St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour

1. St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour

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. You may choose from either a Solo or Double (Tandem) kayak, Children under 15 must ride in double with parent. 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: Paddle Board Dolphin Adventure

2. St. Augustine: Paddle Board Dolphin Adventure

Experience historic St. Augustine in a unique way on a stand up paddleboard. Admire the unspoiled beaches, tidal marshes, maritime hammocks, and ancient sand dunes of Anastasia State Park. Get the chance to encounter dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. The tour begins on land with a pleasant tutorial explaining technique and safety. After you’re on the water, your guide will have you standing in no time and make sure that you're comfortable with your newfound adventure. Following your introduction, the tour expands into the natural wonders and wildlife of the area. Manatees, dolphins, rays, sea turtles, and a vast array of marsh birds may all be seen here. Depending on winds and tides you may take a break on a sandbar or State Park beach. The scenic sand dunes and lighthouse will tower around you as you Paddle through the salt run.

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What people are saying about St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Our guide, Gary, was excellent. He was fun and knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area. He even gave us some tips on places to visit in town. We will definitely be kayaking with them again the next time we visit St. Augustine.

Both of our guides went beyond the call of duty to make our tour enjoyable. We saw several dolphins including moms and baby, also several species of birds. Definitely recommend these guys

Jaylen and Matt were excellent. We saw dolphins, hungry and active pelicans, and even a blue crab on the island. Good adventure for any skill level.

We had a great time, Gary was very informative on the wild life and history of St Augustine..well worth every penny!!