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Address: 111 F Avenida Menendez, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
Phone Number: 904 826 0000
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Description: The Black Raven was designed and built for its purpose, to be a floating...
The Black Raven was designed and built for its purpose, to be a floating performance stage. Our goal is to provide a variety of live dynamic and interactive entertainment programs for all ages. The crew’s ambition is to deliver the best live pirate show in Florida regardless the audience’s age group. The performance is rehearsed, but unscripted, allowing the pirates to improvise with the crowd. We are currently offering three different programs:1. The Adventures for all Ages.2. The Treasure Hunt3. The Club 21+ (adults only)In general, the Adventures for all Ages depart every day at 2:15 PM and 6:15 PM except during weekends (Sat & sun) when the 2:15 trip is replaced with the Treasure Hunt. The Club 21+ sails every Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:15 PM. Reservation is always recommended and, please call ahead to reconfirm the departures. Do not travel from “far away” without checking with us. Please, remember our schedule may change according to the weather.
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They aren't kidding about parking!

While we had a great time aboard ship, we almost missed the boat due to difficulties finding parking. If you are going for an evening cruise, take a taxi or be prepared to walk as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
Raevynrose
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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

TOURIST TRAP!Check-in – I was berated for having a Redbull in my hands and continually talked down to about how I cannot have liquor in their store or they will lose their license – it was Redbull. If I was buying my ticket and not checking in – I would NEVER have continued with sending my money with this company.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I was so excited about this experience. From the moment I walked in the door to pick up my ticket I knew it was going to be a rough night. The store was very busy and people were excited and talking to friends. We were immediately told that we had to be quite because she could not hear. I had... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

While we had a great time aboard ship, we almost missed the boat due to difficulties finding parking. If you are going for an evening cruise, take a taxi or be prepared to walk as parking near the marina is nearly impossible to find. Give yourself plenty of time to get there! Even so, the ladies at the ticket office... More 

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BlackRaven5Star, Owner at Black Raven Pirate Ship, responded to this review

Dear Raevynrose, I like your headline. We can’t tell people enough about this problem here in St. Augustine. Many do not take us seriously and too many are arriving too late to make the departures. But there is an easy solution to this annoying issue, park on the other side of the Bridge of Lions and walk back. It takes... More 

Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had a fantastic time at the dinner cruise on the Black Raven. For $5 more we added a dinner to the cruise. The dinner was pulled pork, corn on the cob, Mac and cheese, baked beans and potato salad. The $5 meal is a deal! Got some beautiful sunset photos. The crew is constantly entertaining. I sailed with my teenager,... More 

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BlackRaven5Star, Owner at Black Raven Pirate Ship, responded to this review

Juliesonthego, Thank you for your nice words. We are glad that you and your son enjoyed the trip and the food. You have a great memory as for remembering the exact menu. We did a couple of test trips with the dinner option and it became a great success. We are now planning to make this a permanent option for... More 

Miami, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

About two hours before the trip we received a call that it was cancelled due to lack of attendance. Seeing how crowded Saint Augustine was that day, I'd suggest for the organizers to do a better marketing job.

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BlackRaven5Star, Owner at Black Raven Pirate Ship, responded to this review

Dear Alex, We are sorry for the extremely inconvenience our cancellation caused you while in St. Augustine. But, we should also like to thank you for bringing up this subject. We are operating a ship that leaves the dock and goes out on the bay. Our operation, as with many other attractions that operates out on the water, is dependent... More 

Friendsville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Aaaaaarrrrgh maties!!! These guys are great! Very entertaining. We added the meal which made it both convenient and an added value! The "bar wench" was a grest mixologist! The crew did a great job drawing us in and entertaining us while we cruised around the bay!

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BlackRaven5Star, Owner at Black Raven Pirate Ship, responded to this review

Dear Chris, Thank you for your feed-back. You must have been on one of our first trips where we added a free dinner (on the Rum Runners trip). We are expanding the dinner option to include our 6:15 trips as well. Again, thank you for letting us know your experience and I will let the crew know about your kind... More 

ST. CROIX
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I went with friends aboard The Black Raven on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in St. Augustine. They were about 40 people altogether with a mixture of adults and children. Under the masterful hand of Capt. Blade, a good time was had by all. The crew was very lively and great with the kids, and the adults were singing along and... More 

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BlackRaven5Star, Owner at Black Raven Pirate Ship, responded to this review

Hi Nick, Thank you for your feed-back. I wish I could say that I appreciate it but it will put me in trouble. Your praise of Captain Blade will put me in trouble, he will ask for a raise. However, at the end of the day, I am glad that you enjoyed it. Gunnar Hedqwist Owner Black Raven More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Very lame boat ride on river little kids might enjoy but everybody over 8 was bored to tears, if you must go bring ear plugs, PA speaker too loud hurts ears and they talk nonstop.

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BlackRaven5Star, Owner at Black Raven Pirate Ship, responded to this review

Dear Dean, We are sorry and we are apologizing for your experience. However, it is too bad that you did not come forward during or immediately after the event. At that point we would have been in a position to discuss a satisfying solution. Let us know next time you are back in St. Augustine. Gunnar Hedqwist Owner Black Raven More 

JACKSONVILLE
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had booked for the 2:30 adventure; however 2 hours before we got there, I received a call, asking us to reschedule for a later time to 6:30. We all agreed. Rachael, our birthday girl, was turning 28; she is mentally challenge. We all were looking forwards to the sword fighting and the treasurer hunt. Before we boarded the ship,... More 

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BlackRaven5Star, Owner at Black Raven Pirate Ship, responded to this review

Dear Carol, We are sorry for your experience and I agree, you should never have gone out on this trip. We do have a “warning” in our office, on the flyers and on our web site. In addition, we do not judge people on how the dress or what kind of message they carry. But, again, I am sorry and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We have done both trips - the day time and the over 21 cruise evening cruise. The cast is a lot of fun. It is very interactive and a really fun time. They make balloon animals and face painting - which becomes more interesting after dark. Lots of fun.

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