Have you ever envisioned yourself cruising along the Intracoastal Waterway while enjoying the beautiful sunsets of our Ancient City? Florida Water Tours is a family owned and operated boat tour company based out of St. Augustine, Florida. With an outstanding passion for history and wildlife, Florida Water Tours offers ecotourism cruises for vacationers and locals alike. From family-friendly cruises to adults-only cruises, they offer immersive experiences for everyone.
Jessica Jadick started Florida Water Tours in 2016, but her devotion to marine wildlife and conservation started as a young child growing up on the water. “My dream job was always to be able to work closely with dolphins,” she says. After studying marine biology, Jessica found her way to St. Augustine and fell in love with the historic city. With Jessica’s dedication to the outdoors and always wanting to start her own business, Florida Water Tours was born.
Today, Jessica and her husband, Master Captain Michael Jadick, along with their amazing team, Master Captain Kevin Jadick and Educator Kristie Corrigan, are strongly making an impact on the local community through their K-12 Marine Science curriculum. “We enthusiastically educate our youth about marine wildlife, which is why a portion of every Florida Water Tours ticket sale goes directly into our non-profit, Florida Water Warriors,” explains Jessica. “We have an incredible team, staff, and crew that make this all possible!”
Florida Water Warriors is their educational outreach program for all children, specializing in working with underprivileged youth. They use their vessels as floating classrooms to introduce all students to the local ecosystem in an effort to spark passion about marine wildlife, nature, and conservation. Kevin and Kristie, the main educators for the nonprofit, utilize hands-on marine science lessons and field experiences for grades K-12. Together, Jessica, Michael, Kevin, and Kristie create a well-balanced team that strives to guide students to support the conservation of the local ecosystem. Jessica added that, “We believe that children are our future and it is up to us to teach them about protecting the St. Augustine waterways in order to maintain a healthy marine ecosystem.”
Join Florida Water Tours in promoting wildlife conservation and Marine Science education by coming aboard and cruising along the Intracoastal Waterway. Here is our list of “must-do” cruises from Florida Water Tours:
Dolphin and Wildlife Adventure: This 90 minute best seller is great for families. Get a hands-on learning experience while observing beautiful marine animals in their natural habitat.
Sunset Cruise: Get lost in the glorious wonder of St. Augustine’s picture perfect attractions. You can choose an adults only (21+) cruise or a family friendly sunset adventure.
Wine Tasting Cruise: On this cruise, expert guides give you a tour of the local nature, wildlife, and historic landmarks of St. Augustine while you get to sample six delicious wines.
Private Cruise: Do you have a special occasion you want to celebrate? You can book a private tour on one of their vessels – from groups of 6 and under, to larger parties up to 37 people.