Meet the Red Boat Tours Crew!

A retired food company sales and marketing executive, Captain Tony Palesotti founded Red Boat Tours as a means to fulfill a lifelong dream of living and working on the coastal waters of Florida.

Captain Tony's passion for customer satisfaction drives him to ensure that each visitor's experience exceeds their expectations. He is a father of four and grandfather of two, and is passionate about airplanes, hot rods, and the US Marine Corps.

Miss Jennifer, a professional photographer, has been married to The Captain since 1992.

She is the owner and founder of Artistic Photography by Jennifer Palesotti, where it is her mission to make life-lasting artwork out of your everyday lives and activities. As co-founder of Red Boat Tours, she and The Captain work together as captain and mate as often as they can. They share a crazy passion for wiener dogs and currently live with four!

To complete the "family affair" for Red Boat Tours, the couple's twin daughters Savanna and Sydney, occasionally serve as first mates.

Savanna, also a US Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain, shares time with dad at the helm, but spends most of her time fishing, with MisStress Charters. Sydney, a certified SCUBA diver, has a love for animals, cars, and mechanical things, and currently works in a local animal hospital..

Nights of Lights

National Geographic has selected The Ancient City, one of the top-10 places in the world to see Christmas lights, for over a decade! Each year, more lights are added and the Nights of Lights Festival becomes more and more popular. Why struggle, maybe for hours, to find a place to park and then walk to see just a few blocks of lights? Step aboard the White Pelican and let us take you downtown like you've never been downtown! The reflections on the water appear to double the number of lights in the city, while the fresh night air in the bay makes some of the best restaurants on the east coast smell even better! Book your spots early, because this 10-week season fills up fast.

Your Family Friendly Choice in St. Augustine!
800-910-1085 or 904-436-3566