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El Conquistador Speedboat Thrill Ride & Tour

111-E Avenida Menendez, Slip 73, Saint Augustine, FL 32084
904-7384695
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Ranked #50 of 103 activities in Saint Augustine
Type: Boat Tours
Owner description: Conquer the nation's oldest port on a 30 or 60-minute, thrilling, hi-speed expedition. Enjoy an entertaining thrill ride & tour aboard the El... more » Owner description: Conquer the nation's oldest port on a 30 or 60-minute, thrilling, hi-speed expedition. Enjoy an entertaining thrill ride & tour aboard the El Conquistador Speedboat, focusing on St. Augustine, Florida's maritime heritage, history, landmarks, authentic stories and local marine life. Departing from St. Augustine Municipal Marina, this fun and exhilarating, narrated ride, is appropriate for children (with parents/guardians), teenagers, individuals, couples, families, history buffs...and anyone who enjoys being on the water! « less
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Jesup, Georgia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Their website says they are shut down for the 2013 season.... see you in March 2014. Now it is April. It still says it is shut down. I tried to click on the contact us button but it won't let you send an email. If you call, no one answers. You can leave a message, but no one will call... More

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

As a Jacksonville native, St. Augustine is a place I have toured often. To see it from the water was a completely new and exciting experience. The staff was extremely friendly, accommodating, and professional. The boat was comfortable and spacious. Overall I would highly recommend this activity to those who are new visitors to St. Augustine or those who have... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This was the first time myself or my boyfriend were ever on a speed boat! The staff an owner was VERY friendly. We were traveling from Tampa an running late due to typical I-4 Traffic called left a message they responded in a proper amount of time an ensured us they would wait for us to arrive being 10 min... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This was a great way to get out on the water for a few hours and enjoy some of the scenery. We saw a ton of dolphins and enjoyed the super friendly staff. Could of used a few more tour type stops with some good picture ops but it was fun and a good way to start a Saturday!

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Tampa, Fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We really enjoyed this ride. The crew was very personable and the boat was beautiful. The high speed runs, circles and figure eights had you holding your breath. The only critique I would have was I expected more of a "tour". They have both a 1/2 hour and 1 hour trip and we took the 1 hour trip expecting to... More

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ElCon1, Owner at El Conquistador Speedboat Thrill Ride & Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I appreciate your feedback. I was traveling and could not Captain this past weekend however I am not sure why 'more of a tour was not provided' but I will find out!!! I am glad you enjoyed the 'thrill ride' part and what you did get to see. Thank you again and if you... More

Jena, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

We thought that the boat only went out on Friday and Saturday and we were leaving to come home Friday. When I asked someone at the marina, I was told that they also ran on Thursdays. Our boys were excited to get to ride! There is no office at the marina; someone there said to meet the captain at the... More

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ElCon1, Owner at El Conquistador Speedboat Thrill Ride & Tour, responded to this review

I am very sorry and disappointed to hear of your experience. My reservation person is usually very responsive and if there was potential for thunder storms, my Captain may have had to cancel the trip. Please email me directly at philip@elconspeedboat.com so I can further research. Thank you and again I am very sorry to hear your trip had to... More

Bronx, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I first went to the guide that said no reservations needed. When i went to the marina I was sent across the street the office was closed. I then went on line the night before and booked the trip. The next day an hour before the scheduled ride they called to cancel.

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ElCon1, Owner at El Conquistador Speedboat Thrill Ride & Tour, responded to this review

Unfortunately, we blew an engine in August 2012 and you were provided incorrect information by one of our 3rd party ticket sellers, NOT by my reservation person. I am very sorry to hear you were provided wrong info and that you did not even get to ride the tour! I hope you will return in 2013 for a ride. If... More

Rincon, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

Our group was from age 10 to 54, we all had a great time. We took the 30 minute tour. The crew was very friendly and explained everything. When we visit St. Augustine again, we will take this ride again. I would highly recommened this, it is so much fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

Booked the 30 minute ride which for me and my family was the perfect amount of time. We were a party of 8 ranging from age 7 to 66 and everyone had a great time- I especially enjoyed the loops and figure eights! The captain and assistant were so nice and friendly.

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

We enjoyed our trip on El Conquistador! We were the only ones on there and the captain had a great time hamming it up w/my 7 yr old son. It was a lot of fun and I highly recommend it!

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