St. Augustine Nature & adventure

Our most recommended St. Augustine, St. Johns County Nature & adventure

St. Augustine: Swimming with the Dolphins Entry Ticket

1. St. Augustine: Swimming with the Dolphins Entry Ticket

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: Dolphin and Manatee Paddle or Kayak Tour

2. 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: Marineland Dolphin Encounter

3. 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: Marineland Dolphin Meet & Greet

4. St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Meet & Greet

Learn all about the world's most beloved sea mammal, the dolphin, at Marineland. See the immense Atlantic Ocean and create a bond with one of the most intelligent marine species in the world. All options include important information about dolphins, their diet, care programs, as well as some tips on how to help save their natural habitat. Enjoy a Meet 'n Greet program where you will have an unforgettable first up-close dolphin adventure. Come and hang out at the edge of the fantastic Atlantic Ocean as you enjoy the warm Florida weather.

St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour

5. St. Augustine: Eco Dolphin Kayak Tour

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. You may choose from either a Solo or Double (Tandem) kayak, Children under 15 must ride in double with parent. Begin the adventure with a friendly and 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 4-miles long 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.

St. Augustine: Paddle Board Dolphin Adventure

6. St. Augustine: Paddle Board Dolphin Adventure

Experience historic St. Augustine in a unique way on a stand up paddleboard. Admire the unspoiled beaches, tidal marshes, maritime hammocks, and ancient sand dunes of Anastasia State Park. Get the chance to encounter dolphins, manatees, and sea turtles. The tour begins on land with a pleasant tutorial explaining technique and safety. After you’re on the water, your guide will have you standing in no time and make sure that you're comfortable with your newfound adventure. Following your introduction, the tour expands into the natural wonders and wildlife of the area. Manatees, dolphins, rays, sea turtles, and a vast array of marsh birds may all be seen here. Depending on winds and tides you may take a break on a sandbar or State Park beach. The scenic sand dunes and lighthouse will tower around you as you Paddle through the salt run.

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What people are saying about St. Augustine

I went with my 14 year old grandson and we had an amazing experience swimming with the dolphins. It has always been a dream of mine and it lived up to all of my expectations. It was well worth the price. Everything is well run and the trainers are fantastic! Give yourself and your family this special treat.

Our guide, Gary, was excellent. He was fun and knowledgeable about the wildlife and the area. He even gave us some tips on places to visit in town. We will definitely be kayaking with them again the next time we visit St. Augustine.

Both of our guides went beyond the call of duty to make our tour enjoyable. We saw several dolphins including moms and baby, also several species of birds. Definitely recommend these guys

We had a great time, Gary was very informative on the wild life and history of St Augustine..well worth every penny!!

So much fun. Wish group was smaller for more interaction with the dolphins. Good experience.