St. Augustine, Florida
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St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour in The Salt Run

1. St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour in The Salt Run

Escape the crowds and get a new perspective of St. Augustine during a kayaking trip through the Salt Run. Admire views of Anastasia State Park and its Lighthouse. Get the opportunity to spot a variety of local marine life including manatees, sea turtles, rays, and even dolphins. Begin the adventure with a friendly and informative tutorial from your naturalist guide. After making sure you are fitted with your life jacket, paddle, and kayak you'll launch through the Salt Run right by the Lighthouse. Paddle roughly 4-miles long down the lagoon located between Anastasia Island and Conch Island. On one end it opens up to the Matanzas inlet and on the other, it closes deeper into the park. A wide variety of wildlife may be seen here including dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. You'll be surrounded by the gorgeous views of Anastasia State Park and the Anastasia Lighthouse. Your guide will offer to take pictures for you as they share their knowledge of the history and ecology of the area. Depending on wind conditions and course you may take a break on a sandbar at low tide or on one of the beautiful beaches in the state Park.

St. Augustine: 3-Hour Matanzas River Kayaking Eco Tour

2. St. Augustine: 3-Hour Matanzas River Kayaking Eco Tour

Connect with mother nature on a 3-hour kayak trip with a local guide. Spot birds, fish, and other native wildlife while exploring their habitat in an environmentally friendly way. Start the tour at Genung's Fish Camp where you will be fitted with your single or tandem kayak. Next, glide into the Matanzas River, crossing in the shadow of the Crescent Beach Draw Bridge. Paddle past oyster fields, tidal creeks, and mangrove trees located in the protected waters behind the barrier islands. High and low tides offer different but equally enjoyable experiences. Either way, your experienced guide will help you see the area through the eyes of a local with stories and facts about the area.

St. Augustine: Kayaking Sunrise Tour

3. St. Augustine: Kayaking Sunrise Tour

Discover kayaking and set off on an adventure at sunrise in the Lighthouse Park. Rent a solo or tandem kayak or bring your own and float along the Salt Run with views of the Anastasia State Park. Begin your activity with a brief and informative tutorial. Learn about paddling techniques and how to turn and handle the kayak. Pick up a lifejacket and paddle before hopping in the kayak and heading out onto the water. Cruise past the Lighthouse Park and take in a spectacular Florida sunrise. Watch as the environment around you glows in amber. Feel refreshed from an early morning tour and appreciate the wildlife around you.

St. Augustine: Guided Kayaking Tour

4. St. Augustine: Guided Kayaking Tour

Paddle back in time as you visit old Florida on a backwater kayak tour in the Deep Creek conversation area. Meet your guide at the launch point just a 20-minute drive from downtown St. Augustine. Then, hop into your kayak and go off the beaten path as you explore Florida's wild side. Glide along the Salt Run lagoon, keeping an eye out for local wildlife as you go. This guided kayak tour has an easy rating, and all skill levels are welcome. Your kayak and paddle will be provided, but kayaking enthusiasts are also free to bring their own solo kayak along. 

St. Augustine Downtown Bayfront: Kayak History Tour

5. St. Augustine Downtown Bayfront: Kayak History Tour

Connect with nature and discover the Bayfront of historic St. Augustine on a kayaking trip. Admire the city from the water and get the chance to encounter a variety of marine species along the way. This adventure begins at the Vilano Boat Ramp. After a short informative introduction, your guide will fit you with the necessary equipment and launch you off into a world of History. You'll paddle by the Castillo de San Marcos/Old Fort, Fountain of Youth, the Nombre de Dios Mission, and the Great Cross. Explore some of the city's natural environments as you travel through some of St. Augustine's beautiful salt marshes. Possible wildlife sightings include dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, stingrays, and all kinds of marsh birds, including the great blue heron and the roseate spoonbills. Your guide will intrigue you with the storytelling and knowledge necessary to explore the beautiful aquatic downtown landscape of St. Augustine.

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What people are saying about St. Augustine, Florida

Our guide Dan did an excellent job educating us on the waters, oysters, and grasses. The trip out was breezy easy and beautiful. The trip back against the wind and current was a bit more difficult but doable. Over all great trip!

wonderful experience. Our guide was very knowlegable and answered all questions and just made the experience a lot of fun. Would recommend the trip to anyone.