This article is about the 2006 DTV film. For other uses, see Scooby-Doo and the Pirate (disambiguation)

Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy! is the tenth in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It was released on DVD on September 19, 2006.


The Mystery, Inc. gang are caught in the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle, while vacationing on a cruise, courtesy of Fred's parents for his birthday.


Astrocartographer, Rupert Garcia, is in his quarters, trying to make sense of an old, bizarre star map which he recently acquired. The ship sails into a sinister fog, and is soon engulfed. A ghostly pirate brig appears next to the ship, and zombie pirates swarm the ship. The crew disappears while Garcia hides in his quarters with the star map. The villainous Captain Skunkbeard enters the quarters, along with his first mate, the aptly named Woodenleg Wally. The pirates cannot find Garcia, who overhears that the pirates are looking for him and the map. The pirates give up the search and scuttle the ship, and return to their brig and disappear into the fog. Garcia escapes to a life raft, and is marooned on the open sea.

The next day, Fred is treating the Mystery Inc. gang to share in his birthday present; a mystery cruise, compliments of his parents, Skip and Peggy. While preparing for the ship launch, Scooby and Shaggy have a creepy encounter with a sinister-looking cloaked man, who the duo are sure is up to no good. The gang meet the bubbly and hyper Cruise Director, Sunny St. Cloud, and the captain, Crothers. The Captain declares they are bound for the Bermuda Triangle, and St. Cloud promises some creepy intrigue. A montage of sloppy "mysteries" that are staged by St. Cloud and Captain Crothers follow, which the gang solves with ease. This peeves the other guests, who have no mysteries to solve, as they are all wrapped up on the first day. Soon they rescue Garcia, who spins his tale of the ghost pirates. The gang naturally assumes that this is a setup to another mystery. St. Cloud and Crothers are obviously puzzled and have no idea who the man is. He is taken below deck as a man in a jetpack appears from the sky and lands on deck. He turns out to be Biff Wellington, an English playboy and billionaire who is known to be fun-loving yet eccentric. He plans to stay on the ship as well.

That night, the gang attends a costume party dinner. The creepy cloaked man appears on stage, who turns out to be Mr. Mysterio, a famous hypnotist. Shaggy and Scooby are picked from the audience to demonstrate his powers, but they prove immune to his hypnotism: yet the audience falls under the trance, except for the gang, Garcia, and Skip, who were looking a different direction. Mysterio dispels the hypnotism and disappears in a puff of smoke. The creepy fog then appears and swallows the cruise ship. The ghost pirates return and wreak havoc, chasing the cruise guests about, who all mysteriously disappear. A thunderstorm also begins. Skip and Peggy are kidnapped, and the pirates retreat back to the brig and leave. At this time, the gang realizes it is not a sham mystery but a real one, and they and Garcia are the only ones left aboard.

With his help, they follow the glowing trail left by the brig and arrive in a secret harbor. There, they find Garcia's old ship, and then are captured by the ghost pirates, who take them aboard their brig. The pirates are looking to find the Heaven's Light, a meteorite of mystic power, which fell into the triangle ages ago and could be pinpointed by using Garcia's map. They need both the map and Garcia to find it. The gang is tied to the mast along with Skip, but there are no other cruise guests around.

The brig enters the heart of the triangle, and begins to see ghosts from the triangle: The USS Cyclops (AC-4), Flight 19, even a sea serpent. Amidst this, the gang manages to escape and explore below deck. They find a lot of modern equipment that was obviously used to project the ghost images just witnessed. The ship enters an odd ring of rocks, and pulls up the Heaven's Light, which glows yellow.

The gang then engineer a trap, which predictably fails. The pirates then attempt to re-capture the gang, leading to a chase, in which the entire pirate crew are captured. Captain Skunkbeard is revealed to be Wellington, and Wally is revealed to be Mysterio. The rest of the pirates are the cruise guests (including the Captain, St. Cloud, and Peggy), shipmates of Garcia, and past conquests of the pirates. Wellington explains that Mysterio convinced him (and likely hypnotized him) that he was the reincarnation of a pirate from years ago, and could use the meteor to teleport back in time. The crew were just hypnosis victims under Mysterio's power. This is because when Mysterio hypnotized the guests, he made it so he could control them, even after they were released from the trance. Mysterio's motive was that the meteor itself was pure gold and he was going to steal it to make himself rich.

At this time, a fierce storm hits, and the gang deduces the forces of the triangle want the meteor back, so they drop it back in the water, and some steering by Fred narrowly gets the brig out of the ring as it crumbles into the sea. The cruise guests are now using the brig as a large party boat as they sail back to Miami to drop off Wellington and Mysterio to the authorities.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


Other characters:



  • Heaven's Light



Suspect Motive/Reason
Captain Crothers
Sunny St. Cloud
They make many montages of sloppy "mysteries".


Culprit Motive/Reason
Biff Wellington as Captain Skunkbeard To go back in time.
Mr. Mysterio as Woodenleg Wally To get a gold meteor.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Ghost Pirate crew
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Ghost Pirate crew
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Ghost Pirate crew
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Ghost Pirate crew
Ron Perlman Biff Wellington
Captain Skunkbeard
Freddy Rodriguez Rupert Garcia
Ghost Pirate crew
Tim Conway Skip Jones
Ghost Pirate Crew
Edie McClurg Peggy Jones
Sea Salt Sally
Kathy Najimy Sunny St. Cloud
Skunkbeard's lookout
Arsenio Hall Captain Crothers
Ghost Pirate crew
Dan Castellaneta Mr. Mysterio
Woodenleg Wally


Song Credits Performed by
"Run For The Hills" Music by Steven Argila
Lyrics by Paul James Prendergast
Produced by Steven Argila, Stephen Krause & Paul James Prendergast
Paul James Prendergast
"Blow Ye Winds"
"That's The Way We Go
"A Pirating We Go"
"A Pirate's Life" Written and produced by Rich Dickerson and Gigi Meroni Rich Dickerson and Gigi Meroni




  • This is the fourth time the gang has encountered a ghost pirate.
  • While driving to the mystery cruise ship, the gang asks Freddie how old he will be turning. Freddie, not paying attention, calls out "43" as he counts the pier numbers they are driving by. If one were to count the years Fred existed as a cartoon character, he debuted in Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! in 1969, and this movie was made in 2006. That would actually make him 37 years old. (Although as a cartoon character he perpetually keeps his youth). This isn't an accurate age though since he was already 15-18 when the series started.
  • Fred is revealed to be very muscular while being shirtless in the mystery cruise ship's pool; he has washboard abs, a chiseled chest, and very toned muscles.
  • This is the first known time Scooby and Shaggy are resistant to hypnosis, possibly either to do with past experience or the fact they're incompetent, making them resist hypnosis.
  • During the montage where Sunny St. Cloud and Captain Crothers dress up like monsters for Scooby and the gang to catch, they dress up like the following monsters from episodes of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!.
  • While selecting a unique costume theme for dinner, Shaggy and Scooby ultimately dress up as Daphne and Velma in their Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!, respectively. They would do this again in Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King.
  • When Shaggy and Scooby dress as Daphne and Velma to Sunny St. Cloud, an instrumental of the theme song for The New Scooby-Doo Movies briefly plays.
  • At the end of the movie, Shaggy mentions a run-in with the Abominable Snowman, which they do in the next movie, Chill Out, Scooby-Doo!
  • If the USS Cyclops was missing for a hundred years, it would have been in 1906 while in real life, it launched in 1910 and disappeared in 1918.



  • Scholastic published two versions: A standard novel-type and a 8x8 book.
  • Dalmatian Press also published an adaptation called Pirates Ahoy!

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • When the ghost pirates attack the Galaxy Gazer at the beginning of the movie, Rupert swings his door open into the passage outside. When he sees the pirate ship with cannons at the ready pull up beside, he backs up and slams his door shut from the inside.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • When Daphne is first in view in the Mystery Machine, she's clearly sitting regularly, but when it switches to up-close, she's in the middle of painting her toenails.
  • Daphne is barefoot while in the Mystery Machine, but when she gets out she is not only wearing her shoes but also her full-length stockings/tights.
  • The name on the vessel of Poseidon was originally called Poseidon's Paradise. After it's out of dock, the name disappears, and from then on its simply referred to as Poseidon.
  • Skunkbeard's ship's size seems to change from colossal (while grappling the cruise ship) to the size of a small brig (during the last scenes). A ship from that time period would certainly be nowhere near as large as a modern cruise ship.
  • The pirates' motive for attacking the cruise ship was a reach at best. One could argue that Skunkbeard knew he needed Rupert to decode the map, but captured Skip instead because he was wearing the castaway clothes. But how did they know he was cast adrift (and not drowned) when his ship went down? How did they know he was rescued by that ship? Wellington arrived after Rupert was taken below deck. Why didn't they come back to search for him when they found he wasn't among the captives? Surely, Mysterio could have asked Rupert's crewmates what he looked like.
  • When Skunkbeard and Wally are searching Rupert's modest-sized quarters for him, what are the odds they wouldn't look under that bed?
  • It's simply impossible for a few solid cannonballs to sink a ship with the size and structure integrity of a modern cruise ship, like the Poseidon. Even with some damage, it should still have more than enough momentum and speed to ram Skunkbeard's ship (with the disastrous consequences to the latter).
  • When Scooby opens a pot, a lobster pinches his nose. The lobster is red, and lobsters get their red color after being boiled. Live lobsters are a dark greenish-brown color.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Croatian Scooby-Doo! Pirati dolaze! Scooby-Doo! Pirates Are Coming!
French Scooby-Doo et le Triangle des Bermudes Scooby-Doo and bermuda Triangle
Greek Ο Scooby-Doo και οι πειρατές Scooby-Doo and the Pirates
Hungarian Scooby-Doo! Kalózok a láthatáron! Scooby-Doo! Pirates in Sight
Italian Scooby-Doo e i pirati dei Caraibi Scooby-Doo and the Pirates of Caribbean
Portuguese (Brazilian) Scooby-Doo - Piratas à Vista Scooby-Doo! Pirates in Sight
Polish Scooby-Doo: Ahoj Piraci! Scooby-Doo! Ahoy, Pirates!
Romanian Scooby-Doo și Pirații Ahoy Scooby-Doo and the Pirates Ahoy
Russian Скуби-Ду! Пираты на борту! Scooby-Doo! Pirates on Board!
Spanish (Latin America) Scooby-Doo! ¡Piratas a la vista! Scooby-Doo! Pirates in Sight!
Spanish (Spain) Scooby-Doo! ¡Piratas a babor! Scooby-Doo! Pirates Ahoy!
Turkish Scooby Doo: Korsanın Sırrı Scooby-Doo: The Pirate's Secret

Home media


Shaggy: I know I'm not gonna like the answer but I'll ask anyway: What was that?
Rupert Garcia: Ghost pirates.
Shaggy: Told you I wouldn't like it. Zoinks.
Scooby: Yeah, zoinks.




External links

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