There are so many things to do and so many sights to see in St. Augustine that it is difficult to narrow it down to the best ones. From ghost stories recounting the haunted past of St. Augustine to a light-hearted trolley ride through historic downtown, here are four of the best-guided tours in St. Augustine.
1. The Original Ghost Tours of St. Augustine
For over 20 years now, the Ghost Tours of St. Augustine have been offering haunted tours to tourists and residents alike. The stories told by the tour guides are recounted accurately while keeping the story’s integrity. You should know that this guided tour is famous for being featured on the Discover and Travel channels. The tour offers several tour options including the award-winning Ghostly Experience, the Haunted Pub Crawl & Paranormal Investigation, Ghosts and Gravestones, Maritime Tales & Legends and Special Event Paranormal Investigations.
Prices are as follows: Ghostly Experience: $15 per person; Haunted Pub Crawl: $19 per person; Ghost & Gravestones: $26 for adults and $14 for children under 12; Maritime Tales & Legends: $24 for adults and Free for children under 5 years; Paranormal Investigations: price varies depending on location.
2. St. Augustine ECO Tour
The St. Augustine ECO Tour offers a day on the water with boating, sailing or kayaking while exploring the beautiful waters of historic St. Augustine. All of the tours are led by trained guides who are well educated and knowledgeable in the marine ecology of Northeast Florida. They are able to share their knowledge in all things maritime. It is preferred that the tour be held in small groups to provide a personal and enjoyable experience.
Prices are as follows: $40 for adults; $35 children ages 3-12; $15 for Infants 2 years and younger; $225 for PRIVATE trip up to 6 passengers.
3. Ripley’s Red Train Tours
Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Has been operating The Red Train Tours since 1953. Guests are taken on an in-depth tour through the nation’s oldest and historic city. There are 20 stops along the tour route that takes you through historic downtown St. Augustine where you can restaurants and shopping along the historic district. You do not want to miss out on one of the oldest guided tours in the nation.
Prices are as follows: Adult 1-day pass: $20.99; 1-day pass for children 5-11: $8.99; children under 5 free.
4. Old Town Trolley St. Augustine Guided Tours
The Old Town Trolley Tours serve two purposes. One is that it offers a narrated St. Augustine tours and, two, it is the most convenient way to get around downtown, with 23 stops along the way. The best thing about the tour is that the trolley ticket is good for three full days of sightseeing. The Old Town Trolley Tour route covers seven miles of fascinating history as recounted by one of Old Town Trolley’s highly-trained and certified tour guides. The tour provides an excellent overview of St. Augustine and what there is to see and do here, and the three days of on-off boarding privileges make it easy to get around town without the hassle of parking.
Prices are as follows: $24.99 for adults; $10.00 children 6–12; free for children 5 and under.
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While these are definitely some of the best St. Augustine Tours, there are so many more that the area has to offer; fortunately, The Ocean Gallery has all you need and more to find the best tours, and – of course – have the best St. Augustine vacation ever. Contact us today – or view our St. Augustine Vacation Rentals – to see what we have to provide, and why you should always travel with The Ocean Gallery. We can’t wait to see you in St. Augustine soon!