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Carrera Sailing

Monterey Municipal Wharf #2, A-Tier, Monterey, CA 93940
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Family sailing experience

Our group consisted of mom, dad, grandma and our twin 13 year-old daughters. With the exception of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rob J
What an experience

We went on a 2 hour sailing experience with Capt Gene. He is great. Very experienced and has... 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 skippers are US Coast Guard licensed and vessels meet or exceed US Coast Guard requirements.
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Monterey Municipal Wharf #2, A-Tier, Monterey, CA 93940
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Rob J
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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!

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Reviewed 1 week 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

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

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Zanethia B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank wlf4646
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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!

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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

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

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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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Great time on the water. Captain Gene is very knowledgable and has some interesting sailing stories. Recommend this trip out on the water.

Thank Herb F
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Dear Herb F. I am glad that you could change your booking (since the original spot was already taken) because it was a great sail that day. I thank you for following up with your great review.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018

I couldn't think of a more perfect gift for my boyfriend's birthday - Captain Gene was kind, experienced, knowledgeable, and sweet! We were so happy with our experience and will cherish it forever.

Thank Melissa G
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2018

Dear Melissa G, I am glad you two had a great time (so did I) and thank you for the great sunset photo and your lovely review.

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We had a great time sailing with Carrerra Sailing. Captain Gene was great and the weather and water totally cooperated on a beautiful March day. We just wanted a quick hour and a half out on the water for a "sailing fix" and it just...More

Thank veatcht
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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

By your screen name I am not sure which group you were, but I thank you for the lovely review and hope to sail with you again!

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Reviewed March 20, 2018

My husband, daughter and I booked a sail with Captain Gene and had a wonderful time! He is a very accomplished sailor and interesting to talk to. We had a beautiful, windy day, and saw sea lions and even a breaching gray whale! Highly recommend!More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Dear wordsrme, I thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed the sail. I won't take the credit for the breaching grey whale, which was awesome and also highly unusual, especially the number of breaches, we all won the lottery on that...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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