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Wonderful sailing experience!

Captain Gene was so knowledgable and personable. We took an evening private charter with our 3... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
JenGregg84
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Helena, Montana
We loved sailing with Captain Gene!

Gene was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun to sail with! his prices are totally reasonable and he... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kelly P
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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 5 days ago

Captain Gene was so knowledgable and personable. We took an evening private charter with our 3 children, ages 9 to 14. We saw otters and jellyfish. A great experience at a very affordable price. I would recommend to anyone who is interested. Sport/outdoor attire and...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear JenGregg84, I am glad that the children enjoyed the sail and thank you for your review and advice on having layers of sports attire; sailing is much more enjoyable if one is not cold.

Reviewed 5 days ago

Gene was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun to sail with! his prices are totally reasonable and he gives you a true sailing experience!

Thank Kelly P
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Kelly, thank you for your review and especially for noticing that we are not a pony ride but a true sailing experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Many thanks to Captain Gene for our inaugural family sail on the pacific. While the weather was foggy, it added to the adventure of our sail. We had dolphins chasing our sailboat and spotted several sea lions throughout our 3 hour sail!!

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

Dear Jean, you are quite welcome and thank you for your review. I think the sail was a good break for your whole family from the 5th wheel driving experience to Monterey and the dolphins playing with the boat made up for the foggy day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From reservations to sailing, Captain Gene was professional, fun and helpful. Based on Captain Gene's suggestions and our experience, he helped us figure out the perfect time of day to sail. We went from beautiful sunny skies and sailed into the mystery/thrill of the fog....More

Thank Cathy I
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Cathy I, I am glad that you and your family enjoyed the variety of the conditions that that day had to offer and I very much appreciate your wonderful review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gene was incredible, and so knowledgeable about everything sailing related. He has some pretty funny stories about previous sailing adventures, if you ask :) On our 3 hour day sail, we saw dolphins, whales, seals, and sea lions. So much fun!

Thank Helen E
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Helen E, thank you for your great review. I had a lot of fun sailing with your group and I am glad the sea-life cooperated.

Reviewed July 5, 2018 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

Thank Sharon S
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded July 7, 2018

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 July 5, 2018 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

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

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 July 1, 2018 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 July 3, 2018

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 June 29, 2018

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

Thank Sumaithri M
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded July 1, 2018

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 June 14, 2018

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

Thank Rob J
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded June 15, 2018

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!

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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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