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Pirate Myth or Fact

We all know the tales about pirates from the movies. They made their captives walk the plank, they had a parrot on their shoulder, they all looked like Jack Sparrow

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PIRATES ACTUALLY DID FOR FUN Pirate Conquest
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The Top Things Pirates Actually did for Fun

While our pirate excursions are packed with fun for the whole family, the fun selection of activities raises an important question: What did pirates actually do for entertainment aboard their

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5 Fierce Female Pirates

When you think of a pirate, what’s the first thing that comes into mind? An angry bearded man with a hook for a hand, right? Ha! Well, you should know

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8 Pirate Themed Cocktails

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time to cool off with a pirate-inspired cocktail that’ll make you go “argh”! Although we only offer beer and wine onboard the

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The Kraken Lore Pirate Conquest
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Pirate Lore: The Kraken

Come aboard the John’s Pass pirate ship to hear stories of pirate lore and fantastical experiences on the high seas! From Angola to Norway and across the oceans, the tale

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How Pirates Captured a Ship

Ahoy mateys! Think it’s easy being a pirate? Think again! Back in the Golden Ages, when piracy was an actual career, pirates were faced with the challenge of capturing ships

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Top 5 Pirate-Themed Movies

Ahoy mateys! We all love a good pirate-themed movie, and in no specific order, we’ve listed our top five favorites. Check it out.. Peter Pan (1953) Peter Pan: “Tinker Bell!

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GASPARILLA Pirate Conquest
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What You Need to Know Before Gasparilla

With over 300,000 pirates expected at this Saturday’s Gasparilla Pirate Fest, we have some need-to-know tips before you head out to Bayshore Boulevard. Expect traffic. People will be arriving by

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A Brief History of Pirates

Ahoy Maties! Did you know that the history of pirates dates back thousands of years? Or that there were strict rules for the crew aboard a pirate ship? There are

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JOHN’S PASS
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Our Favorite Restaurants in John’s Pass

When you visit Madeira Beach, FL, you can expect amazing weather, gorgeous pastel-colored Florida sunsets, and fun activities centered around the beauty of Boca Ciega Bay. What you can also

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THE ANATOMY OF A PIRATE SHIP Pirate Conquest
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The Anatomy of a Pirate Ship

Ahoy Maties! January is a fine time for pirates as we celebrate Gasparilla and the first pirate invasion of Tampa Bay. Of course, aboard the Royal Conquest, we celebrate pirates

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Fireworks + Pirates

What pirate doesn’t love a good fireworks display? Head out on the Gulf of Mexico waters with a crew of pirates for the best fireworks show in Tampa Bay! The

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YEAR-ROUND PIRATE ADVENTURE Pirate Conquest
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Year-Round Pirate Adventure

Everyone knows Gasparilla as the ultimate pirate event in Florida, but here at Royal Conquest in John’s Pass, our pirate festivities occur year-round. So in case you missed Tampa’s parades

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The Legend of Gasparilla

Ahoy mateys!  Gather round for a story to be told, that of the legend of Gasparilla… Tampa’s famous annual carnival, Gasparilla, was named after the legendary pirate Jose Gaspar, “last

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10 Most Famous Pirates in History

At Royal Conquest, we love the history of the high seas! Here we share ten of the most famous pirates in history: Sir Francis Drake (English, 1540 – 1595): One

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