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  • Special Cruise 12/09/2023

Regatta of Lights!

Holiday boat parade!

Quick Details

Florida Water Tours will be taking part in this traditional Nights of Lights parade, where all kinds of boats with all kinds of holiday decorations glide by along St. Augustine’s bayfront. Boarding begins at 5:15pm with a 5:30pm departure. We will be back to the dock at 7:30pm. We have 2 boats to choose from, both for ages 5 and up only.

Adult 13 and up
Child 5-12
When and Where?

Regatta of Lights Cruise on the OSPREY

  • The Osprey is our 45′ pontoon boat and has a bar on board, with an excellent variety of beer, wine and canned cocktails for those 21+! No outside alcoholic beverages permitted on this vessel.  Water, soft drinks and snacks are also available for purchase. Cash or card accepted.
  • Complimentary Hot Cocoa will be available inside our marina shop to bring on board!
  • Departs at 5:30pm, Dock A-19!
  • Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in and the mandatory safety briefing. We’ll begin boarding at 5:15 PM, arriving back to the dock at 7:30 PM.

Regatta of Lights Cruise on the ISLAND BREEZE

  • The Island Breeze is our 35′ pontoon boat and is BYOB (for those 21 and older), please feel free to bring your favorite beverages on this vessel. We sell beer, wine and canned cocktails in our shop!
  • Complimentary Hot Chocolate available in marina shop.
  • Departs at 5:30pm, PM, Dock A-12!
  • Make sure to arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in and the mandatory safety briefing. We’ll begin boarding at 5:15 PM, arriving back to the dock at 7:30 PM.


We are located in the Camachee Cove Marina, which is on the west side of the Vilano Bridge. We are a short distance from the historic downtown, and have plenty of FREE parking! Come down to Camachee Island to enjoy the great restaurants and boutique shops before or after your cruise!

Florida Water Tours
107 Yacht Club Dr.
St. Augustine, FL 32084

Inclusions & What to bring
  • This 2 – hour cruise will be narrated by our fantastically entertaining crew!
  • You will get to witness and be a part of the parade! We’ll be doing a few passes in front of the historic bay-front, so get ready to sing the loudest Christmas carols!
  • Get your cameras ready, you’ll get to witness a beautiful sunset before getting down to the bay-front where it will be dark enough to see the Nights of Lights! As well as the awesome display of vessels showing off their lights!
  • Complimentary hot cocoa & 3D glasses!
  • We have a restroom on board both vessels for your convenience!
  • Please dress accordingly! For the most part, the weather here stays pretty mild throughout December but sometimes we’ll have chilly evenings. Pro tip: bring a small blanket to cozy up with on board!
  • Come dressed in your favorite Christmas Sweater!!
Important Info
  • This cruise is for Adults and Children 5 and older. Please make your reservations by booking online, giving us a call, or stopping in the shop!
  • Your confirmation email will have all the details of your trip. Please make sure all of your contact information is correct when booking your cruise.
  • Make sure to check out our social media pages for some great pictures of the vessel and what you’ll see on your tour. As well as more fun things to do in St. Augustine and weather conditions the day of your cruise.


A Bit of History

The annual Regatta of Lights takes St. Augustine’s world-famous Nights of Lights onto the water, with an amazing variety of vessels showing off their brilliant lighting displays as they parade along Matanzas Bay. The regatta takes place on the second Saturday of December each year. Hosted by the St. Augustine Yacht Club, it’s a dazzling sight for spectators along the bayfront between the Bridge of Lions and the Castillo de San Marcos.

This event reflects the maritime roots and rich nautical heritage of St. Augustine. From sailboats to trawlers, from yachts to shrimp boats, the Regatta of Lights participants compete for awards for the best theme, most colorful, best in class and best overall. The Regatta is an annual must-see event for visitors and locals alike during St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights holiday festivities.