Boom! Aargh! Ahoy! Those are some of the sounds you will hear if you take one of the historical pirate tours on the Florida coast. Board a pirate ship, take a swashbuckling cruise or tour a museum dedicated to the kings of the sea!
Have a true pirate experience with Black Raven Adventures! This cruise begins with Blackbeard storming aboard the Black Raven and stealing the treasure. After he escapes the clutches of the crew, the ship sails to track down Blackbeard who has escaped on the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Following cannon fire, sword fights and broadsiding, the Black Raven wins! The ship departs each day at 2:15 p.m.! Tickets are $34.95 for adults and $24.95 for children. Call 877-578-5050 for more information. Black Raven Adventures is located in St. Augustine, FL.
Have you seen the television series “Crossbones”? If so, you’ve seen the El Galeon! All summer long you can step back in time and take a tour of this amazing 16th-century Spanish Galleon. Inside the ship is an exquisite exhibition of the San Pelayo. The El Galeon Andalucia docks in the St. Augustine Municipal Marina. Visitors can stop by from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day; tickets may be purchased online.
Pirates played a big role in the history of St. Augustine. Visit the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum to find out more about the Golden Age of Piracy and how it affected the people of Florida. Stepping inside the museum is like stepping 300 years back in time. The museum is 5000+ square feet with a courtyard and upper deck. Ticket prices are $12.99 for adults, and $6.99 for children ages 5 to 12; children 4 and under are free. If you’re planning to bring a group, contact Cindy Stavely at cindy@ThePirateMuseum.com for great rates. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The museum is located at 12 S. Castillo Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32084.
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