These are websites that will give you a great insiders view of pirates. Nothing and no one will tell you everything because dead men tell no tales. But these sites will make you so knowledgeable that you’ll actually feel like you served on a real pirate ship. Minus the hook, of course.
All About Pirates & Piracy terrancezepke.com/pirates A nice introduction to piracy , followed by bios on numerous pirates famous and obscure. Terminology, and a brief history of pirates make this attractive site worth a visit.
Brethren of the Coast bretherncoast.com Colorful and informative, the site covers pirate history, ships, biographies, flags, weapons, and much more. It also includes fantastic links to related sites. This site deserves a golden doubloon and a double Arrrgh!
The Crimson Pirate thecrimsonpirate.com Well worth a visit, this site has info of all kinds on pirate life including flags, strongholds, myths, and pirate biographies.
Famous Elizabethan Pirates www.elizabethan-era.org.uk A look at pirates and privateers of England, famous and little known. This site includes info on women pirates, flags, ships, clothing, and more. An erudite and classy profile of pirates.
Gentlemen of Fortune www.gentlemenoffortune.com An unusual site dedicated to pirate aficionados and those looking to join a pirate group and make history come alive. Find info on pirate clothing, weapons, ships, books.
Piracy articles at Marine Insight www.marineinsight.com The most up-to-date maritime news especially on pirate attacks. A backlog of articles contains suggestions on dealing with them.
Pirates and Privateers www.cindyvallar.com This site covers piracy from ancient times to now. This is the genuine article, filled not only with standard information but access to all the articles author Cindy Vallar has penned. The links to other great sites alone is worth a visit here.
Pirates! Fact and Legend. www.piratesinfo.com Learn about the history of pirates, facts, legends, famous pirates, and more. Includes message boards.
Pirate Ships, Pirate Ship Pictures www.thepiratesrealm.com This site does what it purports to do: gives info on pirate ships with illustrations.
Privateer Dragons of the Caribbean www.privateerdragons.com A pirate’s treasure here for sure. Particularly attractive is a list of pirate festivals. Famous pirates and privateers are literally listed from A to Z.
Rob Ossian’s Pirate’s Cove. www.thepirateking.com No search into the world of pirates would be complete without a visit here. If it’s not here, it doesn’t exist. Besides the standard information on pirates, find nautical terminology, navigation tools, sea shanties, a guide to knots, rums, pirate clothing, and more. It even contains a sailing simulator.
The Original Talk Like a Pirate Site www.talklikeapirate.com The most fun you can have without being marooned with yer favorite wench and some rum. Lots of fun and advice on talking like a pirate, fun and games, with links to like-minded pirates and piratical activities.