Duluth Haunted Ship: Tips & Tricks Guide

Duluth Haunted Ship

Eight Tips for the Best Duluth Haunted Ship experience

After being gone since 2017, the haunted ship has made its spooky return for weekends in October.

Are you a big fan who has been eagerly awaiting the return? Or are you first timer planning to brave the terrors within? Check out our insider guide for the best tips and tricks for the Duluth Haunted Ship!

1. Wear Sturdy Shoes

Everyone has seen a horror movie where the killer is chasing a would-be victim who trips over a stray tree root and then… fades to black. The takeaway? Heels are not proper horror footwear.

While the Duluth Haunted Ship won’t feature real killers or high-stakes chases through the woods, your shoe choice is still important. It will be dark and you’ll be walking on a real boat with steep stairs, so you’ll want to have good footing. Trust us.



2. Come on a Thursday (or Wednesday the 20th for MEA!)


While some people feel like the wait in line – the music, lights, live actors walking among you – is part of the appeal, the shortest lines will be on Thursdays starting at 6:30pm.

The whole schedule is listed here. You could also get a FAST PASS and basically skip the line (more on that below).


3. Walk Through Slowly – if you can

It’s a tall order, but if you take your time through the Haunted Ship, you’ll be rewarded with gorgeous (albeit creepy) touches.

And you certainly get your money’s worth — it takes about 30 minutes to make your way through the fully dressed out ship!

The production crew live for the details and we hope you can catch them all!





4. Dress in Warm Clothing


While we do everything to keep the good vibe in line going strong — actors in fantastic makeup, music and lights emanating from the ship with fog spilling off the deck — nothing is fun with cold feet. We’re talking literal cold feet here.

Cool fall temperatures are here and as you might be standing in line (which truly IS part of the fun) you’ll be happy to have something cozy on.



5. Strength in Numbers


Every good horror movie involves a group of friends, so why not bring your own? The more the merrier; or should I say scarier?

Seriously, watching groups exit the ship talking through their shared experience can give you some real FOMO.





6. Make a night of it: Catch A Movie


Make the most of your night by catching a movie at Marcus Duluth Cinema It’s across the street from the ship, AND they will even reimburse your parking costs at the DECC!

Opening on October 15th, the Halloween series continues the gruesome tale of Michael Meyers with its newest installment, “Halloween Kills.” Aptly titled, I know.

If scary movies aren’t your thing, (why are you reading this article??) you could check out “No Time to Die,” the final installment of Daniel Craig’s epic James Bond series.

There’s always something fun to check out at Marcus



7. Buy Tickets Online!


For the first time ever, tickets for the Duluth Haunted ship are available online! General Admission is $15 or you could skip the line with the new FAST PASS ticket for $25.



8. Discounted In-Person Tickets

If you’d rather purchase your tickets in person, you can!

Even better, if you bring a non-perishable food item, you get $2 off your in-person ticket.

Are you a college student? Enjoy an even cheaper $10 general admission ticket by showing your college ID!




The return of the Duluth Haunted Ship is sure to be the event of the season! Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the scare of a lifetime! If you think you’re brave enough to face your fears, come to the Haunted Ship. It’s a scream.