Captain Sundae - Dining On Wooden Pirate Ship Benches
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Savor Ice Cream Aboard a Pirate Ship at Captain Sundae

Ahoy, ice cream enthusiasts! If you’ve always wanted to devour a delicious ice cream sundae while aboard a pirate ship, Captain Sundae is a must-try experience in West Michigan. 

Captain Sundae - Wooden Pirate Ship
Dine aboard the iconic pirate ship benches at Captain Sundae

Captain Sundae Locations & Hours

Known for its unique specialty sundae combinations in a pirate-themed setting, Captain Sundae has three different locations in the Holland area.

Hours vary seasonally and by location, and you can find the current hours by calling the individual location or by visiting the Captain Sundae Facebook page.

Captain Sundae - Line Up Outside
You know the ice cream is amazing when the line is this long!

Holland North (Main Location)

365 Douglas Avenue
Holland, Michigan 49424
616-396-5938

Holland South

247 West 40th Street
Holland, Michigan 49423
616-393-4900

Zeeland

537 West Main Avenue
Zeeland, Michigan 49464
616-772-1540

Specialty Ice Cream Sundaes

At Captain Sundae, the main attraction is the wide variety of cleverly named sundaes. From the Raspberry Riptide to the Peanut Butter Shipwreck, there is a tasty flavor for everyone to enjoy here. 

Need help deciding what to order? Try one of these popular sundae options.

Captain Sundae - Tommy Turtle Sundae
The famous Tommy Turtle sundae

Tommy Turtle

The famous Tommy Turtle is Captain Sundae’s signature ice cream sundae. With vanilla ice cream, thick hot caramel, rich dark chocolate fudge, buttered pecans, whipped cream, and a cherry on top, the Tommy Turtle is a decadent delight. 

Mint Mutiny

For mint fans, your taste buds will rejoice with a Mint Mutiny sundae filled with vanilla ice cream, Andes mint pieces, hot fudge, creme de menthe sauce, Oreo cookie pieces, whipped cream, and a cherry.

Salty Dog

Another local favorite is the Salty Dog. A combination of vanilla ice cream, rich hot fudge, peanut butter cups, chopped pretzels, whipped cream, and a cherry, makes for a sweet and salty treat.

Captain Sundae's menu of specialty sundaes
Captain Sundae’s menu of specialty sundaes

A Full Ice Cream Menu

In addition to all the creative ice cream sundae options, Captain Sundae offers a full menu of frosty treats. 

Other yummy options include shakes, slushes, soft serve, and hard ice cream from Michigan-made Hudsonville Ice Cream and Ashby’s Sterling Ice Cream. 

If you have a special occasion coming up, try ordering a custom ice cream cake from Captain Sundae for an extra tasty dessert. 

Captain Sundae Food Menu

If you’re in the mood to order a meal along with dessert, every Captain Sundae location offers a small selection of sandwiches, hot dogs, and chips.

For a more robust food menu, visit the Holland South location, which also offers chicken tenders, hamburgers, chicken wings, onion rings, and fries. 

Captain Sundae - Pirate Flag Sign

Pirate-Themed Fun

Yo-ho-ho, matey! Part of the Captain Sundae experience includes some pirate-themed fun.

Dine Aboard a Pirate Ship

A signature feature of all 3 Captain Sundae locations is the large wooden pirate ship with bench seating available for dining al fresco.

Hoist the sails and hop aboard your very own Jolly Roger to enjoy your ice cream feast.

Captain Sundae - Pirates Landing Mini Golf Window

Pirates Landing Mini Golf 

After you polish off your ice cream sundae, adventure over to the Pirates Landing Mini Golf, exclusive to the Holland North location. 

Avast, me hearties! Follow along as Captain Burke’s tale of stolen treasure unfolds along 18 holes of well-maintained mini-golf greens. Beware of any perils that may await you on the course, like the skull with glowing green eyes.

Captain Sundae - Pirates Landing Mini Golf Course

Mini Golf Pricing

Regular rate: $8
Seniors 65 & older: $6
Children 4-12: $6
Children 3 & under: Free with a paying adult

Consider Pirates Landing Mini Golf for your next birthday party or corporate event. Special group packing rates are available. 

The tale of the Moaning Tree
The tale of the Moaning Tree

The Moaning Tree

Whether or not you do partake in a game of mini-golf, you can still experience a bit of pirate lore under the Moaning Tree while you dine on your dessert.

Read all about Captain Burke’s tragic journey and listen in to hear the tree’s creaking moans of sorrow.

A Brief History of Holland’s Favorite Ice Cream Spot

The main Holland North location opened in 1980 as the perfect spot to indulge in a cold treat after a day at Holland State Park. As Captain Sundae’s popularity grew, so did its secondary locations. 

The Zeeland location opened in 2005 and the Holland South location followed in 2006. 

In 2016, the Pirates Landing Mini Golf at the Holland North location added a whole new layer of fun to the Captain Sundae experience.

Snapshots from the 2004 Presidential visit
Snapshots from the 2004 Presidential visit

Ice Cream Fit For A President

In 2004, Captain Sundae made national news when President George W. Bush’s visit to the Holland North location was broadcast on the NBC Today show.

What did President Bush order? The signature Tommy Turtle sundae, of course.

Frequently Asked Questions About Captain Sundae

Know before you go! Below are answers to all of your burning questions about visiting Captain Sundae.

Is Captain Sundae open year-round?

Hours vary seasonally and by location, with the main Holland North location having the longest open season. Check the Captain Sundae Facebook page or call the specific location for current hours (phone numbers listed at the top of the page).

What forms of payment are accepted at Captain Sundae?

Captain Sundae accepts cash and credit cards. You can also leave tips for your server in the tip jar or through a credit card payment. 

Does Captain Sundae have outdoor or indoor seating?

All three locations offer ample outdoor seating including the iconic pirate ship benches. The Holland South Captain Sundae also has a large indoor seating area.

Plenty of shady outdoor seating at the Holland South Captain Sundae
Plenty of shady outdoor seating at the Holland South Captain Sundae

Does Captain Sundae have a drive-thru?

The Holland South and Zeeland locations have both drive-thru and walk-up options. The Holland North location has a walk-up window for ordering.

Can you get takeout from Captain Sundae?

Yes, you can order your food to go from Captain Sundae.

Does Captain Sundae deliver?

No, Captain Sundae does not offer delivery for regular orders. 

Does Captain Sundae offer catering services?

Yes, Captain Sundae does provide catering for special events. Contact Karen VanDam at captainvandam@gmail.com or 616-836-0264 for questions regarding catering.

Is Captain Sundae allergy-friendly for dairy and peanut allergies?

Captain Sundae offers a handful of dairy-free options, including:

  • Chocolate soy-based ice cream
  • Raspberry sorbet
  • Slushes
  • Popsicles
  • Sno-cones

If you have a peanut allergy, notify your server and they will take extra precautions to avoid cross-contamination while preparing your order. 

Other Attractions in the Holland Area

Make the most of your visit to the beautiful Holland area and experience a full day of fun.

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Captain Sundae - Dining On Wooden Pirate Ship Benches
Treat yourself to a Captain Sundae experience this summer!

Celebrating a West Michigan Favorite

This summer, treat yourself to one of Michigan’s finest ice cream experiences at Captain Sundae. It’s the perfect way to cool down and support a local small business

Taste your way through Captain Sundae’s brilliantly named menu and you’ll never run out of something new to order!

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