The Henry Morgan Ship was named after the most famous pirate of all times, a corsair, ruler and Welsh sail man of the XVII century. The schooner is a replica of a pirate ship, built with Ecuadorian materials and decorated with national crafts.
The Morgan is a project that belongs to the Malecon 2000 Foundation, and was built by the company Mar Petroleum. The Mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot, inaugurated the vessel on October 2, 2003. Currently it carries out touristic and cultural tours through the Guayas River, which give the passengers a different perspective of the city. The motivation for its construction and theme lies in the recreation of the history of the pirate attacks in the coasts of Guayaquil, when the city was the target of corsairs and pirates.
A tour through the Guayas River on board of a pirate ship in which several renowned locations of our city are visited, like: Santa Ana Port, Las Peñas Neighborhood, Malecon 2000, Santay Island, Caraguay Market (south of the city), among others.
Under the pirate theme, the boat with a capacity for 160 people and an exclusive zone for 60 people, also offers family tours, events like the famous “Pirate Parties”, which last an hour and include shows and free drinks.
Another characteristic is the ship itself, since its construction has a pirate style which highlights the “Figurehead”, which is sculpture piece crafted on a log that represents a native woman called Quil, to which, many historians attribute the name of our city.