Private Tours & Team Building Adventures

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Backcountry Kayak Trip/Private Kayak
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This specialized Backcountry Kayak Trip is great for anyone wanting extra time on the water in a different location. With four locations throughout St. Augustine, grab a friend and have a private paddle on the water. $125 per person. Please give us a call at 904-377-7245 for more information, times, and to make a reservation

Locations:  Moses Creek,  Favor-Dykes,  Washington Oak Gardens,  Guana River-Tidal Side

Hourly Sailing – Sailboat
Is 2-hours on the water not enough? Then our hourly sailing tour is right for you. This private tour for up to 6 people is ideal for groups wanting extra time on the water. With a minium of 3 hours on the water, explore the unique waters of the estuary and learn about the amazing wildlife. With comfortable seating and a trampoline for a seat between the sea and sky, your Coast Guard Certified Captain will navigate the waters. $125 per hour on the water. If this is something you are interested in please give us a call at 904-377-7245 so we can best accommodate you.


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We offer the perfect solution for an UNFORGETTABLE proposal or intimate wedding ceremony.Allow our Captain to sail you and your sweetie into the beautiful waters of historic St. Augustine as you prepare to embark on your new life together. A sunset proposal or a wedding with a few of your closest friends – rest assured your romantic sail will be an intimate occasion that you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Boating – 2 hour Beachcombing
This special trip is tailor-made for anyone with a little curiosity about the world in which we live. Spend time learning from a professional interpretive naturalist about some of the living treasures that surround us but often go unnoticed. The fascinating ecosystems which are the basis for much of the ocean’s diversity are revealed in a fun and relaxed outing for the whole family.


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Fiddler crabs, oysters, sea grasses, marine worms, shells, algae, jellyfish, birds, plants and reptiles will not just be identified, but explored and explained. From the micro to the macro, this is a journey that can be enjoyed by the young and the young at heart. So bring a sense of adventure and prepare to be delighted by an educational visit to some of the less explored areas of the salt marsh and marsh island hammocks.

To book this 2 hour experience for $275, please give us a call at 904-377-7245 so we can best accommodate your group.

2 hour Private Photography Tour
Whether a professional with all the major equipment or an amateur with a trusty point-and-shoot camera, if you love taking photographs, we have the trip for you! The unique perspective of being on the water allows for less background cropping and more room for beautiful scenery in every picture. There is no better platform for capturing a great moment than our highly maneuverable vessels which can access shallow waters and get close to shore for that perfect shot!
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You can capture great photos on our regularly scheduled Dolphin & Nature Boat Tour, but if you really want the opportunity to shoot uninhibited then the photography tour is for you!
Advantages of booking a PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR:
  • No one else’s interests matter but your own!
  • The ability to spend unlimited time waiting for just the right shot, whether it’s 20 minutes with an amazing shorebird or getting just the right sunset lighting for a landscape photo.*If you’re really interested in photographing birds – ask for lower tide trips.
  • Only $275

If this sounds like the trip for you please give us a call at 904-377-7245 so we can let you know what is available.

Team Building Adventures

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In addition to our daily trips, St. Augustine Eco Tours offers customized group adventures and team-building programs. All programs are catered specifically to your group’s size and goals. Whether it is a fun eco tour or a team-building event complete with ice breakers and team goals, our experienced staff will provide a memorable experience.
(Our group coordinator is available to discuss the options and customizations depending on the size of your group, budget, and schedule.)

Kayak Eco Adventure

This adventure will begin with some fun ice breakers to pair up and then an on-land instruction to get everyone comfortable with their equipment. Then we will paddle out in our very stable and comfortable kayaks. Your guides will teach you about the eco-system and wildlife as you paddle leisurely through the beautiful salt marshes. No experience is necessary for this program.

Kayak Team-building Adventure

Take our kayaking tour to another level by incorporating a team-building mission. No experience is necessary. After our on-land ice breakers and instruction we will set out on a goal of either circumnavigating a Julia’s island, or paddling to it and going through our beach obstacle course of games, all depending on daily tides. Our facilitators will customize this program to your group’s specific goals. Whether it’s a group of coworkers or colleagues who rarely get together, we’ll be sure everyone is laughing through this program!

Research Boat Eco Adventure

Our research vessels were selected specifically for safety & wildlife viewing. Our passionate captains will teach you all about the wonders of our waterways. Boats are equipped with hydrophones to listen to dolphins & fish under water, binoculars to view and identify birdlife and refractometers to measure the salinity of our waterways. Check out what lives in the bell of a jelly ball, or watch an osprey snatch a mullet from the river. These trips are incredibly educational, memorable, & relaxing experiences for any group.

Eco Scavenger Hunt

1 or 2 groups of 6 will board our Eco Research vessels for a challenging scavenger hunt. Groups
will brainstorm for answers to clues and then navigate their way to the various points on the

Eco Extravaganza

This program is totally a-la-carte and works for large groups. Our group coordinator will sit down with you to customize an adventure that incorporates our research vessels, kayaks, and catamaran sail boat. This may include various programs throughout your stay in St. Augustine, or a one day back-to-back adventure team-building sail and cruise adventure which will ensure your group will be left with plenty of memories!