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Buccaneer Days Bigger Than Ever

Buccaneer Days

The Santa Catalina Island Company is hosting the 24th annual Buccaneer Days October 3 to 6, 2013 at Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island, California. Attendees are invited to don their best pirate costume and set sail for a weekend of great food, cold drinks, live music, a treasure hunt, costume contest and much more. The $30 cover charge provides access to four days of swashbuckling fun.

This year’s event will feature more entertainment than ever before with a special “Pirate Pick-Pocket” performance by illusionist Seth Grabel, live bands on all four days and DJs spinning hits late into the night. The Pirate Village will encompass the Harbor Reef Restaurant deck and the plaza below, with multiple satellite bars, treasure hunts and costume contests to provide fun for everyone.

This year’s VIP “Bacardi Hangout” will be available on Friday and Saturday for an additional $30 per person and includes a private bartender, restrooms and Bacardi OakHeart swag.

During Buccaneers Days it is highly recommended that boaters plan to arrive early, as all moorings in Two Harbors are first come first serve. For adventurous travelers, helicopter transportation with Island Express from Avalon to Two Harbors will be available for a special two-person minimum rate of $190 per person round trip or $95 per person one-way during this year’s event. Otherwise, alternative cross-channel transportation is available from San Pedro and Avalon on the Catalina Express or through Catalina's rugged interior on the Catalina Expeditions Safari Bus from Avalon for $32 per person ($26 for children) each way.

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