St. Johns River Cocktail Cruise
Friday, September 21, 2012
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Price $55 per person- inclusive of tax and gratuity
How would you like to see Jacksonville from the water? The St. Johns River Cocktail Cruise is a casual way to do just that. Come aboard with us and enjoy a two-hour cruise on Jacksonville’s traditional paddleboat. We will cruise by the Jacksonville Landing, where you can find many of downtown’s shops and restaurants. Smell the aroma coming from Maxwell House Coffee and notice the stadiums and Met Park, where the city hosts many concerts and events. Grab a drink from the bar and be sure to step outside to try and spot one of the dolphins swimming alongside the boat. Like to dance? Take a walk upstairs where you will find the DJ, playing your favorite tunes. Don’t be afraid to get out on the dance floor and show us your best moves. By the time we head back toward downtown, you might take a break to see the beautiful neon blue lights on the Main Street Bridge and the sunset along the Jacksonville skyline. Come experience Jacksonville from the river!
St. Augustine Historical Hitchhiker Tour
Saturday, September 22, 2012
9:00am – 3:00pm
$60 per person - inclusive of tax and gratuity
Start your trip into St. Augustine with a most unusual beginning-pick up a hitchhiker! Don’t be alarmed if your driver pulls over to allow this disoriented stranger to board the coach with all of your shocked friends! It’s only crazy Ida Alice Shourd Flagler – the oil and hotel baron’s second wife! Through the eyes of this colorful woman, you’ll learn much about the area and its history as well as all the dirt on Mr. Flagler, of course! Your tour of the city will begin where the history of Florida began, at the Fountain of Youth and include such sites as the Mission of Nombre de Dios, birthplace of Christianity on this continent.
When you arrive at the Castillo de San Marcos, you will be invited to step off for a few moments to walk around the outside of this fort which is the oldest of our national monuments. Next, your group will see the heart of the city with its magnificent Spanish Renaissance architecture. Mr. Flagler in the late 1880s began to turn this sleepy little town into a resort by creating fabulous hotels and churches. After hearing his
complete life story, you can pay your respects to Mr. Flagler when you visit his mausoleum behind the college named for him. Now that you know the more than 400 years of history in the area, let’s celebrate with shopping! St. George Street, a shopping “mecca” well-known as a pedestrian walking street with over 240 gift shops, ice cream parlors, and restaurants, is just four short blocks long. Dine, shop, stop by the Pirate & Treasure Museum, the Oldest School House or just relax until it’s time to board the coach once more for your return trip.