Phone: (850) 916-1161
We are a family-owned, award winning sailing school and charter company that provides American Sailing Association (ASA) certified sailing instruction and bareboat or captained charters along the Emerald Gulf Coast of Florida.

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.

We are the ideal sailing school for couples, families and friends who want to learn the art of sailing - together.
Welcome Spring, Goodbye Winter Special!
Book your classes or charter before April 1st and receive a 10% discount!

ASA Sailing School

ECY ASA Sailing School Our ASA sailing school specializes in private, live-aboard 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 and extend our class length to ensure students receive the best sailing instruction available...Learn More» 


Sailing Charters

ECY ChartersThe Emerald Coast of Florida 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... Learn More»

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!

Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Sailing

Margaritaville Sailing
Ask about Margaritaville Pensacola Beach Hotel sailing trips with ECY! Call Peggy at 850-916-1161.
Become an ASA Sailing Instructor!
ECY hosts Instructor Qualification Clinics. Click here to go to our News and Specials page for details.

Get your USCG Captain's License!
ECY has teamed with Far Horizon Captain's School to host training and testing for USCG Captain's Licenses. Click here to go to our News and Specials page for details.

About Our Area

Our sailing school and charter base are located on the Gulf Coast of Florida along a beautiful stretch of barrier islands and sugar white sands known as the Emerald Coast. We are in the Florida Panhandle, very close to the Florida-Alabama line.

Our boats are at Sabine Marina on Pensacola Beach - an absolutely gorgeous barrier island. 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, where our boats are located, the Gulf Intra-Coastal Waterway, 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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