S/V Argo Navis

0, Bight Marina, Margaret St,, Key West, FL 33040 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About S/V Argo Navis

S/V Argo Navis is a boat event venue based out of Key West, Florida. This refurbished wooden schooner was first constructed in 1925 by the Hodgdon brothers. Now operated by the Rowan family, the vessel carries both a proud legacy as well as a promise of new beginnings. Here, couples and their closest friends and family can mark their milestone event while overlooking sunset skies and sailing on sparkling waters.

Facilities and Capacity

S/V Argo Navis is a spacious catamaran that offers a comfortable, yet exciting setting for intimate wedding events. The outdoor deck sets the stage for both unforgettable ceremonies and intimate social gatherings in the fresh Key West salt air. Inside the boat, its covered event space is a suitable place for couples to exchange vows or dance the day away with their loved ones. S/V Argos Navis has a maximum capacity of 35 people, with a reduced number of 22 for sunset voyages in order to achieve a more personalized experience.

Services Offered

The S/V Argos Navis team is committed to hosting events that transcend ordinary Key West weddings. Couples are invited to collaborate with the crew in order to tailor a sailing plan that suits their specific visions and needs. S/V Argos Navis provides support with securing bar and catering services along with other relevant wedding planning assistance.

History

From its beginnings in the 1920s, the S/V Argos Navis has undergone multiple name changes and shifts in ownership. In 1938 it was titled, the Hindu, by William J. Parker after a noteworthy voyage to India. It then sailed with the US Coast Guard during World War II, scouting out and crossing paths with German watercraft on multiple instances. In the 1960s, the vessel played a significant role in whale watching efforts off of the East Coast. After this, the boat went on to face near destruction due to neglect and impending demolitions, before William Rowan finally purchased it in 2012. Today, S/V Argos Navis adds to its fascinating history by facilitating meaningful and monumental occasions for its special passengers.

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Couple kissing
Couple kissing
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Smiling for a photo
Sunset over the water
Sunset over the water
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Captains of the ship
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The happy couple
Looking out to the sea
Looking out to the sea
A breathtaking locale
A breathtaking locale
Enjoying the fresh ocean air
Enjoying the fresh ocean air
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Sailing
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4 Reviews for S/V Argo Navis

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Ryan · Married on 05/07/2016

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    Beautiful historic wooden schooner makes for a perfect setting for a sunset wedding at sea. The crew were incredibly professional and friendly making all our guests feel comfortable and safe. The Captain met with us to discuss the best conditions and timing for the ceremony before hand and then executed it perfectly during the sail. We opted for the light fare catering with cheeses, meats, crackers and chocolates, all very delicious and appropriate for the occasion. They also have a wonderful selection of fine wines and craft beer. Overall I could not have asked for a better experience for my wedding and wouldn't change a thing.

    Sent on 05/19/2016
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    Emily · Married on 12/19/2015

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    Simply amazing! I couldn't imagine sailing off into the sunset on any other boat or with any other crew. The captain and the crew on the Hindu helped make my wedding a day I will never forget and I could not thank them more. I would highly recommend the Hindu to anyone looking to have a unique, memorable experience that they'll always remember. Such a great time!

    Sent on 01/19/2016

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S/V Argo Navis FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue? No
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue? No
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee? Chairs, Clean Up, Set Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering? Server(s)
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service? $ 15.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service? Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Wine
  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 1
  • Describe your venue: Boat/Yacht, Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available? Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party
  • What event services do you offer? Event Planner
  • What transportation and access is available? Wheelchair Access

Professional Network & Endorsements

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  • Freas Photography
    Freas Photography Wedding Photographers

    Schooner Hindu is a great place for a small ceremony. Holding up to 38 people it has ample room to move around. As a photographer it creates an old nostalgic feeling, that shows in light contrasted photos. It helps you put a vintage feel, but with sophistication. The crew and captain definitely love what they do, and it shows. I would highly recommend the Hindu for the creative, natural, and unique couples who want something truly special.

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  • 0, Bight Marina, Margaret St, Key West, FL, 33040 See on map
    786-574-6706 (Phone number)

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