Jolly Sailing & Dolphin Cruise

Jolly Sailing & Dolphin Cruise

Jolly Sailing & Dolphin Cruise
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Scuba & SnorkellingBoat ToursSightseeing ToursDolphin & Whale WatchingNature & Wildlife Tours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Choose your own adventure! Sailing, dolphin cruises, sightseeing tours, snorkeling, sunset cruises, private dinner cruises, custom adventure excursions. Our fleet includes Jolly Roger, a 24' powerboat tritoon,Jolly'Ventures, a 26' powerboat tritoon, Jolly Mon, a 27' custom sailboat, with daily cruises from Sabine Marina; and Jolly Dolphin, a 42' 28 passenger power vessel, daily cruises from Pensacola Beach Marina. COMING SOON BRAND NEW for Summer 2023, Jolly Dolphin II, 49 passenger motorized catamaran cruiser. Private or shared trips. Plenty of seating in sun and shade. Safe, comfortable, and fun for all ages. Complimentary bottled water included with all trips. Guests age 21+ may bring alcoholic beverages aboard. Use of snorkel gear, along with instruction, included with snorkeling tours. Special occasion trips such as party cruises, dinner cruises, wedding/rehearsal cruises, family reunions, corporate excursions available. Come enjoy a memorable cruise with Jolly Sailing!
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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Travelers' Choice
2023

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Nae7777
San Antonio, TX4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020 • Couples
I’m working down here in Pensacola in the medical profession and my little sister Kimberley came down here to celebrate her birthday with me. We decided to take a dolphin cruise and I lucked out and chose Jolly Dolphin. It was a most wonderful trip. So we decided to go sailing with them the next day and we took just a sailing trip and we saw even more dolphins. They were putting on such an amazing show we got to sell under the bridge and hear the captain blow his conch horn was really cool. We will I will be going back as my little sister has just flown off to go back to Dallas. I highly recommend Jolly dolphin these are the most wonderful people and they take really good care of you. You will not be disappointed if you go with jolly dolphin on your cruises in your adventures, have a blessed adventure.
Written May 17, 2020
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Hi Nae! Thanks so much for your wonderful review, and for booking your sunset sail and dolphin cruise with us! We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed both. We truly enjoyed having you onboard, glad we were able to make Sis' birthday week a memorable one. We hope to see you back out again before you leave Pensacola Beach.
Written June 8, 2020
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Daniel G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
We had the best time sailing in Pensacola bay and seeing many different pods of dolphins on this trip!
The boat was clean and safe.
The captain and the crew did a phenomenal job of keeping us informed and safe and even turning the boat so that pictures would come out better for us. The captain maneuvered the boat smoothly and safely all the time which made for a very enjoyable ride!
Our guide, MJ, filled us in on all sorts of things about dolphins that we had no idea about before. She spoke with everyone on board and shared a real wealth of fascinating information.
So knowledgeable!
I very much recommend this trip to anybody wanting to have a relaxing, fun and informative time in beautiful Pensacola Bay, even this time of year.
Today was a perfect day in the mid 70s in the first week of November.
Hard to beat!
Written November 3, 2022
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Phaedra H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Mike and Freddie were so nice, funny and informative. To start off we arrived 5 minutes ahead of the departure time instead of the 15 minutes ( I had left my glasses at home smh) but they were there waiting and called us by name and Mike said he was about to call us to see if we were going to make it. That was the start of Wow! What great customer service. I appreciated that. The Sunset Dolphin Cruise started and they went through the customary safety guidelines which I also appreciated. Everything was good to go. We set sail and almost immediately we spotted dolphins and I can’t tell you how beautiful and amazing it was to see Jehovah’s creations up close and personal in their natural habitat. The weather was perfect, the dolphins playful and the sailing crew was lighthearted and funny and provided many informational tidbits. Booking this cruise was easy as pie, parking was a cinch and everything was on time and a smooth operation. I recommend Jolly Sailing without a doubt! I’d give 10 stars if I could. Thank you Mike and Freddie!
Written August 31, 2022
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Begonia4
Saint Louis, MO89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
WOW! This was the highlight of our trip for sure. We did a private sunset dolphin tour after having problems with another local one, which was by far the best choice. Booking was easy, and Captain Paul was amazing! He showed us so many points of interest, and he asked us what we wanted to see, which was dolphins, and he made it happen. We saw a lot of them! We felt safe with his skills, and we had a great time. From start to finish, it was so perfect. You can tell this company loves what they do and take care of you. This is now on my list of favorite things to do while in Pensacola Beach and with this company. You are in good hands.
Written April 19, 2021
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Hello! That's wonderful to hear! Pleased to hear that your private sunset dolphin cruise with Capt Paul was a highlight of your Pensacola Beach vacation. We so appreciate your kind words and your recommendation. See you next time!
Written May 3, 2021
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amazed_12
New York City, New York, USA130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Mike the Captain and the assistant Alexis were awesome hosts for our 3 hours. Mike was informative along the cruise, telling details of the dolphins (OH - so MANY dolphins!), what kind they were, their habits, etc. When asked about buildings, houses, in the distance, he knew all the answers. We went out for about an hour, docked on the sandy beach of an island, and we got off the Jolly Dolphin. We climbed a sandy hillside to the top, to watch the blue angels. Some people brought beach chairs along and sat in them, and didn't climb all the way to the top. There were gently sloping ways to get to the top, it was not a difficult climb. Some brought towels to sit on, and also brought coolers. A couple of people simply stayed on the boat to watch. The boat was completely covered on top so we were protected from the weather elements. It was however a comfortable sunny day. The practice lasted for about 50 minutes and was indescribably awesome. We boarded the boat and made our way back to the dock. The music was completely enjoyable, and the captain even took requests for songs. I can't say how well-worth the money was spent. I heard everyone remarking that it was just a truly amazing three hours.
Written May 9, 2023
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Wow! Thanks so much for your detailed review. It really helps others get an idea of what to expect. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the Blue Angels practice and dolphin cruise! It is one of our most popular trips, and an epic combination of sights. Thank you for cruising Jolly!
Written May 18, 2023
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Brightens
Carthage, IL203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
The captain and deck hand were extremely courteous and quite humorous. The captain told jokes and also gave facts about dolphins. We phoned for reservations, and the woman was polite and informative. All the passengers had a great time. The captain was very conscientious about safety, as well. We saw dolphins at a short distance and along the boat.
Written March 8, 2022
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Hi! Thank you, we really appreciate your kind words, and thanks much for cruising Jolly. Happy to hear that your dolphin cruise experience was fun for you!
Written March 21, 2022
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Taysaye
Fort Worth13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We booked a private cruise to see dolphins and the Blue Angels practice, and it was a wonderful experience! Our captain, Paul, was very friendly and informative as we cruised around the bay. He asked for our preferences on how we would like to watch the Blue Angels practice. We beached on a cool sandbar where we had an amazing view of the practice. We had the option of swimming or wading in the water while we watched, we could watch from the boat, or we could climb on top of the sandbar for the best view. Our captain worked hard to find dolphins, and we saw them in several locations! We also saw a crab swimming along, and Paul was able to pull it into the boat to show the crab to us before putting him back in the water. It was such a memorable trip and something we will always be able to look back on as a great family experience!
Written June 28, 2023
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Hello! Wow, thanks so much for your detailed review. Happy to hear your private dolphin and Blue Angels cruise with Capt Paul was such a fun time for you. Thanks for cruising Jolly!
Written July 7, 2023
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porchcrashers
Bloomington, IL4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Took this tour so we could watch the Blue Angels practice. They did not disappoint! After about 20 minutes out, we stopped to watch dolphins (we saw plenty) for probably 30 minutes (stopping and going)! What a bonus! Then the cruise took us to a beautiful area of dunes across from the NAS…and we had a 360 view of the show! Gorgeous and top knotch viewing! Would definitely recommend this tour. Captain and crew were well informed on dolphin facts as well as friendly and accommodating! 5-stars!!
Written October 12, 2022
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Hello! Thanks for your five star review. Glad you enjoyed the dolphin cruise with Blue Angels practice! We appreciate you.
Written October 14, 2022
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Doug A
Alabama1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
My wife and I took the Dolphins and Angels Cruise. Our captain was Mike and crew was Frankie and they were just fantastic. It didn’t take long before we saw dolphins. We cruised to the bay where the Blue Angels flew and saw more dolphins along the way. We docked on an island and then the Blue Angels flew. They were so low and flew right over our heads. It was loud and exciting. Mike and Frankie knew just where to position us for the best view. It was just a fantastic cruise. While cruising Frankie told us about the area also.
Written September 14, 2021
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Hi there! Really pleased to hear that you had such a good time on the dolphin and Blue Angels practice cruise, it's the best! We appreciate your review, and thanks for cruising Jolly!
Written January 8, 2022
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Vatina H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
We took the tour for the Dolphin Cruise and Blue Angel Practice. It was great. Would highly recommend this trip. We saw Dolphins and a sea turtle along the way and got to watch the Blue Angels do flight practice on a private beach. Loved it
Written September 7, 2023
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Hello! Glad you enjoyed your Dolphin Cruise with Blue Angels practice. Sounds like a great time! Thanks for your review, and for cruising Jolly.
Written September 21, 2023
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