25 Scurvy Pirate Jokes to Tell on Talk Like a Pirate Day

Updated: May 12, 2023

Have you heard any good pirate jokes? Well, neither have ayyyye.

Editor’s note: Begin each of these pirate jokes with a hearty “YARRRR” for best results.

Q: Why don’t pirates shower before they walk the plank?
A: Because they’ll just wash up on shore later.

Q: Why is pirating so addictive?
A: They say once ye lose yer first hand, ye get hooked!

Q: How do pirates know that they are pirates?
A: They think, therefore they ARRRR!!!!!

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Q: What happened when Bluebeard fell overboard in the Red Sea?
A: He got marooned.

Q: How did the pirate get his Jolly Roger so cheaply?
A: He bought it on sail. (Ahoy! Check out the punniest news headlines of 2019)

Q: What has 8 legs, 8 arms, and 8 eyes?
A: 8 pirates.

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Q: What do ye call a pirate with two eyes and two legs?
A: A rookie.

Q: What did the ocean say to the pirate?
A: Nothing, it just waved.

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Q: What’s the difference between a hungry pirate and a drunken pirate?
A: One has a rumbling tummy, and the other’s a tumbling rummy.

Q: What does a dyslexic pirate say?

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Q: Why does it take pirates so long to learn the alphabet?
A: Because they can spend years at C.

Q: What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?
A: A nervous wreck.

Q: How much did the pirate pay for his piercings?
A: A buck-an-ear.

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Q: How much did the pirate pay for his peg and hook?
A: An arm and a leg.

Q: Where can ye find a pirate who has lost his wooden legs?
A: Right where ye left him.

Q: How do pirates prefer to communicate?
A: Aye to aye!

Q: How do ye turn a pirate furious?
A: Take away the “p.”


Q: Why did nobody want to play cards with the pirate?
A: Because he was standing on the deck.

Q: What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?
A: A carrot.

Q: What does a vegan pirate do in jail?
A: Starrrrrve!

Q: What are the 10 letters of the pirate alphabet?
A: I, I, R, and the seven C’s!

Q. What’s a pirate’s favorite type of exercise?
A. The plank!

Q. What did the pirate wear on Halloween?
A. A pumpkin patch.

Q. What do you call a pirate who likes to skip school?
A. Captain Hooky!

Q. What did the pirate say when he became an octogenarian?
A. Aye matey years old!

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