St Augustine Historic Tour

Downtown St Augustine Bayfront History/Eco kayak Tour

Paddle back in time with a Historic Kayaking Tour along the bay-front of the oldest city of St Augustine. Hear some extraordinary stories and true history of the city as you paddle by the Castillo de San Marcos/Old Fort, and get a feeling of what the enemies of the fort experience being shot at with cannon balls in the open channel like sitting ducks. The kayak tour will also take you by the fountain of youth and the Mission of Nombre de dios and the great cross which designates the landing of the Spanish and Christianity to the new world. This kayak Eco tour engages in some of the natural environments, as we paddle up Hospital Creek along the salt marsh. Possible wildlife sightings include Dolphins, Manatees, Sea Turtles, Sting Rays and all kinds of Marsh Birds, including the Great Blue Heron and the Rosetta Spoon Bills. We will kayak by Bird Island, which received it’s local name for a reason. You may, as an option have lunch on Bird Island with one of the best views of Downtown St Augustine from the water.

Our  kayak guides will intrigue with story telling, a  bubbling personality and the knowledge to explore the beautiful aquatic downtown landscape of St Augustine. St Augustine Historic Tour

This is a great way to get off the streets and the beaten path and enjoy real Florida while learning about our oldest city.

Remember – All tours are by reservation only

Where:
This group tour begins at the Vilano boat ramp located on the south west side of the bridge on A1A . The address is 101 Vilano Causeway St Augustine 32084 click for google maps  St Augustine Historic Tour
When:
Monday, Wednesday , Saturday at 9:00 a.m by reservation only

Reservations can be made before 7:00 pm, 1- day prior… on line or by phone 7 days a week

We operate this tour with tandem kayaks.

Mornings are best and with less chance of wind and weather tour cancellations. Getting on the water early, makes for a much more pleasurable paddle with calmer conditions most of the time

Paddle Rating:
Easy to moderate. Tidal currents can be a bit swift. this tour is not recommended  for kids under 12
Duration:
About 2 hours
  
Distance:
About 2 miles
  
Prices:
Public Group Tours – $50.00 per person 4 person minimum – Our guides are great! Tax & gratuity are not included in the price

Private Tour price – $65.00 per person 4 person minimum + tax a 15% gratuity will be added to all private tours. 

  
Includes:
Paddles, PFD/life preserver, dry bag, & local knowledge and instruction on where to paddle.
  
What to Bring:
Wet shoes or shoes that can get wet, Hat, Sun Block, snacks, camera, extra change of clothes, additional bottled water, and a happy face. We will supply one bottle of water per person.
  
Options:

Picnic on Bird Island This is an additional hour for lunch. Get some sun and enjoy a white sandy beach picnic while enjoying beautiful views of downtown St Augustine, the Fort and the Mission Cross. St Augustine Historic Tour

Price for lunch Catered ~  Includes one additional hour of tour time on Bird Island and a Huge sandwich, chips and bottled water $30.00 per person

We offer discounts for groups of 10 or more. Just give us a call at 904-315-8442

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on Feb 27, 2014