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Monterey Bay Sailing

78 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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Monterey Bay Sailing Cruise With Wine
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2-Hour Monterey Bay Family Sailing Cruise
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Sail with confidence on world famous Monterey Bay. Monterey hosts the most bio-dense and bio-diverse ecosystem on the U.S. Pacific coast. Whether you are a complete novice trying sailing for the first time, or an experienced ocean veteran ready to take your seamanship to a higher level, we offer American Sailing Association (ASA) classes taught to your skill level. Monterey Sailing Monterey Bay Sailing is a professional sailing organization established in 1998 whose mission is to offer residents of the Monterey Peninsula communities and visitors an affordable opportunity to sail the central coast. Marine mammals seen frequently include grey, blue and humpback whales who blow, or breach as they migrate with their calves. Sea otters, dolphin and vocal sea lions enjoy one of the most pristine areas of the entire Pacific. On cruises, all sailors are offered a chance to take the helm and discover the grace and beauty of a boat under sail. Choose a captained cruise for a more relaxing voyage in the world's second largest marine sanctuary. Cruises are safe, affordable, family fun for all ages. For sailors who want to become active in the sport, a membership in Monterey Bay Sailing Club reduces the cost of certification courses and bareboat rentals by 50 - 70%. Bareboat rentals are available for non-members who are certified and qualified to bareboat. The Monterey Bay Sailing fleet offers a selection of boats suited to the local conditions. The local conditions are a sailors paradise. Typically, 345 plus days of good to excellent sailing conditions predominate annually. The prevailing west to northwest wind ranges predictably from 8-15 knots. The ASA sailing school is instructed by professional sailors with decades of experience. ASA certifications are valid for life and recognized internationally. We are dedicated to teaching safety and seamanship and give you the confidence to fulfill your sailing goals and dreams.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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78 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

We booked a two hour sailing lesson. We got the youngest captain ever, Dakota. He's 19, two years younger than our own kid and SO nice. We had the most beautiful Catamaran (brand new!) and it was clear he was so proud of the boat...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

We chartered a sunset cruise for 6 of us and ended up with at least a dozen, maybe more, whale sightings. Not to mention the incredible sunset. We brought our own wine to enjoy as well. Memorable trip to say the least. Suggest they offer...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017

We took the 2-hour sunset cruise. Unfortunately it was foggy so we did not see even a glimpse of sunset, but we made up for it by being able to essentially follow a couple of whales around the bay and had several sightings at pretty...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

We had a fabulous sunset cruise with Captain Dakota! We saw so many whales, and he did a great job navigating the bay so we could see as much as possible. The sunset was pretty incredible too. Great value for the money.

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

Amazing for a first-timer. They offer wine and let you sail on your own with the help of captain. Would recommend no more than 5 people on board.

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

My partner and I did the 2-hour cruise. We were paired up with one other couple in the boat. It was an amazing adventure. We couldn't stop talking about it. We saw dolphins and at least 3 whales swimming. In fact, most of our voyage...More

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Junior J
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Response from Monterey_Bay_Sailing | Property representative |
On Feb. 14, The sunset cruise boards 3:45 PM and returns 6:00. After the sun sets the ocean gets dark, cold and damp. We reccomend sticking to the hours of daylight for the best experience. Happy Valentine's Day. Other... More
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