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Monterey Bay Sailing

78 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
+1 831-372-7245
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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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78 Fishermans Wharf # 1, Monterey, CA 93940-2429
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Reviewed 30 October 2017


Thank Hunter L
Reviewed 15 October 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

Thank Jill G
Reviewed 1 October 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.

Thank Lanajer
Reviewed 12 September 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.

Thank Maria P
Reviewed 12 September 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

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

I love getting out on the bay; and 95+ degrees this past weekend was an additional motivator! Dutch took us out for a two hour sail. The wind god supported our effort and Dutch identified all the birds, sea lions, seals and whales. He is...More

Thank Jocelyn W
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We always enjoy a sunset sail when we travel by the water, so this trip was a natural. The boat was comfy and Captain Floyd evidenced just the right balance between banter and allowing us alone time. Biggest issue was the appalling quality of the...More

Thank Bonnie K
Monterey_Bay_Sailing, Captain at Monterey Bay Sailing, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

We do many 1 and 2 hour trips which are affordable for the great variety of individuals who want to go out on the water and view the diverse marine life in Monterey Bay. We provide wine as a complimentary item included in our services....More

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I could not be happier. My son and I drove 2 1/2 hours to get to Monterey, and he's only four years old, we had a long drive, checked in at the hotel and then took an Uber to old fisherman's wharf. He says he's...More

Thank lisa m
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Had a great time on a 2 hour sailing trip. Saw two whales up close and thoroughly enjoyed it. Takoda was a great host and conversationalist.

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 19 July 2017

lovely sunset trip on a lovely boat! felt very well looked after as I went on the appetizer trip so had yummy food on board as well! I would recommend this for a lovely evening on the water watching the sun go down and with...More

Thank deh436
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Junior J
13 February 2016|
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