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Who knows what your next trip to the islands will unearth—arrr!
They may not have the same wacky wit as Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow, but the pirates of the Galápagos had their share of adventures among the otherwise pristine islands. During the 1500s and 1600s—as Spain was busy collecting the wealth of the Incas and shipping it home—the pirates (or buccaneers, depending on whose side you were on) would attack the Spanish treasure ships and steal riches for their own country—or themselves.
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