Pirate Ship Blog

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-themed movie, 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 are 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 […]

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Our Favorite Restaurants in John’s Pass

When you visit Madeira Beach, FL, you can expect amazing weather, gorgeous pastel-colored Florida sunsets, and fun activities centered around the beauty of Boca Ciega Bay. What you can also expect is some seriously good food. Considered the #1 tourist attraction in Pinellas County, John’s Pass at Madeira Beach is home to a wide variety […]

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The Anatomy of a Pirate Ship

Ahoy Maties! January is a fine time for pirates as we celebrate Gasparilla and the first pirate invasion of Tampa Bay. Of course, aboard the Royal Conquest, we celebrate pirates year round, seeking fun pirate adventures and swashbuckling the high seas. However, to be a pirate, you’ve got to know the ways of a pirate […]

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Fireworks + Pirates

What pirate doesn’t love a good fireworks display? Head out on the Gulf of Mexico waters with a crew of pirates for the best fireworks show in Tampa Bay! The Royal Conquest will be hosting a special 3-hour cruise on Independence Day, leaving Johns Pass at 8pm for guests to enjoy the fireworks. Guests will […]

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Year-Round Pirate Adventure

Everyone knows Gasparilla as the ultimate pirate event in Florida, but here at Royal Conquest in John’s Pass, our pirate festivities occur year-round. So in case you missed Tampa’s parades in January, we can help! The Pirate Ship at John’s Pass is fun for all ages! Join us aboard a two-level pirate ship as we […]

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