We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best thing to do in St. Augustine”

St. Augustine ECO Tours
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Explore St. Augustine! St. Augustine ECO Tours offers guided Kayak, Catamaran & Boat tours of the beautiful marshes & waterways surrounding St. Augustine, Florida. Join our passionate naturalists on an excursion of your choice. The dolphin & nature boat tour is the most popular and covers the most distance. Listen to dolphins with underwater microphones and get the best photos of your trip. Kayak, Boat & Catamaran sailing trips available daily by reservation. Let’s GO!
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best thing to do in St. Augustine”
Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous morning kayak trip with our guide, Zach. We saw a bald eagle, dolphins, osprey, egrets and a heron. Wonderful paddling. This was my second outing with ECO Tours in just over a year and I cannot say enough about their professionalism and customer service. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
2 Thank Amy B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

617 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    583
    28
    6
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Chedworth
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Best way to experience the coastal waters”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Travelling as a foursome, we picked this very personalised small boat tour and had an extremely informative trip late afternoon with our experienced and knowledgeable sailor, boatman, guide and Eco expert Kyle. We saw many different birds, watched dolphins and were abel to listen to the latter underwater with the sonar equipment the boat has. We also learned about the coast and the continuing changes of the sea and landscape of the area. It got a little cold as the sun was setting behind a cloud but fleece blankets, sweaters and jackets are available if needed. This is a much better tour than a chug around the bay in a large boat and well worth the extra cost. The boat was brand new, had a 4 stroke quiet engine so you don't get the gas fumes like on many other boats. Don't miss this tour it if you want time on the water.

Visited February 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank PhillipN741
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Etoile Texas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Enriching! And Fun!”
Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

From the thoughtful Angie at the welcome center to the experienced and personable John, our guide, this was a great ride which will enrich two hours of your life! The perspective of Saint Augustine, the birds, the natural habitat, the dolphins, the moored boats, the bridges, the water and the ski, they all put on a great show. The kayaks are well built, safe, and easy to paddle and the adventure is well worth the time!

Helpful?
1 Thank Tim C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SAETPgm_Mgr, Front Office Manager at St. Augustine ECO Tours, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Thanks for sharing your feedback! Sounds like you had a great time and we hope you'll join us again if you find yourself in St. Augustine. Until then, have a great 2013!
Sincerely,
Angie
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
St. Augustine, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

An amazing 1 1/2 hour boat trip with a very knowledgeable guide named Joe. I have fished and boated these waters much of my life (a native), and Joe taught me things I never knew. His knowledge of the flora and fauna were just incredible and could answer any question deftly. If you happen to be not into the nature thing, you get an awesome boat ride around the bay and river.

Visited January 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Jagsfan62
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Morning Tour after the Rain”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We had a morning tour with Eco Tours after a front came through, and everything was fresh and active. Two brown pelicans followed us for almost the whole trip, and we saw numerous ospreys, cormorants, anhingas, terns and an assortment of shorebirds. Several sightings of dolphins pleased all of the passengers. It was a delightful way to spend Saturday morning!

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank Kay W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed St. Augustine ECO Tours also viewed

 

Been to St. Augustine ECO Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing