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About Pensacola Sailing Academy
American Sailing Association certified Sailing School. We offer beginning through advanced lessons, as well as a Sailing Club that allows members access to a fleet of boats for a monthly fee. We also offer regular day rentals, tours, and captained sails.
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Tony P wrote a review Jul 2021
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BLUF: I simply cannot recommend the team at Pensacola Sailing Academy highly enough. Thanks to all! I'm not typically one to write reviews, but I had to share how good my experience was with Pensacola Sailing Academy (formerly, "Lanier"). Even though I did my ASA 101 in another state, the PSA folks were willing and able to provide a "refresher" sail while I was on vacation to the Gulf Coast with my family. Braxton was thoughtful and responsive throughout scheduling on the phone (following up without a hitch several times on my many questions); Kathy was at the marina early, had the boat ready before I arrived (which is no surprise given her 20+ years in the business), and got me on the water fast; and my instructor, Bryce, was an absolute pro! Bryce was super-knowledgeable and systematic in approach; both patient and encouraging as we got my sailing muscles working again; and a lot of fun to sail with for a few hours! (Remember, Bryce, that you BETTER have the last words in any future arguments with your lady!! ...and those words should be, "Yes, dear.") ;-) My only constructive criticism for PSA is to give your students/renters a bottle of water (or even two) rather than charge for it. Not a complaint! But I imagine that providing that comfort/safety essential for "free" will come back to you (in goodwill, at least) by orders of magnitude. Look me up if you ever sail through San Francisco Bay. It would be my privilege to crew for any of you!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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denise23892018 wrote a review Jul 2021
Dallas, Texas32 contributions6 helpful votes
Taking a sunset cruise with Pensacola Sailing Academy has been the highlight of our trip. Captain Bryce was so knowledgeable about the area and was an expert in sailing. We even got to see some dolphins! The information provided ahead of time was very helpful and made check-in easy. Will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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PFR4pcola wrote a review Feb 2018
Pensacola, Florida47 contributions15 helpful votes
A great experience. My friends and I took the introductory sailing classes over three days and we thoroughly enjoyed all parts of the experience. We worked predominantly with Kathy and Captain Bryce. We received excellent, non-condescending instruction in a fun and safe environment. This is established group that gives great customer service.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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Greg2117 wrote a review May 2017
Virginia Beach, Virginia713 contributions101 helpful votes
We did two sails over a four day period. This family run business is top of the line. First and foremost the service is top notch, they are courteous and willing to answer all your questions. The sailboats that are available for rent are phenomenal and well maintained. I highly recommend you use them for rental purposes or to take their courses. Ed and myself can not thank you enough for making our two trips amazing.
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Date of experience: May 2017
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charlyhors wrote a review Apr 2016
Thornton, Colorado1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I took the 101 Basic Keelboat course here. John and Kathy are a pleasure to work with and learn from. What we most enjoyed was the very affordable Bucaneers Boat Club that they operate. We spent the Fall of 2015 and Spring of 2016 in Pensacola, just to get use of their fleet of sailboats. We never once failed to get a boat in the over 20 times we used them. It does help to call ahead on weekends. Also, their young dockhand and instructor, Bryce, Captain Bliss, (really) is a positive, helpful, and knowledgeable addition to their team. The bay itself offers any level of sailing you want - just pick your days.
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Date of experience: April 2016
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