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USCGC Eagle

USCGC Eagle

by | Jun 2, 2022 | General

USCGC Eagle

The Eagle has landed!

Look what we found in Pensacola bay! you never know what you will find around here.  The USCGC Eagle will be here in Pensacola for a few days make sure to check her out.

USCGC Eagle

Tall Ship USCGC Eagle

The 295-foot Barque Eagle is the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard. She serves as a training vessel for cadets at the Coast Guard Academy and candidates from the Officer Candidate School. The Eagle is the only active-duty sailing vessel in America’s military, and one of only two commissioned sailing vessels, along with the USS Constitution.

Training on Eagle

The primary mission of the Eagle is training. Every cadet who attends the Coast Guard Academy will spend a minimum of six weeks on board Eagle. In addition to learning the nautical traditions of their profession, cadets learn basic seamanship and navigation skills as well as important team-building and leadership skills.

Why Sail-Training?

So, why train Coast Guard cadets on a tall ship when most will spend their careers on state-of-the-art ships and aircraft? Because the ways of old still have much to teach. The conditions and situations that you face under sail can’t be replicated either in a classroom or aboard today’s modern ships.

On board Eagle, cadets find themselves suddenly out of their element. Totally dependent on wind, waves and currents, they quickly learn how these forces of nature affect a vessel. They become skilled in ship-handling, decision-making and meeting unexpected challenges. They learn the importance of crew members working together to handle the ship safely.

Boat Rentals

If you would like to rent a boat to go make memories with your family just give us a call 850-602-4551 or book online

Rental Requirements!

To rent one of our Tritoons there are a few requirements that you must meet. The Person renting and driving the boat must be at least 27 years old and have boating experience. If you have no Experience please call to book. Anyone born 01/01/1988 or after MUST have a Boater’s License to operate a vessel in the State of Florida. Therefore, if the driver was born in 1987 or prior they only need a VALID state or government issued photo ID. If they have a valid Boater’s License from their home state bring it with as it will be honored. If you would like to book one of our beautiful Tritoons just give us a call 850-602-4551 or Book Online.

Boundaries.

Here at Pensacola Pontoons we offer a Large 24mile wide Boundary are to play in. Follow the link so you can take a look at our interactive boundary map. There are so many great places to visit while on the water on our area. to the west you have Fort PickensFort Mcree and sand island. to the east you have the Gulf Island National seashore and Big Sabine. and everything in-between lots of good food and drink stops on Pensacola Beach. and miles of open privet beach for you to enjoy along the way!