Learn about St. Augustine's historic landmarks and natural sites of interest during this 75 minute, partially narrated ... More
St. Augustine Scenic Cruise
Learn about St. Augustine's historic landmarks and natural sites of interest during this 75 minute, partially narrated tour by third and fourth generation captains that provides a unique view of St. Augustine available only from the water.
Myself and My Wife went on the Victory III cruise this afternoon, and I believe that the entire Cruise was very pleasant, the staff and crew friendly, and some of the sceanery outstanding. I'm not sure why some folks have added such bad reviews about this or the captain. The captain talked quite a bit during our tour and the times he did not talk were times I believe where he was allowing everyone to just look around and take in the things going on around the area, especially a lot of the wild Dolphins Swimming around. Another reason I think he may have been a bit silent is the fact that he was trying to navigate the boat which is about 72 ft in lenght around the channels and avoid hitting the other boats, and mind you today there was a Huge Fishing Tounament going on. And some of the other boaters weren't exactly paying much attention. The Captain was very professional as was the crew. So I personally recommend the Tour, It laast roughly an Hour 15 min. and well worth the price which was about $17.00 a person which if you consider the costs of Docking at the Marina and Fuel plus other things needed in order to operate such a vessel, It is definaltely worth the price.
When my family tried to use a coupon at the ticket window the older gentlemen was extremely rude. I truly believe he had a problem with our interracial family. When we decided not to go and the captain was contacted he was indignent and told me I was the problem and that if I thought about spreading bad reviews about his business he would sue me. I am a St. Augustine native and have paid full price for this cruise more than once. I was excited to get something for a deal. Needless to say, I love the ride but would not put one dime in the pocket of this man.
The trip was very relaxing. I noticed the crew workers were attentitive to the customers, even taking snack and drink orders. The captain (Bob) was pleasant and kept stopping for dolphins. The boat was clean and well maintained. I will be back to cruise again.
The captain stopped the boat and came over to a group of adults to yell at them for trying to get half off with a coupon. It as incredible. I've never seen anyone act that unprofessional. Come to find out he's the owner of the company! Even worse. I was afraid he was going to mouth off at me for giving him the wrong look or something. Really bad experience. I'll DEFINITELy go back to St. Augustine but will never use Scenic Cruises or the Victory III. Avoid this man and his rude company at all costs. Also, the boat is badly in need of maintenance. Very dirty and smelly.
We took the 2:00 pm cruise and there were only a few people on the boat, even though it was Easter weekend. The cruise was very enjoyable and it gave a good overview of St. Augustine from the water. The boat stays in the intercoastal waterways and goes down to the light house. There are some good photo opportunities of the fort and downtown St. Augustine. It will be very nice when the Bridge of Lions is fully rehabbed in a couple of years.
My husband and I had a bad experience with the booking of this tour. We initially bought the tickets from the Visitor's Center, but when we arrived at the marina, we were told we could not board because it was a private tour that evening. And the guys there were not nice. So, the next day, we inquired about a refund, but were talked into taking the tour instead. We were given free passes to the Old Jail for our trouble. We finally got to go on the cruise, but the tour guide was kind of boring and really didn't do much talking. Even though it was a relaxing, nice ride, it was just average for a cruise. The Old Jail was worth the free passes - really enjoyed that.
We were given 4 tickets for this cruise by a friend so had no previous knowledge of it. Took two (adult) neighbors with us and headed down for the day. We all enjoyed it very much. As many times as we've been to St. Augustine, we'd never been out on the Bay so really found the view back towards land interesting and beautiful. The captain and the crew were very nice. They went out of their way to be helpful and the boat paused several times so those on board could watch the pods of dolphins we came across during the tour. I had no idea they frequented the waters in the Bay to the degree we saw them that day. I would highly recommend this tour.
All I can Say is Wow!!!!
Americas oldest city......
A third generation captain.....
A double decker boat with tables and chairs.......
Its St Augustines Scenic Cruise. You have the best view of all the historic sites on the coast as well as beautiful homes.
thats not even the best part. when they say SCENIC cruise they mean it. There is nothing like seeing our National Bird the American Bald Eagle in Americas oldest city. We also saw a family of dolphins or what i thought was a family. Two adults two smaller ones all following and swimming under and beside the boat.
I was with my girlfriend and it was very romantic and very relaxing.
I will go here every time i come to St Augustine. It is Definatly worth the 15 bucks it cost. the alcohol and drinks are also very cheap compared to the other places you try to drink.
We loved it.....
We took the cruise after much research and it turned out to be not much of fun. Started the cruise at 6:45PM and it lasted around 1hr 15 minutes. Altogether the skipper/commentator spoke for less than 5 minutes in the entire tour, explaining various things on the way...... felt like he was having a bad day?
One good thing was, on the top deck they had tables and chairs, where you could sit and enjoy your drink while enjoying the cruise. But it was a very SILENT/boring cruise and you could see people stretching and yawning everywhere.
We went on the trip and it was great. The crew was amazingly friendly, but the Skipper was kind of 'cold' when you tried to speak with him. Maybe he was having a bad day :-(
Saw dolphins, the ocean, the Fort, and on the northern end of the bay there are large boats anchored there and it seems that people live there year around, just anchored and being a hermit, very interesting and enjoyable ride. They sell wine, beer and pop.
Formerly the Hotel Ponce de Leon, a famous luxury resort built by Henry Flagler in 1887, this building is now
a four year, coeducational, small, independent institution which offers an array of program degrees.
Climb aboard one of these little red trains and enjoy a narrated tour with stops at all major attractions, historical
sites, restaurants, and shopping. This company has been operating since 1953 and offers seven optional tour plans.
Welcome to Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort, your beachside vacation getaway on the beautiful sandy shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Located
only minutes from downtown St. Augustine.The hotel offers comfortable beachfront accommodations and amenities, friendly approachable staff and direct beach ...
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