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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Dr. Dive is a locally owned and operated dive operation offering not only dive charters but dive instruction, CPR, AED and First Aid education as well. Captain Jim Meyers has 40 years experience on Gulf Coast and Caribbean waters in both sailing and motor vessels, and has been both a NAUI and PADI dive instructor for 12 years.Dr. Dive offers divers a fast and comfortable ride on a 26-foot Glacier Bay catamaran with its wave slicing hulls and 150 hp Yamaha engines. The ride is clean and dry in all sea conditions with a low environmental impact from the Ultra Low Emission outboards. Integrated electronics ensure accurate navigation, positive wreck location and safety with full radar and communication gear. Amenities for customer comfort include ample storage, enclosed head, cushioned seating, full fishing and spearfishing capability, and insulated fish boxes for your catch. Fresh water and salt water wash down, custom dive ladder, O2, First Aid, step-through transom and ample deck space provide a safe and diver friendly platform. Easy entry and exit make diving a pleasure, and plenty of insulated storage keeps your snacks and drinks cold for surface intervals. The Glacier Bay hull is the leading edge in catamaran design. The stable, semi-displacement hull tracks straight and resists roll, making for a smooth, comfortable ride. This hull design has crossed broad expanses of the Atlantic, Pacific and Bering Seas with safety, comfort and speed. Designed for serious, offshore service, this boat is capable of handling Gulf of Mexico conditions and delivering an unforgettable dive experience, safe passage and diver oriented comfort that will have you coming back for more.
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The Niuhi is a 27 foot Sea Cat Catamaran powered with 2 Yamaha 150 4-stroke engines. It’s a comfortable 6-pack and provides a stable, quick ride to multiple different dive locations on the Gulf of Mexico.
The Niuhi is outfited with redundant electronic systems,VHF with built in DSC locating system, Bose Stereo heard even underway,freshwater and saltwater rinse, organized tank stowage, custom dive ladder, cabin for dry storage and changing, all required coast guard equipment, O2 and first aid kits. Water and snacks are provided.
The Y Knot? is a 29 ft. twin-hulled Pro Sports Kat known for its stability and comfort. Newly re-powered with Twin Yamaha 225 HP 4-stroke engines, the Y-Knot? is faster and quieter than ever! On board are state of the art electronics including Radar, GPS, Fishfinder, and VHF radio. The boat’s features include a cuddy cabin for your privacy, an enclosed head (restroom), custom observation tower, deck lights, windlass, warm freshwater shower, custom dive ladder, and a walk-through transom. The boat is laid out specifically for diving and provides for easy entry and exit. Always with safety in mind, the Y-Knot? is furnished with EPIRB, First Aid and 02 kits.
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