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


The Shady Isle Pirates &
Buccaneers Of The Black Fleet

Bowling With The Pirates
A Fundraiser for the Richmond Food Bank

Saturday Sept. 27th


Richmond Days Of Summer 2014

Fun for all ages! Dressing like a pirate encouraged!
Door Prizes & 50/50 Draws

Limited Tickets Are Available!

$10 - Includes 2 Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental

All Ticket Proceeds and Donations
For the Richmond Food Bank

Order your tickets  and guarantee your spot online at:


Help raise funds by signing up pledges!

Click here to download a Pledge Form
Click here to download an Event Poster


Need more info? Email: bowling@shadyislepirates.com


Bowling With Pirates


Shady Isle Pirates at the 2014 
11th Annual Richmond Maritime Festival

The Shady Isle Pirates and their mini-brigs Liberte and Adventure were on hand for the 2014 Richmond Maritime Festival at Britannia Heritage Shipyard.The Shady Isle Pirates performed mock mini brig battles, sang shanties along the docks, engaged in sword play and other pirate antics. 

Thousands of seafarers and landlubbers alike celebrated Steveston’s waterfront heritage at the 11th annual Richmond Maritime Festival, August 8 to 10, 2014, at the spectacular Britannia Shipyards, National Historic Site.

A huge thank-you to the sponsors, other ship crews, dock staff, volunteers and organizers who made the festival a great success! Huzzah!





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