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Interactive water ride

Swash your buckles, man the galleons and brave shark-infested waters to do battle in the Pirate Cove! Grab onto your super-soaker water-blasters and prepare to drench and be drenched as you come under fire from enemy vessels and lily-livered landlubbers alike. Budding pirates of all ages will love this high-stakes adventure where the losers may have to walk the plank… 

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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.


Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Alton Towers Resort until further notice.

Have a short break booked when the Resort is closed?
Following the latest Government guidelines (issued on 10th May), and given the continued uncertainty about when we will be able to reopen, we are now asking guests with short breaks booked between 1st June up to and including 3rd July to move your booking free of charge. Please see the FAQs below for information about how to do this. Our teams will be moving bookings in date order, so please bear with us. We will get back to you as fast as we can, but we must prioritise guests whose reservations are imminent.

Have a Park ticket pre-booked when the Resort is closed?
Guests with pre-booked theme park tickets for dates when the Alton Towers Theme Park is closed will be able to use their tickets on any other day during the 2020 theme park season (excluding Fireworks events on 6th, 7th and 8th November). Further information for guests with pre-booked and promotional tickets will be published on our website prior to opening.

In our 40th Birthday season, we are determined to be here for you and your families, offering awesome thrills and fantastic memories, as we have done for decades and will continue to do for many more.
We’ll be sharing our full plans soon.
In the meantime, please keep smiling, clapping and supporting each other.

See you soon! #AltonTowersTogether

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