Experience St Augustines Nights of Lights Aboard The Schooner Freedom

One of the most popular St Augustine visitor experiences is taking a relaxing sail on the Schooner Freedom. This time of year the Schooner’s Night’s of Lights Sail is of popular demand! Viewing St. Augustine lit up for the holidays is an absolutely break-taking sight while sailing the historic Bayfront.

The staff of the Agustin Inn highly recommends the sail to our guests and we have tickets available following reservations.

About the Freedom

Freedom is an authentic replica of a nineteenth century blockade-runner. She is a double masted, gaff-rigged, topsail schooner. Naval architect Merritt Walters and his marine construction company, Rover Marine, Inc., designed and built Freedom, the first of his many Rover schooners, in 1982 in Norfolk, Virginia. The Schooner Freedom is built of steel with aluminum masts and spars. The Freedom’s sparred length is 76 feet while her length on deck is 64 feet. Freedom’s beam is a 15 feet 4 inches and her draft is a little less than 6 feet. Her mast height is 62 feet and she carries a total sail area of 2400 feet. Freedom was built with stringent attention paid to water depth and bridge height along the Intracoastal Waterway, making her the perfect vessel for both inland and offshore sailing. The Freedom was the first sailing tour boat to be certified under the Coast Guard sub-chapter ‘T’ to carry passengers to hire since the great days of sail. Under this certificate she is licensed to carry forty-one passengers and required to have a master and two crew members.

Be sure to read more about the Schooner’s crew on their beautiful website.

Sail Times

Day Sail:

Length of sail: 2 hours

Departure Time: 2:15 pm

Rates
Adults: $35.00
Kids: $25.00 (16 and under)
Includes complimentary soda, water, beer, and wine
Based on Availability

Sunset Sail:

Length of sail: 2 hours

Departure Time:
March: 5:45 p.m.
April-August: 6:15 p.m.
September 2: 5:45 p.m.
October 1: 5:15 p.m.
November-February: 4:15 p.m.
Rate
$45 per person
Includes complimentary soda, water, beer, and wine
Based on Availability

Moonlight Sail:

Length of sail: 1 hour 15 minutes

Departure Time:
March: 8:15 p.m.
April-August: 8:45 p.m.
September: 8:15 p.m.
October: 7:45 p.m.
Rate
$35 per person
Includes complimentary soda, water, beer, and wine
Based on availability

Seasonal Night’s of Lights Sail:

Beginning November 24, their regular Sunset Sail is an illuminating experience with St. Augustine’s world famous Nights of Lights Festival.

Departs 4:15 p.m.

Length of sail: 2 hours
Rate – $45 per person
Includes complimentary soda, water, beer, wine, and hot chocolate