ABOUT US

Meet the Red Boat Tours Crew!

A retired food company sales and marketing executive, Captain Tony Palesotti founded Red Boat Water 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 Water 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 Water 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..

Your Family Friendly Choice in St. Augustine!
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