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Sail Monterey Bay

Coastal Excursions

3-Day Sailing/Marine Ecology Adventures

Explore the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary by sailboat & kayak. All sailing vessels skippered by professional US Coast Guard licensed captains. Small groups of 4-5 or fewer per boat. Enjoy coastal cruising, deepwater sailing, tidepooling, kayaking, beachcombing, birdwatching, and much more.

Catalina aft

No Previous sailing experience is required; we encourage everyone to apply.

Some of the sights to see:
  • Elkhorn Slough Reserve
  • Stillwater Cove, Carmel Bay
  • Big Sur Coastline
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
Fee** of $790 per person is inclusive of all meals aboard the vessel for the 3-days & 2 nights. Sit-on-top Ocean Kayaks included. Sheets, towels, & blankets are not included.

As in any sailing passage, destinations and schedules may change due to weather and crew conditions. The cost of the course covers all food and non-alcoholic beverages on board. Meals ashore will be at the students' expense. The provisions supplied are simple, hearty and easy on the sailor's stomach. If you have special dietary requirements please let us know ahead of time so that we may cater to your needs. As part of this cruising experience, students are expected to participate in cooking and/or clean up duties. There will be ample opportunity to savor meals ashore as well. There is nothing better, at the conclusion of a coastal voyage, to sit down at a restaurant and be waited on.

If you are (or think you might be) susceptible to seasickness, please obtain and use a prescription (e.g., scopolamine) or over the counter remedy, or pressure point wristbands (available at drugstores and marine supply stores) before departure. Please don't wait to find out if you are susceptible to seasickness. The Northern California Coast isn't the place to test this stability factor.
** Group rates and certain discounts may apply. Please check with us.