Emerald Coast Yachts

Sailing School & Charters

Sailing Fun on Ray Sea Lady Our Marina in Little Sabine Bay ECY Sailing School Students Studying ECY 104 Navigation ECY ASA 106 Class Sailing in Gulf of Mexico Sailing School Students at Anchor Sailing Fast in Santa Rosa Sound Sailing Gulf ICW ECY Students in ASA 104 Class sailing Sea Fever Sailing to Ft. McRee Rafted Up in ECY Flotilla Sea Fever anchored off Ft. Pickens Twisted in her Slip at Sabine 1st Annual ECY Flotilla ECY 104 Students in Class
Sailing Fun on Santa Rosa Sound - Photo courtesy of David Liscio www.davidliscio.com.
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Welcome to Emerald Coast Sailing!

We are a family-owned, award winning, sailing school and charter company that provides American Sailing Association (ASA) certified sailing instruction, bareboat charters and captained day sails along the Emerald Gulf Coast of Florida.

For a glimpse of our beautiful Emerald Coast, click here to see our 2017 Spring Flotilla getting underway from Little Sabine!

Whether you are just learning to sail, taking your skills to the next level, or want to cruise our emerald green waters, ECY can help you make your sailing dreams come true!

Latest News

ECY Adds Hunter 41 to our Fleet!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Blue Moon a beautiful Hunter 41 to our fleet!

Blue Moon is currently available for charters and classes.

Call Peggy now to schedule your class or charter!.

ECY Adds a Catamaran to our Fleet!

We are once again teaching ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran classes!

We've added Twisted, a Fortuna Island Spirit 37 to our fleet.

She is also available for Captained Charters.

Call now to schedule your class or charter!.

Capt. Bruce Earns New Certifications

Capt. Bruce Wooten of ECY has earned his certifications to teach ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran and ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising.

BZ to Capt. Bruce!

ECY's Spring Flotilla!

Our 2018 Spring Flotilla is on!

Click here to see details for our 2018 spring flotilla!

American Sailing Association Classes

Learn to Sail with ECY!

We have won numerous ASA Outstanding Sailing School & Outstanding Instructor awards from the American Sailing Association.

Join us to see why!

ASA Sailing School

Our sailing school specializes in private, live-aboard sailing classes for couples, families, and friends who want to acquire the skills needed for bareboat chartering, cruising, or future yacht ownership. Our sailing classes are engineered to get you as much experience and confidence on the water as possible. We limit our class size, extend our class length, and provide skilled, dedicated sailing instructors to ensure students receive the best sailing instruction available.

We are the ideal sailing school for couples, families and friends who want to learn the art and science of sailing - together.

Images of Pensacola Beach and ECY Students in class

For information about our award winning sailing school please click here.

Bareboat Charters

Our bareboat charters were featured again in Sailing Magazine!
Click here to read the excellent article by our friend, David Liscio.

We offer bareboat charters along the Emerald Gulf Coast of Florida. Our area offers some of the finest cruising in Florida - or anywhere. Our bareboat charters have been featured in Cruising World, Sail, and Sailing magzines. If you're looking for that "different" bareboat charter -- you've got to experience cruising in our area to believe it. We're convinced the Emerald Coast is the best kept sailing secret in the world! We feature Beneteau, Hunter, and Catalina yachts.

Images of bareboat charters and our marina

For information about bareboat charters along our beautiful Emerald Coast please click here.

Captained Day Sails

Enjoy a relaxing day sail with a USCG licensed Captain on beautiful Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico.

All of our USCG Captains are also ASA Certified Instructors, and are happy to allow anyone in your sailing party to take the helm or work the sheets. You just might enjoy working a bit on the sail, or simply relax and let the Captain single hand the vessel. You might even enjoy learning a bit as you go. All of our Captains are easy going veterans who are wise enough to leave you alone to enjoy the sail or can answer questions or share sailing stories as much as you would like.

Images of captained day sails

For information about captained day sails along our beautiful Emerald Coast please click here.

EC Sailing LogoAbout Our Area

Our sailing school and charter base are located on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida in an area known as the Emerald Coast. We are in the Florida Panhandle, very close to the Florida-Alabama line.

Crystal clear emerald water at Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach was recently selected as Number 7 in TripAdvisor's Top 25 Beaches in the U.S.! Click here to visit TripAdvisor's Top 25 Beaches -- United States.

Our boats are at Sabine Marina on Pensacola Beach. Our offices and classrooms are in Gulf Breeze, just across the Pensacola Beach Bridge from the marina. We feature Santa Rosa Sound, the Gulf Intra-coastal Waterway (GICW), the Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola Bay, Perdido Bay, scenic bayous, sugar white sands, gorgeous sunsets and more.

Santa Rosa Sound to Dauphin Island

This secton of NOAA Chart No. 11378, ICW Santa Rosa Sound to Dauphin Island, shows Little Sabine Bay, where our boats are located, the Gulf Intra-Coastal Waterway, Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola Bay, Pensacola Pass, Gulf of Mexico, and gives you an idea of how varied and interesting our teaching and chartering grounds are. (Click on the chart to open another window to see this chart with NOAA's Online Chart Viewer.)

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