St. Marys, GA – In a brand new adventure created for St. Marys Express, pirates from the Fernandina Pirate Club will take part in the May 16 & 23 Pirate Express Rides in St. Marys. Trains depart Theater by the Trax at 10 am, noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm each day, taking passengers on a journey through picturesque woodlands and marshlands with entertainment all along the way.
Kids from 2 to 92 will enjoy the antics of the rascally pirates roaming the train. At the Midway stage, more mayhem ensues as the pirates invade Tortuga and bring a new adventure to life. Cannon shots and a life-sized pirate ship round out the day’s adventure. “The Pirate Club of Fernandina adds a new element of fun to our train rides,” said Barbara Ryan, entertainment director for St. Marys Express. “Passengers will be enchanted by these highly experienced mateys and wenches.”
Ryan went on to say that special appearances by such infamous pirates as Captain Hook and Blackbeard are on the slate as well.
“More and more we are seeing our train riders come in early or stay later with overnight stays at our charming bed and breakfasts and historic inns,” Ryan continued. “What’s more interesting is the fact that we have so many repeat riders since every excursion offers a different theme.”
“The St. Marys Express train rides are giving people who have never come to St. Marys a reason to visit,” St. Marys Tourism Director Angela Wigger said. “This gives us an opportunity to introduce a whole new market to our other destination assets including Cumberland Island, our museums, our waterfront park and the many historic features of our town.” St. Marys is enjoying much recent acclaim with high ratings in the areas of desirable destinations and great places to live, according to Wigger.
The Pirate Express departs from Theater by the Trax, 1000 Osborne Street in St. Marys, at 10 am, noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm on May 16 and 23. Tickets are $20 for adults and $14 for children 12 and under. Children two and under ride free. Tickets can be purchased at www.stmarysrailroad.com or by calling 912-200-5235. Special group discounts are available for groups of ten or more by calling 912-729-1103.
Future St. Marys Express excursions slated for this year include America’s Birthday Express, Railroad Days, Halloween Express, and Santa Express. A complete train schedule can be found at www.stmarysrailroad.com.