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.***
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** Schooner Freedom Charters will be closed down from January 6th- February 10th. We will resume sails on February 11th.**
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.
This year Valentine's Day falls on a Friday. Planning a romantic getaway to St. Augustine? Join us for a Romantic Sunset or Moonlight Sail on Valentines Day or the next day to treat your loved one to something truly special. Thinking of proposing? Just let our office help know and they can help us help you make your evening extraordinary.
Join us this Valentine's Day Weekend on the beautiful waters of Saint Augustine for the perfect celebration with your special someone. Our Romantic Sunset Sail takes you out for a quiet evening on board our 76-foot tall ship. Bring along a picnic basket, while we provide the wine so you and your loved one can listen to the sea.
Complimentary Soda, Water, beer, and wine.
Blankets and hot chocolate provided on chillier evenings.
VALENTINE'S DAY WEEKEND SAIL TIMES
1:15 2 Hour Day Sail -$45/per person + tax
4:15 2 Hour Sunset Sail - Live Music by Lauren Gilliam - $65/per person + tax
6:45 1 Hour 1 Minute Moonlight Sail - Live Music by Marty McCarrick - $55/per person + tax
1:15 2 Hour Day Sail- $45/per person + tax
4:15 2 Hour Sunset Sail - $55/per person + tax
6:45 1 Hour 15 Minute Moonlight Sail - Live Music - $45/per person + tax
SUPER Full Moon Sail
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 month on the day before and the day of the full moon - keep an eye on our calendar. MORE INFO
***PLEASE NOTE - due to bridge closures we will be sailing south.***
Length of Sail: 1 hour 15 minutes
Complimentary soda, water, beer, and wine is included with the ticket price.
Live music provided by a local musician.
We offer a $5 cash discount per person. (Not available for select special events)
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. Please be sure to secure all valuables!***