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.
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.
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.
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.
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.