Romantic Things to do in St Augustine FL

There is a saying in our house “Every Day is Valentine’s Day!” Why? Why not. We don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day, but we do a lot of fun & romantic things throughout the year. Whether you are a local or you’re visiting, here are some suggestions for fun and romantic things to do in St. Augustine, Florida. Read More→

Inshore Fishing Report and Advice for St Augustine, FL

 Winter Fishing Report – 2017

drum 1Well winter is upon us. For the next two months we have some great fishing. We will get cold fronts where the highs will be in the 40s or 50s once a week or so and that will start to drop our water temperature. The water temperature right now is in the low to mid 60s but that those fronts will drop it into the low to mid 50s which is great for our winter time fishing. That will kill all the micro organisms in the water so the water will start to clear up. The redfish will start to group into large schools sometimes with over 1000 fish in them trying to stay warm. The morning bite will be a little bit slow but as the sun warms the water by midday the fish will move up onto the flats and start feeding. This is a great time to do sight fishing in real shallow water watching the redfish actually eat your artificial bait or fly. This is the time year I really get to utilize my Eastcape Skiffs flats boat polling in water less than 1 foot of water.  Just remember with the style of fishing it is very important to have a good pair of polarized sunglasses. That will help you look through the water and see the fish swimming. My favorite pair which has a great lens are Smith optics. They have a lens which is called the Chroma Pop which really helps reduce the glare on the water.

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Salt Life Food Shack in St Augustine FL – Restaurant Review & Menu

 

Salt Life is now open for lunch and dinner. We will update our information and reviews as we try new food items.

1779077_617347728335566_6124390843502454065_nThe new Salt Life Food Shack in St Augustine Beach, Florida is  “BEACHY KEEN.”

St. Augustine has been waiting for this restaurant to open for a very long time and for good reason. The food is beyond fantastic! The location across the street from St. Augustine Beach Pier doesn’t hurt either, nor do the great prices and fabulous views. From the roof top deck you have the best of both worlds; sunset on one side and the Atlantic ocean on the other.

 

Now that I have had the grand tour, I can see why they took a little longer to open. Perfection! The place is perfect. The decor is the signature Salt Life colors of Turquoise & watery blues mixed with a lot of Teak colored wood. It has Beach written all over it with a casual, relaxed, resort like feel. Salt Life is the perfect place to “Eat, Drink and Be Salty.” Read More→

The St Augustine Distillery Will Raise Your Spirits the Old Fashioned Way

When you drive by the old Ice Plant building on Riberia Street in Saint Augustine, Florida, one phrase comes to mind, “you’ve come a long way baby.”

Not only does it house The Ice Plant Bar, it is now the home of the St. Augustine Distillery Company. Inside this incredible building with its rich history, they are now crafting fabulous artisanal liquors.  It is the first craft distillery in Northeast Florida. Read More→

South Beach Grill- Beautiful Beachfront Views

GOT KIDS?

We’ve got a place for you, the South Beach Grill is located at Crescent Beach out on the island. It is one of the few true beachfront restaurants in Saint Augustine – A two-story building overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with breathtaking views of the dunes, sea oats and the surf. It has a spot for your kids to play in the sand with pails and shovels, while you dine overlooking the water .

Kid friendly and “St Augustine local” approved.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner – the food here is consistently good. Read More→

Ten Fun Things to Do in St Augustine FL

In town to go shopping on St. George Street or visit the Fort?  Wondering what else to do in the Oldest City? Here are a few ideas. Read More→

A Biplane Ride is the Thing To Do in St Augustine

Captain Dave in the back and two passengers

So what does a ride in a open cockpit biplane feel like? Imagine driving down a scenic highway  strapped in a high end convertible sports car. Now imagine that car lifting off and ascending over the intracoastal waterway as you pass 1,000 feet in the air with the incredible view unfolding beneath you.

That is the closest comparison I have for the sensation of being in the cockpit of a 1935 Waco biplane.  Read More→

The Best Spots to Have a Drink on the Water in St Augustine FL

If you are looking for a great place to have a drink, on the water in Saint Augustine, Florida, you’ve come to the right webpage. Here you will find all the ” local approved”  hotspots.

Let’s start with Cap’s on the Water. This has been a local favorite for years. It’s located between St. Augustine and  Ponte Vedra  just over the Vilano Bridge heading north on A1A.  Is it worth the trip up from downtown? Absolutely! The atmosphere here can’t be beat. It is one of the most beautiful  “old Florida” settings on the water Read More→

Relax and See the City from the Bay on a Delightful Boat Ride in St Augustine FL

One of my favorite things to do in St. Augustine, Florida is to hop aboard The Victory III Scenic Cruise Line. I love to go with my husband at sunset and take all of our friends and family as well. We have even celebrated my sister Christine’s birthday aboard eating LuLi’s Cupcakes.

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Harry’s Seafood- Dining Under the Stars in Historic St. Augustine

  Why are we hooked on Harry’s?

THE COURTYARD.

“Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler.” Don’t ask me to pronounce that, especially after I’ve had a Hurricane but it means,“Let the Good Times Roll”

And roll they have – time and time again for us at Harry’s.

Although this place is called Harry’s Seafood, we don’t go there expecting grilled fresh catch. This place has Louisiana and New Orleans written all over it – we’re talking jambalaya, Etoufee, Gumbo, Mardi Gras beads and Hurricanes.

Harry’s is reasonably priced with consistently good food in the very heart of historic Saint Augustine. But let me tell you about  THE COURTYARD… Read More→

Cap’s on the Water- Spectacular Sunsets and Waterfront Dining

    Why is Cap’s on The Water a Top pick  for Family and Friends?

The Atmosphere. The Perfect Mix of Water Views, Spectacular Sunsets, Majestic Oaks Draped in Spanish Moss Swaying in the Gentle Breeze and Great Food and Drink.

Located between Saint Augustine and Ponte Vedra, you will find a gem of a restaurant on the Inter-Coastal Waterway. Caps is well known for its award-winning wine selection of over 400 wines – but I’ll take the “Goombay Smash”. They make the famous St Augustine signature drink better than most – a delicious concoction of Rums, Brandy and fruit juice. Read More→