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Interactive water ride

Sail amidst shark infested waters to the pirate cove!
A marvellous spectacle for landlubbers and pirate crew, Battle Galleons is an interactive water ride which swashes the buckle for all ages.

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Man the Galleons

As you sail into battle, make sure to watch out for sharks that might be circling around. It’s time for you and your family battle it out with each other. This amusement ride is deadly serious: the loser may have to walk the plank...

Take hold of a super water blaster, aim and fire! These cannon blaster water guns are your only weapon against other pirates on the high seas. One thing’s for sure, you’ll get soaked to the bone!

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Pirate Fun at Mutiny Bay

Mutiny Bay is home to our Pirate Ship rides. Heave Ho is a twist on a classic family theme park ride, featuring a spinning ship that leaves your stomach in the air. But Battle Galleons takes the pirate ships back to what they belong: on the water!

Climb aboard one of 8 boats on the Alton Towers’ lake. Each large capacity boat fits up to 8 people, which means this ride can be enjoyed by kids and adults together. It’s an ideal outdoor activity for kids’ summer holiday fun.

As you travel laps around the lake, look out for the wreckage of the unlucky crews who came before. Take cover from rival ships who are armed with powerful water guns. Beware, you’ll be under attack from all angles, as onlookers on land can blast water from afar!

Ride Stats

  • Location: Mutiny Bay
  • Top speed: 3kph
  • Track Length: 164m
  • Duration: 3 minutes
  • Capacity: 800 riders per hour
  • Can you ride?
    You must be 0.9 metres for Battle Galleons.
    If you are under 1.1 metres, an adult (18+) must be with you.


Have a short break booked before 25th April? We can move your stay date with no extra cost!

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Alton Towers Resort as a precautionary measure.

For guests with short breaks arriving up to and including 25th April 2020, we have relaxed our usual terms and conditions so you can now reschedule your break to another date in the 2020 season with no additional cost*

Please visit the Manage My Booking site and complete the booking amendment form, including your booking reference and the preferred date you would like to rearrange your booking to. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to Alton Towers Resort soon. Thank you for your patience.

*Subject to availability, please provide 3 alternative dates in order of preference, dates allocated on a first come first served basis. Please note – if you have booked a partner Hotel (a Hotel off site), most will honour the price you booked at, however there are a small number which cannot, we will let you know based on the dates you choose.