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By afternoon, the wind picks up on Monterey Bay, making conditions ideal for unfurling the sails. Sailboats dot the bay with color. Charter boats afford an exquisite view of Monterey's shores. Out on the bay, marine life and birds abound. The lucky sailor might even encounter a school of dolphins.

For sailors with their own vessels, the Marina Harbormaster's Office is at Del Monte and Figueroa in Monterey.

Practice responsible sailing. Conditions can change rapidly on the bay. Check for comprehensive marine weather reports.

Carerra Sailing School and Charters has been sailing the bay since 1994. Carrera's small group sailing gives the visitor a chance to sit back and enjoy the view. Carerra books sunset sails, private charters and nature excursions. Scenic Bay Sailing offers lessons for all levels and also has sailboats to charter.

Yacht Clubs and Marinas Schools and Charters

The Monterey Marina Office
351 Madison

The Monterey Municipal Yacht Club
Municipal Wharf #2

The Breakwater Cove Marina
32 Cannery Row

Monterey Bay Boatworks
32 Cannery Row

Carerra Sailing
66 Old Fisherman's Wharf
[email protected]

Pacific Yachting & Sailing
790 Mariner Park Way
Santa Cruz

The Marine Community
Monterey Harbormaster's Office831-646-3950
Moss Landing Harbor District831-633-2461
Santa Cruz Port District831-475-6161
Marine weather forecast831-475-3033

Did You Know?
The nearly 10,000-pound Point Big Sur Lighthouse lens, beacon to sailors along the coast, is on display at the Maritime Museum. Over time, kerosene, electric light bulbs and finally 1,000-watt quartzline bulbs were used to illuminate the lens, making its light equivalent to 1.8-million candlepower, seen up to 24 miles away at sea.