Captain Russ welcomes you aboard! Our boat rides on the waters surrounding St. Augustine will take you sightseeing in the oldest city in the United States. Our tours offer views of the beautiful, historic downtown, the landmark Bridge of Lions, the lighthouse, and more. Common sightings include dolphins, a variety of marine bird life, and perhaps a quick glimpse of a sea turtle or manatee. All tours accommodate 2-20 passengers. No Groupon or special discount code required for a first class tour. Native Sun Tours has been in business for fifteen years. We also operate all year round. All our tours are non smoking, non vaping, no drugs, no weapons, (the dolphins are friendly).
Boat Tours & Rates
Highlights by Water Tour
Enjoy the cool breeze from the Atlantic Ocean on a hot summer day as we cruise around the beautiful waters of the Matanzas Bay and Intracoastal Waterway for your own waterfront perspective of many of the city’s most popular highlights, including the St. Augustine Lighthouse, Castillo de San Marco National Monument, the Bridge of Lions, Flagler College, and more. We also focus on wildlife and nature viewing – Natural Florida is all around St. Augustine and just a boat ride away. This trip lasts approx. 1 hour. Departs from the Conch House Marina on Anastasia Island, just a short distance from historic downtown across the Bridge of Lions.
Wrap up your day as the sun sets on scenic downtown St. Augustine and enjoy a complimentary beer, wine, soda, or water. We’ll cruise around the Matanzas River and Inlet while enjoying views of the Bridge of Lions and the Castillo de San Marcos. . (We’re not a booze cruise and just kindly request you partake responsibly.) Sunset tours are available by reservation. Times will vary depending on time of sunset. This trip lasts approx. 1 hour. Departs from the Conch House Marina on Anastasia Island, just a short distance from historic downtown across the Bridge of Lions.
Nights of Lights
Sparkly lights! Our evening boat tours from Nov. 18 through Jan. 31celebrate the beauty and festivity of the Old City’s Nights of Lights. St. Augustine in the evening is already a beautiful scene, but the city puts on a glowing show for the holidays, dressing up downtown with hundreds of white lights that look stunning from a waterfront view. We cruise the waterfront to enjoy the light show, while also taking in the landmarks that make the city so very special. This year we will be offering a tour on the 24th and the25th, special pricing applies. You can have some fun viewing the lights with our special 3D glasses.
Nights can be on the cool-side, so make sure to dress appropriately for the weather. This trip lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
Tip: Nights of Lights also makes a fantastic private charter for your group!
Departs from the Conch House Marina on Anastasia Island, just a short distance from historic downtown across the Bridge of Lions.
Private charters are tailored to your group’s needs and interests, whether you want to organize a family gathering, take photographs, birdwatch, beach comb, swim, or have other special requests. Our privately chartered boat tours are perfect for family outings and reunions, special occasions, luncheons, outdoor classroom settings, team building, burial at sea, celebration of life and more. The size of our vessel (a 20 passenger pontoon with full shade, music and facilities) make our private tours affordable for your smaller group, as well. The private charter allows you to rent the whole boat with captain and bring your own food and beverages, alcohol as well. (Pricing is determined by duration of the boat ride and number of passengers.) Call Captain Russ to discuss options for your private boat charter.