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WELCOME ABOARD THE SCHOONER FREEDOM

The Schooner Freedom is St. Augustine's Premier tall ship.  76 feet of steel, Freedom was built in Norfolk, Virginia and brought to St. Augustine in 2001 by owners Captain John Zaruba, and his wife, Admiral Sarah. Freedom is the only schooner charter vessel between Charleston and the Florida Keys.  With nearly 2400 square feet of sail, she is an honorable testament to naval history and to the blockade runners of the early 1800s.  The Schooner Freedom is a gaff-rigged topsail schooner, and a highlight to any Saint Augustine vacation. Family owned and operated, love, grit and honor is poured into every crevice of this ship, and it shows in our Captains' and Crews' vast knowledge of sailing history and their deep passion for the ocean.  If you don't happen to catch Captain John on a sail, chances are one of his children, Sydney or Jack, are on board as first mate. Come for a sail on board, learn about the unique history of our nation's Schooners and beautiful Saint Augustine, the nation's oldest city.  Hoist sails and enjoy a drink on the waters, you won't regret it.

The Schooner Freedom has been sailing the waters of historic St. Augustine since 2001 and is listed as one of the top ten attractions in St. Augustine by USA Today. We offer relaxing Day, Romantic Sunset, and Enchanting Moonlight Sails, as well as a variety of special events throughout the year. Our family invites your family to join us for an amazing sailing experience.

***Please call for the most updated schedule.  All sails are subject to availability.  Reservations are recommended for all sail times.  Please call (904)-810-1010 for more information on available sails.***

CALL FOR THE MOST UPDATED SCHEDULE OR FOR MORE INFORMATION
904.810.1010

THE  FREEDOM IS AVAILABLE FOR PRIVATE CHARTERS OR INDIVIDUAL SEAT SALES.
A GREAT WAY TO TEAM BUILD OR MIX, MINGLE, AND RELAX WITH YOUR CO-WORKERS AND RELAX FROM OUR BUSY LIVES. PERFECT FOR CORPORATIONS, CHURCHES, OR FAMILY GATHERINGS.


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

July 4th Week & Weekend

Celebrate our country's freedom on the Schooner Freedom! A 2 hour sail on St. Augustine's tall ship is the perfect way to kick back and relax. Escape the heat and crowds, let the breeze run through your hair, enjoy a cool drink, and see what makes sailing in St. AuguFURstine so amazing.

Pack along a picnic and make a day of it!

Departing at 12:15 p.m. for 1 1/2 hours - $30 for adults, $15 for kids
Departing at 2:15 p.m. for 2 hours - $40 for adults, $30 for kids
Complimentary soda, water, beer, and wine

Fins & Freedom

July 20th at 2:15
Trip Duration: 2 Hours

We are once again starting up in collaboration with Marineland Florida for our Fins and Freedom tour.  Come on board the Schooner Freedom and learn all about the local dolphin population with an expert tour leader from Marineland.


The ticket also includes admission to Marineland, as well as soda water beer and wine.  You are more than welcome to bring your own beer and wine on board as well as snacks.
Call for pricing and availability.

 

Full Moon Sail

Friday July 27th
Trip duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Enjoy the beauty of St. Augustine bathed in moonlight, listen to the waves lap the hull,
dolphins surfacing, and the distant hum of the sea buoy. Live music sets the mood. This
sail takes place every Friday, and Saturday during the spring and summer
season, as well as every month on the full moon.

Drinks Included
Live Music Provided by a local Musician.
Call for availability and reservations.

PLEASE CALL IN ADVANCE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT (904)-810-1010.

 


We offer a $5 discount per person to everyone who pays in cash.
All rates are subject to 6.5% Florida Sales Tax.

WE ARE DOG-FRIENDLY!!

 

***Schooner Freedom Charters and it's employees are not responsible for any lost or damaged items while on board.  Please remember this is a fully functioning working schooner and things move around.  Remember to secure all valuables!***