Best St. Petersburg Tours & Excursions

Tucked along Florida's Gulf Coast, St. Petersburg is where city life and nature meet in perfect harmony. In this sunlit part of the world, St. Pete offers a variety of tours that showcase the city's dynamic character and the natural beauty of its coastal setting.

For those who love fishing, the local fishing charters stand out as a must-try adventure. These private tours not only provide a chance to catch some impressive fish but also allow you to enjoy the calm and beauty of the open water.

Whether you're here for the city's energy or the peace of the sea, St. Petersburg has something special in store. From walking tours through historic neighborhoods to the thrill of dolphin watching near the Pete Pier, there's an experience waiting for you. As we make a splash into St. Petersburg's offerings, we'll highlight why booking a trip on the water could be the highlight of your visit.

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Private tours for anglers

Forget about a baltic cruise to St. Petersburg, Russia, Reel Coquina wants to offer you more than a trip; we promise an adventure. With a private tour tailored to your preferences, you can chase the thrill of the big catch under the guidance of skilled professionals and the Florida sunshine.

Our expert guides know exactly where to find the Gulf’s coveted species, from the sleek kingfish to the elusive tarpon, ensuring every guest departs with stories and a truly memorable experience. Whether you're a seasoned angler or new to the rod, our fishing charters are your gateway to the deep-sea delights of St. Pete.

Contact us to learn more about our great prices

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St. Pete Pier and Its Wonders

St. Pete Pier is an iconic landmark of St. Petersburg, a nexus for family fun, educational exploration at the Discovery Center, and outdoor recreation. Here, visitors can rent paddleboards and kayaks, engage with marine life, or unwind in the green spaces.

As dusk falls, the pier is a prime spot for sunset views, while nearby restaurants serve up local seafood. It's a place where aquatic adventure and culinary delights coalesce, encapsulating the vibrant spirit of the city. 

Free to $50 (activities may have separate costs)

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Unveiling the waterfront

St. Petersburg's waterfront is a tapestry of natural beauty, where blue waters kiss sunlit shores, beckoning visitors to explore its beauty. Boat tours glide through this scenic waterscape, offering a serene experience that unveils the city's coastal charm.

As you sail past the bustling Pete Pier or drift by the quiet beaches, the waterfront's essence is revealed—a picturesque panorama that captures the heart of St. Pete's soul.

$30 to $100 per person

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St. Pete dolphin watching adventures

In St. Petersburg, alongside the thrill of fishing, Pete Dolphin Watching Adventures provides a calm yet equally exciting experience. On these trips, you'll get up close with dolphins in their natural environment, witnessing their playful antics.

Dolphin watching balances the focused, patient sport of fishing with spontaneous wildlife encounters. It's a perfect mix of St. Pete's coastal experiences, ensuring your trip is filled with diverse and unforgettable moments in the Gulf waters.

$40 to $100 per person

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Skyway light spectacles

The Skyway Light, a beacon in St. Petersburg's skyline, stands as a symbol of the city's vibrant spirit. Going on a Skyway Light Excursion presents a unique opportunity to sail beneath this iconic structure as it casts a radiant glow over the bay. 

These tours capture the essence of St. Pete's nightscape, offering a stunning backdrop for an evening on the water and leaving you with a luminous memory of the city’s grandeur.

$20 to $50 per person for guided tours

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Discover the past of Saint Petersburg

As you meander through St. Petersburg on a walking tour, every cobblestone and corner tells a story of the city’s rich tapestry of history. These strolls unravel tales of the past with a tour guide whose depth of knowledge mirrors the expertise of our seasoned fishing tour captains. 

From the storied walls of the Paul Fortress to the secrets of the lesser-known subway stations, you're guided through time, gaining insights into the city that only increase the appreciation for the local wisdom our fishing charters provide on the water.

$20 to $60 per person

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St. Petersburg's hidden treasures

Beyond the well-trodden paths, St. Petersburg harbors hidden gems ripe for discovery. Dive into the city's enigmatic technology museum, where innovation meets history, or wander the verdant escapes within secret city parks known only to locals. 

These off-the-beaten-path explorations offer a glimpse into St. Pete’s less-traveled parts, where the echoes of the city's heartbeat offer a different rhythm for the adventurer looking to uncover the lesser-seen parts of this Floridian jewel.

Varies greatly, some free; guided experiences from $20 to $100

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All-ages adventure

In St. Petersburg, the breadth of excursions caters to all, ensuring a great experience whether you're a toddler or a senior. Families can bask in the interactive displays at the Great Explorations Children’s Museum, enjoy the thrill of the Splash Harbour Water Park and other waterparks, or embark on a calm boat tour around the Pete Pier. Check out our blog on St. Petersburg amusement parks for more information.

The fishing charters join this family-friendly roster, providing educational and exciting trips where kids can learn to cast a line and adults can reel in the big one, making every outing in St. Pete an inclusive affair.

$25 to $100 per person, family discounts available

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Speedboat Thrills

In St. Petersburg, speedboat tours offer direct and exhilarating escapades. Buckle up for a fast-paced ride across St. Pete's waters, where you can spot dolphins playfully chasing the waves. 

These boat tours contrast with the laid-back nature of fishing charters or a cruise ship, where the thrill comes from the anticipation of the catch. Choose your adventure: the high-speed chase of marine wildlife or the rewarding patience of a fish on your line. Each provides a different way to enjoy the riches of St. Pete's seas.

$60 to $120 per person

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Savor the Flavors of St. Pete

St. Petersburg is not just a visual feast but a culinary one too. Food tours around St. Pete reveal a palette of flavors, from trendy bistros to classic seafood joints. Culinary excursions often include lunch stops where you can taste the local catch at the best restaurants.

For a more hands-on experience, join a fishing charter where you can catch your own meal. Imagine reeling in a fresh snapper or flounder, then later savoring it at one of St. Pete's fine eateries. This memorable experience combines the joy of fishing with the delight of dining. Check out or blog on St. Petersburgs farmers market for more options.

$50 to $150 per person, including meal costs

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St. Pete's Artistic and Seafaring Heritage

In St. Petersburg, the vibrant art scene is as immersive as the Gulf's waters. The Dalí Museum offers a surreal escape, while murals across the Central Arts District narrate the city's history and love for the sea.

These artistic expressions complement the stories told on fishing charters, where tales of maritime folklore enrich the day's tour. It's here that the cultural fabric of St. Pete weaves seamlessly with the fishing traditions, offering an experience where art and angling coexist beautifully.

$10 to $100 (museum and event entry may vary)

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Kayak and Paddleboard Fun in St. Pete's Waters

Navigate the calm waters of St. Petersburg with kayak and paddleboard escapades, where you glide over the shimmering surface, discovering hidden gems along the mangroves. 

These excursions offer a unique vantage point of St. Pete’s stunning shoreline and perfectly counterbalance the deep-sea quests of fishing charters. Whether spotting wildlife or soaking in the sun, these tours provide an intimate connection with the city’s natural beauty, enhancing the diverse tour experience in St. Petersburg. Check out our blog on lakes and natural springs in St. Petersburg for more information.

$40 to $80 per rental

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Green Getaways

St. Petersburg shines in eco-conscious travel with tour companies and offering visits through the lush Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and the Sunken Gardens, landmarks of natural splendor. 

Eco-tour excursions offer a glimpse into Florida's wildlife and native plants. Embrace St. Pete's commitment to conservation as you explore these green retreats, a testament to the city's dedication to preserving its picturesque environment for tourists, locals, and future generations.

$20 to $100 per person

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 Day Trips Within Reach of St. Pete

For those looking to venture beyond the city, St. Petersburg is the perfect launchpad for memorable day trips. Visit the crystalline waters of Clearwater Beach, just a short drive away, or head to Tampa and one of its many amusement parks.

History enthusiasts can jump into the past at the Manatee Village Historical Park, while nature lovers can seek serenity at the Weedon Island Preserve. Each destination offers a unique experience, allowing you to explore the diversity and beauty of the St. Pete area and stay close to the city's heart.

$50 to $150 per person, depending on distance and included amenities

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Discovering St. Pete's Events and Nightlife

St. Petersburg shines not only under the sun but also under the neon lights of its vibrant nightlife. Cultural enthusiasts can weave through the monthly St. Pete Second Saturday ArtWalk, indulging in the local art scene. 

The Sundial St. Pete is a hub for foodies and shoppers, offering a taste of the city’s gastronomic and retail delights. When dusk turns to evening, the city’s energy is palpable, with live music venues like Jannus Live setting the stage for unforgettable nights.

For those looking to dive deep into the heart of St. Pete’s social whirl, the nightlife tour starts early and ends late, promising a journey through the most exhilarating bars and clubs that the city has to offer.  Check out our blog on the best bars in St. Petersburg to find out more.

$20 to $150 per person, depending on the event

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Casting a Line into St. Petersburg's Wonders

To visit St. Petersburg is to witness a mosaic of stunning attractions, each waiting to be discovered. Whether you're watching the horizon from the iconic Pete Pier or exploring the historical depths of Paul Fortress, there's an adventure for every traveler. 

Among these varied experiences, a private tour with our fishing charter stands out, offering both novice and seasoned anglers an exclusive journey through the rich marine life of St. Pete's waters.

With a full refund and free cancellation options, guests can book their trip with peace of mind, knowing flexibility is part of the package. It's more than a tour; it's a chance to weave your own story into the fabric of this coastal city. So cast a line with us and reel in the best of St. Petersburg's wonders.