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Pirate battle, Treasure Island Resort, Las Vegas

Sailors jump ship to escape fierce women pirates

Every night at 7, 8:30, 10 and 11:30 in Sirens’ Cove lagoon in front of Las Vegas’ Treasure Island Resort, there’s a fierce battle between two 17th Century pirate ships. There are cannon booms, explosions, sword fights, soaring fires and abandon ship leaps.

The battle has been going on for more than 20 years. For the first 15, the opponents were evil Caribbean pirates vs. gallant English Navy men. It was the most popular free show in Vegas, but promoters decided they needed even more excitement.

When you view the battle these nights, you may be surprised (guys will be thrilled) to see that the British ship is now manned ... womanned ... by showgirls dressed in very brief pirate costumes. And it’s all free!

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