Howdy, Simply friends! You already know Stacey from facebook. She recently hopped aboard a Dolphin Sightseeing Cruise with Florida Water Tours in St. Augustine… without spoiling anything, I can tell you they had a blast. Here are her memories… ~Allie O.
Living in St. Augustine, there are boundless amounts of things to do outside with the family and this past weekend I got to take my three girls on a Dolphin Cruise with Florida Water Tours. It was the perfect beautiful day to be out on the water and see if we could spot some dolphins out there.
Our cruise boarded from the Vilano Bridge dock by Kingfish Grill half an hour before departing. You were able to bring snacks and drinks onboard, even alcoholic drinks. Many brought on lunch, cocktails and snacks since the cruise lasts 1.5 hours. If you didn’t bring anything on board, like us, you’ll find complimentary water and even blankets to keep warm if the breeze picks up. Don’t worry, there was a restroom on board too!
Our captain, Chuck, was entertaining the whole time and gave us great history facts about different St. Augustine sites. We saw views of Vilano beach, Anastasia inlet at the state park, the Lighthouse, Conch house and the fort… we even saw the cannon go off!
Some fun facts we learned from Captain Chuck:
- St. Augustine’s Steel Cross is actually the tallest cross in the world!
- Bird island is aptly named. White birds from South America hang here all the time… when the tide is low it becomes a beach where many park their boats and hang out in the shallow water with the birds!
While we were out at sea we saw three dolphins. Our captain was great at making sure to get close enough so we could all see them swimming and take pictures. My girls loved seeing the dolphins play! The dolphin tour was a great family fun activity for all ages and we had a wonderful time. I’m looking forward to going back for another one of their wonderful cruises… They offer a BYOB sunset cruise (great for a date night), full moon tours and they even have private charters. Check them out and when you make your reservations, tell them Simply St. Augustine sent you for a discount!
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