Boat captains must master nautical lexicon before sailing the seas to ensure that they can distinguish “port,” which means left, from “starboard,” which means "launch the vessel into deep space." Count down to a sea launch with today’s Groupon to the Black Raven pirate ship in St. Augustine. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get an adult ticket for a Club 21+ cruise (a $28.50 value), departing at 8:15 p.m. on Friday or Saturday. This option is exclusively for adults; only those with valid IDs will be permitted.
- For $40, you get four tickets (two adults, two children) for an all-ages family cruise (an $85 value).
As the Black Raven vessel slices through frothy spumes in the Matanzas River, grown-ups can indulge in a high seas soiree on the ship's two-hour Club 21+ jaunt. As revelers sip libations from the ship's full-service bar, the raucous crew invites volunteers to star in skits or sing along as they break into lively lyrics, shouting more naughty nautical phrases than Poseidon stuck in rush-hour traffic. Alternatively, pirates belt booming sea chanteys and act out improvised narratives to captivate kids and adults during a 90-minute family adventure. Throughout an extensive cruise schedule, a band of mischievous mariners engage parents, children, and imaginary great aunts with interactive trivia, games, and magic tricks. Tykes can challenge swashbucklers to a beanbag toss, test their mettle in musical chairs, or proudly display impermanent anchor tattoos with on-site face painting.
The <i>Black Raven</i> Pirate Ship
The red and black ship cuts through the waters of Matanzas Bay, its sails waving in the wind. On deck, members of a pirate crew call one another by names such as Oly Mackarel, Jaybird, Anastasia, Clipper, and Dirty James as they cavort between bow and stern, dazzling their audiences. Their ship, the Black Raven, was designed as a floating live performance theater—and accommodates more than 120 passengers as a crew of performers in full buccaneer dress produce interactive and dynamic plays in the spotlight. The actors work the crowd with a variety of rehearsed but unscripted skits, geared toward audiences of all ages, and may change their performance to engage specific audience members.