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“want to go sailing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Monterey Bay Sailing

Monterey Bay Sailing
78 Old Fisherman's Wharf #1, Monterey, CA 93940
+1 831-372-7245
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
McDonough, Georgia
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“want to go sailing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

My wife and I missed out on a whale watching tour because of high swells and wind . Disappointed. So went walking on pier and we met Capt. Dutch. He said "want to go sailing? It's great weather for sailing." He saved the trip to the pier. Very professional. Told us all about the wild life and the history of Monterey. If you find yourself in Monterey, make sure one of your stops is to Monterey Bay Sailing and see Capt. Dutch......you won't be disappointed. Thanks again Dutch for a great trip.

Visited February 2014
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Monterey, California
1 review
“Superb Staff. Spectacular Sailing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I highly recommend this tour. The staff are wonderful, interesting people who have a lot of knowledge to share in regards to the Monterey coastal area. They do everything they can to ensure that your party is comfortable and getting the full value of the sail. Sailing along the Monterey coastline is peaceful and breathtaking. Spend the money. It is worth it.

Visited February 2014
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Placerville, California
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“Two Ladies on the Bay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

My cousin came from Oklahoma for my birthday and wanted to do one of her 'bucket list' items which was to sail on the ocean. Our voyage was wonderful and peaceful. Our captain, 'Dutch' was subperb. We highly recommend this adventure to everyone. A great day and a terrific value.

Visited January 2014
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Rescue, California
2 reviews
“Great Romantic Monterey Adventure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This was definitely the best experience we have had on the water in Monterey.

If you have experienced the whale watching and harbor tours aboard the large diesel burning boats you should try sailing. It is different, quiet, peaceful and the only thing you smell is the sea.

Captain Dutch took us to dolphins, otter, sea lions and even a grey whale.

The boat is small so call ahead for reservations.

Visited January 2014
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Monterey, California
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“We had such a beautiful sunset cruise , the crew were awesome!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

It was my husband birthday and I took him to Sunset Dinner cruise. It was just beautiful , we saw dolphins , sea lions and sunset was just amazing ! Very nice service , food were so delicious !

Visited November 2013
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