Tours in Fruit Cove

Up to 50% Off Private Charter Boat Trips

DEA Charters

Conch House Marina

$350 $175

Spend two to three hours sipping drinks and eating snacks with up to six people out on the open water

Up to 53% Off BYOB Sunset Cruise

Jax Water Tours

Vilano Pier

$78 $39

(168)

Intracoastal Waterway cruise enables guests to nab sights of wetlands and wildlife while sipping brought-along beer and wine

Up to 50% Off Pirate-Themed Historic City Walking Tours

Tour Saint Augustine Inc.

Historic Downtown

$24 $12

Pirate guides regale guests with tales of aquatic brigands and buccaneers while illuminating the history of former Spanish supply stop town

44% Off St. Augustine Historic Pub Crawl

St. Augustine City Walks

Saint Augustine

$78 $44

Take in historic tales and old pub lore while learning about fine beers, wines, and sangria on St. Augustine City Walks' signature tour

Up to 53% Off Haunted Pirate Tour

The Pirate Store

St. Augustine

$40 $19

A costumed guide regales tour-goers with spine-tingling stories highlighting St. Augustine's marauding past

49% Off Photography Walking Tour from ShutterGuide

ShutterGuide

KookaBurra Coffee

$49 $25

Lead by professional photographer and licensed city tour guide, this 2-hour walking tour shows guests St. Augustine's hidden scenic gems

Up to 53% Off Haunted Walking Tour

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine

Historic District

$30 $15

Accompanied only by lantern light, tours are led by licensed professional guide, last approximately 75 minutes, and depart daily at 8 p.m.

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Spirit Expeditions

Gainesville

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers Gainesville's most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 48% Off Horse-Farm Walking Tour

The Gypsy Gold Farm

Ocala

$60 $32

(105)

Tour introduces visitors to rare horses & delves into vibrant subculture that began breeding them

Up to 46% Off Private Boat Charter for Up to Six

A Cruising Down the River

On Location

$60 $35

Captain conducts relaxing, educational scenic tours aboard a pontoon boat; passengers may see alligators, turtles, snakes, and various birds

Up to 68% Off at Emerald Princess II Casino

Emerald Princess Casino

Jekyll Island

$30 $10

Aboard four decks of a cruise ship, guests can gamble, eat dinner, and take in ocean breezes

Up to 50% Off Ecological River Cruise

St. Johns River Cruises

Orange City

$22 $12

Leisurely two-hour cruise upon St. Johns River puts riders up close with manatees, alligators, bald eagles, and limpkins

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Sailing smoothly since its maiden voyage last fall, the 155-foot Jacks or Better Casino harbors more than 180 ticket-operated slot machines, which allow bettors to digitally select the stake of each spin (from $.01 to $25). Chomp chicken tenders ($5) or a hot dog ($3) and examine the table games found on deck, featuring blackjack, craps, roulette, three-card poker, and baccarat ($5 to $1,000 limits), or place a wager on the ship's virtual sportsbook, which supplies betting options for collegiate and professional contests across the globe.

1371 South Walnut Street
Starke,
FL
US

Though they're certainly adept at standing still, buildings and monuments present their own set of challenges for people trying to take pictures of them. To surmount these complications, the professional photographers at ShutterGuide set out on two-hour walking tours, teaching groups how to best frame the landmarks on their route. For each site, they demonstrate a different camera technique that suits the landscape, such as adjusting the composition or keeping photo-bombing statues out of the frame. Guests can capture snapshots with nearly any type of lens—even the one on their smartphone.

The tours cover photography topics from lighting to metering and depth of field, but they're also a lesson in history. During the walk, guides dole out trivia on the city's past. They take a maximum of eight people in every group and accommodate aspiring shutterbugs of all skill levels.

24 Cathedral Pl.
St. Augustine,
FL
US

Ripley's Red Train Tours range from daily explorations of the city to nightly supernatural adventures. Guests can get on and off the open-air Red Train Trolley anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. as it stops at spots including San Sebastian Winery, Mission Nombre de Dios, and the oldest house. Alternately, they can embark on a Ghost Train Adventure to explore the city at night armed with an EMF Ghost-Meter. Other tours include seasonal Sunset Tours that take advantage of the long days of summer, the bay front’s cooler temperatures, and a recent peace treaty signed by the mayor of St. Augustine and the local merfolk. There are also Black History Tours that showcase local spots that were important in the Civil Rights Movement, including Zora Neale Hurston’s former residence and the site of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1964 arrest.

170 San Marco Avenue
St. Augustine,
Florida
US

The Sea & Sky Krucker Cygnet, the aircraft of choice at Duckwing Triking, may resemble a hang-glider with a motor, but a flight in it is more than just gliding about in the breeze. Called a "trike" because of its three wheels, it's an amphibian vehicle, meaning it can take off from land or water and it hatches from aquatic larva instead of being made in a factory. The pilots at Duckwing love teaching others about this unusual craft, which is why every flight is a lesson instead of just a ride-along. Passengers get a chance to take the controls and soar above the Gulf of Mexico, and St. Joseph Sound.

4300 Lakeshore Dr.
Fleming Island,
FL
US

The lore of The Dungeons Haunted Attractions's haunted house—the Hoard—is gruesome. Out of an sizable expedition of investigators who visited the house to examine a severe case of hoarding, only one man survived. His horrifying experience would send him to the brink of insanity. Today, visitors are led through the haunted house filled with bloodied actors who aim to terrify with spooky personas and enormous collections of National Geographic magazines.

2493 State Road 16
Green Cove Springs,
FL
US

When the Jacksonville Zoo first opened in 1914, it had only one attraction––a red fawn. Today, nearly a century later, it’s home to more than 2,000 rare and exotic animals and 1,000 plant species, and welcomes an ever-changing lineup of visiting exhibits. Guests stroll along the boardwalk in a large, open environment called the Plains of East Africa, where cheetah, antelope, and warthogs roam in environs that simulate their native habitat. The African loop also includes Elephant Plaza, where elephants stir up tidal waves playing marco polo in a 275,000-gallon pool. Visitors can also pet and feed stingrays, stand eye-to-eye with a giraffe, and head to the award-winning Range of the Jaguar exhibit to roam a replica of an abandoned Mayan temple. During summer months, kids get wet at the Play Park and Splash Ground, where they can climb into a treehouse or peer through an underwater window to see penguins swimming overhead.

After guests explore the wildlife, rest and relaxation await within botanical gardens such as the Asian Bamboo garden, where patrons cross a traditional moon gate to see a tranquil waterfall, komodo dragons, and an interactive bamboo mist forest. The zoo also features a carousel, train rides, and several restaurants where humans can tap into their own wild instincts by hunting their natural prey—the sandwich.

370 Zoo Pkwy
Jacksonville,
FL
US