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St. Augustine, FloridaFamily-friendly activities

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St. Augustine: Nights of Lights Pirate Ship Tour

1. St. Augustine: Nights of Lights Pirate Ship Tour

Hop aboard a pirate ship and take in St. Augustine's Nights of Lights from the water. Get into the festive spirit with Christmas music and jokes, then admire the downtown lights at Christmastime. After boarding the pirate ship, set off on your ride under the Bridge of Lions. Watch the sunset before seeing millions of lights turning on in downtown St. Augustine. As you marvel at the world-famous lights from the deck of a pirate ship, join the pirate crew in singing and dancing to holiday music. Throughout the tour, take advantage of the snacks and drinks from the onboard bar, at your own expense. Enjoy an experience that's only available during the holiday season.

St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

2. St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

Join in on a 1.5-hour voyage which includes a first-rate, interactive show onboard a real pirate ship. The ship was designed and built for its purpose, to be a floating performance stage for live pirate shows. The goal is to provide a wide variety of dynamic and interactive entertainment programs that suit all ages. The crew's ambition is to deliver the best pirate show in Florida, regardless of the audience age group. The performance is rehearsed but not scripted, allowing the pirates to improvise and interact with the crowd. No other attraction can live up to this exhilarating and unique adventure.

St. Augustine: World of Pirates History Tour

3. St. Augustine: World of Pirates History Tour

Ahoy, you scalawags! Are you ready to become daring, dastardly pirates? Join the Junket crew for a two-hour adventure through St. Augustine, where Blackbeard, Calico Jack, and Anne Bonny ruled the seas. You’ll meet your seasoned guide at Potter’s Wax Museum, where they’ll unravel the city’s 450-year history with the world’s most devious buccaneers. From there, you’ll wind through 10 other exciting locations, unlocking a new piece of pirate history at each stop. What kind of food did pirates eat? Why did they drink rum? Where did they sleep, and did they ever bathe? You’ll find out the answers to these questions and more as you visit iconic sites like the Castillo De San Marcos and the St. Augustine Shipwreck Museum. For the grand finale, you’ll stop by the Pirate Store, where you can purchase your own cutlass and tricorn before visiting the Black Raven, and authentic pirate ship with its own ruthless crew. They’ll be waiting to welcome you aboard… or drag you to the plank. Devote your life (or maybe just the afternoon) to the pirates of St. Augustine. Book a tour today!

St. Augustine: Potter's Wax Museum Ticket

4. St. Augustine: Potter's Wax Museum Ticket

Discover America's first wax museum located in the heart of historic St. Augustine, Florida. This wax museum offers guests the ability to interact with over 160 wax figures, ranging from Hollywood A-listers to individuals who have shaped national history. The inspiration behind Potter's Wax Museum came from a childhood trip to London taken by founder, George L. Potter. As a child, he was mesmerized by the life like figures and wanted to share his enjoyment with the American public. In 1947, Potter began contracting with GEMS of London, a noted wax studio, to create one of a kind figures for his museum. Potter employed artists from all over Europe to aide in this project with the wax imported from France, hair from Italy, and the sculpting taking place in Belgium. Opening it's doors in 1949, Potter's Wax Museum has served as an interactive, educational and fun attraction for visitors to the ancient city.

St. Augustine History Museum Experience

5. St. Augustine History Museum Experience

A combination of historical displays and private collections brings over 400 years of Florida’s history to life. The museum features displays of the various countries, such as England, Spain and France that have ruled over St. Augustine. Guests can visit the Spanish sunken treasure room, a Timucan Indian Village, and our Florida Cracker trading post. During this tour you will explore how St. Augustine and Florida grew and prospered under Spanish, British, French, and American rules. Experience the building of Flagler's Railroad that started in St. Augustine and went 128 miles out to sea to Key West. From the Indians to the Spanish Galleons and Pirates to the Revolutionary War, you will find Florida's history a truly fascinating story!

Sand Surfing and Guided Beach Ride in Florida

6. Sand Surfing and Guided Beach Ride in Florida

There is nowhere in the area to do this! We are the ONLY tour that gives you and your group the opportunity to ride on the sandy beaches of St. Augustine. Join us on a family fun guided tour along the beautiful Atlantic Ocean's coastline. Not feeling too confident to stand and ride? NO PROBLEM! Sitting on them and riding is just as fun! Take in the beauty of the beach and salt air as you glide over the sandy terrain. We also provide you with video footage of your ride at no additional cost! The combination of accessibility, all-terrain capabilities, scenic beauty, makes the experience of riding electric boards on St. Augustine Beach truly unique. It provides riders with an exceptional and memorable way to explore the beach while enjoying the beauty and cultural richness of the area.

Magical Mermaid Photography Experience for Children

7. Magical Mermaid Photography Experience for Children

The most Magical experience in all of St. Augustine! Turn your child's dreams into a reality and take home memories that will last a lifetime. Children pick out their outfit from our wide selection of colorful tails, sparkly tops, and glamourous tiaras. Meet at our business location in the downtown Historic District of St. Augustine. Next, adults will be taught our Mermaid poses and what to expect while on the beach. After we have the outfit and props picked out, we will embark to our beach destination for the photo shoot and experience of being a mermaid! Finally, items will be returned on the beach and customer will have digital photos within 5 business days.

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What people are saying about St. Augustine, Florida

Our group had 10 people ranging in age from 2 to 76. We did the dolphin encounter and everyone loved it. We were able to interact with Ollie the dolphin much more than I expected. The staff were knowledgeable and catered to our large group. This is a wonderful family outing.

So much fun to see our grandchildren enjoy the pirate ship voyage while we enjoyed the beautiful time on the water. Just the right amount of time !

The crew were extremely interactive and funny! The sunset was gorgeous and we even got to watch dolphins. I would recommend this tour to anyone!

Beautiful.....just what we needed to top off the holidays. All should have the experience of seeing this.

Fun family entertainment. Pirate characters were friendly and engaging.