Pirate, Military & Traditional Weddings • Family Gatherings & Corporate Events
Day Sails & Sunset Cruises • Full Moon & Celestial Sails • Memorial Sails & Burials at Sea
Extended Voyages • Team Building Wreckers Race • Conch Republic Independence Celebration Sails
74' Topsail Schooner WOLF
Flagship of the Conch Republic & Florida Keys
Step Back in Time & Experience Adventure on the High Seas aboard Schooner WOLF
Take to the High Seas with the Conch Republic's First Sea Lord, Admiral Finbar and his scurvy Pirates in Paradise WOLF crew! Flagship of the Conch Republic…the WOLF is alwayts seeking fun & adventure and is available for private charters, as well as open passenger sails!
Designated the Flagship of the Conch Republic and Florida Keys, WOLF is patterned after the blockade runners that plied the waters of the Florida Straits, Caribbean Sea & Atlantic Ocean in the 19th century. Home ported at Key West's Safe Harbor Marina on Stock Island, WOLF is U.S.Coast Guard certified for 41 passengers and is available for Day Sails, Sunset & Starlight Cruises.
2019 Conch Republic Independence Celebration
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Our 74' Topsail Schooner WOLF also offers Day Sail and Sunset Cruise Open Passenger Sails in the Florida Keys (or other ports of call in the Caribbean, Bahamas and US East Coast & Gulf of Mexico with prior arrangements.) WOLF is also great for Birthday Parties, Family Gatherings, Social Events and Memorials & Rememberence Ceremonies.
The WOLF has been showcased in many films and documentaries, and is often featured in island paintings and promotional materials. WOLF is also a media favorite and has been showcased in numerous films and documentaries (including shows on the Discovery Channel, PBS, Travel Channel, BBC, History Channel and Fine Living Network, Food Channel.)
Designed by Merit Walter, WOLF is a 74' Norfolk Rover class steel hull schooner built in 1982-1983 in Panama City, Florida by Master builder Willis Ray and Finbar Gittelman, Admiral and First Sea Lord of the Conch Republic.
What can be more magical than getting married aboard a majestic Tall Ship at Sea!
Let us help you plan an amazing Tall Ship Wedding at Sea aboard the traditionally rigged 74' Topsail Schooner WOLF....Florida's own Pirate Ship!
Upon the Completion of Your Vows, The Captain Blows the Sacred Conch Shell And Fires the Ship’s Cannon… Announcing Your Marriage to the Heavens!
The WOLF provides an ideal backdrop for Traditional , Pirate Themed & Military Tall Ship Weddings at Sea. We specialize in Private Charters and promise to make your special day one you will always cherish!
WOLF accommodates up to 40 guests. BYO food & drink.
Admiral Finbar, First Sea Lord of the Conch Republic is a licensed Florida Notary and can officiate the ceremony (and complete and send off your marriage application for you.)
You are also welcome to bring aboard your own officiate if you prefer. We also have a list of preferred Musicians, Caterers, Photagraphers, Videographers, Florists and other wedding professionals upon request.
Smaller wedding parties are welcome to reserve space on one of our WOLF Open Passenger Sails and the captain can perform the ceremony during the sail.
For smaller groups (up to 6 passengers) we also offer two beautiful sail boats to choose from.
Captains are also licensed Florida Notaries and can officiate your Wedding Ceremony and complete required paperwork for Marriage Licesne. Advanced reservations required for all private charters. Email SailAway@SchoonerWOLF.com or call us at 305-296-9694.
33' Custom Sloop HIGH TIDE
HIGH TIDE, Key West’s first charter sailboat designed specifically for snorkal trips to the Coral Reef, Sailing Lessons, Day Sails, is a 33′ Glander built here in the Florida Keys by the Conch Republic's First Sea Lord, Admiral Finbar in 1980. HIGH TIDE's spacious double cockpit, simple sloop rig and shallow draft provides a breathtakingbackdrop for intimate weddings, family gatherings and other special events at Sea. Sails from Schooner Wharf at Key West's Historic Seaport.
41' Island Trader CONCH WEST
CONCH WEST is a 2 time around the world 41′ Island Trader, blue water cruising ketch. With ample deck space for laying in the sun, a custom built cockpit with a spacious built in cooler and a beautiful teak interior, CONCH WEST is the perfect boat to catch a romantic sunset or have an all day “Fun Day”
with your friends. Sails from Stock Island Marina Village (just 15 minutes from Old Town Key West.)
Key West's own Pirate Ship, WOLF is a Key West icon. Operating in Key West for over twenty-eight years, WOLF symbolizes the essence of that “island spirit” which draws visitors from around the world.
Charter WOLF and board her for a life of adventure on the high seas with your friends, family wedding party or co-workers. Feel the wind at your back, chart your course for fun and even take command of the vessel with a turn at the wheel as you step back in time to the days when pirates and wreckers controlled the waters around Key West. Email SailAway@SchoonerWOLF.com or call 305-206-9694 for information.
Conch Republic Navy Flagship WOLF
Our Cannons Still Thunder!!!
Defending the Republic . . .from Key to Shining Key
Admiral Finbar and the Conch Navy defend the Repbulic at the Island's Annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration's Re-Enactment of the Great Sea Battle of 1982
Flagship of the Conch Republic and Florida Keys, WOLF often serves as lead vessel in local harbor parades and traditional events and each April plays center stage for Key West's annual Conch Republic Independence Celebration's Great Sea Battle held the last Friday in April.
Featured on the Discovery Channel and the Travel Channel, citizens of the Conch Republic don their battle gear for this exciting adventure at sea that pits Tall Ships against the 'evil border patrol' (often represented by a Coast Guard Cutter!) for the biggest & baddest sea battle held annually anywhere in the world !
Conch Republic Navy...A Farce to be Reckoned With!
The Conch Republic Navy is the world's largest , all volunteer, mostly sail propelled navy on the world...and is always looking for new recruits.
Throughout the year. the Conch Republic High Command hosts a variety of naval related special events and activities, including the island's annual Official End of America's Hurricane Season Ceremonial Buring of the Hurricane Flags, held each November 30.
CRN's Ceremonial Burning of the Hurricane Flags, saying good-bye yet another mild season.
WOLF Goodwill Ambassador Voyages
Admiral Finbar commissions Mohegan Tribe Chief Marilyn into the Conch Republic Navy during the OP SAIL CT 2012 Parade of Sail in New London, Conn.
With Admiral Finbar at the helm, WOLF has sailed extensively the waters of the Bahamas, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, representing Key West and the Conch Republic at numerous seaport festivals & special events.
WOLF's 2012 Summer East Coast Ambassador Voyage included visits to Beaufort, NC, New Bern & River Dunes, NC; Baltimore, & Eastport, MD; Portsmouth & Smithfield, VA; New London & Groton, CT; Cape May, NJ; Bristol, RI and other historic ports of call.
WOLF Sailing off the coast of Jamaica during Americas Sail 2002
Over the years, WOLF has also also traveled to pirate festival and island festivals in Green Turtle Cay, Bahamas (2006 & 2007); Cayman Islands (2000 & 2003); Port Antonio, Port Royal, Ochos Rios & Montego Bay, Jamaica (2002) and Mobile, AL (2003.) and is available for charters in Key West, South Florida, Southwest Florida, Bahamas, Jamaica and other ports in the Caribbean and US.
WOLF Humanitarian Mission of Mercy Sails
WOLF & CONCH WEST tied to Haitian fishing smack & dug out canoes, as crews unload 12+ tons of donated relief cargo off the coast of Gros Mange, La Ganove, Haiti after 2010 earthquake
Known for her humanitarian Missions of Mercy, WOLF has delivered hundreds of tons of donated relief supplies to small island communities, including Port Antonio, Jamaica after Hurricane Gilbert; Guanaja, Honduras after Hurricane Mitch; Hope Town, Abacos, Bahamas after Hurricane Floyd; to West End, Grand Bahama after Hurricanes Jeanne & Ivan and to La Gonave, Haiti after their recent devistating earthquake.
In 1998, the WOLF also carried 40 members of The Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage to Cuba, helping them continue their historic journey of retracing the slavery route that brought to our shores human cargo from Africa. In February 2010, the WOLF led the Conch Republic Navy Mission of Mercy Sail, taking donated relief supplies to earthquake ravaged Haiti.
For Charter Inquiries or more information on the Conch Republic's Flagship Schooner WOLF, the Conch Repulbic Navy or any of our Special Events & Piratical Escapades, please email us at SailAway@SchoonerWOLF.com or call us at 305-296-9694.