Nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen will find much to appreciate on Florida’s Historic Coast. Get up close to dolphins and enjoy exploring the water onboard kayaks, Stand Up Paddleboards, surfboards or sailboats
With miles of protected water, and current and tidal flow to help in any direction, even the most hard-to-please paddlers will find St. Augustine one of the most kayak-friendly destinations in the United States.
There are plenty of eco-excursions to choose from in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach. Explore the waterways with Ripple Effect Ecotours and St. Augustine Eco Tours or on a Stand Up Paddleboard from Anastasia Watersports.
Experience the best of kayaking and nature education with Earth Kinship. Explore Old Florida through one of their many kayak trips, nature hikes or an overnight excursion! Join a nighttime bioluminescence excursion with GeoTrippin' Adventure Company.
Get out on the water and enjoy dolphin tours and sunset sails with family-friendly boat tours with Red Boat Tours, St. Augustine Boat Tours, Adventure Boat Tours or Florida Water Tours. If sunset sails are your thing, check out Schooner Freedom Charters or take a private charter with Pia & Me Scenic Charters - it's the perfect way to experience Florida's Historic Coast. You’ll glide over the shallow water habitats and ecosystems of the beautiful Saint Johns River in a custom built airboat at Sea Serpent Tours.
Along with the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal, the waters that surround Florida’s Historic Coast are part of the 60,000-acre Guana, Tolomato, Matanzas National Estuary Research Reserve—referred to by locals as the GTM. This estuary stretches from Ponte Vedra Beach south to Marineland and contains extensive salt marshes, oyster beds and maritime hammocks.
Sea Serpent Tours provides extraordinary opportunities to view the wildlife along the St. Johns River. If Mother Nature cooperates, you'll see alligators, osprey, egrets and other wading birds while paddling or via one of Sea Serpent's hydro-bikes!