St. Augustine, Florida: Car Wash In A Showboat

Built in 2005, inspired by a California riverboat car wash built in the 1960s. Surrounded by a moat of run-off, you have to drive across a gangplank to get "on board."

Sporty's Express

520 S. Ponce De Leon Blvd, St. Augustine, FL
On the west side of US 1, around a half-mile south of King St. or around 1.5 miles north of Hwy 312.
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Showboat Car Wash.

Showboat Car Wash

The attraction is now reopened after a long period of renovation!

[Jim Murray, 03/14/2017]
Showboat Car Wash

Closed for remodeling now (can't currently get your car ship-shape there) but looks same as always.

[Anne, 01/01/2016]

Showboat Carwash

Showboat Car Wash

This one is a regular car wash, only the building looks like a paddle boat. Not much else special about this, and they do not do a great job of washing the cars in my opinion. They have a special on Wednesdays where you can get the exterior wash for four dollars.

[Carley, 06/11/2014]

Car washes are usually deemed attractions on based on their unusual architecture or themes, rather than on their car washing prowess.

Riverboat Car Wash.

Riverboat Car Wash

A drive-thru car wash on US 1 in St Augustine. I'd go into more detail, but...what else is there, really?

[CharlesT, 04/19/2005]

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