not included in the rental fee.

How do my guests enter Pirates Bay for a party?

Party hosts can buy tickets for their guests at the Pirates Bay ticket office and provide a guest list at the front gate or they can require guests to purchase their own tickets.

Are pets allowed inside of Pirates Bay?

No Animals. Animals of any kind (e.g., dogs, cats, rabbits, gerbils, lizards, snakes, pigs, hamsters, turtles, birds, tarantulas, rats, mice, monkeys, ferrets, mini-horses, etc.) are not allowed in the park, except for legally-defined service dogs or as may otherwise be required by law to assist those with disabilities (“disabilities” being defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act or other applicable laws). A “service animal” is defined by law, and not by a person’s personal desires. For example, a “companion” animal, or an animal that brings “emotional comfort,” or a dog, which serves as “personal security,” does not qualify as a legal “service animal.”

Do you accommodate for Food Allergies?

As much as we would like to accommodate guests with food allergies, we are not the food manufacturers/suppliers (we get all food and beverage product from third parties), and as such, we regret to inform you that THE PARK CANNOT, AND DOES NOT, MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES REGARDING THE ALLERGY-FREE CONTENTS OF ANY FOODS OR BEVERAGES. At a minimum, guests with allergy concerns should avoid any foods or beverages unless they are packaged, and you are 100% confident in the manufacturer/supplier which has provided the Park with such food or beverage. Foods that are in any way unpackaged, prepared, or handled by the Park (as opposed to packaged goods, provided to you in a sealed package), have a higher risk of contamination with other products containing allergens.

Can I bring in beach balls, soccer balls, baseballs, footballs, etc? 

Out of concern for the safety of our guests, we do not allow any sporting equipment into the park.

Do you allow drones in the park? 

Use of drones (in, over, or around the waterpark), whether for photographic purposes or otherwise, is strictly prohibited (unless the user has been granted written, contractual permission for that specific instance from an officer of the waterpark). Violations may subject the user to immediate ejection, confiscation of the drone, and referral of the matter to authorities. Drones are a serious safety hazard to ride operations, park operations (including electrical facilities), and to the park’s guests and personnel.