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. Join us to view the millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the nation's oldest city. - Departing nightly at 6 p.m. (all ages), 7:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.(Adults Only). Enjoy the best seat in town aboard the OSPREY on calm waters. All tours are 75 minutes long. Enjoy our bar on board during all tour times, with a great variety of drinks and local favorites!
What to Know | What is Included
This tour is guided by our knowledgeable and entertaining crew, as we bring you to the historic bay-front to view the famous Nights of Lights from a whole new perspective.
Departing nightly from 11/17/18-1/31/19, open every holiday.
The 6pm tour time is for all ages, 2 and under are $8. Everyone, no matter the age, must have a ticket to board.
The 7:45pm and 9:30pm tour times are suitable for 18 and older. We sometimes make exceptions on the 7:45pm cruise (you must call first), but the 9:30pm cruise is adults only no exceptions.
We only allow parties of 8 or less to be booked online, if you have more than 8 in your party please call to book! If you have more than 14 in your party you must book a Private Cruise at least 2 days in advance, no exceptions. To do this please email [email protected]
Although the temperature stays pretty mild during the holiday season, we do have warm wool blankets aboard for those chilly evenings.
Stop by our office in the marina to grab your complimentary hot chocolate or hot cider before heading to the dock to check in! Office address is 107 Yacht Club Dr., St. Augustine FL 32084 : Boat (Check -in) is located at Dock A-19, right next to KingFish Grill.
KingFish Grill offers you 15% off if you show them your confirmation email!
In the marina, you can also check out Dessert First Bistro open for breakfast and lunch (offering a 10% discount if taking the tour), or Vinny’s Pizza open for lunch and dinner!
You are more than welcome to bring small appetizers and snacks or food from the restaurant, but please no outside alcoholic beverages. We have a bar on board with an excellent variety of drinks (including local favorites!) at very reasonable prices. We always check ID’s. Cash or card accepted.
Drinking and Touring: As part of our safety policy, if you are visibly intoxicated checking into your tour we will not let you board.
Keep in mind that gratuity is not included.
You must arrive AT LEAST 15 minutes before your time of departure, this is to accommodate the check-in process as well as the captain’s mandatory safety briefing. We always leave on time no matter what.
WE HAVE PLENTY OF FREE PARKING!
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!
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.
Please make sure all of your contact information is correct during checkout in case we need to contact you. Please make sure your date and time are correct. Check your inbox for the confirmation email we will be sending along with all of the important information for your tour (location, check in time, parking, etc). Please contact us if you fail to receive it in the next 30 minutes.
We are located in the Camachee Cove Marina, just north of the downtown historic district. The Marina is at the base of the Vilano Bridge (not the Bridge of Lions), on the St. Augustine side. As soon as you enter the marina, make your very first right immediately after the entrance. Do not keep going straight passed the guard booth. The address is 107 Yacht Club Dr. St. Augustine, FL 32084 | Check in is at the boat on Dock A-19, located next to KingFish Grill. We have plenty of free parking.
A 48 hour cancellation notice is required by email to [email protected] in order to receive a full refund. If you are looking to reschedule, you must email us in writing at least 48 hours before your tour or a $10 per person reschedule fee will apply. A $10 per person fee will be charged to all ‘no-shows’ without a written notice of cancellation by email to [email protected] The ‘no-show’ fee will not be charged if you let us know at least 6 hours before your tour so we can take you off the manifest to allow other passengers to book. If you miss the boat and would like to re-book, a $10 per person plus tax ‘re-book’ fee will apply.
There is a minimum requirement of 12 passengers for all tours. If in the rare occasion we do not meet the minimum for the tour you are booked on, we will give you notice at least 2 hours before the tour start time. You will then be able to re-book a different tour time or receive a refund.
Weather: Our captains are professionals and make the very best decision based on safety. If we need to cancel due to weather- we will call, text and email you. We will also put up a Facebook post. We ask that you please do not call us. Due to the unpredictability of mother nature, we can not guarantee you an estimated time before the tour that we will call the trip. But we do try our very best to give you the most advance notice as we can. If you are visiting from out of town and cannot reschedule your trip during the time you are here, we will issue you a refund if the trip was canceled due to weather.