Add something special to your next getaway to St. Augustine! A St. Augustine eco tour or dolphin tour is a quintessential Florida activity with a twist. Rather than floating through marshes or swampland, you’ll be gliding along the Matanzas Bay or the nearby creeks and rivers. There are plenty of tour companies in town from which to choose, each with an outstanding selection of excursions. Whether you’re an avid birder, dolphin-water, or just interested in a quiet, relaxing getaway, this is an excellent addition to your itinerary. Check out some of our favorite tour companies below, and book your stay with Agustin Inn today!
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Dolphin & Nature Eco Tour
This is St. Augustine Eco Tours’ most popular excursion. When compared to traditional eco tours, guests have more room to customize their trip. The boats can accommodate anywhere from two to 14 people, and each is lead by interpretive naturalists, and their captains are all licensed by the United States Coast guard. Rather than sticking to Matanzas Bay, like most cruises, this explores the rivers in the area. You’ll watch for the birds in the sky as well as the dolphins in the waters. The tour lasts about an hour and a half, and admission is $40 for adults. You can book a private trip for up to six passengers for $225.
This unique trip is ideal for guests looking to snap that perfect photo. You’ll be able to capture stunning moments with ease as your knowledgeable guide takes you to the best spots in the region. The boats in St. Augustine Eco Tours’ fleet are able to access shallow waters more easily than larger vessels, meaning that you’ll be able to get closer to the shoreline. Best of all, when you book, you’ll be able to spend as much time at a site as you’d like. There’s no rush, and the guides are happy to give you as much space as you need. We advise that, when you schedule your trip, you let the guide know what you’re interested in shooting. From that, your guide will be able to better plan your excursion! A one-and-a-half-hour tour is $225 for up to six guests, and a two-hour private photography tour is $275.
If you’re looking for a trip that’s wholly focused on ecology, book the Beachcombing Tour. During the session, you’ll explore the shoreline and learn about the many creatures (big and small) that call this area home. Whether you’re an amateur naturalist or you have a budding biologist in the family, this is an excellent option. This two-hour tour is $275 for up to six guests.
Some of our guests like to explore historic downtown St. Augustine on foot. Others take a ride on the Old Town Trolley Tours’ train. If you’re looking for a different experience, however, this kayak tour is perfect for you. There is no paddling experience required, as your day starts with a brief lesson on the basics. Then, you’ll head under the Bridge of Lions, to the nearby marshes. This two-hour tour is $45 for adults.
Set sail for an afternoon with this two-hour trip! Enjoy relaxing on a 27-foot catamaran, which features plenty of comfortable seating and a trampoline up front. You’ll get to spot dolphins cruising in the water and birds flying in the skies. Passage is just $50 for adults and $275 for a private tour of up to six guests.
Watery Weddings & Proposals
Are you hoping to pop the question or tie the knot during your trip to St. Augustine? Book the Watery Weddings & Proposals sail! You can enjoy a small ceremony with a few of your closest friends or family, or you can propose to that special someone in the most beautiful place on this planet!
Enjoy a St. Augustine Dolphin Cruise With Florida Water Tours of St. Augustine
Florida Water Tours combines a traditional historical cruise with a dolphin sightseeing excursion. During your day out, you’ll get to see dolphins swimming, hunting, and playing in the waters as well as learn about St. Augustine’s long and interesting past. Tickets for this cruise are just $39 for adults.
Spend the Day With Red Boat Water Tours
If you’re looking for a family-friendly excursion, book with Red Boat Water Tours! The local pod of dolphins are familiar with their boats, so they’re often able to get up close to these graceful animals. While it’s not guaranteed that each trip will end in a dolphin sighting, you’ll still have a great time chatting with the captain and seeing the city. The tour is an hour and a half long and is just $24 for adults.
Book Your Stay Today With Agustin Inn
After a day of soaking up the sun during a St. Augustine eco tour, return to the cozy Agustin Inn for a wonderful evening of relaxation. Our historic bed and breakfast is just off St. George Street. That’s where you’ll find most of the city’s best shops, restaurants, and attractions. When you stay with Agustin Inn, you won’t have to sacrifice to stay near the action. Nowhere else in the city will you find such top-notch amenities, comfortable accommodations, friendly service, and delicious daily breakfast in such an outstanding location. You can only get that at Agustin Inn!
Be sure to check out our many add-on attractions before you book. In one easy click, you can add a sunset cruise or private horse and carriage tour to your next stay with us. If you’re feeling brave, try the Ghost and Gravestones Riding Tour or A Ghostly Encounter Walking Tour. Those on romantic getaways should definitely add a dozen mixed roses or chocolate-covered strawberries to their reservation. Your loved one will be so impressed with your thoughtfulness, and you won’t have to do a thing!
Check our availability and book your next getaway to St. Augustine today! We look forward to having you.