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 man made reefs and wrecks to our spectacular live bottom reefs you will find something for everyone.
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The Niuhi is a 25 foot Sea Cat Catamaran powered by twin Yamaha 150 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, organized tank stowage, 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
Captain Andy’s Federal reef fishing permit allows Niuhi customers to spearfish in state and 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
The N 2 Deep is a 28 ft. twin-hulled Pro Sports ProKat known for its stability and comfort. Powered with Twin Yamaha 150 HP 4-stroke engines with state of the art electronics on board including Radar, GPS, Fishfinder, and VHF radio. The boat’s features a Center Console (giving you plenty of room to stretch out ride comfortably to and from the dive site), an enclosed head (restroom), deck lights, windlass, warm freshwater shower, custom dive ladder. The boat is laid out specifically for diving and provides for easy entry and exit. Always with safety in mind, the N 2 Deep is furnished with EPIRB, First Aid and 02 kits.
Capt. Clark Olander became a PADI Open Water Instructor in 2005 in Okinawa, Japan. He has worked as an Instructor in Okinawa, Virginia, Texas, and now in Pensacola, Fla. His passion is Wreck Diving and Spearfishing. He has traveled all over the world with extensive diving throughout Asia, Micronesia, Central America and the Caribbean. He has been in Pensacola since 2009 and still teaches all levels of diving at Dive Pros. He has a “6 pack” OUPV license and has been running the N 2 Deep since 2013.
Capt. Clark Olander (850)686-5330
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