You already know St. Augustine is known for its amazing history, but did you know you can experience all things pirate, too? Get ready to pillage and plunder (no matter how young or old you are)!
Pirate and Treasure Museum
This timber-shivering museum experience will leave you feeling very thankful that you weren't around 300 years ago in the Golden Age of Piracy. Owned by Pat Croce, this fascinating museum holds over 800 real artifacts and they encourage hands-on learning (and you'll learn SO much)! Open 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily.
Fountain of Youth
This is St. Augustine's first historic site and it's loaded with things to see. There's room to run (it's 15 acres on the water). You'll see peacocks, an Indian village, a cannon firing, the planetarium, and you can drink water from the famous "fountain" (that smells like stinky eggs because of the sulfur content!). Will you be granted eternal youth? If not, you'll still love it here. Be sure to purchase a treasure map in the gift shop or other pirate booty.
Black Raven Pirate Cruise
Family fun by day, adult fun by night. This live pirate show aboard a huge pirate vessel is an event not to be missed! The Black Raven sails Matanzas Bay seven days a week, several times a day, and it's always entertaining. See wenches and rouges; get baubles and eye patches; and practice your pirate speak – ARRRR! Get your pirate on and get onboard Black Raven. You will love the adventure!
Pirates of the Caribbean
Do you know Jack? If you've seen any of the previous Pirates of the Caribbean movies, then you do! See the summer's biggest blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides, at The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater. This is northeast Florida’s largest IMAX screen and they not only show big time Hollywood movies, but they also show a selection of 2D and 3D traditional documentary features. For showtimes, trailers and more, visit them online.
Family Pirate Package / Accommodations
Hampton Inn & Suites is offering a Family Pirate Package for four that includes accommodations, tickets to the Fountain of Youth, the Pirate Museum AND IMAX tickets!
Oh wait! Here's one more for you! It's the Rogues, Romance & Riches package at the Casa Monica Hotel and The Pirate Museum.
For more ideas of what to see and do in St. Augustine, just ask! We seriously LOVE this city.