Nothing beats a great day of diving with friends. Local Charter Boat Captains offer numerous opportunities weekly for you and your dive buddies to make a splash and explore the emerald waters of the Gulf. From our excellent wrecks and artificial reefs to our spectacular live bottom reefs you will find something for everyone.
The Reef Cleaner is a 30 foot Island Hopper dive charter that accommodates up to 10 divers with all their gear. The boat holds a State License for spearfishing in Florida waters within 9 miles of land and comes equipped with Zookeepers and pole spears for lionfish hunters.
The Reef Cleaner is outfitted with organized tank stowage, custom dive ladder, a cabin for dry storage & changing, required coast guard equipment, emergency oxygen, and first aid kits. Water and snacks are provided on all dive charters.
The Niuhi is a 25 foot Sea Cat Catamaran powered by twin Yamaha150 horsepower 4-stroke engines. It’s a comfortable 6-pack and provides a quick, stable ride to the many available dive locations on the Pensacola Gulf Coast. The Niuhi is outfitted with redundant electronic systems, VHF radio with built-in DSC locating system, premium Bose stereo, fresh and saltwater rinse down, custom dive ladder, a cabin for dry storage and changing, all required coast guard equipment, emergency oxygen, and first aid kits. Water and snacks are provided on all dive charters. The boat is named “Niuhi” (ny-u-ee) which is Hawaiian for Tiger Shark and is the basis for many Hawaiian legends.
Spearfishing in State and Federal Waters
Niuhi’s Federal reef fishing permit allows Niuhi customers to spearfish in federal waters. Niuhi customers do not need their own fishing license as they will be covered by the boat’s permit. While most other Pensacola boats are restricted to state waters, the Niuhi can take you further and deeper to where the big fish really are.
Capt. Andy Ross (850)529-2475
Snorkeling and Sailing Tours
Create your own adventure, encompassing a variety of activities. Help to sail the boat or just relax and enjoy the serenity of sailing. Reserve your Captained private vessel for your party of up to six people.
Jolly Sailing operates out of Pensacola Beach Marina, located just past the Bob Sikes Bridge toll booth, and directly across from the pavilions near the Boardwalk. Year round, we offer two hour, half day or full day trips sailing around Santa Rosa Sound and Pensacola Bay. Seasonally these trips may include snorkeling, swimming and beachcombing. See our Cruises and Rates page for details. We are also available for special events, such as birthdays, anniversaries, engagement proposals, and other celebrations. Contact us at 850-723-6142 to find out how we can make your special occasion unique and extraordinary.
A SAMPLING OF ACTIVITIES WE OFFER:
- Dolphin Watching
- Bird/Wildlife Observation
- Secluded Beach Excursions