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Monterey Bay Sailing

78 Old Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-7245
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Ranked #9 of 60 Activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Sail with confidence on world famous Monterey Bay. Monterey hosts the most bio-dense and bio-diverse ecosystem on the U.S. Pacific coast. Whether you are a complete novice trying sailing for the first time, or an experienced ocean veteran ready to take your seamanship to a higher level, we offer American Sailing Association (ASA) classes taught to your skill level. Monterey Sailing Monterey Bay Sailing is a professional sailing organization established in 1998 whose mission is to offer residents of the Monterey Peninsula communities and visitors an affordable opportunity to sail the central coast. Marine mammals seen frequently include grey, blue and humpback whales who blow, or breach as they migrate with their calves. Sea otters, dolphin and vocal sea lions enjoy one of the most pristine areas of the entire Pacific. On cruises, all sailors are offered a chance to take the helm and discover the grace and beauty of a boat under sail. Choose a captained cruise for a more relaxing voyage in the world's second largest marine sanctuary. Cruises are safe, affordable, family fun for all ages. For sailors who want to become active in the sport, a membership in Monterey Bay Sailing Club reduces the cost of certification courses and bareboat rentals by 50 - 70%. Bareboat rentals are available for non-members who are certified and qualified to bareboat. The Monterey Bay Sailing fleet offers a selection of boats suited to the local conditions. The local conditions are a sailors paradise. Typically, 345 plus days of good to excellent sailing conditions predominate annually. The prevailing west to northwest wind ranges predictably from 8-15 knots. The ASA sailing school is instructed by professional sailors with decades of experience. ASA certifications are valid for life and recognized internationally. We are dedicated to teaching safety and seamanship and give you the confidence to fulfill your sailing goals and dreams.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

we were going for the two hour option and when our group of four arrived at 10:45, we noticed that was the exact time of the next sailing - but nobody was ready to take us. Apparently the skipper was 30 minutes away and so after a few phone calls, the owner asked if Floyd would drop everything and take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We found Monterey Bay Sailing a number of years back, and go back for a sail every time were are in Monterey. Dutch, who runs the company, and his staff ,know the sea, know how to sail, and provide an experience that is worth every penny you pay. My wife is a sailor and since she demonstrated her skills Dutch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Dutch is running the perfect business. Dog friendly, knowledgeable and fun. I felt very safe on his very clean boat. You must go sailing with Dutch and crew!

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Boat wasn't anything fancy, dinner was a simple salmon and salad and there was a snack earlier, grapes cheese & crackers. Complimentary wine comes in a plastic cup. But the sail trip it self was nice. Enjoyed the waves and the sunset. Overall I felt like the dinner option was overpriced. Just the cruise would have been enough.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I went on the sailing tour end of September. The trip was well worth the money and the captain was very informative of the area. I would choose them again for my next trip. Well done Captain.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Beautiful light wind day.Just us and 1 other couple on the 32ft sloop. Became apparent very quickly that Captain Dutch doesn't really like his job as a charter boat owner. Every question we had was replied with a condescending, sardonic answer that could only leave an awkward silence. Perhaps the repetitive nature of tourist banter is just more than Dutch... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a late morning one hour sail and brought along our first time sailors, my niece and nephew. It was great to be on the water....enjoyed the coastline views. Appreciated the marine and geographical knowledge shared by our captain. While it seemed to end to soon it was a perfect outing with two small kids and gave us up... More

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a fantastic course to give you the rudimentary principals of sailing and some first hand experience behind the Helm. Our teacher was an excellent, low key, full of stories, laid back teacher. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to dabble in sailing or has any interest in getting your complete certification to charter boats by yourself.... More

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Mamou, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very nice. Capt Dutch was very informed and shared a great deal of knowledge with us. Very personal and i would most certainly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We had a great sail out in the Monterey Bay this past weekend with Monterey Bay Sailing. Our captain, Dutch, was very knowledgeable and pointed out interesting things about the bay. The boat was beautiful and had a great little perch seat at the bow. I highly recommend sitting on the perch; it was so peaceful and beautiful. We passed... More

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