For your next family trip to the beach, consider an experience your family will NEVER forget! Stay on a yacht… not in a condo! Emmanuel has an amazing history and your family can become a part of it. This yacht has been around the world and you’ll be able to feel the history in every nook and cranny. If you like the beach, you’ll love experiencing it from a different perspective. At beautiful, historic St. Andrews Marina, you will experience the most amazing sunsets ever.
Emmanuel is a 47' Olympic Adventure Ketch Rigged Sailboat. It was built in Greece in 1975 and has been around the world. Emmanuel works for 12 weeks each year in a Christian ministry called Anathallo (Greek word meaning to re-bloom, regenerate or renew). This boat serves ministers and their wives who need a break from the pressures of ministry. For a week they are treated like royalty and their only mission is to reconnect with the beauty of God's creation. By renting Emmanuel for your stay, you're helping us offer the service to ministers and their wives at no charge.
But staying on a Yacht certainly isn’t for everybody. If mobility is a problem, you might want to remain a land lover. These are real, working yachts. For a certain portion of every year, they’re sailing through the Caribbean. They look like boats. They feel like boats. And they smell like boats! For a week, your family will live the lives of sailors.
Short showers, learning to use marine heads (toilets), learning a brand new flowery language, learning the etymology of many popular phrases, eating sailorly breakfasts… But don’t worry… if you’re up for adventure and appreciate history, you’ll love our vessels.
Disponible para huéspedes
Each of our yachts come equipped with everything you’ll need to “survive” the week. Air conditioning (while we’re docked), private staterooms and heads, Cable television and wifi (at the dock), a well equipped galley (kitchen).
The marina store has laundry facilities and showers, should you fail to enjoy showering on Emmanuel. Sailors usually take very short showers in conservation of water... so it you're a long shower type, you might prefer the very clean and secure shower house.
Atención a los huéspedes
We have an amazing crew who are only a phone call away. You will have our cell phone numbers in case anything needs to be discussed. We’ll provide an assortment of breakfast foods. You can bring as many provisions as you want.
Otros aspectos destacables
If you’re feeling adventurous, ask about the packages we offer of our captain taking you to a remote section of Shell Island for a day excursion. There you can snorkel, swim, take long walks or just soak up the sun on the most pristine beach on the Emerald Coast. Or you can try your hand at hoisting the mainsail and putting the sheets in the wind! One thing is certain… your family won’t be bored! But in case you are, you’re only minutes from everything in Panama City and Panama City Beach.
Lover of travel, sailing and skiing... my career is being spent in the advertising and publicity industry. Thirty years in, I still can't wait to get going every morning. I'm energized by volunteer work with organizations like the National Sports Center for the Disabled (Winter Park). I'm also passionate about creating artwork through the lens of camera. And I love deep conversations with people from every walk of life.