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About Carrera Sailing
Discover Monterey Bay Sanctuary under sail with Carrera Sailing during our nature excursions, sunset cruises or private charter tailored to your needs. We provide intimate, small group sailing, where you can participate or sit back and relax. All skippers are US Coast Guard licensed and vessels meet or exceed US Coast Guard requirements.
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Matt S wrote a review Oct 12
2 contributions
Wow sailing with Gene is awesome. Gene is professional, very intelligent and a "sailors sailer", a rare combination. He is very experienced which comes with great stories and lessons. I promise you will have a blast with him. All the other companies I looked at were canned trips that were more expensive, a lose-lose compared to Gene. Do yourself a favor and book a half day at least with Gene, 1-2 hours is better than nothing but your experience will be so much more with more time on the water.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing
Responded 6 days ago
Hi Matt, I am glad you guys enjoyed the sail and the time at the helm, too bad you didn't have the time for a longer sail. Thank you for your review and till we sail again!
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kclark5892 wrote a review Sep 2021
Hudson, Florida3 contributions
My boyfriend and I booked a last minute trip to Monterey this past week and chartering a sailboat tour was number 1 on our list. Gene was able to accommodate our last minute booking and we are so happy it worked out. We enjoyed his knowledge about the city as well as his personal stories about his sailing experiences. We would definitely recommend booking Gene if you are wanting to see Monterey by water!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing
Responded 3 weeks ago
kclark5892, I thank you for your nice review, it was not as warm as your part of the world, but with flat seas and just the right amount of wind the sail was a good one. Till we sail again!
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Bill B wrote a review Jul 2021
Monterey, California1 contribution
Thanks to Nancy , she and I had a great 2 hour sail yesterday with Gene at the helm. He was very good at explaining the basic safety procedures and what ropes NOT to grab on to! He seemed intimately knowledgable with all aspects of the Monterey Bay, the sea life, the ocean currents, the wind trends and the history of the bay in general. Gene is a down to earth guy who enjoys a laugh and still allows you all the privacy you desire. Book your cruise with Gene!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Response from Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing
Responded Jul 6, 2021
I1758FFbillb thank you for your kind review. It was an excellent charter, in spite of the weather being on the foggy side, because both of you have a great sense of humor and I did laugh a lot thanks to you. Till we sail again!
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Grace F wrote a review Jun 2021
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We were a group of 5 with a young child and we all enjoyed sailing along the bay and seeing the sunset. The Captain was very experiended and knowledgeable as well as easy to talk to. We all had a fabulous time and even saw a pod of Risso dolphins. The evening was chilly so we made sure to bundle up and brought warm blankets too. I would 100% reccommend!!
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing
Responded Jun 22, 2021
Tempesta44, your review is very much appreciated, especially since you are pointing out that it can get chilly over the water and many people do not dress well enough for the marine environment. Also, your son was great, definitely put a smile on my face, held a great conversation way beyond his age, and seemed to enjoy himself tremendously. Till we sail again!
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Jerry H wrote a review Jun 2021
Salida, California1 contribution
Captain Gene is the real thing! He is much more than just a host on a sailboat ride. We enjoyed hearing about his personal sailing experiences and the places he has been.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing
Responded Jun 17, 2021
It was a great sailing day, it would have been a little too much breeze for some, but you handled it well, good on the helm and an excellent company. Thank you for your review and I look forward to sailing with both of you again!
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