Explore the historic civil war Fort Pickens as you hunt for clues on our Scavenger Hunt! National Park Rangers helped devise this family friendly activity which is held (weather permitting) at Fort Pickens. The Scavenger Hunt is free with park fee entrance ($15/vehicle). Wear comfortable clothing, sneakers and sun screen. Prizes given to individuals or teams that complete the hunt. Approximate time to complete 30min-hour.
*Special Event Scavenger Hunts can be requested for private parties or groups.
Year Around*Weather permitting* (please check our event calendar for times)
Dolphin Cruises are available daily with advanced booking (weather permitting) on a dolphin sightseeing powerboat or 34 foot sailboat. Morning, afternoon and sunset trips available.
Sight-seeing Dolphin Tour in beautiful Pensacola Bay. Pensacola is home to one of the largest populations of Atlantic Bottle-nosed Dolphins in the area. See these friendly creatures in their natural environment with sightseeing landmarks along the way. Dolphin Cruises are offered during the day or at sunset, on an open air power boat.
* An Extended Dolphin Cruise with a 45 min beach stop at historic civil war fort ruins, is available daily in summer months at 10:30am. Guests are allowed to swim and explore the fort ruins at the beach stop.
$55/person on the Dolphin Cruise Powerboat with a bathroom on board; Soda, water, and snacks are included *check our calendar for weekly times
$65/person Dolphin Sunset Cruise, with beer, wine, drinks & snacks included
$70/person Extended Dolphin Cruise~ 2.5 hour cruise with a 45 min stop at historic Fort McCree ruins. 10:30am daily in summer months. Soda, water and snacks included
*Space is limited, advanced reservations strongly suggested contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Guest Services at 850-916-9755.
Pick up/drop off at Margaritaville Bayside Dock
Year Around *weather permitting*
Sunset Cruiseavailable with advanced reservations on a full facilities power boat or sailing yacht. Beer, wine & snacks included.
A beautiful, 2 hour island-style Sunset Cruise around Pensacola Bay with boat drinks included. See Pensacola Beach from the water with a good chance of a few dolphins along the way.
Sunset Cruise on an open air power boat $65/person; beer, wine, soda, water and snacks included *pick up/drop off at Margaritaville Bayside Dock
Sunset Sail on a 34foot sailing yacht with full facilities $75/person; beer, wine, soda and snacks included. *upgrade to a private Sail with dinner and/or champagne option *great for special occasions, Pick up/Drop Off located at Pensacola Beach Marina (1/2 mile from hotel)
Shared or private trips available daily with advanced reservations (weather permitting). Morning, afternoon and sunset trips available.
Historic Sightseeing Sail and Dolphin Watch. Explore the Emerald Coast from the water and leave your cares behind. Enjoy a 2 or 4 hour sail around beautiful Pensacola Bay on a full facilities sailing yacht. Open charters and private trips available.
*Optional Champagne Sail, Dinner Sail or Morning Breakfast Sail available as private specialty trips. Pricing for private trips start at $250 for 2 hours. All specialty trips must be booked in advance.
March-December *weather permitting* Morning and afternoon times available (3 hour excursion, gear included)
This activity opens April 2016
The best of Pensacola Beach snorkeling can be found in several areas around Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Sound. From a ballast pile that is all that remains from an old shipwreck, to Sabine Island, made almost entirely of ballast stones with an intriguing history, to a snorkeling trail at Deadman's Island, the Pensacola area offers some unique snorkeling spots. Some snorkeling excursions may also visit the Pensacola Beach snorkel reef, located in Pensacola Bay with good current conditions. All snorkeling locations are in shallow water, generally 3-4 deep.
For the beginner to the advanced snorkeler, there is plenty to see in the waters of the Pensacola Gulf Coast. While we do not have natural coral reefs as in the Caribbean and the Florida Keys, we do have our own special ecosystem, with a great diversity of fish and marine life. On most of the Pensacola Beach snorkel trips, guests can encounter nearly twenty species. Each trip includes the use of clean, professional quality gear for all snorkeling excursions. Snorkeling tours can be two or three hours, and include complimentary snacks and beverages.
Paddle Boarding Classes and Rentals *weather permitting*
Paddle boarding Adventures are for beginners looking to try it for the first time or experienced Paddle boarders looking to advance and Paddle Surf. Paddle Boarding Adventures or rentals happen daily during summer months.
Paddle Board classes are available through Coastal Paddle Company & Fitness on Board- located at our Bayside Dock. Check availability at; http://www.fitnessonboard.com/
Paddle Board Rentals are available daily on the Gulfside through Horizon Beach Services or Bayside through Coastal Paddle Company & Fitness on Board.
Daily hourly rentals $20-$25
Year around; *weather permitting*
This eco-friendly activity lets you explore the emerald gulf and Pensacola Pier up close with a chance to paddle next to dolphins. Single or Double Kayaks are available for rent for daily outings through Horizon Beach Services located on the Gulfside beach. Bayside rentals are available through Coastal Paddle Company. Hourly rate for single and double kayaks $25/$35.
Pensacola Bay and the Gulf of Mexico have incredible fishing year round. Our diverse shores are home to some of the best seafood on the coast, and fishing trips give you the thrill of catching first hand.
Bay Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing and Family Fishing Trips are available with advanced reservations.
Private charters for up to 6 anglers are available daily with advanced reservations only. All trips are inclusive of bait, tackle, fishing license and gear. Guests need to bring their own food and drinks with them.
Available Trips: Pricing is per TRIP for up to 4 guests. Additional guest can be added for $75 more per person.
2 Hour Catch and Release
4 Hour Bay/Inshore
5 Hour Offshore/Inshore
6 Hour Offshore/Inshore
*Fishing is extremely popular so please make sure to get your reservations in early.
Tee off at Marcus Pointe Golf Club for an exciting Golf Outing. Marcus Pointe Golf Club's 6,650 yard layout features subtle challenges, making it enjoyable for the widest range of golfing skills. Amenities include 18 holes of championship golf, extensive practice areas, and professional instruction, as well as a full service restaurant, The Pointe Grill. Tee Times can be booked online https://marcus-pointe-golf-club.play.teeitup.com/.
Margaritaville Beach Hotel • 165 Fort Pickens Road • Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 • 850-916-9755