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St. Augustine, Florida

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Our most recommended St. Augustine, Florida Cruises & Boat Tours

St. Augustine: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walking Tour

1. St. Augustine: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walking Tour

Follow the storytellers through the Old Town, visiting some of their favorite haunts, on this tour through St. Augustine’s ghostly locations. Meet your guide near the Old City Gates and stroll through the darkened streets, listening to stories of long-deceased residents who have not moved on. While traveling the most haunted areas of St. Augustine, the USA’s oldest city, you will hear the most enchanting and historical accounts of paranormal sightings, captures, and the story behind why they appear. From the Old Cemeteries, to the infamous Castillo de San Marcos, your guide will make sure you have every chance to capture and explore your own paranormal encounters. This is an award-winning tour that has operated since 1998 and welcomes young and old alike — the very best unscripted tour. The experience begins and ends at the same location with convenient parking nearby.

St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour in The Salt Run

2. St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour in The Salt Run

Escape the crowds and get a new perspective of St. Augustine during a kayaking trip through the Salt Run. Admire views of Anastasia State Park and its Lighthouse. Get the opportunity to spot a variety of local marine life including manatees, sea turtles, rays, and even dolphins. Begin the adventure with a friendly and informative tutorial from your naturalist guide. After making sure you are fitted with your life jacket, paddle, and kayak you'll launch through the Salt Run right by the Lighthouse. Paddle roughly 4-miles long down the lagoon located between Anastasia Island and Conch Island. On one end it opens up to the Matanzas inlet and on the other, it closes deeper into the park. A wide variety of wildlife may be seen here including dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. You'll be surrounded by the gorgeous views of Anastasia State Park and the Anastasia Lighthouse. Your guide will offer to take pictures for you as they share their knowledge of the history and ecology of the area. Depending on wind conditions and course you may take a break on a sandbar at low tide or on one of the beautiful beaches in the state Park.

St. Augustine Trolley & Museums Combo Package

3. St. Augustine Trolley & Museums Combo Package

St. Augustine is known for its gorgeous sandy beaches, breathtaking architecture, antiquated buildings and its significance to the shaping of America. With this St. Augustine combo package you can explore the city, with entrance to the Old Jail, access to the Oldest Store Museum and a visit to the St. Augustine History Museum. Hop aboard one of the trolleys and experience “transportainment,” a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Visit more than 100 points of interest in St. Augustine at your own pace.  Your guided tour of the Old Jail will be led by the jailers and includes a close-up view of the men’s and women’s cells, maximum security, as well as a collection of weapons. When you visit the Old Store, you will step back in time to discover the latest and best time-saving miracles from 1900. Watch in amazement as the friendly clerks, butcher and snake oil salesman demonstrate the very latest inventions of turn-of-the-century living. It truly is like walking into a Sears Roebuck catalog from 1908. There are more than 400 years of history to explore in the St. Augustine History Museum. As you journey through the exhibits, you will see authentic artifacts, unpublished photographs and learn about the evolution of St. Augustine and Florida under Spanish and British rule. The combo package truly does give you the best of St. Augustine on one easy ticket.

From Orlando: St. Augustine Day Trip with Tour Options

4. From Orlando: St. Augustine Day Trip with Tour Options

Visit St. Augustine, the so-called “Ancient City” and oldest continuously settled town in the United States. Experience the charming atmosphere and beautiful climate of a town located between northeast and central-east Florida. While there, explore St. Augustine's delightful historic district, with its cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, bars, and unique shops. Make sure to also take in the history at the significant landmarks such as Castillo de San Marcos, Flagler College, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth, and more, Choose between the following tour options: • St. Augustine Day Tour: Spend a full day in the oldest city in the U.S. Find out about the historic landmarks with a tour guide and then shop, dine, and discover the city at your own pace. • St. Augustine Scenic Cruise: Get a unique view of the city and see its many historic landmarks and impressive natural beauty on a narrated tour around Matanzas Bay. • St. Augustine's Colonial Quarter Museum: Embark on an interactive adventure where history comes alive with a guide in proper colonial attire. Throughout this living museum, experience a musket firing, blacksmith demonstrations, and more. • Road Train Tour: Set off on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing adventure through town aboard a trolley streetcar. Learn interesting facts about the 22 unique sites on the 7-mile (11-kilometer) loop, and hop on and off where you like to explore the attractions at your own pace. • Pirate & Treasure Museum: Explore the Golden Age of Piracy with one of the world’s largest collections of authentic pirate artifacts and shipwreck treasures. Delight in award-winning interactive exhibits that make this hands-on museum an experience for all the family. Whichever tour option you choose, your day will include plenty of time to explore the town, shop in the gift shops, and dine in one of the local restaurants on the cobblestone streets.

St. Augustine: Paddle Board Dolphin Adventure

5. St. Augustine: Paddle Board Dolphin Adventure

Experience historic St. Augustine in a unique way on a stand up paddleboard. Admire the unspoiled beaches, tidal marshes, maritime hammocks, and ancient sand dunes of Anastasia State Park. Get the chance to encounter dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. The tour begins on land with a pleasant tutorial explaining technique and safety. After you’re on the water, your guide will have you standing in no time and make sure that you're comfortable with your newfound adventure. Following your introduction, the tour expands into the natural wonders and wildlife of the area. Manatees, dolphins, rays, sea turtles, and a vast array of marsh birds may all be seen here. Depending on winds and tides you may take a break on a sandbar or State Park beach. The scenic sand dunes and lighthouse will tower around you as you Paddle through the salt run.

St. Augustine: Kayaking Sunrise Tour

6. St. Augustine: Kayaking Sunrise Tour

Discover kayaking and set off on an adventure at sunrise in the Lighthouse Park. Rent a solo or tandem kayak or bring your own and float along the Salt Run with views of the Anastasia State Park. Begin your activity with a brief and informative tutorial. Learn about paddling techniques and how to turn and handle the kayak. Pick up a lifejacket and paddle before hopping in the kayak and heading out onto the water. Cruise past the Lighthouse Park and take in a spectacular Florida sunrise. Watch as the environment around you glows in amber. Feel refreshed from an early morning tour and appreciate the wildlife around you.

St. Augustine: Historical Walking Tour

7. St. Augustine: Historical Walking Tour

Step beyond the textbooks and into the real history of the oldest town in the United States. Learn the culture of the people who built St. Augustine, and admire the architecture of both the Spanish and British periods. With your professional guide, take a gentle and scenic stroll around this historical place. Enjoy a small group of typically fewer than 10 people, ensuring you have that personal connection with your guide. Hear tales of St. Augustine, take souvenir photos, and ask your guide any questions you have. After the tour, spend the rest of your visit to the city armed with all of the information you need, knowing that if you have a question, you have a place to call and get your questions answered.

Nights of Lights Celebration in St. Augustine

8. Nights of Lights Celebration in St. Augustine

Travel north east to the oldest inhabited city in the USA – St. Augustine – where the nights of lights celebration is in full bloom. During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic - from the ground to the rooftops – as millions of tiny white lights create a magical atmosphere. Tracing its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays, the spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 448-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories. Caroling, hot cider and homemade cookies add to the magic of the evening that includes a ride on the Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley around the town, a great way to put you in the holiday mood! 

St. Augustine: Guided Kayaking Tour

9. St. Augustine: Guided Kayaking Tour

Paddle back in time as you visit old Florida on a backwater kayak tour in the Deep Creek conversation area. Meet your guide at the launch point just a 20-minute drive from downtown St. Augustine. Then, hop into your kayak and go off the beaten path as you explore Florida's wild side. Glide along the Salt Run lagoon, keeping an eye out for local wildlife as you go. This guided kayak tour has an easy rating, and all skill levels are welcome. Your kayak and paddle will be provided, but kayaking enthusiasts are also free to bring their own solo kayak along. 

St. Augustine: Paddle Board Sunrise Tour

10. St. Augustine: Paddle Board Sunrise Tour

Discover paddleboarding and set off on an adventure at sunrise in the Lighthouse Park. Rent a paddleboard or bring your own and float along the Salt Run with views of the Anastasia State Park. Begin your activity with a brief and informative tutorial. Learn about paddling techniques and how to turn and handle the board. Pick up a lifejacket and paddle before hopping on the board and heading out onto the water. Cruise past the Lighthouse Park and take in a spectacular Florida sunrise. Watch as the environment around you glows in amber. Feel refreshed from an early morning tour and appreciate the wildlife around you.

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What people are saying about St. Augustine, Florida

We had an incredible time! The scenic beauty, variety of wildlife, and stunning historic sights were simply amazing. Mac was our friendly guide, and his vast knowledge of the ecology and history of the area was awesome!!!! He made us feel very welcome. We would do this again any day!

Jaylen and Matt were excellent. We saw dolphins, hungry and active pelicans, and even a blue crab on the island. Good adventure for any skill level.

Ishmael was a very attentive guide who tried to tell the whole story of Saint Augustiner and Florida

Pretty town, very rich cultural visit. Walking in the streets or by the sea is very pleasant

Extremely knowledgeable guide who made the walk great fun.