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“great great trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Augustine ECO Tours

St. Augustine ECO Tours
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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!
Soddy Daisy, Tennessee
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great great trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

We did both the catamaran tour and the dolphins eco tour in the same day and both were wonderful . We learned a lot about dolphins, st augustine tides and all animals within the area. It was told in a fun way , made me want to go back to school and be a marine biologist . Would recommend to anyone.

Visited May 2014
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SAETPgm_Mgr, Front Office Manager at St. Augustine ECO Tours, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Wow! It sounds like you guys had a full day out on the water! Each of our trips try to offer something a little different and we love to give you an excellent experience out on the water. Sharing our knowledge about dolphins and the other wildlife of the area is our favorite part of the day. We're so glad you decided to come out with us and just so you know, it's never too late to learn about the amazing wildlife in our world! Thank you so much for your support and raving review!

Cheers!
Robin
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Muncie, Indiana
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing, well worth the $$!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went on tour with Captain Kyle who was very knowledgable! Saw several dolphins and lots of cool birds! One of the best tours around!

Visited May 2014
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St. Johns, Florida
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3 reviews
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“very worthwhile tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful time out in the tandem kayak. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna that we had the pleasure of seeing. We were able to paddle up close to Castillo de San Marcos and witness the firing of the cannon. We saw dolphins, many species of birds, crabs, jellyfish, jumping fish, and had a very rare sighting of a small shark in the marsh area. It was a wonderful experience. My husband and I highly recommend it.

Visited May 2014
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Thank MaleaO
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SAETPgm_Mgr, Front Office Manager at St. Augustine ECO Tours, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you so much for the amazing review! Kayaking is a great way to get up close and personal with the diverse wildlife in our area. Spotting birds, jellyfish, and dolphins plus all of the other wildlife makes the trip even more amazing. Sharks are an important part of our eco system here and spotting them means this area is healthy! We really appreciate the recommendation and hope you join us again in the future!

Cheers!
Robin
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Decatur, Georgia
2 reviews
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“Excellent Guided kayak trip with Jody”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2014

We went out on the tandem kayaking trip with Jody as guide and had a splendid time! After a few instructions about using the tandem with rudders (first time for that for us) we got right to paddling. There were four tandem kayaks, so one person got to paddle in the kayak with the guide. You don't have to sign up with someone to do the tandem. Paddling in the inlet area was awesome- somewhat relaxing with the current and somewhat challenging against the current. The best part was paddling right where the dolphins were playing! We had time to sit and watch them and did not have to rush off. The whole trip was a great balance of communing with nature, getting some upper body exercise, and learning a few things about the St. Augustine Eco system.

Visited May 2014
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Kansas City
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128 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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“Enjoyed getting out on the water”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

This was well worth out time. Our guide Adam was very knowledgeable. I requested that we see Manatees and since there are only about 3000 in all of Florida, that was a tall order. He came thru with a pair about a mile from our take off point. They only surface their snout, but it was well worth our ride.
We saw dolphins eating as well as an informative discussion on a clam bed area. Seeing the area from the water gave us a more well rounded feel of the area.

Visited May 2014
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SAETPgm_Mgr, Front Office Manager at St. Augustine ECO Tours, responded to this review, May 9, 2014
“Enjoyed getting out on the water”

Wow! This sounds like it was an awesome trip. Seeing manatees are rare even for us and we always love being able to show you guys what you are most interested in. Manatees usually only surface once every 15 minutes when resting to breathe. Dolphins are also a fun sighting in this area. Thank you so much for the feedback and don’t forget about the return customer discount of $5 off per person!

Cheers!
Robin
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