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“Best Sailing Cruise Ever!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Schooner Freedom

Schooner Freedom
111 Avenida Menendez Suite D, Slip 86, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
+1 904-810-1010
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Our family invites you to enjoy the historic seaport of Saint Augustine, Florida on board the 76 foot tall ship Schooner Freedom. Hoist a sail, look for wildlife, and enjoy the beauty of our tranquil waters. Setting sail daily for Day Sails, Sunset Sails, Twilight Sails, and Full Moon Sails. Call for departure times and schedule.We are available for private chartersWeddings - Bereavements - Groups EventsAnniversaries - Corporate Outings - School Trips
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“Best Sailing Cruise Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Being on a huge sailing ship was incredible! The Captain and crew were extremely personable and made the trip even more fun.

Visited April 2013
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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss this - true sailing - the best way to spend a couple of hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Sailing out of the St. Augustine municipal marina, this is a beautiful ship, lovingly restored by Captain John. Both the captain (who has 30 years of experience) and the crew were very friendly and chatty, you can help if you want to or just sit and enjoy the experience. There are free drinks on board: beer, wine or soft drinks. The two hour sail gives lovely views of the St. Augustine coastline from offshore. As sailors ourselves we were incredibly impressed with Captain John's ability to time his sail under the opening road bridge without having to use his motor! There is another project under way to restore a similar yacht for trips down to the Florida Keys - which will be well worth considering when it is complete. The cost was $35 per person, worth every cent!

Visited April 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

this was our 2nd time on the schooner freedom. crew is super nice and are happy to speak to you. free beer, wine, water, soda. very relaxing sail and nice way to see a panoramic view of st. augustine and the mansions across the intercoastal. crew paid special attention to me since it was my birthday! when my hubby's bad fell overboard, they insisted on the "mission" of retrieving it eventhough I told them not to worry because it just had some snacks/water in it. they successfully retrieved the bag and some guests said that adventure was the highlight of the trip! we also saw dolphins about 30 ft from the boat.

Visited April 2013
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Lake Panasoffkee, Florida
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“Enjoyable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Captain John and the crew were great. Spent a great two hours with them. Schooner Freedom is the best attraction in St. Augustine by far.

Visited March 2013
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Orlando, Florida
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“Come sail away, come sail away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We had planed this trip for Thursday noon, but the Captain called us on Wed a and asked if we could move it up to 8:45 am because some bad weather was going to be moving in at noon. We sure are glad the Captain did this as the weather during our sail was terrific and it did turn bad just after noon. What a wonderful new perspective on the city of St Augustine from the water, and how wonderful to be gliding through the water without the noise from a motor. This was my first time on a sail boat and it was a great experience. It was interesting watching the crew set the sails to attack going into the wind. Great boat, great crew, great time.

Visited January 2013
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