*UPDATE: The El Galeon & Nao Victoria are currently sailing outside of Florida, and will return to St. Augustine in September 2015
*Limited Availability- these tours only operate when one or both ships are in port in St. Augustine, and fill quickly.
For centuries 'ghost ship' folklore has haunted those who dare to make a living from the sea. The fear of phantom ships was a very real part of maritime heritage, and to this day persists in the culture of modern sailors. Pirates, bloody mutinies, deathly plagues, and other unexplained occurrences have shaped the very fabric of nautical history. As St. Augustine's ORIGINAL and most historically authentic Ghost Tour company, we're proud to be the exclusive local tour operator to have been granted special access from Spain to bring our tour guests on this unforgettable night-time ghost tour. Explore this important genre of St. Augustine's history on board these enchanting ships with us...
Ghost Ships, pirate raids, nautical legends and tales from the high seas- get ready for an authentic journey into the 'darker' side of St. Augustine's maritime history! We've proudly teamed up with the Nao Victoria Foundation of Spain to offer this private, lantern-lit ghostly walking tour which ALSO includes a night-time visit to these magnificent vessels... after hours, when the sun has set and the spirits have become active! Your private group will have access to areas of the ships normally not open to the public during the day. Both the Galeon Andalucia as well as the Nao Victoria are authentic, wooden replicas of historic 16th century Spanish vessels. They now circle the globe annually, and we're very lucky to have them call St. Augustine Florida their home port for certain periods throughout the year. For more information on the ships and the Nao Victoria Foundation in Spain, please click here. The majority of the proceeds from these tours benefit this non-profit foundation to help keep history alive.
As the ORIGINAL Ghost Tours of St. Augustine, we are extremely proud to have been granted exclusive permission from Spain to actually bring our guests on board these fascinating ships at night during our tours! This enchanted evening tour is a MUST DO experience when you are lucky enough to be in St. Augustine when the ships are here! This experience includes a visit and tour on board one, or even both of the vessels- depending on their US port schedules. You will begin your ghostly tour at our downtown office, where you'll then wind your way through St. Augustine's darkest off-the-beaten-path back alleys in search of the supernatural. Explore haunted sites and learn the chilling tales which made these old brick streets famous. Follow in the footsteps of buccaneers from eras past... and then once you've found your way to the City marina during the tour with your guide, you will actually board these eerie ships at night... if you dare! Enthralling tales of rogue escapades and ghosts at sea are shared among shipmates, as you meet and interact with the authentic Spaniard crew members who all actually live and work aboard the ships. Experience what life at sea on these ships was like both throughout history as well as now in modern times.
This special engagement after-hours Maritime Ghost & Legends Tour is available ONLY to Ghost Tour of St. Augustine Inc guests. Tours depart from the Tour St. Augustine office at 4 Granada Street downtown at 8:30pm rain or shine. Total guided tour time is appx 90 minutes and admission to the ships is INCLUDED in your ticket. Price is $24 per person with children ages 5 and under free. This tour is only available on select days during the months in which at least one of these ships are ported here in Saint Augustine. Check our schedule for tour availability and to book online, or call (904) 829-1122 seven days a week 9am to 8:30pm.