St. Augustine Old City World of Pirates Experience
Digging Up St. Augustine’s Piracy Past
Did you know St. Augustine holds a captivating chapter in history as a haven for pirates? Known as the "Pirate Capital of the Americas," this coastal gem became a notorious hub for seafaring outlaws during the Golden Age of Piracy.
In the 17th and 18th centuries, St. Augustine's strategic location along Florida's coastline made it an enticing target for pirates seeking to plunder Spanish treasure ships and establish a base for their nefarious activities. The city's bustling harbor and proximity to the Spanish Main offered pirates ample opportunities for raids and pillaging.
Famous pirates such as Sir Francis Drake, Jean Lafitte, and the infamous pirate Blackbeard himself, all left their mark on St. Augustine's pirate legacy. The city's wealth, with its abundant treasures, drew these swashbuckling adventurers who sought fortune and adventure on the high seas.
Legends of buried treasure and secret caches still whisper through the streets of St. Augustine, tantalizing treasure hunters and igniting the imagination of adventure seekers. Stories abound of pirates who buried their ill-gotten gains along the Florida coast, leaving behind cryptic clues that continue to fascinate pirate enthusiasts to this day.
“I can’t imagine a better immersion in Charleston culture and history than taking this tour!”
What is the Old City World of Pirates Experience About?
Set sail on a thrilling adventure with the World of Pirates tour through the cobbled streets of St. Augustine, a city teeming with rich pirate history and legends that will shiver your timbers. Knowledgeable guides, well-versed in the lore of the high seas, will regale you with captivating tales of notorious buccaneers, hidden treasure, and daring adventures.
From the legendary feats of the infamous pirate Blackbeard to the fearless raids of Captain Kidd, we'll navigate through the captivating stories of these seafaring rogues, and explore the very haunts and hideouts that pirates once called their own. Traverse the narrow alleys and historic landmarks that bear witness to their exploits, and learn about the hidden secrets and buried treasure that still captures the imagination of adventurers.
What You Will See on This Tour:
Explore some of St. Augustine's most historic landscapes, where you'll venture to various sites deeply intertwined with the captivating pirate history of this coastal gem. Prepare to explore:
Authentic pirate artifacts at the Pirate and Treasure Museum
The pirate-proof walls of the Castillo de San Marcos
Buccaneer finery at The Pirate Store
The hidden treasure of the St. Augustine Shipwreck Museum
And so much more…
Escorted by an expert local guide, you will be enthralled by captivating tales of pirates and privateers, where swashbuckling adventures, treacherous cutthroats, and even romance intertwine. Immerse yourself in the chilling wonders of this once pirate-infested realm, gaining exclusive access to the hidden depths of the region's most captivating pirate stories and swashbuckling secrets.
Embark on an exhilarating adventure to witness this captivating city in a whole new light, unlocking its hidden treasures and experiencing St. Augustine’s vibrant spirit like never before.
“It is a blessing for a man to have a hand in determining his own fate.”
Meeting point address: All tours meet in front of Potter's Wax Museum at 31 Orange St, St. Augustine, FL 32084
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: There are paid parking lots and meters around the meeting area
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Lane Elizabeth Scannell
September 11th 2023
"Great experience. Lots of fun scary history"
September 4th 2023
August 29th 2023
"It was fun and the tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly."
Please arrive to the designated meeting location before your tour’s start time, or they may leave without you! Your email confirmation will verify map and meeting location.
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This tour is a walking tour.
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