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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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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

boring! Worst attraction in city Waste of time and $ Aweful songs and acting. we couldn't wait to get off! Dies not deserve 4 stars

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Saint Augustine, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our expirence on the Black Raven was AMAZING!! Extremely kid friendly with wonderful personalities! The "Pirates" were very accommodating to the needs and requests of our group. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting St. Augustine!

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

Taylor M, Thank you for taking your group out on Black Raven and for your nice review. It is a pleasure to entertain a crowd who appreciates all the work that goes in to a production like this. It looks like you were part of a “happy crowd”. Again, thank you for taking the time to let us know of... More 

Jacksonville, Florida
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Another fun trip aboard the Black Raven, my sister and I celebrated my birthday on the Black Raven Adult Cruise. Lots of ribald humor, lots of it corny, but hysterically fun and silly. Have been on this attraction before, but on the PG version. Mayhem ensued for the duration of the trip and it ended in debauchery. I will not... More 

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

Dear Greyhound515, Thank you for sharing your experience. We love when people are coming out for their birthdays, young or adults. It is time for celebration and that is what we do. The fun part with the adult cruise is that we never know how and where the show will go. A lot depends on the audience and where they... More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My employer arranged this pirate adventure on my daughter's 10th birthday. We all had a wonderful time. It was spacious, the drinks were readily available, the kids got to sword fight, get face paintings and enjoyed the ride. The crew worked with our crowd very well. They were professional and made use all very comfortable. I will be planning more... More 

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

Dear LaToyaR, You have a good employer and you are making us very happy with your nice review. Birthday celebrations are important events and we are glad that you chose Black Raven for such an important day. We will be delighted to see you back on the ship. Again, thank you for taking your time to write the review. Gunnar,... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went on the dinner cruise for "girls weekend". We were told you had to be 21. Well, drinks being served and adult theme right? NO!!! Thought that when the show started, an occasional joke including a word here and there but it got worse as the trip got longer. Every song, joke, jester became more & more embarrassing. I felt... More 

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

Dear Ann R, We are sorry for the experience and will take needed actions. Gunnar, Owner More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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

Dear Elena O, We are sorry for the experience and will take needed actions. Gunnar, Owner More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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

Dear Megan L, We are sorry for the experience and will take needed actions. Gunnar, Owner More 

2 reviews
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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

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