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St. Augustine, Florida Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended St. Augustine Family-friendly activities

St Augustine: Nights of Lights Tour by Electric Cart

1. St Augustine: Nights of Lights Tour by Electric Cart

Explore St. Augustine's magical Nights of Lights from the comfort of an electric cart. Visit the most important landmarks in Florida's oldest city in a unique ride, full of Christmas spirit. More than 3 million white lights decorate the city of St. Augustine, in what has become a must for visitors looking for a scenic night in town. Starting your tour at the St. Augustine Waterfront, you will get a night time overview of the best sites and brightest decorations. This 45 minute tour will drive through the Plaza de la Constitucion, St. Augustine's city center, with its impressive Christmas tree and thousands of lights adorning the surrounding tress and foliage. Your ride will be complemented with Christmas songs, ideal for setting the mood to pass by several sites in city, like the Flagler College, the Lightner Building, among others.

St. Augustine: Nights of Lights Pirate Ship Tour

2. St. Augustine: Nights of Lights Pirate Ship Tour

Hop aboard a pirate ship and take in St. Augustine's Nights of Lights from the water. Get into the festive spirit with Christmas music and jokes, then admire the downtown lights at Christmastime. After boarding the pirate ship, set off on your ride under the Bridge of Lions. Watch the sunset before seeing millions of lights turning on in downtown St. Augustine. As you marvel at the world-famous lights from the deck of a pirate ship, join the pirate crew in singing and dancing to holiday music. Throughout the tour, take advantage of the snacks and drinks from the onboard bar, at your own expense. Enjoy an experience that's only available during the holiday season.

St. Augustine: Swimming with the Dolphins Entry Ticket

3. 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: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

4. St. Augustine: Treasure Hunt Cruise with Onboard Show

Join in on a 1.5-hour voyage which includes a first-rate, interactive show onboard a real pirate ship. The ship was designed and built for its purpose, to be a floating performance stage for live pirate shows. The goal is to provide a wide variety of dynamic and interactive entertainment programs that suit all ages. The crew's ambition is to deliver the best pirate show in Florida, regardless of the audience age group. The performance is rehearsed but not scripted, allowing the pirates to improvise and interact with the crowd. No other attraction can live up to this exhilarating and unique adventure.

St. Augustine: Marineland Dolphin Meet & Greet

5. 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: Marineland Dolphin Encounter

6. 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: Potter's Wax Museum Ticket

7. St. Augustine: Potter's Wax Museum Ticket

Discover America's first wax museum located in the heart of historic St. Augustine, Florida. This wax museum offers guests the ability to interact with over 160 wax figures, ranging from Hollywood A-listers to individuals who have shaped national history. The inspiration behind Potter's Wax Museum came from a childhood trip to London taken by founder, George L. Potter. As a child, he was mesmerized by the life like figures and wanted to share his enjoyment with the American public. In 1947, Potter began contracting with GEMS of London, a noted wax studio, to create one of a kind figures for his museum. Potter employed artists from all over Europe to aide in this project with the wax imported from France, hair from Italy, and the sculpting taking place in Belgium. Opening it's doors in 1949, Potter's Wax Museum has served as an interactive, educational and fun attraction for visitors to the ancient city.

St. Augustine History Museum Experience

8. St. Augustine History Museum Experience

A combination of historical displays and private collections brings over 400 years of Florida’s history to life. The museum features displays of the various countries, such as England, Spain and France that have ruled over St. Augustine. Guests can visit the Spanish sunken treasure room, a Timucan Indian Village, and our Florida Cracker trading post. During this tour you will explore how St. Augustine and Florida grew and prospered under Spanish, British, French, and American rules. Experience the building of Flagler's Railroad that started in St. Augustine and went 128 miles out to sea to Key West. From the Indians to the Spanish Galleons and Pirates to the Revolutionary War, you will find Florida's history a truly fascinating story!

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What people are saying about St. Augustine, Florida

Our group had 10 people ranging in age from 2 to 76. We did the dolphin encounter and everyone loved it. We were able to interact with Ollie the dolphin much more than I expected. The staff were knowledgeable and catered to our large group. This is a wonderful family outing.

Our cart/tour driver, Wendy, was excellent. She made the trip humorous, informative, and fun. We weren't expecting as much area information, but learned some interesting facts about St. Augustine. Would highly recommend this company during your visit to the city.

So much fun to see our grandchildren enjoy the pirate ship voyage while we enjoyed the beautiful time on the water. Just the right amount of time !

Beautiful.....just what we needed to top off the holidays. All should have the experience of seeing this.

Driver was very friendly and fun and good at maneuvering thru heavy traffic. We all enjoyed our ride!