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Bella Monterey Bay

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Address: 32 Cannery Row #8, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 818-822-2390
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: 47'Luxury Italian Racer Cruiser sailing yacht for your personal and...
47'Luxury Italian Racer Cruiser sailing yacht for your personal and intimate pleasure for sailing our beautiful Monterey Bay Sanctuary. Bring all your own goodies and party with Bella on the Bay Monterey. All amenity's you will need on board. Only 6 guests per cruise for our groups so its spacious and intimate. Or private Charters for up to 6 max. Please! its just me and my boat so if I don't answer right away leave me a message and I will return the call as soon as I am able. Thanks Your Captain Christian...;) My Whale watch trip is 4 hours and goes from 10am til 2pm its my half day special for 650.00 for up to 6 total guests. You bring your own lunch and goodies for the trip, beer and wine is OK too. Its private only so it would just be you guys . We will see whales almost for sure on my half day special and plenty of time to enjoy them . The seas and wind is usually calm in the morning and will pick up typically around 12 or so for a great sail coming home. My 2 hour group sales are 85.00 per person and go from 2 to 4 or 4 to 6. You also can bring your own beer and wine and snacks if you wish. On the 2 hour sails we see whales and dolphins all the time but there are definitely no guarantees to see everything every time because they need to be in the area we are sailing and close enough to get to them in the one hour out that we sail. We are blessed to have some whales here year round and plenty of Dolphins come through all year too. My private sails are 175.00 an hour with a 2 hour minimum for up to 6 total guest and we could go any time that I am not already scheduled. Again you can bring your own goodies aboard .On the 2 hour sails we see whales and dolphins all the time but there are definitely no guarantees to see everything every time because they need to be in the area we are sailing and close enough to get to them in the one hour out that we sail. Hope to see ya here for something . Thanks You Your Captain Christian....:) PS The evening sail is rare to see whales..
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Don't miss a sail with this company!

Bella was the top rated whale watching company, so we gave them a call. Turned out the boat was being repaired, so we left our phone numbers, and got a call back a few hours... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Bella was the top rated whale watching company, so we gave them a call. Turned out the boat was being repaired, so we left our phone numbers, and got a call back a few hours later saying to come on down. Are we ever glad we did! We did a two-hour afternoon sail, with pretty smooth water, decent wind on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have always wanted to go on a whale watching trip. The last time I was booked on one was about 20yrs ago in Australia and it was cancelled at the last minute because there were no whales. When my husband called Christian he said he couldn't guarantee we would see whales but because he was so friendly on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This was the best part of our California trip. Hands down worth the money. Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Christian was hospitable and we felt safe and comfortable the entire afternoon.

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I wouldn't trade this experience for anything. Chose because of great reviews, was never asked to leave a review, and here I am, because I want everyone to know how well deserved this best-of experience was. Captain Christian made special arrangements for us to go out last minute on Mother's day weekend on a Saturday, and he made it special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Captain Christian is great. The yaught is lovely and clean. He is welcoming to all of his guests. There are plenty of places to sit. He took us directly to the whales. They were so beautiful and amazing! Can not express how awesome and humbling it is to be so close to them. I have never been on the ocean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We went on a private whale watching excursion with Captain Christian in August 2014. It was just the Captain, myself, my wife, and my 16-year-old daughter. It was a surprise Sweet 16 birthday present for her. The reason I booked this trip with Captain Christian/Bella Bay Monterey was the direct result of numerous top rated reviews on Trip Advisor. It... More 

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went sailing with Christian on March 30. We had a bit of back and forth on timing because of weather concerns but Christian and we were flexible enough that we made it work. His boat is beautiful! For 2-6 people it is ideal. We had a great sail for two hours. The wind was up a bit which made it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a great time spending the afternoon with Captain Christian and his crew. He is a fantastic person and the most wonderful host. We got to enjoy the beautiful Monterey coastline, see some dolphins up close playing with the boat, and watch a great sunset. Highly recommended!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I booked this trip via email from the UK after putting a few questions to Christian first, like will I be safe as I don't swim but my husband loves sailing. Christian reassured me and we sorted out payment and a reservation date for the sunset sail very easily. On the day (beautiful weather) we arrived at the empty mooring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Captain Christian is one of the kindest, personable individuals my wife and I have ever met, and his cruise was awesome! We highly recommend this cruise - you will not be disappointed!

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