St. Augustine Kayak Company

Lighthouse Park

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Experienced instructor leads kayakers down waterways such as Hospital Creek & Salt Run during three-hour tours with all equipment included

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Promotional value expires May 30, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 11 or older. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Before the invention of kayaks, water sports were limited to lily-pad checkers and underwater spelling bees. Take advantage of modern-day aquatic pastimes with today’s Groupon from St. Augustine Kayak Company. Choose between the following options:

  • For $35, you get an approximately three-hour lesson and guided tour for one (an $80 value).
  • For $65, you get an approximately three-hour lesson and guided tour for two in a tandem kayak (a $160 value).<p>

St. Augustine Kayak Company transforms land-locked creatures into river-top sightseers with kayak lessons and guided trips. First-time paddlers get instruction from John Webb, a Florida native who has experience kayaking on nearly every type of water body, from lakes and rivers to the Intracoastal Waterway, the Gulf of Mexico, and treacherous neighborhood bathtubs. Solo guests get their own 15.5-foot kayak equipped with a roomy cockpit good for all skill levels, while pairs cozy up in a tandem for the roughly three-hour guided trip, which includes paddles and life-safety vests. In groups of no more than seven people, kayakers row leisurely down Hospital Creek, St. Augustine Waterfront, or Salt Run in Anastasia State Park, stopping at points along the way to cool off with a swim or to grow a beard and reenact the first half-hour of Cast Away. The company also supplies each tripper with a dry-bag for stowing water, snacks, sunglasses, and sunscreen, or even a camera and binoculars to better admire colorful spoonbills, egrets, herons, and other local wildlife.

White Ibis Tours

The goal of the knowledgeable guides at White Ibis Tours is to get you out on the water, no matter the season. Their signature pontoon tours and kayak trips are designed to highlight the area’s unique ecology and sites, including the San Sebastian and Matanzas Rivers, Castillo de San Marcos and the Lighthouse. For those who wish to map out their own journeys, the business rents sit-on-top and sit-inside kayaks in both tandem and single models.

Customer Reviews

We booked a sunset tour with John. He was easy-going, flexible, friendly and informative. He met us at the gate and we boarded the pontoon. The pontoon had newly installed furniture, very clean and comfortable. John gave us fun factoids about the waterways, landmarks and historic town of St. Augustine. He offered us music of our choice, water and blankets. The highlight of our trip was the sighting of almost a dozen dolphins cresting. At the end of our trip we saw a mama and it's calf just a few yards from the pontoon! John recommended the Creekside diner for dinner which was also a thumbs-up! Would definitely do this again!
Stacey L. · March 22, 2017
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Thank you - looking forward to taking you out again - John
Merchant replied · November 16, 2016
Accommodating, friendly, easy going, knowledgable and a good length of on the water time. Well worth it, highly recommend!
Tanya C. · September 19, 2016
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Thank you - looking forward to taking you out again - John
Merchant replied · November 16, 2016
We would definitely go w/Captain John again. We enjoyed all the history he was able to provide us! Fun time!
Jacqueline A. · August 2, 2016
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Thank you - looking forward to taking you out again - John
Merchant replied · November 16, 2016
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    Lighthouse Park

    442 Ocean Vista Ave.

    St. Augustine, FL 32080

    +19048295050

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