Flamingo acquires Buccaneer Bay


Flamingo Marketing has acquired the Buccaneer Bay visitor attraction in Newquay.

The specialist visitor attraction marketing consultancy took over the running of the pirate-themed attraction this month.

Nikki Smith and a Buccaneer Bay pirate
Nikki Smith and a Buccaneer Bay pirate

Buccaneer Bay has now re-opened to the public for the summer months and will remain open throughout the season and the new owners are looking at a variety of new features and initiatives to develop the business.

The attraction will also act as a permanent base for Flamingo’s consultancy business.

Flamingo Marketing’s MD, Nikki Smith, said: “This is our first visitor attraction acquisition and it’s very exciting.  Buccaneer Bay is a well-established business within Newquay and our aim is to look at ways to grow and develop the attraction.”

Prior to launching Flamingo Marketing five years ago, Smith was the marketing director of Aspro UK – a European leisure company.  She moved to Newquay 15 years ago and managed the rebrand and development of the Newquay Sea Life Centre to Blue Reef Aquarium.