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


 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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