Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a sunny Sunday by the Tall Ships!

The Tall Ships® Pensacola Sunday hours are 10-6 ish we expect the Blue Angels to flyover the Tall Ships as they return home to NAS and will remain open in case they are late. 

Today, tour the decks of these majestic ships, go sailing on a Tall Ship, enjoy the waterfront views and festival atmosphere which includes music, food trucks, The Blue Angel Cockpit experience and more in a family-friendly, all ages event.

Roman Street will perform Sunday at 3. This show was originally Sat. All Saturday General Admission tickets will be honored Sunday. Does not include sailing trip tickets.

Ticket Prices: Kids 5 and under are free, ages 6-12 $10, General Admission $20. 

Buy online to save time at the gate.
The is event is under a “Marine Event of National Significance” Permit. Tall Ships America Security procedures will be different than other festivals in Pensacola. The festival operates like an airport with stricter bag checks and metal detectors in place for all. Security is managed by Tall Ships America.

On Deck Tours start at 10 am to 6 pm, except for Pride of Baltimore 2, they sail at 6pm so deck tours will end at 5:15 so they can prepare.

Blue Angel Cockpit Simulator is open Sunday from 10-6. 

Parking is limited. Check City of Pensacola Parking Maps for locations and free parking.  

Captains Choice; Each ship has different rules for food and drinks on board. Check with the Ship Liaison Officer as you enter for rules.

Sailing Trips: All Sunday Sails are expected to leave on time. Check online only for last minute seat openings on When and If and the Biloxi Schooner Glenn L Swetman.  Pride of Baltimore is Sold Out. These sails offer special sailing experiences. The sail puts you on board the vessel and out in the Bay, where you can interact with the crew and see first-hand how these incredible ships operate in the water.

Portrait of tall ship
Pride of Baltimore II
Photo collage of two tall ships

Go sailing on a Tall Ship!

Enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to set sail on an historic Tall Ship and interact with the Captain and Crew.  There are four ways to enjoy the open water and sail on a Tall Ship adventure.

Parade of Sail. The festival opening event.  Three ships will arrive the morning of April 27 to pick up passengers. You will embark on a 4 hour sail to meet the fleet of ships at the Pensacola Pass and parade back into port. Must be 12 years or older for Parade of Sail. 

Daily Sailing Adventures. Two ships are offering the opportunity to set sail daily. Choose from 1 of 5 daily sails on When and If and Glenn L. Swetman. Each sail is 75 minutes long.

Sunset Sails. The Pride of Baltimore is also offering Sunset Sails after their daily on-board tours end. Sunset Sails are 2 hours long.

Book a private sail. Take your clients, team or host your wedding on a Tall Ship.

Whether you want a sunset sail, participate in the Parade of Sail or a leisurely sailing excursion, we have something for everyone! Tickets for open water adventures start at $65.

Note, on-board tours and trips are not handicap accessible.

Important Things To Note


  • Saturday General Admission tickets will be honored again on Sunday, you may return even if you came on Saturday.
  • Bring your chair on Sunday!

The fine print: GA tickets for both the festival and the sailing excursions are non-refundable. The festival is open, rain or shine. The festival is a cashless event for tickets, merchandise and beverages. Food vendors may accept cash. TSP is not responsible for independent transactions between visitors and vendors. All ships are viewable from the dockside. However, on-board tours are not handicap accessible. If we can assist with arrangements, please notify the ship liaison at the ship of choice to make arrangements. 

PLEASE NOTE: Tall Ships Pensacola has been designated as a Marine Event of National Significance by the U.S. Coast Guard. Special security measures will be in effect. All attendees will be screened, including personal belongings, bags, and purses. No large bags or coolers are permitted. Small coolers similar to lunch box coolers will be permitted for baby food/formula and medicine. No firearms (regardless of permit), knives, drones, illegal drugs, or other dangerous items identified by security. Toy guns and replicas are prohibited. Outside food or drink are not permitted, except baby food and formula that must be contained in plastic containers. No glass is permitted.  No prohibited item will be held by security at the gate and must be returned to the vehicle, or it will be discarded. Veo's,Scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, skates, Segways, and other recreational “wheels” are forbidden. Guests bringing in costume weapons and props will have them secured by on-site security and will be asked to go through additional screening. All guests are subject to search upon entry. There is a bag check and metal detectors at the Main Gate.  Tall Ships America manages event security. 

Drones are strictly prohibited around the event area and Parade of Sail unless authorized by the Event. Unauthorized usage will be reported to law enforcement and FAA authorities.
Personal Use cameras are permitted. Professional photography equipment and video is allowed with approved media pass.

Fishing off any pier around the event area is prohibited.

Service (trained dogs) only are welcome. No other animal is permitted. Service Animals are not allowed below deck on any ship. 

Tall Ships Pensacola Festival features 5 ships