Travel Channel Announces August Programming Highlights
Gear up for underwater adventures with Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary EXPLORER Jacques Cousteau, and his journalist wife, Ashlan, in Travel Channel's "Caribbean Pirate Treasure." The spirited explorers investigate incredible stories of lost loot and pirates' plunder in some of the world's most beautiful seas, such as those surrounding Antigua, Dominican Republic and Belize.
"St. Thomas: Legend of the Buzzard" (wt)- Premieres Sunday, August 20, 10 p.m. ET/PT
Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau head to Charlotte Amalie in St. Thomas. The goal is to explore THE STORY BEHIND ruthless French pirate Jean Hamlin, his missing flagship, La Trompeuse, and the treasure that may still be with it. The trail to La Trompeuse first takes Philippe and Ashlan on a dive to potential remnants of another shipwreck, the Trinity, before leading them directly to an elite group of treasure hunters who believe they have discovered La Trompeuse's exact location. It's a top-secret mission to get there, and Philippe and Ashlan are ready to see if the ocean floor contains the treasure they came to find.
"Belize: Ship Killer, Lighthouse Reef" (wt)- Premieres Sunday, August 20, 10:30 p.m. ET/PT hilippe and Ashlan Cousteau head to Lighthouse Reef off the eastern shores of Belize on a mission that is part personal and part historical. Their first stop is to dive the Great Blue Hole. Philippe's legendary grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, led an expedition here in 1971, and put the mysterious formation on the map by being the first human to SCUBA dive in it. For centuries, merchant ships WRECKED in this area and pirates used the reefs as a way to trap treasure ships and protect their booty from authorities. Now, a satellite map may reveal a hot zone for pirate treasure on the island of Long Caye.