For boating excursions that are sure to entertain, Florida Water Tours offers a variety of tours on St. Augustine's beautiful waterways.
Tours are available daily. Visitors can learn more about St. Augustine on a number of different guided boat tours, such as the Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure, Sunset Cruise, and Wine Tasting Cruise. In addition, they offer private tours for larger groups and for private events. Florida Water Tours is located at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, a short distance from St. Augustine's historic district, and offers free parking.
Florida Water Tours offers options for both adults-only or family-friendly cruises, and two vessels to choose from. To learn which tours are available and which boat is being used, go here, and click on the calendar.
- The Osprey is a 45-foot pontoon boat that is certified for 38 passengers. There is a restroom on board and most of the boat is fully enclosed and shaded. There is also a bar on board where guests may purchase mimosas, beer, wine, and canned cocktails.
- The Island Breeze is a 30-foot pontoon boat that's certified for 24 passengers. It's fully enclosed and has a restroom on board. Guests may bring their own beverages onto the boat.
- The Salty Dreams is a 42-foot motor yacht, which is available for private charters of up to six passengers.
To learn which tours are available and which boat is being used, go here and click on the calendar. To schedule a private cruise, call (904) 827-7728.
Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure cruises are available daily for guests of all ages. These 90-minute tours explore St. Augustine's natural and historic beauty while the boat's crew and passengers scan the water's surface for signs of dolphins.
Florida Water Tours also offers daily Sunset Cruises aboard each boat. Sunset cruises on the Osprey are limited to those who are age 21 or older. Sunset cruises on the Island Breeze are family-friendly and suitable for all ages.
Receive 10% off by entering the coupon code STAUG10 when booking a Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure or Sunset Cruise.
Florida Water Tours offers Full Moon Tours each month on the three nights surrounding the full moon. Guests who are at least 21 years old may purchase beer or wine, and all may enjoy watching the full moon rise over the lighthouse while learning a bit of St. Augustine history. For more information, or to book a Full Moon Tour, please visit here.
The Wine Tasting Cruise offers guests an evening on the water for a special 90-minute wine tasting. While passing along St. Augustine's historic bayfront, guests can take in the views and enjoy a presentation of six wines, including local ones. In addition to the wine samples, each guest receives a personal charcuterie cone, and can enjoy the view, chatting with friends, and listening to the lively narration featuring both history and wildlife. Wine tasting cruises take place on Thursday through Sunday. For more information, or to book a Wine Tasting Cruise, please visit here.
St. Augustine's Nights of Lights festival is a magnificent sight from land, but it's even more spectacular and romantic from the water. Florida Water Tours offers nightly tours aboard their fleet of vessels through the Nights of Lights season, from November 18, 2023, through January 28, 2024. Every guest receives complimentary 3D glasses and hot chocolate. Click here to learn more about Florida Water Tours Nights of Lights Cruise.
In addition to daily public tours, Florida Water Tours offers private charters. These special private cruises are perfect for birthday or bachelorette parties, family reunions, anniversaries, and weddings.
For more information, or to book a tour, please visit here.
Florida Water Warriors
At Florida Water Tours, a percentage of every ticket purchased is donated to Florida Water Warriors, an educational program for young people. The funds from these regular ticket sales provide their educational tours to low-income and under-served students. Every Florida Water Warriors tour provides water and wildlife education, so that young minds are engaged and have a greater interest in marine wildlife, nature, and conversation. To learn more about this program, and to book tours for your group, go to Florida Water Warriors.
Reminders — Things to Know When Booking a Tour
- Guests of Florida Water Tours receive 10% off their bill at Kingfish Grill.
- Guests must arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time.
- There is free parking at the marina. (The parking lot fills up quickly on holidays and weekends, so guests are encouraged to carpool or arrive early.)