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Chardonnay II Sailing Charters

790 Mariner Park Way, Dock FF, Santa Cruz, CA 95062
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Ranked #8 of 31 activities in Santa Cruz
Type: Boat Tours
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We have taken the Chardonnay Sailing Charters on 4 different occasion and have been truly pleased every time. You feel safe, relaxed and happy. We have taken the Taste of Santa Cruz, Beer & Pizza trip, Sushi Sunday, the wine trip. You relax and enjoy the food, drinks and sights of the Santa Cruz bay. The summer time sun just... More

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Visalia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

I have noticed people complain about the food given here and maybe that is not enough, but what I did notice on board in that they actually offer food, might not be enough to fill you up but you can ask for more and the same goes with the wine. Also people should read about the trip they are booking... More

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San Jose, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

My fiancé and I had a BLAST on the Chardonnay II. We went on the sunset sail. The weather was perfect and the sunset was gorgeous. The crew was super nice and helpful. As for alcohol, you had your choice of white wine, red wine, or beer. The crew went around several times to ask everyone if they wanted more... More

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Felton, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

As locals, we probably don't do this as much as we ought, as it's an enjoyable perspective of the Santa Cruz/Monterey Bay. October is changeable weather, but whales show up at this time of year, and with luck you get a chance to see them up close as they are active in the late afternoon. Can be chilly. The other... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I just returned from a cruise around our beautiful Monterey Bay! I had always wanted to go out in this beautiful vessel! The excursion was top notch. Not only is this sail boat excuisite but the captain and staff were very knowledgeable and experienced. To be out on the open sea and experience nature first hand was out of this... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

It was nice to see SC from the water. Saw dolphins and seals. Was a bit chilly on the boat (as to be expected) but they had some blankets. Snacks and wine provided were ok.

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Senior Contributor
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6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We took the Sunday Sushi sail and had a great time. It was our first time on a sailboat in years. The crew was very helpful and we were out on a beautiful day. Please remember to bring a little cash for a tip. This is well worth the money.

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Atlanta, GA
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The Chardonnay II is a great way to experience Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay. It's a large, fast, well-equipped sailboat with a skilled captain and friendly, attentive crew. The sunset was lovely, as was getting to see otters, seals, and sea lions, and sailing past the boardwalk, wharf, and lighthouse. It was quite warm and sunny when we set out,... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

We went on sunset cruise, no expectations. the crew was nice, very generous with the drinks, there was no food. it was chilly and they offered blankets to people which came in handy. the capitan performed some sailing maneuvers which were thrilling and then we coasted along admiring beautiful sunset setting behind santa cruz shoreline, spotted many dolphins and seals... More

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Bandon, OR
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The staff was pleasant and the sunset cruise itself was nice (even though cloudy and a little sprinkly and cool). They poured wine and beer frequently. But don't expect much when it comes to food. They say complimentary Hors d'oeuvres included. However, they have no paper plates. They pass around some cheese and crackers, later a platter of vegies, and... More

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