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Old 10-30-2009, 01:49 PM   #1
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Default Where is the best spot to watch the Blue Angels fall air show from a boat?

My girlfriend has never seen the Blue Angels despite living in Pensacola her whole life. We want to take our 15 ft. Key West and anchor it near the base so we can watch the show. Just wondering if anyone can tell me the best spot to anchor up. Thanks everyone!
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:10 PM   #2
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mdrobe2 (10/30/2009)My girlfriend has never seen the Blue Angels despite living in Pensacola her whole life. We want to take our 15 ft. Key West and anchor it near the base so we can watch the show. Just wondering if anyone can tell me the best spot to anchor up. Thanks everyone!
If she has never been, take her on base. You can get a good show from a boat. But it is no where near the show you can see on base. There's not a bad seat in the house on base. You are close to the action and can see everything. Save the boat for the show in the summer. Trust me. Plus there all kinds of stuff that happens on the runway that you can not see by boat.

If you must go by boat, the best spot is in Bayou Grande at the end of the North runway.
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:32 PM   #3
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Ditto above. Its always a good show
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Nextstep is throwing a big party for the Blues. His house is rightacross the bayou fromthe end of the runway. Awesome spot to watch the show, and you can come by boat. Details in the Forum Bash section.
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mdrobe2 (10/30/2009)My girlfriend has never seen the Blue Angels despite living in Pensacola her whole life. We want to take our 15 ft. Key West and anchor it near the base so we can watch the show. Just wondering if anyone can tell me the best spot to anchor up. Thanks everyone!
If she has never been, take her on base. If you must go by boat, the best spot is in Bayou Grande at the end of the North runway.
Take the advise above, you will not be disappointed.

I like to go on Friday, set up in our bag chairs at "Center Line" on the base. You will be awed. Stay Friday Night for the night time show. The "Wall of Fire" is my favorite, plus the "Shock Wave" both during the day and at night. And fire works shot from a helicopter.

Fat Albert take off, also impresses me evrytime I see it. JATO!!

And then goby boat on Saturday to Fort McRae.
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:44 PM   #6
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tom you can kiss my grits! :moon

you better be comin to the party

all pffs are welcome see the bash forum

we will have a live band

hamburgers and hot dogs

and place to tie your boat up
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:03 PM   #7
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I want to thank everyone for the advice. I am going to be in the boat for sure as long as the conditions are favorable. I may take nextstep up on his offer but would still like to know where the best viewing locations are from a boat. It might be better for us to avoid the gathering given our small boat- lots of wakes when everyone leaves at the same time- it might get rough!
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:14 PM   #8
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even if ya dont come to the party bayou grande is still the best spot

it is very sheltered

the north end of the north south runway dead ends at the bayou

about 1200 ft from my back door

come if you will, if not we will launch water balloons at ya !

just kiddin
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:21 PM   #9
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I heard that the night show has been moved to Saturday.
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:32 PM   #10
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that would be sweeeet
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