Pirate Ship Blog

The Pirate Legend of Libertalia: The Pirate Utopia

What’s a pirate ship adventure without pirate legends, history, and lore? While aboard the John’s Pass pirate ship in Tampa Bay you may hear the story of the infamous pirate colony of Libertalia (also known as Libertatia). While historians still debate whether this pirate utopia actually existed, as long as you’re a mere pirate fanatic […]

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8 Pirate Themed Cocktails

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to cool off with a pirate-inspired cocktail that’ll make you go “argh”! Although we only offer beer and wine onboard the ship, the krewe loves a great pirate themed cocktail. So, to help you celebrate the summer, we’ve provided some of our favorite concoctions that even […]

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How to Throw the Perfect Pirate Birthday Bash

Calling all Salty Dogs, Scallywags, Cabin Kids and Mini Pirates! Want to throw an unforgettable pirate themed birthday party? What better way than on board the Royal Conquest, Tampa Bay’s finest pirate ship at John’s Pass Village! The only time a pirate is indoors is usually when they are locked in a dungeon. So why […]

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Pirate Lore: The Kraken

Come aboard the John’s Pass pirate ship to hear stories of pirate lore and fantastical experiences on the high seas! From Angola to Norway and across the oceans, the tale of this mystical sea creature struck fear in the hearts of even the most fearsome pirates. Tales spoke of a monster so big that it […]

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Pirate Payroll: Earnings, Loot, & Treasure

Pirates didn’t roam the high seas for nothing. It’s all about the loot and treasure that is at the stake of every captured ship with wealth and riches as the main objective. After all, there was much to be found aboard these vulnerable ships that were often loaded with gold, silver, and jewels as well […]

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How Pirates Captured a Ship

Ahoy mateys! Think it’s easy being a pirate? Think again! Back in the Golden Ages, when piracy was an actual career, pirates were faced with the challenge of capturing ships (or just the cargo on those ships) and was no simple task. In fact, the risk of going after a bigger and more powerful ship […]

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Top 5 Pirate-Themed Movies

Ahoy mateys! We all love a good pirate flick, and in no specific order, we’ve listed our top five favorites. Check it out.. Peter Pan (1953) Peter Pan: “Tinker Bell! I hereby banish you forever.” Wendy: “Please, not forever.” Peter Pan: “Well, for a week then.” It took Walt Disney over twenty years to buy […]

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What You Need to Know Before Gasparilla

With over 300,000 pirates expected at this Saturday’s Gasparilla Pirate Fest, we have some need-to-know tips before you head out to Bayshore Boulevard. Expect traffic. People will be arriving by land and sea for the parade and parties, so know which roads are closed and plan where you are going to park ahead of time. […]

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Ahoy Matey! What Ye Be Wearing this Halloween?

With Halloween right around the corner, there are going to be lots of tiny pirates walking around a neighborhood near you! If you’ve got a budding buccaneer on your hands and need some assistance with getting the costume just right, we’re here to help. We’ve searched the web and found some pretty cool costume ideas […]

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A Brief History of Pirates

Ahoy Maties! Did you know that the history of pirates dates back thousands of years? Or that there were strict rules for the crew aboard a pirate ship? There’s all sorts of great information on pirates that you might find interesting.   So read up on your pirate history before sailing the high seas aboard the […]

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