Months of Operation: March - August

Hours of Operation: Monday - Sunday 11am - 9pm

Cost: $12 pp one way (mooring balls: $8 per trip. max 6 passengers)

Service To & From

  • St. Augustine Municipal Marina
  • Vilano Pier
  • The Conch House
  • Aunt Kate's
  • Caps On The Water
  • Mooring balls

Ditch the car and come aboard the Summer Breeze Water Taxi. Whether you need to get downtown or to Vilano for some fun, let us handle it. We can get you right to the doorstep of both gateway locations so you can concentrate on whatever comes next. In addition, we also offer water taxi service to popular local waterfront restaurants Caps On The Water, Aunt Kate's and The Conch House. Traffic and parking are now a thing of the past. Let Summer Breeze Water Taxi help you get to and from your destination of choice.


St. Augustine & Vilano Beach destinations and events


The Conch House - Raggae Sunday: March - October

Reggae Sunday at The Conch House has become “the thing to do” for adults seeking a Sunday afternoon adventure. Perfectly positioned on the intercoastal waterway in St. Augustine, the floating docks at the Conch House become a party destination every Sunday afternoon. Hundreds of locals and tourists alike make an appearance to party at the closest place to paradise that St. Augustine has to offer. Every Sunday features a different live reggae band, and a different alcohol distributor sponsoring the event. Freebies are given away by the sponsors and drink specials are available all afternoon.


The Conch House Restaurant

Visit the Conch House Restaurant and take a little trip to the Caribbean! Sit down under a palm tree on the outside deck or dine in one of our unique grass huts over the water. If the weather isn't cooperating, the covered patio overlooking beautiful Salt Run is the place to be. We specialize in seafood and Caribbean style cooking, offering fresh seafood, steaks, chicken dishes, and delightful salads.


Caps On The Water Restaurant

Cap's is widely recognized for its incredible location and views. In fact, Cap's has been voted "Best Outdoor Dining" on numerous occasions. 


Aunt Kate's Restaurant

Continuing over 100 years of serving the finest in local seafood, Aunt Kate’s pleasures both the eye and the palate. Situated in a grove of live oaks on the bank of the Tolomoto River, you can dine on the outside decks under the trees or inside in either the main dining room or the Victory bar. The trees, scarred by fire, still lean over the water, framing the ever-changing sunset. Wading birds feed along the shoreline while pelicans beg from fishermen on the docks. Occasionally, a manatee or dolphin will swim along the shoreline while passing boats cruise the channel. We offer outstanding family dining, whether you’re looking for steamed oysters, peel ‘n eat shrimp, fresh salad, great soups, a terrific steak or blackened chicken, we have something for everyone and every appetite. 


Beaches at Vilano Restaurant

The word is getting out on the best kept secret in St. Augustine. Tucked away on the waters edge, away from the main stream, Beaches is truly a little vacation spot right in our hometown where you can relax and enjoy a ‘no worries’ Caribbean island atmosphere. Beaches is known for having great food, signature drinks, the friendliest staff and the best sunsets in St. Augustine and the only place where you can dine with your toes in the sand and listen to live music every weekend.


Vilano Beach

Vilano Beach is located just north of downtown St. Augustine's historic district, on the north side of the Matanzas Inlet. The town of Vilano Beach is a charming surprise, with its tiled fountains and retro Art Deco look, and this local beach is also a wonderful surprise, and one of St. Augustine's best-kept secrets. The beach has a steep drop-off, heavier surf, and a strong current due to its location near the inlet, which makes it ideal for surfing (when the tide is coming in) and skimboarding.


Online Booking For Water Taxi Service

Book online or download our mobile app below 

to make your water taxi reservation

Download Our Mobile App for Apple & Android


Water Taxi Bulk Ticket Sales

Bulk tickets are sold in bundles of 100 tickets. Buy a bundle and save 25% off list price.

Service is between 10-15 minutes. 6 passenger max per trip

Take The Water Taxi


Ditch the car and forget about parking. Relax and let us get you to/from your water destination of choice. Shuttle service is also available for mooring ball guests.

St. Augustine Municipal Marina


South Dock Slip #91: Conveniently located in downtown St. Augustine, the marina is a perfect spot to access St. Augustine and it's water friendly destinations.

Vilano Pier


Boat ramp at the Vilano Pier: The pier is the gateway to Vilano Beach and it's many exciting restaurants and events.

Aunt Kate's Restaurant


Caps On The Water Restaurant


The Conch House


Water Taxi Online Booking

Convenient Scheduling Via Our Mobile App

Now you can take us with you wherever you go. Simply download the Summer Breeze Water Taxi app from the app store and you will have us at your fingertips. Android and iOS versions available. 

  • View available times and schedule your service
  • Find departure locations with built-in map feature
  • Pay for your service and even include a tip
  • View our photos and social media accounts
  • Send us your feedback/questions at any time
  • View our website to learn about additional services



What is Summer Breeze Water Taxi?

Summer Breeze Boat Rental owns and operates the Summer Breeze Water Taxi Service. Service runs from the St. Augustine Municipal Marina (south dock - slip #91) to the Vilano Pier boat ramp and can accommodate a maximum of 6 passengers per trip. 

       St. Augustine Municipal Marina Dock Map

Does Summer Breeze offer transportation to locations other than downtown St. Augustine and Vilano?

We offer service to The Conch House, Aunt Kate's, Caps On The Water. 

Do your boats sail in bad weather?

Our boats operate when weather permits. If the Captain determines that weather conditions make it unsafe to sail, the service may be terminated by the Captain at any time. If you reserved a ticket for a boat that is cancelled, we will work with you to exchange your ticket for another date or offer you a refund. Please call ahead if the weather is bad to find out about any service alerts for that day.

What is the age limit for child tickets?

Children must be 2 years or older to ride the water taxi. All children need a ticket. Children under 6 year of age must wear a personal flotation device which will be provided prior to departure.

Are the boats accessible to the handicapped?

Our boats are not handicapped accessible. This is a unique form of transportation and may

not be for everyone. Guests who may have difficulty entering or exiting a boat should consider other transportation options.

How do I purchase tickets?

You may schedule your trip and purchase tickets via our mobile app or on our website. There is a link on this page to directly download the mobile app to complete your purchase. Tickets may also be purchased via credit card aboard the water taxi. Cash payments will not be accepted for tickets but may be used for tipping.

Can I bring food on board?

Any food or beverages brought on board must remain in a cooler or other container and may not be consumed while on the water taxi.

Are pets allowed?

Unfortunately, we do not allow pets on board. 

Is alcohol or smoking allowed?

You may not smoke or consume alcohol while on board the water taxi.