St. Augustine Scenic Cruise

By | July 31, 2013

The Scenic Cruise is, hands-down, one of our favorite ways to spend an evening, an afternoon or late morning; gently cruising the Matanzas River aboard the Victory III with Captain Usina at the helm.

The Victory III
St. Augustine Scenic Cruise

See the St. Augustine skyline, the Castillo, and the Mission Cross all from avery different perspective.

The Usina family has been ferrying folks around the bayfront since the early 1900’s. The family settled in the area known as North Beach which was accessible only by boat. Henry Flagler asked the Usina’s to hold oyster roasts for his wealthy friends and guests. The outings became a success and the family boat business was born.

The current fourth generation Captain Usina is a wealth of knowledge. It is such fun to be toured about by a gentleman who loves his job and loves St. Augustine. Most times the Captain is able to bring the boat quite close to dolphin swimming in the bay and he will point out different shore birds as you cruise along.

The one hour and fifteen minute St. Augustine Scenic Cruise departs from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina several times throughout the day. Our favorite is the sunset cruise. The departure time for this cruisevaries with the season.

Departure Times
April 1 – October 15
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
October 16 – March 31
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m.
2:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
Schedule subject to change without notice.
Closed Christmas Day

St. Augustine Scenic Cruise
Departs from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina
Downtown St. Augustine Florida
(800) 542-8316 (Toll free)

NOTE: Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the attraction.

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