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We are proud to announce that “Capt. Charlie’s Adventures” has now expanded many of our Adventures to become a Homeschool Learning Experience.

Our Shark’s Tooth Island trip, Alligator Creek, and the Historical tour of the Cape Fear River remain our strongest homeschool trips. The students we have carried have thoroughly enjoyed these outings and their settings and learned much while on the water. With continuing education that is done at home or back in the class, these Adventures are proving outstanding in helping educate our children. They are first “living the water experience” and then follow up the science and history behind these activities in the classroom.

To add to our exceptional water based programs, we now are offering land based experiences! Jill Priest our leader has a biology degree from Rutgers University and is a true outdoor person. Jill will now lead our land based adventures to study the 5 Carnivorous Plants that grow wild and are only Native to our South East NC area. Carolina Beach State Park is an extremely diverse biomass and Jill does a great job of teaching and educating our home school youth. Through her programs in the beautiful woods of our State Park, our students learn of our state and regions unique environment!

We encourage the “Captain and the Crew” concept where we carry one adult leader (the Captain) and the Crew (up to five students) on our trips! These small groups make for plenty of individual attention, interaction, and challenging discussions…..And of course LOTS of FUN!

This “Adventure Outing” is a perfect event that many homeschoolers and their leaders could use as an outdoor experience, educational, and science oriented day long mini-camp. A half day Adventure on the water followed by a picnic lunch that you bring to the Carolina Beach State Park facilities followed by an afternoon nature hike Adventure exploring the woods and unique flora would be an enriching, exciting, and most rewarding educational experience for kids and leaders from first grade on up to high school aged students. Think of the educational opportunities and the follow up educational studies this type of trip could provide for your class and homeschoolers!

If you would like to enjoy a “Homeschooler’s Educational Day” with Capt. Charlie and Jill, please give us a call for details and scheduling……… If you have a larger group than 6 total persons, we can arrange for an extra boat or boats at a reasonable additional expense to carry your larger group with ample advance notice.

Call (910) 262-3474 For More Info!

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Blackbeard's Pirates Be Hanged!
January 28, 1719: According to the log of HMS Pearl, whose sailors played a critical role in the November 1718 sea battle that killed Edward Thach near Ocracoke, N.C., two of the condemned pirates were taken from the ship and hanged on the Hampton, Virginia waterfront on this day.
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Blackbeards Pirates Be Hanged!
January 28, 1719: According to the log of HMS Pearl, whose sailors played a critical role in the November 1718 sea battle that killed Edward Thach near Ocracoke, N.C., two of the condemned pirates were taken from the ship and hanged on the Hampton, Virginia waterfront on this day.

On the 28th of January, 1687, Royal Navy ship the Drake sailed into Port Royal, with onlookers spotting four pirates hung from its yardarm as it approached. The pirates; Joseph Bannister and three of his crew.

Bannister had spent over six years as a merchant captain on the Golden Fleece, running trade from Jamaica to London, but after the Golden Fleece wrecked in 1684, Bannister fell in with the pirate crowd from Port Royal; as repairing his ship would be costly. He went out on the account, and Governor Molesworth of Jamaica would dispatch ships to track down Bannister, but he would remain elusive for years.

In time, Captain Spragg of the Drake would capture Bannister and his crew near the Mosquito Coast, finding them living alongside natives. Spragg had been given the right, from the governor, to try and convict Bannister on the way back to Port Royal if he ever were to catch him, as Bannister had become known for his trickery and had escaped from situations before.

Not long before arriving in Port Royal, Bannister and three of his men had their arms bound behind their backs, and were one at a time hanged from the yardarm. The sight of the ship arriving reportedly brought great joy to Governor Molesworth, with him writing a letter to London stating:

”It was a great spectacle of great satisfaction to all good people, and of terror to the favorers of pirates, the manner of his punishment being that which will most discourage others, which is why I empowered Captain Spragg to inflict it.”

(pictured are four pirates hanged from a ship’s rigging [from Black Sails], and a look at a depiction of Port Royal [from Drain the Sunken Pirate City])
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On the 28th of January, 1687, Royal Navy ship the Drake sailed into Port Royal, with onlookers spotting four pirates hung from its yardarm as it approached. The pirates; Joseph Bannister and three of his crew. 

Bannister had spent over six years as a merchant captain on the Golden Fleece, running trade from Jamaica to London, but after the Golden Fleece wrecked in 1684, Bannister fell in with the pirate crowd from Port Royal; as repairing his ship would be costly. He went out on the account, and Governor Molesworth of Jamaica would dispatch ships to track down Bannister, but he would remain elusive for years. 

In time, Captain Spragg of the Drake would capture Bannister and his crew near the Mosquito Coast, finding them living alongside natives. Spragg had been given the right, from the governor, to try and convict Bannister on the way back to Port Royal if he ever were to catch him, as Bannister had become known for his trickery and had escaped from situations before. 

Not long before arriving in Port Royal, Bannister and three of his men had their arms bound behind their backs, and were one at a time hanged from the yardarm. The sight of the ship arriving reportedly brought great joy to Governor Molesworth, with him writing a letter to London stating:

”It was a great spectacle of great satisfaction to all good people, and of terror to the favorers of pirates, the manner of his punishment being that which will most discourage others, which is why I empowered Captain Spragg to inflict it.”

(pictured are four pirates hanged from a ship’s rigging [from Black Sails], and a look at a depiction of Port Royal [from Drain the Sunken Pirate City])Image attachment
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