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St. Augustine, Florida

Explorers will find idyllic weather, coastal calm, and Spanish colonial architecture in the US’s oldest city.

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St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

1. 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: Swimming with the Dolphins

2. St. Augustine: Swimming with the Dolphins

Enjoy getting to interact dolphins with this attraction at Marineland Dolphin Adventure in St. Augustine. Experience dolphin behaviors like the hand target, hand shake, and ride on the dolphin's belly. Meet these fascinating sea creatures and get to bond with them in a unique way. hold onto their pectoral flippers and swim with them on their belly. Play with the dolphins with this fun and safe experience for the whole family.

St. Augustine: Ghosts and Gravestones Old Town Trolley Tour

3. 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: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

4. St. Augustine: Trolley Tour & St. Augustine History Museum

See historic St. Augustine on this full-day 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. 

St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Encounter

5. St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Encounter

Take part in an educational and fun experience perfect for all ages at Marineland Dolphin Adventure in St. Augustine with this admission ticket to the Dolphin Encounter program. Meet these fantastic animals as you interact with them in shallow waters. Gear up in a life jacket and step onto an underwater platform. Thanks to the platform, you don’t have to worry if you’re not a swimmer. Perform several hands-on activities with these intelligent creatures, including the hand target activity in which the dolphin will come up to touch your hand with its rostrum.

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

6. 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: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walking Tour

7. St. Augustine: 1.5-Hour Ghost Walking Tour

Follow the storytellers through the Old Town, visiting some of their favorite haunts, on this tour through St. Augustine’s ghostly locations. Meet your guide near the Old City Gates and stroll through the darkened streets, listening to stories of long-deceased residents who have not moved on. While traveling the most haunted areas of St. Augustine, the USA’s oldest city, you will hear the most enchanting and historical accounts of paranormal sightings, captures, and the story behind why they appear. From the Old Cemeteries, to the infamous Castillo de San Marcos, your guide will make sure you have every chance to capture and explore your own paranormal encounters. This is an award-winning tour that has operated since 1998 and welcomes young and old alike — the very best unscripted tour. The experience begins and ends at the same location with convenient parking nearby.

St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum Tickets

8. St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum Tickets

Journey back three centuries to the piracy's golden age at this spectacular interactive museum. See more than 800 authentic pirate artefacts (one of the largest collections in the world) in award-winning interactive exhibits, like the Book of Pirates. Fire a real cannon, touch a 400-year-old treasure chest, and explore the execution dock. Lift a real gold bar recovered from the Spanish galleon Santa Margarita, which sank around 1622. Raise the Jolly Roger flag and even meet a pirate if you're lucky! Learn all about the world's most infamous sea rogues during your trip to the interactive Pirate and Treasure Museum. It's an engaging adventure for all ages!

St. Augustine: Audio-Guided Medieval Torture Museum Tour

9. St. Augustine: Audio-Guided Medieval Torture Museum Tour

Enter the museum through the gift shop, guiding yourself through the many rooms at your own pace. You will have the option to read the descriptive plaques or to purchase the audio-guide, which plays through the speaker of your phone, via a web page. Witness numerous forms of brutal, jaw-dropping, yet historically accurate torture methods, while interacting with several of the displays. Experience first hand the sound of the guillotine dropping, and look inside the belly of the Bronze Bull, feeling the desperation of the victim. With a space of over 4,000 sq ft, there is so much to see. As you walk from room to room, you will think that you have seen the worst until you come to the next room.

St. Augustine: Potter's Wax Museum Ticket

10. St. Augustine: Potter's Wax Museum Ticket

Discover America's first wax museum located in the heart of historic St. Augustine, Florida. This wax museum offers guests the ability to interact with over 160 wax figures, ranging from Hollywood A-listers to individuals who have shaped national history. The inspiration behind Potter's Wax Museum came from a childhood trip to London taken by founder, George L. Potter. As a child, he was mesmerized by the life like figures and wanted to share his enjoyment with the American public. In 1947, Potter began contracting with GEMS of London, a noted wax studio, to create one of a kind figures for his museum. Potter employed artists from all over Europe to aide in this project with the wax imported from France, hair from Italy, and the sculpting taking place in Belgium. Opening it's doors in 1949, Potter's Wax Museum has served as an interactive, educational and fun attraction for visitors to the ancient city.

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What people are saying about St. Augustine, Florida

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 531 reviews

I really enjoyed the trolley. The gentleman at the ticket booth was extremely helpful. He saw I was stressed over not being able to find my tickets and he approached me to help and we got it figured out. Preacher was an excellent tour guide! We rode the trolley all the way through and then got off at stops we were interested in the 2nd time around. We could have never seen the historic district in one day on our own!

This is something I've wanted to do my whole life. I love dolphins. I do not think we had enough hands on for the price though. We were in the water, but we were mostly just spectators. We were able to do 3 poses each for pictures and then my family was able to pet the dolphin for a moment for a picture and that was it.

A great uncrowded opportunity to be close to the dolphins and learn about them.

Worth every penny! Awesome experience highly recommend for family's!

Extremely knowledgeable guide who made the walk great fun.