Nights of Lights Boat Tour in St. Augustine, FL

107 Yacht Club Drive, Dock A-19St. Augustine, FL 32084
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The Nights of Lights festival features millions of white lights that are draped over the nation's oldest historic district, highlighting the charming Spanish colonial architecture, and spans nearly 20 blocks! This boat tour is a unique experience that allows you to see the brilliant lights glisten from the water and provides numerous conveniences, including a variety of drinks, for a magical evening you won't forget!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our St. Augustine Travel Experts
  • Tour duration: 75 minutes.
  • Complimentary hot cocoa!
  • The 6:00PM tour is for all ages. The 7:45PM & 9:30PM is for adults only.
  • You are welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.
  • View the millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the nation’s oldest city!
  • There is a bar on board where you can purchase a variety of drinks and local favorites! No outside alcohol allowed.


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Florida Water Tours presents Nights of Lights, a Holiday Festival of Rich Tradition!

The 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.

One by one, tiny white lights make the city twinkle in the night. 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 on calm waters. We have a bar on board with a great variety of drinks and local favorites!

Duration: 75 minutes
Children are welcome on the 6:00PM tour; however, on the 7:45PM and 9:30PM tours are targeted for ages 18+.

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"Little Surfers Transform into Scientists"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2020
We've booked a dolphin cruise with this group in the past, and it was great. Let me tell you about their latest nonprofit endeavor called "Florida Water Warriors." It's a Community Science Cruise, and WE LOVED IT. We went on their inaugural launch, and this hands-on initiative is just the thing for all ages learning and understanding the delicately balanced factors that make a healthy waterway and a good time at the beach. Using a mix of sophisticated digital equipment, microscopes, and gross-motor-skill bucket drops, participants like my third grade son became immediately engaged in the data collection and plankton identification effort. From land lubbers and water lovers to oceanic experts, this cruise is a memorable and authentic experience that will convert the tourist into active participant in taking care of Florida's water and wildlife resources. The knowledgeable and charismatic crew captivated and educated us with a backdrop of sea breezes, gulls, and gentle lapping waves in the light of the golden afternoon. My son was instantly 'hooked' on marine science! To cap off the gorgeous excursion, we were visited by a green sea turtle at the dock. Book now because you can't beat the price. Free.
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"Make this a Stop on your St Aug Vacay"
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Reviewed July 23, 2020
We go on a sunset cruise every year and we’re a little worried that it wouldn’t be as good this year due to the state of things. We were wrong. It was just as great as always! Very informative tour that doesn’t constantly swamp you with information. Just some facts here and there about the city as you cruise the harbor and see the sights from a different view. There is also a bar on board. Our family also rented kayaks for a couple hours. Another great experience we will never forget. If you want to do a sightseeing cruise, this is the one to do!
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Zanesville, Ohio
"Amazing tour!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 14, 2020
Amazing tour! We saw multiple dolphins and other wildlife. Kevin was very knowledgeable as well as entertaining. We learned a lot during our hour and a half. Bonus: drinks are available to be purchased onboard. Would not hesitate to go again!
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Yulee, Florida
"Full moon cruise"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 06, 2020
We were lucky enough to have a full moon cruise with Fourth of July fireworks. What a combination! The entire crew was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. This family run business is an excellent choice with Kevin, A.J. and Captain Mike on board! Thank you guys for making our cruise fun and memorable. Can’t wait to cruise with you again for the Night of Lights! Or we may just plan a trip to St. Augustine for a sunset cruise! Thanks again guys!
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Elkton, Florida
"Group tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 26, 2020
37 of us went on the sunset cruise was outstanding due to cloud coverage no sunset was visible ran into some rain but all in all was a good time for all several dolphins and manatees were sighted would do it again
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nights of Lights Boat Tour

Where do I meet for the tour?
We are located in the Camachee Island Marina.

Florida Water Tours
107 Yacht Club Dr.
St. Augustine FL, 32084.
You will meet directly on the boat Dock A-19!

The dock is to the left of the restaurant King Fish Grill. Just before you get to the restaurant you will enter the dock to the left. Then you are going to walk down to the floating dock and head right, where you will see our boat. You MUST arrive at least 15 minutes prior to departure. You need to allow yourself enough time to park, walk down to the boat, and get checked in. We start boarding 30 mins. prior to departure.


How long is the tour?
The Nights Of Lights Boat Tour is approximately 75 minutes long.

When should I arrive?
Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour 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 King Fish Grill. Just before you get to the restaurant you will enter the dock to your left, then go right, and you will see our boat!

Can the boat accommodate a wheelchair?
The boat is not handicap accessible. However, if you use a wheelchair but can walk onto or provide assistance onto the boat (2 steps up), we have no problem taking your wheelchair with us.

What should I bring on the tour?
For daytime cruises you may bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat, bottled water, and snacks. For our cooler evening cruises, depending on the time of year, you might want to have a lightweight jacket or sweater. For the Nights of Lights cruises, bundle up!

Are children allowed on the tours?
Children over the age of 3 are welcome onboard. All passengers on the adults-only cruises must be 21+ with a valid photo ID. Children are welcome on the 6:00 pm Night of Lights Tours; however, the 7:45 pm and 9:30 pm cruises are for adults 18+.

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, we will cancel the tour. If your tour gets cancelled, we 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.