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Address: 78 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
Phone Number: +1 831-372-7245
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Monterey Bay Sailing Family Cruise
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Monterey Bay Sunset Sailing Cruises
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$89*
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A family sailing trip in the Monterey Bay

I would Like to Thank Captain Dutch for a Wonderful time on the boat. He was Very Friendly and Knowledgeable. He made sure that our granddaughter had a Great time and see learned... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
BobPriscillaMelton
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would Like to Thank Captain Dutch for a Wonderful time on the boat. He was Very Friendly and Knowledgeable. He made sure that our granddaughter had a Great time and see learned about the sea life and area. She has not yet stopped talking about her experience on the sail boat. Thanks again MB Sailing cruises for treating us... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on the sunset cruise with Captain Dutch. 3 hours total, 1.5 out and 1.5 in. It was freezing and I was underdressed. That's my fault. We saw no whales or wildlife. Really not their fault either as I'm sure that whales don't honor reservations. Captain Dutch has a pretty dry sense of humor, but is a nice guy and... More 

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Thank Michael S
Antioch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the 7th year I have sailed with this group of exceptional people who run MBSC. It is a warm intimate experience on a smaller boat. I go to throw flowers as a memorial to my husbands passing. Each captain makes my memorial memorable. Thanks so much. HUGS

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Thank dajuly61948
Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Unethical! Hustle! Scam! Deceitful! Unprofessional! I could go on and still not capture the foul essence of this company. Because their schedule wasn't full, they approached our family offering to discount the 2 kids for a cruise. Stating we could go out and see some of the wildlife. We agreed and while booking trip we were never told of the... More 

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Thank docpharm
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Don't get me wrong it was a fun experience! My family and I never been on a sail boat and we had a blast BUT..... what caught our attention was actually wanting to go on this sail boat because they advertised WHALE WATCHING WHILE WE SAIL! And guess what there was NO WHALES! They poached us trying to get on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Came to the wharf for what was advertised as a "FIREWORKS CRUISE" on the Bay - paid $50.00 each for the Monterey Bay Sailing Company to take us out on the bay to watch the fireworks there were no fireworks just a cruise to watch the ILLEGAL FIREWORKS!! This event was listed as a fireworks cruise but it was a... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

The experience was really nice. The Captain made us feel right at home and explained everything. Nice enjoyable time and Monterey Bay's wildlife. I would recommend it.

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This is a locally owned company, located conveniently on one of the two Monterey Bay Piers. There is ample parking close by, and there are also many shops and Restaurants in the immediate area as well. The staff at Monterey Bay Sailing are very friendly and knowledgeable. Be sure to take Dramamine or something similar before leaving the dock, if... More 

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Perth, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I booked a sunset sailing cruise with this company via zerve.com prior to traveling to the US from Australia to celebrate our anniversary. We paid a total of $182 USD for us both to attend a 2 hour sunset cruise with appetizers (cheese and wine). On the day of the cruise, my partner and I drove up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

It was my birthday and I didn't want to be stuck on a whale watching boat with tons of people. So we walked over to MBS. I always wanted to go sailing anyway. What a treat!!! We were the only ones who booked for that time. We had complimentary wine, the sun was out, tons of sea lions and we... More 

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