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St. Augustine: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Museum Entry

St. Augustine: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Museum Entry

See historic St. Augustine on a guided hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Listen as your conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and stories. Find out about the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country at the St. Augustine History Museum. Enjoy a full 90-minute tour on the trolley or have the freedom to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 22 stops. Avoid getting through traffic or having to find and pay for parking. Let your conductor take care of navigating for you. Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you see Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. See the famous spring that Ponce de Leon which is deemed the Fountain of Youth, where you can actually sample the water. Explore the site of the first mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour Old St. Augustine Village, which features houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida which was lived in by British, Spanish, and American colonists. Immerse yourself in the 500 year history of the city as you view the exhibits at the St. Augustine History Museum.  There are 22 Stops conveniently located close to many places of interest in St. Augustine: 1) 167 San Marco Ave: Old Town Trolley Tours of St Augustine, The Old Jail, Oldest Store Museum Experience, St. Augustine History Museum, Gator Bob’s Trading Post, Spice & Tea Exchange 2) 10 W. Castillo Dr.: Visitor Information Center 3) 31 Orange Street: Potter’s Wax Museum, Old Drug Store, Tolomato Cemetery 4) 1 St. George Street: City Gates + St. George Street (historic walking mall), Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse 5) 20 S. Castillo Dr: Colonial Quarter, Pirate & Treasure Museum, Castillo de San Marcos 6) 6 Avenida Menendez: Bay View at the Best Western, Shipwreck Museum 7) 39 Hypolita Street: Hypolita Street and St. George Street, Columbia Restaurant 8) 38 Sevilla Street: Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church + Grace United Methodist Church Ancient City Baptist Church 9) 81 King Street: Villa Zorayda Museum 10) 80 Cordova St: Lightner Museum, Flagler College 11) 112 Riberia Street: St. Augustine Distillery 12) 146 King Street: San Sebastian Winery 13) 139 King Street: Whetstone Chocolate Factory 14) 38 Cathedral Place: Plaza de la Constitucion, Government House, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine 15) 22 St. Francis Street: Oldest House, Fernandez Llambias House 16) 111 Avenida Menendez: St. Augustine Marina, Schooner Freedom, The Black Raven Pirate Cruise 17) 1 S. Castillo Dr.: Castillo de San Marcos National Monument 18) 19 San Marco Ave: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 19) 27 San Marco Ave: Old Town Trolley Welcome Center 20) 101 San Marco Ave: Mission of Nombre de Dios, Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche 21) 137 San Marco Ave: The Old Senator + Villa 1565 22) 11 Magnolia Ave: The Fountain of Youth

St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

Join in on a 1.5-hour voyage which includes a first-rate, interactive show onboard a real pirate ship. The ship was designed and built for its purpose, to be a floating performance stage for live pirate shows. The goal is to provide a wide variety of dynamic and interactive entertainment programs that suit all ages. The crew's ambition is to deliver the best pirate show in Florida, regardless of the audience age group. The performance is rehearsed but not scripted, allowing the pirates to improvise and interact with the crowd. No other attraction can live up to this exhilarating and unique adventure.

St. Augustine: Ghosts and Gravestones Old Town Trolley Tour

St. Augustine: Ghosts and Gravestones Old Town Trolley Tour

When the Conductor howls “All Aboard!” – will you be there? Explore the darker side of the Nation’s Oldest City and let a Ghost Host be your guide. See the Old Jail, the site of countless documented paranormal experiences that's listed on the Florida and National Register of Haunted Places. Don’t miss this frightfully fun riding tour. You will hear stories of the haunted Huguenot & Tolomato Cemeteries. Listen as the Ghost Host details true stories of paranormal activity and tales of murder and mayhem in St. Augustine. You'll also experience a unique scary stop inside the Potter's Wax Museum. You won’t want to miss this Ghost Tour! It’s the only ghost tour that takes you inside two of the city’s most haunted buildings! Voted Best Ghost Tour of Best of St. Augustine

St. Augustine: The Black Raven Rum Runners Pirate Show (21+)

St. Augustine: The Black Raven Rum Runners Pirate Show (21+)

Take a voyage on a pirate ship as you watch a live and interactive pirate show designed for adults. All of the material is suited for a more mature audience so this cruise isn't for the easily offended. Enjoy drinks from a fully licensed bar as you're entertained by a dynamic and interactive performance.  The crew’s ambition is to deliver the best pirate show in Florida regardless of the audience age group. The performance is rehearsed, but not scripted, allowing the pirates to improvise with the crowd. No other attraction can live up to this exhilarating and unique pirate adventure.

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!

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: St. Johns River Airboat Safari with a Guide

St. Augustine: St. Johns River Airboat Safari with a Guide

Journey through the backwaters of the St. Johns River on a guided airboat tour in St. Augustine. Learn facts about the region and witness the non-tidal freshwater creeks that North East Florida has to offer. Keep an eye out for alligators, snakes, turtles, and manatees. Take a thrilling ride through parts of Trout Creek and Six Mile Creek on the westernmost side of St. Augustine. As you cruise past long stretches of natural lands of the St. Johns River waterways, learn about some of the area's local history from your guide.

St. Augustine: Waterfront and Downtown Golf Cart Tour

St. Augustine: Waterfront and Downtown Golf Cart Tour

Discover the best of St. Augustine on an open-cabin electric golf cart tour with a certified guide. Explore the waterfront and the city’s historic downtown area, passing sights like the Fountain of Youth. This is the perfect way for people wanting to see the city while keeping walking to a minimum.  After boarding your golf cart at the Plaza de la Constitucion, head toward the waterfront with sweeping views of the Matanzas Harbor and the Bridge of Lions. Pass in front of the Castillo de San Marcos on the way to the Mission Nombre de Dios site where the city founder first arrived.  Drive by the Fountain of Youth, Magnolia Street, and the Old Jail. Once downtown, pass by the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, alcazar, and Casa Monica hotels. Spot the Governor’s House and ride down Aviles Street, the oldest street in the U.S.  Step back in time as you find yourself in the oldest part of town. Be camera-ready as you pass by examples of Spanish and British colonial architecture. Before returning to the plaza, drive by the Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church and see the outside of the Hotel Ponce de Leon where the largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows collection may be seen.

St.Augustine: Torture Museum, Ghost Hunt, & Tiny Art Tickets

St.Augustine: Torture Museum, Ghost Hunt, & Tiny Art Tickets

Visit the Medieval Torture Museum (with Audio guide included) and get the Ghost Hunting Experience and Tiny Art Gallery Admission with this all inclusive package. You can enjoy all three activities at one visit. The Medieval Torture Collection reminds visitors of the horrific injustices inflicted by madmen and tyrants upon the most unfortunate living in the Middle Ages. Throughout 5,000 square-feet, terrifying yet historically accurate exhibits and life-like reenactments showcase over a hundred repulsive torture devices, practices, and weapons used in Medieval societies. The museum's six rooms each boasts its own creepy theme. For example, one room houses the pendulum, a horrifying device that involved a swinging blade that slowly dipped towards the prisoner's body, eventually tearing through their clothes and skin. Another room features the grisly practice of strapping a bucket of rats onto a captive's torso, the application of heat forcing the vermin to claw through the stomach and chest. Don't forget to feel the chilling Ghost Hunting Experience using Ghost Hunting app. After guests tour the museum, a tiny art exhibit provides some relief, featuring almost 30 ultra-tiny paintings and miniature sculptures visible only through microscopes.

St. Augustine: Sunset Boat Tour to Dolphin Bay

St. Augustine: Sunset Boat Tour to Dolphin Bay

Meet your crew and start your family-friendly boat tour from St. Augustine out onto Dolphin Bay. Head for the nation's oldest and most historic waterfront to take in its many sights at sunset while cruising on the St. Augustine Inlet. Make an eco-friendly, non-intrusive stop to see the area's most interesting residents – pods of Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphins. While they are not always on the bay and sometimes go out to sea, they are often seen on the cruise. Next, head under the famous Bridge of Lions and up close and near the downtown St. Augustine waterfront only yards away from the old Spanish fort, one of the most historic and important buildings in North America. Enjoy well-placed narrations about the local ecosystem and history, as you enjoy the many sights and sounds on your route from the comfort of a boat.

St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine, Florida

Our most recommended St. Augustine, Florida Self-guided activities

St. Augustine: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Museum Entry

St. Augustine: Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour with Museum Entry

See historic St. Augustine on a guided hop-on hop-off trolley tour. Listen as your conductors narrate the tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and stories. Find out about the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in the country at the St. Augustine History Museum. Enjoy a full 90-minute tour on the trolley or have the freedom to hop-on and hop-off at any of the 22 stops. Avoid getting through traffic or having to find and pay for parking. Let your conductor take care of navigating for you. Relive the story of the first settlement in North America as you see Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fort built in the 17th century. See the famous spring that Ponce de Leon which is deemed the Fountain of Youth, where you can actually sample the water. Explore the site of the first mass in America at the Mission of Nombre de Dios. Experience early St. Augustine as you tour Old St. Augustine Village, which features houses from the 18th and 19th centuries. Admire the Gonzalez-Alvarez House, the oldest documented colonial house in Florida which was lived in by British, Spanish, and American colonists. Immerse yourself in the 500 year history of the city as you view the exhibits at the St. Augustine History Museum.  There are 22 Stops conveniently located close to many places of interest in St. Augustine: 1) 167 San Marco Ave: Old Town Trolley Tours of St Augustine, The Old Jail, Oldest Store Museum Experience, St. Augustine History Museum, Gator Bob’s Trading Post, Spice & Tea Exchange 2) 10 W. Castillo Dr.: Visitor Information Center 3) 31 Orange Street: Potter’s Wax Museum, Old Drug Store, Tolomato Cemetery 4) 1 St. George Street: City Gates + St. George Street (historic walking mall), Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse 5) 20 S. Castillo Dr: Colonial Quarter, Pirate & Treasure Museum, Castillo de San Marcos 6) 6 Avenida Menendez: Bay View at the Best Western, Shipwreck Museum 7) 39 Hypolita Street: Hypolita Street and St. George Street, Columbia Restaurant 8) 38 Sevilla Street: Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church + Grace United Methodist Church Ancient City Baptist Church 9) 81 King Street: Villa Zorayda Museum 10) 80 Cordova St: Lightner Museum, Flagler College 11) 112 Riberia Street: St. Augustine Distillery 12) 146 King Street: San Sebastian Winery 13) 139 King Street: Whetstone Chocolate Factory 14) 38 Cathedral Place: Plaza de la Constitucion, Government House, Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine 15) 22 St. Francis Street: Oldest House, Fernandez Llambias House 16) 111 Avenida Menendez: St. Augustine Marina, Schooner Freedom, The Black Raven Pirate Cruise 17) 1 S. Castillo Dr.: Castillo de San Marcos National Monument 18) 19 San Marco Ave: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! 19) 27 San Marco Ave: Old Town Trolley Welcome Center 20) 101 San Marco Ave: Mission of Nombre de Dios, Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche 21) 137 San Marco Ave: The Old Senator + Villa 1565 22) 11 Magnolia Ave: The Fountain of Youth

St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

Join in on a 1.5-hour voyage which includes a first-rate, interactive show onboard a real pirate ship. The ship was designed and built for its purpose, to be a floating performance stage for live pirate shows. The goal is to provide a wide variety of dynamic and interactive entertainment programs that suit all ages. The crew's ambition is to deliver the best pirate show in Florida, regardless of the audience age group. The performance is rehearsed but not scripted, allowing the pirates to improvise and interact with the crowd. No other attraction can live up to this exhilarating and unique adventure.

St. Augustine: Ghosts and Gravestones Old Town Trolley Tour

St. Augustine: Ghosts and Gravestones Old Town Trolley Tour

When the Conductor howls “All Aboard!” – will you be there? Explore the darker side of the Nation’s Oldest City and let a Ghost Host be your guide. See the Old Jail, the site of countless documented paranormal experiences that's listed on the Florida and National Register of Haunted Places. Don’t miss this frightfully fun riding tour. You will hear stories of the haunted Huguenot & Tolomato Cemeteries. Listen as the Ghost Host details true stories of paranormal activity and tales of murder and mayhem in St. Augustine. You'll also experience a unique scary stop inside the Potter's Wax Museum. You won’t want to miss this Ghost Tour! It’s the only ghost tour that takes you inside two of the city’s most haunted buildings! Voted Best Ghost Tour of Best of St. Augustine

St. Augustine: The Black Raven Rum Runners Pirate Show (21+)

St. Augustine: The Black Raven Rum Runners Pirate Show (21+)

Take a voyage on a pirate ship as you watch a live and interactive pirate show designed for adults. All of the material is suited for a more mature audience so this cruise isn't for the easily offended. Enjoy drinks from a fully licensed bar as you're entertained by a dynamic and interactive performance.  The crew’s ambition is to deliver the best pirate show in Florida regardless of the audience age group. The performance is rehearsed, but not scripted, allowing the pirates to improvise with the crowd. No other attraction can live up to this exhilarating and unique pirate adventure.

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!

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: St. Johns River Airboat Safari with a Guide

St. Augustine: St. Johns River Airboat Safari with a Guide

Journey through the backwaters of the St. Johns River on a guided airboat tour in St. Augustine. Learn facts about the region and witness the non-tidal freshwater creeks that North East Florida has to offer. Keep an eye out for alligators, snakes, turtles, and manatees. Take a thrilling ride through parts of Trout Creek and Six Mile Creek on the westernmost side of St. Augustine. As you cruise past long stretches of natural lands of the St. Johns River waterways, learn about some of the area's local history from your guide.

St. Augustine: Waterfront and Downtown Golf Cart Tour

St. Augustine: Waterfront and Downtown Golf Cart Tour

Discover the best of St. Augustine on an open-cabin electric golf cart tour with a certified guide. Explore the waterfront and the city’s historic downtown area, passing sights like the Fountain of Youth. This is the perfect way for people wanting to see the city while keeping walking to a minimum.  After boarding your golf cart at the Plaza de la Constitucion, head toward the waterfront with sweeping views of the Matanzas Harbor and the Bridge of Lions. Pass in front of the Castillo de San Marcos on the way to the Mission Nombre de Dios site where the city founder first arrived.  Drive by the Fountain of Youth, Magnolia Street, and the Old Jail. Once downtown, pass by the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, alcazar, and Casa Monica hotels. Spot the Governor’s House and ride down Aviles Street, the oldest street in the U.S.  Step back in time as you find yourself in the oldest part of town. Be camera-ready as you pass by examples of Spanish and British colonial architecture. Before returning to the plaza, drive by the Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church and see the outside of the Hotel Ponce de Leon where the largest collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows collection may be seen.

St.Augustine: Torture Museum, Ghost Hunt, & Tiny Art Tickets

St.Augustine: Torture Museum, Ghost Hunt, & Tiny Art Tickets

Visit the Medieval Torture Museum (with Audio guide included) and get the Ghost Hunting Experience and Tiny Art Gallery Admission with this all inclusive package. You can enjoy all three activities at one visit. The Medieval Torture Collection reminds visitors of the horrific injustices inflicted by madmen and tyrants upon the most unfortunate living in the Middle Ages. Throughout 5,000 square-feet, terrifying yet historically accurate exhibits and life-like reenactments showcase over a hundred repulsive torture devices, practices, and weapons used in Medieval societies. The museum's six rooms each boasts its own creepy theme. For example, one room houses the pendulum, a horrifying device that involved a swinging blade that slowly dipped towards the prisoner's body, eventually tearing through their clothes and skin. Another room features the grisly practice of strapping a bucket of rats onto a captive's torso, the application of heat forcing the vermin to claw through the stomach and chest. Don't forget to feel the chilling Ghost Hunting Experience using Ghost Hunting app. After guests tour the museum, a tiny art exhibit provides some relief, featuring almost 30 ultra-tiny paintings and miniature sculptures visible only through microscopes.

St. Augustine: Sunset Boat Tour to Dolphin Bay

St. Augustine: Sunset Boat Tour to Dolphin Bay

Meet your crew and start your family-friendly boat tour from St. Augustine out onto Dolphin Bay. Head for the nation's oldest and most historic waterfront to take in its many sights at sunset while cruising on the St. Augustine Inlet. Make an eco-friendly, non-intrusive stop to see the area's most interesting residents – pods of Atlantic bottle-nosed dolphins. While they are not always on the bay and sometimes go out to sea, they are often seen on the cruise. Next, head under the famous Bridge of Lions and up close and near the downtown St. Augustine waterfront only yards away from the old Spanish fort, one of the most historic and important buildings in North America. Enjoy well-placed narrations about the local ecosystem and history, as you enjoy the many sights and sounds on your route from the comfort of a boat.

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