buccaneer-cove3Last week, we spent the perfect day with friends at Buccaneer Cove inside BOOMERS in Irvine! If you haven’t been there yet, it’s somewhere you should definitely hit up THIS summer with the kids!

buccaneer-cove-2 Buccaneer Cove is a giant water play area (inside of a self-contained gated area) located inside of BOOMERS in Irvine. It features 5 different water slides, each catering to adventure seekers of different heights and ages. In addition to the water slides, Buccaneer Cove also has a wet tunnels, spray loops, spray cannons an interactive Aqua Dome, and a huge splash bucket! It’s like a kids’ paradise. Let’s talk a little bit more about the slides though. First of all, they each have a name.

yellow-slideThe Yellow Slide is the tallest and longest slide in Buccaneer Cove. It’s 380 feet, from start to finish. You’ll climb up to the top (on the 4th level) and slide down this fully enclosed yellow tube. As you slide down, you’ll twist through a figure 8, then pick-up speed with a straight chute and spiral to the end!
blue-slideThe Blue Slide is one of three slides that begin on the 3rd level. This slide is one curvy ride! Also an enclosed slide, once you push off into the blue tube, you’ll whirl through a figure 8, pick-up steam in a straight run, then sling through a power bend to the end!
red-slideThe Red Slide is another one of the three slides that begin on the 3rd level. This one is fast! When you drop off into the enclosed red tube, you’ll quickly fly through a splashy S-curve, then plummet through a spiral to the end!

open-slideThe Open Slide is the only non-enclosed slide intended for the bigger kids! It also starts up on the 3rd level and puts you through the paces. You’ll whirl through a counterclockwise spiral and then suddenly sail through another spiral in the opposite direction. Then – splash! It’s over, and time to do it again!

kiddie-slideThis is the perfect slide for the smaller water babies. It’s a two-lane open slide and both lanes start at the 1st level. It’s a gentle slide but a big thrill for kiddies under 36” with parental supervision. orange-slideIn addition to the water slides, Buccaneer Cove also has wet tunnels, spray loops, spray cannons,  an interactive aqua dome,  and a huge splash bucket! It’s literally a water wonderland for kids!

As a mom, one of my favorite parts about the entire place is that you can see your kid(s) from most locations that you’d choose to sit at. It doesn’t require that you, too, go on all of the slides or be in the water play area, unless that’s your sort of thing. There is plenty of seating all around Buccaneer Cove.


rent-a-cabanaBuccaneer Cove offers guests the option of renting a cabana for the day.  For a very reasonable price of $75 for the entire day, the cabana includes services of a host or hostess for an hour and a bucket of bottled water for your party. You can order food from your host or hostess, which they can bring to you.

IMG_8936The cabana comfortably accomodates 6 guests but we actually had more. Also, the kids in your group will most likely never come into the cabana except to eat.  Cabanas at Buccaneer Cove are limited so you’ll want to plan ahead of time and even reserve one online here.


Right inside Buccaneer Cove is a snack bar where you can purchase snacks, sweets, and beverages. You are also able to walk over to the snack bar inside of BOOMERS to order food that you can bring inside of Buccaneer Cove. The BOOMERS snack bar has items on the menu such as chicken fingers, hot dogs, nachos, and salads. (The Caesar salad was delish!) They also serve entire pizzas which are perfect for a big group. Please note: there is no outside food or drink permitted inside of Buccaneer Cove. 



Buccaneer Cove is Open from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day.

The hours are as follows:

Monday – Friday 11:00am to 6:00pm / Weekends Only 11:00am to 7:00pm

For more information about tickets and operating hours for Buccaneer Cove, click here.

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I’d like to thank the entire staff at Buccaneer Cove for your hospitality and hosting us for the afternoon! 

46 Comments on Buccaneer Cove at BOOMERS in Irvine is a Kids’ Paradise!

  1. Favorite part about summer is being able to take the kids to experience new things and not have to worry so much about a schedule.

  2. My Favorite Part of Summer is the Warmth and The Time I Get to Spend with My Family Taking Them on Adventures and Just Having a good Time Together.

  3. This summer has been really fun. I’ve been reading all these new mom blogs and going to new places around us… It’s been a fun staycation.

  4. My favorite part of summer is spending time at the pool, lake, and beach with my little ones. Playing outside with them us the best to get a their energy out!

  5. My favorite part of summer is being with my kids and family during the warm summer evening hours at the beach, oc fair, and hopefully Bucaneer Bay.

  6. My favorite part about summer is going out and exploring new things! Wether it be new beaches, theme parks, food carts, anything new is something fun! We just recently moved to California so there’s lots for us to explore still!

  7. Favorite part about summer has to be having my daughter home and spending more family time.

  8. I am a single mom of 2 beautiful little girls. We haven’t been able to do much this summer, so this giveaway would be so awesome to win for us to go have some fun before it ends ?

  9. Thank you for this review! I have never been to Buccaneer Cove but it is so close and looks great for my 8 year old and toddler! The review of the slides was very helpful.

  10. My favorite part about summer is being able to spend quality time with my family. Watching my son grow, seeing him play outside in the sun, and absolutely go crazy over swimming and water in general makes me smile. Summer fun with family, there is nothing like it.

  11. With both, me & my husband working full time and a new baby, I would LOVE to take my older boys here for a special trip! My favorite thing about summer is watching my kids play in the water and they bond in the summer sun!

  12. My Fave part of summer is spending quality time with my kids and family!!! Going out to the pool, park, beaches, and water parks!!

  13. My favorite part about summer is the sunshine and waterplay with my little boy! Swimming everyday in SoCal is So Fun!

  14. Favorite part about summer is connecting with family! We get to take our family vacations and really enjoy every aspect of our time together! Lots of smiles and laughter!!

  15. My best part about summer is the beach! I love to feel the sand on my feet, the crisp salty air and the sun beating down. LOVE IT!

  16. How have I not heard of this place?!? I might need to plan a day out with my kiddos.. Thanks for the opportunity to try and win

  17. My favorite thing about Summer is hanging out with friends and family enjoying some good BBQ and making memories that will last a lifetime 🙂

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