A vacation in St. Augustine isn’t complete until you have some fun on the water. Generations of locals have found the aquatic life in northeast Florida to be fun – and economically prosperous. There are countless St. Augustine boating charters and tours to be found in the St. Augustine area, all offering unique experiences on the same waters that gave rise to our country’s foundation. Here are just a few of them that are worth checking out.
Native Sun Tours
The main focus of a St. Augustine FL boating with Native Sun Tours is the eclectic, diverse ecosystem that lives in the region. You can travel through saltwater marshes, estuaries, and shell mounds, while also witnessing the beautiful wildlife that resides in St. Augustine. Consider ending your day with a Sunset Tour, one of the more popular tours available. You’ll cruise around the Matanzas River and inlet while taking in the beautiful views of Castillo de San Marcos. Beverages – of all kinds – are welcome on the tour, but Native Sun asks that you be respectful and responsible if consuming alcohol.
St. Augustine Sailing
Come sail away with St. Augustine Sailing, the premier destination for raising mast in the area. The marina is a certified American Sailing Association Training Facility, so the crew here will be able to get you on the water no matter how much sailing experience you have. Sign up for sailing classes and pick up a lifelong hobby if you’re spending some extra time in St. Augustine. Otherwise, reserve your spot on a sailing tour that will bring you around the gentle waters of northeast Florida. The captained charters last for approximately two hour, and allow for a maximum of six passengers, making for a perfect couples getaway. There’s even a bottle of wine waiting for you aboard.
Blue Water Charter Fishing
Anglers and fishermen will feel right at home with a Blue Water Charter tour. Captain Al Cumbie has over 35 years of fishing and boating experience on these waters. You can choose between inshore fishing and deep-sea fishing, on one of Captain Cumbie’s three magnificently maintained boats. The Serenity II is a sport fishing yacht, while the Channelmaster I is a 29-foot DONZI center console that is fit for offshore diving. The Captain and his crew will handle the bait and tackle, so all you have to decide is when to leave. Don’t be surprised if this decision totally slips your mind when you spy a dolphin emerging from the water.
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