With its pristine, warm waters and rich history, Pensacola is a perfect location for wreck diving. In a day’s worth of diving, you can visit a 19th century battleship like the USS Massachusetts, various cargo wrecks, and the USS Oriskany, a Vietnam-era aircraft carrier. Wrecks like these are a haven for fish and sea life of all kinds. On another day, speed over the waves in a racing catamaran like the Dare II. For a turn on dry land on a third day, check out Tarkiln Bayou National Park, a perfect hiking spot, then head down to Fort Barrancas for a picnic lunch!
- Pensacola is a great place for wreck diving, and in a single day you can explore everything from a late -9th century battleship to a Vietnam-era Aircraft Cartier to a whole range of merchant vessels.
- Racing sailboats like the Dare II are a fun and unique way to speed along the waves, with sleek catamaran hulls built for speed and capable local skippers.
- On land, you can enjoy Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park, with its miles of boardwalk and trails, before heading to Fort Barrancas for a picnic.
“Pensacola is a city brimming with natural wonders, maritime history, and oftentimes, a combination of the two.”