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Black Raven Pirate Ship

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Address: 111F Avenida Menendez, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4402
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+1 904-826-0000

The Black Raven was designed and built for its purpose, to be a floating...

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.

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Good show

This show was a lot of fun. We enjoyed being on the boat and going under the Bridge of Lions as well. My four year old had a great time and loved her pirate face paint .

Reviewed 12 April 2017
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St. Augustine, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruise for adults. It's ribald and rollicking. You need a salty sense of humor. If you do, you'll have a blast. And there's a bar!

1 Thank Mary M
Cordele , Georgia
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6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My grandson had a great time fighting with the pirates and listening to the drama they put on. He had gone the year before but wanted to do it again.

Thank Seadancer
Sanibel Island, Florida
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157 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent over $100 for a family of 4 (2 adults/2children) for the attraction. We lost time on the water as guests came late to the dock for departure. The bridge was starting to go up and we were still in dock. Then it was hurry up and speed up to make it to bridge. Actors were great I'll give it... More 

Thank sarasmom
Savannah, Georgia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The crew was wonderful! They had our four kids totally engaged by mid cruise, even our 10 year old skeptic. We were all laughing and having great fun. I would recommend this trip for any family!

Thank ruspaul2017
Reading, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on this cruise! I have a 6 year old and a 14 year old. The 14 year old loved the pirate who looked like Jack Sparrow and had a great time sword fighting with him! Fun, fun evening with beautiful surroundings for adults to take in.

1 Thank Kim W
Kalamazoo, Michigan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017

The actors were very friendly and entertaining, telling us interesting facts about pirates and pirating as well as singing and telling jokes. They taught everyone how to sword fight and how to hunt for treasure. Definitely a good time.

1 Thank paigesnyder97
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Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This show was a lot of fun. We enjoyed being on the boat and going under the Bridge of Lions as well. My four year old had a great time and loved her pirate face paint .

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Elkhart, Indiana
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We had a great time playing pirate for the afternoon, our daughter is 13 but she still had fun sword fighing and having a good time. Crew was great and interactive, lots of fun for all ages!

1 Thank keanusgal
Ocala, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 April 2017

The website promises action and sword fighting. What you actually get is singing and bad jokes. The highlight of the entire boat ride was the pirates "teaching" each child to sword fight. Other than that 2 minutes of excitement for each kid, this was a waste of time and money! The pirates tell bad jokes and sing lame songs the... More 

1 Thank ggdlvr
BlackRaven5Star, Owner at Black Raven Pirate Ship, responded to this review

We are sorry that your child did not like the trip. But we need to set things right for the trip is so much more than what you describe. Apparently you missed the preshow when Captain Hook stole the treasure chest and the sword fight to protect his escape. You did notice the sword training with the kids but then... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I been on the show several times. Beautifully done. I personally witnessed the actors rehearse for the show once and I seen that they give it their best. I personally seen the love that they have for the show. They do their best on making sure that the kids enjoy the show. The singing and acting is amazing. They're all... More 

1 Thank Sam32164

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