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


Steveston Farmers & Artisian Market

Steveston Farmer's & Atisians Summer 2012 Market Grand Opening - May 20th

The Shady Isle Pirates were on hand for the grand opening of the Steveston Farmer's & Artisians Summer 2012 Market  at the Gulf Of Gerogia Cannery Site on May 20th.  The Shady Isle Pirates, had on hand the mini-brigs Liberte and Adventure, an interactive pirate display, cannon-firing demonstrations, and performed a small skit and song, "The Pirates Of Steveston" throughout the day. There were hundreds of vendors with amazing aritstry, plentiful produce, delicious soaps, organic goodies and amazing food. 

The Shady Isle Pirates were also there to greet and cheer on Rick Hansen, as he entered his final leg of the The 25th Anniversary of the Rick Hansen Man In Motion World Tour


Shady Isle Pirates
The Shady Isle Pirates
(l-r: Fabio, McTavish, Conner O'Dea, Blackeye, 
Salty Bob, Blackstone Cherry, Maggie, Awilda

Shady Isle Pirates Greet Rick Hanse 25th man in motion anniversary tour
The Shady Isle Pirates greet Rick Hansen as he rolls
trough Steveston on the 25th Anniversary of the Man in Motion
World Tour

 April 7th, 2012 - Shady Isle Pirates Invade the Steveston Community Centre

The Shady Isle Pirates were on deck this Easter, with both ships setting course for the Steveston Community Centre's Easter Party Extravaganza. The Shady Isle Pirates and Privateers performed the story of "The Hunt For The Golden Egg" throughout the day to a sold-out crowd. Both mini-brigs the Adventure and the Liberte were on hand for children to clamber aboard, explore, and learn the art of scallywagging. There was also lots of games, crafts, balloon art, face painting, and much more. Thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who made the event a huge success, and of course,  the Easter Bunny! A good time was had by all! HUZZAH!!!!!!!

Shady Isle Pirates Easter
For more pictures check out our Easter photo gallery!


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