Native Sun Tours is owned and operated by Captain Russ Holliday, Coast Guard certified captain for over 20 years. Russ is a Florida native and has lived on both the west and east coasts of the states. Together with his wife Debra (also a native Floridian and an artist), they enjoy bringing people and the natural beauty of the state together.
Our comfortable 24-foot Carolina Skiff is perfect for our near-shore excursions, allowing you to watch for dolphins and other wildlife, as we bring you into the heart of the beautiful Matanzas River on Florida's First Coast
Our St. Augustine eco tours take you on an exploration of the Matanzas River. This natural portion of the Intracoastal waterway stretches for 20 miles from St. Augustine to the south. At the southern end of our trip, we'll encounter Ft. Matanzas, built by the Spanish in 1742 and now part of the St. Matanzas National Monument.