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Holiday and birthday celebrations

We had booked with Captain Gene after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. We booked a two hour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon S
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Best Sunset Cruise Proposal

Captain Gene did a wonderful job at helping me with my proposal skit. We sailed privately on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked with Captain Gene after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. We booked a two hour private charter as a surprise birthday celebration for our son’s 21st Birthday. All the way from Scotland we were not disappointed. Captain Gene was very welcoming, giving a...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sharon S, I am glad that I made your son's 21st birthday special and memorable and I really appreciate that you took the time from your holiday to write this wonderful review, thank you.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captain Gene did a wonderful job at helping me with my proposal skit. We sailed privately on a beautiful Friday evening (June 29th) and weather was just perfect. Location was easy to find and you can bring food and drinks on board. My fiance and...More

Thank Luckyguy559
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Luckyguy559, and great skit it was! I still get a chuckle when I think about it and I am happy that it all worked out for you guys. I wish you a long and happy marriage and I thank you for your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast last week taking 4 kids ages 6-16 on the Carrera with Captain Gene! We felt safe the whole time and were entertained by Gene's stories from around the world. My kids were thrilled to see the sea life and want to...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Outsidekatie, thank your for your review and I am glad that Carrera Sailing made the trip to Monterey memorable for your kids. We'll see you at sunset next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great sunset sail with Carrera. We unexpectedly (and surprisingly) stumbled upon a group of whales too along with otters, sea lions and hrons. The sail was really smooth and we were taken in approximately 3 to 4 nautical miles and overall the...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Sumaithri, it was a pleasure having you aboard and I thank you for your nice review. That day both the weather and the sealife cooperated which doesn't always happen and I am glad you had the good fortune to see both an amazing sunset...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our group consisted of mom, dad, grandma and our twin 13 year-old daughters. With the exception of my daughters - we all had previous sailing experience. Captain Gene was professional and focused on safety and the comfort level of my family. On our way out...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Rob J, thank you for great review and I hope you will sail with us some more, maybe we'll do more than 10.5 knots next time. Fast is fun!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a 2 hour sailing experience with Capt Gene. He is great. Very experienced and has great stories and information to share with us newbies to the ocean world. We would recommend him to anyone going to the Monterey area. Natalie from La...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear NebraskaNatalie, I am glad you enjoyed the sail and the conversation; so did I. Thank your for your review.

Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I are in Monterrey for the first time and wanted to sail the beautiful bay . I contacted Captain Gene and booked a sail for the following day! He made us feel so comfortable and shared his knowledge of the area and...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Dear Valrene4, you now hold the record for posting the fastest review after a sail, about 2 hours following the sailing cruise!. Your review is very much appreciated and I look forward to sailing with you and the kids.

Reviewed May 31, 2018

This was our first time sailing and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Captain Gene made us feel very comfortable and was very knowledgeable about the area and marine life around.

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

I was in town with some co-workers and we were looking for a quick/fun 1 hour activity to do. I contacted Gene via his website. He was very quick to respond and very accommodating. He made the whole experience very easy and enjoyable. I would...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded May 31, 2018

Hi wlf4646, I am glad you were able to get away from work to do some fun and chose us for that and I thank you for your review. Too bad you couldn't go earlier when it was warmer!

Reviewed May 20, 2018

Booked a sailing excursion with Capt. Gene to celebrate my Mother's 60th birthday. There were 5 of us + Gene, so 6 total on the sailboat, and it was perfect. It was our first time on a sailboat and Gene made it so enjoyable and...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2018

Your family was a great (good to see families spend time together) and I had lot of fun sailing with you as well as the conversations. I am glad that you chose sailing as a gift to your mom; although she started a little apprehensive,...More

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Nancy M
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Dear Nancy, you do not have to use valet parking. The Municipal parking lot by Old Fisherman's Wharf costs $1 per half an hour, $15 all day; the Municipal parking lot by Municipal Commercial Wharf #2 costs $1.50 per hour... More
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