I had the pleasure of boarding the pirate ship Black Raven for a cruise across Matanzas Bay sailing out of St. Augustine Municipal Marina. The ship typically sails three times a day, and on Friday and Saturday nights the late cruise is for adults only.
The pirates on the crew are very entertaining and make you feel as if you are part of the show while they sing pirate songs, swordfight, perform magic tricks, and tell jokes. The over 21 crowd can enjoy an open bar complete with bar wenches. I also enjoyed the beautiful sunset and dolphin sightings.
The cruise is a great idea for birthday parties, weddings, and groups of all ages. The performances are rehearsed, but unscripted, allowing the pirates to improvise. This makes every cruise a unique experience that won’t soon be forgotten.
The tickets are available online, at the Ramada Historic Hotel, or by calling 1-877-578-5050. Be sure to check out the upcoming 4th of July event online at www.blackravenadventures.com.