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Welcome to the blog for St. Augustine Ocean & Racquet Resort. Here our staff and our guests will update you on their experiences as well as new and exciting events that are coming to St. Augustine. We are always to happy to accept your ideas and your own blogs. The more information we are able to provide to our owners and renters is essential to our business. We appreciate your insight.

                                       We are just two days away from the begining of a new season,

                                                                                       Fall

 

 

With fall creeping up on us, here is what to expect: Cooler weather, thick coats and....who are we kidding!?

We will still be in our bathing suits, here in Saint Augustine!

                                   With the weather still around 80°, we are still living it up at the beach. Although the next couple days are going to bring in some showers, we are in desperate need of some rain after that blistering summer that just passed. If you joined us this summer, then you were the first to experience our summer events! This year, I was brought on to the team to be the event coordinator. This job has been nothing less than one of my favorite jobs thus far. We had

I keep hearing wonderful things about the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum, but I had yet to experience it myself.  In all honesty, it sounded like it would be a hokey museum and probably not worth the money to enter.  Flat out...I was wrong.

The museum is located just across the street from the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, so parking at the fort is perfect (and if you park after 5 pm or on Sunday, it's FREE).  We entered through the giftshop, paid our fee, and entered the museum.  The museum itself is immaculately put together with lots of artifacts and history of famous pirates, especially those who visited St. Augustine.

Good Evening Owners and Guests,

               With Hurricane Matthew gone and past, recovery and re-openings are upon us! As of this week, businesses have cleaned up and are ready to let you through the doors!

Some of those attractions include: The Alligator Farm, The Saint Augustine Lighthouse, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Pirate and Treasure Museum, Colonial Quarter, Spanish Military Hospital, the Oldest Wooden Schoolhioouse, Castillo de San Marco, Lightner Museum, Black Raven Pirate Ship, and Eco Tours!

With the reopenings, come great joy; however, there are still a few attractions such as the Distillery and Whinery that you will just have to stay tuned for, for more details of re-opening!

We hope you all have a great weekend, and we will See You Real Soon!

-Brittany

 

Posted (March 19, 2013) on www.fodors.com, Sandra Ramani, travel blogger, named St. Augustine, Florida one of the "Top Ten Best Small Towns in America".  As residents of St. Augustine, our staff couldn't agree more and that's why we wanted to expand on her brief description of our favorite town.  To read Ms. Ramani's entire article click here

 

Yesterday, March 24, 2013, my fiance and I tried out the zip line at the Alligator Farm.  Not knowing what to expect, we signed up for the short course.  For $30 per person, we spent about an hour above the zoo, completing obstacles and ziplining over the crocodile pits.  The staff was really excellent and the course was fun, but also challenging.  The course is self guided.  After a short safety and ziplining tutorial, the staff sent us on our way.  It was nice to be able to go at our own pace and take our time completing the course.  There was no pressure from the staff and they were very encouraging throughout the way.  We crossed swinging logs, tightropes, ladders and more.  Below us we were able to see deer, crocodiles, alligators, storks, turtles, birds and other various wildlife. 

 

I had the pleasure of joining this crew on several occasions  and have been left amazed and delighted by the wealth of knowledge, first hand experiences and deep passion these people share with you on this one of a kind excursion. All guides for St. Augustine Eco Tours begin with experience and education that makes them certified kayak instructors or US Coast Guard Licensed Boat Captains. Secondly, all current guides are Interpretive Naturalists. They are as good with people as with animals and will customize the trip to the interests of the group.

You have 3 choices to  this unparalleled  voyage;  kayaks for a close up and personal nature experience, the rescue boat for not only seeing the dolphins at their best but actually hearing them by way of the hydrophones and the catamaran for a more exhilarating sailing experience. No matter which experience you choose I assure you, you won’t be disappointed.

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