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St. Augustine, Florida

Explorers will find idyllic weather, coastal calm, and Spanish colonial architecture in the US’s oldest city.

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St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Meet & Greet

1. St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Meet & Greet

Learn all about the world's most beloved sea mammal, the dolphin, at Marineland. See the immense Atlantic Ocean and create a bond with one of the most intelligent marine species in the world. All options include important information about dolphins, their diet, care programs, as well as some tips on how to help save their natural habitat. Enjoy a Meet 'n Greet program where you will have an unforgettable first up-close dolphin adventure. Come and hang out at the edge of the fantastic Atlantic Ocean as you enjoy the warm Florida weather.

St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Encounter

2. St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Encounter

Take part in an educational and fun experience perfect for all ages at Marineland Dolphin Adventure in St. Augustine with this admission ticket to the Dolphin Encounter program. Meet these fantastic animals as you interact with them in shallow waters. Gear up in a life jacket and step onto an underwater platform. Thanks to the platform, you don’t have to worry if you’re not a swimmer. Perform several hands-on activities with these intelligent creatures, including the hand target activity in which the dolphin will come up to touch your hand with its rostrum.

St. Augustine: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

3. St. Augustine: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

See historic St. Augustine on this full-day hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Listen as your conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and stories. Find out about the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country at the St. Augustine History Museum. Enjoy a full 90-minute tour on the trolley or have the freedom to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 22 stops. Avoid getting through traffic or having to find and pay for parking. Let your conductor take care of navigating for you. Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you see Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. See the famous spring that Ponce de Leon which is deemed the Fountain of Youth, where you can actually sample the water. Explore the site of the first mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour Old St. Augustine Village, which features houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida which was lived in by British, Spanish, and American colonists. Immerse yourself in the 500 year history of the city as you view the exhibits at the St. Augustine History Museum. 

St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

4. St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

Join in on a 1.5-hour voyage which includes a first-rate, interactive show onboard a real pirate ship. The ship was designed and built for its purpose, to be a floating performance stage for live pirate shows. The goal is to provide a wide variety of dynamic and interactive entertainment programs that suit all ages. The crew's ambition is to deliver the best pirate show in Florida, regardless of the audience age group. The performance is rehearsed but not scripted, allowing the pirates to improvise and interact with the crowd. No other attraction can live up to this exhilarating and unique adventure.

St. Augustine: The Black Raven Rum Runners Pirate Show (21+)

5. St. Augustine: The Black Raven Rum Runners Pirate Show (21+)

Take a voyage on a pirate ship as you watch a live and interactive pirate show designed for adults. All of the material is suited for a more mature audience so this cruise isn't for the easily offended. Enjoy drinks from a fully licensed bar as you're entertained by a dynamic and interactive performance.  The crew’s ambition is to deliver the best pirate show in Florida regardless of the audience age group. The performance is rehearsed, but not scripted, allowing the pirates to improvise with the crowd. No other attraction can live up to this exhilarating and unique pirate adventure.

St. Augustine: Swimming with the Dolphins

6. St. Augustine: Swimming with the Dolphins

Enjoy getting to interact dolphins with this attraction at Marineland Dolphin Adventure in St. Augustine. Experience dolphin behaviors like the hand target, hand shake, and ride on the dolphin's belly. Meet these fascinating sea creatures and get to bond with them in a unique way. hold onto their pectoral flippers and swim with them on their belly. Play with the dolphins with this fun and safe experience for the whole family.

St. Augustine: Marineland Park Admission Ticket

7. St. Augustine: Marineland Park Admission Ticket

Come swim with dolphins, see the sea turtles and sand tiger sharks, learn about their captivating behavior, and get involved in conservation efforts. Marineland is home to hundreds of species of sea creatures like sharks, dolphins, eels, rays, octopuses, and more. Included in your admission ticket is access to multiple educational shows including a shark talk, dolphin training presentation, and turtle talk. Located just off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, this scenic outing will provide an exciting experience for all guests. Marineland has been creating unforgettable experiences for more than 80 years. Today, the world’s first oceanarium enchants guests from across the world with one-of-a-kind dolphin experiences that are truly unforgettable.

St. Augustine: Haunted Old Town Trolley Tour

8. St. Augustine: Haunted Old Town Trolley Tour

When the Conductor howls “All Aboard!” – will you be there? Explore the darker side of the Nation’s Oldest City and let a Ghost Host be your guide. See the Old Jail, the site of countless documented paranormal experiences that's listed on the Florida and National Register of Haunted Places. Don’t miss this frightfully fun riding tour. You will hear stories of the haunted Huguenot & Tolomato Cemeteries. Listen as the Ghost Host details true stories of paranormal activity and tales of murder and mayhem in St. Augustine. You'll also experience a unique scary stop inside the Potter's Wax Museum. You won’t want to miss this Ghost Tour! It’s the only ghost tour that takes you inside two of the city’s most haunted buildings! Voted Best Ghost Tour of Best of St. Augustine

St. Augustine: Haunted Pub Crawl

9. St. Augustine: Haunted Pub Crawl

Embark on a Haunted Pub Crawl through St. Augustine where you and your drinking buddies will delve deep into the city's sordid past as well as some of its most notorious pubs and restaurants. Crawl your way through nearly 500 years of St. Augustine’s strange and unusual history with liquid courage. With an expert tour guide at your side, strap in, catch a buzz and discover the horrors of St Augustine for yourself. Hear stories of ghosts of bar managers long passed to a suspicious amount of fiery demises. Stop at renowned local spots such as Scarlett O’Hara’s, Stogies Jazz Club, Harry’s Seafood Bar and Grill, and O.C. White’s Seafood & Spirits. Discover more about nightlife in the city, and favorite hangouts of the locals.

St. Augustine: Tour Pass with over 27 Attractions

10. St. Augustine: Tour Pass with over 27 Attractions

Gain full admission to over 27 St. Augustine tours, attractions, and historic sites, and save up to 40% with this pass. Skip the lines and make reservations in advance of your trip. Choose between a 1, 2, or 3-day pass. Take advantage of a 100% digital pass with interactive maps, booking tools, and detailed information. Simply show your digital pass at the ticket window for your chosen tour or attraction. Upon purchase, receive a text and email to start using the pass on your smartphone. Get instant access to tours and attractions with full admission. Featured Tours • Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour • Ghost and Gravestones Trolley Tour • Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Walking Tour • Dolphin Odyssey and Sightseeing Boat Tour • Ghostly Experience Walking Tour • Lightner Museum Admission • Nights of Lights Boat Cruise (from November 15 to January 31) • Paranormal Investigation of Fort Grounds • Sunset Bring Your Own Beer Boat Cruise • World Golf Hall of Fame Admission• Pirate and Treasure Museum• Fountain of Youth Park and Museum Standard Attractions • Classic Car Museum • Colonial Quarters Experience Tour • Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center • Oldest House Museum Complex • Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse • Oldest Store Museum Experience • Potter's Wax Museum • Spanish Military Hospital Museum • St. Augustine Aquarium General Admission • St. Augustine History Museum • The Old Jail Museum Tour • Villa Zorayda Museum • Ximenez-Fatio House Museum• MarineLand General Admission

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What people are saying about St. Augustine, Florida

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 371 reviews

Great tour information and the tour guides were full of laughs. Kept everyone on the trolley entertained from beginning to end. We experienced such people, Troy and Pepper. They were very accommodating and are a great asset for the business. In addition, Benny made the Old Jail tour very enjoyable and the Old Store tour was very informational.

The trolley tour was very informative. Our tour guide the preacher was knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommend taking the tour before you decide what sites you want to see.

wonderful experience. Our guide was very knowlegable and answered all questions and just made the experience a lot of fun. Would recommend the trip to anyone.

Great! Actors awesome! Great tone, vibe! They enjoyed what they were doing and it was fun for all!

This is entertaining & kid friendly. The cast works well with the kids!!