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WorldUnited StatesFlorida StatePensacola

GPS: 30°28.41′N, 87°12.74′W
Gallery: Panoramio
Chartlet: Chartlet



Pensacola is the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle and is a sea port on Pensacola Bay, which connects to the Gulf of Mexico.

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  • NOAA Charts 11382 & 11383


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Local Climate and Weather

The climate of Pensacola is subtropical, with mild winters and hot, humid summers. Summer temperatures are characterized by highs in the low 90s and lows in the mid 70s. The average high in July is 91 °F (32.8 °C), with 59 days per year reaching at least 90 °F (32.2 °C). The average low in July is 75 °F (23.9 °C). Evening thunderstorms are common during the summer months. Pensacola's location on the Florida Panhandle makes it vulnerable to hurricanes.

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Check-in facilities

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Ports and Popular Stops

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Chico Marina. 3009 Barrancas Ave, Pensacola, FL 32507. Ph: (850) 453-8863
    Their rate as of Jan. 01, 2009 is... $7.50/ft per month for vessels to 25 feet in length and $8.50/ft per month for vessels 26 feet and larger. They can accommodate up to two catamarans and only offer month to month. They do allow livaboards.
  • Pensacola Ship Yard and Marine Complex - Bayou Chico
  • Pelicans Perch Marina - Bayou Chico


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  • Ft. McRee: - Position: Latitude: 30°19.634'N, Longitude: 087°19.139'W
  • Redfish Point: Position: Latitude: 30°19.072'N, Longitude: 087°20.575'W

Offshore Islands

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Routes/Passages To/From

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Tourism & things to do ashore

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Fuel, Water, & Electricity

  • Bahia Mar Marina has gas and diesel, water and ice, and pumpout. (850)432-9620


Grocery Stores

  • Pensacola Growers' Retail Farmers' Market Market Location: Brentwood Park - 4905 North Palafox Street, Pensacola, Florida. May through July, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 7:00 a.m. to noon. Contact Information: Mary Welsh, 21000 Oakdale Drive, Robertsdale, AL 36567. Telephone: (251) 960-1089. WIC/FMNP coupons accepted at this market


  • The Oar House - located on Bayou Chico and has a dinghy dock. Good food and drink. 1901 Cypress St, Pensacola, FL 32501, (850) 549-4444,

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Marine Stores & Facilities

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  • Ben Harris - email bharris [at] RationalRealty [dot] com or phone 850-525-2542 - local Catalina sailor.


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