Pet-Friendly & Historic Walking Tour

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What you need to know before you book!

  1. Will your pet get along with other dogs and people? Before you sign up for this tour we ask that dog owners to consider whether or not their dog is socially attuned to such a tour.
  2. Per city ordinance all dogs must have their DHLPP and rabies vaccinations and must sign a waiver attesting that the shots have been administered.
  3. Dogs must be on a leash.
  4. Owners must clean up after their pet. Please bring along dog waste bags for the tour.
  5. What if it rains? Unfortunately, all of our venues are outdoors. We suggest that you make your reservation once you have arrived in St Augustine, so that you can check the forecast. If it does rain, we will try to reschedule your tour for the following day or we will refund your purchase if we have to cancel the tour. Sorry, but we cannot refund your purchase if you just decide not to go. By booking the tour your spot is guaranteed on the tour. This will close a spot that someone else could take.
  6. St. Augustine Historic Walking Tours has the right to refuse attendance if a dog shows aggression at the start of the tour. Remember that your tickets are not refundable but can be used for a non-pet friendly tour if you so desire.

Conquistadors, Corsairs & Capitalists of St. Augustine

Daily @ 11:00 AM
1.5  hour tour

Learn about the local natives that the Spanish Conquistadors met when they arrived on the shores of La Florida. The struggles, battles, and hardships that they endured. You will then meet some of the Corsairs that tried to take the city. These Pirates and Privateers could not break the spirit of St. Augustine. Learn when the British took possession of Florida in a Treaty of Paris and how the ownership went back to Spain in another Treaty of Paris. See some of the wonderful architecture as you are whisked away to Henry Flagler’s era and find out more about his influence here. The 1.5 – 2 hours of this tour will just fly by.

Always, Pet-Friendly. (We discourage bringing pets during August when the pavement is too hot for your pet’s pads.)


Tour Step Off Time:   Your tour will begin promptly as stated above. We ask that you please arrive 15 minutes early in order to meet your guide & receive your tour stickers.

** Tips to your Tour Guide are Not Included but are greatly appreciated if you have a fun time on your tour. **

Minimum requirement: 2 guests (guests will be notified approximately 24 hours prior to the tour, if minimum is not met)

All of our Pet Friendly tours support Ayla’s Acres!

Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) that was founded in May 2012.  The sanctuary is home to horses, dogs, cats, goats, pigs, birds, etc.  The sanctuary is a place where these animals can live out their lives with good care and dignity.

In St. John’s County, we do all of our rescue, foster and adoption work.  We find forever homes for dogs and cats.  We focus on finding quality homes for our animals.  Our adoption process includes filling out an application, vet checks and house checks.  Ayla’s Acres tries to find the “best fit” for the animal and the family.  This helps to ensure that our furry friends truly end up in “forever” homes.

Ayla’s Acres receives no government funding. We raise all of the money needed to support of efforts for the animals. It costs between $6,000 and $10,000 a month to run the sanctuary.  As an example, we use 800 pounds of dry dog food a week.

In July 2013, Ayla’s Acres opened a thrift shop called Ayla’s Acres No-Kill Animal Rescue Thrift Shop located at 142 King Street to help offset some of these costs.  All of the items at the shop are donated.  All of the people helping us at the thrift shop are volunteers.

Just want to help them out? They take donations on their website.