NIGHTS OF LIGHTS EXPERIENCES
For 30 years, Nights of Lights has been illuminating historic St. Augustine from the buildings to the treetops. The festival is rooted in the Spanish tradition of placing white candles in home windows during the winter season. It is one of the most well-known illuminated festivals, recognized by National Geographic, Conde Nast Travelers, and AAA Auto Club as one of the best cities for lights displays. And there is no better way to view this spectacular sight than from the deck of our luxury sailing yachts. St. Augustine Sailing departs from the Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor marina, meaning you’ll avoid the headache of finding parking. And with our vessels carrying no more than six to ten passengers, you’ll only have to see the crowds from afar.
Nights of Lights begins with the grand illumination on Saturday, November 18th, and continues through the end of January. Our special Nights of Lights charters are available for the duration of the festival. We offer four different experiences where our guests can cozy up and admire the sights: Glitter, Sparkle, Twinkle, and Shared Nights of Lights Tours. All charters include convenient on-site, complimentary parking at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor marina.
Experience the Nights of Lights like never before with a wildly elegant and luxurious sail. Depart the docks on one of our luxury yachts for an exclusive three-hour excursion. Your private chef will prepare an indulgent four-course meal, served al fresco and paired with the perfect wines. As the crew cleans up, you and your guests can enjoy the beauty of downtown from the best seat in the house. Select the 4 p.m. departure to see an amazing sunset before you settle in to see the lights. The later 7:15 p.m. departure will allow for a full after-dark charter experience, full of glitter and glow.
Prices start at $425 ++pp Based on a party of 6.
The Sparkle package is perfect for guests looking to start their night off with the best the city has to offer! We’ll throw off the lines and depart for a two-hour sail on the Matanzas River. The crew will set sail and deftly maneuver through the water as guests enjoy an epicurean box featuring a curated selection of Sweet and Savory Bites and a glass of sparkling wine. Additional beverages, snacks, and warm, cozy blankets are available for purchase in our office. Departures begin as early as 4:45 p.m., with later times available. The Sparkle package can accommodate up to ten passengers.
Prices start at $129 ++ per person Based on a party of 6.
Enjoy a sail and save dinner for one of St. Augustine’s best restaurants with the Twinkle package. This 75-minute sail sets out from Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor marina and glides under the Vilano Bridge, where the view of the illuminated cityscape only gets better. This experience includes a delectable dessert and a signature festive beverage. Additional beverages, snacks, and warm, cozy blankets are available for purchase in our office. Departures begin as early as 6 p.m., with later times available. The Twinkle charters can accommodate up to ten passengers.
Prices start at $99 ++ per person Based on a party of 6.
SHARED NIGHTS OF LIGHTS TOURS
Make friends and bask in the seasonal cheer on one of our open charters. Hop on board one of our luxury sailing yachts and cozy up while our crew expertly navigates the waterways towards downtown St. Augustine. With the St. Augustine Lighthouse illuminating the waters, guests can gaze in awe at the world-renowned Nights of Lights. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, and warm, cozy blankets are available for purchase in our office. Departures begin as early as 6 pm with later times available. Our shared charters must have a minimum of two guests to set sail. The Shared Nights of Lights Tour takes a maximum of six passengers.
Prices start at $89++ per person Mon-Thur & $99 ++ per person Fri-Sun.
BOOK YOUR EXCURSION
Perhaps you want to add a special bottle of wine to your Nights of Lights sail. Or maybe you’re looking to celebrate a milestone occasion during the most beautiful time of year in St. Augustine. Reach out to our staff, and we can help you build the experience of your dreams! From premium beverage packages to intimate engagements, we love working with our guests to plan the sail of your dreams.
Our fleet departs daily for our Nights of Lights sails, weather permitting, but availability is very limited and we frequently sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your charter in advance. You can reserve online or call our office at 904-829-0648. We can’t wait to set sail with you!
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