Ahoy! – Hello there!
Avast! – Stop!
Aye – Yes
Abandon ship – Please, leave the ship immediately. (Let’s hope you won’t be needing this.)
All hands on deck – Everyone report on deck.
Anchor’s aweigh – Being ready to go.
Batten down the hatches – Secure hatches and doors in case of a storm.
Cast off – Let’s go and do some sailing.
Doubloons – Pieces of gold (you never know what you can come across in Amsterdam’s canals).
Gone overboard – If someone or something has fallen into the water.
Grog – A pirate’s favourite drink.
Jack – A flag or a sailor.
Keelhaul – When sailors get tied to a rope and get dragged along the bottom of the ship. (Quite a severe punishment for misbehaving passengers.)
Landlubber – A land-lover. Someone not used to life onboard a ship.
Matey – A shipmate or a friend.
Port – Left
Run aground – Striking the floor of the ocean. (In this case we could hit one of the many underwater bicycles.)
Scallywag – A scoundrel.
Set a course – Steering the vessel in the desired direction. Like Amsterdam East.
Shake a leg – Make haste.
Starboard – Right.
Walk the plank – If you have to walk the plank. Pretty obvious.
Yo-ho-ho – Pirate laughter.
// Boat tour information
- Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday // 14:00-15:30
- Ticket € 12,50 // available at reception
- The tour takes you through East Amsterdam
- A maximum of 12 guests per tour
- The boat sets sail from April till October
Read all about our 100 year old mahogany hunting boat Lorez.