Black Raven Adventures

This pirate-ish ship with a bar, stage, and pirate crew, provides entertaining cruises.

Black Raven Adventures

(904) 826-0444

Downtown City Marina
111 Avenida Menendez
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Black Raven Adventures hosts the only live and interactive pirate cruises in St. Augustine. The Black Raven was designed and built to be a floating performance stage, and the talented crew of buccaneer lads and lasses engage with the audience as they present their live, unscripted show on all things pirate. Black Raven Adventures offers several different cruising options.

Please note that the start times change with the clocks in March and November. 

Treasure Hunt — Suitable for all Ages

The show starts when a small group of pirates from Queen Anne's Revenge steal the treasure chest from the stalwart Black Raven crew. A sea chase, sword fight, and cannon fire culminate in a sea battle between the two ships. Along the way, there are plenty of activities for kids and adults, including treasure sharing, sword fighting lessons, face painting, and the opportunity to purchase food and snacks from the ship's bar.

The tour departs in the early afternoon at 2:15 p.m. in the winter and at 1:15 and 4:15 p.m. in the summer. 

Tickets are $42.95 for adults, $32.95 for children ages 3-12, and toddlers two and under are $9.95. 

Black Raven Pirate Ship in St. Augustine, Florida.

Rum Runners — Adults 21+ Only

This adult-oriented and audience-driven show is not for the easily offended and is full of outrageous fun aboard ship. Guests enjoy a mix of songs, jokes, skits, and stories, all delivered pirate-style and unscripted, as the lively crew interacts with the audience. A cash bar is available.

The tour departs on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:15 p.m. in the winter and 8:15 p.m. in the summer.

Tickets are $34.95 per person. This is an adult cruise, and those 21 and over may purchase tickets. A parent on the trip may purchase a ticket for a young adult child who is 18 and older.

Birthday Adventures

This special pirate adventure combines a birthday party with a treasure hunt featuring swordplay, pirate treasure, and cupcakes. With a focus on the birthday guests of honor, this cruise includes a fight with pirate thieves, just as the regular pirate adventure does. Each child celebrating a birthday on board can, if the parents choose, receive a treasure chest with gifts delivered by the pirates aboard the Queen Ann's Revenge. All children get a loot bag and all passengers are served a cupcake and soft drinks.

The tour departs on Saturdays at 12:15 p.m. in the cooler months and at 11:15 a.m. after the clocks change.

Tickets are $42.95 for adults, $32.95 for children aged 3 - 12, and $9.95 for toddlers two and under. Call to find out ticket prices for groups of ten or more. This Treasure Hunt cruise is public and welcomes guests not part of the birthday party.

Birthday Party for Adults 21 and Over

A mutiny trial for the birthday celebrant can be arranged during the Rum Runners Adventure. The charges for the public mutiny will be crimes reported by the celebrant's friends and family. Once the trial is over, the birthday guest will receive a present from Black Raven's crew. 

The birthday mutiny is $95.00 plus tax, in addition to the group's tickets.

Tropical Sunset Cruise

This two-hour cruise sails north toward Vilano while the temperature and drinks head south to the tropics. With margaritas and mai-tais at the cash bar and warm ocean breezes, the only thing missing would be music by Jimmy Buffet or Bob Marley. Black Raven's Steed McQueen fills the void with guitar and vocals — featuring (of course) music by Jimmy Buffet and Bob Marley. This cruise is open to all ages: $44.95 for adults, $34.95 per child, and $9.95 for those two and under.

For more information and to book this cruise, go here.

Seasonal Cruises aboard the Black Raven Pirate Ship

St. Patrick's Day Rum Runner on March 17

Take advantage of Happy Hour specials and dress like an Irish lad, lassie, or leprechaun for the costume contest. Tickets are $34.95 per person. This is an adult cruise.

Talk Like a Pirate Day Rum Runner on September 19th

Take advantage of Happy Hour specials and don your pirate garb for the costume contest, "Most Pirate-y" wins. Tickets are $34.95 per person. This is an adult cruise.

Fourth of July

The Black Raven Pirate Ship leaves the dock on July 4th for a special Independence Day Cruise and one of the best available views of St. Augustine's annual Fourth of July Fireworks.

To book the 4th of July and Nights of Lights Cruises, go here.

Nights of Lights

This two-hour cruise offers a view of St. Augustine's Nights of Lights from the water. Except for Christmas Day, the Black Raven Nights of Lights Cruise sets sail every evening from the Saturday before Thanksgiving through January 31. On the second Saturday in December, the ship participates in the Regatta of Lights. Guests may make reservations for that cruise by calling (904) 826-0444 or (877) 578-5050.

To book the 4th of July and Nights of Lights Cruises, go here.


Reservations are always recommended and visitors should please call ahead to reconfirm the departures. Black Raven advises guests not to travel long distances for their tours without checking first, as schedules may change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Guests are encouraged to leave plenty of time to find parking before departure, as the pirates always insist that guests board on time. To book any of the cruises, go here.

Private Charters

The Black Raven Pirate ship is available for private charters, including birthdays, corporate events, and weddings.

For more information and to make reservations, call (904) 826-0444 or (877) 578-5050 or visit the Black Raven website here.

Black Raven Adventures

(904) 826-0444

Downtown City Marina
111 Avenida Menendez
St. Augustine, FL 32084

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