Sightseeing on St. Augustine Scenic Cruise

St. Augustine Scenic Cruise Victory III Review

The best way to see St. Augustine’s landmarks is on a St. Augustine Scenic Cruise aboard Victory III. I suggest taking this cruise as your first sightseeing stop in St. Augustine to get the lay of the land (and water). The cruise gives you a unique view of St. Augustine from the city line to Bridge of Lions to Matanzas Bay and St. Augustine Lighthouse.

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St. Augustine Scenic Cruise Victory III Review

Book your tickets now for the St. Augustine Scenic Cruise Victory III if you are visiting St. Augustine, FL anytime soon. This is the one family friendly attraction you won’t want to miss. This 1 hour 15 minute cruise will take you out on peaceful waters to view the city, landmarks, and even sealife. We saw dolphins to our complete delight several times during the cruise!

Seeing the landmarks from the perspective of the water is stunning. The Castillo de San Marcos looks even more impressive from the water!

We cruised underneath the Bridge of Lions that connects downtown St. Augustine to Anastasia Island across Matanzas Bay. The name comes from Ponce de Leon whose name means lion.  We were even able to see the bridge open to allow the shrimp fishing boat to pass through.

The Great Cross St Augustne Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios stands tall as we pass by for all to see.

Like I said, the bay water is peaceful so it is a lovely, relaxing cruise. I’ve been on scenic cruises before that left me feeling seasick but not this cruise. We loved sitting on the upper deck, searching for dolphins and manatees. People were boating, kayaking, and paddle boarding around us as well.

The natural islands teaming with birds was neat to see as we navigated around the sandbars.

My kids enjoyed the cruise as much as my husband and I did. I like that it is the perfect amount of time – 1 hour 15 minutes – not too long for little kids to get board or too hot on upper deck although we could easily go down below for shade. Don’t forget your sunglasses and hat!

The St. Augustine Scenic Cruise had an early start as everything else in the Nation’s Oldest City when the Usina’s settled in St. Augusttine from the island of Minorca (off the coast of Spain) in 1777. In 1900, the cruises began as Henry Flagler requested the Usina’s to ferry guest to and from North Beach for Minorcan Style dinners. The St. Augustine Scenic Cruise now celebrates 100 years of scenic cruises in St. Augustine.

St. Augustine Scenic Cruise
4125 Coastal Highway
St. Augustine, FL 32084
(800) 542-8316

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