HERE THAR BE PIRATES!!!
Here ye will find every jeweled facet of information pertaining to the Annual Pirate Treasure Hunt held in Depoe Bay Oregon, the third Saturday in August. Although it is FUN, this is a charity event. ALL proceeds are donated to local charities.
The 2012 Treasure Hunt netted $2,000.00 for the Depoe Bay Food Pantry; a non-profit organization helping needy Depoe Bay families with food and needed life items! We wish to thank all those folks who participated, contributed and gave to this fine cause!
Join us, and yer fellow pirate brethren for a fun filled day of adventure and mystery upon the high seas!
The Pirate Treasure Hunt takes you in and around the streets and attractions of Depoe Bay, noted as the worlds smallest harbor. But don't let size fool ye, swabby. This hunt will have ye wishin fer a pleasant sail on a calm sea. You and your crew of 3 (that's 4 total ya know) must complete challenges and tasks in the first half of the day that will help you gather the needed items and information. There's nothing too terribly physical or dangerous, just fun challenges that may or may not be pirate related.
A play on the streets unfolds in the second half of the day. Yer crew must decipher the story and identify the characters that will enable you to sail to victory and take on some great booty. Hold on to yer eye patch fer this action. You'll be needin both eyes, Matey!
Yer piratical entertainment continues into the evening with a No-Host bar, dinner, silent and live auctions, and a whimsical pirate play by the Not_Ready_For_Prime_Time_Pirates. The booty prize awards for winning teams placement also conclude the evening. Every team wins valuable booty. First place prize has a value of $800 to $1,000!
Registration for the event is usually 8:30 to 9:30am at Pirate Coffee Company (north end of town). Your team captain will receive the all important rules and needed documents. Then, team and group photos are taken at 9:45 at the Whale Watch Center (south end of town), followed by the hunt's storyline reading and cannon fire signaling the start of the hunt. After the tasks in the morning, a short break, and the afternoon story-in-the-streets, teams will conclude the hunt about 3 or 4pm, some maybe earlier. A no-host bar opens at 5:30pm and the optional dinner is about 6pm.
Sign up early. Make yer plans, and shanghai a crew! Don yer pirate attire and gather some piratitude!
New teams are always a welcome part of our event. And, we'll welcome back teams that have enjoyed past hunts!
All pirates, young and old, are welcome. You don't have to have a team or participate in the hunt to enjoy the day as a pirate (though you'll wish you did). We'll even have tasks and challenges (FUN) for the younger pirates (KIDS).
Come join the fun on the beautiful central Oregon coast!