Given the growing popularity of the Festival, it's advisable to make reservations early, particularly for that first downtown weekend with the mock ‘pirate invasion’, the parade, the two free street dances, and the big fireworks show. Hotel rooms are in short supply during the run of the Festival, as are rental cars. For more information please visit our Official Cayman Islands Tourism website at www.caymanislands.ky.
Many of the major events are free, such as the Fireworks Show, the Pirate Landing, the Float Parade, the three harbour-side Street Dances, the Teen Dance, the Kids' Fun Day, and the Turtle Release. District Day functions are free during the day and from CI$7 and up at night. For most sports events, participation costs around US$25.
This Pirates Week don't be caught walking around without a costume. Complete costumes, Hats, Boot Tops, Hooks, Swords, Tattoos, Bangles & Beads, we have them. So come and check us out, you'll find no pirate prices here!
We also sell the Official Pirates Week Souvenir T-shirt and Polo Shirts.
The shop is located on 10 Shedden Road, behind the Museum and is open Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm. Call 949-5078 for more information or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The downtown activities, on the first weekend and the last, are within 5-10 minutes' driving from most hotels in the Seven Mile Beach area, while the Heritage Days, out of town, are about a 30-minute drive. Taxi service to any evening function should be arranged in advance as they can be difficult to get at night. Some bus service is also available; ask at your hotel or condo reception, or call the Pirates Week Office.
All of the evening functions feature local dishes, well prepared, and served in convenient take-away containers. The prices are reasonable (approximately US$15 and less), and the helpings are generous. The food booths are in a separate area away from the music site.
Several bar facilities (fruit juices included) are available at the street dances, and drinks are reasonably priced. Signs indicate the location of portable toilets at the various sites. If you're not sure about something, ask the folks in the yellow shirts marked "Official" – they will be happy to help.
And – bring your camera, casual clothes and comfortable footwear.
(US residents seeking more general information on the Cayman Islands can call the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism on 1-800-346-3313 or visit their website at www.caymanislands.ky).