We don’t get a lot of moose in St Augustine. And our environment is sorely lacking in penguins. But something we do have is dolphins. Go on a guided search for them on a Sunset Dolphin Walk on September 20, 21. or 22.
The Sunset Dolphin Walk will be held each night at 6:30 at Vilano Beach. This project is a joint venture of St Johns County Parks and Recreation and Marineland Dolphin Adventures. A marine biologist will be leading the walk. Dolphin behavior will be among the topics discussed.
To get to Vilano Beach, you’ll take the Usina Bridge, which arcs high and gives you spectacular views in every direction – including up and down. The little downtown area is an often-overlooked part of the St Augustine area. It’s a fun throwback, with its Art Deco buildings, little restaurants, and ornately tiled fountains.
Vilano Beach itself, if you’ve never been, is unlike St Augustine Beach and its white sand and mild waves. Vilano Beach is comprised of tiny stones and shells, and it is a famously great place to find shark teeth! Its geography gives it a bigger surf, too – in fact, a national skimboarding competition is held there each year.
Across the bay from your Sunset Dolphin Walk, you’ll see the sun setting over the city of St Augustine. Really, with this one free activity you can check off boxes for romance, exercise, and spending time in nature. For reservations for the walk, call Kelly Ussia at 904-209-0335.
When you’re done looking for sea mammals, come to Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast, the perfect place to relax. With our three kinds of wine, comfy parlor couch and porch swing at the ready, you can shift into relaxation mode. In your room, kick off those beach flip-flops and sink into the linens of one of our soft and luxurious beds. Take a hot shower – or, if you’re in the Emerald Room, Amethyst Room, or Gold Room, enjoy some time in the jacuzzi.
An evening with Carriage Way B&B and dolphins. Or as I like to think of them, St Augustine moose.