Fort Myers, FL
2 Parents Love It!
2500 Main St
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
The Ship, Pieces of Eight, was custom designed by its original pirate captain, Devious Dave, a naval architect and the creative input of each crew member who helped build her. The ship was built in Virginia Beach to U.S. Coast Guard requirements and took 16 months to complete during the period November 2004 through March 2006. The ship is steel hull and 64’-10” in length, with a 23’ beam and 5’.0” draft. It is powered by twin John Deere Diesels, each 208 hp. The vessel is Coast Guard certified to carry 130 passengers and equipped with the latest life saving equipment including life jackets and ship-to-shore radio. Our Captains are all U.S. Coast Guard licensed.
The Grand Salon:
Pieces of Eight provides full-service amenities in our grand saloon . While prowling the high seas with us, seasoned seadogs can belly up to our full service bar and order their favorite grog or soft drink. Hungry you say? Snacks such as ice cream, pretzels, popcorn, chips and candy are also available for a small ransom. We also carry a boatload of pirate souvenirs for those who want to share the pirate loot once ashore.
Did You Know?
Pieces-of-Eight was a type of Spanish currency? It was actually the most famous of coins associated with the New World. “Eight Reals” or pieces-of-eight known to pirates, were minted in the Spanish Main and sent back to Europe in huge quantities with treasure fleets. Pirates plundered many Spanish galleons in search of pieces-of-eight as a handful would have been worth a small fortune to any pirate.