Ahoy there me mateys!! We have the BEST Pirate Party this side of the Rockies, so DO NOT be the one to miss out...JUMP ABOARD and ride the waves!! We have managed to charter an incredible ship this year......an authentic cannon bearing Pirate Ship that is so thrilling it will have you wanting to climb the rigging's..LITERALLY, you can climb the mast!! DO NOT MISS THIS AWESOME EVENT!!!
12th Annual Pirate Ship Party
Sail aboard the real ship of Pirates Of Caribbean....dressed as a Pirate :-)
9/15/2016 NEWS: More awesome! we are working on a time change so we have a SUNSET, a FULL MOON, and of course GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE... and now we are seeking permission by the captain to sail around the Treasure Island music festival!
Registration will open shortly once we have time fixed... until then add yourself to the watch list so you get first notice of when you can register!
**WE ONLY HAVE 39 SPOTS TOTAL ON THIS SHIP***
Ahoy there me mateys!! Climb aboard ye Pirate Ship, as we sail under ye Golden Gate Bridge, watch the sunset as we drink and practice our ARRGGGHHS!!!
What to Expect:
So are you guys prepared for all this fun & games?! You are in for the cruise of your life! Once allFIFTY pirates are on board, we will set sail into the distance under the Golden Gate Bridge (weather permitting), watching the beautiful sunset!Feast on board and wash down that scrumptious food with rum and beer...then show the true pirate you are, by battling it out in our sword fighting competition and other fun activities, including firing a real cannon!! Please remember... LIMITED drinks will be available and as always, bring your favorite drink!
4:30pm - meet at the Plank and socialize before boat arrives, grab some pirate drink
5.00pm - head to the Dock, it is a few blocks away!
5:30pm - Boat LEAVES into Bay and Golden Gate Bridge (with or without you)
6:30pm - Pirate Grog and Pirate food are served on board
8:30pm - return to Oakland
We will all be dressed up so find those eye patches and bandannas to transform into a pirate for the night!! There will be a prize for the MOST convincing pirate!! Ladies: Please DO NOT wear high heals on the ships, unfortunately you will not be allowed on board. Bare feet is also not allowed. Other costumes are of course welcome!
Pirates from years gone by............
Through Oct 02, 2016 (Sunday)
Through Oct 09, 2016 (Sunday)
Through Oct 16, 2016 (Sunday)
Member Special Rate (25-50% discount)
Includes sailing, pirate feast and limited alcohol
Please be on time, or the ship sails without you! How to get there and find the treasure?
Pre-Meet @ Plank
PLEASE BE ON TIME!
***DONT BE LATE- WE CAN NOT WAIT FOR YOU **** DONT BE LATE- WE CAN NOT WAIT FOR YOU***
Bad pirates walk the plank for drunk driving!!!
Jack London Square
Embarcadero West Oakland, CA 94607
Post Registration Details:
Now ye registered, mayb ye wans't te brush up un ye Pirate talk eh?
(You know you need to!!!)
Arrr, so ye be wantin' t' go to sea an' ye don't be wantin' t' end up in Davy Jones' Locker. Then ye best be learnin' t' be talkin' like a buccaneer:
Remember these simple phrases and you'll do just fine!
Ahoy! - Hi!
Avast! - Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, Whoa! Get a load of that!Check it out or No way! or Get off!
Aye! - Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did.
Aye aye! - I'll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over.
Arrr! - This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. Arrr! can mean, variously, yes, I agree, I'm happy, I'm enjoying this beer, My team is going to win it all, I saw that television show, it sucked! and That was a clever remark you or I just made. And those are just a few of the myriad possibilities of Arrr!
Once you've mastered the basics, you're ready to start expanding your pirate vocabulary. Try these for starters:
Beauty ? The best possible pirate address for a woman. Always preceded by 'me,' as in, 'C?mere, me beauty,' or even, 'me buxom beauty,' to one particularly well endowed. You'll be surprised how effective this is.
Bilge rat ? The bilge is the lowest level of the ship. It's loaded with ballast and slimy, reeking water. A bilge rat, then, is a rat that lives in the worst place on the ship.A lot of guy humor involves insulting your buddies to prove your friendship. It's important that everyone understands you are smarter, more powerful and much luckier with the wenches than they are. Since bilge rat is a pretty dirty thing to call someone, by all means use it on your friends.
Bung hole 'Victuals on a ship were stored in wooden casks. The stopper in the barrel is called the bung, and the hole is called the bung hole. That's all. It sounds a lot worse, doesn't it? When dinner is served you'll make quite an impression when you say, 'Well, me hearties, let's see what crawled out of the bung hole.'' That statement will be instantly followed by the sound of people putting down their utensils and pushing themselves away from the table. Great! More for you!
Grog 'An alcoholic drink, usually rum diluted with water, but in this context you could use it to refer to any alcoholic beverage other than beer, and we aren't prepared to be picky about that, either. Call your beer grog if you want. We won't stop you! Water aboard ship was stored for long periods in slimy wooden barrels, so you can see why rum was added to each sailor's water ration' to kill the rancid taste. Drink up, me hearties! And call whatever you're drinking grog if you want to. If some prissy pedant purses his lips and protests the word grog can only be used if drinking rum and water, not the Singapore Sling you're holding, keelhaul him!
Lubber (or land lubber) - This is the seaman's version of land lover, mangled by typical pirate disregard for elocution. A lubber is someone who does not go to sea, who stays on the land. More likely than not, you are a lubber 364 days of the year. But not if you're talking like a pirate! Then the word lubber becomes one of the more fierce weapons in your arsenal of piratical lingo. In a room where everyone is talking like pirates, lubber is ALWAYS an insult.