We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Monterey Municipal Wharf #2, A-Tier, Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: +1 831-375-0648
Website
Today
10:00 - 19:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Description:

Discover Monterey Bay Sanctuary under sail with Carrera Sailing during our...

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 76 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great time on the water w/ Capt. Gene

Sailing w/ Carrera Sailing and Capt. Gene is a great way to experience Monterrey. My kids (age 9 & 7) have never been sailing before and both walked away wanting more! Saw lots of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
John R
,
Denver, CO

Similar Things to Do in Monterey

Add Photo Write a Review

76 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 75: English reviews
Denver, CO
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sailing w/ Carrera Sailing and Capt. Gene is a great way to experience Monterrey. My kids (age 9 & 7) have never been sailing before and both walked away wanting more! Saw lots of wildlife and sunshine!

Helpful?
Thank John R
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this review

Dear John R., I am glad the kids walked away wanting more sailing which is precisely what we strive to achieve, especially with kids. Your review is greatly appreciated. More 

Mansfield, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired Carrera Sailing for the purpose of scattering my parent's ashes, pursuant to their final wishes. Traveling from Texas, we relied on the email and phone contact we had prior to the trip with Captain Maly. He was professional and courteous every step of the way. He was kind and respectful throughout the process. He truly provided the peace... More 

Helpful?
Thank catintx17
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this review

Dear catintx17, your review is much appreciated, especially since we do not even suggest that memorial service clients should write a review in order to keep things personal. We are glad that we lived up to your expectations and that the experience was memorable for you. More 

Stockton, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked a 1 pm sail on Monterey Bay for me and a friend visiting from Texas. When the day arrived, instead of sun, Mother Nature delivered an overcast morning with the threat of rain. Capt. Gene called me around eleven to offer a cancellation if we believed the weather would make the sail uncomfortable for us. Nice of him,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kathleen P
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this review

Dear Kathleen P, good thing that the weather forecast was wrong and that the sun and the sea life cooperated as much as it did that day. Thank you for your wonderful review. More 

Redwood City, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We did a late morning sail with Captain Gene, and had a lovely time. It's really different being out on a sailboat than on a big impersonal cruise boat. With the sails up and the engine off, it's a totally different experience. I love the feeling of being connected to the wind and the sea, rather than battling them.

Helpful?
Thank James G
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this review

Dear James G, I have exactly the same sentiments and I thank you for your review. More 

stockton
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I had a absolute wonderful time. The captain phoned me letting me know it's quite overcast and if I wanted to cancel that it would not be a issue. I personally understand he has no control over the weather . I still came and enjoyed the evening very much seen three whales a assortment of dolphins and the sun did... More 

Helpful?
Thank Crystal K
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this review

Dear Crystal K., thank your for your prompt review and I am glad that the sunset sail met your expectations. I think that the whale sightings and what ended up a lovely sunset was due to the birthday boy's lucky star. More 

Saratoga, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

6 of us ladies went on a 1.5 hour sail for a Bachelorette, it was the perfect amount of time for us, he even gave us a little extra time! Captain Gene was great and we enjoyed hearing his stories! It was an awesome day and we would totally do it again. Dress warm for sure, bringing blankets is a... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Brian W
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this review

Ladies, that was a lot of fun for me as well and I am glad I could make the Bachelorette day a little more memorable for all of you and I thank you for your review. More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We sailed with our two children aged 10 and 13. Our teenage daughter got a little sea sick on the way out but rallied on the way back! Our son loved every minute of it. The weather wasn't great but the sailing conditions were apparently more or less perfect! Captain Gene was an affable and interesting guy who was obviously... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank julesandlisa2016
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this review

Dear julesandlisa2016, it was great sailing with your family and I greatly appreciate your review. Unfortunately this year July and August were averaging 5 degrees Fahrenheit less than the norm, but at least the sea life was cooperating! More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I planned a sunset cruise for my boyfriend's birthday on July 30th. It was just the two of us and Captain Gene. We set sail at 7:30 pm despite some heavy fog. Captain Gene was a very approachable, fun guy to talk to and we shared some funny stories together. The view was amazing even with the fog. In fact,... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ravina P
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this review

Dear Ravina P, I am glad you liked the sunset cruise in spite of the fog and you are right, it gives a magical feel to the sail which was made even better with the dolphins and sea lions. I also thank you for your great review. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

It was a great early day sailing (11am), a bit foggy when we started out; but coming back , the view of the coastline was beautiful with the sun out. We have two kids (11 yr olds) who enjoyed it tremendously. It was their first time sailing. Captain Gene has great stories to share and is inform of the Bay... More 

Helpful?
Thank Minh N
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this review

Dear Nimh N, the kids were great, I am glad they enjoyed the sail; now we know that they can handle the ocean just fine and can go later on in the day with more wind and seas. Thank you for your kind review! More 

Dayton, Ohio
Level Contributor
42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We took a chance & scheduled our sailing trip the same day...& as it turned out it was just my husband & I . It was nice not be turned away b/c of lack of other passengers! Capt.Gene Maly is very experienced & we felt very safe. Because of our recent interest in sailing..Capt Maly let my husband take the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Onemoremilegirl
Carrerasailing, Owner at Carrera Sailing, responded to this review

Dear Onemoregirl, good thing you were concentrating on the sailing as the sea-life was non-existent that day, as you mentioned. I hope I gave you some pointers and confidence to sail your McGreggor 26 a little better and I thank you for your review. More 

Travellers who viewed Carrera Sailing also viewed

Monterey, Monterey County
Monterey, Monterey County
 

Been to Carrera Sailing? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Carrera Sailing and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Carlisle, Pennsylvania

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Carrera Sailing staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?