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About Bella Monterey Bay
47'Luxury Italian Racer Cruiser sailing yacht for your personal and intimate pleasure for sailing our beautiful Monterey Bay Sanctuary.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Monterey, CA
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We live on Maui so we see whales all the time so...when my son in law suggested this sunset cruise we went along with it but were not really that excited. Boy were we wrong! Captain Christian was the BEST! We brought along champagne and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BKGTrips
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Our family took a 2-hour tour with Captain Christian. The weather was wonderful and Christian made us feel welcome at once. He was always there with a fact about Monterey Bay or his beautiful 47 foot sailboat. When the wind whipped up, he didn't want...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank dwmillersf
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We were in Carmel for training and some of my husband's work friends reserved a ride on Captain Christian's 47" sailboat at Sunset. Best time we had on our whole trip! So fun! Captain Christian is 'personality plus' and cares about the people that get...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank compasstraveler
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We found Captain Christian and the Bella via the Tripadvisor reviews, and given the five-star rating had high expectations. We were not disappointed - it was quite simply one of the best things we've ever done. We were lucky with the amazing weather, and Captain...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank luciehyde
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Our work team of six, spent the afternoon sailing and relaxing. We even saw some whales. Captain Christian was easy to book and very accommodating If you’re looking for something different and not commercial that’s affordable and fun, spend a few hours on Bella the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bu2rfly
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Captain Christian took my husband and I on the 4 hour whale tour. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had! We saw so many whales, sea lions, and birds. I highly recommend taking a day to sail with Christian. He...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Kailey C
Reviewed September 13, 2018

First rate boat & captain. Ideal location. Surrounded by dolphins. Perfect for 3 couples (6 guests as limited by USCG license)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DaveAg56
Reviewed September 10, 2018

Recently my wife and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary in Monterey. The highlight of our trip was spent sailing around the bay with Captain Christian on the Bella. We had such a great time and Captain Christian made it so much fun. This is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Todd R
Reviewed September 2, 2018

What a phenomenal day! Our family (2 adults & 3 kids ages 11,10 & 8) chartered Bella for Tuesday 28th August (last week) for the 4 hour Eco Tour with Captain Christian and we had the best day with our family. We managed to luck...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Voyage269231
Reviewed August 22, 2018

I have been chartering Bella on the Bay since Captain Christian started in 2009. This is a not to be missed experience on Monterey Bay. Both he and his amazing Italian sail boat do not dissapoint. We love you Captain Christian and we are so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Duy L
March 17, 2017|
Response from CaptainChristian | Property representative |
the law is 100 yards , but when we are sitting and just hanging out if they come right up to the boat some times . its all up to the whales.have a nice day.
August 11, 2016|
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Response from costaricagregg | Reviewed this property |
In September, the chances are reduced but you never know. This is a great ride out in the bay in any event.
June 6, 2016|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
I'd tend to agree with the previous responder. Also, we went out on a reasonably calm day but the force, magnitude and relentless action of the waves would make it difficult, in my opinion, for someone not too steady on... More