Meet The Team

Karen
Licensed Guide

Karen began visiting Saint Augustine thirty years ago and fell in love with the history and charm of this lovely town. Now a local, she shares the stories that bring people and places to life. Her tours focus on the events, places and the people that shaped the history of Saint Augustine, the oldest city in the United States.

Originally from Philadelphia, Karen is a licensed Saint Augustine Tour Guide and a member of the Saint Augustine Historical Society. 

"We booked an hour tour with Karen which was so informative. She is very personable. The tour even went a bit longer due to her passion for sharing the cities history." 

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"This tour was just as advertised, rich in the history of St Augustine and enthusiastically delivered by our
most capable guide Karen." 

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"We loved our tour with Karen and the personal nature of it. They have now become our go to tour company when we take friends to St Augustine. One of the benefits is that they can go to many places that the larger hop on hop off your companies can't go.
Let me say again that Karen was our tour guide and we will request her every time we go."

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Elaine
Licensed Guide

Originally from Tampa Elaine has been coming to St. Augustine every year as a child and fell in love with St. Augustine! She enjoys the history of our city, and showing visitors all the wonderful things that make St. Augustine so great. When you can not find her driving with us you can find her giving the Creepy Crawl Haunted Pub Tours, and giving tours to school groups with Tour St. Augustine! Contact us to reserve a tour with Elaine.

"Elaine was our tour guide and she was very friendly and informative. Even though we have been to the city before, she taught us things we never knew. It was a great tour and we all enjoyed it.." 

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"Book this tour- Not a "tourist Trap". Short and sweet: Elaine was great! Historical context with a fun person. She is a historian and St. Augustine resident. It is wise to book Explore Tours over others. You will save time and money." 

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"Elaine offered us a historical review of St. Augustine. She was highly knowledgeable and was able to recommend several side mini-tour/museums to add to our historical day following our Explore Tour. As a history teacher, Elaine knew her stuff and was easily able to answer any question we through at her. Her perky personality was an added plus. "

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Michael
Licensed Guide

 Michael is a licensed Saint Augustine Tour Guide, and a member of the Saint Augustine Historical Society. When he is not giving tours with Explore you can find him giving his own walking tour; City of Light, LLC. His tours are a mixture of accurate history, special events, and personal experiences individually tailored to what will interest you and yours. Apart from historical tours that discuss the general history that built St. Augustine, Michael has a passion for the history of the local churches, learn the history behind some of our most beloved hymns of each denomination. He is available to do speciality tours for those interested!

"Michael cared about the subject matter and it showed. He went the extra mile to make sure the excursion worked for us.
Highly recommended!" 

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"This is the most personalized tour we have ever experienced. Michael took us to places we have never seen before because Explore is able to truly explore the city without a set script or streets to follow. He was knowledgeable and able to answer all of our questions. Perfect for first-time guests or ones like us that are seasoned tourists of the area." 

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"My wife and I took the Guided Historical Tour of St Augustine and couldn’t have been happier. Our guide Mike was engaging and extremely knowledgeable...shared the history of the area, along with some of the legends, and even offered some great dining options. Great tour....highly recommend!"

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Andrew
Licensed Guide

Andy is from Washington, D.C, where he grew up appreciating all facets of history. He has lived in Northeast Florida for more than 20 years, and also works as adjunct instructor at St. Johns River State College. You will probably find Andy in the plaza on a nice day with goody bags for the guests who tour with him! He is a local to the immediate downtown area, and enjoys sharing information with guests. 

"This was our first time on Explore Tours. Andy was our tour guide and was great. He was very knowledgeable and gave us a great tour of the city! Would definitely recommend this tour company!" 

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"We chose Explore over the other tour companies for our Nights Of Lights tour, and we're so glad that we did. Andy, our driver, was absolutely terrific. The quiet electric vehicle is able to go in places where the big tour vehicles can't. Andy was a wealth of knowledge, and managed to show us the entire downtown area in under an hour." 

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"Our driver, Andy, was early to pick us up at the B&B where we were staying. He made the experience very personal and informative. He was VERY informative about St. Augustine history starting with the initial establishment of the city, then the "Flagler Era" up through current history. Andy was able to easily answer our myriad of questions. Less expensive than a trolley tour and significantly more personal and informative. "

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Marc
Licensed Guide

Marc is a retired Elementary School Principal and Colonial American History Teacher from Virginia. For the past 16 years he has been a tour guide in St. Augustine sharing the wonderful history of our town with guests of all ages and nationalities. Over that time he has been employed by Tour St. Augustine Inc., The Casa Blanca Inn, Marineland, and The Fountain Of Youth Archeological Park. His tour experience includes Spanish Colonial History, Architectural History, African American History, Henry Flagler's history and Savory Faire Food Tours. He is an avid tennis player and local musician in his spare time.

"Marc was absolutely outstanding. Extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. My wife and I would

highly recommend his tour!"

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"Marc is an educator with a personable delivery. Through his tour, we were able to delve a bit deeper into the history explored and discover a few lesser known sites. Unlike canned tours, Mike’s information is imparted with true admiration for remarkable achievements and a city he loves. Plus its just fun to ride around in a blue electric vehicle." 

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"We live in St. Augustine, and like to accompany visitors on tours. This was the best we have

experienced. Our guide was a history teacher and did a fabulous job!"

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Aaron
Licensed Guide

"Picked us up at specified location, right on time...Aaron was our guide. Aaron was very articulate in the past and present history of this old tourist city. The seats were comfortable and clean, and our group of ladies from The Villages thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. Aaron toured the old fort along the water, and took us past many historic homes and hotels. We asked him to drop us off, after the full hour at the Tini Martini Bar on the waterfront. Perfect day and again Aaron is studying to be a history professor, so he is on his game."

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We sincerely enjoyed our Historical Tour. Aaron, our guide, was excellent. His knowledge and enthusiasm about history made the tour all that more enjoyable. It is lovely to meet a person passionate about what they do and it makes it hard not to become passionate along with them. Thank you for having such wonderful tour guides. The communication with Explore Tours was easy and their flexibility was outstanding. We would highly recommend this tour if you want a history lesson about the area and want to familiarize with the layout of the area.

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"Our tour guide was excellent and had vast knowledge of the area. We were picked up at our hotel on-time

and with ease. Aaron was a great guide who liked to have fun and laugh along the way. We went down streets that are inaccessible to the larger tour operators."

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Nicole
Licensed Guide

Nicole thoroughly enjoys showing our guests a local's perspective and considers each one a new friend. The history of Saint Augustine is her passion, and the City of St. Augustine is her love. She is a Saint Augustine licensed tour guide. You will learn about St. Augustine from the beginning to the present, all while having fun and seeing the beautiful sights of this magnificent city. 

Hop on and let's go!

"Our tour guide Nicole was awesome! She was very informative and it was evident that she knew an
loved the city!." 

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"We had such a great tour with Nicole! She was informative and personable! She went above and
beyond to make sure we had a good time!"

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"Amazing experience! Nicole was so sweet and knowledgeable. I would actually do this trip again, the
area has so much fascinating history associated with it. Definitely the High Point of this trip!"

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