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 is outfitted with organized tank stowage, a custom dive ladder, a cabin for dry storage & changing, electronics with radar, emergency oxygen/first aid kits and all required coast guard equipment. There is plenty of seating and space for you to spread out and relax while you enjoy the ride to your dive destination. Water and snacks are provided on all dive charters with fresh fruit served between dives. The professional and courteous crew will supervise and assist divers to ensure a safe and fun dive experience.
Lionfish hunting available on all trips
The boat is stocked with Zookeeper Lionfish Containment Units and pole spears for customers who do not have their own harvesting gear. The crew will be happy to help novices understand proper handling techniques and answer any questions you may have. The boat also holds a state license for spearfishing in Florida state waters.
The Niuhi is a 25 foot Sea Cat Catamaran powered by twin Yamaha 150 horsepower 4-stroke engines. It’s a 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 stereo, freshwater rinse down, custom dive ladder, a cabin for dry storage, 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
The Jolly Roger is a 27′ Pro Sport ProKat walk around 6-pack charter. The boat is equipped with Simrad electronics, radar, VHF radio, oxygen/first aid, a custom dive ladder, tank stowage, premium sound system, freshwater rinse, special lighting for night dives and all required coast guard equipment. Powered by twin Yamaha 150 4-stroke engines, the catamaran boat provides a fast and stable ride to Pensacola’s finest dive sites. Water and snacks are supplied on all charters and there is plenty of space for you to bring personal food and drinks as well. The Jolly Roger specializes in custom dive trips for up to 6 people. The flags that fly on the flag bridge of the USS Oriskany are maintained and changed regularly by Captain Chris and crew.
Capt. Chris Williams (850)889-6085
Jolly Sailing & Snorkeling
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.