Ahoy M'hearties Welcome Aboard Our Webship!

Thanks for taking the time to visit the Shady Isle Pirates and Privateers website. Our site is continuing to grow. Here you will find information on:  Pirate and Privateer History, Events, Naval Arts & Crafts, Seamanship, Mini-Brigantine Boat Building, Games, Forums and a whole lot more!



The Shady Isle Pirates are an all-ages registered non-profit family friendly society based in Steveston, British Columbia.

Our mission is to promote and preserve nautical heritage while raising money for charitable and cultural organizations by experiencing maritime culture and arts from a hands-on re-enactment approach.

In addition, we are actively operating the mini-brigs, Liberte and Adventure in messabouts, and in festivals, as well as working on costuming, historical weaponry, dance and traditional music. Hundreds of hours go into maintaining the brigs each year from her volunteer crews. A percentage of any monies raised are donated to nautical heritage sites, charitable organizations and cultural projects in our community and abroad.



Join Us Today

We are always looking for nautically minded individuals who are interested in "messing-about" in boats, sharing nautical traditions such as music and shanty singing, costuming, learning the art of sword-fighting or participating in festivals and raising money or volunteering for local charity events and nautical heritage organizations.

Interested? http://join.shadyislepirates.com

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Ward's ship from Pepys Manuscript


Pirates Life For Us Coming Soon!


Once again scores of pirates will descend on downtown Port Orchard streets over the weekend  of January 17-19 for “A Pirate’s Life for Us,” a regional celebration of all things piratey.

More than just a pub crawl, it gives a chance for Pirate re-enactors and enthusiasts to get together for fun, frolicking and to give back to the community. 

If you are interested in participating, contact the Comfort Inn in Port Orchard  at 360-895-2666 and mention A Pirates Life for Us before December 15th to get a special discounted room rate.

For more info - check out the Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/563720160796089

An article on last year's event in the Kitsap Sun: https://www.kitsapsun.com/story/news/2019/01/20/pirates-descend-port-arrrchard-weekend-celebration/2628729002/

Rusty Scupper Poster

Yar har fiddle dee dee! The Westport Rusty Scupper Pirate Daze 2018 is soon upon us again. This is one if not *the* largest pirate festival in the Pacific Northwest. Its three whole days of pirate mayhem starting on Friday June 21 and culminates in the annual Parade on Sunday, June 24th. 

Free Fun for the whole family!  The Shady Isle Pirates will be bringing our mini-brigs Liberte and Adventure and will be battling four other mini-brigs in the Westport Marina! 




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