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St. Augustine: Dolphin and Manatee Paddle or Kayak Tour

St. Augustine: Dolphin and Manatee Paddle or Kayak Tour

Board your paddle board or kayak and keep an eye out for dolphins and manatees on this guided excursion. Make your way through the waterways of St. Augustine as your guide helps you find marine life in the waters below. Meet your guide and discover a variety of different animals as you paddle on your paddle board or kayak. Enjoy an activity for all skill levels. Start with a ground demonstration and quick water lesson before setting out to find the wildlife. Enjoy the opportunity to see dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, crabs, and more. Paddle along the 30-foot high sand dunes of Anastasia State Park while observing the marine life along the way.

St. Augustine: Deluxe Dolphin-Watching Kayak Tour

St. Augustine: Deluxe Dolphin-Watching Kayak Tour

Wildlife Wonder: Our Wildlife Guarantee: spot at least one Dolphin or one Manatee, or enjoy another tour for free! This isn't just a kayak journey; it's an intimate connection with nature's wonders. 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. Choose between a solo or double kayak and begin the adventure with an 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 1.5 miles 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

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.

St. Augustine: Standup Pedal-boarding Dolphin Tour

St. Augustine: Standup Pedal-boarding Dolphin Tour

Experience historic St. Augustine in a unique way on a stand up Pedal - Board. 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 pedaling 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 Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine

Overall rating

5.0
(10 reviews)

Overall experience was great! Only input would be that the limited number of kayaks should be mentioned for those who can’t paddle board. Kayaks were first come first serve. We HAD to take a paddle board but we were so glad we did. Great experience and Joseph was an amazing instructor. We will be back!

The kayaks accommodated 3 people. There were 2 of us and we enjoyed this so much. We saw dolphins and some birds. The guide pointed out stingrays and turtles but we were not quick enough to actually see them. Our guide was awesome. I would definitely do this again.

Joseph was very knowledgeable and kind. Great Kayak Tour! Our group would definitely recommend!!!!! We had so much fun! :)

It was an unusually cold and windy day for kayaking, but our guide, Spence, was excellent and very knowledgeable.

Spence did a great job explaining the wildlife the surrounding marine biology. Overall a great time!