WELCOME ABOARD THE SCHOONER FREEDOM

The  Freedom will closed Jan 4th- Feb 8th for our annual maintenance We will be answering the phones and email.
You can reach us at 904.810.1010 or schoonerfreedom@gmail.com


We are currently operating at a reduced capacity rate. We have updated sanitization regulations and are limiting customer contact with social distancing to help reduce the spread of any potential harmful bacteria or viruses.

PLEASE BRING MASKS TO WEAR FOR BOARDING, MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE WORN ONCE YOU ARE SAT, BUT MUST BE WORN FOR BOARDING AND UNBOARDING.

Please call to make reservations. 

**Please be aware we are not accepting cash at this time until Feb 2021** 

Starting in Feb 2021  we will start back accepting our cash rate except on specialty sai

Who We Are

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. 

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.

Schedule is subject to change.  Call for the most up-to-date information.Reservations are recommended for all sail times. Please call for more information on available sails.

(904)-810-1010

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Join us  aboard St Augustine’s only Tall Ship

 

 **The FREEDOM will be closed from Jan 4th-Feb 7th.**

For annual maintenance
 We will be answering our voicemails and email 
Call for Future Reservations 904.810.1010 or email us at schoonerfreedom@gmail.com
Limited seating on all our Sails for Comfort & Social Distancing
The Freedom is the largest United States Coast Guard Certified Sailing Vessel in St. Augustine. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional and safe experience to all our guests. We are certified for 41 passengers, but we have REDUCED our capacity to provide comfort and social distancing to all.

Valentine’s Day Weekend

VALENTINES DAY ON BOARD THE SCHOONER FREEDOM BANNERJoin us  on a  romantic sail February 12th -15th on the beautiful waters of Saint Augustine. This makes  the perfect addition to your Valentine’s Day weekend.  Our Romantic Sunset Sail takes you out for a quite evening on board our 76-foot tall ship accompanied by a live musician on Sunday  Feb 14th. Bring along a picnic basket, while we provide complimentary refreshments. You and your loved one can listen to the sea, watch for playful dolphins and take in the glowing sun setting over our beautiful historic town.
Call us at (904)-810-1010
FRIDAY FEB 12TH 4:15 2 HR SUNSET SAIL 60.00 PLUS TAX
                               SAT. FEB 13TH 4:15 2 HR SUNSET SAIL 60.00 PER PERSON PLUS TAX
SUNDAY FEB 14TH VALENTINE’S DAY SAIL 65.00  PER PERSON PLUS TAX LIVE MUSIC
Mon Feb 15th 4:15 2 hr Sunset Sail

 Full Moon

Feb 27th 6:45 with live music

**Reservations Recommended**
Seating is limited for Comfort and Social Distancing

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.

***PLEASE NOTE – due to bridge opening restraints we will be sailing south om moonlight and full moon sails.***

Length of Sail: 1 hour 15 minutes

Complimentary refreshments provided.
 $55.00 per person Complimentary Refreshments 

Fins and Freedom Sail

Coming in Spring 2021 – Call for more Information

Watching a pod of Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin.

Set sail with Marineland and Schooner Freedom Charters, Inc. for a one-of-a-kind sailing experience! Come on board, help raise the sails, and then kick back and relax while you learn fascinating new facts about St. Augustine’s local marine life and their habitats. It’s very common to see wild dolphins, turtles, birds, and more, on these trips, so come prepared to ask lots of questions!
Complimentary refreshments are provided onboard the boat. Passengers may bring snacks or a picnic.
Your Fins and Freedom charter includes a pass to use for future admission to Marineland!

Learn more about our Fins & Freedom Sail Here.

WE ARE DOG-FRIENDLY!!

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***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 valuable