St Augustine Eco Tours – Explore by Boat
Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of historic downtown Saint Augustine, you can find the natural side of the Old City and the First Coast. Our St Augustine eco tours take you on an exploration of the Matanzas River, where we can step into a bit of real Florida without going far from the city.
You’ll climb onboard our comfortable boat, a 24-foot Carolina Skiff, to watch for dolphins and other wildlife, as we bring you into the heart of the beautiful Matanzas on Florida’s First Coast. This waterway stretches for 20 miles from St Augustine to the south as a natural portion of the larger Intracoastal Waterway of Florida’s east coast.
Private St Augustine Boat Tours
At this time, we are converting all of our tours to private trips – only a single group of 2-6 passengers for any given trip. (No extra cost is incurred by you.) Our captain will be wearing a mask during on- and off-boarding and we ask passengers to do the same. We are also sanitizing our skiff between all trips.
We’ve Got Your Trip to St Augustine, Florida Covered
Whether you’re a local Saint Augustine resident or a visitor, Native Sun Tours offers you the chance to spend a few hours experiencing the Matanzas River and its connecting creeks and surrounding tidal marshes.
Beyond the historic streets of St. Augustine, our region offers an abundance of natural areas that reflect the beauty of Real Florida. The Matanzas River is one of those natural treasures that beckons you to experience the natural wonder of Northeast Florida.
With his years of experience on various waterways on both the east and west coast of Florida, Captain Russ has an old salt’s knowledge of near-shore waters and their native occupants. He’ll keep an eye out for dolphins and other marine life (we might even spot a sea turtle or manatee), while giving you an interesting and informative overview of the area.
Relax and Enjoy
The Matanzas waterway is one that encourages you to sit back for a spell and soak in the unique beauty of the area. With an experienced captain at the helm, you can relax and enjoy the trip, while he takes care of the navigation.