Water activity

St. Augustine: Dolphin-Watching Salt Run Kayak Tour

Activity provider:Kayaking St. Augustine
Water activity

St. Augustine: Dolphin-Watching Salt Run Kayak Tour

Activity provider:Kayaking St. Augustine

From US$ 78.75 per person

Paddle through the Salt Run while taking in the scenic views of Anastasia State Park and the St. Augustine Lighthouse. Enjoy the possibility to encounter dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Take a chance to paddle with dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and more
  • Explore the natural beauty of St. Augustine and Anastasia State Park
  • Experience the highest quality of equipment, safety, and adventure
  • Paddle along the lagoon located between Anastasia Island and Conch Island
  • Have your memorable moments from your trip captured by your guide
Full description

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.

Choose between a solo or double kayak and begin the adventure with an 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.

  • Life vest
  • Wet bag
  • Paddle
  • Kayak
  • Pictures
  • Gratuities
  • Water
  • Sun block
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
  • People prone to seasickness
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions

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Meeting point

Look for the big "Kayak St Augustine" van or kayaks on the beach. Meet your guide by the water, next to the boat ramp. They will be wearing shirts with Kayak St Augustine on the pocket and back. If available, park in the main parking area, facing the water at any time. Do not park in the yacht club parking only or trailer parking only. If the lot is full, you can park out in the sand parking area out by the entrance Rd, on the left, across the street from the Lighthouse on weekdays only. This parking is reserved for trailers only on weekends and is strictly enforced. On weekends if the main lot is full, go back out to the road and turn right, and park at or by the tennis courts.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Water shoes

Not allowed

  • Jeans
  • Intoxication
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Refunds will be provided if the tour is canceled due to bad weather or any other reason
  • Children under 15 must ride a double kayak with their parent or guardian
  • While some animals like manatees only appear during the warm water season, others, such as dolphins, may be seen year-round. The guide can not guarantee that any or all of these animals will be present on any day
  • Dogs are welcome on the tour, however, the activity provider does not provide life jackets for animals
  • It is essential to keep wind speeds in mind while looking to choose a tour date. Windspeeds over 12 mph can be very difficult for inexperienced kayakers
Customer reviews

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Absolutely amazing experience! Highly recommend!

February 28, 2023

Our guide, Gary, was excellent. He was fun and knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area. He even gave us some tips on places to visit in town. We will definitely be kayaking with them again the next time we visit St. Augustine.

October 1, 2022

We had a great time, Gary was very informative on the wild life and history of St Augustine..well worth every penny!!

September 25, 2022

Product ID: 417598