Matanzas Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

St. Augustine: Black Raven Tropical Sunset Cruise

St. Augustine: Black Raven Tropical Sunset Cruise

Fun for all ages! Come experience the laid-back island vibes of Black Raven’s Tropical Sunset Cruise, an afternoon trip inspired by the sights and sounds of the Caribbean! Feel the sea breeze in your hair as you sip on a delicious Bahama Mama cocktail, or any of your favorite drinks from our fully stocked bar. Enjoy the sounds of your favorite beach hits by Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, and more! Place your own song request with any of the pirates. Guests will be treated to a 2-hour sunset cruise on the Matanzas River sailing north past historic St. Augustine towards Vilano Beach. Experience views from a different perspective through the Bridge of Lions, past the Castillo de San Marcos, The Great Cross, Vilano Bridge and Pier, the St. Augustine Inlet, St, Augustine Lighthouse, and through Salt Run where pods of dolphins are out during feeding time. Keep an eye on the treeline for bald eagles! Take a pirate ship ride into paradise, only on the Black Raven!

From Orlando: St. Augustine Day Trip with Tour Options

From Orlando: St. Augustine Day Trip with Tour Options

Visit St. Augustine, the so-called “Ancient City” and oldest continuously settled town in the United States. Experience the charming atmosphere and beautiful climate of a town located between northeast and central-east Florida. While there, explore St. Augustine's delightful historic district, with its cobblestone streets, quaint cafes, bars, and unique shops. Make sure to also take in the history at the significant landmarks such as Castillo de San Marcos, Flagler College, the Lightner Museum, the Fountain of Youth, and more, Choose between the following tour options: • St. Augustine Day Tour: Spend a full day in the oldest city in the U.S. Find out about the historic landmarks with a tour guide and then shop, dine, and discover the city at your own pace. • St. Augustine Scenic Cruise: Get a unique view of the city and see its many historic landmarks and impressive natural beauty on a narrated tour around Matanzas Bay. • St. Augustine's Colonial Quarter Museum: Embark on an interactive adventure where history comes alive with a guide in proper colonial attire. Throughout this living museum, experience a musket firing, blacksmith demonstrations, and more. • Road Train Tour: Set off on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing adventure through town aboard a trolley streetcar. Learn interesting facts about the 22 unique sites on the 7-mile (11-kilometer) loop, and hop on and off where you like to explore the attractions at your own pace. • Pirate & Treasure Museum: Explore the Golden Age of Piracy with one of the world’s largest collections of authentic pirate artifacts and shipwreck treasures. Delight in award-winning interactive exhibits that make this hands-on museum an experience for all the family. Whichever tour option you choose, your day will include plenty of time to explore the town, shop in the gift shops, and dine in one of the local restaurants on the cobblestone streets.

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.

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(14 reviews)

After we found the pick up spot it was good. It was VERY DIFFICULT to find the spot as there is no physical location for the Loews Royal Pacific Resort pickup. The Uber driver couldn’t find it even after talking to the attendant at Loews Royal Pacific Reaort. He left us at what he believed was the correct spot. I saw a Loews employee and asked him if this was correct. He said no and took me to the correct place. And by the way, the Royal Resort was not identified as Loews Royal Pacific Resort, here is the text I received. Hello Lois Stebbins, for your tour tomorrow the pickup location will be the Universal Pacifica Ballroom at Royal Pacific had to ask if it was Loews, PLEASE work on finding a better place for pickup!! Ishmael, our driver, let us out at the main Resort entrance at the end of the trip so we could get an Uber ride with a specific location for them to pick us up. Maybe you could arrange for your pickup to be at this location? 6300 Hollywood Way. It was help a lot!

We had a great time on this cruise. The sunset and scenery was beautiful. The atmosphere was fun (the crew played guitar and sang and had a "cannon" to shoot at any passing tour boats). There was a bar onboard with decent drink prices. We were surprised how good it was for how inexpensive it was.

Me and my Fiance loved our Black Raven Cruise. I was a little skeptical, with it only being $45/person... However, it was awesome! Well worth the money and time. It took us out for about 2 hours. Nothing negative to say about the crew or cruise.

Great, lovely place that you would not normally get to see, thanks.

Very entertaining. The staff is very fun. we had a good time