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The Tall Ships Are Coming®!

April 27-30, 2023

Tall Ships® Pensacola, FL  features a fleet of 5 ships available for onboard tours, sail-aways, private parties and more.  Pensacola is the last stop on the 3 port tour which also includes St. Pete and Galveston. 

Tall Ships Pensacola Returns

The Tall Ships® Pensacola festival will host 5 ships! Tour the participating ships, sail-away on a ship, enjoy the festival atmosphere which includes music, food, vendors and fun in a family-friendly, all ages event.

Pensacola is one of the three ports in the Tall Ships Challenge® Gulf Coast Series. The ships travel across the Gulf of Mexico as they visit the other participating port cities; Tall Ships St Pete and Tall Ships Galveston. 

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Sail 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.  Three ships are offering the opportunity to set sail daily.  Whether you want a sunset sail, participate in the Parade of Sail or a leisurely sailing excursion, we have something for everyone! Tickets are available for Parade of Sail and daily sailing excursions Jan 25. 

About the Tall Ships Challenge®

The Tall Ships Challenge® is a series of annual events organized by Tall Ships America. These events happen in port cities all accross the USA and draw hundreds of thousands of people to witness majestic tall ships from the age of sail and provide a unique opportunity for the participants to interact with the crews of different vessels in friendly rivalry as they race from port to port. The series began in 2001 on the Great Lakes and saw vessels from six countries and visited seven US and Canadian ports.

Since its launch, the Tall Ships Challenge® series has visited dozens of North American cities, bringing millions of spectators down to the waterfront to experience the tall ships and creating a cumulative economic impact of hundreds of millions of dollars for host communities. It has continued to grow yearly and is an eagerly anticipated event in the seaside communities that host the vessels and beyond.

Pensacola is the last stop on the 2023 Gulf Coast Challenge. The ships will visit   St Pete, FL and Galveston, TX before arriving at the Port of Pensacola. In 2018, Pensacola hosted the Tall Ships Challenge for the first time and was voted Port of the Year!

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