Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy!

Movie review by
Teresa Talerico, Common Sense Media
Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy! Movie Poster Image
Zoinks! Arrr! Scooby battles ghost pirates.
  • NR
  • 2006
  • 80 minutes

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Characters work as a team to rescue friends and family.

Positive Role Models & Representations

In their typical style the whole gang lives up to their positive reputation.

Violence & Scariness

Mild cartoon violence with sword fights and cannons. But no one gets hurt, and tickling is actually used in one scene to battle a villain.

Sexy Stuff

Part of the vast Scooby-Doo empire.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that a few scenes may be scary for younger kids, like when the ghost pirates first appear, or when a giant sea serpent rises out of the ocean. There's a little cartoon violence, but nothing too worrisome.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byAna G May 31, 2020
Adult Written byMatt The Pirate August 31, 2018


Fred's parents and the gang go on a mystery cruise and pirates get involved. There's no way to screw that story line up. ... Anybody who screws up t... Continue reading
Kid, 5 years old February 27, 2021

Fun Scooby Doo film

Usual Scooby doo fun
Teen, 16 years old Written bymkalv December 1, 2010

Um, it was okay

This films is okay, just the usual Scooby-Doo film, so fans will enjoy, and non-fans won't.

What's the story?

Scooby (Frank Welker, who also voices Freddie), Shaggy (Casey Kasem) and the rest of the gang set out on what they hope to be a relaxing, mystery-free cruise. But then terrified scientist Rupert Garcia (Freddy Rodriguez) is plucked out of the water and warns about a group of "ghost pirates." And shipboard magician/hypnotist, Mr. Mysterioso (Dan Castellaneta) seems a little too mysterious for his own good. Before long, pirates overtake the ship and kidnap passengers and crew members. Scooby and the gang must find the pirates' secret lair and save the day, but not before braving the mysterious Bermuda Triangle. As the friends battle the ghost pirates -- led by the menacing Captain Skunkbeard (Ron Perlman) -- they also encounter other entities that have disappeared into the triangle, including phantom World War II-era fighter planes and a giant sea serpent.

Is it any good?

Overall, this is a fun outing for Scooby-Doo fans with the usual great voice talent.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different personalities and character traits of Scooby and friends. How has the gang changed over time?

  • Also, the movie provides a fun way to educate kids about the Bermuda Triangle, pirates, ships, and other sea-related themes. What would your pirate name be?

  • Do you think there are sea monsters, or are they just great fish stories that are more believable because the ocean seems so vast and mysterious?

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