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Bella Monterey Bay

#5 of 22 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Monterey Features Animals
32 Cannery Row Ste 8, Monterey, CA 93940-2924
+1 818-822-2390
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Spectacular Experience!

I would highly recommend this activity while in Monterey. I booked the 2-Hour Sunset cruise for my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Th0mas0Brien
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
A Must Do in Monterey

My husband and I booked our sailing cruise with Captain Christian and were really glad we did. He... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
baeichar
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Orrville, Ohio
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47'Luxury Italian Racer Cruiser sailing yacht for your personal and intimate pleasure for sailing our beautiful Monterey Bay Sanctuary. Bring all your own goodies and party with Bella on the Bay Monterey. All amenity's you will need on board. Only 6 guests per cruise for our groups so its spacious and intimate. Or private Charters for up to 6 max. Please! its just me and my boat so if I don't answer right away leave me a message and I will return the call as soon as I am able. Thanks Your Captain Christian...;) My Whale watch trip is 4 hours and goes from 10am til 2pm its my half day special for 650.00 for up to 6 total guests. You bring your own lunch and goodies for the trip, beer and wine is OK too. Its private only so it would just be you guys . We will see whales almost for sure on my half day special and plenty of time to enjoy them . The seas and wind is usually calm in the morning and will pick up typically around 12 or so for a great sail coming home. My 2 hour group sales are 85.00 per person and go from 2 to 4 or 4 to 6. You also can bring your own beer and wine and snacks if you wish. On the 2 hour sails we see whales and dolphins all the time but there are definitely no guarantees to see everything every time because they need to be in the area we are sailing and close enough to get to them in the one hour out that we sail. We are blessed to have some whales here year round and plenty of Dolphins come through all year too. My private sails are 175.00 an hour with a 2 hour minimum for up to 6 total guest and we could go any time that I am not already scheduled. Again you can bring your own goodies aboard .On the 2 hour sails we see whales and dolphins all the time but there are definitely no guarantees to see everything every time because they need to be in the area we are sailing and close enough to get to them in the one hour out that we sail. Hope to see ya here for something . Thanks You Your Captain Christian....:) PS The evening sail is rare to see whales..
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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32 Cannery Row Ste 8, Monterey, CA 93940-2924
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend this activity while in Monterey. I booked the 2-Hour Sunset cruise for my wife and my another couple. After doing a market survey, Bella Monterey was very affordable when compared to other boats! When we arrived, Captain Christian informed that there...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I booked our sailing cruise with Captain Christian and were really glad we did. He ensures that the trip is relaxing and fun. For an added bonus, we even got to see quite a few Humpback whales, which was awesome. He was...More

Thank baeichar
Reviewed 6 June 2017

I've tried all 3 sailing companies in Monterey. Bella Monterey Bay is by far THE BEST sailing experience I've ever had in Monterey. Captain Christian is an awesome guy to sail with. I highly recommend you giving his company a try, you'll absolutely love it!

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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Captain Christian took my parents out on a much needed sail during a challenging time. The trip was a surprise gift from our family, and we were so excited when they absolutely loved it and couldn't stop talking about Captain Christian's fun, infectious and upbeat...More

Thank Crystal K
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Captain Christian delivers a great time out on the water. He knows his stuff, and makes sure you enjoy the trip, always keeping safety in mind. I would highly recommend a trip with him.

Thank JoAnneGarwood
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Our group of six traveled from Minnesota for a long weekend in Monterey. We booked our trip with Christian and we could not have been happier with our experience. Christian was a great host- very friendly and knowledgeable. We saw whales for hours and watching...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Had a rare occasion to get together with my girlfriends for a day of sailing on the Bella with Capt. Christian. It was a perfect day with perfect company ! Although a couple girls were feeling a little sea sick, Christian did his best to...More

Thank hookedonsailing
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Captain Chris and his gorgeous Bella gave us a fast 18 knot cruise on a very special anniversary. We would go out with them every day if we lived closer. A "must do" when you visit the Monterey Bay area.

Thank Linda R
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is a fantastic way to spend a day in Monterey! Christian is a fantastic host. If you are in Monterey for a couple of days this is the perfect outing.

Thank dsalyer2017
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Bella on the Bay ...... What a ride!!!!!Not only was it such a great ride around the bay ... but Captain Christina made it so much fun !!! His knowledge of the bay an the local wild life made the event a trip to remember...More

Thank Jimmy T
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Duy L
17 March 2017|
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Response from CaptainChristian | Property representative |
the law is 100 yards , but when we are sitting and just hanging out if they come right up to the boat some times . its all up to the whales.have a nice day.
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Cathyflorida
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Response from shirleyvan | Reviewed this property |
We were out in July on whale watching boat and did see several, but we were on the Bella Monterey strictly for a sailboat ride. (Bella does do whale sighting trips, though.)
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Maryhaskins
6 June 2016|
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Response from Peter C | Reviewed this property |
I'd tend to agree with the previous responder. Also, we went out on a reasonably calm day but the force, magnitude and relentless action of the waves would make it difficult, in my opinion, for someone not too steady on... More
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