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7PM – 11PM
7PM – 1AM
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Lights on Matinee
4PM – 6PM
(Regular Tours begin at 7:30)
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Captain's Extreme
Tour 8PM – 1AM
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Find your way through two levels of pure horror.



One of the area’s longest haunted tours.


jump ship

Not everyone makes it to the end. Will you?
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Special Events

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Ticket Options

Come early and save! For our lowest ticket prices, visit us early in the season! Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. All tickets are available online or onsite at ticket window.
*Credit card sales and online ticket purchases are subject to additional sales fees.

General Admission

From $25 – $35

General Admission ticket holders will enter The USS Nightmare through the regular entrance line and are subject to extended wait times.


Fast Pass Admission

From $35 – $55

Want to reduce your wait time? Choose Fast Pass Admission instead to enter The USS Nightmare through a shorter priority boarding line.


Front of the Line Admission

From $50 – $75

Hate waiting in line? After scanning your Front of the Line Ticket at the onsite ticket booth, skip straight to the front of the line, and you’re the next one to enter The USS Nightmare!


Captain's Season Pass

ONLY $100!

For those that just cannot get enough! Season Pass includes one Fast Pass Admission and unlimited General Admission tours of America’s Premier Haunted Steamboat each regular night of operation for passholder. Not valid on Captain’s Extreme Tour or for other special events.


Lights on Matinee

FROM $10 Sunday, Oct 22nd | 4pm – 6pm

This is a perfect family Halloween event that even the youngest kid can enjoy! The lights are on, the crew is away, and most of the spooky surprises are on break. It is a perfect way to see lots of details of the show and the massive equipment of the historic dredge. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Sunday, October 22 from 4pm – 6pm.


RIP Experience

Want to amp things up a bit? Opt for the RIP Experience and immerse yourself in the Mitchell Massacre! For those brave (or crazy) enough to try it, the crew of the William S. Mitchell will make sure your experience is not one you will quickly forget—even though you may want to. Warning…this intense immersive experience is not for the faint of heart. Guests can expect a more interactive and extended tour of the ship designed for death with access to additional areas and the potential for complete separation from the civilized world.

RIP General Admission

FROM $40 – $50

RIP Fast Pass

FROM $50 – $70

Reduce your wait time through a shorter priority boarding line!

RIP Front of the Line

FROM $65 – $90

Skip straight to the front of the line!


Captain's Extreme Tour

From $30 – $70 Nov 3rd + 4th | 8pm – 1am

The crew is unleashed for our most intense and extreme tour! Be prepared to face your greatest fears. You can expect adult situations and language, more extreme special effects, cast & crew can touch you, separation from your group, more darkness and intense horror, and the potential to get wet and dirty (so please dress accordingly). Perfect for the adrenaline junkie. Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4.
*This event is not recommended for kids under 17.


Group Experiences

Prepaid groups of 15 or more will save $8 off Thursday and Sunday tickets or $5 off Friday and Saturday tickets. Entire group must enter together upon group ticket redemption. Group tickets are not valid for Captain’s Extreme Tours or other special events.

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