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Featured Events

Apr
20
2014

Easter Brunches in Monterey County

Apr. 20
Looking for a way to celebrate Easter weekend in Monterey County? Overwhelmed with…more
Apr
27
2014

Big Sur International Marathon

Apr. 27
The Big Sur Marathon is 26.2 miles of the most beautiful coastline in the world -…more
May
2
2014

Steinbeck Festival

May. 2-May. 4
This annual festival consists of several days of films, speakers, panels, theater,…more
May
2
2014

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

May. 2-May. 4
This entirely new series created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports…more
May
2
2014

Wildflower Triathlon

May. 2-May. 4
One of the premier triathlons nationally and internationally, this course will test…more
May
3
2014

Winemakers' Celebration

May. 3
Over 30 Monterey County wineries from 9 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) will…more
May
9
2014

Monterey Rock n' Rod Festival

May. 9
The annual festival was envisioned as a fun and entertaining way to raise…more
May
14
2014

Amgen Tour of CA Stopover

May. 14
The Amgen Tour of California will return to Sacramento, the Capital of California,…more
May
15
2014

Carmel Art Festival

May. 15-May. 18
Carmel-by-the-Sea highlights its artist colony origins with the Carmel Art Festival.…more
May
15
2014

Salinas Valley Fair

May. 15-May. 18
Enjoy the atmosphere of an old-fashioned county fair, complete with carnival,…more
May
16
2014

Cooking for Solutions

May. 16-May. 18
The culinary event of the year, Cooking for Solutions features great chefs, gourmet…more
May
16
2014

Ferrari Racing Days

May. 16-May. 18
Ferrari Racing Days return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with three full days of…more
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Enjoy the Wonders of the Wharf VIP Card

Old Fisherman's Wharf Association
The “Enjoy the Wonders of the Wharf VIP Card and Special Offers Campaign includes a…
Apr 16, 2014
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Carmel Food Tours
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Sailing on Monterey Bay

Sailing on Monterey Bay

Sailing

Whether you are looking for a short sail out on the bay, a romantic dinner cruise, a private charter or sailing lessons, you can do it all on Monterey Bay. The unique winds that pick up in the bay make conditions ideal for unfurling the sails almost every day at any time.

Several sailing providers depart from Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey and many of them have cruises leaving daily throughout the year. One to two hours of sailing is a great way to see the Monterey Bay and its unique inhabitants, with the snap of the sail and the lap of the ocean as your only soundtrack. The lucky sailor might even encounter a few gray whales, sea lions, orcas or even a school of dolphins.

Those looking for a private or romantic experience can book a dinner cruise or a private charter. Sunset dinner cruises provide sailors with phenomenal views of the bay complimented with an array of colors. Private charters are also available for a more intimate experience.

Bringing your own boat? See below for information on sailing into Monterey Harbor or Moss Landing Harbor.

Sailing Providers

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Carrera Sailing

Monterey Municipal Commercial Wharf 2
Figueroa Street
A Tier Extension , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 375-0648
Sail Monterey Bay with Carrera Sailing on the newest, largest charter sailboats in Monterey!  We provide intimate, small group sailing, where you can participate or sit back, relax and let us sail you... more

Monterey Bay Sailing

78 Old Fisherman's Wharf #1 , Monterey, CA 93940
Phone  (831) 372-7245
Sailing organization whose mission is to offer residents of the Monterey Peninsula communities and visitors an affordable opportunity to sail the central coast. more
 

Tips from the Captain:

  • Dress warm. Captain Dutch of Monterey Bay Sailing suggests wearing three layers of clothing. It may be warm on the wharf but once the winds pick up on the Bay you will be glad you have the extra coverage.
  • Wear flat, rubber-soled shoes. Sailing can be slippery, especially when keeling.
  • Bring sunglasses. The sun's glare on the ocean can be intense. Bring some shades to avoid the squint.
  • Be prepared to feel some spray. It doesn't always happen, but one should be prepared to feel a little ocean mist.
  • Take ginger candy. If you are prone to motion sickness be sure to have ginger candy on hand. These tasty chews can ease almost any unsettled stomach.

Want To Be Your Own Captain?

The Monterey Sailing School offers a range of classes from amateurs looking to have a little fun to skippers seeking full certification. Courses are available in keeling, navigation, coastal cruising and bareboat chartering. Classes can even be tailored to focus in on your particular interests and needs.

Have your own sailboat? Sailors with their own vessels should contact the Monterey Harbormaster at 831-594-7760 or visit their office at Del Monte and Figueroa in Monterey.