Plan Your Next Water Adventure in St. Augustine, Florida

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As the saying goes, everything is more enjoyable on the water, and we couldn't agree more. You can go fishing at St. John's County Pier, take an airboat tour, or kayak the marshland at Anastasia State Park. And while there are plenty of great things to do on land, you won't want to miss the chance to explore our beautiful waterways and oceanfront areas. Be sure to check out the beaches, estuaries, marshes, and Intracoastal Waterway for some of the best water activities in St. Augustine.


St. Augustine offers some of the best fishing in the state, with a variety of species available both inshore and offshore. Book a charter and try your hand at catching kingfish, grouper, cobia, and even shark. Or, if you prefer to stay closer to shore, you can fish from bridges, piers, boats, kayaks, or even right in the surf. When you book your stay with Coastal Realty Vacation Rentals, you'll be just steps away from the St. Johns County Ocean & Fishing Pier, where you can spend the day fishing while your kids play in the spray-ground.

Paddleboarding, Kayaking, and Canoeing

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Explore the stunning sand dunes and narrow waterways at Anastasia State Park with a paddleboard, kayak, or canoe rental from Anastasia Water Sports. With such a rich ecosystem, it’s the perfect place to keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife like manatees, sea turtles, and marsh birds as you leisurely explore the 1600-acre park. They offer affordable tours that are perfect for the whole family, so don’t miss a chance to stop by and see them.

Surfing Lessons

Learn to ride the waves with St. Augustine Surf School, ranked one of the best in the world with over 200 five-star reviews. Choose from private or group lessons and learn from some of the most knowledgeable instructors in Florida. They’ve been helping people learn to surf for years. Plus, the skills you’ll learn here will ensure you’ll have fun in the water for years to come.

Sightseeing Cruise

View of St. Augustine, Fl from the water at sunset

Take in the picturesque beauty of St. Augustine from a whole new perspective with a scenic sightseeing cruise aboard the Victory III with St. Augustine Scenic Cruise. The old-world beauty is breathtaking to behold, and with a leisurely cruise, you’ll be able to see the city's Spanish-influenced architecture and historic district while relaxing on the peaceful water.

Airboat Tour

If leisure isn’t what you’re looking for, book an adrenaline-pumping adventure on an airboat with a tour from Sea Serpent Tours. Captain Mike Blount and his daughter, Captain Becca, provide entertainment as you tour freshwater creeks and scope out local wildlife like alligators, turtles, and reptiles. When you cruise through the tributaries on their Sea Dragon or Fire Dragon Airboats, you’ll get to see the wild side of St. Augustine.

Jet Skiing

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Keep your heart pumping as you experience the thrill of cutting through the waves or cruising down the river with a jet ski rental. Raging Water Sports offers a variety of watercraft options and guided tours so you can get up close to some of the incredible St. Augustine wildlife like pelicans, ospreys, and even dolphins! Whether you're looking for a leisurely ride down the Intracoastal Waterway or the excitement of jumping waves in the surf, they've got you covered.


Soar above Anastasia Island and get a birds-eye view of St. Augustine with a parasailing tour from St. Augustine Parasail. Keep an eye out for dolphins, jellyfish, and rays as you float in the quiet skies. You can even try to scope out your vacation home from Coastal Realty Vacations Rentals! The view of the historic district is unmatched when on a parasailing tour, and the team will even document your adventure, so you’ll have tons of photos from this exhilarating activity you can keep forever.

Book Your St. Augustine Vacation Today

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Experience the best of St. Augustine's water activities with a luxury vacation rental at Crestone House. We have ground-floor 1–2-bedroom condos and 2-3-bedroom townhomes featuring gorgeous oceanfront views. All our homes include a fully stocked kitchen, cozy furniture, and private balconies so when you’re tired from a day of exciting water fun, you can come home to your beautiful vacation rental, and unwind in comfort and style. With prime beachfront locations, you’re steps away from the shore, so you’ll be able to venture to the beach with ease. Crestone House will quickly steal your heart. Book today and discover why so many visit us year after year.