Meet Our Pirates
Each crew member is carefully chosen based upon their charismatic pirate personas and enthusiastic interaction with children and adults alike. We are pleased to introduce the Fort Myers Beach crew including: Capt. Jack, Skipper Fancy Face Phil, Doctor Flarity, Peg Leg Meg, Blackbeard, Pick Pocket Pete, Bermuda Jill, Scurvy Scarlet, and Miss Gray.
Born: 1751 Bristol, England
Just when you thought his adventures were over, Captain Sparrow has been blessed to sail the Seven Seas on board the Pieces of Eight, which grants him everlasting live. Sparrow is one of nine pirate lords in the Brethren Court, the Pirate Lords of the Seven Seas.
He can be treacherous and survives mostly by using his wit and powers of persuasion rather than force, however he is highly skilled with both the blade and pistol. Captain Sparrow is the leader of our pirate crew.
Weapon of Choice: Dagger and Hypnotizing Beauty
Mermaid Mel is the daughter of the King & Queen of the sea. While swimming home one afternoon she was ripped by the fin by a massive shark and she washed up on the shores of Fort Myers Beach with new land legs. If it weren’t for the Pirates on the Pieces of Eight she would still be shark bait. So she wears a fanny pack full of magic and intends to stay true to her Pirate Crew for ever more. Her duties are to make sure you drink like a captain, party like a pirate and she will teach you how to dance like a mermaid. Party hardy, me heartys!
Everlynn "Gray" Humdinger
Weapon of Choice: Daggers and Blunder Busses
Mrs. Humdinger is an adventurous pirate who loves to sail the seas and find all sorts of trouble. During one of her travels she came across some Merfolk and made a deal with them. Unfortunately, she lost the bet between the Merfolk and she was forever cursed to do their binding. Trying to flee was a not-so-smart thing to do but she tried anyway and ended up in a tornado full of sharks!
Destroying her ship and left stranded in the middle of nowhere. While stranded, another vessel found her just floating looking lost, dazed and confused they took her aboard the Pieces of Eight where she is now the blacksmith and can fix anything you see that’s broken. All you need is duct tape and it’s fixed! Still cursed forever she managed to find love and get married to a gentleman named Sir Oliver Humdinger, now they pillage together so watch out for the duo!
Weapon of choice: Sword
John Michael Parker Wellington was the son of a well to do treasury official in London. While at the University of Oxford for human and social studies he frequently visited the docks of London to study the people. One day he was kidnapped and he found himself aboard an English Royal Navy ship! For two years he was beaten and flogged and worked like a dog, with very little rations in horrible conditions.
In 1717 the ship was attacked by pirates on the Pieces of Eight. He was given a sword and told to fight off the pirates, but he went mad and started fighting the English, slaying one after another. Captain Fancy Face Phil saw his actions and took him on as one of the crew. The crew took a liking to him and dubbed him “Mad Mike”. He was then promoted to “Ship Psychiatrist”.
Sir Reven Drake
Born : 1699 during a typhoon in the Indian Ocean
Weapon of choice: Wrist mounted blade
Sir Reven Drake is the great grandson of the famed explorer and circumnavigator of the world, Sir Francis Drake. Reven Drake is an explorer, antiquities collector and pirate scourge of the 10 Seas.
During a century of pirating, he has found artifacts that grant him everlasting life, and a ship from the city of Atlantis which he now captains. Join him on his adventures as he searches for all the treasures of the world.
Pick Pocket Pete
Weapon of Choice: Hand to Hand Combat
The origins of Pick Pocket Pete are unknown. Some say he was raised by wolves in the jungle and some say monkeys. Either way a pirate’s life is all he has known. He is a thief and over time, has stolen diamonds rings, magic lamps, pots of gold, hatter’s hat, as well as few hearts. His weapons of choice are his hands, using a-little-bit of karate and a lot-a-bit of karazy! Pick Pocket Pete seeks mischief, adventure, and high fives.
He is always looking for a partner in crime to help steal treasure. Keep your belongings close as things tend to go missing around him. Today you will find Pick Pocket on the Pieces of Eight Pirate Ship and he is always willing to make new friends. “I am master of disguise & fly so low you cannot recognize, I think quick on my feet, my name is the one & only… Pick Pocket Pete say “whaaaaat!” – Pick Pocket Pete
Lady Tesla Threadbare
Age : 159
There she was just floating along , scavenging the night Sky for “Aether” when out of the lavender blue, dilly dilly.. she fell from her airship, The Clockwork Bronze, onto our deck! Right onto her head, maybe that’s why she repeats herself so often. Yes, she generally is about 5 steps behind or often in front of the discussion: the rest of our crew truly appreciates the “electricity’ she always brings to our adventures.
Something truly fantastic about her descent, is the number of technological advances our ship has acquired with her arrival. From sound machines to GPS Kraken detectors, Tesla’s imaginative engineering has brought our ship into the 19th Century!
Six Bottle Bonnie
Six Bottle Bonnie comes to us from the Great Lakes. Bonnie led a rather ordinary life outside of Detroit, until the tragic death of her Viking husband, Erik. Soon after, she was introduced to the pirate life. She joined the crew of the Crystal and began smuggling rum. Rumor has it that one time during shore leave she drank six bottles of rum before passing out, earning her the name Six Bottle Bonnie.
A few years after becoming a widow, Bonnie met a young lad who lived in Florida. He wooed her away from Michigan, and they married a year later. Bonnie couldn’t leave the pirate life behind, so she joined the crew of the Pieces of Eight. She can often be found behind the bar serving rum, and is now known as the fastest bottle in SW Florida.
Weapons: flails, daggers, rum & hornswoggling skills.
Born: 1686 in Port Royal, Jamaica, and later moved to Nassau, Bahamas with her Father, a Buccaneer from England, and mother, an islander who produced Island Spice Rum–the best of the best rum in the Caribbean (secret ingredient: slain kraken blood!).
With endless access to the best rum, Calypso would throw elaborate parties to lure the island’s visitors and pirates. As guests got drunk off the rum, Calypso swindled them out of loot and secrets and sent her crew to rob their ships. Armed with stolen secrets of the location of treasure and prize ships, she sailed off before her drunken victims even realized she’d taken anything from them. While hunting the treasure, she also collected Caribbean spices from all around to continue the family legacy of making their delicious rum. Her stolen secrets also led her to a rare spice that gave her eternal youth.
Calypso sailed to the Gulf of Mexico to find new adventures. Coming across PO8, she offered her Island Spice rum and hornswoggling skills in exchange for a new home here. You’ll find her calypso-dancing and partying on board like she did at her rum parties back home. Although loyal to her hearties, all others should beware when talking to her. There’s no telling what tricks she’s got up her sleeve. Or in her rum.
Kincaid the Kraken Slayer
For years, Kincaid has been on the hunt for the great kraken, a magnificent beast that has plagued seafarers traveling to the new world for hundreds of years. It has eluded scientists and lore enthusiasts alike, but a recent sighting puts this creature of myth and legend in the gulf, off the shores of fort Myers beach. Kincaid joined the pieces of eight crew to catch a glimpse of this revelation, protect our passengers from its horrible stench and colossal grasp, and with any luck be able to study it and its migratory patterns.