Review: Pirates Bay Water Park in KY

 Right after Christmas, we had the privilege of staying at the Pirates Bay Indoor Water Park in Shepherdsville, Kentucky – just south of Louisville. Everyone had a great time, even Noah, who is not a big water person.

Noah preferred the very shallow water or the “shore”.

 The room we stayed in was actually big enough for all of us – I didn’t even know such rooms existed. Normally when our family stays in a hotel, we wind up having to get two adjoining rooms. We wound up with a second room simply because my mother came along with us. With her current health situation, I’m not sure how much longer she will be with us and I wanted to include her in our little vacation. I am so grateful that Pirates Bay was willing to assist me in that.

Our rooms were right next to each other. Both rooms had windows overlooking the water park. Our room had two queen beds in the main room and two twin beds in an almost separate room. The kids were super excited because, not only did the main room overlook the water park, but so did theirs.

Jon, just off the water slide
Ceiil Fey on the water slide

I highly recommend Pirates Bay Water Park. They truly have something for everyone. They have two small slides for the really little ones, two large slides for the bigger kids and adults, and one kind of in between. The water ranges from the very shallow to about 4 feet.

Ceili Fey had such a good time – I don’t think she had ever been on water slides before. After the first time, she wouldn’t stop. I got so few pictures of her because it seemed she spent the whole time on the water slides. LOL

Pirates Bay has such a neat setup. They have a section that is made to look like a ship, complete with “cannons” shooting water out of the sides. Very cute!

Everyone enjoyed our stay.We would definitely go back. In fact, I hope to.


I would like to thank Pirates Bay Water Park for graciously providing my family with two rooms for two nights. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to visit the water park.


While Pirates Bay did comp rooms to us during our stay, we were not paid any monies. My review is my own and was not in any way influenced by the compensation of a free stay.