Explore the Waters on These St. Augustine Tours

St. Augustine is a city like no other. It’s the oldest city in the U.S., which means there’s a lot of history and many fun things to do. With brick-lined streets and horse-drawn carriages, there’s plenty of charm for visitors to enjoy. And when you pair that charm with world-class shopping, dining, museums, and more, there’s no reason not to book your stay in one of our many unique St. Augustine rentals!

Even with all those things to do around the streets of St. Augustine, there’s a lot to see on the water! Luckily, there are plenty of options to get you out on the waves so you can cruise and take in the stunning views. Let’s take a look at some fantastic St. Augustine Water Tours you’ll want to try while you’re here. They may convince you to come to join us for all the fun.

Scenic Boat Rides

If a relaxing cruise around this beautiful city is on your St. Augustine things-to-do list, then Scenic Cruise St. Augustine is the best way to get a new perspective on an old city. Since the 1900s, they have been giving visitors a great experience. Sightseeing tours with Scenic Cruise will take you to see the Bridge of Lions, Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, and a whole lot more. You may even spot a wide variety of wildlife. Adults cruise for $20.75, and children 4-12 cruise for $9.75. Seniors (60+) can enjoy the views for $17.50. Departure times vary by season, so be sure to check their site or call them at 800-542-8316 for all the information you’ll need for a great ride.

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Sunset Cruises of St. Augustine

Imagine yourself drifting along the St. Augustine bayfront, sipping a cool drink, and taking in the glorious colors of a coastal Florida sunset. Well, if you book a sunset cruise with Florida Water Tours, you don’t need to imagine it – the experience can be yours! This 90-minute tour has both 21+ and family-friendly options. For the adult-only experience, you’ll have access to an onboard bar where you can purchase all your favorites – beer, wine, mimosas, sangria, and more. You’ll see all the sites, including the Bayfront, Castillo de San Marcos, Mission Nombre de Dios, and the St. Augustine Lighthouse. You’ll get a sunset, some history, and a chance for some great souvenirs. Adults cruise for $49, and children 3-12 cruise for $22. Infants 0-2 ride for $8. Contact Florida Water Tours at 904-827-7728 for more information. 

Wine Tasting Cruises in St. Augustine

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If you want to sip wine while taking in the early evening views in St. Augustine in a more relaxed way, then Florida Water Tours has an option for you. Their 90-minute Wine Tasting Cruise of the Bayfront will get you winding down – with a drink in hand – in no time. You’ll see wildlife and all the historic sites you want to see, all while sampling six fantastic wines (including favorites from local wineries). There’s also a beer selection available for those who prefer something a little different—Adults cruise for $39. Times can vary by season, so reach out to Florida Water Tours at 904-827-7729 for more information.

Sea Dragon Airboat Tour

A traditional cruise may be just your speed…or you may want to take it to the next level! If you have a real taste for adventure, then Sea Serpent Tours of St. Augustine has you covered. Their mission is to give airboat riders an ecological and historical tour of inland waterways on airboats to seat either six or 15 people. The Sea Serpent is the faster boating experience, so if that’s what you want, be sure to ask. In addition to airboat safari tours, you can ride hydrobikes, paddle kayaks or paddleboards, or go on bass boat adventures. Airboat tours start at $49.95, and discounts may apply. Call Sea Serpent Tours at 904-495-4200 for all the latest information and booking details.

Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure Tour

If you want a more in-depth look at the wildlife around St. Augustine, you can return to the folks at Florida Water Tours to take a dolphin and wildlife adventure cruise. This 90-minute excursion is suitable for all ages and combines sightseeing around the city with a more intimate look at the wetlands, coastal marshes, and local wildlife. As you venture along the Intracoastal or Tolomato/Matanzas River, keep your eyes open for manatees, dolphins, turtles, and a wide variety of bird species. Their professional guides will give you a truly unique experience that your family will never forget. Riders 13 and older pay $29. Children 3-12 ride for $16. Infants 0-2 can cruise for $7—Call 904-827-7729 for more details.

Plan Your Stay!

Ready to join in on all the fun? The first step of your unforgettable vacation is booking your Ocean Gallery vacation rental! Check them out while they’re still available!

Boat & Walking Tour

There’s so much to see around St. Augustine sometimes a boat isn’t enough. That’s why St. Augustine Land and Sea Tours offers their Boat & Walking tours. This 150-minute experience for all ages leaves daily at 10:30 a.m. You’ll get a 75-minute narrated boat tour of Matanzas Bay and then a 60-minute guided walking tour of the oldest city in the U.S. – including visits to the Plaza and Aviles Street. You’ll have a chance to snap photos of Castillo de San Marcos, the St. Augustine Lighthouse, and more. Visitors 13 and older ride for $49. Call 904-679-9880 for more details.

Booze Cruise

Sometimes visitors to St. Augustine want a party. But when you can combine that party with laughter, natural beauty, historical landmarks, beautiful waters, and a drink or two, it goes to a whole new level. Old Town Cycle Cruise is the place to have a one-of-a-kind booze cruise experience. This 90-minute bring-your-own-beverage tour will take you through the waters around St. Augustine. There are party lights and props, music, and a great atmosphere. If you want to be captain for a while, you’re welcome to pedal and help the journey along. When you get tired, a paddlewheel will take over, and you can go back to relaxing. Riders for the mixer tour pay $45 per person. If you want a private tour, it’s a flat rate of $690 for 90 minutes. Contact Old Town Cycle Cruise at 904-599-9492 for all the information on the unique St. Augustine experience.

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Where to Stay

St. Augustine is a treat for all visitors. It truly is a place where historic charm and ocean waters come together to create the most memorable experiences in Florida. If you’re ready to book your stay, The Ocean Gallery is the place. We have the rentals you want with the amenities you need to specialize your visit.

Our St. Augustine vacation rentals get you close to all the action – on the water and land. We offer intimate one-bedroom options for that romantic getaway, but we also have three-bedroom beachfront properties so up to eight guests can come along. There are nine spacious floorplan options to choose from, featuring sleek décor and modern amenities. Hot tubs, a pool, and beach access make it complete.

If you’re ready to come to explore the waters and history of St. Augustine, contact us today. Let’s get you the perfect place to stay and play.