Salt Run Dolphin tour


Are you looking for a fun and family-friendly activity to do in St. Augustine, Florida? Look no further than the Salt Run Dolphin Tour! This eco-friendly tour is perfect for beginners with no experience necessary. After a friendly and informative tutorial, your naturalist guide will fit you with your kayak, gear, and you’ll be ready for an amazing experience.

The Salt Run Dolphin Tour takes place in the beautiful Anastasia State Park and begins at the St. Augustine Lighthouse Park. Protected by Conch Island, this tour is the easiest and most enjoyable paddle tour in St. Augustine. While there is no guarantee of animal sightings, this tour offers the opportunity to see dolphins, stingrays, sea turtles, manatees, and many amazing birds. Mornings are the best time to experience wildlife, calm winds, and calm waters.

The Salt Run is a roughly 3-mile-long lagoon located between Anastasia Island and Conch Island, and is part of the Anastasia State Park. On one end, it opens up to the Matanzas inlet, and on the other, it closes deeper into the park. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife and scenic views, making it a must-see place while visiting St. Augustine.

While the Salt Run Dolphin Tour guides know where to look for wildlife, it’s important to note that these are wild animals and sightings cannot be guaranteed. However, bottlenose dolphins are known to be in the area year-round. Their beauty and intelligence are respected by Kayaking St. Augustine and all tour participants.

In addition to offering a unique opportunity to view wildlife, the Salt Run Dolphin Tour is also an eco-friendly activity. Kayaking St. Augustine takes great care to ensure that the tour does not harm the natural environment or the animals that call it home. The tour guides provide information about the local ecosystem and the importance of preserving it for future generations.

Overall, the Salt Run Dolphin Tour is a fantastic way to spend a morning in St. Augustine, whether you’re a local or a visitor. It’s an easy and enjoyable activity that offers the chance to see some incredible wildlife and learn about the importance of preserving our natural world.

To get a glimpse of the native wildlife you might encounter during your tour with us, be sure to visit our wildlife page.


If you have any questions, please feel free to check out our FAQ page for assistance, or don’t hesitate to give us a call for further help!


Adult (15+) – $70 Per Person

Youth – $50 Per Person

* Our tandem kayaks are equipped with an additional middle seat suitable for children between the ages of 2 and 4. We suggest that children who are 5 years old or older should sit in the front. *

Boy on a kayak during a Salt Run tour, spotting a dolphin.
The Salt Run is home to many Bottlenose Dolphins
Eco Tour Kayaking with Dolphins St. Augustine