Charlotte Amalie - Pirate

Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket have a humor track record of more than a decade with their TLAPD on September 19. In real life John Baur and Mark Summers with real jobs, they run the website www.talkikeapirate.com giving you tons of advice on how to talk and behave like a pirate.

It all started off with an article in the Miami Herald in 2002 you can read here. Since then, talking like a pirate makes everybody’s life a little more dangerous. Get introduced on the basics and also advanced pirate phrases here including translations for your Dutch, French, Chinese, German or Swedish friends.

To give you head-start, download the lyrics of the official TLAPD-song here and add your voice to the song:


The movement took off with interviews in media around the world. In the meantime you can buy books and t-shirts, knit your own pirate bag or use the Pirate-to-English translator on their site.

As a modern-days pirate, Cap'n Slappy and Ol' Chumbucket also run all social media channels. Be sure to follow them on Facebook with currently 116,000 followers, on Twitter, or enroll to their Poopdeck Newsletter.

Today everyone get’s into this fun celebration. You can turn your Google browser into a pirate search and hide your plunder on Facebook as well.

ShoreFox also contributes to today’s celebration. A real pirate needs a ship and a treasure island. Find it in the following cruise destinations:

Enjoy your day out on the water and be careful when the captain asks you to “haul some keel”. You better check what that means..

PS: Why is TLAPD on September 19th? It’s the birthday of Marc’s ex-wife. Nothing more – but also nothing less…