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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 #7 of 58 Activities in Monterey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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... more » 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. « less
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New York City, New York
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It was a great sail with nice appetizers and wine on board. It's a much more personalized approach than all the other offers in the area! I definitely recommend it!

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Monterey Bay Sailing at its best! Highly recommend, you will not be disappointed! You will see the Bay in all its glory and learn something too, whether you take the helm or not. Dutch and Shawn made the sunset cruise delightful! From thoughtful conversations to the great knowledge of the ecosystem, you feel the passion of the captain when you... More

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Fairfax County, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Booked a two-hour private evening sail with Dutch - nothing short of fantastic! This was our second time boating in Monterey Bay, but our first time sailing. If you want to get up close and personal with the beauty of Monterey Bay, sailing is the way to go. Dutch was a gracious host, a seasoned professional sailor and extremely knowledgeable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Booked private sailing trip for my family. Had a wonderful time! Saw lots of whales, seals, sea lions and even an otter and a jelly fish!

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Carpinteria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I had a wonderful time, took the morning trip and avoided the whale watching cruises that were packed with people. This is quite, enjoyable and Capt Dutch was very knowledgeable. Wish that I had time for one of the longer sails.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I took my wife and 3 young children (9, 6 & 3yrs) on an hour long sail with Monterey Bay Sailing to see the bay and any marine life we came across. It was a lovely sail with and a great way to see the bay, being so close to the water and no diesel fumes, much better than the... More

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San Lorenzo, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Dutch was very knowledgeable about the wildlife and the eco-system. We only went on a 1-hour trip of the bay, because we didn't have time for a longer trip. We would like to go back for the 2-hour excursion. Unfortunately, we did not see any whales on this trip. We did see however, otters and sea lions. We went early... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

The service was great & the guys working in the office were very nice and accommodating. This company is a great place to use if you want to sail Monterey Bay.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Me and my wife went on a two hour trip on the bay. Our Captain Dutch was awesome and very knowledgeable about the eco-system, geography and all the wildlife. We had a very unique experience watching star fish and humpback whales jumping and spouting in front of us. I'm disabled and had trouble getting on and off the sailboat but... More

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