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The pirates that go BOO in the night! The Pieces of Eight gets SCARY!

October 20, 2011
By MELISSA SCHNEIDER , Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Get ready for some pirate-plundering and pumpkiny fun this Halloween holiday, as the Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise features an all-new show through Monday, Oct. 31.

Grab yer pirate swords, yer pirate cap 'n head out to Salty Sam's Marina (2500 Main St.) to join the booty-grabbin' crew for 90 minutes of pirates, pumpkins and plenty of plunderin.'

The show features a "pumpkin-hatin' captain," a mutiny and the traditional firing of the cannon. Each cruise features a theatrical show, face painting, pirate stories and folklore, a trip to the Halloween treasure chest for the little mateys and a full service bar for all ye old salts aboard.

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Get ready for some scary Halloween fun aboard the Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship through the end of the month, as its crew of ferocious-yet-friendly pirates battens down the hatches, offering a special, spooky treat to all who board between now and then. Yarrrrgh! Photo by MELISSA SCHNEIDER.

"This action-packed cruise is sure to be a rollicking good time for the whole family!" said Stephen Sepulveda, also known as Capt. Jack and manager of the Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise. "The boat is decked out with fun Halloween dcor and this Halloween-themed show is a spirited interactive experience for adults and kids alike.

The Pirate Cruise is a full-on swashbuckling pirate show onboard a 65-foot replica Spanish galleon.

Buccaneers young and old experience a jolly roger of a good time on this "fun for all ages" interactive attraction.

The friendly and sometimes downright scurvy crew of costumed pirates entertains guests while they sail around the area's intracoastal islands and beaches.

"We feature an array of fun and fresh family-friendly shows throughout the year," Capt. Jack said. "Many families come back and sail with us time and time again, complete with their pirate garb, 'arrghs,' and 'ahoys.'"

The pirates truly appear to have a grand time with the kids as they happily pillage and plunder up and down the shores of Fort Myers Beach.

Stay tuned through season, as the Pieces of Eight also offers a peaceful, relaxing sunset voyage every Tuesday evening.

Reservations are taken at 5 and 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday for the cruise. Just purchase an entree at Parrot Key Caribbean Grill that evening and receive a ticket aboard the sunset cruise that night.

Enjoy a smooth voyage along the back bay for a good hour, while sipping on cool drinks from the onboard bar. The staff encourages reservations be placed early, as spots tend to fill up pretty quickly.

The Pieces of Eight Pirate Cruise makes for unique and memorable birthday parties, field trips and private charters.

For more cruise times and reservations, call 765-7272.



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