Nights of Lights

Pre-Sale! Prices will increase in October | Tours begin November 17th 2018

  • Bar on Board!

Making the holidays even more memorable, Florida Water Tours offers world-class yacht charter services for the annual Nights of Lights festival in St. Augustine, Florida - departing nightly at 6 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Enjoy the best seat in town aboard the OSPREY on calm waters. All tours are 75 minutes long.


This is a 75 minute guided tour to view the millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the nation’s oldest city. The 6pm tour we allow all ages. The 7:45pm and 9:30pm tour times are for adults only, 18 and older. The cash beer and wine bar, with a fantastic selection and local favorites, will be open for those 21 and older – We always check ID’s. Price is the same for all ages.

Well-Preserved Tradition

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

From November 17th to January 31st, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic from the ground to the rooftops. One by one, tiny white lights make the oldest city twinkle in the night. Selected by National Geographic in 2014 as one of the 10 best holiday lighting displays in the world, the festival features millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the nation’s oldest city. View the lights from the water on our Nights of Lights Boat Tour!

Kiddie Option

We are excited to accommodate the little ones with our early cruise at 6pm, which is suited for all ages. On the 7:45pm and 9:30pm cruises, on the other hand, we target those age 18 and older. It is the same price for all ages, every-one no matter the age must have a ticket to board. No children on the 9:30pm cruise, no exceptions. 

What to Know

We have wool blankets aboard for those chilly evenings. Please feel free to bring small appetizers and snacks. Keep in mind that gratuity is not included. You must arrive 15 minutes before your time of departure, this is to accommodate the check-in process as well as the captain’s mandatory safety briefing.

Booking Information

All ticket sales are final. A 48 hour cancellation notice is required by email. A $10 per person fee will apply to all cancellations without a 48 hour written notice by email to [email protected]

Please make sure all of your contact information is correct during checkout in case we need to contact you. Check your inbox for the confirmation email we will be sending along with important information. Please contact us if you fail to receive it in the next 30 minutes.

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Reservations are required!

Walk-ons are welcome but you must call ahead to check availability.