I'd say the kids pirate cruise is aimed at littler kids, ages 3 - 8. Adults had fun watching the little ones have fun, but I think teens would be bored.
It starts with face painting and costuming the kiddies inside the lower level of the dinner boat. Then, up top where the cannons are there's storytelling and a fun action sequence that changes every year.
The crew use microphone headsets, so everyone can hear what is going on from every seat.
The vistas from the pirate ship boat are as spectacular as the show. Lake Coeur d'Alene is an international resort destination.
There's a full bar the entire time of the cruise. Snacks are on sale, too, and soft drinks.
There is an adult version of the Coeur d'Alene pirate cruise for those over 21, too. I haven't partaken, but I hear it is worth doing if you're in your twenties.