The attraction, located at the Falmouth Pier in Trelawny, is described as the most exciting, authentic pirate dinner show in the Caribbean, featuring live cannons, sword fights, and dance with a true Jamaican flavour.
In his addresses at the opening, the prime minister said that Jamaica has been blessed with a multiplicity of natural attractions and beautiful year-round weather, of which we must take advantage for the growth of the tourism sector
“We are in a very competitive industry where people have so many choices…and therefore, we have to be constantly positioning ourselves so that when they (tourists) roam through the brochures and stumble on Jamaica, they must stop there and decide that this is where I want to go,” he said.
“We must have a menu of options that continues to expand,” he stated, noting that Captain Hook Adventures is an important part of that thrust.
He commended the operators for their creatively in designing an exciting attraction, which captures a period of Jamaica’s history.
“In creating this attraction, they could have chosen any of a number of themes and yet they chose a story that is so much a part of us and our culture and where we are coming from. For us to see that sort of creative mind going to work, to take a part of us and to reproduce it and to showcase it in the way that this has been done, is something that I think is truly remarkable and I want to express our thanks to you for having that insight,” he said.
“It is genuine Jamaican history and Jamaican culture and I want to pay tribute for that,” the prime minister added.
He also commended Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett and his team for notable achievements in tourism.