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Carrera Sailing

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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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Monterey Municipal Wharf #2, A-Tier, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

This was the perfect sail for our group. Directions for meeting the captain were spot on. Easy parking and short walk down the pier. We took sail right on time and returned as planned so fit our dinner reservations with no worries. Some one out...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank katieqd
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Dear Katieqd, thank you for writing a nice, long review and I am glad that everyone got their ocean sailing experience off the bucket list. I also appreciate you mentioning our concern for safety, good for others to know.

Reviewed October 24, 2018

Our group of four enjoyed a brilliant sunset in Monterey Bay and we were impressed by Gene's local knowledge and sailing ability.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Dear Terry O, thank you for the great pics and review. I rarely get to photograph since I am handling the boat most of the time, so customers' pics are very welcome.

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Great sailing trip. Ended up just being my husband and I on this nature sail. Captain gene was very friendly, funny, and kind to take just us out on his boat! Would recommend to anyone!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ashley M
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Dear Amester9342, I am glad that you two enjoyed the sail and very much appreciate the addition to the reviews! I know you live far away but maybe we'll sail and chat again.

Reviewed October 12, 2018

This was just like going out sailing with friends. So casual, easy-going and friendly. Gene was the perfect host and guide, giving us our space and accomodating when necessary. It was so interesting to hear a few stories from a life-long sailor, and to be...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

Dear SusanFOR, thank you for your great review and I am glad that I've made you feels at ease on the boat and in person. You'll just have to sail with us some more as I have plenty of stories to tell!

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Captain was knowledgeable, friendly, polite, funny, easy to talk to. I actually was able to steer the sailboat. It was a thrill. We saw whales. otters and just a nice tour. My wife and I would definitely recommend them. If you need to be price...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Dear Expedition816008, I appreciate your comment about the least costly of the sailboat tours, which does not mean that we offer less. I am glad you found my company entertaining and I thank you for your lovely review.

Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Took the 1pm cruise with my wife. Captain Gene was awesome. Very knowledgeable and very personable. Got to see Whales, Dolphins, Otters, Seals and Sea Lions. Weather was amazing and the trip was first rate. Would suggest Carrera to anyone young or old. A+More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Hi Daniel C., I hope you took my suggestion and bought a lottery ticket because that was an unusually lucky day to see all of the sea life one can possibly find in Monterey Bay. You now have the record for the fastest review, I...More

Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful sailing experience with Gene! He is so knowledgeable about sailing and sea animals! I loved that we had the whole boat to ourselves-great price compared to other sailing charters - and loved that we were able to see whales on our trip!...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Dear Julie H, I am glad that you decided to go in spite of the evening fog otherwise we would have missed the show the whales put on for us in lieu of the setting sun, unusual for them to be that close in the...More

Reviewed September 9, 2018

Had a very nice afternoon sailing with Captain Gene. It was just the 2 of us so it was really nice to have it to ourselves and get a feel for what its like to sail on the ocean a bit since we have only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Dear Ivysmommy, thank your for your review and keeping your promise that you would write a review. I am glad that you have enjoyed the sail on the ocean as opposed to lakes, it is a little different isn't it?

Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time during our evening cruise in the bay. It was the first time in open ocean on a sail boat for us. The captain was very knowledgeable and forthcoming with conversation about any questions we had about sailing. We would go...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Dear Jazzbasslb75, thank you for your review and I am glad that you would like to sail again, that is what we like to hear.

Reviewed August 21, 2018

Our 3 hour excursion with Captain Gene was incredible! Our first time sailing on the ocean, and all four of us (mom and dad with two 20-something daughters) totally enjoyed it! We lucked out with great weather and were able to see a humpback whale,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Dear lesliek286, thank you for your wonderful review, the kind words are much appreciated. I am glad that the sail turned out to be the highlight of your trip to Northern California. You were a great group and it was a good day sailing as...More

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Nancy M
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Response from Carrerasailing | Property representative |
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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