Ahoy Lads and Lasses,
Grab yer sword & don your pirate garb and join the Conch Republic's First Sea Lord Admiral Finbar and our scurvy Pirates in Paradise Crew for Adventure on the High Seas aboard the 74' Topsail Schooner WOLF.
This year's Pirates in Paradise Gathering promises to be one of the best yet, and we will once again host some of our favorite piratical events! We invite one and all to come join the fun!
In addition to Tall Ship Sails and Attacks at Sea aboard the 74' Topsail Schooner WOLF, we are pleased to bring back the Pyrates of the Coast National Walk the Plank Championships (date tba.) WOLF will board these sails at A&B Marina in Old Town Key West (foot of Front Street at the Historic Seaport.) Advance reservations required. Email SailAway@SchoonerWOLF.com or call 305-206-9694.
Landlubbers will enjoy Fort Taylor's Pyrate Invasion, which runs December 5, 6 & 7, and everyone is invited to join the Pirates in Paradise crew at El Meson for their 15th Annual Caribbean Pirates Feast at Mallory Square on Thursday, December 4th at 7pm and the Buccaneer Ball at East Martello on Dec 5th!!
Check out some of the event highlights in this 'ere document (pdf)
Key West's 15th Annual Pirates in Paradise Gathering
WOLF Tall Ship Sails El Meson de Pepe Caribbean Pirate Feast
Buccaneer Ball at East Martello Tower Fort Taylor Pyrate Fest 2014
Pyrates of the Coast National Walk the Plank Championships
In addition to Tall Ship Sails and Attacks at Sea aboard the 74' Topsail Schooner WOLF (Afternoon Sail will include an attack on the Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion), we are pleased to bring back the Pyrates of the Coast National Walk the Plank Championships which will be held aboard WOLF on Thursday, December 4th at 1pm. The public is invited to come cheer on the participants as they plead for their lives before taking the plunge or try their hand at plank walking in the hopes of emerging national champion.
All WOLF sails during the Pirates in Paradise Gathering will board at the A&B Marina in Old Town Key West (foot of Front Street at the Historic Seaport.) Advance reservations required, please RSVP to SailAway@SchoonerWOLF.com or 305-206-9694.
Landlubbers are invited to join the Pirates in Paradise crew at El Meson for their 15th Annual Caribbean Pirates Feast at Mallory Square on Thursday, December 4th at 6:30pm. Featuring a traditional Cuban Roast Pork Buffet with all the trimmings, with desserts provided by Kermit's Key West Key Lime Pie Shoppe.
Our Pint-Sized Pirate Costume Contest (open to kids under 12) will also be held on Thursday, December 4th at El Meson de Pepe and later that evening (after the Caribbean Pirates Feast) we will be hosting the Most Buxom Wench and Bad Ass Pirate Contest (Admiral Finbar's favorite!) Both events are FREE to the public.
The fun continues through the weekend, when Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park is transformed into a Caribbean pirates hold of days gone by. Fort Taylor's Pyrate Invasion, which runs December 5, 6 & 7, features living history encampments, black powder demonstrations and fun for the whole family.
The Friends of Fort Taylor, along with the Key West Art & Historical Society are also hosting their 2nd Annual Buccaneer Ball (adults only) on Friday, December 5th at East Martello Tower, which features music by the legendary pirate band, The Brigands.
The 15th Annual Pirates in Paradise Gathering, which celebrates brings together historic re-enactors, pirate entertainers, musicians,historians and pirate enthusiasts from around the world.
Pirates In Paradise & Fort Taylor Pyrate Invasion Wolf Tall Ship Sails 2014 FLYER (PDF)
WOLF Tall Ship Sails & Battles
Our 74' Topsail Schooner WOLF also offers Day Sail and Sunset Cruise Open Passenger Sails in the Florida Keys (or other ports of call in the Caribbean, Bahamas and US East Coast & Gulf of Mexico with prior arrangements.) WOLF is also great for Birthday Parties, Family Gatherings, Social Events and Memorials & Rememberence Ceremonies.
The WOLF has been showcased in many films and documentaries, and is often featured in island paintings and promotional materials. WOLF is also a media favorite and has been showcased in numerous films and documentaries (including shows on the Discovery Channel, PBS, Travel Channel, BBC, History Channel and Fine Living Network, Food Channel.)
Designed by Merit Walter, the WOLF is a 74' Norfolk Rover class steel hull schooner built in 1982-1983 in Panama City, Florida by Master builder Willis Ray and Finbar Gittelman, Admiral and First Sea Lord of the Conch Republic.
Advanced reservations required. For reservations, please call 305-296-9694 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
WOLF SAILING SCHEDULE (PDF)
WOLF SAILS BROCHURE (PDF)
Tall Ship Wedding Private Charters
What can be more magical than getting married aboard a majestic Tall Ship at Sea!
Let us help you plan an amazing Tall Ship Wedding at Sea aboard the traditionally rigged 74' Topsail Schooner WOLF....Florida's own Pirate Ship!
Upon the Completion of Your Vows,
The Captain Blows the Sacred Conch Shell
And Fires the Ship’s Cannon…
Announcing Your Marriage to the Heavens!
The WOLF provides an ideal backdrop for Traditional , Pirate Themed & Military Tall Ship Weddings at Sea. We specialize in Private Charters and promise to make your special day one you will always cherish!
WOLF accommodates up to 40 guests. BYO food & drink.
Admiral Finbar, First Sea Lord of the Conch Republic is a licensed Florida Notary and can officiate the ceremony (and complete and send off your marriage application for you.)
You are also welcome to bring aboard your own officiate if you prefer. We also have a list of preferred Musicians, Caterers, Photagraphers, Videographers, Florists and other wedding professionals upon request.
Smaller wedding parties are welcome to reserve space on one of our WOLF Open Passenger Sails and the captain can perform the ceremony during the sail.
For reservations, please call 305-296-9694 or email us at email@example.com
TALL SHIP WEDDING PRIVATE CHARTER (PDF)
Dinner Impossible Pirates in Paradise Festival 2009 - Food Channel clip
Pirates in Paradise Festival 2007 - video by Bob Smith, Bicycling Through History
Pirates in Paradise Festival 2008 - video by KEYSTV.com
Pirates in Paradise Festival 2009 - video by ConchTV.com
Pirates in Paradise Festival 2011 - video by Diane Wacker
Pyrates of the Coast Walk the Plank 2011 Championships - video by Bob Smith, Bicycling Through History
In The News.....
Pirates in Paradise Festival 2010 - article by Miami's CBS Local Channel 4 (WFOR)
Pyrates of the Coast Walk the Plank 2011 Championships - article by Miami's CBS Local Channel 4 (WFOR)
Pyrates of the Coast Walk the Plank 2011 Championships - article by NBC 6 -- South Florida (WTVJ)
Pyrates of the Coast Walk the Plank 2003 Championships - article by KREM.com