The history of St Augustine is marked by violence. Those were brutal times. There were pirates, famines, illnesses, enemies and pandemics that would constantly threat the lives of early residents of the colony. Life must have been very tough. As a consequence, many perished in dramatic ways. This can help explain the amount of sites that claim to have uninvited guests including the Castillo de San Marcos, The St Augustine Lighthouse and even Flagler College where the students assure that Henry Flagler still roams the halls of his beloved Ponce de Leon Hotel. Even though we dont specialize in ghost tours, we may have some stories to share or you can find a ghost tour from several excellent tour companies in town. Be ready to explore the city with an open mind! Boo!
Embark on a captivating journey through time and nature on a History and Dolphin Watch Boat Tour in St. Augustine, Florida. Set sail along the picturesque waters of the Matanzas Bay, where the city's rich history comes to life as you glide past centuries-old landmarks such as the Castillo de San Marcos and the historic bayfront. Knowledgeable guides will regale you with tales of St. Augustine's Spanish colonial past, pirate legends, and maritime history, all while keeping a keen eye on the waters for playful dolphins that often frolic in these pristine waters. This tour offers a perfect blend of educational insights and enchanting encounters with nature, making it a must-do experience for visitors of all ages.
Great shared tour to enjoy St Augustine from land and sea. Combines a boat tour with a golf cart tour of St Augustine.
The perfect way to experience St Augustine for those that would like to keep walking to a minimum. This tour combines a 1:15 large body of water minutes narrated boat tour of Matanzas harbor with magnificent views of the city with a one hour narrated golf cart tour for you to get up close to all the amazing landmarks the oldest city has to offer with live commentary from your city certified tour guide/driver. a blue bus parked in front of a palm treeIncludes complimentary bottled water or soda. This is a shared tour. To choose a private activity, select our Private Boat and Golf Cart Tour just for your group.
On the boat choose between the open top deck or the lower covered deck and then feel the breeze under the covered canopy of the limo golf cart. During the land portion of the tour, you will pass by the Plaza de la Constitucion, Castillo dea statue in a park with Lightner Museum in the background San Marcos, Former Hotel Ponce de Leon, and Alcazar and Casa Monica hotels. Then you will visit the Mision Nombre de Dios site, the Fountain of Youth among others. Depending on the departure time chosen, a small boat in a body of watera train traveling down tracks next to a treeyour tour may start with the golf cart or the boat.
Visit the entire city of St Augustine on a Golf Cart! The perfect way to experience St Augustine for those that would like to keep walking to a minimum. The one hour narrated golf cart tour allows you to get up close to all the amazing landmarks the oldest city has to offer with live commentary from your city certified tour guide/driver.
You will board your golf cart at the Plaza de la Constitucion. After a short introduction, your tour will proceed by the waterfront with maginifecnt views of the Matanzas Harbor and the Bridge of Lions. The tour will pass in front of the Castillo de San Marcos on its way to The Mision Nombre de Dios site where the city founder, Pedro Menendez de Aviles, first arrived. You will then drive by Fountain of Youth, Magnolia Street and the Old Jail site.
Once downtown, your tour will pass by the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, Alcazar and Casa Monica hotels and then by the Governors House and down Aviles Street ( Oldest street in the US). You will be in the oldest part of town where you will be able to observe examples of Spanish and British colonial architecture.
Before returning to the Plaza, you will drive by the Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church and the outside of the Hotel Ponce de Leon where the largest collection of in use Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows collection may be observed.