Nights of Lights Boat Tour in St. Augustine, FL

Florida Water Tours107 Yacht Club Drive, Dock A-19St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Experience the enchantment of St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights Boat Tour by Florida Water Tours! Cruise along Matanzas Bay surrounded by millions of sparkling lights illuminating the city’s historic architecture, from the Bridge of Lions to Castillo de San Marcos. The friendly crew will share captivating stories, making this a magical and informative adventure.

up to 1.2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

  • The cruises will last approximately 1.25 hours (75 minutes) and include complimentary 3D glasses.
  • Tours aboard the 35-foot Island Breeze pontoon boat are family-friendly and BYOB. The Osprey vessel's 6:45 pm tour time only is for all ages.
  • The Osprey is a 45-foot pontoon boat with an onboard bar and is strictly adults only (21+) for the 8:15pm and 9:45pm tours.
  • View the millions of twinkling lights that create a magical atmosphere in the nation’s oldest city!
  • On the Osprey, there is a bar onboard offering a variety of drinks and local favorites for purchase! No outside alcohol allowed.


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Make the holidays memorable with the Nights of Lights Boat Tour of St. Augustine's famous holiday festival!

The Nights of Lights festival traces its origins to the Spanish tradition of displaying a white candle in the window during the Christmas holidays. The spectacular lighting reflects the city’s 450-year history and illuminates the beautiful setting for lasting holiday memories.

Set out on this scenic cruise to see millions of tiny white lights that illuminate the city's ancient architecture, including the magnificent Bridge of Lions, the historic Castillo de San Marcos, and the charming waterfront. From the Saturday before Thanksgiving to the end of January, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic from the ground to the rooftops. Selected by National Geographic as one of the 10 best holiday lighting displays in the world in 2014, the festival is an unforgettable sight!

Enjoy the best seat in town aboard the Osprey OR Island Breeze on the calm waters of St. Augustine's Matanzas Bay. Enjoy the onboard bar of the Osprey, featuring a great variety of drinks and local favorites available for purchase! Or choose the family-friendly cruise on the Island Breeze that is BYOB only. And don't forget your camera, because you'll want to capture the beauty of St. Augustine's Nights of Lights from the unique vantage point of the water.

Whether you're a local looking to celebrate the holidays or a traveler seeking a truly magical experience, the St. Augustine Nights of Lights Boat Tour by Florida Water Tours is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Reserve your spot now and get ready to be awestruck by the sheer beauty of it all.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nights of Lights Boat Tour

Where does the Nights of Lights Boat Tour depart?

The tours depart from Florida Water Tours at the Camachee Island Marina, located at 107 Yacht Club Dr. St. Augustine, FL, 32084. The boats are just a short walk around the corner from their office, next to the restaurant KingFish Grill. You will meet directly on the boat. The Osprey will be docked at A-19. The Island Breeze will be docked at A-12.

How long is the tour?

The Nights Of Lights Boat Tour lasts approximately 75 minutes.

When should I arrive?

Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. They suggest arriving at least 30 minutes before tour time if you are unfamiliar with the area. Boarding begins 10 to 15 minutes prior to your tour's start time. The boat will leave on time.

Where do I park?

As you pull into Camachee Cove, take the very first right immediately after the entrance and park facing the road, A1A, across from our retail shop. To avoid a towing expense, please do not park in the store/business parking spaces. You will then walk through the parking lot towards KingFish Grill. Just before you get to the restaurant you will enter the dock to your left, then go right, and you will see the boat.

Can the boat accommodate a wheelchair?

The boat is not wheelchair accessible. However, if you use a wheelchair but can walk onto or provide assistance onto the boat (2 steps up), they will have no problem taking your wheelchair along with the tour.

What should I bring on the tour?

It can be a bit chilly on the water so bring a jacket or sweater. Rubber soled shoes are also recommended. No heels. If you book the Island Breeze: You are welcome to BYOB. Florida Water Tours sells alcoholic beverages in their marina shop that you are able to bring on board. However, if you book the Osprey: Alcoholic beverages are sold on board for those 21 and older, including local favorites! No outside alcohol is permitted.

Are children allowed on the tours?

Children over the age of 3 are welcome onboard the Island Breeze boat and the Osprey's 6:45 tour only. All passengers on the adults-only cruises must be 21and older with a valid photo ID.

Can we feed the dolphins?

No. This is strictly prohibited.

Is there a bathroom onboard?

Yes, there is a bathroom onboard the boat.

What happens in the case of rain?

If there is a small craft advisory or lightning, the tour will be cancelled. If your tour gets cancelled, the tour operator will contact you as soon as the captain knows and you can reschedule it for another time. All tickets are non-refundable but can be used at a later time and are transferable.