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Monterey Bay Sailing

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Address: 78 Old Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 831-372-7245
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Description: Sail with confidence on world famous Monterey Bay. Monterey hosts the most...
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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Very efficient and friendly

We had a very enjoyable sunset cruise. Dutch was pleasant and informative. I would give the trip a 4.5 if I could. The only mark down was that there was no offer to use the head... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Monterey, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We had a very enjoyable sunset cruise. Dutch was pleasant and informative. I would give the trip a 4.5 if I could. The only mark down was that there was no offer to use the head on the boat and the cabin was a little cluttered. But no one sat in the cabin. We were outside and our captain was... More 

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Xenia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was the maid of honor in my best friend's wedding and wanted to have a fun activity for her bachelorette party. Taking a sailboat ride in the bay with Captain Dutch was perfect! He was personable and professional, allowed us to bring snacks on board, and served us wine as part of the package. We got a beautiful one... More 

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Hereford, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Cpt Dutch was great. Knowledgeable, personable, and he provided a great overview of Monterey Bay's characteristics, history, and tips on such things as where to find information on questions we had (where did the terms starboard and port come from?) (the answer is to Google it--which he did for us right on the spot). We celebrated our anniversary in style... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Captain Dutch made the whole experience effortless, memorable and relaxing. Amazing experience. Will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is effortless. It was so much fun to go sailing with the crew at Monterey Bay Sailing. Our captain was very helpful and we were pleased they agreed to extend the time to two hours of sailing. Although he could have done it all himself, the captain let me and one other person hold the tiller during part of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Captain Randy is an excellent instructor and Dutch and the entire Monterey Sailing staff are professional and courteous. This is a first class operation in an excellent location.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I enjoyed my sail on the bay. The captain was very pleasant and provided lots of interesting facts about the bay as we sailed around. He was very accomidating and provided great service!

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Arcola, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We had a fantastic afternoon sail. We went on the 2 hour sail. My husband was at the helm for part of the sail. Dutch, the captain, let us participate in the sail and was good giving instructions. We saw quite a few whales. A couple of them swam along near the boat for about 20 minutes. I will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon sail! The weather was sunny and there were sea lions leaping out of the water out in the bay. In the harbor, a family of sea otters were rolling around, the little ones knocking the others off their parent's stomachs and making sweet squeaking protests. Dutch is knowledgeable about the area and offered many interesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I bought a one hour trip as a part of my boyfriends Christmas present and he ABSOLUTELY LOVED it! It was a beautiful sunny day PERFECT for sailing! It was the greatest time. We ended up having the whole boat to ourselves so that was really nice. The staff was EXTREMELY friendly the whole time. We cannot wait to go... More 

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