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Carrera Sailing

Monterey Municipal Wharf #2, A-Tier, Monterey, CA 93940
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Amazing Experience and Great Value for Money

Booked a sailing excursion with Capt. Gene to celebrate my Mother's 60th birthday. There were 5 of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Erika W
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New York City, New York
Cattera Sailing

Great time on the water. Captain Gene is very knowledgable and has some interesting sailing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Herb F
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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 2 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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.

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

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 2 April 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

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 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 20 March 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 24 March 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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Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

We want to give a five star shoutout to Captain Gene of Carrera Sailling. We had the amazing opportunity of a 2-hour tour on a Friday afternoon out in Monterey Bay. The conditions were perfect with just enough wind and little to no swell. Captain...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Dear Khristina O, thank your for your wonderful review. It was fun sailing with your party, I really enjoyed talking and sailing with all of you and since you don't live very far away I imagine we'll see you again. I can't promise the dolphins...More

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

We (Dad, Mom, 10-year old son) took a 2-hour private sail with Captain Gene. We couldn't have asked for a friendlier, more laid-back captain. The wind was a little light for our sail. But this gave Captain Gene the chance to let us sail his...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Dear Suevv, thank you for your lovely review and I am glad you and your family enjoyed the trip and sailing on and crewing the "Carrera." Hopefully it made a good impression on the young sailor so that he will want to experience sailing and...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I cannot say enough about Carrera Sailing or Captain Gene. I can proudly say that I have chartered his boat many times and I have yet to be disappointed. He is considerate, competent, and knowledgeable. He has a great stories and a great sense of...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Dear tumb;eweeds6886, great sailing with you again and again thank you for your nice review. It is easy to sail with you and your friends and family; pardon the pun, but it makes my job a breeze!

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Whenever we travel near the ocean we like a chance to get out on the water. Carrera Sailing provided exactly the kind of outing we enjoy: a chance to experience and learn about sailing and the beautiful Monterey bay area with a very competent, knowledgeable...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Dear MCZag, thank you for your great review in spite of having a touch of mal de mar which you successfully and bravely fought. I look forward to sailing with you and members of your party again!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I had trouble finding a good listing of sailing charters, on Trip Advisor, but a Google search turned up the " Carrera". Great website; matches the great captain and sleek boat. The boat is a champion racer on the Monterey Bay. We chartered a 2...More

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Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Alice, first of all let me say that it was very enjoyable sailing with both of you and I thank you for the lovely review you wrote. Sometimes everything comes together and that certainly happened that day, even proving the weather guessers wrong by...More

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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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