Sunset Cruise for a Cause supports access to marine education


When Jessica Jadick, executive director of the Florida Water Warriors, was a small child, she dreamed of spending days on the water, studying dolphins, turtles, manatees and the ocean. She now dreams of bringing those same experiences to children, creating the next generation of marine scientists and environmentalists.

Sunset Cruise for a Cause raises funds for the Florida Water Warriors, a 501(c)(3) with a mission to provide equitable marine science education for all. Sunset Cruise for a Cause will be held 6-9 p.m. April 27, departing from the Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor in St. Augustine.

“Florida Water Warriors believes that every child deserves to share in the wonderous experience that is marine science,” said Jadick, who also runs Florida Water Tours and Floating Food Co. “We provide science field trips that allow kids to actually be a scientist for a day. These hands-on experiences build confidence, create an understanding of the world and show children the importance of a well-balanced and protected ecosystem.”

Sunset Cruise for a Cause is a fundraising event designed to unite the community through the shared goal of education and conservation. The evening begins with a dockside silent auction. At 7:30 p.m., it’s all aboard for a 90-minute sunset cruise on the Tolomato and Matanzas rivers. Guests can look for wildlife, admire St. Augustine’s historic landmarks and watch the sun set behind the cityscape while grazing on bespoke charcuterie boards by Floating Food Company.

Sunset Cruise for a Cause departs from Dock A-19 at Camachee Cove Yacht Harbor, 107 Yacht Club Drive in St. Augustine. Tickets may be purchased at

Sunset Cruise for a Cause is still seeking sponsors. Florida Water Warriors offers four sponsorship levels, each designed to offer marketing benefits, including social media exposure, radio spotlights, signage, tickets and speaking opportunities. Businesses can invest in a multimodal marketing opportunity while supporting Florida Water Warrior’s 2024 educational season. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, email

“Our team is passionate about investing in our youth and providing unique educational opportunities,” said Jadick. “Sunset Cruise with a Cause is a wonderful opportunity for local businesses, organizations, and the community to support our local students and the environment.”

Florida Water Warriors is a nonprofit that provides K-12 students with eco-educational programming that teaches conservation through experiential learning, wildlife observation, discussion and data collection. Located at 107 Yacht Club Drive in St. Augustine, Florida Water Warriors offers community science tours, group education tours and more.

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