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“This was so much fun!”

Black Raven Pirate Ship
Ranked #56 of 188 things to do in St. Augustine
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Vidalia, GA
1 review
“This was so much fun!”
Reviewed October 20, 2009

My hubby and I spent the weekend in St. Augustine celebrating our wedding anniversary. I had all these ideas of things to do and see while we there. We had thought about doing the whole horse-drawn carriage thing. Then we found out about the pirate ship cruise. SO glad we decided to go with this instead! It was soooo much fun! The crew seriously looked like pirates from long ago! Blackbeard was just what you would imagine a pirate looking like! I would recommend checking this out! We had a great time!!

Thank VidaliaGurl
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Port St Lucie, FL
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“The First Pirate Wedding on the Black Raven 10/10/2009”
Reviewed October 12, 2009

After recovering from the shock of my daughter informing me that she was getting married. it was time to find something totaly unique and memorable. My wife and I searched for that perfect unique experience and discovered the Black Ravens website. We made that call and spoke with a wonderful pirate, Grace Sparrow. She gave us a tons of information on the ship and what the Black Raven had to offer. We decided to make a pirate wedding happen complete, with proper pirate wedding vows. We told our daughter about the idea and she went absolutely crazy about the idea.We were extremely lucky to have found Grace as she told us of a pirate festival taking place in our area and met us there. She helped us in finding proper pirate attire and helped us coordinate the entire wedding. The entire crew of he Black Raven put on a most memorable performance and kept everyone entirely entertained on our three hour tour. We were permitted to participate in the show including the dragging of the bride and groom to the ship to insure neither changed their minds or arrived late. Captain Blackbeard was most generous to offer the groom the opportunity to change his mind and walk the plank. He also reinforced the commitment to marriage by allowing me to shackle the groom with a ball and chain so that he completely understood his responsibilities. Our course took us to the Old Spanish Fort for the actual wedding ceremony and then when it was least expected by the rest of the guests.... a conflct insued with our valiant pirate crew and a scalawag that was attempting to steal our treasure. The crew fired cannon brought the ship to shore fought and captured the theiving pirate and brought our treasure chest full of food on board so the festiviites could continue. The majority of our guest came dressed in proper pirate attire and those that didn't later confided that they wished they had as it really added to the experience. The entire adventure was full of fun good cheer and was enjoyed by all. Having the opportunity to work with the crew to add our own little skits to a terriffic experience made my daughters wedding unique and one that no one who was there will forget. Grace also arranged accommodations at the Ramada Inn for those of us that were not local. We were greated by the owner Gunnar Hedqwist upon our arrival. He insured that the entire hotel staff as well as the crew of the Black Raven made us all feel at home and bent over backwards to make this experience truly unforgetable. The Black Raven experience ,wether it be one of their daily sailings or a private affair is certainly a most do top of the list attraction in St Augustine.

Thank FLZman
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“A great adventure onboard the ship.”
Reviewed October 4, 2009

We had a very good time onboard with the pirates and the crew.
Very child frendly but still entertaning for adults also.
Recomend you to take the tour if you are in St agutine, it almost a must.

1 Thank Isse77
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Stockholm, Sweden
Level 4 Contributor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“We loved it!”
Reviewed September 19, 2009

My kids just adored this great and lovely attraction.
We just got home a while ago and they are telling everyone about this great pirate ship.

The show was awesome! And believe me, it is not only for the kids.
It was very entertaining and the pirates looked like they arrive from another age.

They looked more real then the pirates in the Pirates from the Caribbean movie.

Just go for it, you want regret it.

1 Thank Sakala
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun and memorable adventure!”
Reviewed September 17, 2009

This is a great and unique entertainment for the entire family! The ship is brand new, with different levels and plenty of space! The crew consists of highly professional artists and actors that offers a great variety of entertainment; they even get everyone involved in their performance. Our 7 year son had a lot of fun. He was completely drawn into the world of pirates. This had such a big impression on him that he spoke about it for days! If you want to have a memorable adventure, this is definitely a good choice!

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