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About Nomad Sailing
Nomad Charters specializes in family friendly sailing charters. Our private sails, for up to six passengers, include wildlife and whale watching, offshore and coastal sailing lessons, sunset cruises, corporate and team building activities, afternoon sails, swim support for open ocean swimmers, and custom sailing trips to meet a wide range of interests.
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Petra wrote a review Nov 2020
Fairfax, California1 contribution
Krista and Addie took us on amazing Halloween charter! They were super friendly and ran that ship like the boss ladies they are. They even let us hoist the sail! They were determined to find some wildlife for us to see and didn’t give up until we did. The families of sea otters were super cute, but the highlight of the trip was seeing two different types of whales popping up out of the water to say hello! I can’t say enough nice things about this duo. I highly recommend Nomad Sailing!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Jet559454 wrote a review Aug 2020
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When my family vacations, we usually try to do a boating trip of some type. With COVID, we stayed close to home and spent a long weekend in Santa Cruz and signed up to do the Wildlufe sail with Nomad Santa Cruz. Brian and his first mate, Adyline, were fantastic: safe/socially appropriate, and personable/friendly. The trip was terrific, Brian Gabe is the choice of which type of trip we would like and steered us down the coast where we saw more Sea Otters (and babies) then we could count. He took us right to a spot where he hypothesized there were great white sharks and to my unbelief we saw 2 swim next to the boat and at least 3 others close by (yes, Great whites but also we now have a respect and understanding that these guys are eating anchovies, not people). The trip was great, hands down the best value of any boat rip we’ve done - basically the boat to ourselves and a custom charter at the same price we’ve paid to be amongst dozens of amboxious people. I highly recommend Nomad and Brian!!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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travelbug424244 wrote a review Jul 2020
San Francisco, California17 contributions
In the middle of a worldwide pandemic nothing is better than sitting on the front of a sailboat, with the wind blowing in your face, while watching the beautiful Monterey Bay go by. We saw a shark, otters (including babies), and birds feasting on anchovies. Brian, our captain, made us feel totally comfortable. He is a skilled seaman, and had a high degree of awareness about health safety. I appreciated the care he took to sterilize the surfaces on Nomad, and his easy willingness to use good mask protocols. We are a family of four with two teens. Everyone in the family enjoyed the sail. We look forward to sailing with Brian on Nomad again.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Taylor P wrote a review Sep 2019
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Sadly we had to cancel our trip mere hours before the scheduled time due to food poisoning. However, Brian was AWESOME and understanding of our situation. It was no problem to get a full refund. We will definitely be sailing with Nomad on our next visit to Santa Cruz!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Angela wrote a review Sep 2019
5 contributions
Excellent trip! Beautiful weather and boat. Knowledgable and experienced captain! Had a wonderful time!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Stay310503, Owner at Nomad Sailing
Responded Sep 18, 2019
Angela, thank you so much! It was great to be out on the water with you and your group. Captain Brian
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