Pirate crew plan mutiny aboard Spanish galleon as it visits Southend Pier

Mick Ferris

A pirate crew will visit Southend Pier in hopes of coming aboard El Galeon when it drops anchor at the end of May.

Spanish tall ship “El Galeon”, which is a floating museum, will be moored at the end of the pier between May 24-29. Museum staff in period costume will be on hand to tell visitors more about life on the ship.

Due to the level of interest in the ship’s visit, advance online tickets have been released to help the crew manage the number of shipmates aboard. However, visitors who want to pay with gold doubloons (or cash) can still purchase tickets on the day and in person, for each time slot.

The Blackwater Pirate Crew will be visiting on Saturday May 27 between 12 and 4pm to help landlubbers get into the spirit of the high seas. They will be posing for photos at the pierhead and raising money for Little Havens Children’s Hospice

The visit comes following the recent announcement that Southend Pier won the prestigious Pier of the Year, from the National Pier Society.

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Mick Ferris

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