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Ahoy, Mateys!

Ye have successfully navigated the turbulent waters of the internet and arrived at the home port of the Pyrates of the Gulf Coast- a nefarious band of rogues and wenches pillaging and plundering the Gulf Coast of Florida from Naples to Clearwater, and all points in between! All for a good cause, of course.

We are currently recruiting new members for the Krewe, so explore our little internet island, and if ye be likin' what ye be seein' and want to sign on, drop us a note in a bottle- or email us- for more information.

It's that time again! The 2014 Florida Heritage Festival Grand Parade is coming up on April 25, 2014, and we'll be sailing the Pirata through the oceans of people on Manatee Avenue again this year! Keep yer eyes out fer the Krewe!
Click here for highlights from the 2013 parade!

RIP Crymdog
On Wednesday, October 16, 2013, our longtime boatswain, Bob "Crymdog" Margraf, sailed off into the eternal sunset after a battle with cancer. Crymdog, you were a great Pyrate, and a better friend. You will be greatly missed. Click on the above picture for a video tribute to the one and only Crymdog.

Pyrates of the Gulf Coast
10 Year Anniversary

The Pyrates of the Gulf Coast celebrated our 10 year anniversary at the Bradenton Marauders/Clearwater Threshers game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton on July 20, 2013.

Click the picture below for a brief look back at our last 10 years...

The Bradenton Marauders and Thirty Thursdays- the best entertainment value in Manatee County!

The Krewe with Marty at McKechnie

The Pyrates of the Gulf Coast would like to express our gratitude to our supporters from the SRQ business community:

Buddy's Home Furnishings
PyrateCam System Sponsor
2514 9th Street W., Bradenton, FL 34205

Crystal Springs Water
The Krewe works up quite a thirst pillaging and plundering, and nothing quenches that thirst better than a cold bottle of Crystal Springs Water!

Real Pyrates drink real beer- real locally-brewed beer. Set sail for Motorworks Brewing, located at 1014 9th Street West in Bradenton. Drop yer anchor and hoist a pint or two of locally-brewed REAL BEER!

Visit our new battery sponsor, Batteries Plus for all your battery needs... and tell them a Pyrate sent you!

A special "ARRRRR" to SARASOTA FORD, the Official Tow Vehicle Sponsor of the Pyrates of the Gulf Coast.

Next Events

April Krewe Meeting
April 3, 2014; 7:30pm

Bradenton Marauders
Thirsty Thurday

McKechnie Field
Bradenton, FL
April 10, 2014; 6:30pm

Bradenton Marauders
Thirsty Thurday

McKechnie Field
Bradenton, FL
April 17, 2014; 6:30pm

DeSoto Ball
Bradenton, FL
April 25, 2014; 8:00pm

FL Heritage Festival
Grand Parade

Bradenton, FL
April 26, 2014; 6:30pm

Bradenton Marauders
Thirsty Thurday

McKechnie Field
Bradenton, FL
May 1, 2014; 6:30pm

Batteries Plus