You might get a little jealous when you see those sailboats dotting the horizon, streaming along the bay in almost silence. With your feet dangling over the water, the only noise you hear is the rippling waves and the ruffling of canvas sails as they fill with air — the boat surges forward. It’s the best way to appreciate our pristine bays and waterways.
With its deepwater channels and miles of protected waterways, Pensacola has been a haven for sailing since the Spanish explorers streamed into the bay over 450 years ago. And now that the America’s Cup racing team American Magic calls Pensacola Bay our home base for winter training, sailing truly is in our core.
You want to be a part of that? Well don’t worry, you don’t have to join a yacht club or even own a boat to enjoy the salty sailing life! It’s easy to find sunset sailing charters and even sailing lessons here in Pensacola. And you don’t have to be an expert to experience sailing in the Pensacola Bay area!