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Official Schedule of Events

Still working out final details, schedule subject to change


Thursday – Invasion Weekend Registration begins at 4pm…….

Bilge Rat Derby – It’s a run for the roses, pirate style… Fancy up those tricorns, enjoy a rum and Coke or a rum runner, cause pirates don’t drink mint juleps, and dress your rat up for the big race. The call to post will be at 7pm.

A la Carte cost to enter the Bilge Rat Derby is $25, however any guest who purchased the Invasion package will receive 1 Bilge Rat entry with your package.

Friday – Enjoy your own personal play/relax/sightsee time until 4pm

Registration for the Invasion continues at 4pm with the Compass Hotel Kick Off Party beginning at 6pm. Enjoy Rum tastings from a local Rum Distillery while the music of Jimmy Buffett serenades you as you enjoy the marina view from the Hotel Patio area.

A la Carte tickets are available for this event.

The Island Pub Crawl begins at 7pm from Compass Hotel, the first stop is Floridays, the tiki bar restaurant right next door to the Compass Hotel. Then you will board our beloved ship, Skullywag, in Covid safe groupings, and driven to a designated bar on the Island with your very own Pirate guide to get you to the following destinations. You will have transportation from the final stop back to the hotel.

Island Pub Crawl is included with the Invasion Package purchase.

A la carte tickets are available for this event.  An a la carte ticket does NOT include transportation to the island.

Saturday – Island Scavenger Hunt, get to know our Island while participating in this fun educational tour.

Stops will include restaurants, bars, and Island famous areas. There is a Grand Prize to be won along with many door prizes.

Scavenger Hunt entry is included with the Invasion Package purchase.

A la carte tickets are available for this event.  An a la carte ticket does NOT include transportation to the island.

The Pirate Gathering at the Neptune Room at Seafood Shack. Cocktail hour begins at 6pm.  This is the night all pirates gather and celebrate the pirate life.  Music, dancing, street market, cash bar.  Heavy hors d’oeurves will be provided as well as 1 drink.

Admission to the Gathering is included with your Invasion package purchase.

A la carte tickets are available for this event.

Sunday – Breakfast with the Pirates

You will be transported from Compass Hotel to the Beach Café on Manatee Public Beach for breakfast.  After breakfast prop yourself on the beach to catch some sunshine or sit in the shade at the Café and enjoy one of their famous rum drinks or a cold beer.

Included with the Invasion Package.

A la carte tickets are available for this event.

The final event of the weekend, a bon voyage leisure cruise from Bradenton Beach Marina on the Anna Maria Princess, the famous Island’s Paddleboat.

Admission aboard the Paddleboat is included with Invasion Package purchase.

A la carte tickets are available for this event.

Click here to return to the Registration Page to book your Invasion Package


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